23rd Annual Imagen Awards Winners
The Hollywood stars were out in full force as nearly 1000 actors, entertainment industry executives, film and television studios and supporters attended the 23rd Annual Imagen Awards Gala ceremony at the nearly sold-out Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Actors John Leguizamo, Edward James Olmos, Lupe Ontiveros, Eva La Rue and Cesar Millan, Leonor Varela, Carlos Mencia, Dania Ramirez and many more could be seen gracing the Gala’s Red Carpet as fans, media, and the general public flocked to the hotel’s lobby and ballrooms for a glimpse.
18 awards were presented in a diverse range of entertainment categories in addition to several Imagen Foundation legacy awards: Actor Tony Plana received the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award; HBO's In Treatment Producer/Director Rodrigo Garcia received the Creative Achievement Award; and Ligiah Villalobos, executive producer and writer of the feature film La Misma Luna, received the Foundation’s esteemed Norman Lear Writer's Award.
The Imagen Foundation bestowed the Creative Achievement Award to HBO's “In Treatment” Producer/Director and NALIP 2006 Feature Estela Award winner, Rodrigo Garcia; and the Norman Lear Writer's Award to Ligiah Villalobos, Executive Producer and writer of the feature film LA MISMA LUNA. Ligiah Villalobos received the 2008 NALIP Outstanding Achievement Award.
NALIPsters Kenneth Castillo and Karla Ojeda won the Imagen Award, in the category of 'Best Theatrical Short or Student Film' , for ' A Day at the Theatre' - episode V in The Misadventures of Cholo Chaplin - and also secured funding for the next ten episodes in the Cholo series. Look for Volumes 2 and 3 to come out by next summer.
The Imagen Awards were established in 1985 to encourage and recognize the positive portrayal of Latinos in the media. The awards strive to increase Latino representation at all levels of the industry by proving recognition to emerging and established Latinos in the entertainment industry.
The winners are:
Lifetime Achievement Award (Foundation Legacy Award): Tony Plana
Norman Lear Writer's Award (Foundation Legacy Award): Ligiah Villalobos, "La Misma Luna”
Creative Achievement Award (Foundation Legacy Award): Rodrigo Garcia
Film-Best Picture: "La Misma Luna"
Film Best Actor: Adrian Alonso, "La Misma Luna"
Film Best Actress: Kate del Castillo, "La Misma Luna"
Film Best Supporting Actress: Leonor Varela, "Where God Left His Shoes"
Film Best Supporting Actor: Eungene Durbez, "La Misma Luna"
Film Best Director: Patricia Riggen, "La Misma Luna"
Film Best Theatrical Short or Student Film: "A Day at the Theatre"
TV Best Documentary: "Brown is the New Green"
TV Best Primetime Program: "Ugly Betty"
TV Best Actor: Carlos Mencia, "Mind of Mencia"
TV Best Actress: Christina Milian, "Snowglobe"
TV Best Supporting Actor: Tony Plana, "Ugly Betty"
TV Best Supporting Actress: Dania Ramirez, "Heroes"
TV Best Variety or Reality Show: "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan"
TV Best Children's Programming: "Go, Diego, Go"
TV Best Local Informational Programming: "Fox 11 News: Alter the Melee"
TV Best National Informational Programming: "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee Presents I'm American! They're Not!"
TV Best On Air Advertising: "MTV3 Tu Pride"
Call for Submissions: Scholarship in Name of NALIP Media Advocacy Award Winner
In 2004, the Puerto Rican community lost an ally, advocate, community leader and urban warrior. Richie Pérez was a beloved activist and leader in the fight for social justice and human rights. He brought integrity, zeal and unity to many causes to which he was committed. These included the struggle for racial justice and against police brutality, Puerto Rican independence and universal human rights. As a former Young Lord and founding member of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Richie was our inspiration and conscience. Richie wrote and lectured extensively on the Puerto Rican urban experience and as a professor in the CUNY system taught classes in mass media, US social policy and the history of the labor and civil rights movements. Richie believed greatly in the power and potential of young people to create social change. He personally mentored many youth and believed that the torch of the movement for justice had to be passed on to the next generation.
In his memory, Comité Noviembre established the Richie Pérez Scholarship Award. The award recognizes a Puerto Rican young person for their commitment, activism and achievements in any of the areas of human rights and social justice that Richie held so dear. This annual award will both promote the advancement of new leaders in the movement for peace and justice, and also invest in their continued growth by providing support for their ongoing education and political development. The scholarship winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
1. Be of Puerto Rican descent
2. Document a minimum of one-year active participation and organizing work in a social justice or human rights issue.
3. Be enrolled in an accredited college or university by the fall of each year or at the time of the scholarship award
4. Be between the ages of 19 and 25.
Comité Noviembre will be awarding 2 scholarships this year from the application it receives by September 29, 2008.
* Application deadline is September 29, 2008
* Download Application Form
For more information on The Richie Perez Scholarship Award please contact:
Calling All Spoken Word Poets
IMMIGRANT NATION: A human Rights struggle for the new millennium is searching for spoken word poets for an independent upcoming documentary about the immigration movement. If you are a spoken word poet who has a piece about the immigration movement and are interested in being part of the independent documentary, we will be having auditions on September 5th. Spoken word pieces will be used as a form of artistic involvement within the immigration movement.
If you are unable to attend please submit a video link with your spoken word performance to firstname.lastname@example.org and a copy of your poem. If you are planning to attend please e-mail your name, title of piece, copy of poem, length of performance, and schedule time and date to email@example.com, Subject Title: AUDITION. Please be prepared to perform your piece in front of a camera. Selected poets are going to have a change to have their poems produce and participate in the documentary.
When: September 5th or September 12th
Where: Radioarte 90.5 FM corner of 18th street and Blue Island Time: 4pm-7pm
If you would like more information please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, Subject Title: QUESTION. This is an independent community production so any assistance and contribution would be greatly appreciated. We need to create our own history and work as a community.
UN LLAMADO PARA POETAS!
Estamos buscando poetas inspirados en el movimiento reciente de inmigraci para ser parte del documental independiente "IMMIGRANT NATION!". El documental esta basado al reciente movimiento de inmigraciSi estas interesado en participar vamos a tener audiciones el 5 y 12 de Septiembre en Radio Arte, De 4pm a 7pm. Para confirmar tu participacior favor manda un email con tu nombre, titulo y copia del poema a: email@example.com con titulo AUDITION. Tambien puedes mandar algun LINK de un video tuyo. Al asistir ve preparado para presentar tu poema en frente de la cra. Poetas elejidos tendran la oportunidad de que sus poemas sean producidos y participar en el documental. Si tienes alguna pregunta mandamos un email titulado QUESTION. Esta es una produccindependiente, agradecemos tu asistencia y contribuciNecesitamos crear nuestra propia historia y trabajar juntos.
Cuando: September 5th or September 12th Donde: Radioarte 90.5 FM corner of 18th street and Blue Island Hora: 4pm-7pm
Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble New Works Festival
Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble Presents The First Annual NEW WORKS FESTIVAL
A weekend dedicated to promoting, producing and celebrating the work of Latino playwrights. The winning selection will be produced by BOFLTE and will open the theater company's 2009 season. Distinguished judges include Jesus Reyes, Monica Palacios and Gina Davidson. Nation-wide submissions were received and the six finalists represent the best of East, West and Southwest Latino writers.
Friday, August 29
Midnight Mass by Mel Nieves
La Cancion De Los Pajaritos by Mercy Vasquez
Saturday, August 30
Brown Baby by Carlos Morton
The Medea Complex by Patricia Crespin
Sunday, August 31
Miss Lebron by Rene Solivan
Hurricane In A Glass by Kimberly Del Busto
Where: 310 W. 5th Street (2nd Floor-near the corner of 5th & Broadway, above the El Curtido Restaurant) Santa Ana, CA 92701
General Admission on Friday and Saturday $10.00, Sunday $15.00 (includes reception) or $30.00 for the entire weekend. You may attend one or both readings daily.
For reservations email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (714)540-1157 or visit us at: www.breathoffire.org
Background: Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble was founded in 2003 and is the only Latina Theater Company in Orange County. Based in Santa Ana, Breath of Fire produces stage work to reflect, impact, and empower the Latina/o experience. We believe and support that "theater is not only a tool for education and entertainment, but a tool for transforming the future of our community."- Eva C. Vasquez, Theater Writer/Artist.
LA International Children's Film Festival Seeks Latin American Films
The 4th Annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival seeks a few more locally produced short films with Latin American themes and characters, or by Latin American filmmakers, for our opening weekend. The films should be suitable for a children and/or teen audience.
The 4th Annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival takes place Sept. 20-Oct. 12 at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach (Sept.20-21) ; the E for All Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Oct. 4-5) and Oct. 12 at Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena. We will screen more than 150 films from around the world for children and/or teens - animation, live action and documentary. Also, workshops and special guests.
Contact us at email@example.com or at (760) 470-2481.
"Que Viva! Cine Latino" Outdoor Film Series (San Diego)
Media Arts Center San Diego's San Diego Latino Film Festival and Otay Ranch Town Center bring the best of Spanish language shorts and feature films to enjoy this September at the 2nd Annual Que Viva! Cine Latino 2008 presented by AT&T Uverse. In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the public is invited to experience a collection of popular Latino films. In addition there will be a Latino art exhibit and live entertainment. Held weekly in September, film screenings and events will take place Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM September 3, 10, 17 and 24 in the Food Pavilion at Otay Ranch Town center. All screenings, and events are free and open to the public.
The film schedule is as follows:
September 3rd - Bella starring Eduardo Verastegui
September 10th - Collection of Short Family Films from past Latino Film Festivals: Tyger, Lapsus, Journey to Mars, Tragic Story with Happy Ending, Nina Que Espera, Saliva, Mi Tio Paco, and El Ataque de Los Kriteros Asesinos
September 17th - The Motorcycle Diaries starring Gael Garcia Bernal
September 24th - Ladron que Roba a Ladron starring Miguel Varoni
The schedule for each evening will include the following:
6:30PM - Arte Latino Exhibition of local and nationally recognized Latino artists & Live Music of local Latino musical groups (including Karlos Paez from B-Side Players, Ballet Folklorico, Tapatio de San Diego, BatuqueDanca Brasil, Maracatu Jangada ); and then, 7:30PM - Screening of short films and a Latino feature films.
All film screenings and events are free and open to the general public.
Visit the Otay Ranch Town Center web site for more event information:
www.otayranchtowncenter.com or visit Media Arts Center San Diego's San Diego Latino Film Festival website at: www.sdlatinofilm.com