September 20, 2007

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2008 BLUECAT SCREENWRITING LAB

Now accepting pitches, short scripts and feature length screenplays.

Final Deadline: October 1st
Entry Fee: $40

Grand Prize
Three writers will be chosen from all submissions (pitches, shorts and features) and invited to one week of screenplay development at the BlueCat Screenwriting Lab, held in Los Angeles on March 16-23, ALL EXPENSES PAID, including a $1000 cash award.

Working with local film professionals in LA, the BlueCat Screenwriting Lab will focus on the primary goal of producing your screenplay through:
*Rewrite mentoring with veteran screenwriters
*Feedback from credited feature film directors
*Roundtable sessions with producers
*Workshop with professional actors
*Brainstorming with Below-the-line Crew
*Pitching work with development executives
*Packaging and budgeting input tailored to your screenplay
*Staged readings with a live LA audience

LAB AWARDS
The following awards will be given to writers not selected for the Los Angeles Lab:

Feature Development Awards
Three writers will receive $1000 each to underwrite further development of their feature length screenplay.

Pitch Development Awards
We are offering these awards to four writers to spur development of their idea into a screenplay.

Best Video Pitch $2500
Runner-up $500
Best Written Pitch $2500
Runner-up $500

Short Screenplay Production Awards
We are offering these awards to four writers to spur production of their screenplays.

Best Comedic Short Screenplay $2500
Runner-up $500
Best Dramatic Short Screenplay $2500
Runner-up $500

SUBMIT NOW: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/screenplay_lab/call_for_entries.php

BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Hollywood, CA 90028
www.bluecatscreenplay.com
www.myspace.com/bluecatscreenplay


HAVE YOUR FILM PROMOTED BY TOP PUBLICIST MICHAEL LEVINE

PROMOTIONAL CHANCE OF A LIFETIME -- 25th ANNIVERSARY CONTEST:

In a special opportunity put together exclusively with INFOLIST.com, in celebration of his 25th anniversary working at the highest levels of Hollywood, super-publicist Michael Levine will agree act as a promotional consultant and help promote the independent film of one lucky winner!

Your Film:
1. Can be either a feature or a short
2. Must be funded and ready to go (i.e., please do not submit if your film is at script only stage with no funding and may or may not go into production - this is for projects that are in the process of being MADE).
3. Must be able to incorporate a cameo appearance by Mr. Levine. Completed films must be able to do a pickup shoot to incorporate the cameo, OR your film should be at an early enough stage to incorporate the cameo in the initial production shoot.

Michael Levine, who is the author of 18 books on marketing including the best-selling P.R. book of all-time, Guerrilla P.R , has represented films that have earned a total of 56 Academy Awards, as well as numerous luminaries and moguls in the industry including Robert Evans, Peter Guber, Al Ruddy, John Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, and many others -- for more information please visit: www.MLevineOnLine.com

TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM:
Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com, and email a description of your film in 200 words or less, including how you would incorporate Mr. Levine, along with complete contact information to: Aurora411@TimeWire.net

Only ONE film will be selected for this special opportunity, so make your 200 words count!


CASA 0101 FUNDRAISER THIS SATURDAY

CASA 0101 CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO “A NIGHT OF CULTURA Y PASION”
Sponsored by Los Angeles City Councilmember, 14th District, Jose Huizar

PERFORMERS
Ludo Vika / Josefina Lopez / Michele Greene and the CASA 0101 Players

SPECIAL GUESTS
Lupe Ontiveros / Jose Huizar / Ingrid Oliu
Yareli Arizmendi (Lead Actress, A Day Without A Mexican )
Sergio Arau (Director, A Day Without A Mexican )

HOSTS
Alysha Del Valle (Latino 96.3) & Anthony “El Verde” Aguilar

ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISER
CASA 0101 is a 501(c)(3)non-profit organization dedicated to providing vital arts, cultural and educational programs at no- or low-cost for all ages in acting, playwriting, and screenwriting. Please help keep our doors open as we continue our vision of cultivating creative opportunities in underprivileged communities and nurturing the future storytellers and performers of Los Angeles.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2007
6 to 9:30 pm

International Institute of Los Angeles
435 S. Boyle Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Tables of 10: Santos $900 | Ángeles $700 | Héroes $300
Individual Seats: Santos $100 | Ángeles $75 | Héroes $35

Reservations/Info:
http://www.casa0101.org
http://www.myspace.com/casa_0101
tickets@casa0101.org or (323) 263-7684


"PATRULLA 81 THE MOVIE" RELEASED ON DVD

"World Film Magic, a Hollywood based film and DVD distribution company, announces  the release this of Patrulla 81 The Movie .

According to CEO Jose Gonzalez, “World Film Magic is on the cutting edge, bringing high-quality independent cinema to a large and ever-growing online audience.” The Latino owned company offers a variety of motion picture entertainment from around the world in different languages.

“Patrulla 81, the movie” tells the story of the struggles of the multi Latin Grammy winning  band.This is the true Story of El Pasito Duranguense.  When you truly help people, the whole world lets you go right ahead.  But if you do something wrong, you should face the consequences, like the band that did what they thought was right.  Fame does not come by itself and much less if you make mistakes. With renowned Mexican actor Luis Felipe Tovar  from El Callejon de los Milagros, Cilantro Y Perejil, y De la Calle. Distinguished Mexican director, Francisco Joel Mendoza (Amor a la Mexicana among others) put together a cast and story that has appealed to the whole family with a film that has earned multiple international film awards like Most Audience award at the Brazil  International Festival,  Best Direction and Story,  Base International Film School, Barcelona Spain, and   Movie of the Year, Pantalla de Cristal Festival, Mexico.

The film is available  at  www.worldfilmmagic.com and from select major retail and internet outlets.

 

RACE, CLASS AND "WAR"

By NALIP-Austin member Belinda Acosta for the Austin Chronicle

Unlike what KenBurnsHatesMexicans.com implies, I don't think Ken Burns hates Mexicans. No, hating Mexicans or other Latinos would mean giving them some amount of thought in the first place. From all indications, Latinos and Mexicans are invisible to Burns and, therefore, unworthy of mention in his newest documentary, The War. Yes, there are a couple of Latino and Native American testimonies thrown in, following protests from groups like the Defend the Honor campaign after early screenings indicated that the Latino presence in The War was negligible. Those additions are welcome, but whether they will quell critics is yet to be seen. After sitting through the 15-hour series, I have my doubts. Burns, his Florentine Films, and PBS (which airs the series) responded to the criticism defending artistic freedom and declaring a respect for the filmmakers' vision. The Burns camp said they did not set out to tell all the stories of this vast war. Instead, they focus on four quintessential cities: Mobile, Ala.; Waterbury, Conn.; Luverne, Minn.; and Sacramento, Calif. (no Mexicans in California?). They say they wanted to put a human face on the war. They wanted to tell the first-person accounts of soldiers and their loved ones who lived through that period, not hear about it from historians or high-level military men alongside diagrams of troop movements, maps, and descriptions of strategic maneuvers. All well and good, except that after 15 exhausting hours, it's clear that the real star of the The War is the Burnsian narrative style: provocative images, moving music, letters (there have to be letters), and, in this case, some first-person reportage from various journalists. And yes, there are maps and arrows and discussion of war strategy – not by the eschewed historians – but by the Keith David narration. The first-person accounts add vividness, but as critics point out, they also offer a highly insular view. While Burns purposely included narratives on racism from African-Americans and Japanese-Americans, those stories are served hermetically. In The War, racism is bad, and racism hurts, but after it was said and done, everyone lived happily ever after. God bless America.

That The War fails to make a link to the present is the biggest disappointment of the documentary. And isn't that what the real value of a project like The War should be? The War looks at World War II, as it does racism – forget about class, the great unspoken topic in the U.S. – as a snapshot of a powerful moment in history, detached from the present. Which in a weird way explains the omission of Latinos from The War. At this moment in time, when the hysteria around the "Mexican threat" is at an all-time high, it's no wonder Latinos are excluded from Burns' latest opus. It's messy. Like those who are more willing and able to help the poor across the globe while detesting the homeless person panhandling down the street, it's easier to deal with racism and the obscenity of war if it's something said and done in the past. To include the very real contribution of Latinos in World War II means not only being educated on why that war was a watershed moment in U.S. Latino history but also provokes a sobering look at the present. Perhaps that was too much of a distraction from the long gazes into weary soldiers' eyes, the swelling Wynton Marsalis score, or the wistful episode-ending crooning by Norah Jones.

No, Burns favors a bucolic middle class, happy endings, and a clear division between right and wrong. Who needs to know about Latinos or make a link to the present wartime when there's so much to be reaped by banking on the U.S. capacity for nostalgia? There's only one problem. The market for nostalgia as truth and truth as nostalgia is waning as the digital age provides instant gratification, as the World War II generation dies off in the thousands daily, and as Baby Boomers crest their social privilege. Not only that, the U.S. Latino population is booming across all classes. Frankly, we don't need Burns to tell our stories. But we also don't deserve to be treated as an afterthought, particularly from a filmmaker who has built his career on taxpayer-supported entities like the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The War premieres Sunday (Sept. 23) at 7pm on PBS. The World, The War, and Texas, a locally produced look at how Central Texas was affected by World War II, airs prior to The War at 5pm. Check local listings for additional airdates and times.

STORY ONLINE HERE


NIÑA QUEBRADA PREMIERE

Please join us as we premiere our short film NIÑA QUEBRADA at the American Film Institute. We are extremely proud of this film and are very excited to share it with all.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 2007

TIME: Doors open at 7:00 pm. Screening at 7:30pm.
Total running time 23 minutes.

WHRE: American Film Institute
Library Building - Mark Goodson Screening Room
2021 N. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Reception to follow screening.

For more info or to RSVP:
Diana Romero
gypsyfilms@yahoo.com

 

PORTLAND LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERES TONIGHT

Sep. 20, 2007 - PORTLAND (The Oregonia) - The work of Latino filmmakers premieres tonight during the first Portland Latin American Film Festival. With it comes an effort to legitimize and promote Latino arts in the metro area, where -- despite a booming Latino population -- films, dance, plays, music, visual and literary arts from Latin America are often marginal players. "There isn't a forum for our creators," said Maria Osterroth Sussman, organizer of the four-day festival. "We don't know them. We can't see them. This will give space for an exclusive showing of films -- ones that have never been shown in Portland." FULL STORY HERE


"MADE IN L.A." FILMMAKER Q&A

William from Texas asks: Thank you for your superb documentary. In the film, the organizers make a huge impact on the lives of the workers and in their battle against Forever 21. I wanted to know how we, as citizens, can get organized to defend other exploited immigrants in this age of anti-immigrant sentiment." FULL Q&A HERE

 

BILINGUAL PRODUCER AT MTV TR3S

Job Description:
MTV Tr3s is seeking a bilingual Producer based in Los Angeles . Candidate will write weekly scripts, research and develop segments with talent. Coordinate and oversee interviews, stunts and production in the field. Supervise all aspects of post production from editing to ensuring on-time delivery for approvals and delivery to air. Work with rights and clearances to acquire and clear material if necessary. Candidate must work well under pressure and adapt quickly to last minute changes in production. Candidate should have a strong interest in music (Latino and general market), be savvy on who is who in the Latino and general market . A strong knowledge of the entertainment and celebrity world as well as an insider perspective for showcasing Latino lifestyle on the West Coast.

Required Qualifications:
Ideal candidate is highly creative, great at storytelling and has a sense of humor. Should be original and skilled at adapting and developing creative ideas into entertaining television content. Must have solid (3+ years) experience writing and producing programming for on-air. Ability to write and speak Spanish and English. A team player with a positive attitud e a must.

Desired Qualifications: Familiar with editing on Avid. Proficient in operating a camera a plus.

Please submit resumes and reels for consideration.

MTV Tr3s
Production / L.A. Producer Resume
1515 Broadway 16th Floor
New York , NY 10036


CREW CALL FOR STUDENT SHORT FILM

CREW CALL for the following student short film representing the urban Latin@ experience.

"MUJER MAIZ is a magical realism & dance film about a young girl named, Xilonen (chee-lo-nen) a shy and reserved fourteen-year-old girl who lives in urban Los Angeles with her mother and grandfather. Before passing, her grandfather gives her a gift that she does not fully understand until she overcomes her greatest fears. She receives inspiration and guidance along the way from her dreams, in which the Energy Forces (four female dance poppers); dancers representing the four cardinals (north, south, east, & west), elements of the earth (fire, earth, air & water) show her the way through their mystical movements.

Looking to fill the following roles immediately!!!
-DP (camera package)
-Gaffer (1 ton truck)
-Grip
-Sound Person
-Animator/Effects Coordinator

Shoot dates: Sept 22-23, Sept 29-30, Oct 6-7, Oct 13-14 (WEEKENDS ONLY)

Please Note:
Mujer Maiz has a talented upcoming list of actors & raw and talented female POPPERS from LA. (poppin is a funk street style of dance created on the west coast in the early 70's and is the particular style of dance used in the short film)

Apply for a position only if you can truly commit to this project. Stipend, meals, copy of the film & credits! This film is being funded in part by the McNamara Family Creative Arts Grant.

PEACE & HAPPINESS,
ANDREA "budafly" RODRIGUEZ
androdriguez@gmail.com
415-238-1604


BORDERLANDS THEATER L.A. AUDITION NOTICE

BORDERLANDS THEATER (TUCSON, ARIZONA) WILL BE CONDUCTING OPEN AUDITIONS IN L.A. FOR THE PLAY SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS BY JOSE RIVERA.

ROLES: CHE GUEVARA- Male Latino, 30’s-40’s.
JULIA- Female Latina, late 20’s- late 30’s

WHEN: October 6 (Saturday), 10 am- 1 pm.

WHERE: The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Avenue, L.A. 90029
Please call Eva Tessler at 520-245-6879 for appointments and more information/ or e mail your questions to wetborderdog@hotmail.com

COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT
BRING RESUME AND PHOTO
Equity and Non- Equity.

PERFORMANCE DATES: MARCH 27- APRIL 13, 2008
LOCATION: TUCSON, ARIZONA

SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS by Jose Rivera
Set in the Bolivian jungle, this poignant play by the Oscar-nominated writer of The Motorcycle Diaries, takes us to the last day in the life of Che Guevara. Wounded and defeated, Che is captured and held in a one-room schoolhouse. Julia Cortes, the village schoolteacher, insists she be given permission to speak to the famous revolutionary. This historic encounter is at the heart of the play.

Visit our website at www.borderlandstheater.org


PORTUGUESE SPEAKING EDITOR (MIAMI)

We are looking for an editor proficient in Final Cut Pro who can speak portuguese, or who feels comfortable editing in it.

The edit begins in early October.
Please send a resume and we can take it from there.

Francesca de Onis
Tomlinson - de Onis Productions
3765 Sheridan Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

fdeonis5@aol.com


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: TELEPHONE READER PROGRAM

If you are fluent in English and Spanish here's a chance to practise those cold reading skills and get used to working in a booth with earphones. Volunteer for the Telephone Reader Program.

It's called "telephone" because you record newspaper articles and the listeners call in on the telephone to listen to them. You can also go back and listen to what you recorded and see how you sound. Braille Institute will teach you how to use the equipment and improve the way you sound. The articles will be easier to read than they are in the newspaper as they are typed out and you can choose what you feel more comfortable with, be it sports, world news, local news, etc. It only takes two hours a week, choose your day, Monday through Friday. You'll feel good knowing you are helping people with visual disabilities. Spanish readers are especially needed. You'll be reading from LA OPINIÓN (and maybe you do that anyway).

For more information call (323) 663-111 or (800) 808-2555 and ask for Catalina Sanchez at Ext. 1390 or Ken at Ext. 1435.

 

 

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