Latinos In The Industry
  March 25, 2008  

LA MISMA LUNA Breaks Box Office Records!

Fox Searchlight and the Weinstein Co. had the most to brag about the box office this past weekend, as their Under the Same Moon broke the record for the biggest opening of a Spanish language film in the U.S., grossing 2.6 million from 266 locations. Studios noted that it did well in heavily Latino markets and at art house theaters. Per play average was $9,774 and the cumulative gross since Wednesday is $3.3 million.

LA MISMA LUNA also opened over the weekend in Mexico, where it had the highest opening of a Mexican film in Mexico for 2007/2008.

Muchisimas gracias from the film's Ligiah Villalobos and Patricia Riggen. Don't forget to continue your support when it opens near you!

CPB/PBS Producers Academy Workshop Scholarships

20 Scholarships Available!

CPB/PBS Producers Academy Workshop
June 21-27, 2008, Boston, MA

CPB and PBS are offering scholarships for 20 filmmakers to attend the CPB/PBS Producers Academy Workshop to be held at the studios of WGBH Boston, from Saturday, June 21-Friday, June 27, 2008. The scholarship includes the cost of the workshop, accommodations and travel expenses.

Over a seven-day period, participants in the Producers Workshop will attend an intensive course that covers a range of production skills. The goal of the Producers Workshop is to encourage a diverse and talented group of producers who will create new and greater programming achievements in public broadcasting.

All interested applicants must submit the application by 5:00 pm eastern on Friday, April 4, 2008. Further details and application form can be found at:

Cinema Screening and Networking Mixer

The Nosotros Filmmakers Network (NFN) in association with The Ricardo Montalban Foundation is proud to host its 2nd Cinema Mixer / Film Screening on March 25th at 8 P.M.

Come watch some great short films, make some new contacts, and support up and coming Latino filmmakers. The event will be held inside the Ricardo Montalban Theater in the main theater.

NFN 2nd Cinema Screening & Mixer
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 @ 8 P.M.
Ricardo Montalban Theater
1615 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
(Between Sunset and Hollywood Blvd.)

Doors will open at 7:30 P.M. Films will begin at 8 P.M. A 15 min. Q & A follows.

A mixer and raffle will follow with a Beer and Wine Bar and Finger Foods from El Portos Bakery. The bar will be taking donations for all food and beverages.

The following films will be screened at the 2nd Cinema Mixer:

We Are All Latino (Promo) - 4 min.
Directed and Produced by Adam Schlachter
Winner: Anheuser-Busch Filmmaker Grant

The Stain On The Sidewalk (Drama) - 5 min.
Written, Directed, and Produced by Adam Schlachter
Official Selection: SXSW, LALIFF, Sol Dance

L.A. Noir (Drama) - 15 min.
Written by Ricardo Acuna
Winner: PBS Independent Lens Competition

A Few Hundred Blows (Comedy) - 12 min.
Written & Directed by Iris Almaraz
Hollywood Premiere Screening

Rosas De Color Rosa (Drama) - 10 min.
Starring Fanny Veliz
Official Selection: LALIFF

Plus Much, Much More....

There is no entry fee and the event is open to the public. All bar proceeds and raffle tickets will go to help NFN-produced films with 2008 film festival entry fees. Thanks for the support.

NALIP Discount for Film Finance Summit

We’re hosting the Film/TV Production & Finance Summit on April 10 & 11, 2008 at the Luxe Hotel located at 11461 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles.

We like to offer NALIP members a 40% discount off our registration rates. Our summit offers an impressive roster to participating speakers and a great networking opportunity for your members.

Please see our summit web site for more information:

NALIP members may get a discount by using promotional code NALA8

"Spring On Spring!" Pass at the New LATC

Jose Luis and I and the Latino Theater Company would like to thank you for your continued support over the years. As you know, we are the new operators of the Los Angeles Theatre Center which reopened in October 2007 as THE NEW LATC with a World Stage Festival. Our vision for THE NEW LATC is to create a world-class performing arts center that truly reflects the cultural diversity of Los Angeles with an emphasis on presenting works by and for underrepresented communities. It is an ambitious undertaking, but is one we believe in and we need your help!

We are about to launch SPRING ON SPRING! - Searching the Soul of the NEW L.A., an exciting and eclectic series of music, theater and speakers which includes many genres of music: traditional, post-modern, blues, hip-hop, R&B and pop; theater: Latino, African-American, Asian-American and renowned speakers: Maria Elena Durazo & GRONK.

We hope that will consider buying a SPRING ON SPRING! PASS and attend as many events as you want for only $50.00 - A great deal!

We need your continued support! If you believe in our vision for THE NEW LATC go to and purchase your SPRING ON SPRING! PASS today. To see the SPRING ON SPRING! Schedule go to

Si Se Puede! Yes We Can!


NALIP at NM Filmmakers Conference & First Vision Forum This Weekend

Please join the New Mexico State Film Office for the combined NM Filmmakers Conference and First Vision Forum, featuring workshops, networking opportunities, and informational sessions with film and television industry experts. Featuring NALIP Trustee Jeff Valdez at Saturday keynote, presentations by NALIP-NM and NALIP ED Kathryn Galan in a Friday workshop on Academies and Diversity Trainings.

Click here for event descriptions and full schedule.

March 27th 29th 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, 330 Tijeras, NW.

Diana Romero
Has film playing in several 2008 festivals

NIÑA QUEBRADA, written and produced by NALIP member Diana Romero and starring NALIP member Yvette Yates was an official selection at:

2008 Santa Barbara Film Festival
2008 San Diego Latino Film Festival

and is also an official selection at:

2008 Women's International Film Festival
2008 Malibu Film Festival
2008 Newport Beach Film Festival
2008 Santa Cruz Film Festival

Please contact Diana Romero at for more information on the film and screening schedules.



Latino Film Festival Draws Large Crowds to San Diego
( - Latino moviegoers flocked in large numbers to the San Diego Latino Film Festival this year, hungry for more humane and realistic portrayals of their community. FULL STORY

"Horton" Still Roaring in Top Spot
(LA Times) - "Horton Hears a Who!" sat atop the box office again over the weekend, holding off openings of "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" and "Drillbit Taylor" to remain in the No. 1 spot, grossing an estimated $25.1 million. FULL STORY

Televisa Wooing Ally for Triple-Play
(Variety) - Mexican TV giant Televisa appears to be courting Spanish television behemoth Telefonica in a bid to sew up the Mexican triple-play market, edging out dominant telco Telmex. FULL STORY

Interview: "Towards Darkness" Director Jose Antonio Negret
(indieWIRE) - Director Jose Antonio Negret's thriller "Towards Darkness" stars Roberto Urbina and America Ferrera in the story of Jose, the son of a Colombian banker living in New York. FULL STORY


Jobs & Opportunities

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

Bilingual Editor for Reality TV Series
Seeking bilingual (English/Spanish) editor for TV series in Los Angeles. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Music Video Producer
Boutique Music Video Production Company (owned by director) seeks experienced Music Video Producer for freelance work. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting: These Charming Men feature
Primo Pictures is casting "THESE CHARMING MEN", an HDV feature about four childhood friends who take an eventful road trip up the coast and are forced to come to terms with their differences and father issues. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting: Salud short
Casting men and women for the short film Salud to be shot in Los Angeles. 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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