Latinos In The Industry
  August 14, 2008  

Invitation to Screenings of HBO Latino's New Series Capadocia

HBO Latino invites you to a screening of CAPADOCIA, Un Lugar Sin Perdón, a new series with Ana de la Reguera.

Capadocia is set in a fictional women's prison in Mexico City. Corruption runs rampant as prison rights attorney Teresa Lagos (Dolores Heredia) fights for a humane rehabilitation program, while corporate shill Federico Marquez (Juan Manuel Bernal) schemes to privatize the prison and use the women as cheap manual labor. The series features Ana de la Reguera, Alejandro Camacho, Juan Manuel Bernal, Dolores Heredia, and Cecilia Suarez.

Receive a pass for Two people to the screening of Capadocia. RSVP by selecting your city below:

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This is an e-ticket screening. Please provide a valid email address as you will be contacted via email with more information about the screening in your city. If you are under 18 you cannot provide any information about yourself. While supplies last. Quantity of available screening passes for giveaway will be based on theater capacity in each market. Theater is overbooked to ensure a full house, so arrive early. Pass does not guarantee a seat. Limit one pass per person. Each pass admits two people. By providing your information you agree to receiving future comunications from HBO Latino.

Call for Entries: Gasparilla International Film Festival

The 3rd annual Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa Bay), showcasing US and Latino independent films, is now accepting submissions! With a continuing large Hispanic film presence, the Gasparilla International Film Festival will take place over 10 days, from Thursday, February 26th- Saturday, March 7th, 2009.

GIFF will feature over 120 films, including many films from Latin America as in past years. The categories:
- Global Panorama
- Focus on Florida
- North American - Documentary
- Cuba - Sidebar
- Fun & Fear
- Short Films
- North American - Narrative
- Young Filmmaker

The 10 day competitive festival will be juried by reputable filmmakers and
journalists who are industry professionals. Jury and Audience Awards will honor the following categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture -Short, Best Picture - Feature, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best Latin Film, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Homegrown Music Video, and the Young Filmmaker Award.

The festival will take place at venues in and surrounding Ybor City - Tampa’s National Historic District and Latin Quarter. Past screenings have included "Dream Havana" (US/ Cuba), "Tom Ze" (Brazil), "Tocar Y Luchar" (Venezuela), "Man of 2 Havanas" (US/Cuba), "Tocar Y Luchar", "It's Better That Gabriela Doesn't Die" (Mexico), "El Custodio" (Argentia), and many more films from Latin American and US Hispanic filmmakers.

Please see our listing on WithoutaBox or go to our website at for more details.

The New LATC Summer Youth Conservatory Free Show

The New LATC Summer Youth Conservatory Presents "Dreams" / "Sueños". FREE! / GRATIS!

The Summer Youth Conservatory at THE NEW LATC has been developed under the leadership of UCLA Professor Jose Luis Valenzuela to create an opportunity for high school students from under served communities to experience and train in a conservatory setting. This performance is the culmination of 10 days of work.

Saturday, August 16, 2008
3:00 pm Performance
4:00 pm Reception
(Los Angeles Theatre Center)
Theater 3
514 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
(downtown between 5th & 6th)

Come out and support the next generation of theater artists!

Raymond Alvarez
Angela Arriaga
Iyari Arteaga
Giselle Bonilla
Laura Garcia
David Gordezky
Martha Guzman
Janette Jara
Crescencia Juarez
Tia Kerns
Ariana Maya
Ana-Cecilia Mendoza
Jeanette Mendez
Annelise Shafer

Jose Luis Valenzuela
Tiffany Antone
Linda Yvette Chavez

Robert Beltran
Lupe Ontiveros
Tamara Pullman
Sal Lopez
Geoffrey Rivas

Coordinated By Linda Chavez, Educational Programming
Latino Theater Company / THE NEW LATC

514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 489-0994 tel (213) 489-1851 fax



Latino Producers Academy in New Mexico

Article by Megan Kamerick, New Mexico Business Weekly

Tucson’s loss is Santa Fe’s gain. The nonprofit National Association of Latino Independent Producers, or NALIP, has moved its Latino Producers Academy to the state after holding it for five years in Arizona and it has big plans to grow the training program here, along with the New Mexico Filmmakers program.

“We want to make this a Latino Sundance and a real year-round professional development for Native New Mexican and Latino talent here,” said Kathryn Galan, executive producer of NALIP. “We felt we could continue and expand our mission to New Mexico filmmakers by bringing the program here and we could dovetail with the Film Office and the governor’s mission of developing above-the-line talent and stories, and also participate in their commitment to training below-the-line New Mexican Latinos and Natives in the production and intern part of our program.”

Below-the-line is an industry phrase that refers to crews on films. Above-the-line generally means the creative teams behind productions, such as writers, producers, directors and actors. New Mexico’s film industry has been successful in working with schools here to train crews for film productions, but state officials also want to focus on promoting more creative talent here, such as writers and directors.

The NALIP academy is an intensive three-week program that offers professional development activities for budding American Indian, Latino and New Mexican filmmakers, both in documentary work and independent features. It’s designed for producers and directors who create or intend to create feature films, documentaries and series for network, cable or public television.

The program draws on the expertise of independent film and television producers and executives who mentor and support the participants. The goal is to produce more producers and directors who can help fulfill NALIP’s mission of promoting the advancement, development and funding of Latino film and media arts.

This year’s academy has 20 documentary fellows and 16 feature fellows. Seven are from New Mexico. The academy is also using more than 50 New Mexico crew members as well.

The feature fellows learn about acquiring material, working with writers, setting up production companies, building a creative team and other business decisions. The directors are given a professional crew, cast and a set of mentors to rehearse, shoot, edit, score and evaluate scenes from their features so they have a feeling for how they will make creative decisions in the context of a full production, Galan said.

“It helps them work out the kinks and they have the space to take risks,” she said. “They come away with a solid foundation for making a feature film.”

Half of the documentary fellows are in production and development, half are in post-production and have rough cuts of their projects, so they attend with their editors, Galan said.

The curriculum covers story structure, funding, creating sample trailers, rights and clearances and it even has composers who work with the productions.

The Center for Contemporary Arts will host an event on Aug. 13, where the documentary fellows will show scenes from their projects and will pitch their ideas to a funding panel from public television and other outlets. The Institute of American Indian Arts will host a screening of the Sundance feature film "Sleep Dealer" in conjunction with the academy on Aug. 15 at 8:15 p.m. Those events are open to the public. An event for the feature fellows on Aug. 21 at the Inn at Sunrise Springs will feature their work as well, but that is not open to the public.

Jodi Delaney, program director for the New Mexico Filmmakers initiative in the state Film Office, said she attended a NALIP conference with Lisa Strout, director of the film office, and realized the academy was a perfect fit for the state’s agenda of nurturing homegrown filmmakers.

“Without exception, every one of the fellows said how this changed [his or her] life,” she said. “They came out completely different producers than when they came in.”

Gov. Bill Richardson has an ambitious agenda to build a sustainable media community in New Mexico, Delaney added, and this dovetails well with that strategy.

The New Mexico fellows in this year’s Latino Producers Academy include: Darryl Deloach and Marcos Ramirez whose film is “The Liberation of Taos Ski Valley”; Claudio Ruben, who is making “Salaam Shalom”; Kelly Kowalski with “Spoiled”; Jerry Angelo and his film “Something Evil in the Apple Orchard”; Conrad Gomez, who is making “Sabino Days”; and Monica Winter, whose film is “Highway 101.”

Key New Mexico advisors to the academy include: Carlos Peinado with the Institute of American Indian Arts; Jon Hendry with IATSE Studio Mechanics Local 480; actor Gary Farmer; Dyanna Taylor, director of photography; Chad Davis, program director for KNME; Ted Garcia, former KNME station manager and now senior vice president for TV content with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and writer/director Joan Tewkesbury.

The state’s New Visions/New Mexico program is accepting applications through Sept. 5 at 5:00 p.m. It provides a total of $160,000 in contracts for New Mexico-based producers and directors to create narrative films, documentaries, animated and experimental works.

Joseph Julian Gonzalez
NALIPster scores film on Lifetime Movie Network

Little Girl Lost, a movie scored by NALIP member Joseph Julian Gonzalez, will premiere on Sunday, August 17 at 8PM ET/9PM PT on Lifetime Movie Network.

Judy Reyes (“Scrubs”), Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”), A Martinez (“General Hospital”) and Hector Luis Bustamante (“The Shield,” “24”) star in this Lifetime Movie Network original film, the incredible real-life tale of a mother’s (Reyes) intuition that never wavered throughout her six-year search for her daughter. The movie also stars Marlene Forte as Tatita (“CSI,” “Real Women Have Curves”) and introducing Jillian Bruno (“Dexter”) as Delimar.



Paula Wagner Leaves UA
(Variety) - Paula Wagner on Wednesday announced that she will be exiting as chief
executive officer of United Artists. FULL STORY

Olympic Stars Struggle in Showbiz
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Sure, Michael Phelps has racked up more medals than any other Olympian in history, but turning his gold into Madison Avenue or Hollywood cash will be far trickier. FULL STORY

From Here to Awesome Takes the Fest to the 'Net
(indieWIRE) - A decade has passed since Lance Weiler began his crusade to proliferate the use of digital technology in the independent film community, and he's finally starting to see the fruits of his labor. FULL STORY

Chile, Dominican Republic/Mexico Take Awards at Locarno Open Doors
(Screen Daily) - In a banner year with a Latin American focus and 550 meetings, Open Doors gives top grants of $46,000 each to By The Fire and Jean Gentil. FULL STORY (subscription)

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Web Project Manager at SiTV
SiTV is seeking a motivated individual to manage the day-to-day operations of project teams performing interactive builds, updates and maintenance of websites that capture user generated content for our on-air programs. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

CG Supervisor
The feature film First Fear is looking for a CG supervisor with significant experience in studio films, be a visionary and capable of independently running, guiding and mentoring a large CG team with members at various levels of experience. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Interns and Volunteers at Media Arts Center San Diego
Media Arts Center San Diego is currently seeking assistance with the several of their programs and services. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


From the Editor


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