Latinos In The Industry
Opportunity for NALIP Members to Become a NATPE Diversity Fellow

Through NALIP's partnership with NATPE, we are offering you a great opportunity to become a Diversity Fellow this summer. Now in its fourth year, the NATPE Diversity Fellowship Program, presented in collaboration with the Walter Kaitz Foundation, provides a small group of emerging television and video content creators of color with the next step in their career development. The Fellowship offers a series of mentoring meetings, workshops, networking and educational opportunities and kicks off during the week of NATPE's LATV Fest, July 8-9, 2009.

The application deadline is April 28, 2009.

Watch an informative video, read more on the Program and download an application on the NATPE Diversity Fellowship information page for NALIP members.

The Fellows are afforded a unique opportunity to make valuable contacts in and gain real insight into the television industry, prepare and polish their pitches and get access to sponsors and executives. This Program is a unique experience that gives creators of content and those interested in executive level positions a clear snapshot of the television business and how to navigate through it. It is an invaluable tool that helps producers sharpen their skills and get on the inside track of one of the world's most competitive industries.

Deadline Approaching: CBS Diversity Institute's Writers Mentoring Program

The application deadline is approaching for the seventh session of the CBS Diversity Institute's Writers Mentoring Program, for the 2009-2010 session. The Writers Mentoring Program helps aspiring writers to break in and move up in the business. Each participant is matched with two mentors - one is a senior level writer/producer on a CBS or CW primetime series, the other is a CBS, CW or Paramount TV creative executive. Participants meet regularly with their mentors for advice and support on improving their writing skills as well as career advice and guidance.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2009

For more information and an application visit

With a total of 33 graduates in its first five years, the Program has launched 17 careers in episodic television.

The primary focus of CBS' Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program is to provide access and networking opportunities for talented and motivated diverse writers - with a focus on writers of color. The program is based in Los Angeles. It begins in September 2009 and runs through May 1, 2010.

The Writers Mentoring Program is not employment and there is no monetary compensation. It is, instead, a structured program of career development, support, and personal access to executives and decision-making processes; with the goal of preparing aspiring writers for later employment opportunities in television.

Docs Are Busting Out All Over
(Still in Motion) - Finding and watching stellar long-form nonfiction films is getting easier and easier now that SnagFilms and YouTube have partnered. FULL STORY

Miami Latin Gay Film Festival Opens
(Sun Sentinel) - Beginning tonight and running through Sunday, the Miami Latin Gay Film Festival offers a preview of its annual summer event at various locations in Miami-Dade County and Fort Lauderdale. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

From the Editor
Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
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NALIP 10 Starts On Friday!
NALIP 10: A Decade of Influence begins tomorrow in Newport Beach! We look forward to seeing everyone at this exciting national conference. Registered attendees may check-in at the hotel between 9am-6pm on Friday. Visit the NALIP 10 website to see the full program schedule.

We are proud to have our returning sponsor, Heineken, as the official beer of NALIP 10: A Decade of Influence. We hope you enjoy Heineken at the Opening Reception and Saturday night's Commemorative Anniversary Cocktail Party. Please enjoy responsibly.

Pablo Proenza & Erin Ploss-Campoamor
NALIPsters' film Dark Mirror released on May 6
Feature length supernatural thriller Dark Mirror, by NALIP members Pablo Proenza (director, LWL 2004) and Erin Ploss-Campoamor (producer, LPA 2004), will be released by IFC Films on May 6 as part of "IFC in Theaters."

Cast and crew of Dark Mirror are also going to be at Fangoria's Weekend of Horror at the LA Convention Center this weekend. Pablo and Erin will be joined by Lisa Vidal, David Chisum, and Daeg Faerch to talk about the movie, sign autographs,and show the trailer and a clip or two.

Sunday, April 19th
LA Convention Center, West Hall Building
The Panel will be in Room 502 A (2nd floor, upstairs).

Dark Mirror is a supernatural thriller about a beautiful photographer named Deborah. When she and her family move into a strange old house, her happy life is turned upside down. First, Deborah sees things � horrible visions, a hooded stalker - that make her increasingly paranoid and housebound. She changes from confident professional woman into obsessed housewife. She even becomes frightened of her own camera. Every time she takes pictures of people, they disappear. One day, in a fit of anger, Deborah decides to use this power against someone; she photographs her sexy neighbor flirting with her husband. And it works! Her neighbor disappears. But Deborah realizes to her horror... she�s also taken pictures of her own husband and son.


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