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  NALIP Hosting Screenings of El General at the Los Angeles Film Festival

The Los Angeles Film Festival will be held from June 18-28 in Westwood Village, showcasing over 200 films from around the world. NALIP is hosting two screenings of the documentary feature The General (El General) by NALIP member and Conference 10 panelist Natalia Almada (LPA 2003, Estela). This poetic film essay on the imposing and controversial General Calles - President of Mexico from 1924-28 - by his great-granddaughter is a rich reflection on memory, family biography and national history.

The General (El General)
Mexico / U.S.A. | DIR Natalia Almada
Sunday, June 21, 7:15 PM, The Landmark #4
Wednesday, June 24, 4:45 PM, Regent
Watch the trailer here:

Also screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival is NALIP member Michael Palmieri's documentary feature October Country, which will have its world premiere at the fest. The film is a beautifully crafted, atmospheric portrait of a family in upstate New York haunted by the past, yet bound together by their struggles to break a cycle of hard luck and bad choices.

October Country
U.S.A. | DIR Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher
Friday, June 19, 7:30 PM, The Landmark #8
Thursday, June 25, 9:45 PM, The Landmark #8

Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Los Angeles Times, showcases the best of American and international cinema. The Festival is held in the heart of Westwood Village. The Festival screens more than 250 narrative, documentary, short film, and international features to a diverse audience of 83,000. From VIP galas to celebrity-studded premieres, the Los Angeles Film Festival highlights film from every corner of the globe.

For passes, tickets and full Festival details, please call 1.866.FilmFest or visit

NYILFF Announces 10th Anniversary & Opening Night Film

The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) celebrates its 10th Anniversary as the premiere Latino film festival in the country, unspooling in New York City from Tuesday, July 28 to Sunday, August 2, 2009. This year, NYILFF will debut its new venues at the Clearview Chelsea Cinemas on 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues, and the Visual Arts Theater on 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets go on sale July 04 and will be available at the festival's box office at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas and the festival's web site: NYILFF is presented by HBO(TM).

"We are very excited to celebrate our 10th Anniversary," says Calixto Chinchilla, Executive Director. "The NYILFF began as a dream project to showcase Latino filmmakers and we've grown in size and stature, along with our community. This year, we have in store very exciting premieres, including the New York premiere of LA MISSION, starring Benjamin Bratt, Jesse Borrego, Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez and Talisa Soto Bratt, which is our Opening Night film." LA MISSION is writer-director Peter Bratt's rich and powerful story of a man's journey toward redemption through his struggle with violence and homophobia. The film is produced by Benjamin Bratt, Alpita Patel and Peter Bratt.

¡Sí Se Puede!: Diez Años de NALIP

NALIP member Chelo Alvarez-Stehle (LPA 2008) wrote an article about NALIP for the print edition of the International Documentary Association's Documentary magazine, which can be read below.

¡Sí Se Puede!: Diez Años de NALIP

Article by Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

Established in June 1999, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP; has become a driving force in the current US media landscape, creating a platform for independent Latino filmmakers to break into the entertainment industry fortress and gain access to public and private funding for production and distribution of documentary films. The organization's annual conference, this year entitled NALIP: A Decade of Influence, took place in April in Newport Beach, California.

A Call to Action

In the mid 1970s, Latino mediamaking was confined to public television. "ABC, NBC and CBS kicked Latinos off the networks around 1974," says Chon Noriega, professor of cinema and media studies at UCLA, director of UCLA Chicano Resource Center and a co-founder of NALIP.


Televisa, Univision Rest in Internet Rights Trial
(Reuters) – Top Mexican broadcaster Televisa and its U.S. licensee Univision on Friday rested their cases in a lawsuit to determine if Televisa can transmit its TV shows to U.S. markets on the Internet. FULL STORY

Leguizamo Hits the Road With 'Live!'
(Variety) - John Leguizamo is taking his new solo show on the road, with "John Leguizamo Live!" kicking off a summer tour in July. FULL STORY

How to Run a Homegrown Film Event
(indieWIRE) - If starting a locally brewed film series or event is anyone’s goal, most likely a thing or two (or more) can be learned or even copied from New York’s Rooftop Films. FULL STORY


Jobs & Opportunities

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

Post-Production Summer Interns
Looking for 1 or 2 LA based summer interns to help out with post-production prep work for an independent documentary production. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting: Latino for Music Video
Casting an 18-30 year old Latina to play a love interest in a music video. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting: Teenage Roles in Feature (NYC)
Casting three teenage roles in a feature film from writer/director Macdara Vallely about a young girl's struggle to negotiate her social circumstances in order to avoid her mother's fate. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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NALIPsters' positive reality TV show back for season 2 on mun2

The mun2 Hook Up - a weekly 30-minute reality show where young Latinos get the chance of a lifetime to get hooked up with their hero for a day - is back for a second season. Two NALIP members produce the series: executive producer/director Ernesto Quintero, and writer/producer Dianna Perez. Ernesto's brother Rick Quintero hosts the show.

Season two of The Mun2 Hook Up offers brand new and exciting opportunities for celebrities like Daddy Yankee to match verse and wits with rookie Paul Gutierrez, AKA "Latin Power." Or, Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas, who spends time with his rookie Yaxkim while honoring the memory of Cesar Chavez and discovering the "fire" within. Or can the talented and promising beauty queen rookie, Gretheel Olvera, walk in the shoes and wear the future crown like current Miss Universe, Dyana Mendoza from Venezuela?

Boxing rookie, Johnny "The Bull Dog" Suarez travels to Puerto Rico to square off with five-time world champion and living legend, Felix Tito Trinidad. What lesson does The Bull Dog learn both in and outside of the ring? These are just a few of the episode highlights presented in the new season that viewers can look forward to.

The mun2 Hook Up airs every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Mun2 Network and recently won the "Reality Vision" Award in the Reality TV category from the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). Check your local listings for the correct time in your area.

Alex Ferrari
NALIPster interviewed by UK indie film TV show

NALIP member and LPA mentor Alex Ferrari (LPA 2006) was recently interviewed by UK indie film television show "Inside Report." In the interview he talks about his craft and about what he is up to these days including his work for Numb Robot and

Watch the 8-minute interview online at:


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