Latinos In The Industry
  June 26, 2008  

Conference 9 Audiocasts Now Online!

Did you miss part of Conference 9? Did you find the choice between the SLEEP DEALER case study and “Latinos Directing TV” to difficult to make? Do you want to hear again some the valuable wisdom shared by HBO’s execs on “Diverse Voices, Compelling Stories? Or “Hip Hot Reality TV” moderator Luis Barreto and his panelists, like Chris Abrego and Enrique Guillen? Do you want to review some of Conference 9’s DocFundamentals courses on Fundraising or Successful Sample Tapes?

Click here to visit the NALIP Conference 9 Audiocasts Today! Stream them or download them to your iPod. Check out the library from past Conference sessions. A great filmmaker resource from Latino professionals, just for NALIP!

Untitled MTV Singing Group Project

MTV is conducting a nationwide search for the HOTTEST pop group of the FUTURE! We’re looking for UNIQUE and INNOVATIVE singing groups that can bring pop music to the next level! Selected groups will compete for a chance to win $100,000.

Casting calls will be held in the following cities:
Chicago, IL – Sunday – June 29th
New York, NY – Wed. – July 2nd
Miami, FL – Saturday – July 5th
Atlanta, GA – Tues. – July 8th
Los Angeles, CA – Friday – July 11th

Groups must be made up of 3-6 members, ages 18 and up.

We're looking for vocal focused groups a la Destiny's Child, Pussycat Dolls, Day 26, Black Eyed Peas, Nsync, Jonas Brothers etc. I

To book an audition appointment, email us at:

For more info, check out: &

Invite to 2008 Stars for the Arts Celebration of Latin Jazz

Save the date for the Los Angeles Music and Art School's 2008 Stars for the Arts Celebration of Latin Jazz

José Rizo
KJAZZ 88.1 host and
Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars

Thursday, August 14, 2008 – 7:00 pm
at the Ford Amphitheatre
Just off the 101 (Hollywood) freeway, across from the Hollywood Bowl.

For more information:
Call: 323.262.7734

Concert Tickets: $50 & $35
Order your tickets online today!
Or click here to download and mail-in a ticket order form.

Sponsored in part by:
The Walt Disney Company
La Opinión
Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus

For sponsorship opportunities click here

Free Screening of Youth Docs on I.C.E Raids, Gang Violence, American Dream

MEDIA ARTSCENTER SAN DIEGO'S Teen Producers Project will host a FREE screening of three of its' latest videos on Friday, June 27th at 6:30PM at Crawford High Educational Complex - Auditorium (4191 Colts Way, SD,92115).

Student filmmakers from a variety of San Diego neighborhoods have produced three compelling short documentaries that examine Immigration Policy, Community Violence and the experiences of Refugees and immigrants pursuing the American Dream. Working alongside media arts instructors from the MEDIA ARTS Center San Diego, teen filmmakers interviewed, researched and produced socially conscious documentaries about these important issues that impact the lives of people in their communities.

After the screening, youth filmmakers, instructors, scholars and experts will have a short dialogue with the audience about the experiences making these videos. This is a free event open to the public.


The World Premiere of Perspectives of the American Dream - Teens compare and contrast the experiences of individuals from two specific San Diego communities, East African Refugees and Latinos, in order to examine the opportunities and obstacles these two communities face as they attempt to establish a life for themselves in a new city and country. The project was made possible by support from the California Council For the Humanities.

I Want My Parents Back - I Want My Parents Back focuses on the issue of immigration by highlighting the story of a local San Diego family, the Munoz family. Teens explore the ways the current immigration policy in their community affects the lives of its residents. I Want My Parents Back was recently selected to be screened at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on June 12-26 in New York City. This documentary was funded by The Bravo Foundation.

Fighting Community Violence - In Fighting Community Violence Teen Producers from the MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO document the effects gang violence has on former gang members, emphasizing the consequences of joining a gang as well as providing positive alternatives to participating in gang activity.

For more information about the Teen Producers Project and the upcoming screening, please call 619-230-1938 x 101 and/or visit


Funding Deadline: Sundance Documentary Program

In a world where truth is stranger than fiction, we can help you tell the stories that must be told.

Each year, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program awards up to $1.5 million in grants to support documentary films focused on contemporary social issues. Films supported have included My Country, My Country; Why We Fight; Born Into Brothels; Iraq in Fragments; The Inner Tour; The Devil Came on Horseback; and Everything's Cool. If you believe that creative non-fiction filmmaking is vital to society, and you are an artist with passion for the work of storytelling, we want to hear about your project. Tell us what you see.

JULY 7, 2008
FEBRUARY 5, 2009

You may submit anytime BEFORE the deadline.
Awards will be announced in November for the July deadline
and in June for the February deadline.

For the rest of the story or to apply online, visit the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program's website.



Insiders, Observers, and Others Wonder: Is the Sky Really Falling?
(indieWIRE) - By Sunday, 24 hours after Mark Gill delivered his keynote speech "Yes, The Sky Reall Is Falling" at the Los Angeles Film Festival, numerous people were buzzing about his remarks, but on Monday, as insiders began forwarding online links to the transcript speech, the reaction intensified. FULL STORY

Execs Uneasy as Europe's D-cinema Lags
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Studio anxiety over the slow pace of Europe's conversion to digital cinema was apparent Thursday at a closing-day seminar at Cinema Expo. FULL STORY

Review: WALL-E
(Variety) - Pixar's ninth consecutive wonder of the animated world is a simple yet deeply imagined piece of speculative fiction. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Administrative Coordinator
The American Pavilion, a communications and hospitality center at the Cannes Film Festival since 1989, seeks a mature, dynamic team member with experience in youth programs to assist with the management of three established student programs in Cannes, Venice, and Los Angeles. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Green Screen Studio Manager
New Hollywood Production Studio seeks experienced person for a key position in green screen stage operations management. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting: La Casa De Bernarda Alba Play
Glendale, CALuna Playhouse presents La Casa De Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca, casting 8 FEMALES, age 18-65, blingual in English/Spanish. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


From the Editor


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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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