Registered for Conference 9? Take Advantage of Our Special Rate at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott!
Stay at the exquisite Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa. Don’t miss a minute of the Conference, networking or Market action. Be at the center of things.
Take advantage of fantastic rates: Single & Double $184/night, Triple room $215/night. Get your own room, or team up with another NALIPster. But you MUST make your RESERVATION there SOON. Call 1-888-637-3318. Ask for the NALIP Conference room rate.
Reservations must be made by Wednesday, February 21 in order to receive the group rate. Limited availability. Cancellations must be received by 4pm seven days prior to arrival.
Discount for NALIP Members to 2008 Film Independent Director Series
FILM INDEPENDENT is presenting its annual Director Series every Wednesday evening from February 20 to March 26. It's the place to hear from the best indie directors and their collaborators as they explore their craft. Attendees can hear from directors of films nominated for 2008 Spirit Awards as they talk about their work on a special series kick-off panel taking place on Wednesday, February 20.
NALIP members receive a DISCOUNT commensurate with FILM INDEPENDENT members. Non-member pass price for this valuable event is $280, but if NALIP members REFERENCE THIS EMAIL, they'll receive the FILM INDEPENDENT MEMBER PRICE OF ONLY $180. Single-night tickets are also available for the series.
To sign up for the 2008 Director Series at a discount, please state that your are "FILM INDEPENDENT SUPPORTERS" and part of NALIP. When registering online, make sure you fill out the appropriate field asking for their affiliation.
FILM INDEPENDENT is one of the leading organizations in L.A. helping filmmakers achieve their independent filmmaking goals. Click on http://filmindependent.org/eblast/08dirserieseblast13108.html for the latest details.
NHMC to Present 11th Annual Impact Awards
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) will present its 11th Annual Impact Awards Gala on Friday, February 22nd at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The annual fete celebrates outstanding Latino performances and also recognizes outstanding service and commitment to the Latino community. "We are once again delighted to honor those extraordinary individuals that represent the cultural richness and talent of the Latino people, as well as recognizing those corporations who continue to demonstrate their commitment to the American Latino community," said Alex Nogales, President/CEO of NHMC. The annual black-tie event will once again attract the best and the brightest from throughout the entertainment industry.
For sponsorship information or tickets, please go to www.nhmc.org
This year's honorees include:
Kate Del Castillo: Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture. A native of Mexico, Ms. Del Castillo was recently nominated for Best Actress in Mexico's highest acting honor, the Ariel Award, for her turn as a pole dancer/prostitute in "American Visa." Kate also appeared in "Trade" (2007) and will soon star in Fox Searchlight's "Under the Same Moon," solidifying her cross-over appeal, acting versatility and international stardom.
Culture Clash: Outstanding Achievement in Theatre. Founders Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza are the most well-known Chicano/Latino performance troupe in the country and have been utilizing their unique comedic perspective to entertain and provoke American audiences since 1984. Culture Clash is "theater of the moment," giving voice and expression to people in a certain time and place, punctuated by laugh-out-loud fun.
Alana De La Garza: Outstanding Performance in a Dramatic Television Series. An esteemed cast member of NBC's Emmy Award-winning series, "Law & Order," De La Garza plays Assistant District Attorney, Connie Rubirosa, and her star continues to rise. Born in Columbus, Ohio, to a Mexican-American father and Irish-American mother, Alana's other network show credits include CSI: Miami (CBS) and "All My Children" (ABC).
Adam Rodriguez: Outstanding Performance in a Dramatic Television Series. As Eric Delko on the hit CBS series "CSI: Miami," Adam Rodriguez is far away from his native Yonkers, New York where his first love was baseball. A sports injury sealed Adam's acting destiny and his big break was a small, one-liner along side Jimmy Smitts in NYPD Blue. Rodriguez can also be seen in the 2007 indie movie, "Take" with actress Minnie Driver.
Eduardo "Piolin" Sotelo: Outstanding Service & Commitment to the Latino Community. As "Piolin por la Mañana" (Piolin in the Morning), Eddie Sotelo is loved by the Latino community for the show's ability to not only entertain but to educate and uplift its audience. In 2007, Sotelo lead a writing campaign with his listeners that resulted in over 1 million letters that Eddie delivered to Congress, asking for fair and just immigration reform.
WHEN: Friday, February 22, 2008 - 6:00pm Reception - 7:00pm Dinner (Black-tie)
2008 The Imagen Foundation Job Fair
Creating Opportunities and Opening Doors
13th Annual Imagen Entertainment Industry JOB FAIR
FREE To The General Public - FREE Workshops
Saturday, February 9th, 2008
9AM - 4PM
Double Tree Hotel
924 W. Huntington Dr. Monrovia, CA 91016
(Huntington Drive exit off 210 Freeway)
No Registration Necesary
THIS IS NOT A CASTING CALL
Job Seekers: Dress professionally & Bring Copies of Your Resume
Scheduled Session Times
9:00 - 10:00 AM, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, 11:00 - 12:00 PM, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Attendees will be admitted in groups with a maximum of 300 per session.
Imagen is offering this event at no charge to the general public.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO www.imagen.org
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-344-9441
Creating a Production Company - Free Event at the Writers Store
CREATING A PRODUCTION COMPANY
FREE WRITERS STORE EVENT
taught by the authors of
"I Liked It, Didn't Love It: Screenplay Development from the Inside Out"
Rona Edwards and Monika Skerbelis
Saturday, February 16, 2008
The Writers Store
2040 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
The seminar begins at 11:00 a.m. and will be followed by a Q&A and book signing with Edwards & Skerbelis.
Edwards and Skerbelis present "Creating a Production Company." This free seminar will offer an introductory overall view of what it's like to create a production company. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and book signing with Edwards & Skerbelis.
The cost is free! BE SURE & RSVP EARLY - ALL ESE EVENTS ARE USUALLY SRO!
Please RSVP for the Writers Store event by calling one of their friendly product consultants at (800) 272-8927or emailing RSVP@writersstore.com or online at www.StoryLink.com
About the Instructors:
A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, Rona Edwards was Vice President of Creative Affairs for Emmy-winning actor, John Larroquette, Emmy-winning producer, Fern Field and Oscar-winning producer, Michael Phillips. With seven movies to her credit, including Out of Sync (VH1) and The Companion (USA/SciFi), she recently set-up up a feature Matchmakers at Warner Bros. as well as developed the movie Blind Trust which recently aired in 2007 on Lifetime Television.
Monika Skerbelis has fifteen years of studio executive experience working in the story department at Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox and running the story department at Universal Pictures. She is the Artistic and Programming Director for the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival. She is a producer with Edwards Skerbelis Entertainment (ESE).
ESE FILM WORKSHOPS ONLINE COURSE:
The upcoming ESE FLM WORKSHOPS ONLINE course, "Creating a Production Company," is a six-week online workshop designed to help producers, writers, directors and actors successfully create a shingle in Hollywood. This is not a "how to produce a movie" course but rather an innovative look at how to set up a company, the systems necessary to facilitate a production company, finding material, making contacts with the right companies, studios and/or networks, pitching projects to those companies and successfully managing a creative production company.
The online workshop will begin on February 20 thru March 26. The cost of this six-week course is $350.00. For more information visit www.esentertainment.net or www.writersstore.com