Latinos In The Industry
  October 2, 2008  

Correction: Tribeca All Access Deadline

Tuesday's Latinos In The Industry newsletter listed an incorrect deadline for Tribeca All Access. The correct deadline is December 8, 2008. If this has caused any problems, please email Tamir Muhammad at and they will honor any application received from a NALIP member by December 10, 2008. Visit for complete details.

Top Latino Production Head Returns to Producing

By Michael Fleming, Variety

In a role reversal at Mosaic Media Group, Michael Aguilar will leave the president of production post and David Householter will replace him. Aguilar will return to film sets as producer, including five pictures that he helped develop under Jimmy Miller's Mosaic label. Householter will take his first executive job after spending 25 years as an a.d., production manager and line producer.

Aguilar decided to return to producing after supervising the production of the Fox summer pic "What Happens in Vegas." Aguilar developed that laffer while partnered in Penn Station with scribe Dean Georgaris, and produced "Vegas" with Miller and Shawn Levy. Aguilar said he realized he preferred to focus on a smaller number of projects rather than steer a slate of more than two dozen Mosaic comedies.

Aguilar will make that transition by year's end, and will become producer on five Mosaic pictures that are nearing the starting line at Columbia: the Lee Eisenberg/Gene Stupnitsky-scripted comedy "Bad Teacher"; "Moon People," which James Bobin will direct from a script he wrote with Demetri Martin (who'll play a lead role); "Precious Few," written by director David Gordon Green and Danny McBride (who'll star); "Roadie," a Ben Best-scripted McBride starrer; and "13 O'Clock," a Shawn Harwell-scripted adaptation of James Stinson's children's book.

Aguilar will be non-exclusive to Mosaic, and will remain in Mosaic headquarters for the foreseeable future. He will separately produce the Breck Eisner-directed "The Crazies," a remake of the 1973 George Romero thriller.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua in Theaters this Friday

In the Disney comedy Beverly Hills Chihuahua, opening in theaters this Friday, October 3, a pampered Chihuahua named Chloe (voice of Drew Barrymore) finds herself accidentally lost in the mean streets of Mexico without a day spa or Rodeo Drive boutique anywhere in sight. Now alone for the first time in her spoiled life, she must rely on some unexpected new friends—including a street-hardened German Shepherd named Delgado (voice of Andy Garcia) and an amorous pup named Papi (voice of George Lopez) - to lend her a paw and help her to find her inner strength on their incredible journey back home.

CAST: Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona and Jamie Lee Curtis, with the voices of Andy Garcia, Plácido Domingo, George Lopez, Salma Hayek, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Piolin and Drew Barrymore

Buy Furniture, Support Independent Latino Cinema

Get a great deal on furniture and support independent Latino cinema! We have a storage unit full of slightly used items. It is located on Hollywood and Bronson and I'll be meeting interested buyers this week.

The Los Angeles Latino Int'l Film Festival ( is having a fund raising sale on items that were used during our gala event in the the VIP lounge and filmmakers cafe. These items are very nice and in good - great condition. AND ITS ALL TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

I have created a photo album to display all the furniture we have, with what we are asking included. Just click on the item you like and the price will appear at the bottom. We have multiple units of most items, but they'll go fast! Everything is in a storage unit in Hollywood and we have to sell it all THIS MONTH!

Call 323 469 9066 to make an appointment.



"Doing Your Doc" - Tucson & San Francisco are almost here!


Oct. 10-12, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona

Oct. 17-19, 2008 in San Francisco, California

Don’t miss this unique chance to work with story consultant Fernanda Rossi, the Documentary Doctor, author of the book "Trailer Mechanics," plus receive project mentoring on your proposal, trailer or documentary idea. This intensive 3-day workshop is right for you, whether you are just beginning, have already shot footage on a documentary project, or are seeking finishing funds.

"Doing your Doc" is designed especially for media makers in the diverse communities of Arizona and Northern California, preparing you to receive production funding and apply to national professional programs while developing your unique stories and views.

Doing Your Doc: 3-day Workshop Fee
Tucson: Early Registration by October 10 - $100; Student w/ Valid ID -- $50 **U of A Students receive FULL Scholarship, email NALIP with your information** Register online here for DOING YOUR DOC - TUCSON
San Francisco: Early Registration by October 17 - $100; Student w/ Valid ID -- $50 Register online here for DOING YOUR DOC - SAN FRANCISCO

Includes lunches, workshop materials, books & private project mentoring
At the door Registration -- $125; Students -- $75

Tucson Venue Address: HARVILL Building, University of Arizona, 1103 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85721
San Francisco Venue Address: Ninth Street Media Arts Bldg, 145 Ninth Street, San Francisco, CA94103

For more information including a full schedule visit the Doing Your Doc webpage, download the flyer for Tucson or flyer for San Francisco, or call NALIP at 310.395.8880

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn Valadez
LPA Fellows on NALIP-SF hosted panel Oct. 8

NALIP members Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Dawn Valadez (both LPA 2004) will be featured on a Meet the Filmmakers panel about their LPA-developed documentary Going on 13, next Wednesday in San Francisco.

Bay Area Women in Film & Television (BAWIFT) and the National Association of Latino Filmmakers (NALIP) invite you to join us for another intimate conversation with women filmmakers as part of our ongoing Meet the Filmmakers Series. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the challenges and inspiring moments in making this extraordinary documentary Going on 13 about four young girls growing up directed by two Bay Area based women filmmakers.

DATE: Wednesday, October 8, 2008
TIME: 7:00 p.m. Networking and light refreshments, 7:20 - 9:00 p.m. Panel, 9:00 - 9:30 Networking
LOCATION: The San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking , 2565 Third St., Suite #337, between 22nd & 23rd Streets, San Francisco, CA. Street parking is usually available.

"If there were any rules about documentary filmmaking, we probably broke them all. One social worker, one filmmaker, and one very ambitious idea: to follow girls over the course of four years as they became teenagers. Knowing that production alone would take so many years, we decided two things: one, that we would have to pace ourselves and two, that we would be making it up as we went along. This included a shooting schedule that allowed us to keep our day jobs, becoming close to our 'subjects,' and leaving the confines of a strictly observational cinema to either chat, hang out or answering the girls' own questions about growing up."

"In the spirit of documentary greats like Seven Up! and Hoop Dreams." - The Tribeca Film Festival

NOTE: Unlike our special events, this month's meeting is for women only.



Maya Entertainment Makes Waves in Hollywood
(MarketWatch) - Just seven months into its launch, Maya Entertainment, a vertically integrated, full-service motion picture production and distribution company targeting the growing entertainment interests of Latinos living in the U.S., has established itself as a force in Hollywood. FULL STORY

George Lopez Hardly Leads a Dog's Life
(The OC Register) - "America's Mexican," as George Lopez referred to himself in his 2007 HBO comedy special, knows he's made it big. FULL STORY

Peña Says Lucky Ones Not Political
(Extra News) - Originally from Chicago, actor Michael Peña, who graduated from Hubbard High School, has led a successful 14-year career in Hollywood. FULL STORY

Opening Weekend for Boston Latino International Film Festival
(Bostonist) - Beginning this weekend, the Boston Latino International Film Festival screens a mix of engaging documentaries, shorts, and features, which continue to attest to the growth and vitality of Latin American and Spanish filmmaking. FULL STORY

Estreno de Habana Blues en el Teatro Tower
(El Nuevo Herald) - La historia de un grupo de rockeros empeñado en triunfar en medio de las carencias sirvió de argumento para Habana Blues, título seleccionado para continuar la programación de películas en español en el Teatro Tower del Miami Dade College. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Senior Manager, Account Management
Jamster, the world's leading provider of digital entertainment, has two openings for Senior Manager - Account Management, responsible and accountable for developing and maintaining positive relationships with US carriers. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Part-Time Associate for Film Consultant/Producer
Peter Broderick, an independent film consultant and producer, is looking for a resourceful, friendly, and committed associate to manage scheduling, handle filmmaker relations, assist clients with outreach, and research the latest strategies. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


From the Editor


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