Latinos In The Industry
  January 4, 2008  
Announcements

Apply for a Conference 9 Scholarship!

NALIPsters,

There are only 8 weeks left to NALIP Conference 9! Come join us for this annual celebration and take advantage of all the opportunities available to propel your filmmaking career.

A little short on CASH? NO PROBLEM…

NALIP allocates a portion of our Conference Budget to supplement the travel and hotel costs of student and emerging makers, plus those members with limited resources. In addition, NALIP discounts ALL NALIP member registration costs, so that you do not bear the full cost of your meals, seminars, and materials.

NALIP will grant a limited number of hotel scholarships to NALIP, SAG, & Nosotros members that are registered by the deadline and submit an application. These are triple, occupancy rooms for two or three nights - Thursday through Saturday, March 6-8, 2008.

In addition, NALIP will grant a limited number of travel stipends to non-California residents, to reimburse a portion of their costs of attending Conference 9!  Travel Stipends are $250 for NALIP members living full-time East of the Rockies; $150 for non-California residents living West of the Rockies.

REMEMBER!

You must be a NALIP, SAG, or Nosotros member.
You must be registered as a paid Conference participant.
You must submit your application form by JANUARY 21, 2008.

The National Conference offers unique opportunities. NALIPster Beth Bird has attended and received a Scholarship three years in a row! And her experiences at past Conferences have been priceless. “Presenters at the NALIP Conference are some of the most important and influential people in my field, and it is an invaluable opportunity to learn new skills, new technologies, and network professionally.”

So visit us at www.nalip.org, and register for Conference 9 TODAY!

Do not miss out on the chance to attend NALIP’s National Conference on Scholarship.

For more information, contact Conference Director Octavio Marin at octavio@nalip.org or Conference Scholarship Coordinator Ben Lopez at ben.lopez@vientofuego.com.


NATPENATPE Discount Offer for NALIP Members

NATPE '08 is just around the corner (Jan. 28-31) and once again, the premiere media content conference and market will offer NALIP members the same discount it offers NATPE members for a substantial savings on regisration fees. As a result, NATPE 2008 registration rates could be as much as a 25% discount off non-member rates depending on the time frame for when they purchase their registrations. The advance registration rate closes on January 25 and NALIP members who act now will only pay $770 (NATPE Member rate) instead of $1,020 (Non-member rate).

NALIP Members who wish to take advantage of the online NATPE registration dicount offer should contact the NALIP Membership office at 310-395-8880 to request the discount code. Members may also request the code with an email addressed to membership@nalip.org.

NATPE details and registration information are available at www.natpe.org


Latino Screenplay Competition Announces Finalists

The LSC is happy to announce the FINALISTS in the 2nd Annual Latino Screenplay Competition. This year's competition was highly competitive, as the LSC received nearly 200 Latino-themed screenplays. The selected screenplays ranked in the top 10% of all
screenplays received. Areas of consideration include: Structure, Plot, Dialogue, Characterization, Genre, Commercial Viability and Exploration of Latino Themes.

Feature Division

BLACK STORK
Rafael Aguilo
California, USA

TRAJE DE LUCES
Andrea Alvarez
Mexico City, Mexico

QUE LUGAR TAN BUENA
Frank Beidler
Illinois, USA

EN EL NOMBRE DE DIOS
Lise Bennett
Colorado, USA

EMPIRE OF THE GODS
Georgia Bowen-Quiones
Texas, USA

HALF OF AN ORANGE
Catherine Fridey
New Mexico, USA

LOSS OF INNOCENCE
Eric Gaunard
Florida, USA

SABINO DAYS
Conrad E. Gomez
New Mexico, USA

THE BRUNCH GIRL
Sergio Guerra
New York, USA

A MAN CAN CRY
Robert Horvath
California, USA

LA BANDERA
Tina Juarez
Texas, USA

JESUS ALVAREZ
John Kosek
Nevada, USA

CAUGHT INSIDE
Rachel Long & Brian Pittman
California, USA

SNOW IN MIAMI
Robert Oscar Lopez
New York, USA

HONOR BOUND
Mathias Perez
Arizona, USA

GAUGINS GARDEN
Brandon Rosin
California, USA

EL SHOW DE LA REALIDAD
Esther Ruiz
Coahuila, Mexico

DONE MADE WRONG
Michael Scotto
California, USA

MIRROR CALLED MEXICO
Mark Sewards and Jennifer Granville
Ohio, USA

THE TOWER KING
Andres Torres
Alabama, USA

Shorts Division

THE BORDERS EDGE
Zayre Ferrer
New York, USA

BLUES FOR THE SEA
C.A. Griffith
Arizona, USA

WAR TRAINING
Jeanne McKinney
California, USA

IN THE SHADOW
Marc Saltarelli & Rob Montesinos
California, USA

The 2007 Winners will be announced January 28th, 2008. Sponsors of the competition include: Robert McKee Story Seminar, Final Draft, Script Magazine, Creative Screenwriting, Book Soup Bookstore, Latino Books y Mas and Tica Productions. For more information, go to: www.latinoscreenplaycompetition.com

 

Two DOING YOUR DOC Workshops in JANUARY

NALIPsters and Friends:

If you are in the New England or Atlanta Area, don't miss this great 3-day weekend workshop with Documentary Doctor Fernanda Rossi, special case study, public television funding information and personal mentoring.

"Doing your Doc: Diverse Visions, Regional Voices" is designed to support filmmakers telling local and regional stories, artists expanding their voices to national platforms, doc makers just beginning or further into production. Click here for details on both workshops, plus to Register Online!

"Doing your Doc" Boston -- Jan 11 - 13 at MIT's Media Lab

"Doing your Doc" Atlanta -- Jan 25 - 27 at DAEL Lab, Georgia State


Conrad E. Gomez
LWL Script is Latino Screenplay Comp. Finalist

NALIP member and Latino Writers Lab graduate Conrad E. Gomez is a finalist in the Latino Screenplay Competition with his feature script "Sabino Days," which he developed in the 2007 LWL.

Gomez was born on his grandfather’s ranch in the small cattle town of Roy, New Mexico, and after serving in Vietnam and working a variety of jobs he developed his creative writing skills at the University of New Mexico. In addition to the screenplay Sabino Days, has written A Time for All Seasons and Death of the Night which also include elements of his Hispanic southwest life experiences.

Gomez writes:

I want to acknowledge NALIP and the hard work which has made my vision a step closer. The NALIP Process is realistic, positive and credible.

My script "Sabino Days" made the cut, The Finals, for the LATINO SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2007.

My Mentor, Miguel Tejada-Flores one of your true Champions. Miguel said, as we parted in (Second half of Writers Lab 2007) September in LA. "Our vision and projects don't stop here."

When I got home, I re-worked my script (opening scene...) and entered the competition in late October, 2007. I received the email notice (Finals List) December 19, 2007.

The Writers Lab (NY - LA 2007) is credible, I'm a reflection of the NALIP process.

Thanks for the opportunity.
Conrad E. Gomez
NALIP - New Mexico, Chapter Member

 

News

Netflix To Deliver Films Direct to TV
(Variety) - DVD-by-mail service Netflix Inc. will begin delivering movies and other programming directly to televisions later this year through a set-top box that will pipe entertainment over a high-speed Internet connection. FULL STORY


Studios Taking Direct Approach with DGA Talks
(The Hollywood Reporter) - The DGA and studio representatives are slow dancing. Despite the parties' protracted tango about how -- or even whether -- to engage in early contract talks, an announcement of actual negotiations appears likely within the coming week. FULL STORY


"Atonement," "Wild," "Country," "Blood," and "Zodiac" Nominated for Scripter Prize
(indieWIRE) - The nominees have been announced for the 2008 USC Libraries Scripter Award, a prestigious annual screenwriting prize for adaptations. FULL STORY

 

Jobs & Opportunities

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

 

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