Call For Submissions: Tribeca All Access
Tribeca All Access (TAA) is a year round networking and career development forum that advances diversity within the film industry by supporting the work of directors and screenwriters from traditionally under-represented communities within the industry. Approximately 30 qualified directors and screenwriters will be selected to participate in one-on-one meetings with key industry players in addition to networking and learning from dedicated panels and workshops during the Tribeca Film Festival. Program alumni receive year-round support through TAA On-Track, which includes educational panels and workshops; TFI hosted presentation screenings; promotional support for completed films; and the use of digital filmmaking and editing equipment.
Tribeca All Access is open to both mid-career and emerging narrative and documentary filmmakers. Applicants are required to apply with a completed feature-length screenplay, documentary proposal, or documentary work-in-progress and must have at least one screenwriter or director attached who qualifies.
The program is now a recognized talent pool within the industry and an unrivaled opportunity to advance your filmmaking career.
Join us for more information on October 22nd from 6:30p – 8:30p:
Tribeca Cinema Gallery
13 Laight St
New York, NY 10013
Note: TAA Alumni Paola Mendoza and Gloria La Morte will speak about their narrative feature Entre Nos along with TAA Alumnus Thomas Allen Harris who will speak about his documentary and multimedia outreach Project Through A Lens Darkly.
Apply Now! Deadline is December 8, 2008.
Members of NALIP receive a discount when applying. Please enter code: TFIAFF and submit proof of membership with the application supplemental materials.
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More Latinos Join the Cast of Dexter
By Melissa Rentería, The San Antonio Express-News
The Emmy-nominated series “Dexter,” a drama about forensic detective Dexter Morgan, who also happens to be a serial killer, returned for its third season on Showtime at 9 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28. This season there’ll be more Latinos in the cast. Joining David Zayas and Lauren Velez in their crime fighting efforts is Jimmy Smits, who’ll play Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado. Also joining the cast will be Valerie Cruz and San Antonio native Jesse Borrego in a multi-episode role.
Here’s a look at the Latino stars of the show and the characters they play:
This Puerto Rican-born former cop started taking acting classes while working the beat as one of New York’s finest. A full-time actor since the late 1990s, Zayas has had guest spots in several “Law & Order” episodes and small roles in “Rounders” and “Michael Clayton,” but he’s probably most recognized for his role as inmate Enrique Morales in the gritty HBO prison drama “Oz.”
In the last two seasons of “Dexter,” Zayas’s character, homicide detective Angel Batista, has had marital problems, and he’s tried to hook up with a mentally unstable woman named Lila. During a recent interview with Conexión, Zayas wouldn’t say too much about what Batista would experience in season three. “He gets into some crazy situations sometimes. How he deals with them makes the character interesting to watch and fun to play,” Zayas says.
The 43-year-old actress has played cops — “New York Undercover” — and doctors — “Strong Medicine” and “Oz.” Her role as Lt. Maria LaGuerta on “Dexter” has earned the native New Yorker two ALMA Award nominations. Velez, who is of Puerto Rican descent, has acted on Broadway and in feature films. Last season on “Dexter,” Lt. LaGuerta could have helped an innocent man being framed for murder, but her efforts failed.
You’ve seen Smits on “L.A. Law” and “NYPD Blue,” two shows that had long and successful runs. His last effort, however, didn’t fare so well. “Cane,” last season’s much-hyped Latino-led drama starring Smits failed to catch on with critics or audiences. Smits, 53, is back and ready to delve into Dexter’s dark world. As Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado, he’ll befriend Dexter, which could ultimately lead to a dramatic showdown toward season’s end.
The Cuban-American actress, 32, has guest starred on “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Nip/Tuck.” She’ll play Prado’s wife on “Dexter.”
You know the San Antonio-born actor, 46, from “Fame” and “Blood In, Blood Out.” He’ll join the cast of “Dexter” for a multi-episode role. “I’m still not sure what it will be,” the actor said recently. “I won’t know until I see the script.”
New Documentary Channel
Introducing the Cinedulce Documentary Channel! From a popular Nuyorican poet’s spin on the American Anthem to a look at U.S. Military recruitment techniques to a ‘day in the life’ of a Palestinian-American grocery store owner in Brooklyn, these documentaries tell compelling, important stories you don’t want to miss. This first batch of docs was produced by Third World Newsreel. Check them out!
Among is the first to Die, Just Ralph , Military Promises, Voices in the Street, Military Options, God Bless America, Tamales in January
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Cinedulce would love to show your stories. Register and upload your video here and we will review your video. We will contact you if we choose to show it.
American Latino TV and LatiNation Debut Fall Seasons
American Latino TV and LatiNation, the nationally syndicated TV programs for U.S.-born Hispanics, announced today that both shows will debut their new seasons in a record number of cities beginning this week end, October 4th through 5th. American Latino TV's new season will premiere in an all-time high of 105 cities representing over 92 percent of Hispanic homes and over 70 percent of all U.S. TV homes. LatiNation will be seen in over 85 cities reaching over 88 percent of Hispanic homes and 65 million U.S. homes.
American Latino TV, the flagship program is headed into its seventh season with an innovative look. Shows will be hosted in a new studio with a bicoastal, co-hosted environment featuring Los Angeles host Jeannette Sandoval and New York host, Julian Dujarric. Freshly produced, weekly segments are being launched as part of the new look, including trivia testing viewers' knowledge of Latino culture. In addition, humorous and informative man-on-the-street style segments entitled "Viewer's Voice" have been added where participants help break down stereotypes and misinformation on topics as diverse as Hispanic urban legends or the meaning of Hispanic themed holidays.
LatiNation, American Latino TV's companion show, is celebrating its fifth season of broadcast syndication and will continue to be hosted by Adesina "Desi" Sanchez and Jose Mangin, the talented duo who have been fixtures on the show since the very first season. LatiNation is also featuring new segments, most notably "Making the Grade," which provides an encouraging and inspiring look at students and organizations that stress the importance of education.
American Latino TV and LatiNation, award-winning, English-language Latino themed TV programs are part of LatiNation, LLC, and a subsidiary of LATV Networks. For more information, please go to www.AmericanLatino.tv
Call for Entries: San Francisco International Women's Film Festival
The mission of the Women’s Film Institute (WFI) is to honor, showcase, and facilitate the creation of films directed or co-directed by women. WFI supports its mission by presenting the best in women’s cinema through the annual San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (SFWFF), WFI Shorts Tour, and year-round educational programs and events.
The fifth annual SFWFF (April 1-5, 2009) is currently accepting film entries. SFWFF accepts films and videos directed or co-directed by women of all lengths and genres: narrative, experimental, documentary, music video, and animation. Deadline for entry: December 15, 2008. No Entry fee required.
In addition to the film festival, WFI is proud to launch and present the 1st WFI Shorts Tour Program. WFI is currently accepting entries for the 1st WFI Shorts Tour. The shorts tour will take place summer 2009 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. WFI Shorts Tour accepts films and videos, thirty minutes or under in length, directed or co-directed by women, from all genres: narrative, experimental, documentary, music video, and animation. Entry Fee is $25 if submitted by December 15, 2008.
To submit your films to SFWFF and WFI Shorts Tour visit: www.sfwff.com
Call for Entries: L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
The 2009 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (March 5-8, Hollywood, CA) is currently accepting submissions for short comedy films (30 minutes or less) and feature-length and short comedy scripts.
- Priceless industry exposure: Winners meet with production execs from Benderspink (American Pie, The Ring) and Generate.
- Great prizes: Over $35k in cash and prizes, including a short film production package.
- Celebrity support: Endorsed by comedy stars such as Bill Engvall, Kevin Nealon, and MADtv co-creator Fax Bahr, with additional guest judges and presenters at the festival.
So you think you're funny? Prove it! Submit your comedy script or short film today at www.lacomedyshorts.com. Hurry... Early Bird Deadline ends Friday, October 3rd.
Latino Professional Network's "Nuestro LA" Networking Event - Oct. 2
Network with over 1,200 Latino Professionals and Community Leaders on the pool deck level of the Bonaventure Hotel! As spaces are nearly full, it is strongly recommended that you reserve your spot today- do not delay. Join the LPN for one of its final events of 2008!
Latino Professional Network "Nuestro LA- Una Noche de Exito, Orgullo, y Alegria" Networking Event and Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Bonaventure in Downtown LA! Featuring Complimentary Tequila Tasting and Margaritas (Mexico) and Complimentary Mojitos (Cuba), Complimentary South American Wine Tasting (Argentina and Chile), Live Andean Music and Dances (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Chile), Ballet Folklorico (Mexico), Central American Dance, Live Salsa by "Chino Espinoza y Los Duenos del Son", Latino Art Exhibition, Complimentary Appetizers, and More!
Thursday, October 2, 2008, 6:30pm- 1:00am. RSVP REQUIRED!
Admission: $20 per person
For more information and to RSVP, please visit: