Latinos In The Industry
  August 21, 2008  

Grants for Documentary Film, Video, Radio and New Media

The California Documentary Project, a joint program of the California Council for the Humanities and the SkirballFoundation, supports projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. Film and radio documentaries can apply for Production grants up to $80k or Research & Development grants up to $10k. Interactive web-based projects can apply for New Media grants up to $25k. Projects must approach the subject matter from the perspective of the humanities and enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples and histories.

Please see for grant guidelines and a list of previously funded projects. For more info contact DEADLINE: October 1, 2008.

Call for Entries: Ruff Cutz Indie Film Conference

The Ruff Cutz Indie Film Conference (November 14th-16th, 2008) is currently accepting submissions of "Rough Cuts" of your film – i.e., you do NOT have to submit a final cut of a finished film!

The Ruff Cutz Indie Film Conference is not a film festival in the conventional sense, but a conference programmed with film screenings of rough cuts of films, allowing filmmakers to present works-in-progress to professionals, peers, and an audience for critical feedback. Also featured in the conference will be vendor exhibits and presentations by industry professionals, workshops, and a variety of networking events.

Deadline: September 30, 2008

For more detailed information on entry fees, forms, regulations, and a complete list of submission types, please visit our website at:

Boyle Heights at CASA 0101

CASA 0101 presents Boyle Heights
written by Josefina Lopez, directed by Hector Rodriguez
AUG 22 - SEPT 14, 2008

A dramatic comedy about Dalia a 26 year old college educated poet and dreamer, who must confront making a living and staying true to herself, when she is forced to move back in with her old fashioned Mexican parents.

with Belinda Arredondo, Yolie Cortez, Eddie Diaz, Yolanda Gonzalez, Eric Neil Gutierrez, Mario Valdez Juarez, Nicole Ortega, Charlie Romero, Ron Trejo

Fri & Sat at 8pm / Sun at 7pm
$15 Gen, $12 Students/Seniors, $10 Boyle Heights residents

CASA 0101 Theatre
2009 E. First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

FOR TICKETS: or 323-263-7684



Francisco Ordonez & Sandra Varona
NALIP members directing, co-producing indie feature

NALIP members, Francisco Ordonez hired to direct model/actress, Vida Guerra, in indie feature, Wheel to Live. NALIP member Sandra Varona will co-produce. Film also stars Khalil Kain of the CW show, “Girlfriends.”

Crime thriller revolves around a parolee (Kain) determined to stay straight despite being assigned to a high-end L.A. rim shop run by Guerra that he suspects may be a front for a drug operation. Wheel to Live is set to go into production in October and is also being produced by Carlos Dixon and Ricky Russert, in association with Laguna Films.

Francisco first gained recognition with his Columbia University thesis film, “st. paul” which has won several festival prizes including the NY International Latino Film Festival, and has been picked up by SiTV’s “Not So Foreign Filmmakers Showcase.” Francisco is also in development on the feature film, ASHER, a finalist in 2006 Tribeca All Access Program.

Francisco has also recently been selected for the competitive CBS Directing Initiative, a training program where he will be mentored by network directors, show- runners and other key network players.



Former Telemundo Chief Joins Cine Latino
(Broadcasting & Cable) - Former Telemundo president and CEO James McNamara will join premium Spanish-language film channel Cine Latino with the title of nonexecutive chairman, the company said Thursday. FULL STORY

Jackson, Walsh & Boyens to Work with Del Toro on Hobbit Scripts
(Screen Daily) - New Line has signed deals with Peter Jackson and his Lord Of The Rings screenwriting team Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens to collaborate with Guillermo del Toro on the screenplay adaptations of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and its sequel. FULL STORY

John Leguizamo's Shoes Walks to IFC
(The Hollywood Reporter) - IFC Films has acquired North American rights to the John Leguizamo-toplined drama "Where God Left His Shoes" from Paul Allen's Vulcan Prods. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Director, Affiliate Marketing at SiTV
SiTV is currently looking for an exceptional Affiliate Marketing Director who understands the significance of working for a fast moving, startup company. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Play Scripts for Production
Miracle Theatre Group is currently reading scripts for future production: English, Spanish and bilingual full-length scripts welcome. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Assistant to Director / Distribution Assistant
Award-winning filmmaker Jon Reiss seeking a director's assistant and DIY distribution assistant for his critically acclaimed film "Bomb It" about the explosion of graffiti culture all over the world. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION



From the Editor


Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
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