Latinos In The Industry
  July 17, 2008  
Announcements

Showbiz Budgeting / Scheduling and RepTools Demo for NALIP Members

Join us for an exclusive event for NALIP members only. Come and learn about the best tools for your production while networking with software experts and others in the industry.

Showbiz Budgeting / Scheduling and RepTools demo for NALIP members
Thursday, July 24, 2008
7:00 – 9:00pm
Location: 318, Inc.
830 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Class is FREE and limited to 40 Participants
Light meal / snacks will be served
Showbiz Software programs offered at 50% off

RSVP:
Leimomi Coloretti
Showbiz Software
310-471-9330
leimomi@ShowbizSoftware.com

Showbiz Budgeting
From Prep: Create any type of budget from commercials, music video, feature film, TV, corporate video, post production, and still photography.
To Shoot: Showbiz Budgeting keeps working as well. Its built-in actualization tool lets you track purchase orders, petty cash envelopes, payroll, and more.
To Wrap: Showbiz Budgeting delivers the reports you need to make your wrap pack-age look sharp.

Showbiz Scheduling
Why Showbiz Scheduling? Integrated, Industry-Standard Reports. Customizable reports including the call sheet, production report, shooting schedule, strip board, exhibit "g", and crew list are built right in, all linked directly to the schedule. Efficiently organize your project from first call to final wrap.

Anyone who wants to breakdown a script and schedule needs Showbiz Scheduling!

For more information on either of these Showbiz titles, please visit http://www.ShowbizSoftware.com or call (310) 471-9330.

RepTools 2008
RepTools 2008 enables your entire production office staff to collaborate and become more efficient.

Electronic documents, boards, top sheets, schedules, emails, and physical assets are organized in a central database and made accessible at a moment's notice.

RepTools 2008 will give you a leg up on the competition like no other.

For more information, please visit http://www.reptools.com or call
(310) 581-9500.


Deadline Approaching: 2009 Walt Disney Studios and ABC Writing Fellowship Program

In 1990, in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, West, The Walt Disney Studios and ABC set out to create a best-in-class program to increase the diversity of voices in the writing industry. Since then, the Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship has become one of the industry's best-known and most-respected writing programs with over 250 alumni among Hollywood's elite, including screenwriters, directors and television showrunners.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE - AUGUST 8TH

For more information or to apply for the 2009 program, go to:

Feature Writing Fellowship Program:
http://www.disneyfeaturewritingfellowshipprogram.com

Television Writing Fellowship Program:
http://www.abctalentdevelopment.com/programs_writers.htm


Call for Submissions: Disney ABC Casting Project (Submissions Begin July 21)

As part of its ongoing effort to discover and develop culturally and ethnically diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the Disney ABC Television Group's Casting Project will hold auditions for consideration for the ABC Talent Showcase.

ABC's Talent Showcase has established an industry standard in creating opportunities for talent, with the majority of participants being given the chance to audition for a variety of ABC (and other networks') pilots and ongoing programming.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING:
1. PLEASE SUBMIT HEADSHOTS AND RESUMES ONLY. NO TAPES.
2. DO NOT DOUBLE SUBMIT.
3. NO PHONE CALLS.
4. PLEASE NOTE SUBMISSION PERIOD.
5. NO SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE OR AFTER THE SUBMISSION PERIOD (JULY 21, 2008 - AUGUST 1, 2008).

SEEKING TALENT: Participants for the talent showcase must be at least 18 years old. Previous acting experience/training is required of all, but professional representation is not necessary.

ABC will contact selected actors to schedule an audition. If selected to audition, each actor will need to prepare a one-minute monologue from any published material. Original monologues cannot be used as part of the audition. Further details will be given upon contact.

ABC has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity in the entertainment industry through a variety of projects administered by its Talent Development & Casting departments. The Casting Project offers an excellent opportunity for talent that might otherwise go unnoticed.

SUBMISSION PERIOD - JULY 21, 2008 - AUGUST 1, 2008 (Do NOT submit before July 21):
ABC TALENT SHOWCASE - LA
500 S. BUENA VISTA STREET
BURBANK, CA 91521-4656


Call for Entries: We The People Film Contest

Albertus Magnus College is hosting a film event in Sept. entitled "We The People." This being an election year, we felt that the time was right to have such an event in the hopes that it would lead to dialogue and healthy debate around the Constitution. The deadline for submissions is around the corner. We encourage any film makers who might just have an opinion to express on camera to do so and submit it for the fall screenings.

The entries just need to offer some perspective on the aforementioned American ideals as they pertain or contrast to present American life. As examples, films can engage topics such as: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, separation of church and state, the right to bear arms… Whatever your muse wants to address.

There’s more information online along with a downloadable application: http://www.albertus.edu/wethepeople.html


Fool for Love Run Extended at Luna Playhouse

LUNA PLAYHOUSE, GLENDALE’S NEW PROFESIONAL THEATER PRESENTS:
SAM SHEPARD’S “FOOL FOR LOVE”
Public presentations every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm from
June 27 through July 26, 2008.
BY POPULAR DEMAND:
TWO-WEEKS EXTENDED RUN—JULY 31 – AUGUST 9, 2008

Luna Playhouse, 3706 San Fernando Rd. Glendale, CA 91204
Tickets are $25.00 available at www.itsmyseat.com or by calling (818) 500- 7200

Directed by Maro Parian
An American Classic that deals with the paradox of sexual attraction between
“half” siblings who can’t be together, but can’t live without each other, their violent emotions, constantly on the verge of going out of control driven by their passionately divided emotions.

Eddie has driven “two thousand, four hundred and eighty miles” to find May in a low-class motel in Mojave Desert where they expose their fifteen years of mixed and outrageous feelings.

Starring PJ Marshall as Eddie, Jacqueline Axton as May, Cooper Steve Anderson as The Old Man and Rick Nyholm as Martin.

Lighting Design by Henrik Mansourian
Set Design by Elna Kordijan
Property Design by Jessica Swapp
Sound Design by Ruben Aris

 

 

More NALIPsters on the Screen!

In addition to the NALIPsters listed in Tuesday's LITI, several other NALIP Members have films screening at the New York International Latino Film Festival. The festival runs from July 22-27, 2008. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see these great NALIPster films in the big apple!

DOCUMENTARY Films:

CALVARA HIGHWAY
Director: Renee Tajima-Pena and Evangeline Griego
When brothers, Armando and Carlos Pena, set off to carry their mother's ashes to south Texas, their road trip turns into a quest for answers about a strangely veiled past. As they reunite with five other brothers, the two men try to piece together their familya?Ts shattered history. Why was their mother cast out by her family? What happened to their father, who disappeared during the notorious 1954 U.S. deportation program, Operation Wetback? "Calavera Highway" is the story of seven Mexican-American men grappling with the meaning of masculinity, fatherhood and a legacy of rootless beginnings.

THE LAST CONQUISTADOR
Director: John J. Valadez
Produced by: Cristina Ibarra and John J. Valadez

For the past twenty years, the renowned sculptor John Houser has been creating a magnificent work that will make art history. He is building the largest bronze equestrian statue ever created in the history of mankind. There is only one problem: it is a statue of a mass murderer. His name was Juan de Onate and he was the first European to establish permanent colonies in North America. In 1598 Onate founded the city of Santa Fe, became the first Governor of New Mexico and explored the continent from the plains of Kansas to the Sea of Cortez, long before the Pilgrims even landed at Plymouth Rock. But Onate also murdered thousands of people, enslaved many more, made Indian women into concubines and, when his own colonists objected, killed many of them, as well. While the documentary follows John Houser as he realizes his artistic vision, it also chronicles the rise of a grass roots movement that stands in fierce opposition to the statue. Native Americans throughout the region vow to stop or destroy Houser's work because they see it as a monument to white supremacy and genocide.

"The Last Conquistador" raises troubling questions about race, power, the responsibility of the artist and the meaning of public art in an age of multicultural values and conflicting visions of the past.


SHORT Films:

A DAY IN THE THEATRE
13 MIN/COLOR/HD SUPER 8
Director Kenneth Castillo

EL OJO UNICO
18 MIN/COLOR/DIGITAL
Director Adrian Castagna

WAITING FOR HER
24 MIN/COLOR/HD
Director Alain Alfaro


Additionally, NALIP member Adrian Martinez appears in three films: as a lead role in MONA, and as roles in THE MINISTERS starring John Leguizamo and the short film THE TREE.

For a complete listing of all NYILFF screening times and locations, please go to the NYILFF website.


Alex Ferrari
Red Princess Blues Animated to Screen at San Diego Comic Con Film Fest

The new animated short film by Latino writer/producer and NALIP member Alex Ferrari (LPA '06 Fellow, and Mentor) and artist extraordinaire Dan Cregan will be screening at the San Diego Comic Con Film Festival. Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence is an animated short film prequel to writer/director Alex Ferrari’s upcoming live action feature film Red Princess Blues starring the lovely Paula Garces (Knight Rider, The Shield, Harold & Kumar). Artist and Creative Director of the Visual Effects House Numb Robot, Dan Cregan makes his directorial debut. RPB Animated is a chance to explore the world of “Princess,” the main character of Red Princess Blues. The film is done completely hand drawn with a few shoots using 3-D and pays homage to the great Japanese Anime films of the past.

Attending the screening and panel discussion are Paula Garces, Knight Rider, The Shield, Harold & Kumar; Alex Ferrari, creator/producer; Dan Cragan, director/producer. The film will screen on Friday, July 25, 2008 between 12:55pm - 1:20 pm in ROOM 26AB. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and then an autograph session with the star Paula Garces. She'll be signing Comic Con limited edition Red Princess Blues posters.

Click here for the trailer to Red Princes Blues Animated.

Click here for more info on Red Princess Blues.

Click here for more information on the San Diego Comic Con Film Festival.

 

News

Lionsgate, YouTube Strike Ad-Share Deal
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Lionsgate has signed a deal with Google's YouTube that will establish unprecedented cooperation between a film studio and the controversial Web site. FULL STORY


Emmy Nominations Announced
(Variety) - Although TV Academy voters cast the most ballots for the seven-part HBO presidential miniseries “John Adams,” this year’s Emmy campaign represented a major breakthrough for basic cable — rewarding several channels for their relatively recent commitment to original dramatic programming. FULL STORY


5 Latino Flicks You Need To See
(SiTV.com) - In anticipation of the upcoming New York Latino Film Festival, SiTV.com rounds up a handful of indie movies to order on Netflix, including the short film "St. Paul" by NALIP member Francisco Ordonez. FULL STORY


SnagFilms Acquires indieWIRE
(indieWIRE) - SnagFilms, which brings the best nonfiction films to a global web audience and promotes viral web distribution through virtual movie theater widgets, today announced the acquisition of indieWIRE, the leading news, information, and social networking site for the international independent film community, from its publisher GMD Studios. FULL STORY


Jobs & Opportunities

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

Casting: Martires y Asesinos Feature
UNTITLED Media Pro is casting its feature film, "Martires y Asesinos" (Martyrs and Assassins), produced by NALIP member Cristina Nava-Perez. In addition to casting numerous roles, the film is seeking production assistants. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting: Hispanic Mother in Non-Union Film
Indie film Charlie is casting the role of Maria, a Hispanic 45-55 year old loving mother, for a non-union, non-paying role shooting in the South Bay Area, Torrance. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

 

From the Editor

 

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