NALIP E.D. Recommends: Audiocast of the Week
Have you checked out the new NALIP Website? Have you visited the Audiocast section? Have you explored the wealth of information captured here, from NALIP Conference 7 and 8?
Many of you heard about Nely Galán's sold out workshop, "Follow Your Bliss With A Backup Position: How To Produce What You Love Without Selling Your Soul," where Nely Galán of Galán Entertainment talked about how you can be a producer, make projects you love and create wealth, all without selling your soul. Others of you were there and wished you had a recording to replay!
Well, here it is, on the nalip.org on the Audiocasts page. Simply click on the Producers Series section, and choose the top audiocast on the right. Download it to your iPod, listen to it on your computer, send the link to your friends. Or explore the rest of our growing library of panels and events from past Conferences! And let us know Your story of producing what you love.
New Multimedia Outlet Seeks Short Films
Mini Movie Channel, a newly formed international multiplatform company, is seeking short films. The first phase of the Mini Movie project will be a U.S. website scheduled to launch at the end of 2007, and subsequent phases will include wireless and television channels. Mini Movie is primarily interested in short-form comedy, whether live action or animated, although other genres will be considered. Running times of submitted films should be under 15 minutes.
Mini Movie Channel pays up-front licensing fees for films selected for programming, based on a formula that takes running time, prior exposure in our target platforms, and other factors into consideration. Selected films will be broadcast on Mini Movie Channel free of charge to consumers. Mini Movie Channel will not sell downloads of movies.
Filmmakers wishing to submit work for consideration should send an NTSC/Region Zero screener DVD to the below address, or contact the company for instructions regarding electronic uploading. Those whose work has been selected will be contacted for a discussion of terms. All clearance issues must be resolved prior to entering into a Mini Movie license deal, so before submitting please consider whether issues such as copyrighted music or clips, SAG actor arrangements, and the use of copyrighted logos/products may impede the licensing process for your film. Once a film is programmed and licensed, filmmakers will need to deliver product on MiniDV, DVCAM, DigiBeta, or Betacam (no film prints).
For additional information, visit the company's temporary site, www.minimovie.com.
Send films to:
Submissions Mini Movie
9440 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 710
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Filmmakers with questions should e-mail email@example.com or call Carla Sanders at (310) 424-4064.
WIF Event with Casting Director of Ugly Betty
Women in Film Actors Group Event
We invite the WIF members, the Entertainment Industry Community, & men too!
Friday, November 30, 2007
7:00pm-9:00pm (doors open 6:45pm)
Guest Speaker: Jeff Greenberg, CSA, Emmy Nominated and Artios Award Winning Casting Director! Jeff is the casting director of the Hit ABC television show Ugly Betty!
Mr. Greenberg has been a successful casting director since the 1980s. He has cast some of the top shows in film and television! Cheers, My So Called Life, Wings and Frasier are just a few of the television projects he had worked.
WIF members-no charge (must show WIF ID card).
RSVP is Needed for a seat: Email Leslie Berger, Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include in your email if you are a member of Women in Film along with your name(s) who will be attending. Seating is Limited.
I will be collecting headshot/resume at the sign in desk. They will be given to Mr. Greenberg after the event.
Held at: Raleigh Studios-662 N. Van Ness, Los Angeles, 90038. It is one block south of Melrose. On Lot Parking Fee is $6. There is some street parking available.
The meeting will be held in the Chaplin Building upstairs in the Chaplin Theatre.
"El Cascanueces" at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre
In a few days we will enter the Holiday season. Here at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre we will be in grand celebration with the presentation of "El Cascanueces", "The Nutcracker" in Spanish.
Ballet Mexico Del Noreste, in this historical debut in the United States, brings to the stage Mexico's and Cuba's premier ballerinas and dancers along with a stunning cast of 70 dancers and actors. Critics have acclaimed Ballet Mexico's production of this enchanting family tale of love and magic as one of the world's best.
DECEMBER 15th 8:00pm & DECEMBER 16th 2:00pm – 7:00pm
*Sunday Night Performance will be at 7:00 PM instead 8:00 PM *
INFO (323) 230.9819
"En Un Sol Amarillo" Finishing its Acclaimed Run
Center Theatre Group and FITLA have joined forces to present EN UN SOL AMARILLO performed by the internationally known Teatro de los Andes from Bolivia written and directed by Cesar Brie.
The show runs thru. Nov. 25, 2007 at The Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City and is performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
Fusing actual testimonies with electrifying imagery Teatro de los Andes recreates the feverish atmosphere of Bolivia in 1998 when a massive earthquake rocked the country’s foundations. Great reviews by the LA Times and the Hollywood Reported and the theatre pick from the LA Weekly. This is theatre at its best!
Visit www.centertheatergroup.org for more information.
Javier Bardem: Transformation on Film (NYC)
Wednesday | November 28, 2007
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Javier Bardem: Transformation on Film
Hear Javier Bardem, the first Spanish actor to have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, discuss his work and his current film, "No Country for Old Men," based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy and directed by the Coen Brothers. The award-winning actor ("Before Night Falls," "The Sea Inside," "Collateral," "The Dancer Upstairs") is one of the special honorees of the IFP's Gotham Awards this year. Moderated by Lynn Hirschberg, New York Times Magazine editor at large.
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Two Immigration Films this Friday (SF)
This Friday the ILFF presents two quality films about the migrant experience. Join us at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and meet Chris Eska, director of August Evening.
Asalto al sueño / Assaulted Dream.
2006, Uli Stelzner. 84 Mins. Feature Documentary
Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts, Friday, November 16th, 5:30 PM.
Thousands of people leave their impoverished Central American countries every year with hopes of making it to the USA. This heavy-hitting documentary centers on a group of young Central American men and women in a small border town in southern Mexico striving to reach the United States to make a better life for themselves and their families. Riding the rails northward on what is described as one of the most dangerous routes in the world, these migrants encounter peril around every bend - coyotes, thieves, gangs, the police and the military - all waiting to take what little they are able to carry with them - or even their lives. In the context of globalization, violence and corruption, "Asalto al Sueño" is a beautifully crafted and striking account of the high cost incurred by the thousands trying to escape a nightmare to reach the mythical American Dream.
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2007, Chris Eska 128 Mins. Feature Narrative
Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts, Friday, November 16th, 7:30 PM.
Followed by a Q&A with Chris Eska
A family of undocumented workers in Texas faces a series of tough choices threatening the bonds that hold them together. Their very survival is at stake. The lives of an aging farm hand and his young, widowed daughter-in-law are thrown into upheaval. Parents and their grown children find difficulty expressing both love and mutual disappointment. A father recognizes the unstoppable force of time and must say goodbye to his daughter so she can start her own life. Through vivid characters, gentle humor and subtle romance, this drama shows the collision of cultures and generations and how redemption can come from the most unlikely places. Lush cinematography and the skillful hand of Director Chris Eska force viewers to ask hard questions about their own family ties. Heartwarming scenes highlight the bittersweet nature of life, finding resolution in the warmth of the characters, beauty in sadness, and the universality of the human experience.
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