Latinos In The Industry
  February 26, 2008  
Announcements

The Latino Writers Lab Deadline - March 17

ATTENTION NALIPsters!

We are now accepting applications for NALIP’s 2008 Latino Writers Lab™! In its 6th year, this unique Signature Program is designed for NALIP members who aspire to work as professional screenwriters, or who desire to develop a strong, viable screenplay for production or sale. The Lab includes skills development by professional instructors, direct mentoring of your work-in-progress by writer/mentors, and professional lunches on issues of relevance to writers.

Only 12-15 projects will be selected. The program is spread over two long weekends, one in spring and one in fall, this program is designed as an 8-day intensive workshop. The first four-day seminar will take place in Santa Fe, NM, May 7 - 11, 2008. All projects accepted to the Lab will be mentored, developed and rewritten during the summer, and be ready for the second four-day seminar in September in Santa Monica, CA!

DO NOT miss this opportunity to advance your carreer.

For more information and to apply to the program, please click here to download the application now!

Applications MUST ARRIVE by Monday March 17, 2008 – Notification by April 14


Call for Entries: Cinesol Film Festival

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2008
Late Deadline: June 30, 2008

Cinesol Film Festival, a non-profit organization, is the premier film festival of the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and is recognized by the Texas Commission on the Arts as one of the top media arts events in the state. Since 1993, Cinesol has offered a traveling film festival for the South Texas region. It has served as a mecca for local aspiring filmmakers to fuse with industry professionals in a social setting perfect for networking, learning about filmmaking, and enjoying quality entertainment from all over the world. The Opening Weekend is set for September 12-14 at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Cinesol is a month long event with several additional screenings at several Rio Grande Valley museums. Other activities include film workshops, the 36 Hour Film Race, special guests, forum discussions, and more.

Withoutabox submissions: http://www.withoutabox.com/login/5808
For more information, please visit the festival website at: www.cinesol.com or at www.myspace.com/cinesol


Call for Submissions: In The Life

Public Television’s gay and lesbian series is looking for documentary content to acquire.

Submission Deadline: OPEN

IN THE LIFE has a 16-year heritage of producing powerful stories about the people and issues shaping the gay experience, nationally and abroad. Now we are looking to the independent producing community to help expand and diversify our programming.

IN THE LIFE MEDIA, INC is now seeking documentaries about the LGBTQ experience for our 2008 and 2009 season. We will consider non-fiction films of all lengths created by independent producers or entities in the past five years for acquisition. Preference will be given to broadcast premieres.

This is a rare opportunity for producers who have either evergreen docs that could be repurposed and given a 2nd or 3rd broadcast window or unused stories from past projects.

For submission guidelines and more information go to
http://www.inthelifetv.org/

IN THE LIFE MEDIA, INC
184 Fifth Ave, 4th Floor
NY, NY


Superschool Weekend - Ad Industry Educational Event

The Brother Ad School, the most awarded ad school for creatives in Latin America in association with Spain's Zink Project!, and the Círculo Creativo for the U.S Hispanic market proudly present the Superschool Weekend on March 7, 8 and 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA.
 
This educational event is directed to the advertising and entertainment industries and will be conducted 100% in Spanish and simultaneously translated to English. Its educational spotlight is to teach creative techniques in order to achieve a new way of thinking related to advertising, communication and diverse artistic expressions such as movies, theatre, design and literature.
 
This event is comprised by three complete days of creative activities which will motivate participants into searching new ways of creative thinking that can be applied to the day to day of any advertising environment or any field related to art, media and communications, film, graphic design, internet, theater and beyond.
  
These list features few of our panelist who are some of the most talented people in the industry:
  
Jose María Pujol, President and General Creative Director of The Farm Madrid, an agency that transformed the ad industry in Spain.
 
Alberto Ponte, Creative Director of Wieden & Kennedy Portland, one of the most creative agencies in the world.
 
Miguel Bemfica, Creative Director of DM9/DDB Brasil, this agency won three times the award of the Agency of the year at Cannes International Festival.
  
Gonzalo Vidal, Vega Olmos Ponce's Integrated Communications Director, and winner of the Grand Prix award under Integrated Communications category at Cannes.
 
Pablo Buffagni, General Creative Director of Conill Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles. This agency won the 2007 Multicultural Agency of Year awarded by the prestigious publication Advertising Age.
  
For more information and registration please visit http://www.brotherad.com, call 323 424 8404 / 323 424 8828 or write to losangeles@brotherad.com


Call for Applications: chashama North Residency (Hudson Valley)

chashama North 2008 Artist Residency for Visual Artists and Filmmakers

In its fourth year, chashama North continues to evolve as an opportunity for emerging artists. chashama North artists residency program fosters a sense of community through shared meals of organic, local foods. The residency is located in the bucolic Hudson Valley in upstate New York.

Application Deadline: February 29th, 2008

For details, please refer to:
http://www.chashama.org/cha.north.php


Call for Entries: Temecula Youth Media Arts Festival

THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2nd ANNUAL City of TEMECULA YOUTH Media Arts FESTIVAL

THE FESTIVAL IS OPEN TO YOUTH 18 AND YOUNGER

Submission deadline June 30, 2008

SUBMIT YOUR BEST SHORT, ACTION SPORT SHORT, SUPER SHORT, MUSIC VIDEO, PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT, EDUCATIONAL, family project, OR EXPERIMENTAL FILM.

Festival takes place on September 19 & 20, 2008

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON FESTIVAL GUIDELINES OR TO OBTAIN AN ENTRY PACKET CONTACT THE CITY OF TEMECULA CULTURAL ARTS DIVISION at 951-694-6480 or CULTURALARTS@CITYOFTEMECULA.ORG

www.cityoftemecula.org

 

 

Carlos Cuarón
At NALIP Conference 9

Carlos Cuarón will join us for a conversation about his new film RUDO Y CURSI starring Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal.  Only at Conference 9! Come meet one of the hottest new pan-Latino artists, an acclaimed writer (Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN), who has collaborated with Gael García Bernal (Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN), Sean Penn (THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD NIXON), and his brother Alfonso Cuarón as producer, editor, production designer. Now he visits NALIP as he is about to launch his career as a director, on a film produced by co-chair Fria Torresblanco.  Meet his d.p. Adam Kimmel, music supervisor Annette Fradera and hear how it all came together.  Register now for this and many other inspiring case studies. 


Post Photos and Stories on Espíritu De Progreso Latino to Support NALIP!

Espíritu De Progreso Latino, the Latino Spirit of Progress, is a new community initiative that celebrates and supports the progress of Latinos. This community-based program is designed to raise awareness of the challenges facing Latinos as they strive to achieve their goals of prosperity and a better life for themselves and their families in this country.

Sponsored by three of the world's leading spirit brands, Chivas Regal Scotch, Malibu Rum & Stolichnaya Vodka, Espíritu De Progreso Latino aims to shine a spotlight on the issue of personal progress by giving a financial boost to local non-profit organizations that help Latinos to achieve goals through positive programs focused on education, job training and career enhancement. NALIP, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization, acclaimed as the first in the nation to provide assistance for Latino filmmakers and producers, has been selected as the local Espíritu De Progreso Latino beneficiary for Los Angeles.

NALIP Members and Friends can join the program by going to the website - Post your photo & story, and be sure to click NALIP!

News

European Actors Dominate Oscars
(Variety) - Acting prizes went to Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Tilda Swinton and Javier Bardem at the 80th annual Academy Awards. FULL STORY


"Raisin" Gives ABC Monday Ratings Win
(The Hollywood Reporter) - ABC's movie adaptation of "A Raisin in the Sun" gave the network a rare Monday night victory, breaking NBC's six-week winning streak. FULL STORY

 

Jobs & Opportunities

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

WMA Seeking Latino VO Talent
I am currently working at William Morris Talent Agency V/O Dept. I have been bringing in Latino talent into the agency in order to help strengthen the Spanish Dept., and we are currently accepting submissions for representation. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


Casting: "Salud" Short
Casting for several roles in "Salud," a comedy, "Sex In The City" meets "Cheers" with a Latin flavor. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

 

From the Editor

 

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