September 27, 2007

CALL FOR CONFERENCE 9 IDEAS & VOLUNTEERS

NALIP is excited to invite you to contribute ideas or time to our Ninth National Conference, SIN LIMITES: NEW TRENDS IN PAN-LATINO CINEMA. This annual meeting of Latino/a media artists, funders and interested industry members will be held March 6 - 9, 2008 at the Laguna Cliffs Marriot in Dana Point, California. SAVE THE DATE!! And watch for plenty of exciting details shortly.

This is a CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS. Would you like to work on the Conference programming committee, organizing panels and coordinating speakers? Would you like to help with VIP Breakfast meetings, the Digital Village or some other piece of the event? Would you like to produce reels or other media for the weekend? Would you like to help with this year's showcases of performers and musicians, writer/directors and comedians? Or would you like to help on the AWARDS committee, assisting the Board honor members of the field?

You can work from anywhere in the country, you can receive travel or hotel support in exchange, and you can really help NALIP, your fellow filmmakers and all that is great about Latino film, television and documentaries! Please email us and let us know what you'd like to do by October 15. And if there is a speaker, a performer, a panel you think we should include, let us know that too!

EMAIL CONFERENCE DIRECTOR OCTAVIO MARIN, moramar@msn.com or NALIP Executive Director KATHRYN GALAN, naliped@msn.com !


CALL FOR ESTELA NOMINATIONS

Who are are Rising Stars? What filmmakers are making brilliant impact on audiences and professionals? This is your chance to nominate candidates for the 2007 Estela's, NALIP's Latino/a filmmaking grant underwritten by the McDonald's Corporation.

This is the third year we present the Estela, one to a documentary maker and one to a narrative maker. In 2006, Rodrigo Garcia (9 LIVES) and Marilyn Agrelo (MAD HOT BALLROOM) received the awards. In 2007, Judy Hecht Dumontet (TORTILLA HEAVEN) and Natalia Almada (AL OTRO LADO) were the winners. Below are the criteria.

Please email your suggestions for the Estela Committee's consideration by October 15 to NalipED@msn.com with "Estela Nomination" in the header.

ESTELA AWARD
The Trail of a Star as it Shoots Through the Sky

PURPOSE OF AWARD
This award honors a talented Latino filmmaker who either through a stunning debut or a steady rise in a relatively short period of time has distinguished himself/herself through their work to date. This award is for a filmmaker whose achievements reveal leadership, creativity, and tenacity, as well as vision and passion for his/her craft.

AWARD CRITERIA
* Filmmaker: can be Producer and/or Director of narrative and/or documentary feature(s),
* Has attained some measure of recognition and/or critical acclaim for work produced within his/her field. This recognition and/or critical acclaim can come from his/her field, from the Latino producing community, or from the industry-at-large.
* At least one completed (minimum 40 minutes) feature length work in any language


MAKING SHORTS TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER

A FREE TELESEMINAR WITH INDUSTRY VETERAN GUY MAGAR
FOR WRITERS, FILMMAKERS, OR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE A SHORT FILM!

Guy Magar, Director of over 60 episodics for network television, including *La Femme Nikita*, *Sliders*, *Hunter*, *Nowhere Man*, *Dark Avenger*, *The A Team*, *Showdown* (HBO), and films such as *Children of the Corn: Revelations* for *Miramax*, and the cult classic *"Retribution"* will be speaking live on the subject of how you can use your short film to help launch your career.

Writers and Filmmakers are invited to join a FREE Teleseminar

Thursday, September 27th
5:30PM Pacific Standard time (8:30PM Eastern)
Live Nationwide

MAKING SHORTS TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER
A chat with entertainment industry veteran Guy Magar, Director/Writer/Producer & Action/Cut Short Film Competition Founder. Hosted by Philippa Burgess of Creative Convergence (literary management & consulting) in Los Angeles.

We'll cover the importance of short films to launch careers, festivals, success stories from Action/Cut winners, short form to long form, and recent trends that give filmmakers and writers more opportunities than ever before.

Do not miss these industry teleseminars which will include Q&A with everyone.

To register, be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com, and go to: www.actioncut.com/teleseminars.htm


10 WEEK SCREENWRITING INTENSIVE AT UCLA, NALIP DISCOUNT

Crafting a Great Story: Developing Camera-Ready Scripts
Starts: October 6, 2007
Duration: 10 weeks
Days: Saturdays, 1-5pm
Location: UCLA campus, Room TBA
Instructor: Harrison Reiner
Max Enrollment: 10 students
Contact: (310) 825-6124

This intensive workshop gives students the opportunity to work side-by-side with a professional story analyst/writer-producer in a highly supportive environment. The instructor supervises the students as they craft stories that can emotionally engage a motion picture or television audience and have the best chance to sell in a highly competitive marketplace. This highly individualized workshop is designed to meet the differing needs of each participant. The instructor will take into account how far along in the story development process each project is, from an as-yet unwritten idea to a finished screenplay with story problems. Both original ideas and projects based on underlying material are welcome. One-on-one consultations with the instructor and off-campus focus groups are available and complement the workshop experience. Students may repeat the workshop with the same project until their script is camera-ready.

Instructor Harrison Reiner is a Staff Story Analyst (I.A.T.S.E.) for CBS-Paramount Television, developers of movies and series. Previous positions include Production Executive, Sovereign Pictures (co-distributors of the Academy Award-winning motion pictures My Left Foot and Cinema Paradiso); Story Editor, RKO Pictures (during the filming of John Sayle's Eight Men Out); and Story Analyst for Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Feature Animation, and Sherry Lansing Productions in association with Paramount Pictures.

Harrison is a mentor for the Latino Writers Lab (sponsored by Time-Warner, the WGA, and the National Association of Latino Producers), and a mentor and lecturer for the Hollywood Black Film Festival. He is a producer and co-writer of Tierra de Tigres, a feature film shot on location in Mexico and currently in post-production (the script was developed in the Crafting a Great Story workshop).

TUITION: $750; $650 for NALIP members


EAST LA REP'S UPCOMING PRODUCTION

East LA Rep presents ANTHOLOGY Vol. 1
14 Playwrights :: 16 Actors :: 5 Directors :: 4 weekends only!
We dare you to see them all

Jose Casas, Culture Clash, Fanny Garcia, Anne Garcia-Romero, Jesus Gonzalez, Jose Cruz Gonzalez, Naomi Iizuka, Lisa Loomer, Oliver Mayer, Cherrie L. Moraga, Guillermo Reyes, Roxanna E. Sanchez, Bernardo Solano, Caridad Svich

Sept. 28 – Oct. 21, 2007
at El Gallo Plaza Theater: 4545 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., LA CA 90022
www.eastlarep.com (818) 554-8551 www.myspace.com/eastlarep

 

APUESTAN AL CINE COMERCIAL MAS QUE AL SOCIAL

EN los últimos años ha sido palpable la intención de crear un cine puertorriqueño de calidad y autosustentable. Proyectos codiciosos pero prometedores, se han ido desarrollando de manera sutil pero a paso firme en el séptimo arte boricua.

La novel corporación Innova Entertainment se ha posicionado a la vanguardia de esta realidad y entre sus nuevos trabajos se encuentra la página cibernética cineisla.com. Su creación abrió en la red el primer espacio especializado en el cine puertorriqueño.

Los creadores de esta empresa, Benjamín López y Eduardo Correa, decidieron apostar a este movimiento creativo y buscarán ayudar a impulsar la industria cinematográfica isleña a través de la Internet.

“Cuando fundamos Innova Entertainment queríamos aportar al cine puertorriqueño y vimos que le faltaban muchas cosas. Queríamos dar el próximo paso. Gracias a la película ‘Taínos’ (2004), viajamos a muchos festivales y ampliamos nuestro conocimiento y vimos cómo es que se mueve la industria y lo que hay que desarrollar en Puerto Rico”, comentó el productor Eduardo Correa.

“Con cineisla.com buscamos vender el producto. Lo que buscamos es crear una base de buena distribución alrededor del mundo con esta página. Allí hay información de las películas puertorriqueñas y se pueden comprar”, mencionó, por su parte, el director Benjamín López.

Ambos cineastas coincidieron en que en Puerto Rico hace falta hacer más cine comercial. Para ellos, lo que actualmente se está haciendo en la Isla son películas muy buenas, con contenido social, pero que para buscar que el cine sea autosustentable se necesita pensar en temas comerciales.

“Tú puedes hacer dos clases de cine: uno es el cine como arte y el otro es el comercial. Muchas de estas películas que se están haciendo compiten en los festivales porque son arte con buenos mensajes al ser humano, pero no producen suficiente dinero para sustentarse o para recobrar lo que se invirtió en la creación de éstas”, resaltó Benjamín.

Como parte de sus esfuerzos por internacionalizar la venta de los productos artísticos de la Isla, consiguieron que el filme “Taínos” se encuentre entre la oferta de películas que la firma Sprint tiene como alternativas para ver a través de los celulares.

Entre los proyectos que actualmente trabaja Innova Entertainment está “Mi verano con Amanda”, una cinta cómica en la que participan Eugene Rodríguez, Eric Rodríguez y Francis Rosa, entre otros.

También está culminando la grabación de “Lágrimas de sangre”, protagonizada por Naldo.


NALIPSTER SHORTS SCREENING IN AVA GARDNER FEST (NC)

AVA GARDNER FILM FESTIVAL IN SMITHFIELD, NORTH CAROLINA: SEPT 29 & 30, 2007

SHAWNA BACA SCREENS 2 SHORTS- "3:52" (SEPT 29TH 2007- 1030AM AT THE
3RD ST THEATER) &
"TOMOKO'S KITCHEN" (SEPT 29TH 2007- 1145AM AT THE HOWELL THEATER)

ALEX FERRARI SCREENS 2 SHORTS- "CYN" (SEPT 29TH 2007- 745PM AT THE 3RD
ST THEATER) &
"BROKEN" (SEPT 29TH 2007- 950PM AT THE 3RD ST THEATER)

RICHARD GONZALES SCREENS 2 SHORTS- "CAPT UNDERGARMENTS" (SEPT 29TH
2007- 4P AT THE 3RD ST THEATER) &
"MY WALLET" (SEPT 30TH 2007- 415PM AT THE AVA GARDNER MUSEUM)

ALL SCREENINGS ARE FREE

 

ANTONIO BANDERAS, MORGAN FREEMAN SHOOT MOVIE IN BULGARIA

Sep. 27, 2007 - (Novinite) - Hollywood stars Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman are to arrive in Bulgaria in mid-October to take part in a new movie, called "The Code". The shooting of the crime drama, which is production of the US moviemaker Nu Image, will start in few days in New York. FULL STORY HERE

 

MANAGING EDITOR AT SITV

SíTV is a fresh irreverent, English-language Latino media company that connects with young viewers through vibrant and relevant programming made just for them. Delivering a mix of original and acquired programming across traditional and digital media platforms, SiTV’s content offering includes the latest in entertainment, lifestyle, talk, standup comedy, classic series and feature films, as well as irreverent reality programming that pushes the boundaries of the genre. SíTV goes beyond tradition by catering to today’s English-speaking Latinos who consume English media, but still want shows that speak to their Latino roots. SiTV is poised to become the leading on-air and online destination for the 18-34 Latino community and the premiere source for emerging entertainers, musicians, and artists.

Our mission is to deliver authentic and original programming in English while portraying Latinos in non-stereotypical roles. SíTV delivers entertaining programming on subjects that are important to young Latino and multicultural audiences whose culture is an integral part of their identity.

SíTV is currently looking for a Managing Editor to join our winning Digital Media team.

The Managing Editor will direct, manage and oversee online editorial programming, execution and workflow across our network of sites. The Managing Editor will also supervise staff, oversee daily editorial operations and be an enthusiastic motivator with a passion for, and a working knowledge of Latino culture. This editor must be committed to driving page views by creating and delivering an engaging, interactive experience to our audience. This leader is also committed to maintaining editorial quality in a fast-paced environment. The preferred candidate will oversee the editorial/events calendar and ensure planning and integration between the edit staff while working closely with the larger production, design and video teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Oversee editorial programming of websites and new sections, formats and features
· Ensure that editorial quality standards are maintained throughout sites
· Review and execute strategy in concert with GM and Product Development Lead
· Maintain positive working relationships with Product Development Lead, business staff and sales team
· Ensure development and maintenance of content related to partner/client deals
· Staff development, performance assessment, evaluation schedules, etc
· Regular website reporting to staff, to GM and to business side
· Ensure page-view generation throughout products

REQUIREMENTS:
· 8 plus years online editorial experience
· Strong programming and management experience
· Specific experience in the Latino content space.
· Must be well aware of and engaged in blogs.

SíTV is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. For more information about SíTV, please visit our web site at http://www.sitv.com . Qualified candidates are asked to please forward their resume AND salary history to jobs@sitv.com for consideration. No phone calls please!!!


CREW FOR SHORT FILM

Lucky Duck Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based Latino Production Company. On Sept 30, October 6&7 we are shooting "Salsa Lessons", a comedy about Crisy, a seven year old who learns more about her parents during a salsa-making class.

"Salsa Lessons" is written & produced by Cristina Nava and directed by Patrick Perez Vidauri.

If anyone is interested in joining the crew for this fun film please e-mail us at
stockholm07@sbcglobal.net

We are looking for the following positions:
DP
Gaffer
Grips
(RATE: COPY/CREDIT/MEALS)

 

 

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