October 23, 2007

CALL FOR ENTRIES: NYILFF AND SUZUKI ANIMATION CONTEST

AnimateSuzuki Auto has teamed with the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) and Cinedulce.com to announce the official call for entries for its first nationwide animation contest, Animate!: La vida Suzuki, which will run from October 15, 2007 through February 29, 2008 and conclude with the winning animation being featured at the 2008 NYILFF in July.

Submission guidelines:
- Maximum length: 3 minutes (individual submissions may include a series of shorter videos that, together, do not exceed the three (3) minute maximum running time)
- Any type of animation will be accepted
- Must be original material
- Must have an urban Latino feel
- Must reflect the Suzuki "Way of Life" brand proposition, which promises vehicles for active lifestyles, adventurers and thrill-seekers (visit www.SuzukiAuto.com for more info)
- Must include Suzuki Auto logo AND Suzuki automobile product placement
- Submissions may be on an individual participant basis or in groups of two (2) or more collaborating participants
- Open to all creative minds (Latino or non-Latino) residing in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska and the District of Columbia

The winner will receive:
- All expenses paid, 3-day trip for two to the 2008 NYILFF, where the winning animation will be featured
- $5,000 to produce two additional 3-minute animated webisodes

Fore more information and to submit your original animation, visit www.Cinedulce.com/Suzuki
Good luck!


NALIP DISCOUNT FOR WORKSHOPS ON DOCUMENTARY STORY STRUCTURE AND FUNDRAISING DEMOS

A unique chance to learn from story consultant Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor, author of the book "Trailer Mechanics", the bi-monthly column "Ask the Doc Doctor" and story consultant of over 150 documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising trailers including this year's Academy Award Nominee Recycled Life by Leslie Iwerks.

DOCTORING YOUR DOC: How to Structure your Documentary
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
&
TRAILER MECHANICS: How to Make your Fundraising Demo
Saturday, November 10th, 2007
(you can attend either or both workshops (pass discount)

Led by story consultant Fernanda Rossi, The Documentary Doctor.

- Early Registration by Nov. 1st (either workshop): $120 members* and students/$135 General
- At the door (either workshop: $135 members* and students/$150 General
- Pass for BOTH workshops: $200 members* and students/$230 General

*Members: Black Doc Filmmakers, CineWomen, Doculink, FIND, IDA and NALIP.

REGISTRATION AT: www.documentarydoctor.com and click on Latest News

Workshops Description:

A) DOCTORING YOUR DOC: How to Structure Your Documentary

Lots of ideas and even footage but no clue where to get started? Or maybe you are stuck in the cutting room? A solid understanding of story structure is as necessary to your documentary as a strong script is to a fiction film. With hands-on exercises, this full-day workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors, can give you the guidelines you need to find solutions that are true to your documentary's style. You will:

* learn story development techniques
* learn story structure templates in an innovative and easy way
* identify common pitfalls that waste your time and money during production
and post, and how to avoid them.
* analyze a film as practice for your own project
* analyze works-in-progress from the audience.

Bring your work-in-progress (Not required to attend). There will also be a
raffle!

B) TRAILER MECHANICS: How to Make Your Fundraising Demo

"Can I see your trailer?" Let's face it, a fundraising trailer can make or break your film. It can get you funded or it can put you on the "passed" list. Stop the guess work of what works and what doesn't with this full day workshop for producers, directors, writers and editors. If you already read or are about to read the book by the same name, this workshop is a chance to see all that theory in action with real life examples. You will:

. learn the foundational story structures for fundraising trailers
. learn the most common mistakes filmmakers make when making their trailers
and how to avoid them (not the filmmakers, the mistakes).
. view trailers before and after Fernanda's doctoring.
. view successful fundraising trailers.
. view fundraising trailers from the audience followed by discussion.

Bring your trailer or footage (raw or cut) for discussion. (Not required to
attend) There will also be a raffle!

PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS: Fernanda Rossi is available for private consultations. For more information visit www.documentarydoctor.com or write to info@documentarydoctor.com

Thank you to Los Angeles based producer/director Jonathan Skurnik for facilitating this event. http://www.jskurnik.com

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP LEADER:

Fernanda Rossi is a writer, filmmaker and story consultant who helps filmmakers craft the story structure of their films in all stages of the filmmaking process. She has doctored over 150 documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising trailers including this year Academy Award Nominee Recycled Life by Leslie Iwerks.

Along with her private consultations, she gives lectures and seminars nationwide, such as Doctoring your Doc and Trailer Mechanics. Ms. Rossi has also served as a Juror for the Chicago International Film Festival and a grant panelist for New York State Council for the Arts, Latino Public Broadcast and ITVS, which gave her a chance to view and evaluate over
300 fundraising trailers and works-in-progress.

She pens the bi-monthly column Ask the Doc Doctor for Film Arts magazine (formerly Release Print) and is the author of Trailer Mechanics: A Guide to Making your Documentary Fundraising Trailer.

Her work as a story consultant, workshop leader and filmmaker has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine, New York Times and other publications. She has a degree in Film Production from the University of Buenos Aires.


VIRGIN LOVE OPENS AT THE RICARDO MONTALBÁN THEATRE ON OCTOBER 26

Ricardo Montalbán Repertory Theatre Company (RMRTC) is a new branch of the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation. Created by Felipe Alejandro and David Llauger-Meiselman, RMRTC is dedicated to the American Latino experience. Since its inception, RMRTC has presented quality works such as the critically acclaimed Transformations, and Love, Lies and Revolution, two productions written, produced, directed, and performed by company members for the 2006-2007 season.  Its  mix of new and established playwrights exemplifies its commitment to daring and challenging works and the development of Latino talent and serves to fulfill a part of Ricardo Montalbán’s dream…providing opportunities for Latinos in all aspects of theatrical entertainment.

PERFORMANCE INFO
The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028.
Limited Engagement: begins October 26, 2007
Tickets: $15-$25. Group sales of 10 or more $10.  Seniors and Students w/Id $8
To buy tickets by phone, call: 323-461-0663, groups sales 323-850-2655
The box office is normally open 2pm-7pm Wednesday-Friday. Saturday and Sunday, the box office opens 90 minutes prior to curtain. To confirm current box office hours, please call 323-463-0089. For information call: (323) 461-0663


INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL PROGRAM

The 11th International Latino Film Festival is excited to announce its Festival program for November 2 through 18, 2007. A crop of 100 films from 20 countries, including 12 U.S. premieres and 14 local Latino films, will be screening at 19 venues all over the Bay Area and beyond. Spanning everything from political documentaries to laugh-out-loud comedies, you are sure to find several films in our program that suit your style.

Visit the festival website for the full program:
http://www.latinofilmfestival.org/


WIF EVENT WITH ACTRESS/PRODUCER CHARLENE TILTON

Saturday, October 27th 2007
You are invited for a fun and inspiring afternoon!
1:00pm-3:30 (doors open 12:30pm)

Guest Speaker: Actress and Producer Charlene Tilton

Charlene Tilton was born in San Diego, California and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is best known for playing Lucy Ewing, the granddaughter of Jock Ewing in the Hit Night time Series Dallas from 1978-1985 and from 1988-1990. Some of Charlene's television credits include, Married with Children, Happy Days, Knott's Landing, Eight is Enough and much more. Ms. Tilton was the Co-Executive Producer of the Dallas Reunion: Return to Southfork in 2004. In 2006 TV Land awarded her and the cast of Dallas at the TV Land Awards the Pop Culture Award!

Currently, she is in development with a project about the Story of Tammy Faye Baker, where she will be producing, writing, and starring in the movie. Go to www.charlenetilton.biz to find out more about Ms. Tilton and her upcoming projects.

WIF members-no charge (must show WIF ID card).
Non Members-$15 cash at door please ($5 discount for LACasting Members)

RSVP is Needed for a seat: Email Leslie Berger, Chairperson at leslieberger2002@yahoo.com Please include in your email if you are a member of Women in Film along with your name(s) who will be attending.

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.

 

"BEHIND FORGOTTEN EYES" WINS HAMPTONS INT. FILM FESTIVAL

The ground-breaking documentary "Behind Forgotten Eyes," directed by Anthony Gilmore and produced by LPA 2006 Fellow Alex Ferrari, WON BEST FILM in the Conflict & Resolution Competition beating out some very big Hollywood heavyweights.

This bold new documentary film aims to address the views of the issue held in both Korea and Japan, including the legacy that endures today. It aims to clarify the importance of all international legal issues and to enlighten an American public which is woefully uninformed about wartime history and modern Asian society How did we get to this point, and what will happen in the future? How have both the Japanese and Korean governments approached this issue since the end of the Second World War? What role has the United States played in this issue?

Behind Forgotten Eyes examines the enduring legacy of this horrifying chapter of history in both Korea and Japan. As the first English-language film to tackle this volatile issue, Behind Forgotten Eyes aims to focus the worlds attention on this unsettled aspect of Japans colonial heritage and to educate an American public unfamiliar with East Asian history and modern society. Behind Forgotten Eyes combines first-hand accounts from both Korean women and Japanese soldiers who lived through the nightmare with the expert testimony of academics, social activists, and professionals from Japan, Korea, and the United States to offer a candid look into an issue that has been ignored for far too long. Time is running out for these women and their stories.

Narrated by TV's LOST: YunJin Kim

For more info on Behind Forgotten Eyes go ti the Official Website or view the Trailer online.


NALIPSTER ESCAMILLA'S SENIOR FILM SCREENING AT DGA

NALIP member Rick Escamilla recently graduated from Long Beach State's film production program and his senior film "MEMORY OF A
FORGOTTEN EDEN," has been selected to screen at the school's annual Director's Guild Showcase @ the DGA (7920 Sunset Blvd.) on Thursday, November 8. It is a free event but an RSVP is required (rsvp # 562 985 7668)

SYNOPSIS: Ignacio and Consuelo are from the same neighborhood. They both
ride the bus to the "better" side of town to attend school. While at school
their relationship is handicapped when it is discovered where Ignacio is
from.

 

 

RODRIGUEZ SAYS UNIVERSAL IS STILL CONSIDERING "BARBARELLA"

Oct. 22, 2007 - (Comics2Film) - An article last week that ran in the New York Observer gossip column The Transom asserted that Universal was getting cold feet about the 'Barbarella' movie because of their misgivings about leading lady Rose McGowan. IESB checked with director Robert Rodriguez (who is engaged to be married to McGowan) who, once again, denied such talk. The problem, the director said, has always been about the budget. Rodriguez told IESB, "We will know in a week about 'Barbarella' and it might go back to Universal." FULL STORY HERE


P&G'S BIG BROADBAND BUY: TELENOVELAS

Oct. 22, 2007 - NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Procter & Gamble is the exclusive sponsor of the full-length telenovelas Spanish-language network Telemundo will start streaming this week on its Yahoo Telemundo site. In an informal first Hispanic broadband upfront, P&G's Hispanic media agency, Tapestry, sought proposals from the major Hispanic sites with video content. "We approached the marketplace and said, 'We've got a bunch of dollars and want to focus only on broadband,'" said Marla Skiko, VP-director of digital innovation at Publicis Groupe-owned Tapestry, Chicago. FULL STORY HERE

 

DO YOU WANT TO HELP LATINO FILMMAKERS? DO YOU WANT A BUSY CREATIVE STAFF JOB?

NALIP seeks a sharp, detail oriented, and computer savvy Membership Coordinator/Office Manager to run the day-to-day operations of our headquarters in Santa Monica, as well as manage a sizeable database of registered members. Daily work with filmmakers, projects and programs that help to advance the Latino Media Field. Regular staff work in fun Santa Monica office, but feels like production! Position starts Oct. 23.

Job Requirements:
-- Bachelor's degree, preferably in Film/TV, Business, Communications or related fields
-- 1-2 years experience in a busy office
-- Proficiency in PC (IT comfort a plus) word processing/Office software essential
-- FileMaker, HTML, web-publishing experience strongly preferred, but can be taught
-- Strong written and verbal communication skills
-- Thick-skinned personality who is able to work under deadlines
-- Ability to adapt and multi-task at a very busy desk
-- Bilingual: English/ Spanish preferred but not required
-- Willingness to work as part of an expanding and diverse team
-- Familiarity with or interest in the entertainment industry

Responsibilities Include:
-- Manage HQ offices and its operations/expenses during business hours:
10:00am-7:00 pm (Mon.-Fri) plus some evening events
-- Serve as Assistant to NALIP Board of Directors
-- Participate in organizational Special Events
-- Double as office Receptionist (when needed)
-- Coordinate and supervise office interns and volunteers (when applicable)
-- Act as company liaison/rep at industry events, screenings, film festivals, etc. . .

When applying for this position, the subject line of your e-mail must contain "MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR POSITION" on it.

Please email all cover letters and resumes to membership@nalip.org


DIVERSITY DIRECTOR AT FILM INDEPENDENT

Film Independent seeks an experienced professional to expand funding for its diversity programs, manage organizational diversity strategy, and compile/present industry diversity statistics. 5-10 years experience in film industry and fundraising abilities needed. Arts/media or management experience helpful. Ability to reach diverse communities a plus. Email cover letter, resume, and salary history / requirements to
Jobs@FilmIndependent.org ATTN: DIVERSITY DIRECTOR POSITION"

Film Independent - Diversity Director
Reports to: Senior Director

Job Description:
The Diversity Director is responsible for setting, articulating and leading the organization to achieving its overall diversity and advocacy goals. The Director participates as a member of the organization' ssenior management team.

Duties:
Develop, manage and update Film Independent' s annual Diversity Action Plan and goals. Increase revenue by developing new revenue streams and sponsorship opportunities for diversity efforts (scholarships, center for diverse filmmaking, diversity circle, sponsorships, earned income opportunities, etc.)Provide internal leadership and guidance to help department heads achieve their diversity goals
Establish and manage a Diversity Leadership Council charged with helping
FIND achieve its diversity goals
Act as a central hub for tracking diversity information in the film industry with an eye towards communicating Film Independent as a solution
Represent Film Independent to the industry and public through speaking engagements, press interviews, etc.
Close sponsorship deals/cross- promotional deals with diverse organizations
that help Film Independent achieve its goals
Establish Film Independent nationally as a leader in diverse filmmaking
Assist in the production of the diversity panel and diversity expo at the
Los Angeles Film Festival
Participate as a member of senior management team
Other duties, as assigned

Requirements:
Strong fundraising/ people skills needed
Strong understanding of the entertainment industry, film industry, studio system and diverse independent film community needed
Strong communication, organizational, administrative skills needed.
Ability to work as part of a team
Strong public speaking and persuasion skills needed
Bachelor's degree required.
Competencies:
Knowledge of film industry, studio and independent film industries
Knowledge of diversity practices -in the corporate and non-profit
communities
Integrity
Fundraising experience
Awareness of statistical methods
Customer focus
Team building abilities
Energy/enthusiasm
Persistence/ tenacity - not giving up
Persuasiveness/ assertiveness
Creativity
Initiative - going beyond the call of duty, achieving results despite lack of resources and showing a bias for action
Demonstrating an awareness of political factors, recognizing how to get
things done and building informal networks
Setting clear and fair stretch goals
Actively breaking down barriers of diversity and visibly fighting discrimination
Exhibiting positive, "can-do" attitude
Managing time well
Exhibiting a strong desire to achieve and a high level of dedication to Film Independent


FULL TIME ASSISTANT EDITOR

Brave New Films, producers of Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, Iraq for Sale, Outfoxed, and other progressive documentaries, is looking for an Assistant Editor.

This year we are focused on making short political internet videos and need a good AE to help keep the post department organized

We need someone who is highly organized, has excellent Final Cut Pro skills, general technical skills, and experience with Pilotware. You will be logging, transcribing, digitizing, entering data into pilotware, helping to maintain the Xsan and juggling numerous projects at a time.

People with NO Pilotware experience need not apply.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Leda at tech@bravenewfilms.org


MAYA CINEMAS, INC./ MAYA PICTURES FULL-TIME BOOKKEEPER

Maya Cinemas, a Movie Exhibition/Real Estate Development Company, and Maya Entertainment, a Film and Television Production and Distribution Company, seeks a full time bookkeeper.  This individual would be responsible for the day-to-day accounting operations of the company, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies.  Key responsibilities include: maintaining and reconciling general ledger(s), (including preparing journal entries), A/P and A/R, month-end financial close and reporting, establishing and managing PO system, monthly bank reconciliations, handling relationship with payroll processing company, assisting in the annual/semi-annual budget and forecast processes, and various other responsibilities, including maintaining credit, loan and bank accounts for the company.  Bachelor's degree in accounting preferred.  Applicant must have minimum 3 years professional accounting bookkeeping experience.  Applicants must have strong Excel spreadsheet knowledge.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates preferred. Compensation is  commensurate with history and experience. Medical benefits and performance bonuses are part of the compensation package.  Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary history to hr@mayacinemas.com


SPANISH TO ENGLISH SCRIPT TRANSLATOR

I am a scripwriter from Latinoamerica that just arrived to USA, I have several stories written in Spanish and I would like to translade them to English. I have to start with LOST AND FOUND IN GUATEMALA a script that I would like to sell here. I really need help with this. If you are a bilingual scriptwriter and are able to translate my work, please write me to fdavidzon@gmail.com telling me how much your fees will be.

Thanks in advance
Florencia Davidzon

 

 

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