Latinos In The Industry
  January 31, 2008  

NALIP Conference 9 Music Showcase Evening
Don’t Miss Saturday, March 8

That’s right:  the coolest of rock and reggae, showcased by BMI, ONLY at NALIP Conference 9. Our Saturday Showcase evening includes four breaking acts so register now to be sure you’re there:

Ceci Bastida has become one of the first women to rise in the ranks of Latin rock. Formerly of Tijuana No and backup for Julieta Venegas, Ceci is now embarking on her first project as a solo artist.

Upground is a young vibrant East L.A. band that has developed a huge following throughout the Southwest, performing an indefinable blend of Ska, reggae, rock, and CUMBIA! 

Gustavo is a singer-songwriter who lives between two countries, two languages and three cultures -- American, Mexican and Mexican-American/Chicano -- a perfect act Sin Limites performer!  He blends the smooth vocals of Mexican balladeers with songwriters like Cat Stevens. 

Abie Tobier, influenced by Classic Rock, brit pop, and Electronic soundscapes, Abie has his own style.

Come party with all four acts on March 8 in Dana Point.

For more information on the various bands and Conference 9, log on to

Call for Applications: The Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship

Nickelodeon is offering writing fellowships in live action and animated television to writers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas.

The program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year. The next submission period runs from January 2 – February 28, 2008.

Applications and submission guidelines are available on our website at

Information via phone: 818.736.3663
Information via email:

Eva Longoria Parker Starring in Film Opening Friday

Approximately 17 million people tune in weekly to see Eva Longoria Parker as Gabrielle ABC’s Desperate Housewives. On film she has co-starred in The Sentinel (along with Michael Douglas) and Harsh Times which starred Christian Bale. In Over Her Dead Body, which opens nationwide this Friday, February 1st, Eva’s star power will be tested to see if her star power can open a film.

Eva plays Kate, a self-centered bride-to-be who is crushed by an ice sculpture before the wedding, then returns as a ghost to sabotage her fiancé’s (Paul Rudd) new romance. The film is rated PG-13.

The success of a movie is measured by its opening weekend. Make your plans now and show your support for Eva Longoria Parker this weekend!

For more information, visit

Call for Applications: Creative Capital 2008 (San Antonio)

Artist Professional Development Retreat with NYC-based Creative Capital: May 16-18, 2008
Deadline to apply is: February 29, 2008 at 4:00 pm

From May 16-18, 2008, NYC's Creative Capital will conduct a professional development retreat for San Antonio artists. The goal of the retreat is to provide professional artists with the tools to organize, plan, and sustain their creative careers. These intensive weekend-long retreats cover the topics of marketing/public relations and fundraising with a particular emphasis on strategic planning.

The retreat aims to help artists:
· Break patterns of crisis management and increase satisfaction in art practices and careers.
· Identify, acquire, and build skills to reach goals with individual projects and/or career objectives.
· Communicate clearly and effectively about your work.

For more information visit



Last Chance Conference 9 Signups

Want to show your work at Conference 9?
Need help traveling to Dana Point?

Last day for scholarship applications!
NALIPsters On View deadline Feb. 2

So sign up now on the NALIP Conference 9 website.

Calling All 2008 NALIP Conference 9 PAs

Become a Production Assistant for the 2008 Conference:
- Discount Conference Rate of $110
- Get priority choice of Panels/Events/Sessions
- Attend Keynote/Award Luncheons & Opening and Closing night Festivities
- Network closely with the Conference Production Staff and guest speakers/guests
- A great gift bag loaded with goodies from our generous Conference Sponsors

* Individual Internships for Credit Available
* Inquire about earning Service Hours for your Campus Groups/Organizations

Tony Zertuche
Play Anchors going up in New York City

NALIP member Tony Zertuche's play Anchors is opening at the Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row (NYC) from February 7-23, 2008.

Anchors is a sharply written comedy about a Mexican-American man who finds himself stuck in the Navy and his struggles with life, love and the pursuit of manhood.

The Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY

Previews: February 7 & 8, 2008
Performances: February 9 - 23, 2008
Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm with matinees Sundays February 10 & 17 Saturday February 23 there will be both a 3pm and 8pm show

Tickets: $18 at or (212) 279-4200.
For more information go to



Oscar Team Prepares Back-Up Show
(BBC News) - A contingency plan for the Oscars has been put in place in case the traditional red carpet event is cancelled due to the writers' strike. The back-up show would include a history of the Oscars and film clips, Academy president Sid Ganis told the Associated Press. FULL STORY

Opinion: Is It That They Tell Better Stories?
(Latin Heat Online) - The film Sugar received high marks at Sundance this year and not to my surprise it falls in the same category of films like Manito, Raising Victor Vargas, Maria Full of Grace and Quinceanera, films about Latinos done by white directors. FULL STORY


Jobs & Opportunities

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

Casting: "Calling Home" Web Series (Boston)
The second set of open auditions are being held for CALLING HOME, a web series scheduled to launch in March 2008. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

NALIPster Seeks Help for Short Film
NALIP Latino Producers Academy Fellow, Latino Media Market attendee, and Associate Producer on the recently completed feature film Play The Game is looking for funding/angel investor to aid in short film. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


From the Editor


Alex Mendoza
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