Registration Closing Friday for NALIP 10: A Decade Of Influence!
You heard right! Now is your last chance to be part of our 10th anniversary celebration and Conference, April 17-19 in Newport Beach at The Island Hotel!
You’ve already heard from the Conference co-chairs.
You know about the great speaker lineup, including the presidents of HBO, PBS, and Next New Networks.
You read about our inspiring case studies, workshops, networking events, and Awards evening.
NOW is the time to be a part of this landmark event!
There will be NO on-site registration!
Hurry and click here to register to be a part of the Latino media gathering of the decade!
2009 Newport Beach Film Festival Showcase Event Spotlights Latino Cinema and Culture
The tenth annual Newport Beach Film Festival (April 23rd-30th) will host its Latino Showcase on Sunday, April 26th featuring films from Mexico, Brazil and Chile. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Edward’s Island Cinemas located at 999 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA. A post-screening gala will follow the screenings. A variety of Latin dishes from local restaurant La Casa Garcia as well as live performances by Salsa dancers and a Brazilian Capoeira group will be presented. Guests will enjoy a hosted bar by Absolut Vodka and Karl Strauss Brewing Company. The evening is supported by Soul Brasil, Para Todos, NALIP, ProChile and SiTV.
Admission is $30 to attend the entire night of festivities, $20 for the post-screening gala and $15 for the screening only. Tickets will be available online starting April 1st. For more information on the festival and schedule of events please visit www.NewportBeachfilmfest.com
Deadline Extended: Producers Guild of America Producing Workshop "The Power of Diversity"
The Producers Guild of America has extended the submission deadline for its fifth annual producing workshop, "THE POWER OF DIVERSITY." This workshop will draw upon a wide range of seminars and perspectives designed to foster the development of diverse voices in Television Comedy, One Hour Drama, Reality Television and Motion Pictures. The new deadline is April 10, 2009.
Up to twenty (20) participants will be encouraged to explore, create and refine creative visions and stories that reflect our diverse culture. Applicants may be at any stage of career development, from emerging creative voices to those well-established in their careers.
This year’s program provides a veritable “crash course” in producing, giving participants a comprehensive overview of the essential skills of the producing trade through a series of seminars and master classes with some of the top professionals working in film and television today, supported by one-on-one mentoring work with a member of the Producers Guild. Topics to be addressed include: writing, pitching, budgeting and scheduling, fundraising, marketing, and new media opportunities.
- Workshop call for entries is now open and closes on April 10th 2009 at 5:00 pm.
- Applicants will be notified by April 24th, 2009
- Workshop sessions will take place throughout the month of May and June. If selected, participants must be available to attend the duration of the program.
- Workshop sessions typically will be held weekday evenings from approximately 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at The Producers Guild of America offices at 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 450, Beverly Hills.
Speakers at past Workshops include, Marshall Herskovitz (Blood Diamond, The Last Samurai) Damon Lindelof (Lost), Tim Gibbons (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Ali LeRoi (Everybody Hates Chris) in addition to others.
Only one application/project per applicant please. Applicants must apply by mail only. No faxes or drop-offs will be accepted. To apply please submit:
* Application - downloaded at www.producersguild.org under "PGA Updates & News"
* Signed release form - downloaded at www.producersguild.org under "PGA Updates & News"
* Synopsis of project (TV Comedy, One Hour Drama, Motion Picture); or detailed 1-2 page plan of execution (Reality Television Series). In addition to summarizing the project, the submission must demonstrate an engagement with questions and issues of diversity.
* A current resume.
Send four (4) copies of all materials to:
PGA Producing Workshop Producers Guild of America
8530 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 450
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
The PGA Workshop is offered at no charge: A good idea and passion are the only requirements for admission.
All projects must be registered with the Writers Guild of America prior to submission.
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