Latinos In The Industry
  January 10, 2008  

NALIPsters ON VIEW at Conference 9, Sin Limites: Trends in Pan-Latino Cinema

Share your work – your short, your trailer, your sample, your WIP – at NALIP Conference 9. Invite friends, collaborators, funders & executives to watch in the beautiful Pacific Learning Center theatre at the Laguna Cliffs Conference Hotel. Open to all registered Conference attendees, this curated space programs your work to show to your community. Your work will be presented in the program with your contact info.

So sign up now for the Conference 9 NALIPsters On View. It's a great opportunity!

The deadline is quickly approaching so don't miss this chance to shine. NALIPsters On View is not a festival, but we celebrate NALIP members’ work as part of our Latino talent showcases. Submit your DVD for a curated spot by February 2, 2008, then invite your fans!

Conference 8 exhibited talented NALIPsters like Sarah Vaill with "Women with Altitude," Lorena Manriquez with "Ulises’ Odyssey," and Daniel Carrera with "Primera Comunion." “Primera Comunion” went on to win several awards including the Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Live Action Short and has been recognized at several film festivals including The Guadalajara International Film Festival. YOU CAN BE NEXT! Simply go to the, click on the REGISTRATION link, and sign-up.

After you register, send your project to the NALIP office at 1323 Lincoln Blvd, Ste. #220, Santa Monica, CA 90401 before the DEADLINE February 2, 2008 with a NALIPsters On View label on the DVD cover.

You must be registered for Conference 9 to be considered for NALIPsters On View. Early Bird Rates Still Available.

Call for Entries: Animate! - La Vida Suzuki

The New York International Latino Film Festival has partnered with Suzuki Auto to create its first-ever animation contest. Submissions are due by March 31st.

We are looking for head-turning, cutting edge animations which reflect the Suzuki "Way of Life." So you think you've got the skills? Animate! The contest is open to all creative minds (Latino and non-Latino) residing in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska and the District of Columbia.

The winner will receive:
* All expenses paid, 3-day trip for two to the 2008 NYILFF.
* Animation will be featured at the 2008 NYILFF.
* $5,000 to produce two additional 3-minute animated webisodes.

For more information, and a complete list of guidelines and rules, visit:

Call for Entries: Pangea Day

If you had the world's attention for a few minutes ... what story would you tell?

Pangea Day is looking for short films that will make people laugh, pause and think. They can be fiction, nonfiction, real life or animation. Above all, they should tell a story that someone else on the other side of the world will be able to relate to.

Pangea Day will be offering a $3,000 licensing fee to every featured Pangea Day filmmaker. You could also win $20,000 to develop a treatment and a nonbinding first look with Participant Productions

Register at Then upload your film to
You may also submit your film via Withoutabox.

Need music for your Pangea Day film? Our friends at Elias Arts, the renowned music company in Santa Monica and New York City, have created a Pangea Day Music Library. This music is a gift to Pangea Day filmmakers in appreciation for their efforts -- and because powerful images and themes deserve music to match.

Go to to register and request a password to access the music library.

Submissions close February 15, 2008

Call for Submissions: The Roy W. Dean Editing Grant

Go Edit is giving 2 months free to a filmmaker for editing their film. After these two months you will be able to negotiate a reasonable fee for the balance of the time needed.

This grant is available to low, low budget ($500,000 and under) Indie films, documentaries and shorts that are unique and make a contribution to society.

You must have your film completed and be ready to edit by June of 2008. See the web site for full information on this generous, high tech, editing house.

To enter this grant complete the on-line application, send us your proposal or outline for the film and some of your completed film on DVD or VHS. Please read the guidelines and submit by deadline.



Elvira Sánchez
Named one of 10 most influential Hispanics in Canada

Recently the “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians” were selected for the first time at a ceremony in Toronto, and NALIP member Elvira Sánchez was among the winners . The winners are representatives of a highly educated, fast growing demographic. A million strong and now Canada’s third largest minority, Hispanic influence is on the rise.

The “10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians were chosen from more than 40 nominations submitted from across the country using a Dancing with the Stars-style judging process. The original pool was narrowed to twenty finalists by Nicholas Keung of the Toronto Star, Marina Jimenez of the Globe & Mail, the CBC’s Teddy Katz, Norman Morris of Canadian Business, OMNI TV’s Jenny Celly, and Carlo Dade, Executive Director of Ottawa think tank FOCAL. At the ceremony, the 440 people in attendance also ranked the finalists and their votes were combined with those of the judges to determine the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians 2007.

En la Gran noche de gala de los nominados, Elvira Sánchez de Malicki se destacó como la pionera y visionaria mujer de negocios, quien ha venido desempeñando cargos importantes dentro de la comunidad Hispana, querida y muy respetada por todos. Elvira ha sido un ejemplo de lucha y superación, dando lo mejor de si, para resaltar los valores de la mujer hispano-canadiense y destacarse en todos los roles que la sociedad le imponga, como son el ser profesional, esposa, madre, ejecutiva o empresaria, sin descuidar lo mas importante como es el de saber convivir y mantener una relación de amor y solidaridad con los seres humanos. El Mundo Latino News se une y felicita a la Sra. Elvira Sánchez de Malicki, por tan importante nominación.  



Weinstein Co. Gets Interim WGA Deal
(Variety) - The Weinstein Co. has followed United Artists by inking a nearly identical interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America.The pact, which also covers Dimension, will allow the pace of activity at the company to resume. FULL STORY

WGA Announces Noms, Poops Its Own Party
(The Hollywood Reporter) - The WGA West said Thursday that it is canceling its awards banquet, blindsiding the WGA East just hours after the guilds jointly announced feature film nominees for WGA Awards tilting heavily toward art pics. FULL STORY

Spanish Horror Films "A Different Experience"
(Washington Post) - As American horror has devolved into a butcher's market, where the hacking, lopping and chopping of captives has become the central purpose, the genre has forgotten to care about the people doing all the screaming - the "us" in the movie. One film that rises above this meat-cleaver fever is The Orphanage. FULL STORY


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From the Editor


Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
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