October 2, 2007

CALL FOR ENTRIES: TRIBECA ALL ACCESS

Tribeca All Access Call for Entries & Info Session Info

Tribeca All Access (TAA) is a year round networking and career development forum that promotes directors and screenwriters from traditionally under-represented communities. Approximately 30 directors and screenwriters will be selected to participate in one-on-one meetings with key industry players in addition to networking and learning from dedicated panels and workshops during the Tribeca Film Festival. Program alumni receive support year-round through the TAA online forum, networking events in LA and NYC, and other customized activities.

Join us for more information on October 10th at 6:30p :
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles , CA 90067
RSVP HERE

Tribeca All Access is open to both mid-career and emerging narrative and documentary filmmakers . The program is now a recognized talent pool within the industry and an unrivaled opportunity to advance your filmmaking career.

Applicants are required to apply with a completed feature-length screenplay, documentary proposal, or documentary work-in-progress. Members of NALIP receive a discount on the application fee.

Apply Now! Deadline is December 03, 2007.

Visit www.tribecafilminstitute.org for complete details.


APPLE HOSTS ONLINE INSOMNIA FILM FESTIVAL

At 9:00 a.m. on October 13, you’ll get the green light: The requirements for the 2007 Insomnia Film Festival will be posted at www.apple.com/go/insomnia , and your team will have 24 hours to write, cast, shoot, edit, score, and upload your movie. Then you—and everyone else you can convince—will vote online for the best film (hopefully yours), and industry players like Barry Sonnenfeld, James Mangold, and Nora Ephron will screen the 25 highest-rated entries.

If the public or the pros pick your masterpiece, each member of your team will get a MacBook Pro, Final Cut Studio 2, Logic Studio, and Shake. How’s that for a Hollywood ending? The distinguished panel of judges for the 2007 Insomnia Film Festival:

Barry Sonnenfeld
Fred Armisen
James Mangold
Jim Sheridan
Mary Harron
Mira Nair
Nora Ephron
Terry George


THE DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKERS COURSE

This is your last chance until Spring 2008 to catch The Documentary Film Makers Course proctored by working filmmakers and the authors of "The Documentary Film Makers Handbook," Andrew Zinnes and Genevieve Jolliffe (see bios below).

When: October 13-14 2007, 10am - 6pm
Where: The Heart Touch Project, 3400 Airport Avenue #42, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Price" $299 (NALIP member discount $249 with coupon code DOCDISCOUNT)

This class will cover such topics as:
* Choosing a Concept
* Funding
* Legal Pitfalls and how to avoid them
* Production & Post - Practical advice to save money and headaches
* Sales & Marketing
* Distribution - Standard and Alternative
* Global Perspective - thinking beyond the US for funds and distribution
* How to Survive as a Documentary Film Maker

TO REGISTER:
1. Go to www.Script-Tonic.com
2. Click on the Documentary Filmmakers Course
3. Click ADD TO CART
4. Be sure to type DOCDISCOUNTin the field for Coupon Code to get your discount!
5. Click "Re-Calculate" and your discounted price of $249 will appear!
6. Click "Continue" to finish your registration

Call 310-941-2168 or e-mail at info@script-tonic.com for more information.

About the Instructors:
Andrew Zinnes is from Allentown, PA and received a Masters in Film from the American University in Washington, DC. There he worked on lots of indie films and docs in many capacities, before coming out to LA and working in feature film and TV development for about a decade. He worked on several docs out here including WOMEN ON THE WATER, which followed the story of several women trying to make an Olympic team, and BACKYARD RACERS, which followed kids who want to be race car drivers. He currently consults on THE FATHER TONY PROJECT about one of the only African American priests in the US and THE PROMISE, the history of the Warner Brothers.

Genevieve Jolliffe is from the Isle of Wight in the UK and created The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook series of books, and has made three low budget independent features in the UK. She directed URBAN GHOST STORY, which was nominated for a British Independent Film Award. She has worked on several docs including STRANGER THAN FICTION.
Genevieve and Andrew's work have been seen on MTV, PBS, BBC and Channel 4 UK.

 

BLOODIED IN BATTLE, NOW GETTING THEIR DUE

By David Gonzalez for The New York Times

Among the lamps, the religious cards and the knickknacks in Eugenio Quevedo's Upper West Side apartment is a worn and creased Banco Popular envelope. Tucked neatly inside, tiny black-and-white photos taken more than half a century ago show a rifle-toting soldier against a backdrop of hills and mountains.

"Korea was an ocean of mountains," Mr. Quevedo said. "We'd push forward and the enemy pushed us back. It was that kind of war."

He sounded tranquil, which in many ways he is at 81, though his eyes betrayed his emotions. In one corner of his living room, a poster shows the Puerto Rican flag, a nod to where he was born.

"We lost so many," he said. "The American people don't know the sacrifices of so many Puerto Ricans who died in Korea. It was the bloodiest war for Puerto Rico."

It is also a forgotten war for many Americans. Yet in recent months, veterans of a once-storied Puerto Rican regiment, the 65th Infantry Regiment - including Mr. Quevedo - have gotten their due in a documentary called "The Borinqueneers," which was first televised in New York over the summer and continues to be broadcast on public television nationally.

In a way, it is a passionate rejoinder to Ken Burns, whose World War II documentary drew sharp criticism from Latino and American Indian groups for initially ignoring their contributions during that war.

Noemi Figueroa Soulet, a New York actress who produced "The Borinqueneers," understands why people were upset with Mr. Burns. But she set her sights on a different battle, in more ways than one.

"Why should we be begging Ken Burns for a few minutes in his series?" she said. "We have other guys we can cover ourselves. I really felt there was enough there to tell our story in a full program."

(continued)

FULL STORY ONLINE HERE


PHOENIX NEW TIMES FEATURES LPA FELLOWS JAVIER AND SIXTO MELENDEZ

We were featured on this very awesome weekly Newspaper, probably the most important here in Phoenix, I hope people take notice. "Atravez del Infierno" is been re-worked, Sixto is doing a great job writing, also on October 5-8 we will be participating in a Film competition of 72 hours the well known Almost Famous Film Festival, where you can watch "Laberinto Infernal" our award winning short film; the A3F invited us along 9 other filmmaking teams, we hope to once again re-capture the Magic of "Laberinto Infernal" we don't know what the theme or parameters will be so, it will be very demanding but we are so looking forward to it, more material for our Slate.

For more information visit this links, more to come:

NEW TIMES ARTICLE ON JAVIER AND SIXTO MELENDEZ

ROCKSOUPLLC.COM


"UNDERGROUND DANCE MASTERS" ON POV

“THE HISTORY OF A FORGOTTEN ERA MAKES INTERNATIONAL IMPACT!"

Following a 15 year ordeal in producing the feature documentary, “Underground Dance Masters: History of a Forgotten Era” which shows for the first time a previously unknown part of American history, is affecting Pop-Culture world-wide. After submitting the film to POV – the annual PBS series, director/producer and NALIP member Thomas Guzman-Sanchez was recently informed that his film has beat out 796 films to qualify for the editors review. POV has proposed that he to cut the 144-minute feature into a two part special.

The LA Chicano film festival has just accepted the film. Jaime Pablo Segall-Gutierrez, Esquire President of the Board, A La Brava Producciones Revolucionarias, Inc. wrote, “We would like a special date for your film only. Your film is very in depth."

The film which is based on the landmark breakthrough GUZMAN-SANCHEZ STUDY which has uncovered and validated the origins, evolution, history and exposes the creators of the Urban Dance forms of Boogaloo, Locking, Roboting, Zig-Zag, Popping, Strutting, Rocking and B’boying. Today these Urban Dance forms are mistakenly referred to as Break-dance or Hip-hop dance.

The Guzman-Sanchez Study (which began in 1984) has destroyed all web-mythology that exists in the world today in regards to Urban Pop Culture. The film has been able to give a unshakable and concise history recognizing for the first time the contribution of these unknown Black, Latino and White dance artists , their creations and innovations that have affected the entire world and have become so entwined in the fabric of pop-culture worldwide. Added testimony from Kenny Ortega (of High School Musical) gives an objective view, which adds another dimension to this earthshaking documentary.

This study is being taught in many universities (UCLA, OSU, UC Riverside and many more) worldwide and a world premier tour for the film is now being scheduled.

The film is a Clockman Vision Production. It was directed and written by Thomas Guzman-Sanchez and produced by Thomas and Paul Guzman-Sanchez. It is distributed by GS Media Group, LLC. For further information, please visit www.dancemaster.com


"THE COATS OF ARMS AND THE OWINGEHS" FEATURE IN PASADENA WEEKLY

Read about Latina Filmmaker Patricia Cunliffe's latest project, The Coats of Arms and the Owingehs," in this week's Pasadena Weekly. Patricia is featured, with two other women filmmakers, Ellen Snortland and Catherine Bauknight, as
this week's cover story. "The Coats of Arms and the Owingehs" just completed shooting, on location, in Santa Fe, NM.

Visit the Pasadena Weekly website here

 

THE STARS ALIGN: THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL HISPANICS

Oct. 2, 2007 - (Hispanic Business Magazine) - The Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics list always presents a stellar assembly, but perhaps this year – with two astronauts, a NASA engineer, the writer behind the newest Star Trek theatrical film, and the NASA Vision Award-winning writer for two Star Trek TV series – it's more star-struck than usual. But the list is by no means homogeneous, with designers such as Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, who appears on our cover, rubbing shoulders with C-level executives, while neurosurgeons mingle with behind-the-scenes dealmakers and law enforcement leaders. FULL STORY HERE


CIBRIAN TO GUEST ON TWO NEW ABC SHOWS

Oct. 1, 2007 - (ComingSoon.net) - Eddie Cibrian ("Invasion") will be a guest star on two new ABC shows, "Samantha Who?" and "Dirty Sexy Money," this fall. Cibrian will guest star on "Samantha Who?" as Kevin, who is set up -- literally -- with Samantha (Christina Applegate) on an unannounced blind date by Samantha's mother, Regina (Jean Smart). In "Dirty Sexy Money," Cibrian will portray Sebastian Fleet, the wildly irresistible third ex-husband of Karen Darling (Natalie Zea). FULL STORY HERE


FREEMAN, BANDERAS TO STAR IN "CODE"

Sep. 30, 2007 - (Variety) - Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas are set to star in caper drama "The Code" with Mimi Leder helming and Nu Image's Millennium Films producing. Lensing begins in mid-October in Sofia, Bulgaria, at Nu Boyana Film Center, owned by Nu Image. Producers are Boaz Davidson, Danny Lerner, Les Weldon, Lori McCreary (Freeman's partner in Revelations Entertainment) and Randall Emmett; with First Look Holdings principals Avi Lerner, Henry Winterstern, Danny Dimbort and Trevor Short exec producing. FULL STORY HERE


OLMOS' CHALLENGE

Sep. 28, 2007 - (The Enquirer) - Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Edward James Olmos spoke to a packed Greaves Hall Thursday as part of Northern Kentucky University's National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. While many students may have attended to see the stern, commanding Admiral Adama from the TV series "Battlestar Galactica," Olmos greeted his audience with a relaxed humor. His presentation, "We're All in the Same Gang," focused on ways to bring people of all races and cultures together. FULL STORY HERE


RICHARD PENA CHANGES LANDSCAPE

Sep. 27, 2007 - (Variety) - Like a true movie junkie, Richard Pena can tick off the great double features he saw as a child as if the movies were still showing downtown. In New York of the 1960s, a time when arthouse and repertory cinemas thrived, Pena's 75¢ bought him afternoons with Renoir and weighty pairings like Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night" and "The Seventh Seal." Pena, now in his 20th year as selection committee chairman of the New York Film Festival, remembers those times fondly. Back then, he says, audiences went to the movies to explore and to be challenged, and Americans' taste for foreign films hit a high-water mark. FULL STORY HERE

 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES FOR NALIP

NALIP - Latino Media Resource Guide 2008 is hiring Research Associates to work part time or full time in our offices in Santa Monica.  The LMRG5 is a comprehensive printed and online database of Latino Filmmakers, Production Companies, Distributors, Funding Opportunities, Film Schools, Diversity Programs, Production Resources and much more!  This is the perfect opportunity to get involved with a national organization and network with Latino filmmakers in the entertainment industry.  We are looking for individuals with excellent communication and organization skills, computer literate, detailed oriented and preferably bilingual (Spanish/English)

Do not miss this opportunity!

TO APPLY: Contact oarana@aol.com


ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR

We are looking for a spanish speaking, production experienced assistant to the director and producer of upcoming Dreamworks film. These are major Spanish filmmakers doing their second English-language film. Prepping immediately, filming late January through April, post production May and beyond all based in Los Angeles. Steady work for nearly a year -- plus a great insight into the studio filmmaking process. The best job on a film, at an assistant level! Seasoned US producers and studio involved, as well.

Duties include those typical of executive assistant, organizing schedule, storyboards, script. Must be fluent in Spanish, and have valid drivers license.

Please send candidate info to muchogusto3@gmail.com


PR DIRECTOR

AEM is a leading entertainment marketing and PR agency based in Marina Del Rey. We work on film campaigns geared towards the U.S. Latino market. Our clients consist of major and independent studios.

Job Description: PR Director

Requirements:
Minimum 4 years experience in Hispanic PR/advertising industry
A Bachelors degree in related field
Must be fully bilingual (English-Spanish)
Proven written and verbal skills in both Spanish and English
Strong communication skills
Detail oriented
Strong Organizational skills
Ability to thrive and be productive in a fast-paced, high pressure,
multi-task work environment with tight deadlines.
current knowledge of the U.S. Hispanic market
Solid understanding of account management, media relations and promotions
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required.
Candidate must be confident, fast, upbeat and a team leader.

Responsible for:
Managing client relations (daily)
Weekly reports to clients
Managing film campaigns and providing strategy and direction to team
Communication with top media outlets
Attend client pitches and presentations

Send resume and cover letter to info@aem-la.com


PUBLICITY ASSISTANT

AEM is a leading entertainment marketing and PR agency based in Marina Del Rey. We work on film campaigns geared towards the U.S. Latino market. Our clients consist of major and independent studios.

Job Description: Publicity Assistant

Requirements:
Minimum 2 years office experience
Bachelors degree
Must be fully bilingual (English-Spanish)
Excellent written and verbal skills in both Spanish and English
Strong communication skills,
Detail oriented
Great organizational skills
Ability to thrive and be productive in a fast-paced, high pressure,
multi-task work environment
Proficient in Microsoft Office

Send resume and cover letter to info@aem-la.com


ASSISTANT EDITOR WANTED AT ENTERTAINMENT ADVERTISING AGENCY

Help Us Recognize Your Talent!

Ready to step up to the big leagues of entertainment advertising? We're looking for talented Assistant Editors to join our all-star team of incredibly talented designers, editors, producers and mixers.

JOHNSON AND MURPHY ADVERTISING & PRODUCTIONS is an award-winning, full-service agency specializing in entertainment marketing and production.

Our on-air division creates fully-integrated consumer and trade campaigns from start to finish. We do web-based and television advertising, affiliate sales kits, sales presentations, custom shoots, DVD packaging for industry events and awards, and all collateral necessary for sweepstakes and cross-promotions.

We are looking for true professionals who can work autonomously and cooperatively. We have an immediate opening for:

Multi-tasking ASSISTANT EDITORS who can do everything from logging, screening and digitizing to building a DVD with menus for client review.

* Recent college grad with broadcast or film/TV major only.
* Creative mind, eager, motivated and ready for a fast paced environment
* Proven record to be detail oriented, extremely organized and a fast learner
* Final Cut Pro knowledge and experience. Mac proficient and basic Photoshop.
* A good sense of humor is a must (a good sense of irony will also prove useful).

Pay negotiable depending upon experience.

TO APPLY: email cover letter and resume (no generic applications accepted) to:
genevieve@jmadv.com

Absolutely no phone calls please.


FILM CREW NEEDED FOR SPORTS EVENT

Looking for awesome crew members for the Goldfinger Racing Production Team's 2008 60th Annual Catalina Ski Race Live Jumboscreen and Internet Show.

We are looking for the following positions:

DP
Camera Operators (with camera equipment packages a bonus)
SteadyCam Operator (with camera equipment)
Helicopter Camera Operators
Production Truck & Equipment
TD
Camera Assistant
Audio Engineer
Production Assistants
Craft Services
Communications equipment and set up personnel

Pay negotiable depending upon experience.

We welcome creative newcomers right out of school and seasoned professionals. We are looking for team players who love fast paced exciting sports events. This is one of the most exciting international water sports in the world right in our own Long Beach Harbor and we are trying to grow our production and promote the event to become as big as the Long Beach Grand Prix. We are also looking for interns starting now to help us prep and raise sponsorship money.

TO SUBMIT: please email demo reels (LINKS preferred) and resumes to:
Ren@GoldfingerRacing.com


OPPORTUNITY: SCRIPT ANALYSIS SERVICES

The Script Whisperer would like to offer NALIP members an introductory 10% discount on all services. We provide in-depth story analysis and fast, personal service. Please go to our website: www.thescriptwhisperer.com or call at 310-953-7849 and ask for Julie Gray. We look forward to getting to know and being of service to this wonderful community of film makers!

 

 

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