September 5, 2007


Deadline: September 21, 2007

The National Programming Outreach Fund competitively awards grants in support of innovative outreach projects that maximize the impact and reach of public television programming.

Please download the Request for Proposals for detailed information about this fund, including proposal requirements:

To be eligible for the National Programming Outreach Fund, a proposal must:

* Be formally submitted by a U.S.-based film producer, production company, or public television station.
* Complement a national public television broadcast project.
* Have a committed broadcast or rebroadcast date.
* Contain one signed original CPB Submission Release Form. Proposals without signed release forms will not be read.

CPB will not fund renewal grants for outreach projects associated with a continuing series.

For questions about the National Programming Outreach Fund, please send an e-mail to

To apply visit:


Deadline: September 24, 2007

Independent Lens is a 29-week national primetime series on PBS that showcases independent programming. We are seeking submissions of completed programs for broadcast during the October 2008 - June 2009 season. Jointly curated by PBS and ITVS, Independent Lens welcomes the full spectrum of independent film—from history to drama to animation to shorts to social-issue subjects. Programs accepted for the series must be compelling stories, well told, with elements suited to attract a national audience. Independent Lens seeks work that is innovative, provocative, character driven and well crafted. We welcome individual expression and are committed to presenting diverse points of view.

Programs acquired for Independent Lens must carry errors and omissions (E&O) insurance and be fully cleared for broadcast in the U.S. If the program does not currently have E&O, filmmakers will need to make arrangements to fulfill this requirement.

Independent Lens programs must meet PBS technical guidelines. Specifications can be found at Independent Lens programs must comply with PBS editorial and funding standards. Information on PBS editorial and funding standards can be found at

Filmmakers must include the following materials with their submission:
* Two (2) DVD or VHS copies of the completed program, and
* A completed PBS Release and Submission Form (that includes information on funders/underwriters, funding amounts, etc.). Download the form (DOC) >>

Materials should be sent by Monday, September 24, 2007 to:
Program Development
PBS – Independent Lens
2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Details are online here:


18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica is soliciting informal proposals from Latino artists, artists active in Latino-based art forms, and/or Santa Monica-based artists for a small-scale, community arts or arts education project in any medium to take place in the City of Santa Monica in 2008.  18th Street will be applying to the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division under its Latino Community Arts Grant program for funding for the selected project.

The City of Santa Monica's description of the program is as follows: "The Latino Community Arts Program is designed to provide funding for widespread public access to Latino cultural programming.  This category offers support to non-profit Latino and/or non-Latino arts, cultural, or community organizations based in Santa Monica to produce projects geared specifically to Santa Monica's Latino community.   Applications that involve youth and those that have strong educational components are particularly encouraged.   (ALSO, FOR ARTS EDUCATION PROPOSALS): "Applicant must meet elements to California Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards if project is an arts education program."

While there is no guarantee of funding, 18th Street has a successful track record of projects granted via this program, which include: ·  A Day of the Dead mask-making workshop by artist Marcus Kuiland- Nazario for both at-risk youth in afterschool programs as well as the general public at 18th Street's Artnight at 18th Street open house event; ·  An exhibition of blackbook sketches by two dozen graffiti artists curated by artists Duke, Nuke, and Tempt, who also painted a new graffiti mural outside 18th Street's office and gallery; ·  An exhibition of art, performance and artifacts from LA's underground club culture, featuring the works of numerous Latino artists and curated by artist Alex Donis; ·  Free arts education workshops in various media for local youth in Title 1 public schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

Production budgets for the project (including artist fees, materials, marketing, and other miscellaneous expenses) are in the $3000-$5000 range.  If your informal proposal is selected, 18th Street will work with you on finalizing the project proposal details and budget accordingly.

18th Street Arts Center is Southern California's largest contemporary art and artist residency center, providing support to emerging to mid- career artists and arts organizations dedicated to issues of community, diversity, and social justice in contemporary society.   18th Street's programs include year-round housing and workspace for artists and arts organizations, an international visiting artist exchange, a professional gallery, artist teaching residencies in public schools and free art events for the public. Founded in Santa Monica in 1988, 18th Street has presented over 250 artists, provided arts education programs to well over 4500 students, and hosted over 100 international artists from 16 countries on every continent.

Written proposals (maximum one-page) may be submitted along with artist's bio or resumé, and work samples to Program Coordinator Michael Sakamoto via email ( ), fax (310-453- 4347), or mail (18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404).

Please limit work samples to the following: DVD/VHS video: 10 minutes maximum Slides: 10 images maximum Audio CD: 10 minutes maximum CD-ROM: 10 digital images maximum Writing samples: 5 pages maximum

Deadline (in our office; not postmark):  Monday, September 10, 2007, 5:00pm

Jan Williamson, Executive Director Clayton Campbell, Artistic Director 18th Street Arts Center


IFC Center - Tuesday, Sept. 18 @ 7pm -

SUPER AMIGOS (2007, Arturo Perez Torres) An eye-popping look at masked superheroes who fight to free an overcrowded Mexico City from tenant evictions, animal cruelty, gay bashing and other social ills. Post-film interview by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture)

NIGHT MAIL (1936) The documentary classic, retrofitted with a new soundtrack by Ken Thomson, is performed live by New York avant-jazz vikings Gutbucket. Both come courtesy of the T/F Film Fest, upstart Midwesterners hellbent on showcasing all that is new, nontraditional and genre-defying in nonfiction filmmaking.



A program for the History Channel in which four Laboratory researchers were interviewed will launch the Mega Disasters fall season. “Comet Catastrophe” is scheduled to air at 8 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time Tuesday, September 4, as the premier show for the series.

Produced by the writer/director Federico Capulino, the one hour program explores the nature of comets, their unique life-cycles and origins, the search for past impacts deep under Earth’s oceans, and the dramatic consequences for any future visits.

The program also contains interviews filmed in January 2007 with Laboratory researchers Bob Weaver of X-2, Doug ReVelle and Jon Reisner both of EES, and Bruce Masse of ENV-EAQ, as well as along with eight other scientists from NASA, Columbia University, and other research centers specializing in astronomy, geology, atmospheric physics, mythology, or environmental archaeology.

Also expected to be part of the program are Laboratory visualizations depicting a hypothetical comet impact off the Pacific coast near San Francisco.

A schedule of broadcast times is available through the History Channel Web page. Note: the times listed on the schedule are Eastern Daylight Time.

Article courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory.


LA PAZ , a feature screenplay by NALIP Writers Lab fellows Tina Datsko de Sánchez and José Sánchez -H., has advanced to the Semifinal Round of the 2007 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. It is one of 108 entries out of 5050 to make the cut in this competition sponsored by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

LA PAZ , a political thriller along the lines of Hotel Rwanda and The Constant Gardener, is based on actual events. A young doctor’s visit to his native Bolivia during the summer of 1980 is shattered by a brutal coup. Teaming up with his former girlfriend, a politically-involved journalist, in the search for the ‘disappeared’ priest who mentored them both, he steps into a dangerous web of drug barons and former Nazis.


Grandma Has a Video Camera
Tania Cypriano, 56 min. Brazil/U.S. 2007
Visit the website here

For over 20 years, a family of Brazilian immigrants in the United States used their home video camera to record first-hand how they saw their new world and struggled to establish themselves. Fast paced and funny, this documentary presents a touching portrait of migration, displacement and the search for identity.

Sunday, September 9 - 1:30pm
Tuesday, September 11 - 6:30pm
Latinbeat 2007
Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center
Sunday screening will be preceded by a brunch offered by New York
Women In Film & Television

Please visit this website for more information on Latinbeat and Screenings.

For information on NYWIFT and the Sunday brunch, visit this website.

WEST COAST, Northern California
Sunday, September 9 - 6pm
Thrusday, September 13 -11pm
Truly California
Channel 9, KQED

For the schedule of other exhibitions of Grandma Has a Video Camera, also on KQED, please visit this website.



Sep. 1, 2007 - (/Film) - Michael Myers has returned from the dead to slaughter all box office competition. The all-new MGM/Weinstein version of HALLOWEEN has exploded for an estimated $10.5M on Friday, and it’s headed for a 3-day of $30M and a spectacular 4-day Labor Day weekend of $35.775M. Among other new releases, DEATH SENTENCE (Fox), from SAW creator James Wan, struggled to $1.6M on its opening day. The results were much better for the Spanish-language caper movie LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON (Lionsgate). Debuting at just 340 locations, LADRON scored about $440,000 or a PTA of $1,300. Its 3-day has a chance to approach $1.5M and it could have $1.8M banked by Tuesday morning. FULL STORY HERE


Aug. 31, 2007 - ( - With a cast of primarily Latin American soap stars with little or no film experience, the producers of "Ladron Que Roba a Ladron" ("A thief who robs a thief") are hoping to fill a void in movies geared toward Hispanic immigrants in the United States. Joe Menendez, who directed the film, and Jose Angel Henrickson, who wrote the script, said the idea was to create a movie that would touch on the issue of immigration without boring the audience. FULL STORY HERE


Sep. 1, 2007 - ( - For us, September means three things: back-to-school shopping, sipping our last mojitos on the beach over Labor Day weekend, and the kick-start of fall movie season. It's an exciting time at the box office from Labor Day 'til New Year's Eve, when studios put away the sequels and action/adventure blockbusters, and bring out the best films of the year. We've sorted through all the dramas, comedies, war movies and horror flicks to bring you a list of the films we care about, featuring many of our favorite stars: Benicio Del Toro, Javier Bardem, Eva Mendes, Carlos Mencia, Victor Rasuk, John Leguizamo and Penelope Cruz, just to name a few. So, make yourself some microwave popcorn and let's get to it. FULL STORY HERE



Century City based Mid-Size Talent and Literary Agency seeks Assistant to Head of Literary Department.

Responsibilities include phones/scheduling/researching/maintaining daily office operations.

Candidates should be self-starters, detail-oriented, and have excellent communication skills. Great opportunity to grow with the company. We train and promote from within! Full Benefits package.

TO SUBMIT: please email cover letter and resume to:


From the Producers of American Idol comes a new show that promises to be the hottest game show this fall! If you love to shop and know pop culture trivia, you will win big on this show!

Fox's new pop culture game show "Temptation" is casting now for women and men (men should be married, or in a relationship). Ages 25-55.

Play to win cash AND the luxurious shopping spree of a lifetime!

Southern California residents only at this time.

TO SUBMIT: email your name, age, contact info, and pics if available to:
OR call (323) 762-8367


Casting a sexy Latina, ages 18-30, to host a Video Girl reality show.

Spokesmodels are encouraged to submit their reels or headshots. Music video experience is a plus, but not required.

Pay is $1000 for a 2 day shoot in September.

TO SUBMIT: email pics and resume to:


Experience all the fun of the Festival - Volunteer!

At the moment we're seeking volunteers who will assist our filmmakers, industry individuals and invited guests during their stay in the West Hampton area. This is a wonderful opportunity to network and learn more about the industry. Throughout September volunteers will be an integral part of the Festival. If you want in on the action, please send a cover letter to:




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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