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Strategies For Success - Before the Conference Begins!
Kick off your NALIP Conference experience with success! NALIP invites you to inspirational sessions with three charismatic leaders from the Latino community. Come down early for Conference 9 on Friday, March 7, and catch one of these three sessions from 11 am – 4 pm.
First up, Strategies for Success from producer, entrepreneur and activist Moctesuma Esparza. Mr. Esparza will explore the philosophical approach to language and intention that is essential for personal transformation. Pre-registrations have been taken for this session; come at 11 am if you want to be on the waiting list.
Susan Orosco, author of Latino Power: Seven Powers all Latinos Have Upon Which to Build an Empire, will showcase the inner power that all Latinos have that enables them to overcome adversity, and then she will point ways to build a foundation strong enough to hold a multitude of exciting dreams. She brings truth and motivation to all her speeches. We welcome her at 1:00 pm
Mr. Jeff Valdez (pictured) held the vision to found SíTV for many years. Now he is launching two new companies and joining the Boards of two others. With humor and vitality, Mr. Valdez communicates his recommendations for emerging producers and leaders. Take these ideas back to your projects, your chapters and your careers. Join us at 2:30 pm.
Register now to see any or all of these special pre-Conference speakers on Friday, March 7 – Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Dana Point. Details at www.nalip.org/conference2008/
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Call for Entries: IFP Independent Film Labs
Deadlines: March 7 (Documentary) & April 11 (Narrative)
Given the pivotal role that festivals play in launching emerging filmmakers, IFP's Rough Cut Labs are designed to assist in tackling the creative and technical challenges of completing projects before they are submitted to festivals. Led by seasoned independent producers, the Labs help independent filmmakers achieve the full potential of their material prior to industry exposure by providing four days of feedback and advice on the specific technical, creative and post-production issues such as editing, music selection and scoring, festival and press strategy, sales, marketing and distribution.
The program is open to all first-time, narrative & documentary feature filmmakers who have completed the majority of principal photography. As a commitment to diversity, IFP seeks to ensure that at least 50% of participating projects have an inclusive range of races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and physical abilities in key creative positions. The Documentary Rough Cut Lab (May 6 – 9, 2008) and Narrative Rough Cut Lab (June 10-13, 2008) are held in New York City.
Full criteria and on-line application available at www.ifp.org/labs
Sancocho Entertainment Opens, Seeks Scripts and Completed Films
We are proud to announce the grand opening of Sancocho Entertainment.
Sancocho Entertainment is a production company in Los Angeles - founded by NALIP member Diana Romero - with projects that represent everyone by everyone and for the world to see. Like the stew, we mix a little of everything to give you movies of quality and give you a taste of everything. This is where we stir our imagination and hopefully stir yours as well...
We are currently looking for scripts about Latinos with universal themes. We are also seeking finished films for representation. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cast/Crew: Would you like to be in our files for upcoming projects? Send your headshots/resumes to:
Hollywood Production Center
121 W. Lexington Dr. - Suite 352
Glendale, CA 91203
(Please do not send unsolicited scripts. They will be discarded.)
Diana Romero's most recent picture, NIÑA QUEBRADA was greenlit for production and was awarded the inaugural ACE (Animal Content in Entertainment) Production grant. NIÑA QUEBRADA can be seen at the 2008 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2008 San Diego Latino Festival and at the NALIP Conference 2008. Currently Diana lives in Los Angeles and continues to produce and expand her consulting business.
CINE365 Kicks Off With Made in LA Screening (San Francisco)
The International Latino Film Society's quality program of year round film screenings, CINE 365, is starting up once again!
MADE IN L.A.
Sat. March 1st, 7:00pm.
An award-winning documentary!
Filmmakers in attendance!
Join us for an inspiring documentary detailing the struggle and personal transformation of three Latina garment factory workers.
2781 24th Street, San Francisco
Day of ticket sales only. Box Office opens 30 min. before show time.
Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a mega-trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verite style, Made in L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman's life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice.
Teen Filmmakers Premiere Work at Youth Visions 2008 (San Diego)
Media Arts Center San Diego's 15th Anniversary San Diego Latino Film Festival, presented State Farm Insurance, is proud to present YOUTH VISIONS 2008 an eclectic array of socially conscious documentaries and experimental shorts from media centers and schools throughout the country. In this program youth filmmakers from New York, Colorado, Los Angeles and San Diego lend their perspectives to important social issues such as Immigration, Racism and Community violence that are directly affecting their neighborhoods, homes and lives. Also included in this program are a selection of experimental shorts from young filmmakers who explore the medium of filmmaking.
Come out to support films written, directed, and produced by youth on Tuesday, March 11th, 6 PM at Ultrastar Mission Valley Cinemas @ Hazard Center (7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego, CA 92108). Tickets are $9.50 for General Admission and for $7.50 Students.
The following list is a sample of films to be screened:
* Americas Invisible Backbone: Rights vs. Limitations
Students from Educational Video Center (EVC) in New York explore Immigration Policy in the United States. Teen filmmakers ask the question, what would the United States would be like without immigrants? They interview politicians, activists, and new Americans about the current debate on immigration reform and the link between immigration rights and the foundations of American democracy. (Organization: Education Video Center EVC Documentary; 19 min.; New York/NY/USA)
* Pero La Vida Sigue
Documentary Short from In Progress that examines the impacts of teenage suicide on one family. (Organziation: In Progress: Documentary; 5 min.; Carbondale/CO/USA)
* The A-G Requirements: Your Pathway to Californias Colleges and Universities
An 13 minute youth-produced documentary educating Latino parents and students about the need to successfully complete the A-G requirements. The A-G Requirements must be completed before applying to California's colleges and universities. (Organization: MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO: Documentary; 13 min.; San Diego/CA/USA)
* I Want My Parents Back
Teen Producers from the MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO examine the ways the present immigration policy affect the lives of the residents of their community by highlighting the story of the Munoz family The Munoz family were once a local San Diego family, who have now been separated after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid into their community and home. (Organization: MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO: Documentary; 11 min.; San Diego/CA/USA)
For more information on YOUTH VISIONS 2008 contact Farzad Nikbakht at email@example.com | 619-230-1938 x 102 or visit www.sdlatinofilm.com.