Register Now for "Doing Your Doc" - Tucson & San Francisco!
NALIP, CPB, the NEA and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
In association with the Center for Asian American Media, the 9th Street Media Consortium, KQED, San Francisco Film Commission, the Bay Area Video Coalition, LPB, ITVS, NBPC, PIC, NAPT, Bay Area Women in Film & Video, the California Film Institute, the Hanson Film Institute, Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, & the School of Media Arts, Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, the Tucson Film Office, KUAT, CAAM, LPB, ITVS, NBPC, PIC, NAPT, and Women Make Movies present
Doing Your Doc: DIVERSE VISIONS, REGIONAL VOICES
Oct. 10-12, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona
Oct. 17-19, 2008 in San Francisco, California
A Weekend Seminar in Tucson & San Francisco to Kick-Start Your Documentary
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** 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
Free NATPE Web Seminar: An Insider's View of the New Fall Season
Are you wondering how last season's strike has affected this season's programming decisions? Do you want to know what the buzz is behind the midseason series pickups? What will survive until next season? The NATPE Web seminar "An Insider's View of the New Fall Season" with TVtracker.com's Carolyn Finger will take you behind the scenes and answer your questions.
Join TVtracker.com's Carolyn Finger for an exclusive (and FREE!) web seminar on Tuesday, September 23 at 9 am (PT)/ Noon (E)). In this one-hour interactive presentation, Carolyn will take participants through the highlights of the 2008-2009 broadcast network primetime schedules. The major challenges facing each network and the most hotly contested time periods next season will be analyzed. After a period devoted to audience questions and comments, Carolyn will jump back into the fray and offer predictions on what the hits and misses will be. She'll also talk about why the networks ordered the shows they did and the internal logic of their scheduling decisions. The impact of emerging distribution platforms, such as on demand, broadband, interactive, and branded integration will be discussed, as well as the explosion of original content on cable.
Click here for more information about the webinar, and to register online.
Disney Channel Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Marking Hispanic Heritage Month, Disney Channel will present programming events for preschoolers, kids, tweens and families beginning this week. The daily programming block for preschoolers, Playhouse Disney, will feature "Fabuloso Fridays," a weekly installment of new "Handy Manny" episodes every Friday (9:00-9:30 a.m., ET/PT) and Spanish language versions of theme songs from the popular series "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," "My Friends Tigger & Pooh" and "Little Einsteins." Additionally, PlayhouseDisney.com will feature "Handy Manny" episodes in Spanish.
Disney Channel Hispanic Heritage interstitial programming highlights to air throughout the month are:
* Throughout the month, Alma and Imagen Award nominee Selena Gomez, star of the hit series "Wizards of Waverly Place," will introduce Spanish language versions of main title theme songs from Disney Channel's global hit series "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody," "The Replacements," "That's So Raven," "Kim Possible" and "The Emperor's New School."
* Spanish language music videos from "High School Musical 2" will showcase: Mexico's Paulina Holguin singing "Gotta Go My Own Way" ("Por Mi Camino Ire"); Holguin and Roger Gonzalez performing "You Are the Music in Me" ("Eres La Musica en Mi"), and Spain's recording artists Mota (Manuel Martos and Alvaro de Azcarate) singing "Eres La Musica en Mi" and "All for One."
El Norte Coming to LALIFF, Criterion Collection DVD
El Norte (1983), filmmaker Gregory Nava’s acclaimed debut about the harrowing journey of two Guatemalan immigrants, will be released on DVD by the Criterion Collection on January 20, 2009. The film has been rarely seen since its release and to celebrate the its 25th Anniversary and its enduring importance at a critical time when illegal immigration remains one of the most difficult political issues facing our nation, Janus Films will present the film at festivals throughout the country, beginning with the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival (LALIFF) on Wednesday, September 17 at 4:45 PM at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood with Gregory Nava present.
Known as Nava’s masterpiece, El Norte was one of the first films to put a human face on the issue of illegal immigration and in 1996 the film was named an “American Classic” and designated for special preservation by the Library of Congress. El Norte is the story of Enrique and Rosa Xuncax, brother and sister, who choose to flee their mountain village in Guatemala rather than face military persecution. They embark upon a heartbreaking journey to a fabled land of plush houses, electric lights, and flush toilets. The land is America: The North. Together, Enrique and Rosa acquire a small piece of the American dream, though their native Mayan identities are slowly being stripped away. When temptation threatens to destroy their bond, it is their spirits that prove indelible.
In addition to LALIFF, El Norte will also be screened at:
Sunday, October 26 - Chicago International Film Festival – Gregory Nava Attending
Saturday, November 1 – Virginia Film Festival – Gregory Nava Attending
Sunday, November 2 – Virginia Film Festival - Lecture Presentation by Nava
The DVD will be released on January 20, 2009 and will include extras such as:
• New Director’s Commentary with Gregory Nava
• Featurette: The Making of El Norte, new high-definition interviews with Gregory Nava and co-writer/producer Anna Thomas as well as actors Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and David Villalpando and art director David Wasco (45 min.)
• American Tapestry: The Story of Eva Canseco, a subtitled segment from Showtime Documentary, The American Tapestry. (16 min.).
• The Border Wall, a new short documentary by Gregory Nava and Barbara Martinez Jitner (15 min.)
• The Journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva (1972), a national student film award-winner film by Nava (30 min.
• Scouting in Chiapas Photo Gallery
Newly restored for its 25th anniversary, this landmark of independent film (which Variety described as the “first American independent epic”) was the first commercial feature film that presented the immigrant community in a humane and intimate light, and was recorded in Mayan, Spanish and English languages.
Gregory Nava has received worldwide acclaim for his work as a filmmaker and screenwriter. For El Norte, he received both Academy Award and Writers Guild of America nominations for Best Original Screenplay. Nava continued his string of ground-breaking Latino films with My Family/Mi Familia, staring Edward James Olmos and Jennifer Lopez, and Selena, which again featured Lopez in her definitive breakout role. He is also the creator and executive producer of the award-winning television series, American Family, and recently wrote, directed and produced Bordertown, a political thriller starring Jennifer Lopez and Antonio Banderas.