September 11, 2007


Homies Hip Hop Show Debuts its One Hour Show this Thursday, 7PM on LATV

Homies Show made its debut in March as multiple segments on LATV Live’s Hip Hop Friday. The Homies made an immediate impact on LATV ratings and e-mails from viewers across the country. Now, under the direction of Rick Najera (VP of Development, LATV) and talented writers Oskar Toruño (NALIP), Jason Nieves (NALIP), Elizabeth Ortero (NALIP), Richard Villa and Rene Sandoval, LATV has brought these popular figurines to their bilingual network as the first Latino Comedy Animation Show in television history.

According to Rick, “Homies are one of the most popular icons in America and are loved by the Hip Hop culture of America . It seems like a no brainier to make David Gonzales ’s Homies figurines into a TV Show. But, unfortunately, it was a difficult task. We faced a lot of opposition getting this on the tube. People who are not familiar with Latino or Urban Culture view Homies as a threat. They related these figurines with negative stereotypes and this is not what they actually symbolize. We’ve made The Homies Hip Hop Show into a fun and entertaining comedy show produced and written by Latinos, who understand Latino culture.”

Homies Hip Hop Show is on LATV, a station that recently launched nationally and reaches approximately 13 million homes including Puerto Rico , Florida , Texas and California . LATV is a network that is headed by the only Latino making developments for television, comedy writer Rick Najera who’s credits include “In Living Color”, “Mad TV” and “Latinologues, the first all Latino play on Broadway. According to Oskar Toruño, one of the talented writers of The Homies Show, “ Rick Najera plays a vital role in the future on Latino Entertainment. Having a Latino as the VP of Development allows us a chance to create compelling, authentic programming that “ALL LATINOS” can watch and enjoy. As far as LATV is concerned, the best is yet to come.”

“We are going to be wild and funny and for once on TV, Latinos are going to make fun of Latinos”, exclaims Nicholas Romero , animator of Homies Hip Hop Show. The produced skits for The Homies Show are already a hit on LATV, tripling its ratings on LATV Live’s Hip Hop Friday with such skits as Mex in the City, Homie Dog Whisperer and Homies at the Cine. These are skits take Latino pop culture and celebrate its diversity, while entertaining audiences nationwide.

The Homies Show is a simple concept but at the same time, progressive and revolutionary because it has so much significance in the Latino community through David Gonzales , Rick Najera , LATV and its large television audience made up of Latino Americans. The Homies Hip Hop Show debuts this Thursday on LATV. You can check out a behind the scenes at latvcom.


The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) will once again honor outstanding Los Angeles media luminaries at its 5th Annual Local Impact Awards Luncheon on September 13th at noon at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Returning Masters of Ceremonies, Laura Diaz, CBS 2 veteran news anchor and popular radio DJ, Big Boy, from powerhouse KPWR FM, will preside over the awards ceremony that showcases outstanding talent and contributions to the Los Angeles Latino community.

Excellence in Radio, Broadcast and Print Journalism will be recognized and this year’s list of honorees are among the best in their respective fields. NALIP member Joey Medina, star of the Morning Invasion on Latino Radio 96.3, will receive the Local Impact Award for Excellence in Radio Broadcast, for a comedy career that spans over 20 years including Medina’s work in “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy” with Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez and George Lopez.

Veteran television journalists Tony Valdez (KTTV Fox 11, News at 10pm), Sylvia Lopez (KCAL 9 News at 9pm), and Mario Solis (NBC4 TV Sportscaster) will also be present to receive their Impact Awards for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. And newcomer, Tu Ciudad magazine, will be honored for its unique ability to celebrate the Los Angeles Latino experience after just two short years in the publishing world. “We have seen the positive of what media can do in bringing the community together and it’s our honor to recognize these individuals for their hard work and commitment to the Latino community,” said NHMC President & CEO Alex Nogales.

“Piolin por la Mañana” star, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo (101.9FM Radio La Nueva), will also be on hand to present the Local Impact Award for Excellence in Print Journalism to award-winning columnist Gustavo Arellano, a staff writer for OC Weekly Sotelo was selected to present the award to Mr. Arellano because of his radio show’s ability to entertain, educate and uplift the Latino community. And like, “Piolin por la Mañana,” Gustavo Arellano’s award-winning, nationally syndicated column, “Ask a Mexican,” also entertains and educates its audience by answering any and all questions about America’s spiciest and largest minority group.

“Our work in the media never stops, especially during these times when hate radio is prevalent and Latino immigrants are being blamed for all of society’s ills. However, this is also a time of celebration, as we applaud our best and those that have the courage to utilize the power of the media to unite rather than divide,” concluded Nogales.


Submission deadline extended to October 5th!

The Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza is back for its third year! Founder Josefina Lopez and everyone at CASA 0101 are proud to announce the return of BHLIFE taking place on December 7th – 9th.

BHLIFE is a film festival that features the creative work of Latina filmmakers from all across the country. BHLIFE is the first film festival to focus on the works of U.S. Latina directors. The mission of the festival is to build a network of Latina filmmakers that will draw attention to the growing number of Latinas working behind the camera. The films of these women constitute a body of work that act as a powerful statement against the stereotypical portrayals of Latinas on screen.

The call for submissions is in full force.  Submissions are being accepted in the following categories: Features, Shorts, Documentaries (any length), Experimental/New Frontier, Erotica, and Youth Media. Submission deadlines have been extended to October 5th. There is no submission fee.

For more details on submissions and for a submission form please direct questions to Festival Co-Directors Cynthia Vargas and Fanny Veliz at Or you can visit them on the web at and for more up to date info visit them on Myspace at


Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream

Airs nationally on PBS - Wednesday, September 12 @ 8:00pm
Showing on KCET in Los Angeles

PBS documentary examines how media and marketers are shaping America's perceptions of Latinos.



A Comprehensive Course in 6 Sessions

“Producing Your Ultra Low Budget Film” is an intensive 2 month course that takes you through the step by step journey of making your ultra low budget feature film. The Workshop includes:

- How to option a screenplay - Forming an LLC
- Preparing a sales presentation for investors - Creating your killer pitch
- Designing your business plan - Getting a mentor
- Hiring a line producer - Scheduling your EPK
- Creating an empowering environment on set - Finessing a budget & schedule
- Hiring a director - How to cast your film
- Developing a timeline - Creating a marketing strategy
- The details of pre-production - The secrets of a great Production
- Learning the ropes of post - Choosing the right distributor
- Getting the best deal from your distributor - Preparing for delivery
- Entering Film Festivals - Taxes (1099s, Accounting and K1s)

YOUR JOB: In the two month period you will be putting together your Business Plan, your LLC agreements (even if you are not ready to make your film at this point) and your Sales Presentation. You are going to learn how to raise money for you film and you will have all the tools and know how to do it!

SUZANNE LYONS BIOGRAPHY: In the late 1990’s Ms. Lyons co-founded Snowfall Films, Inc. and has produced 5 feature films with actors including Christopher Walken, Naomi Watts, James Caan, Alfred Molina, Brenda Blethyn, Jon Lovitz, Dean Cain, Winona Ryder, Peter Fonda and Adrian Paul. Snowfall Films is gearing up to produce its next picture in Belfast with lead actor Michael Pitt this fall. In 2005 Snowfall Films created a genre division, WindChill Films, Inc. and they just completed their third SAG Ultra Low Budget horror/thriller. ( Ms. Lyons is co-founder of the Flash Forward Institute. She has led hundreds of film industry seminars to over 15,000 participants in the US and Canada.

COST: $1,275 (Includes Lunch and Course Materials)
Early Bird Special: Pay by September 15th and pay $1,075 (SAVE $200)
NALIP Members pay just $875 (SAVE $400)!!
Check and Visa/MC (paypal) accepted
$200 non refundable

WHEN: (Six Sessions) Saturday, September 29, (9:30am – 4:30pm)
Monday Evenings, October 15 & 29, November 12 & 26 and December 10 (7:00pm – 10:15pm)
PLUS: Team meetings on alternate weeks
WHERE: Burbank

HOW TO REGISTER: Call Snowfall/WindChill Films at 818-558-5917 or email Suzanne Lyons directly at


Sunday, September 16, 2PM FREE admission!

Antojitos & Anecdotes
written and performed by Monica Palacios

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with hip happening homo Independent Mexican, Monica Palacios. Come learn about this historic event, find out the origin of guacamole and experience avocado worship as Monica creates and then shares a secret family recipe. Yummy for the tummy. ¡Viva Mexico! Mas info:

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
909 W. Adams Blvd, LA CA 90007. Near USC between Figueroa & Hoover. Parking behind the building entering on Scarff St.


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AngelRod Films would like to invite you join us for a special screening of SCAR TISSUE as the film makes its West Coast debut during the prestigious Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.

SCAR TISSUE was a NALIP member-driven production: written/directed/produced by LPA fellow Angel David, and produced by Peter Rodriguez and former NALIP board member Edwin Pagan. The super-16 production was exquisitely photographed by cinematographer John Grillo, whose industry credits include MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, MIAMI VICE, and RUDO Y CURSI. The steller cast includes Romi Dias (El Cantante, All Night Bodega, Sunstorm), Ed Trucco (Maria Full of Grace, Shut Up and Do It!), Alan Tavarez (Blood Son, Linger), and Gianna Corvino (Deception).


"How far would you go to keep your child? A mother makes a deal with a dangerous man to keep her husband from taking her daughter during a custody battle. Then changes her mind. But is it too late?"

ArcLight Cinemas
6360 W Sunset Blvd (between Vine and Iva) - Los Angeles

More info on the LA Shorts website.

Official website:

SCAR TISSUE will also be playing on the East Coast at the Loisaida Cortos Latino Film Festival ( on September 16, 2007 in New York City's colorful Lower East Side (East Village) and at the MEZCLA: Long Island International Latino Film Festival on September 29th (website here).


SEPT 16, 12P
5269 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601


Take one part Three Stooges (also the Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy, etc.), take one part Looney Tunes - and you get "My Wallet". "My Wallet" makes for a playful and fun watch. If you're a fan of oddball, absurd and retro comedy then "My Wallet" is for you. Its a wacky adventure about a dude, a gun, a guy and his wallet. Absurdity at its silliest.



Sep. 11, 2007 - ( - Maria Sanchez has been promoted to senior vice president liaison, Latin America, Spain and Portugal at NBC Universal International Television Distribution. FULL STORY HERE


Sep. 8, 2007 - (indieWIRE) - Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution" won the Golden Lion as the 64th Venice Film Festival came to a close tonight in Italy, the second time the director has won the prize in the last three years (he won in 2005 for "Brokeback Mountain"). The film, which debuted last night at the Toronto International Film Festival, was also honored for Rodrigo Prieto's cinematography. FULL STORY HERE


Sep. 7, 2007 - (La Prensa San Diego) - Mexican actress Kate del Castillo takes on a new role this fall as spokesperson for The History Channel en español in its Fall Programming Initiative. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the multi-talented television and film star will add the position of host to her repertoire, taking viewers on a journey through the rich history of the Latino experience. From mid-September through mid-October, del Castillo will join the network in a special tribute, highlighting Latin American history and some of its best known protagonists, introducing seven remarkable and diverse documentary films to the Spanish-speaking television audience. FULL STORY HERE



CHIEF OF STAFF Maya Cinemas North America, Inc., an a Exhibition/Real Estate Development Company and a Film and Television Production and Distribution Company, seeks a Chief of staff who would support the CEO in all facets of the company, including ongoing theater megaplex expansion across the U.S. in Latino centric communities. The CEO is also actively involved in entrepreneurial, political, entertainment, non-profit and educational activities. This is a management and organizational focused job. We are seeking an individual with strong analytical and planning skills, extraordinary resourcefulness and a proven record of creative solutions. Individual must be results oriented, diplomatic and tenacious. This individual must have extensive management experience, exceptional oral and written communication, and organizational skills. Responsibilities include, coordinating and prioritizing schedules and projects within the different facets of the company, tracking and coordinating business opportunities generated by the CEO and managing their completion, and building and maintaining trusted and high priority relationships for the CEO. Experience in real estate development, the entertainment industry, the political arena and City, County and Redevelopment Agency offices are a plus. The job would also include support for other executives of the company. Must have exceptional proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and Acrobat programs and must be able to efficiently work in a fast-paced environment. Bachelor's degree is required. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) individuals are preferred as the company has significant relationships in Spain and Latin America. Compensation is based on history and experience and benefits and performance bonuses are part of the compensation package. Please send cover letter and resume to

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Maya Cinemas North America, Inc., an Exhibition and Real Estate Development Company, seeks an Office Manager/First Assistant to the CEO. The CEO is actively involved in public work involving a significant amount of entrepreneurial, political, entertainment, and non-profit and educational activities. We are seeking an individual who has exceptional oral and written communication and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task with a positive, flexible personality and professional demeanor. Responsibilities include answering telephones, coordinating and scheduling conference calls/meetings/pitches/travel, juggling schedules, research, creating, organizing and maintaining files and contacts, faxing, copying, ordering supplies and drafting letters. The job would also include support for other executives of the company and finding and managing interns. The ideal candidate should be experienced with computers, including proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and Acrobat programs and must be able to efficiently work in a fast-paced environment. Previous assistant experience is required and general knowledge of the entertainment industry is a plus. Assistant should be a self-starter, driven, and an independent thinker ready to support the CEO in all arenas. Must be able to run the entire office efficiently when the CEO is traveling or out of the office. Bachelor's degree is required. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) individuals are preferred. Compensation is based on history and experience and benefits and performance bonuses are part of the compensation package. Please send cover letter and resume to

RECEPTIONIST Maya Entertainment, a well-established Film and Television Production, Distribution and Exhibition Company is seeking an office receptionist. The applicant must have a professional demeanor, exceptional oral and written communication and organizational skills and the ability to multitask. Responsibilities include greeting guests, answering multiple telephone lines, filing, faxing, copying, ordering supplies, organizing mail and deliveries and maintaining the overall appearance of the office. The job would also include support for other executives in the office. The ideal candidate should be experienced with computers, including proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and Acrobat programs and must be able to efficiently work in a fast-paced environment with a great attitude. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) individuals are preferred. Please send cover letter and resume to

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER Maya Cinemas North America, Inc., a Megaplex Movie Theater Operator and Real Estate Development Company seeks an experienced Real Estate Development Manager for ongoing expansion across the U.S. in Latino centric communities. We are seeking an individual with experience in property acquisition and development including experience with construction and corporate financing.. This position will report to and follow up on opportunities generated to the CEO of the company. The applicant must be willing to travel in order to locate and evaluate new sites and establish business relationships across the country. Responsibilities will include market research and due diligence, communication with clients, valuation reports, assisting with appraisals and loan processing and involvement in marketing efforts and sales. Individual must be experienced in all aspects of City, County and Redevelopment Agency's' development processes including processing applications and obtaining approvals, processing of entitlements and/or land acquisition. Applicant must also have knowledge of CUPs, PDs, DDA's general plan amendments and rezoning. Transaction experience including equity, debt, construction debt, and New Market Tax Credits are a plus. Must be able to work independently and travel frequently. This individual must have strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication as well as the ability to multi-task. This individual must have a BA degree and strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel and knowledge of Argus a plus. Compensation is based on history and experience and benefits and performance bonuses are part of the compensation package. Please send cover letter and resume to


A Worthy Project with Established Filmmaker
Need a Camera Operator / Editor
Internet Streaming Video-Cast

Sept. 29th, through Nov. 10th - for 7 Saturdays

A 2-hour workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
@Center Stage 48 West 21st St. 4th Fl.

A portion of this workshop, 15 minutes, will be Web-Streamed, and a 1 HR. PILOT at the end of the 7 weeks will be presented for future funding and to enter International Film Festivals.

The workshop consists of teenagers reading news items, discussing world events, and voicing their ideas on current issues and the media's impact on our future.

Please call Mariah Rosenbluth at: 212.463.019 (Program Producer) (Filmmaker)


Student Film
Director: Aleksandr Sokolyn
Shoots Last two weekends of October in Los Angeles/Palmdale
Credit, meals, gas.

A MEXICAN man carries drugs ACROSS the border into the USA (he does it for his family). An American bad guy (scum) meets him- Mafia sent him with a car so he can pick up the Mexican and drive with him to the L.A. to bring the drugs safely. They drive and through their conversations we see two different sides of people. TWO MEN... ONE PATH... TWO DIFFERENT REASONS

I'm a filmmaker who makes the first steps. It's a drama (about smuggling drugs), simple Locations are already locked up. I've got $2,000 to make it. I'll be using 'two Panasonic dvx 100b' (I have one camera, my DP has the other), small crew 6-7 people (director, DP, camera B operator, gaffer, sound man, plus actors)... shooting- 2weekends in October. The script is really simple and we're going to keep the production simple to make this movie in 4 days (no dolly, etc.)


JOSE: Co-Star / Male / Hispanic / 30-45
30-40 age (ordinary looking Mexican man- with belly, not athletic, married man, naive, hardworking, has a good heart and good family).

PROSTITUTE: Female / All Ethnicities / 25-40
Prostitute in a bar, no nudity, playful girl, sexy. 5 minutes of screening time.

HOTEL WOMAN: Female / Caucasian / 30-45
low-minded, uneducated, not perfect body, long hair, 5 minutes of screening time.



My name is Ray. I'm starting a new branch on my tree of wisdom but i need your help. My goal is to become the top notch video editor / graphic designer. I went to school and got my knowledge of various programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Avid, Final cut pro - just to name a few. Now i need a reel! ( this is where you come into play) If you have a film or a project related to the graphic designer / video editor world that i can help you with (for little or close to no pay, i need to eat.) Please contact me so that i can ceate a master piece for you and you can help me create my master piece reel. Did i mention that im bilingual? Lets chat.

Email :


Casting the following parts for an independent feature that will shoot mid September-early Oct, pending casting. This is a serious drama, and I've done my best to insure that the characters are rich, complex and authentic. Please send resume and head shots to Pay is $150/day.

Leo: Major supporting role-approx 5 days of shooting. Midddle 30s to 40. 2nd generation Latino-American, who is well integrated into American culture. Working class. Smart and a little hip (but not too much). Recent divorcee. On the rebound and confused about the sudden change in his life. Has a 10 year old son who he hopes to protect from the emotional fall out of his divorce. Leo has a sexual (nothing graphic on screen, no kissing) encounter with the male lead, so please don't respond if this would make you uncomfortable.

Manny: Major supporting role-approx 5 days of shooting. Early-mid 40s. 2nd generation Latino-American, who is well integrated into American culture. Working class. Feels stuck in his marriage. Uses hard drugs, occasionally/casually, but experiences a realization when caught by another character. Serves as a catalyst to help push the passive main character through the film.




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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