Latinos In The Industry
  June 3, 2008  

NALIP Hosts Where Are Their Stories at LAFF - June 21, 25

Where Are Their Stories?
¿Donde Estan Sus Historias?
Los Angeles Film Festival - International Showcase
(Canada , Mexico, 2007, 73 mins)
In Spanish with English subtitles

Nicolás Pereda's fiercely disquieting debut immediately places him in the ranks of countrymen Carlos Reygadas and Alejandro González Iñárritu as a gifted chronicler of a Mexico reeling with petty injustice and irrevocably separated into rural and urban classes. The deceptively simple story of Vicente, a young man trying to save his grandmother's land from her avaricious sons, is patiently deepened by Pereda's mesmerizing long takes and keen eye for emotional detail. Completed with minimal means but maximum intensity, the film presents a world where everything and everyone is for sale, but where grace can still be found in the spaces between.

Showtimes are:
Saturday, June 21st 4:30pm
AMC Avco Center

Wednesday, June 25th 7:00pm
The Landmark

Please visit the Los Angeles Film Festival website at for more ticket information.

Directed By: Nicolás Pereda
Writer: Nicolás Pereda
Producer: Catalina Pereda
Executive Producer: Nicolás Pereda
Cinematographer: Alejandro Coronado
Editor: Nicolás Pereda
Cast: Gabino Rodríguez, Teresa Sánchez

Call for Submissions: Fox Writer's Initiative

Fox Writer's Initiative Deadline - July 3, 2008!

Just one more month until the deadline for your original TV pilot scripts!

The Fox Entertainment Group's 2008 edition of its Diversity Writer's Initiative invites submission of original television pilot scripts in the multi-camera comedy, single-camera comedy, animated and drama formats. Eight pilot scripts selected from the 2006 and 2007 editions of the program are currently being considered for pilot presentations. Writers selected this year will be invited to attend a six week session at Writer's Boot Camp and subsequent consultation with WBC mentors during which their scripts will be rewritten and improved. The goal is to achieve scripts at a level of professional execution that may be submitted to Fox programming executives.


Click on CREATIVE, then FOX Writer's Initiative

LatinEyes Achieved Top Ratings for CBS Affiliate

LatinEyes, the Emmy Award winning show gets kudos from audiences in Sioux Falls. According to the February 2008 Nielsen’s book, LatinEyes challenged Regis & Kelly for the top spot. Both shows air at 9:00 am in Sioux Falls and LatinEyes was the second highest rated show in the time period.  “When we replaced our local news program with LatinEyes in February 2008 we knew we’d have calls from viewers. Viewers don’t like change and some have very strong opinions about replacement programs.  We are pleased with the program and hope for continued success in the time period,” said Karen Floyd, Program Director at KELOLAND TV & UTV. The CBS affiliate programming team was pleasantly surprised when the ratings for Latin Eyes gave the station a second place in that time period.

LatinEyes broadcasts in over 80 U.S. markets including Puerto Rico. The program reaches 50 million households via local stations, America One, CoLours TV and the AMG networks. It offers a high-energy topic mix with new shows airing weekly with the most up-to-the-minute coverage of Latino life in the U.S. Topic breadth is enhanced with celebrities like Benjamin Bratt, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Andy Garcia being interviewed in depth and video-travels to fantastic Latino countries like Argentina, Perú, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mexico. Additionally, personalities like Mexican boxer Mia St. John and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hold forth on sports, politics and outside the U.S. literary figures like Victor Villaseñor, Isabel Allende and Julia Alvarez open up about books, literature, and other topics. The show offers the latest music from artists like Juanes, Nelly Furtado, Cachao, Los Amigos Invisibles and Café Tacuba.

“There are very few English language shows that capture the essence of the new Latino identity. LatinEyes brings a real and sundry view of this identity. The latest Latin truth goes beyond Reggeeton and other stereotypes used by non-Hispanics to identify Latinos,” says Andres Pruna, producer of the show.

More than a third (35.7%) of firms majority owned by women of color are majority owned by Latina women according to the Center for Women's Business Research. Additionally, Latinas are the fastest growing segment of the U.S job force based on information provided by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

About LatinEyes
LatinEyes is an exciting, innovative weekly half-hour television show, in English, for everyone interested in Latino culture. Every week LatinEyes has a new show with the most interesting stories on entertainment, music, food, people and travel, all related to Latino culture. LatinEyes won a 2006 Northern California Emmy.



Rafael J. Rivera-Viruet
NALIPster publishes book about Latinos in Hollywood

NALIP member Rafael J. Rivera-Viruet and Max Resto have just published a new book that took over 25 years to complete and celebrates Latinos in Hollywood films over the past 100 years. HOLLYWOOD… Se Habla Español… a first-time ever coffee table book full of entertaining and informative stories of Latinos in Hollywood films: Highlighting positive images, remembering Latino heroes and creating the Hispanic Hollywood Hall of Fame.

The book, a Deluxe Limited Edition, contains over 200 photos and illustrations. The Preface is written by international film and television star Ricardo Montalbán.

To write, gather the research material and collection of images took nearly twenty-five years and now this first-ever high-end coffee table book is ready to be enjoyed by all. To see excerpts of HOLLYWOOD… Se Habla Español go to:

Antonio Cisneros
LPA workshopped doc screening in LA on Wed.

NALIP member Antonio Cisneros' LPA workshopped documentary As Waters Recede will be screening at the Directors Guild of America
this Wednesday in LA. It won several awards at NYU's film festival and was
nominated for the Wasserman, the top award of the school. The documentary is about
two hurricane Katrina survivors who were evacuated to New York after the

As Waters Recede
Wednesday, June 4
8:00pm screening
DGA building
7920 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Mabel Valdiviezo
LPA & LWL Fellow's short competing in festival

NALIP LPA and LWL fellow Mabel Valdiviezo's short "Soledad Is Gone Forever" is competing in the From Here to Awesome Film Festival. This innovative film festival will showcase in theaters worldwide the 10 most compelling films that get the highest reviews and comments.

Help Mabel participate in this showcase by:
1) Watching the 3 minute interview/trailer on YouTube
2) Rate the video and
3) Write a brief comment



"Sex" Continues to Drive Box Office
(Variety) - “Sex and the City” grossed a lusty $5.5 million on Monday at the domestic box office, underscoring the lucrative weekday market for female-skewing films and the pic’s unusually robust reach. FULL STORY

Matthew Modine on Fifteen Years of Making Short Films
(indieWIRE) - Two weeks after Matthew Modine's most recent short film, "I Think I Thought," made its North American premiere at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, the actor/writer/director spoke to indieWIRE about his decade-and-half-long career making shorts. FULL STORY

Latino Stars Endorse Obama in Video
(Denver Post) - More than 20 stars from the Latino music and film community released a Spanish-language video in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Thursday, days before Puerto Rico's primary. FULL STORY


Jobs & Opportunities

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

Online Advertising Traffic Manager, Los Angeles
SíTV is currently looking for an exceptional Traffic Manager who understands the significance of working for a fast moving, start up company. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Radio Director, CNN En Espanol
The director must have strong management and editorial experience; with sales supervision experience a plus; native fluency in Spanish and strong fluency (spoken and written) in English. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

ProTools Mixer for Production House
Production house in Van Nuys has immediate opening for a ProTools MIXER who can elevate a great spot or presentation with sound design. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Action/Thriller Scripts
6-17 Productions is looking for completed feature-length contemporary action/thriller scripts with a lot of action, but NO horror, supernatural, or fantasy elements. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Program Associate at Media Arts Center (San Diego)
The Media Arts Center San Diego is seeking three Program Associates to report to Executive Director and assist staff with the center's programs and administrative projects. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


From the Editor


Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
9513 Longden Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780

1323 Lincoln Blvd., #220
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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