Latinos In The Industry
  Call for Submissions: Chicken & Egg Pictures Open Call

Chicken & Egg Pictures June 30th Open Call is now open for submissions. Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental and human rights issues they're embracing, translating and exploring on film.

We match strategically timed financial support with rigorous, respectful and dynamic mentorship, creative collaboration and community-building to nurture women filmmakers whose diverse voices represent a range of lived experience and realities that have the power to change the world as we know it.

Filmmakers are supported at pivotal "chicken & egg" moments, and can apply for support - development to completion. Since founding in 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has provided approximately $1 million dollars in funding to over 50 women-made films.

This open call is for non-fiction projects (unless otherwise solicited) - that are dedicated to progressive social change -- both short and feature length, "webisodes", animation, experimental and multiplatform new-media hybrids.

Deadline: June 30th 2009

Please visit for more information and to apply.

NALIP Discount for WESTDOC: The Documentary and Reality Conference

So you want to be the next RJ Cutler or Mark Burnett? Sell to Discovery Channel or We or Spike? Hear what Endemol has planned for 2010 or how Hulu may change the world?


WESTDOC: The Documentary and Reality Conference
September 14th - 16th, 2009
Doubletree Suites Hotel - Santa Monica, Ca.

The first conference of its kind on the West Coast, WESTDOC will bring together the top producers, directors, executives, agents and distributors in the non-fiction film and reality television industry. Interact with the people who can greenlight your show or give you insight into launching your career in this ever-expanding corner of the entertainment business.


WESTDOC is ONE comprehensive event for THREE days of panels, seminars, pitching, and networking events. WESTDOC features two professional interest areas - The Documentary Village and The Reality Village - with attendees and speakers able to select from both arenas at any time.

Companies Attending include...

ABC, Actual Reality Productions, American Masters, Animal Planet, @Radical, Brave New Films, DGA, E!, ESPN, Endemol USA, FOX, Game Show Network, History Channel, ITVS, KCET, LMNO Productions, MTV, National Geographic, Oregon Public TV, Original Productions, PBS, RDF Media, Spike, Sundance, TV Land, WE tv, William Morris Endeavor, and many more!


PITCHFEST. A rousing live event in which Documentary and Reality producers will pitch new concepts to network and development executives in front of a live audience.

THE SIT-DOWN. Broadcaster overviews from networks outlining their needs today and tomorrow. Find out exactly what they want and how to get your pitch to the right person.

FACE TIME. One-on-one meetings with the network people you want to pitch to. Reservations are limited on a first come first serve basis, so register early.

As a member of NALIP we are extending to you a discounted rate of ONLY $450.00* until June 30th, 2009. Use the code NALIPWEST2009 for this special e-blast rate. That's a savings of $150.00 off the discount website price and $300.00 off the full rate!

* Excluding $50.00 PitchFest application fee, if applicable.

For registration, full schedule and speaker information go to:

Specialized conferences are where business gets done. Why travel to Las Vegas, New York, Washington DC or Europe to meet the decision makers who work on the West Coast? Be there for the first year of the WESTDOC Conference and support the West Coast non-fiction and reality entertainment community... your community.


Chuck Braverman
Founder and Managing Partner

Richard Propper
Founder and Managing Partner

Call for Entries: Naples International Film Festival

The Naples International Film Festival is currently accepting submissions.

The mission of NIFF is to nurture and support a diverse, artistic and cultural experience with a creative, fun and cutting edge boutique film festival that showcases the work of independent filmmakers.

NIFF will showcase the finest and most creative cinematic works in the world, while at the same time supporting, organizing and providing an outlet for local filmmakers and film lovers in Southwest Florida.

For more information and to submit, please visit

NALIP Discount for Film • Music • Interactive Legal & Business Bootcamp (NYC)

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is pleased to announce this intensive new program about the legal and business issues that affect individual artists and individuals within arts cultural institutions who make and work in film, music and interactive media. NALIP members receive a 20% discount!

Friday, July 10, 2009: 10am-5pm

Sessions will include:
* Intellectual Property (copyright, trademarks, non-disclosure agreements)
* Contract Essentials and Negotiation Skills
* For-Profit, Non-Profit, Fiscal Sponsorship Models
* Considerations for Documentary and Fact-Based Projects
* Internet, Websites, Blogs

Who Should Attend:
This course is specifically for filmmakers, musicians, web designers, bloggers, and anyone working in interactive media. Cultural organizations, recently admitted attorneys, and other professionals who represent artists may also benefit from this program.

Special Guest: (speaking at lunchtime)
Peter Rienecker, Esq., Vice President and Senior Counsel Original Programming, HBO, Inc.

Attendees will also receive a promotional code which will allow them to receive a one-year Fractured Atlas membership free of charge. A Fractured Atlas representative will also be available to discuss their Fiscal Sponsorship program.

For information please visit

Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Park Avenue
New York, New York 10016

Fees: (continental breakfast and lunch will be provided)
Artists: $149
Arts Organizations: $199
All Lawyers: $299*
Mention NALIP on the registration form to receive a 20% discount!

*7 CLE Credits Available for Attorneys: 3 professional, 2 skills, 2 ethics (also for transitional attorneys)

To register, please complete this registration form and return with payment via fax or mail to 1 East 53rd Street, 6th floor, NY, NY 10022. All registration fees are non-refundable.

For specific information on this Bootcamp, please contact Ben Brandow, Assistant Director of Legal Services, at 212.319.2787 x14, or via e-mail at

Javier Bardem to 'Eat' With Julia Roberts
(Variety) - Javier Bardem is negotiating to star in "Eat, Pray, Love," the Ryan Murphy-directed adaptation of the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir for Columbia Pictures. FULL STORY

Redgrave, Garcia Bernal Join 'Letters'
(Variety) - Summit Entertainment has set Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael Garcia Bernal and Franco Nero to star in "Letters to Juliet," the Gary Winick-directed film that begins production June 25 in Italy. FULL STORY

Latino Comedy Project Nominated for Emmy
(Austin Chronicle) - The Latino Comedy Project’s MTV3 comedy ad campaign has been nominated for an Emmy. FULL STORY


Jobs & Opportunities

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

Actress/Co-Host for Reality Show
Actress/Co-Host needed for new reality show on Latino transformation for Spanish television. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

From the Editor
Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
9513 Longden Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780

1323 Lincoln Blvd., #220
Santa Monica, CA 90401

2009 HBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Cash Award

HBO has teamed with NALIP to find the next great Latino Documentary Film! Social change has been the consistent undercurrent for HBO's critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary programs, with a myriad of issues presented in uncompromising quality and honesty. Through the HBO / NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Cash Award, HBO wants to focus its lens on the Latino experience and support the growth of social commentary by Latino documentarians.

One Latino Filmmaker will win $10,000
Entry deadline: June 26

Submissions must be from a film already in progress or finished - footage and proposal to be screened by judges. Filmmakers may be U.S. or international, but film must be in English or with English subtitles. The winner must be 18 years or older, and of Latino descent. There is no limit to the number of entries. Winner to be Notified by August 18, 2009!

For details, requirements, and submission information, download the Submission Form as a Word Doc or PDF File.

Send all materials to:
Attn: Octavio Marin – Signature Programs Director
1323 Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 220
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Belinda Salazar & Oskar Toruno
NALIPsters' feature film Primos out on DVD today

Comedy feature Primos was released on DVD today, June 9; it is the directorial debut of NALIP member Belinda Salazar from a screenplay by LPA 2004 and LWL 2005 fellow Oskar Toruno (Homies Hip Hop Show).

Primos is a wacky comedy about a slacker and bad rapper named Beto, who must live in the garage with his primo Lalo from Zacatecas Mexico. Both cousins are always at odds due to there opposite cultures but later come together when they must confront Chuck E and explain why the money he loaned to Beto for a music demo is missing.

The film is produced by Zula Entertainment and can be found at all Blockbuster, Walmart, Target and Netflix.

Anjanette Delgado
NALIPster wins 2009 Latino Book Award for The Heartbreak Pill

Article by Connie Ogle, The Miami Herald

Miami author [and NALIP member] Anjanette Delgado has won the 2009 Latino Book Award for Best Romance in English for her novel The Heartbreak Pill. The humorous tale - about an embittered research scientist whose cheating dog of a husband inspires her to create medication to regulate emotions - is the first book from South Florida to win the award since actor Edward James Olmos created it 11 years ago, Delgado says.

A student in the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University, Delgado is a freelance television producer who also teaches at Miami Dade College's Florida Center for the Literary Arts.


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