Latinos In The Industry

Chief Content Officer Public Media Service

A major new public media programming service in Los Angeles will produce pilot content directed to a younger, ethnically diverse, under-served audience with an initial focus on the largest group, Latinos.

Radio Bilingue, Inc. will hire the Chief Content Officer on a full-time temporary basis. The right individual will lead the creative team in developing and testing innovative multi-platform programming. Our ideal candidate will have: A clear understanding and commitment to public radio's mission, vision and culture. Success in developing innovative programming concepts. Ability to recruit, audition and inspire the production team charged with creating new content for under-served audiences. Ability to work independently and handle multiple deadlines and priorities. Media research, interpretation and application skills. Audience analysis, targeting and testing experience. Experience on the L.A. "beat" and with relevant topics for L.A. Latinos and other communities of color. Several years of related work experience, including management oversight of administrative, budget, and staffing functions. Degree in a related field preferred. Salary: negotiable.

Send cover letter, a current resume/CV and audio, digital, video or print work samples or a URL where your samples can be heard or viewed, to: Phone: 541-858-0376. Fax: 866-224-1423. For fuller job description, e-mail This position will remain open until the needs of the organization are met. Please apply ASAP.


Latino WriterFilm Independent Forum - Save the Date

Discount Passes Available Before August 14!

WHAT:   Film Independent's 5th Annual Filmmaker Forum is a widely attended event, giving attendees access to some of the most innovative names in independent filmmaking, as well as the most useful information available on how to get your movie made, bought, sold, and marketed in today's changing marketplace.  The 2009 Forum is sponsored by Premier Sponsors Kodak, SAGIndie, Sony Pictures Classics, Directors Guild of America, Deluxe Entertainment Services, EFilm and Filmmakers, Withoutabox, and Principal Sponsors NBC Universal and Rovi.

WHERE: Directors Guild of America 7920 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046

WHEN: Friday, October 9 to Sunday, October 11, 2009

DETAILS: Over a course of three days, the Filmmaker Forum will empower you and give you the tools to create a strategy for your film and career. The Keynote Speaker, panelists and topics for this year's Forum will be announced in the coming weeks. Last year's Forum Keynote was Ted Hope (This is That Productions), and 2008 panelists included industry experts Ram Bergman (producer, The Brothers Bloom), Josh Braun (Submarine Entertainment), Peter Broderick (Paradigm Consulting), Effie T. Brown (producer, Rocket Science), Howard Cohen (Roadside Attractions), Jay and Mark Duplass (producer/directors of Baghead), Davis Guggenheim (director, It Might Get Loud), Joe Neurauter (Occupant Films), Sean McKittrick (Producer, The Box), Rena Ronson (WMA Independent), Eddie Schmidt (Executive Director, IDA), Courtney Sexton (Participant Productions), John Sloss (Cinetic Media), Ron Yerxa (Bona Fide Productions), and many more.

PASSES: All those who wish to attend this year's Forum can save now by buying a pass before August 14, for a savings of more than $150! Regularly priced Forum passes are $300 for Film Independent members and $350 for non-members.

For more information about this year's Filmmaker Forum or to purchase a pass, visit or call 310-432-1222.

Latino WriterScreamFest Call for Entries

The 9th Annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival & Screenplay Competition is seeking completed films (features & shorts), as well as feature length screenplays for it's upcoming festival!

The FINAL DEADLINE for submissions is coming up quick – the postmark deadline for this year's festival is Saturday, August 15th, 2009.

Screamfest showcases talented genre filmmakers and writers from around the world to the entertainment industry in order to help further their careers. Writers and directors have garnered representation, winning screenplays have been optioned and/or purchased by production companies and films have secured distribution as a result of Screamfest. Four of our past Screamfest winning directors have now directed for Sam Raimi and others have been attached to studio films. Screamfest launches careers. Are you next?

Feature Film judges include producers Craig Perry (Final Destination) and Sean Cunningham (Friday The 13th, The Last House On The Left). Short Films will be judged by Clive Barker's Seraphim Films. Winning screenplay receives a $1,000 cash prize and Movie Magic software!

ScreamFest takes place Oct. 16th–25th 2009 @ Grauman's Mann Chinese 6 at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood.

Feature Films: $50
Short Films (11-30 mins): $40
Short Shorts (1-10 mins): $35
Screenplays (feature length): $60


For more information about the festival:

Screamfest is sponsored by Write Brothers, Baseline, and Zodiac Vodka

Longoria Parker, George Lopez to host ALMA Awards

(Associated Press) - "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria Parker and comedian and actor George Lopez will host September's ALMA Awards celebrating Latino achievement in entertainment. FULL STORY

Sheens to sign for Wall Street Sequel?

(ContactMusic) - Father-and-son MARTIN and CHARLIE SHEEN will reprise their roles in the forthcoming WALL STREET sequel, according to U.S. reports.

The pair was believed to have been excluded from Oliver Stone's follow up, which will revisit Michael Douglas' greedy New York financier Gordon Gekko, 20 years on.

But the National Enquirer reports that Charlie Sheen will return to his role as Bud Fox, and he's asking Stone to find a place in the line up for Martin, who played his character's father onscreen in the 1987 original.FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

Visit the NALIP Job Opportunities page for all the latest listings.

Multimedia producer for Not In Our Town/ The Working Group
The Working Group, an Oakland, CA-based nonprofit combining documentaries with outreach and organizing, is seeking a full time multimedia producer for a new social networking and storytelling site for communities committed to fighting intolerance and hate. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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Point of Entry
IDA Docuweeks '09 / Doc Showcase

If you love documentary films, and the unique way they portray the issues you care about, you'll want to attend and support the the IDA�s 13th Annual DocuWeeks� Theatrical Documentary Showcase in NY and LA. DocuWeeks is held in NYC and LA from July 31 - August 20th.

Featured in this year's lineup is "Point of Entry" a short film by Zeus Quijano about family and the American Dream. Carlos illegally crossed the border when he was only 15 years old, leaving his family and loved ones behind. Now at the age of 30, he continues to help his family back home in Mexico as well as his new family here in America. This film looks to delve beyond the politics of illegal immigration and focus on the bonds of family.

Read more about "Point of Entry" and the DocuWeeks lineup on the festival site.

La Soga
2009 Toronto International Film Festival

La Soga, written, produced and starring NALIP member Manny Perez, is a gritty and gripping drama about political intrigue, love, death and the power of memory, set in the Dominican Republic.

This is the first time a Dominican film has screened at TIFF.

Read more about "La Soga" and the Toronto Film Festival on the festival website.


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