Latinos In The Industry
  December 13, 2007  

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Two Latinas Make Paley Center for Media's "She Made It" List

The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) today announced the names of fifty new honorees for She Made It: Women Creating Television and Radio—the major initiative launched in 2005 to celebrate the achievements of creative and business women in the industries of television, radio, and new media. Spanning the generations from early trailblazers to current innovators, She Made It honors writers, directors, producers, journalists, sportscasters, and executives by preserving the legacy of these women who have had an enormous impact on the media. This year two Latinas are honored: Maria Hinojosa and Salma Hayek. A complete list of the 2007 She Made It honorees is available online.

1211 Pictures Previews Latino Films Online

Frank Aragon, the Owner/CEO of 1211 Pictures Entertainment announced today that they will release all films in sneak preview on their website for free. We want to build an audience base that knows our work and likes it! The films include My Fathers Love, Hollywood Familia, and Boyle Heights. The feature films are all Latino based but in English.

The company is aiming specifically at an American Latino audience. The films will also be available for sale in high quality Blue-Ray DVD at a nominal price for those interested in owning it as part of their library. It's been a pretty dry season for the largely untapped English speaking Latino market representing over 9 billion dollars in strength.

"We are a small company, a tiny fish in a giant ocean but we can swim, and we will even if we are limited financially, we will do what ever it takes to do this in a bigger way" says Frank Aragon, who is also the writer/producer/director of their current film "God, Greed and the American Dream."

The company can be found at

New Years Eve Party at Ricardo Montalban Theatre

Celebrate NYE at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood with few hundred friends and not thousands of sweaty bodies. Proceeds benefit the Ricardo Montalban Foundation and it's various performing arts programs.

* From Hollywood and Las Vegas DJ GeorgeF will be spinning a mix of dance muisc alongside DJ Angel with her top 40's music.
* Party favors
* Midnight champagne Toast with your exclusive hosts (TBA)
* Live Ball drop on big screen
* Outdoor patios
* Door prizes ( Vacation trips, HP photo printer, Dinner vouchers, DVD collections)
* Cocktail-semi formal attire
* Upstairs Lounge
* VIP Tiki Tables available on
* Plan ahead and purchase your tickets before they sell out.

Fantasy Island New Year's Eve Bash
Monday, December 31, 2007 at 9:00 PM
Ricardo Montalban Theatre
1615 North Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 461-0663



Paula Garces
"Harold & Kumar 2" Latina Star Goes Anime

Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know about my new animated prequel starring NALIP LPA Alumni Paula Garces (Harold and Kumar 1 & 2, The Shield, Man of the House) called Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence.

Here is a link to the trailer.
Interview with our star Paula Garces.

Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence is an animated short film prequel to Alex Ferrari's upcoming feature film Red Princess Blues starring the lovely Paula Garces. Artist extraordinaire and Creative Director of the Visual Effects House Numb Robot, Dan Cregan makes his directorial debut. RPB Animated is a chance to explore the world of Princess, the main character of Red Princess Blues. The film is done completely hand drawn with a few shoots using 3-D and pays homage to the great Japanese Anime films of the past.

In this tale we meet her as a 12 year old little girl who finds herself in a strange country looking for her father. She is then taken in by a unique looking man who goes by Nino. The short film is completely from the perspective of Princess and what she is going through. She soon discovers the Book of Violence and slowly begins her journey that one day will lead to vengeance.

Here is a link to the official site.

Alex Ferrari



Mexico's Films to Get Boost in 2008
(Variety) - Mexico's film industry chamber on Thursday announced measures to boost the box office potential of local pics next year, following a rise in the perf of local films in 2007 that helped set a new overall box office record. FULL STORY

"Atonement" Leads 65th Golden Globes Noms
(The Hollywood Reporter) - "Atonement," the tony British drama of love, lies and war, led the pack with seven nominations -- including best drama and acting noms for its two leads, Keira Knightley and James McAvoy -- as the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on Thursday morning announced its nominations for the 65th annual Golden Globes. FULL STORY


Jobs & Opportunities

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

Sales Account Executive, Hispanic
The Sales Account Executive, Hispanic, is responsible for driving millions of dollars in revenue from the sale of Quantum’s suite of customer rewards solutions directly to customers and to agencies who market to U.S. Hispanic consumers. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Sales Account Executive
The Sales Account Executive or Sales Account Director is responsible for driving millions of dollars in revenue from the sale of Quantum’s suite of customer rewards solutions (especially the Quantum RewardsCard and Hollywood Movie Money) directly to customers and to agencies. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


From the Editor


Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
9513 Longden Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780

1323 Lincoln Blvd., #220
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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