CHCC Annual Convention Offers NALIPsters Free Pass to Entertainment Financing Track Featuring Entertainment Experts and Executives
The 30th Annual California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Annual Convention will feature an Entertainment Financing and pitch track organized by the Access to Entertainment Capital (AEC) Committee that will bring together top entertainment business executives, senators and leaders in the United States to discuss the past, present and future of the Latino entertainment business.
Friday, August 21, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. through 3 p.m.
Between 900 and 1,000 people, most of them Latino businessmen and women, will converge for three days on the US Grant Hotel in San Diego to attend more than 50 presentations, exhibits and business seminars, as well as to take advantage of contracting opportunities and meet with major financial institutions. One track of presentations will be dedicated exclusively to entertainment financing and will include a pitch by producers to funding professionals. NALIPsters are elegible for free passes to the Convention's entertainment track�a $120 value.
As the AEC official event, Senator Ron S. Calderon will open the entertainment track at 10:30 a.m. and share what the Governor�s office is doing to keep entertainment jobs in California. A second session puts together leading entertainment investors who will share how they select projects.
At 2 p.m. after lunch we will hold a pitch session, during which selected producers will pitch their projects to our panel of investors.
US Grant Hotel
San Diego, CA 92101
Media check-in is next to the general registration in the front lobby.
Speakers include: Senator Ron S. Calderon, Chair of the Entertainment Committee at the House of Speakers and a member of the California Film Commission; Adrian Ward, the Vice President of Entertainment and Sports Financing at National Bank; Christopher Petzel, media entrepreneur and CEO of Northwind Capital, an investment banking advisory and private equity boutique with a focus on the entertainment and media industries, and others TBA.
In addition to the above speakers, other business, community and political leaders will be available for media interviews.
Contact Ivan Cevallos, 626-374-6819, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discounted Rate for NALIP Members to The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference
September 14th � 16th, 2009
Doubletree Suites Hotel - Santa Monica, CA
The WESTDOC CONFERENCE is a new conference dedicated to the Non-Fiction and Reality broadcast industry, an event designed by producers for producers: no filler, no wasted opportunities, nothing but a chance to hear from the decision makers, make connections, exchange ideas, and interact with broadcast professionals.
Latest additions to our speakers list include:
Steve Cheskin � Senior VP of Programming, TLC
Gena McCarthy � Senior VP of Programming, Discovery
John Saade - Senior VP of Alt. Programming, ABC
Charles Foley - VP of Programming, Animal Planet,
Steve Burns � Executive VP of Programming, National Geographic Network
Beth Greenwald - VP of Programming, E! Entertainment
Charles Norlander - VP of Programming, History Channel,
Cynthia Kane - Program Manager, ITVS
Tony Disanto - EVP of Programming, MTV
Sharon Levy - VP of Programming, Spike TV
Robyn Hutt � Senior VP of Programming, Tru TV
For registration, full schedule and speaker information go to: www.TheWestdoc.com
As a member of NALIP we are extending to you a discounted rate of ONLY $499.00* until August 1st, 2009. Use the code NALIP499 for this special e-blast rate. $650.00 is the full conference rate, but being an NALIP member has its benefits.
* Excluding $50.00 PitchFest application fee, if applicable.
2009 California Documentary Project: Grants for Film, Radio and New Media
Guidelines for the 2009 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant are now available at www.calhum.org . DEADLINE: October 1, 2009.
CDP is a competitive grants program of the California Council for the Humanities in partnership with the Skirball Foundation. CDP supports humanities-based film, radio and new media projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. Projects must enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples and histories, and be suitable for California and national audiences.
Grants are offered in the following categories:
Film and radio up to $50,000
New media up to $20,000
Research & Development grants
Film and radio up to $7,000
Please see the Council's website (www.calhum.org) for grant guidelines and a list of previously supported projects. For more info contact John Lightfoot, CDP Programs Manager, at email@example.com
Deadline Extended: Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
The deadline for entries for the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival has been extended by popular demand.
Late Deadline: July 27, 2009
One of the most prominent Latino Film festivals in the USA, the festival promotes the richness and diversity of Latin Cinema by showcasing films from the United States, Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. LALIFF celebrates the work of existing and emerging Latino talent while creating a bridge between independent filmmakers and the film industry in Hollywood. LALIFF serves as a catalyst for the promotion and distribution of Latino films.
LALIFF presents feature films, documentaries, shorts and special screenings. The films showcase a wide variety of themes by Latino filmmakers, producers, writers and actors, as well as movies that depict Latino culture. It is a competitive festival with prizes and a venue where filmmakers come together with buyers and distributors. Our Industry Office facilitates meetings and keeps a video library for Hollywood executives. LALIFF also offers industry workshops, panels, labs, networking receptions, educational programs, and hosts some of the best Galas in Tinseltown. Come joins in our lucky year.
LALIFF is a qualifying festival for the Academy's Short Film Category Award. Furthermore, the Academy has established the LALIFF Collection at the Academy's Film Archive which is open to students, educators and the general public.
For more information, please visit the festival website at: www.latinofilm.org