Latinos In The Industry
  December 7, 2007  

Chivas and NALIP Invite You To Celebrate Our Espíritu de Progreso - Wednesday Evening, Dec. 12 (LA)

Espíritu de Progreso Latino is a philanthropic program, sponsored by Chivas Regal Scotch, that supports community based organizations, such as NALIP, that foster job training programs which motivate and elevate the spirit of progress within the Latino community.

Espíritu de Progreso Latino and NALIP are holding a holiday celebration in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 12 at the incredible Chivas Studio. This traveling lounge is in Los Angeles for a limited time, so we hope that you'll join us for an evening of great food, drinks, tunes from DJ Santi, and carnival flair!
Chivas, Espíritu de Progreso and NALIP invite those with a passion for living to The Chivas Studio.
A $5 donation will be collected at the door. All proceeds will benefit NALIP.

This event is complimentary.
You and your guest must be at least 21 to attend.
Space is limited. You MUST RSVP, and we suggest you come early!
RSVP to Drink Responsibly.

Scholars and Practitioners in the Field of Tolerance Education

We are pleased to announce that the ICTE is now accepting applications for the 2008-09 cycle of its International Guest Program. Many of you have already met with our International Guests in the past and know the outstanding individuals we select for this unique opportunity.

For those of you who are not familiar, each year the International Guest Program welcomes 20-25 human rights leaders and peace educators primarily from the Global South. These activists come for a 2-3 month residency in Brooklyn, working within the ICTE community. The program aims to support each guest's commitment to empowering local communities in the promotion of tolerance, human rights, respect for diversity and social justice. Individualized work plans are created with the guests that involve networking, professional skills training, opportunities to present their work, and time to reflect on their ongoing efforts.

This year, we are placing a special emphasis on "Scholars and Practitioners in the field of Tolerance Education". Therefore, we are reaching out to all of you in the field and in academia. Please pass these guidelines along to your colleagues who you feel are interested and qualified for the program. The guidelines can be found on our website:
The deadline for applications is January 21st, 2008.

Call For Entries: Jackson Hole Film Festival

June 5 - 9, 2008
Five days of film. A world of inspiration.

Regular deadline: January 31, 2008

Over 70 films, forums, parties and much more.
Don't miss out on one of the hottest film festivals around.
For more information visit:

"Innocent Voices" Available on VOD

Polychrome Pictures announces the Video on Demand release of “Innocent Voices” a film by Luis Mandoki.

If you see it available on your cable/satellite system or online on we urge you to order it and support Latino film.


Latino Immigrant Community Development Day (NYC)

La Negrita Productions In Collaboration With La Guardia Community College




31-10 THOMSON AVENUE, Building E- Atrium


2 P.M.: Financial Literacy Workshop.
Given by NYS Small Business Development Center and Sovereign Bank

3 P.M.: The Road To Documentation. How To Become A United States Citizen.
Panelist include CUNY Immigration Clinic, Immigration Coalition, New York State Citizenship Unit.

Topics to be covered in the evening performance:

1. Economic Development and Workers Rights.
Speaker will be from Make The Road New York.
Promotes economic justice, equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers through community and electoral organizing, strategic policy advocacy, leadership development, youth and adult education, and high quality legal and support services.

2. The Border and The Human Story.
Speaker will be from Esperanza Del Barrio.
Works to build an empowered immigrant community that is equipped with knowledge of their rights, pride in their cultural heritage, and information on economical survival.

3. The Dream Act.
Speaker will be from The New York State Youth Leadership Program.
The YLC is a network of young advocates representing high schools, colleges, communities of faith and community-based organizations committed to promoting the advancement of immigrant youth through non-violent means, leadership development and advocacy.

4. AIDS and Health.
Speakers will be from Latino Commission on Aids and Mexicanos Unidos.
The Latino Commission on AIDS is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. The Commission realizes its mission by spearheading health advocacy for Latinos, promoting HIV education, developing model prevention programs for high-risk communities, and by building capacity in community organizations.
Mexicanos Unidos uses art, the Mexican culture and traditions and other forms to promote the prevention of HIV/AIDS as well as to encourage solidarity and understanding towards people who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.


The Dec. 4, 2007 LITI announcement about the film Underground Dance Masters: Final History of a Forgotten Era linked to the wrong website. The correct website for the film is:



Latinos in Slamdance

Latinos will be well represented in the 2008 Slamdance Competition. Writer-director Paul Encinas is in the running with his world premiere narrative feature "Glory Boy Days," a story about a group of young adults in the prime of their lives, in a time where being young makes you invincible, and being invincible makes you complacent. Actor Juelz Santana co-stars in "The Project," a world premiere written and directed by Ryan Piotrowicz also competing in the narrative feature category. From Spain, co-directors/co-writers Candela Figueira and Maitena Muruzabal compete with "Under the Snow," a film that follows the unusual connection made between four workers at different stages of their lives, capturing factory life in a way rarely seen: personal, flirtatious, introspective.

In the documentary competitition, writer-director Joanna Vasquez Arong examines a truly multi-cultural assembly that includes an Italian aristocrat, a Bulgarian jazz singer, a Colombian coroner, a French hair salon entrepreneur, all together for a short moment in time at Beijing's hippest nightspot in "Neo-Lounge."

The SLAMDANCE film festival runs concurrent with Sundance in January 2008, in Park City, Utah. For more information, visit

Salim Baba

Francisco Bello
"Salim Baba" in Sundance

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Fresh off a successful run at IDFA in Amsterdam, ROPA VIEJA FILMS and PARADOX SMOKE PRODUCTIONS proudly announce the screening of our film, SALIM BABA, in competition at the 2008 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL!

According to the Sundance Institute, "This year the Festival Short Film Program comprises 83 short films representing 17 countries from 5,107 submissions, from U.S. and international filmmakers. Submissions grew by more than 15% over last year."

For more information on the festival, please visit:

For more information on SALIM BABA, please visit:




Cruz Honoured By Spanish Queen
(ContactMusic) - Actress Penelope Cruz has been honoured by Queen Sofiaof Spain for promoting Hispanic culture around the globe. The Spanish star was given her award at New York City's Spanish Institute last week. FULL STORY

Soccer Star to Topline in Own Biopic
(Variety) - Eminem did it, and now soccer star Carlos Tevez will. The 23-year-old striker who plays for Manchester United and Argentina's national squad will star in a feature about his early years in the vein of "8 Mile." FULL STORY

Ann Arbor Declares Victory As Summit Examines the State of Fests
(indieWIRE) - The Ann Arbor Film Festival made news, announcing a settlement in its federal lawsuit against the state of Michigan, at the 4th annual International Film Festival Summit earlier this week. Word came as festival organizers from around the country met near Las Vegas, NV to talk about the state of their growing industry and discuss some of the challenges facing film festivals today. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Project Manager for New Mexico Film Office's Cultural Outreach Programs (Santa Fe)
The New Mexico Film Office in Santa Fe is seeking a Project Manager for its Cultural Outreach Programs. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting: Reggaeton Documentary Project
Are you a talented Reggaetonero? Are you a local up-incoming Reggaeton star? Are you a loyal follower of Reggaeton? If you are any of these and have an interesting story to tell then we are looking for YOU! FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

From the Editor


Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
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Temple City, CA 91780

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Santa Monica, CA 90401

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