Latinos In The Industry
  February 14, 2008  
Announcements

HBO Brings a Real Inside Look to Conference 9
Register today to hear from these talents & execs

HBO is the presenting sponsor of NALIP Conference 9. They bring great resources and information to the entire event, including executive participation and the coolest opening reception.

Don’t miss HBO Director of Film Programming Leslie Cohen, VP of Documentary Programming Jackie Glover, HBO Films VP Sam Martin and filmmaker Isabel Vega (LA CORONA) at HBO’s panel “Inside HBO: Diverse Voices, Compelling Stories.”  Moderator Lorenza Muñoz, Journalist and former LA Times reporter will look at the ways in which HBO is positioning itself as a leading network for the delivery of compelling diverse stories that reflect the Latino community on a robust and consistent basis.  This discussion will focus on HBO’s varied Latino themed content, including the critically acclaimed series “Epitafios,” the dramatic forthcoming series from Mexico entitled “Capadocia,” the Academy Award-nominated short documentary LA CORONA, and the critically acclaimed new HBO Films feature SUGAR.

Register today, and come learn what opportunities exist for filmmakers in partnership with HBO, HBO Latino and HBO Latin America: www.nalip.org/conference2008/


Distributor Seeking Completed Urban & Latino Films

+Entertainment wants to help you distribute your English-Language Urban Latino Film!

+Entertainment has established itself as a leading distributor of Spanish Language Films in the home video market. We are interested in expanding our search for both completed films for acquisition and distribution as well as scripts for production.

+Entertainment is committed to showcasing films that offer expansive depictions of Latino culture. If you have finished films that meet our criteria for Urban and Latino-themed product and are seeking distribution, please contact us. It is an exciting time to be part of the fast-growing Urban and Latino marketplace and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please send completed films to:

Attn: +Latino Film Submission
+Entertainment
468 N. Camden Drive, Suite 250
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Please contact Liz Lohof for script submission procedures.

EMAIL CONTACT: liz@plusent.com


Call for Entries: International Indigenous Film and Video Festival

9th  International Indigenous Film and Video Festival
Bolivia, September 11-20, 2008

Deadline for submission of films and videos: May 16, 2008

The Indigenous and Original Peoples and the Peasants of Bolivia are inviting
The indigenous peoples of the world
The sister organizations in the continent
The organizations of communicators and media activists who identify with the indigenous peoples
All of the people and organization who produce, foment, and distribute the cinema and video of the indigenous and original peoples and of the peasants

Participate actively in the Ninth International Film and Video Festival of the Indigenous Peoples. Which we will celebrate in La Paz and in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
September 11 - 20, 2008. 

Through this event and the movement it generates we seek to affirm the full social, political and cultural recognition of the indigenous peoples.  We wish to highlight the value of the image and of communication in order to celebrate a plural world in which we as indigenous people can construct the future we desire.  We encourage the production of cinematic and video works that give voice to our peoples and depict them with dignity.  We strengthen the ties that unite the indigenous and non-indigenous communicators who are fighting for a more just world and for the full recognition of our rights to self-determination.

The Call for Submissions and the inscription forms may be downloaded at:
www.plandecomunicacionindigena.org
www.clacpi.org

Contact: Festivalindigena9bolivia@yahoo.com


On Bloody Sunday DVD Release Party

Kapture Films and Seskri Produktionz proudly announces the Warner Home Video/Polychrome Pictures DVD release party of its latest film “On Bloody Sunday,” to be held at 7pm on Monday, February 25th, 2008 at the Bungalow Club.
 
On Bloody Sunday,” from upcoming Latino writer/director Christian Sesma and producers Steven Salisbury and Eric Pono, is a feature length indie teen thriller depicting an unspeakable reign of terror wrought through the lures and seduction of a serial killer on MySpace.
 
To view the trailer, please visit:
www.myspace.com/onbloodysunday

ABOUT THE EVENT:

Location :   Bungalow Club (www.thebungalowclub.com)
                 7174 Melrose Ave.
                 Los Angeles, CA. 90046
 
Date: Monday, February 25, 2008

Time:         7:00pm

*Special guests in attendance: Danny Trejo (Desperado, Sin City 2), Joey Medina (Original Latin Kings of Comedy, host of 96.3 Latino), Ken Davitian (Borat, Meet the Spartans), G-Unit (SpiderLoc & HotRod), Playboy Bunnies and many more …
For further contact info: stevensalisbury@gmail.com

 

 

Special Conference Keynote
Picturehouse President Bob Berney

Yes, the man behind the release of PAN’S LABRYINTH and THE ORPHANAGE, plus AMORES PERROS, EL CANTANTE and Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN will talk to NALIP Conference attendees at the Keynote Lunch on Saturday, March 8 in Dana Point.

His affection for independent movies and his brilliance at envisioning their ideal release spans his entire career, and includes such coups as MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING and THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST.

Come hear Bob Berney’s thoughts on the indie production/distribution landscape as Picturehouse’s latest film, LA VIE EN ROSE, is poised to win 4 Academy Awards!  Register so you don’t miss it, on the NALIP Conference 9 website.


Daniel Eduvijes Carrera
Primera Comunion wins Best in Show at Tucson

PRIMERA COMUNION, written and directed by NALIP member Daniel Eduvijes Carrera, was awarded Best of the Festival at the 2008 Tucsonfilm.com Shortsfest. The winner of the 2007 Directors Guild of America Student Filmmaker Award, The Imagen Award, The Garcia Bross Award and numerous other festival accolades, PRIMERA COMUNIÓN is Daniel's masters thesis for an MFA in film directing from Columbia University in New York City.

For more information regarding PRIMERA COMUNIÓN or to request a
screener copy please visit the film's MySpace page.

News

Argentina Becoming Animation Hotspot
(Variety) - Argentina is becoming a Latin American hot spot for animation, with producers entering the field with projects that fuse local flair with international standards. FULL STORY


Redford Likes Phones for Distribution
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Robert Redford on Wednesday hailed the phone as a medium that could revive the short-film genre despite current low-viewing figures. FULL STORY

 

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Line Producer for Feature
IFP-nominated screenplay is seeking a savvy, passionate Line Producer wanted for low budget feature. Pre-production begins immediately. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

 

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