Latinos In The Industry
  May 22, 2008  

Call for Entries: The 2008 ALMA Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the 2008 NCLR ALMA Awards nominations. The ALMA Awards - which will kick off National HIspanic Heritage Month - celebrates the people's choice and outstanding artistic achievements of Latinos in film, television, and music and promotes the diverse, accurate, and proportional portrayals of Latinos in American media. The 10th ALMA Awards telecast will showcase extraordinary tributes to salte this historic event.

Visit us online at to see a complete listing of categories for consideration, qualifying rules, submission forms, and more.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, June 6, 2008 - 8:00pm EST / 5:00pm PST

Tape date: August 17, 2008
New Air date: Friday September 12, 8/7c - Tune in to the ABC Prime-Time Special!

Are you a past NCLR ALMA Award nominee or winner? Email Leroy Martinez at to request an invitation to participate in the 2008 Selection Process.

A presentation of the National Council of La Raza in association with LatinPointe, Inc., Michael Levitt Productions, and UnbeliEVAble Entertainment. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organiziation in the U.S. NCLR created the ALMA Awards in 1995 as part of its strategy to promote fair, accurate, and balanced portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry. For more information please visit or

NATPE Diversity Fellowship Program Reminder

Dear NALIP Member,

Through our partnership with NATPE, we’re offering you this great opportunity to be a Diversity Fellow at NATPE’s upcoming LATV Festival.

Here’s some information about NATPE’s 3rd Annual Diversity Fellowship Program:

In collaboration with the Walter Katz Foundation, this program offers a small group of emerging television and video content creators of diverse backgrounds with the next step in their career development. Through a series of mentoring meetings, workshops, networking and educational opportunities, the Fellows are afforded a unique opportunity to make valuable contacts and gain real insight into the television industry.

NATPE provides the Fellows with four nights of accommodation, all entrance fees to LATV Festival events (July 30 – Aug. 1), special lunches, networking events, one-on-one time with a mentor, and ground transportation. The Fellows are responsible for their own airfare and incidentals. The Fellows are chosen through a selection and submission process.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please download the application HERE and follow the submission instructions. Please note that the submission deadline is May 30, 2008, so please apply asap!

For more information, please contact Lance Yuen at or 310-857-1615. Invites You to the "Cine Latino" Social Network

Share your videos and make new friends @ "Cine Latino" Social Network Community


Latino film makers and NALIP members now have a place to upload and share their video and film work at latest multimedia community "Cine Latino".

Available in English and Spanish, "Cine Latino" is a joint effort with several Hispanic film organizations including NALIP to promote and expose the work of Latinos in the television and film industry in the US, Mexico and Latin America. social network on-line tools allow users to create personal profiles, meet new friends with similar interests and share multi-media files including: videos, photos and music.

Furthermore, every user is also able create their own free social network community to promote and share their interests with over 1 million registered users.

Gracias NALIP y nos vemos pronto @ "Cine Latino"

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Call for Entries : The Int'l Latino Film Festival - San Francisco Bay Area

The International Latino Film Festival- San Francisco Bay Area promotes Latino culture by showcasing the best and most recent works produced by or about Latinos in the United States and internationally. The Festival promotes cinematography of significant artistic and educational merit that expresses the cultural diversity of the many countries and roots of the Latino population and rich cultural heritage. The 12th International Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay Area will take place November 7-23, 2008 in San Francisco, San Jose, Marin, Berkeley, Redwood City.
How To Enter:

Enter online at:

Acceptable Categories: Feature Narrative, Feature Documentary, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, and Student film.

Exhibition Format: Acceptable formats for screening are: 35mm and DVD. All films will be shown in their original language. Non-English-language entries must have English subtitles.

Preview Format: For review purposes, all entries must be submitted on DVD only. Please send three (3) copies of the film. Non-English-language entries must have English subtitles. Please label your DVD with the title and running time of the entry. For international shipping, the customs declaration should read "Cultural material of no commercial value". Each entry title must be submitted with a separate entry form and fee.

Entry Deadline:
Early entries must be received by June 13th, 2008.
Regular entry deadline is June 27th, 2008.
Late deadline is July 11th, 2008.

Entry fee must be paid in US dollars and is non-refundable.

For Festival information please visit our website:

If you have any questions contact

Deadline Approaching: LA Shorts Fest

DEADLINE: May 26, 2008

LA Shorts Fest honors those individuals who have achieved excellence in short content. Accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the Festival is the largest, most recognized short film festival in the world. This year's Festival will include a week of educational panels, interactive and entertaining events also exploring the emerging markets of online and mobile content delivery. The Festival is also accepting creative music video or commercial entries, and offers Distribution Opportunities to all short content creators, not limited to Festival submissions.

LA Shorts Fest, the largest short film festival in the world, is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in five of our award categories: *Best of Fest, *Best Foreign Film, *Best Drama, *Best Comedy and *Best Animation

In past years, 30 participants have earned Academy Award nominations with 9 short films winning Oscars. Last year’s award winners received prizes totaling over $100,000. The festival annually attracts thousands of entertainment professionals looking for the hottest new talent.

For more information and to submit, go to:

TimesTalks with John Leguizamo, Graciela Daniele, Lin-Manuel Miranda and More (NYC)

The New York Times Presents
A Celebration of Talento Artístico: Two TimesTalk Events

Actors, composers, lyricists, choreographers, writers and directors from the Latino community have been bringing their creativity to theater and film everywhere. Join us for two exciting discussions in one evening, moderated by Robin Pogrebin, New York Times culture reporter.

Go Behind the Curtain – 6PM
Hear Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Graciela Daniele ("Ragtime," "Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life," "Annie Get Your Gun"), producer-director-actor Eugenio Derbez ("Latinologues"), actress Bianca Marroquín ("Chicago," "The Pajama Game") and composer-writer-performer Lin-Manuel Miranda ("In The Heights") discuss their work in theater. Whether performing in big Broadway musicals, directing and choreographing new shows or creating groundbreaking hits, these talented artistas are winning awards and attracting avid theater audiences.

Meet John Leguizamo – 7:30PM
Don’t miss this conversación with Emmy and three-time ALMA award winner John Leguizamo. As an actor, writer, director and producer, he has made an impact on theater, television and film. His next role is in the movie “The Happening,” opening June 13.

Monday, June 9th
6 PM and 7:30 PM

TheTimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, New York City

Tickets are $20 for each panel plus handling fee. Seating is first come, first served. Tickets are mailed approximately two weeks before the event; no refunds. TimesTalks programs are subject to change.

Order tickets online at or call (888) NYT-1870 to order tickets by phone.

In collaboration with TeatroStageFest, the Latino International Theater Festival of New York. TeatroStageFest is taking place June 2-15. For more information please visit

For further information regarding a press pass, please contact: Carolina
Valencia at (212) 556-5936 or via e-mail at

TeatroStageFest June 2-15 (NYC)

Celebrate Great Theater from New York, Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain!

The Latino International Theater Festival of New York (TeatroStageFest, June 2-15) invites you to enjoy its exciting line-up of local and international stage productions, concerts and comedy, family entertainment, and artist panels. Appearances by John Leguizamo, Lin Manuel Miranda, Chicago’s star Bianca Marroquin, multi-Grammy nominated Bobby Sanabria, telenovela star Francisco Gattorno, Miss Universe 2001 Denise Quiñones, and more! Featured shows in this second annual TeatroStageFest are in English, in Spanish with live English interpretation or supertitles, or performed with English and Spanish dialogue (bilingual). A multicultural festival for all audiences!

For entire TeatroStageFest calendar visit or call 212-695-4010. Group discounts available.



Alberto Dominguez
1944 - 2008

Alberto Dominguez, a dedicated documentary filmmaker who co-directed and co-produced The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood Cinema, passed away on May 10th. Alberto spent much of his professional career promoting social justice in front and behind the camera, producing and/or directing films such as Nicaragua Under Siege, Twenty Years..y Que?, on the Chicano Moratorium, Who We Are with Teatro Campesino, Danger: Kids at Work, exploring child labor in farmwork, and Frontiers, with Richard Rodriguez for the BBC.

Alberto began his career as a cameraman at the Los Angeles station KCOP, and worked at a number of television stations as a producer and cameraman, including ABC30 in Fresno, California.

One of his passions was to teach at-risk youth the magic of video production, and he conducted numerous workshops as an Artist in Residence with the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Youth Arts Grant. Documentary films that resulted from these workshops include We Can Do It, Last Chance, and Trial by Fire.

A gracious, kind-hearted, and generous man; He will be remembered for his talent, his kindness, and his commitment to the Latino community.

Alberto was, and remains, as good a friend as any of us will ever have. He’ll be missed and remembered.

He leaves behind many friends and colleagues, and his daughter, Felicia. for more information.

Keyla Wood
NALIPster stars in short in competition at Cannes

NALIP member Keyla Wood, has been screened this week at the Cannes Film Festival. Playing a lead role in EL DESEO, a short film by Marie Benito, chosen as an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival and competing for the Palm d'or. Keyla has been acting professionally in Mexican soap operas and films for the past eight years, and has also performed in off Broadway plays, at the Producers Club and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and New York.

Diana Romero
Niuebrada wins best screenplay, hair/make-up

Producer and NALIP member, Diana Romero, is pleased to announce that Niuebrada - starring NALIP member Yvette Yates won best screenplay and best hair/make up at the Malibu Film Festival and best short at the Santa Cruz Film Festival.

Niuebrada will be screening next at the 2008 Reel Rasquache Film & Art Festival on Saturday, May 31 at 6:00 pm. Luckman Fine Arts Complex, CSULA, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA.

For more information please contact Diana Romero at or visit


A "Latino" Year At Cannes
(AFP) - The 2008 Cannes film festival will go down in film history as the year with the Latin touch as Spanish-language movies, Latin themes and A-list celebs make waves at cinema's largest showcase. FULL STORY

Review: Che
(Variety) - No doubt it will be back to the drawing board for “Che,” Steven Soderbergh’s intricately ambitious, defiantly nondramatic four-hour, 18-minute presentation of scenes from the life of revolutionary icon Che Guevara. FULL STORY


Jobs & Opportunities

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

Hiring Production/Casting Assistants & Casting Teens for PSAs on Education (Ad Council)
We are hiring local casting/production assistants in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Detroit, Miami, and Philadelphia for a project that ends in July. We're also casting teens for Boostup Class 2009 who are struggling to overcome real life issues to graduate high school in the Fall. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting: Los Krazy Killers
Bryan Barrachina, best known as the front man of Spanish rock band, Évasur, shall reunite with Güstavo Stebner for the upcoming comedy, Los Krazy Killers. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Producer for Short (NYC)
Commercial Director seeking Film Producer for 10 minute short film to be shot on HD in NYC. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


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