Latinos In The Industry
  June 19, 2008  

The Los Angeles Film Festival Starts Today

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

LA Film Festival 2-for-1 Tickets for Ford Amphitheater

This weekend pack a picnic and join the Los Angeles Film Festival at the Ford Amphitheater!

As part of an exclusive offer for, you get get 2 tickets for the price of 1 on the selected screenings below, taking place at the beautiful Ford Amphitheater! Just say the special discount code INFOLIST2 at the Ford Amphitheater Box Office! Included are special screenings of Scarface, The Wasp Woman, and Highwater.

Swear-A-Long Scarface
Director: Brian De Palma
Friday, June 20, 8:30 p.m., Ford Amphitheatre

Two-hundred-and-twenty-six. That's how many times Al Pacino, in his iconic role as Miami gangster Tony Montana, and his fellow cast members say-ahem-well, drop the F-bomb. And that's just one word. There's plenty of other creative cursing in Scarface, Brian De Palma's coked-out opera of excess, hubris, and foul language. Featuring Pacino at his most baroquely brilliant, tearing into the machismo of Oliver Stone's screenplay, De Palma's film has become a cultural touchstone. Its influence on gangsta rap and hip-hop culture cannot be overstated, and everyone from Homer Simpson to Bill O'Reilly has been heard to quote the film.

Cinematic Titanic - THE WASP WOMAN
Saturday, June 21, 8:30p.m., Ford Amphiteater

Comedian and Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson has reunited with fellow Satellite of Love alums Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, Frank Conniff, and Mary Jo Pehl to form Cinematic Titanic. They will be live June 21 at the Ford Amphitheater skewering Roger Corman's 1959 non-classic The Wasp Woman.

Named by TV Guide as one of the best cult TV shows ever, Mystery Science Theater 3000 premiered in 1988 and quickly grew to become a fan phenomenon, hailed as the most original and hilarious show on TV. Now, 20 years later, comedian and MST3K's creator Joel Hodgson has reunited with fellow Satellite of Love alums Trace Beaulieu, J. Elvis Weinstein, Frank Conniff, and Mary Jo Pehl to form Cinematic Titanic. In this new comedic venture, the five—seen once again in silhouette in front of some of the worst B-movies you've never heard of—let loose with a rapid-fire running commentary of wisecracks, jokes, and non-sequiturs aimed at the screen and each other.

For this special live performance, the Cinematic Titanic crew will skewer Roger Corman's 1959 non-classic The Wasp Woman. Replete with bad acting, bad dialogue, and oh-so-bad special effects, it's the perfect comic fodder for Hodgson and his companions, who will turn this perfectly dreadful movie into an absolutely delightful evening.

Director: Dana Brown
Sunday, June 22, 8:30p.m., Ford Amphitheater

Equal measures a portrait of a distinctly Hawaiian way of life and an incredible surf documentary, Highwater profiles the men and women who gather every year on Oahu's North Shore for big-wave surfing's ultimate challenge, the Triple Crown. As surfers face turquoise waves reaching 30 feet or more into the sky, Dana Brown, director of the pulse-quickening Step Into Liquid, vividly captures the action of the competition while celebrating the close-knit community of surfers, a rich mix of fans, champions, up-and-comers, families, and living legends.

Featuring surfing legends: Kelly Slater, Tom Curren, Rochelle Ballard, Andy Irons, Jon Jon Florence, Carrissa Moore, Malik Joyeux, Mark Healy, Poncho Sullivan, Kalani Chapman, Sunny Garcia, Pat O'Connell, Sofia Mulanovich, Chelsea Georgeson.


2580 Cahuenga Blvd E
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 461-3673

Simply go to the Ford Amphitheater Box Office, and mention your discount code INFOLIST2

For more details on the venue or the film festival, please visit:

All Ford screenings sponsored by Indie 103.1, MetroMix

Invitation to Free Screening of La Misma Luna

NALIP members are cordially invited to a free screening of
"Under the Same Moon"
"La Misma Luna"

A feature film written and produced by Ligiah Villalobos

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2008
Time: 10:00am

Location: FOX Studios/Little Theater
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90035

Seating is limited. First come, first serve basis. You must be on a guest list in order to drive on to the lot. Photo identification required.

Please e-mail an RSVP BY JUNE 25TH to be put on the guest list. RSVP with your name as it appears on your Driver's License, phone number and e-mail address to:

La Misma Luna is also out on DVD this week!

Songwriters Rights Panel (San Juan) and BMI presents Songwriter's Rights 101: Fundamentals for Every Composer. The chat will take place July 8 at The Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music (6pm) and will present 3 attorneys with wide knowledge in music copyright.

Among the subject to be discussed are the essential information every composer should be acquainted with, why and where to register songs, the difference between mechanical, synchronization and performance royalties, and recommendations.

The event is free of charge but registration is required. INFO: (787) 287-8788 or

New Production Resource for Indie Filmmakers (NYC)

Showbiz Software Store Serves Up Everything From Macchiatos to MACs

If you haven’t visited Media Services’ newest Showbiz Software store in New York City, now is the time to stop by and enjoy a cup of java on the house. The 3,000-square-foot retail store, which fuses a Wi-Fi hotspot café with retail and educational uses, is located on W. 21st Street in the heart of New York’s commercial, television and film production district.

The store is New York’s first one-stop production resource for industry software, books, Apple computers, and an entire spectrum of film, television and commercial production supplies including purchase orders, petty cash envelopes, writing supplies, and much more. Software demos, onsite MAC stations, and a state-of-the-art conference room help filmmakers create a budget, schedule, script, or storyboard whenever inspiration strikes. Industry-related events featuring scheduled appearances of authors and producers as well as educational seminars, some gratis and some at a nominal fee, serve as added resources for the production community.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE to print out a coupon for a FREE COFFEE at the new Showbiz Software store in New York City.



Rafael Garcia
Lands staff writer position on ABC's Samantha Who?

We proudly congratulate 2007 Disney•ABC Writing Fellowship alum Rafael Garcia on landing a Staff Writer position on the ABC comedy Samantha Who? Rafael is currently working on writing some of the show's webisodes which will be available on later this summer.

Prior to being a writing fellow, Rafael participated in the National Hispanic Media Coalition's Television Writing Program and the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting.

The Disney•ABC Writing Fellowship is currently accepting applications for the 2009 program. Visit the website for more information and the application.



Javier Bardem Wins Spanish Prize
(Variety) - Javier Bardem has been awarded Spain’s National Cinema Prize. Adjudicated by Spain’s ICAA film institute, the prize comes with a e30,000 ($46,440) cash prize. FULL STORY

Franc Reyes in line for Palladium
(The Hollywood Reporter) - HBO is developing a Latino-themed drama with "Empire" screenwriter Franc Reyes. The hourlong project, dubbed "Palladium," centers on an upscale nightclub in New York and the tense relationship between the owner and his son. FULL STORY

Jackson Hole, CineVegas, and LAFF Offer Thrilling Short Programs
(indieWIRE) - With all the hoopla surrounding premieres and gala events, it's easy to overlook the amazing short films unspooling at the Jackson Hole, CineVegas, and Los Angeles Film Festival events. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Marketing Manager at Maya Entertainment
This position is responsible for assisting in the development and execution of marketing and publicity campaigns for theatrical, home video, television and foreign releases for Maya Entertainment Group, Inc. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Executive to President, OlympuSAT Inc. (West Palm Beach)
This position involves direct work with the President to facilitate important company projects for a fast growing television network, distribution and movie production company.


From the Editor


Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
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