Latinos In The Industry
  March 4, 2008  

Don't miss the Tech Workshops at NALIP Conference 9

Along with the great content offerings, the case studies, the parties, NALIP Conference 9 always includes the toys and tools you need to advance your projects.  Come see the exhibits from Gorilla, Public Media, Showbiz Software/Frameforge, Filmlook, Butaca and more.  And plan on attending two of the unique tech workshops during the Conference program.

Haven’t you been itching to get your hands on Red?!  That’s what you all told us at last year’s Conference evaluation.  Well, it’s here!  Only at Conference 9!  Cinematographer Ricardo Gale brings it down for a demonstration, and hands-on workshop, while his partner Sean Buck discusses all of your post-production workflow questions. 

Sunday we host AVID in a great technical workshop for the independent filmmaker.  Learn how you, too, can put it to use in your laptop. Find out how AVID jumped into the Latino indie field at the 2007 Latino Producers Academy™, delivering top-notch work on an indie’s budget. And preview some of their newest programs and tools.

Register before fees go up to attend the conference at a discounted rate.

Funding for Indie Productions: Linking Independents and Co-Producing Stations

LINCS from Independent Television Service (ITVS) provides completion funding in the form of matching funds up to $100,000 for collaborations between public TV stations and indie producers. Projects must already be in production as evidenced by a work-in-progress tape of at least five minutes. LINCS is looking for documentaries and innovative genre combinations. Only single shows of standard broadcast length (26:40 or 56:40) are eligible - no series. Programs should stimulate civic discourse and find innovative ways to explore regional, cultural, political, social or economic issues. Indie film and videomakers are encouraged to seek collaborations with their local public TV stations. Deadline: May 30, 2008

Check out the LINCS funding info at

Questions? Call Jonathan Archer at 415-356-8383 x284 or email

Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival, March 7-9

Festival will be held March 7th – 9th at the Landmark Theatre

The first ever Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival (LABRFF) kicks off on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. The Opening Night Gala will include red carpet festivities, the world premiere of Bellini and the Devil from Brazilian Director Marcelo Galvão, and a special ceremony honoring Thereza Maria Machado Quintella, the Brazilian Consul of the Consulate of Brazil in Los Angeles. Actor Fabio Assunção will attend the red carpet event on March 7, and Brazilian rap singer MV Bill will attend the screening of Falcon – Boys of Traffic (Falcão - Meninos do Tráfico), a documentary he directed based on his best selling book of the same name.

LABRFF 2008 will host the World Premiere of three feature films, the most ever for the festival, including: Bellini and the Devil, dir. Marcelo Galvão, Adagio Sostenuto, dir. Pompeu Aguiar and Big Game, dir. Steven Dieveney.

LABRFF will also host fourteen US Premieres the most ever for the festival including: The Grain, dir. Petrus Cariry, A lot of ice and two fingers of water, dir. Daniel Filho, Just for today, dir. Roberto Santucci, The Sound of Rio- Brasileirinho, dir. Mika Kaurismäki, Jogo de Cena, dir. Eduardo Coutinho, Sem controle, dir. Julio Uchoa, The Passenger- Adult Secrets, dir. Flavio Tambellini, The Island of the Earthbuster, dir. Ariane Porto, Mandinga in Manhattan, dir. Lazaro Faria, Falcon- boys of traffic, dir. MV Bill, The man who dared the devil, dir. Luiz Carlos Barreto.

A complete screening schedule with film descriptions is available at



Natalia Almada
NALIP Estela winner in the Whitney Biennial

Al Otro Lado (To The Other Side), directed and produced by NALIP Estela winner Natalia Almada, is screening at the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

March 6 - June 1, 2008
Screening Daily:
11:20 Monday - Thursday
1:20 on Friday

Whitney Museum of American Art, 954 Madison Ave @ 75th St., NY, NY 10021

A co-production of P.O.V. / American Documentary inc.

"A lyrical and beautiful account of border culture... humane, visually exquisite and resists simple descriptions."
- Robert Koehler, Variety

Anayansi Prado
NALIP LPA Fellow premieres doc at Guadalajara Film Fest

Children in no Man's Land is a documentary directed and produced by NALIP LPA Fellow Anayansi Prado that uncovers the current plight of the 100,000 unaccompanied minors entering the United States every year. This film gives this timely political debate about the USA - Mexico border a human face by exploring the story of Maria de Jesus (13) and her cousin Rene (12) as they attempt to cross the border alone to reunite with their mothers.

The film will be premiering this wekeend at the the Guadalajara Film Festival. Click here for more information on the festival website.



Can Michael Moore Save the Theatrical Nonfiction Market?
(indieWIRE) - After a dismal year for the theatrical nonfiction business, when aside from Michael Moore's "Sicko," only two documentaries - "No End in Sight" and "In the Shadow of the Moon" - made just over a million dollars, the iconoclastic documentary filmmaker wants to change all that. FULL STORY

Home Video Format War Just Beginning
(Variety) - Blu-ray still has to overcome an army's worth of fierce competition before it can officially crown itself the master of the global homevid village, and that next battle starts with the entrenched format Blu-ray is trying to usurp, good-old 480p-resolution DVD. FULL STORY

CW Downsizes, Sheds Comedy Division
(The Hollywood Reporter) - The CW is combining its drama and current programming departments and eliminating its comedy division. FULL STORY


Jobs & Opportunities

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

Latino Public Radio Consortium Project Director
The Project Director in conjunction with the Board, will develop LPRCE's strategic goals and business practices, and is responsible for securing long range, ongoing funding for the LPRC. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Promo Writer/Producer at SiTV
Si­TV is currently looking for a Promo Writer/ Producer to join our winning On-Air Promotions team. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Spanish Voice-over Actors
I am in the final process of completing my movie "Cielito Lindo" and am in need of 4 female actors and 4 male actors to do voice over. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting: Athletic Latino Male for Feature Film
Casting for a Male, Mid 20's to early 30's. Brazilian (or Latino), sexy and athletic. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


From the Editor


Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
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Temple City, CA 91780

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