HBO to host an in depth conversation with HBO Documentary Films John Hoffman and Paula Heredia
at NALIP 10: A Decade Of Influence
As a presenting sponsor of NALIPs tenth anniversary Conference, HBO brings executives and filmmaker resources to the entire weekend. This year they also program a special panel for the Latino documentary maker on Saturday, April 18. Dont miss our Conversation with HBO Documentary Films in Newport Beach!
HBO's critically acclaimed and award winning documentary programs address a myriad of issues presented with uncompromising quality and unflinching honesty. HBO Documentary Films delivers content to their viewers that explores issues of domestic and global impact in communities around the world.
HBO hosts a conversation with HBO Documentaries executive John Hoffman, and independent documentary filmmaker Paula Heredia (IN MEMORIAM, NYC 9/11/01), who have collaborated to bring to viewers unparalleled projects such as Addiction and The Alzheimers Project. The session will offer an interactive dialogue that addresses how filmmakers best present projects to HBO Documentary Films, as well as how the HBO model and process differ from other distribution outlets that develop and acquire documentary programming. Come gain insight into how content is evaluated, as well as the best approach and project pitch for the network.
Click here to register today. Learn what opportunities exist for filmmakers to partner with HBO, HBO Latino and HBO Latin America.
But hurry Registration and rooms at the beautiful Island Hotel in Newport Beach are filling up fast!
Call for Applications: NATPE Diversity Fellowship Program
What is the NATPE Diversity Fellowship Program and who should apply?
Now in its fourth year, the NATPE Diversity Fellowship Program 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.
What are the benefits of the NATPE Diversity Fellowship Program?
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, 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.
As a Fellow, you can you expect the following from the NATPE Diversity Fellowship Program
• Registration to all LATV Fest events
• One-on-one time with a mentor
• Four nights accommodations
• Entrance to special meal functions and networking events
The Fellows are responsible for their own airfare and incidentals.
Who Supports the NATPE Diversity Fellowship Program?
The NATPE Diversity Fellowship Program has grown from six fellows in 2006 to 20 in 2008. This growth is due largely to the support of industry organizations including the Walter Kaitz Foundation, NAMME, NALIP and CAAM. The Walter Kaitz Foundation advocates for diversity in the cable telecommunications industry by supporting people and programs that make a difference. Through their efforts The Kaitz Foundation has connected us with cable industry sponsors like BET, ESPN, Scripps and Style Network. Last year, long time NATPE supporter Dick Lippin and the Lippin Family Trust provided the seed money that allowed what had been a week long fellowship each summer during the LATV Fest into a year round mentoring and career growth opportunity with a project manager and two mentors.
How are the Diversity Fellows Chosen?
The Fellows are chosen through an application submission. The selection process is made by a panel that includes executives from spnonsoring companies and supporting organizations.
Submit your application before the April 28, 2009 deadline
Click here for more details and application information.
For questions, please contact Mildred Lewis at MiLewis915@aol.com or 310-453-4440.
Application Deadline: April 28, 2009
Selected Fellows Notified by: May 26, 2009
Diversity Fellowship Program: July 7- 9, 2009
LATV Fest: July 8-9, 2009
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Century City, California
Diversity Fellows 2008 Testimonials:
The 2008 NATPE Diversity Fellowship was a remarkable experience for me. The workshops and seminars were all top-rate and meeting and networking with some of the top names in the industry was tremendous.
Director, 5432 Films
As a working producer of online content, I found the NATPE Diversity Fellowship incredibly helpful. The support provided by NATPE also contributed to the positive experience-- we felt as if we were an important part of a larger organization, not an afterthought. As a result of my fellowship, I landed two development deals. I’ve participated in other diversity training programs, and NATPE’s was the most supportive and influential on my current work.
The NATPE Diversity Fellowship taught me so much about Hollywood. I learned how to present myself, position my company and navigate the art of setting up pitch meetings. The advice our mentors gave us was current, valuable and insightful.
Call for Entries: Crew Labs Marketing Package Competition
A unique opportunity for one independent filmmaker to win a professionally-produced marketing package, including a trailer, a poster, and a website. Feature-length narrative and documentary films at the festival submission phase are eligible, as long as they don't yet have television or theatrical deals.
This package (valued at $100,000) is being provided by Crew Creative, the award-winning marketing agency that worked on "Shortbus" and "Jesus Camp," as well as "The Dark Knight" and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."
Deadline: April 20, 2009
Learn more and apply at: http://www.crewcreative.com/crewlabs/index.php
Fifth Annual Latino DVD Awards
Home Media Magazine is presenting the Fifth Annual Latino DVD Awards on Tuesday, April 28, at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA. The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and an awards ceremony presenting the winners of the Latino DVD Awards. The awards will honor the top Latino titles of 2008 in several categories. Registration rates for DEG and EMA members are $125 and $150 for non-members through April 20. Please visit www.HomeMediaMagazine.com for more details.
A panel of judges will select the winners based on submissions and category relevance. Submissions are being accepted now through March 27 (NALIP members may email about an extension or call 714/338-6752). There is no entry fee for sponsors of the event; for all others, the entry fee is $150 per title, per category. There is no limit on the number of entries.
Click here for more details and submission information.
For information about submission guidelines and categories, contact Angelique Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714/338-6752.