August 2, 2007

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DIRECTOR, PBS DIVERSITY INITIATIVE

POSITION TITLE: Director, PBS Diversity Initiative (initial term anticipated to be 1 year)
SUPERVISOR: Chief Operating Officer
JOB OBJECTIVE:

  • Identify opportunities for PBS to encourage diversity throughout public television.
  • Manage the PBS Diversity Task Force Leadership Development program.
  • Develop a plan to increase diversity in ways that impact public television content across media platforms.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage foundation grants related to PBS diversity initiatives.
  • Serve as point of contact for and interact with affinity and other groups.
  • Implement measurement techniques to track progress and determine effectiveness of diversity initiatives.
  • Make recommendations to improve or enhance current programs.
  • Engage in outreach and relationship building with experts and other professionals in the field of diversity to share ideas and resources.
  • Collaborate with the Content organization to develop a set of strategies that will increase diversity in ways that impact public television content.
  • Work with the PBS Foundation to secure new funding to support diversity initiatives.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 5-7 years human resources or organizational development experience, with experience in diversity and/or EEO.
  • Must have demonstrated project management and budgetary management ability.
  • Must have experience in the field of diversity with demonstrated ability to mobilize that expertise into effective practical applications.

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources, Organizational Development or a related field, or equivalent relevant work experience is required. Master's degree preferred.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Computer proficiency with MS Office.

OTHER SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Exceptional communication skills and facility in understanding a wide variety of constituent groups for building consensus and support for innovative solutions.
  • Must have the ability to identify and advise on strategic direction.
  • Must have the ability to work collaboratively and influence others.
  • Must have change management skills.
  • The ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality is required.
  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities, with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly changing business conditions.
PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

INFO ON MIPCOM FOR NALIP MEMBERS

US Independents is coordinating for the tenth year an international market presence for independent producers and distributors at MIPCOM. This International Market takes place in Cannes, France from October 8-12, 2007. Over 13,000 international buyers, distributors, broadcast commissioning editors and producers gather to engage in program acquisition, development and production agreements. It is a must attend event for those interested in exploring/ working in the international marketplace.

US Independents hosts a centrally located stand at the market to help US based colleagues make the best use of their time and resources during the event. Registration with us provides access to the full conference event as well as booth resources --central identifiable location, meeting space, display of info sheets on projects, introductions to international colleagues, and a hosted cocktail where you may invite clients, colleagues and meet new contacts. Registration deadline is August 24, 2007.

For registration options, costs and other market information please contact US Independents at info@usindependents.com or call Diana Ingraham 301-897-5511 (MD) or Meg Villarreal 207-729-3274 (ME)


SMALL GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR FILMMAKERS

Cable Positive's Tony Cox Community Fund

Cable Positive, the cable and telecommunications industry's national non-profit AIDS action organization, provides funding for AIDS Service Organizations and cable outlets to work together in joint community outreach efforts, or to produce and distribute new, locally focused HIV/AIDS-related programs and PSAs through the Tony Cox Community Fund. Grants are available between $3,000 and $7,000 for eligible 501 © (3) organizations, with special consideration given to AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) and cable systems and producers partnering with ASOs. Refer to your cable partner to determine the number of television households in the community you serve, to assess your funding level eligibility.

The next deadline for grant submissions is September 14, 2007. For more information, contact: Lauren Horowitz, Tel: 212.459.1504 E-mail: Lauren@cablepositive.org or Cable Positive's Tony Cox Website.


HELP THE BOOK FESTIVAL

Edward James Olmos
Latino Literacy Now & the Latino International Film Institute
Are Proud to Announce the 1st Los Angeles
Latino International Book & Film Festival

After 10 years of holding successful – but separate – events in the nation’s largest Latino market, the Los Angeles Latino Book & Family Festival and the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will hold one huge cultural extravaganza in Hollywood this coming October (7-14).

We are now scheduling Latino celebrities from throughout the entertainment industry (movies, television, music, sports, radio) to participate in this exciting event.

Please consider participating in any of the following activities:

  • All star salute to a famous literary figure.
  • Speaking on how reading has helped your career.
  • Emcee.
  • Seminar/panel member ((i.e. Attention Latino Authors: Hollywood’s Calling!).
  • Reading to children.
  • Book signing (for published authors).

We are specifically looking for individuals who are willing to lend their celebrity status to the promotion of our cause of advancing literacy in the community and advocating the cause of reading as a means of self-improvement both professionally and personally.

Individuals can expect VIP treatment and the adoration of thousands of Festival attendees.

Thank you for your support. You may email your preference to us at jim@LBFF.us. Your involvement is vital and appreciated.


LTC PRESENTS 2 PERFORMANCES OF "MELANCHOLIA"

BEFORE IT LEAVES TO THE FRINGE FEST IN SCOTLAND!
Nominated: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL "FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION" AWARD

Directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela
Developed and Written by the LTC Laboratory
Produced by Latino Theater Company

AUGUST 8TH & 9TH @ 8PM

Los Angeles Theatre Center (Theater 4)
514 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

WITH:
Geoffrey Rivas, Monica Sanchez, Fidel Gomez,
Carmen Corral, Germaine de Leon, Sam Golarzi,
Ramiro Segovia, Tonantzin Esparza, Hugo Medina,
and Esperanza Ibarra

$30.00 - Includes Post-Show Reception with the Cast
Take photographs, get autographs!

For Reservations call:
(213) 489-3281
or email: tickets@latinotheater.com

RAISE IT UP!

From the DJ's that bring you the party rockin, get down, raise it up sound of FIRECRACKER
we present the hottest party of the summer... RAISE IT UP!

Party rockers COLEMAN (Firecracker, Mochilla) and ALFRED HAWKINS (Firecracker, Soundlessons) will be serving up something you have never experienced! RAISE IT UP! An eclectic mix of music: hip hop, disco, proper soul, batucada, samba and so much more! Hot music to keep you moving all thru the night! Join us as they take you on a musical journey with the songs you love to sing and dance to from back in the day.

Drink specials all night!
The best tacos and food by TACO NAZO
Limited edition RAISE IT UP! T-Shirts by LISTEN CLOTHING

SATURDAY AUGUST 4th
9pm - 2am
$7
cash bar
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90057

Proceeds will benefit the Latino Theater Company's anti-war play Melancholia
raise.it.up.party@gmail.com
http://www.myspace.com/melancholiatheplay
http://www.latinotheater.com/press_releases/press_release_7-6-07.html


FILM NIGHT IN THE HEIGHTS 07 (NYC)

Heights Entertainment and New York Restoration Project Have Joined Together to Bring ‘Film Night in the Heights 07’ to the Washington Heights/Inwood area.

‘Film Night in the Heights 07’ will be showcasing films every Friday and Monday for 5 weeks starting Friday, July 27, 2007 and ending Monday, August 27, 2007. The grand premier movie was the classic “Casablanca.” This week will feature “In Time of the Butterflies.” The third week will be presenting a collection of short films from aspiring filmmakers. The fourth week showing is “Mad Hot Ballroom” and the final movie will be the local independent hit, “The Story of Juan Bago.” Every Friday will take place at The Swindler Cove Park located on 200 Street between Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue. Every Monday will take place at the New Leaf Café located on 190 Street and Fort Washington Avenue in The Fort Tryon Park. the New Leaf Café is also an after work spot in which drinks and popcorn are sold. Highbridge Park is also taking part in ‘Film Night of the Heights 07’ with two Saturday evenings on August 11 (Short Films Collection) and August 25 (The Story of Juan Bago).

‘Film Night in the Heights 07’ is the link to bringing locals together for a night of free movies in the New York City Parks. Bringing arts, particularly film, to an emerging community is essential to this growing phenomenon.

 

"TOMOKO'S KITCHEN" SCREENING AT HOLLYSHORTS FILM FEST

"Tomoko's Kitchen" will be featured at the Third Annual HollyShorts Film Festival on August 12, 2007, in the 1:00-2:00pm time slot at Cinespace Digital Superclub (6356 Hollywood Blvd). Lunch reservations recommended (323.817.FILM) . Please join us!

"Tomoko's Kitchen" stars: Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson, David L. (“Squiggy”) Maria Costa, Tomo Kamaguchi, Gary Kraus, Darren Schnase, Steven Engle, and Louisette Geiss.

"Tomoko's Kitchen" premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner and will be screening at the Hollyshorts Film Festival Aug 12 at Cinespace and the Moondance Film Festival Sept. 7-9th at the Universal City Walk.

For more info regarding "Tomoko's Kitchen," please log onto: www.tomokoskitchen.com and on the filmmakers, www.shawnabaca.com and www.davidchester.com


"SALIM BABA" SCREENING AT IDA'S DOCUWEEK

ROPA VIEJA FILMS and PARADOX SMOKE PRODUCTIONS proudly announce the screening of our film, "SALIM BABA," as part of IDA's 11th Annual DocuWeek in Los Angeles, CA.

About the Film:
Salim Muhammad is a 55-year-old man who lives in North Kolkata, India with his wife and five children. Since the age of ten he has made a living screening discarded film scraps for the kids in his surrounding neighborhoods using a hand-cranked 1897 bioscope projector that he inherited from his father. A pragmatic businessman as well as a cinephile, Salim runs his projector with his sons in the hopes that they will carry on his legacy of showing films to the local children. SALIM BABA tells the story of this pied piper of cinema as he prepares to pass on the family business to his children.

Tickets are available for for Salim Baba (Program H) beginning July 30, 2007, only at www.arclightcinemas.com or at the ArcLight box office. General Admission $11; ida and ArcLight members $9; (students, seniors, and ida Members may receive the $9 discounted price by registering for a free ArcLight membership at www.arclightcinemas.com. At the ArcLight box office, ida members may show an ida membership card to receive the discounted price.

For more info, please visit the DocuWeek website.

 

"EL CANTANTE": ANTHONY INHABITS SALSA SINGER HECTOR LAVOE

Aug. 2, 2007 - (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) - It has long been a dream of husband-and-wife team Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony to make a film about Hector Lavoe, the Puerto Rican singer who helped popularize salsa music in the United States. "El Cantante," the first feature produced by Lopez's Nuyorican Productions, offers glimpses, not only of the singer's life, but of the growth of Latino culture in New York City during the 1970s and 80s. Anthony inhabits the role of Lavoe so deeply that it is not a performance; it is an incarnation. Lopez gives a star turn as his wife, Puchi, which is not altogether a good thing, as she becomes the center of the film, often relegating Anthony's Lavoe to the film's periphery. With a script based primarily on an interview given by Puchi, shortly before her death in 2002, it is perhaps unavoidable that "El Cantante" is more about the singer's wife than the singer. FULL STORY HERE


"LIBERTY KID" AND "CHILDREN OF WAR" TAKE TOP NY LATINO FILM FEST PRIZES

Aug. 2, 2007 - (indieWIRE) - Director Ilya Chaiken won best picture for her post 9/11 teen drama "Liberty Kid" at the New York International Latino Film Festival, while Alexandre Fuch's story of a street gang, "Hijos del la Guerra" (Children of War) received the festival's best documentary award. In other prizes, Ciro Altabas won best short for "DVD" and Sergio Castilla received the Heineken Red Star Award for his direction of "Take the Bridge." And, Will Fonseca's "Rewind" won Verizon's NYILFF On the Edge Short Film Award. FULL STORY HERE


LANG, RODRIGUEZ ARMED FOR "AVATAR"

Aug. 2, 2007 - (Variety) - James Cameron has added two cast members to "Avatar." Stephen Lang and Michelle Rodriguez will join Australian actor Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Wes Studi and CCH Pounder in the performance-capture pic, which is in production in Los Angeles. In October, the company will move to Wellington, New Zealand, close to Peter Jackson's Weta Digital, which is supervising the film's visual effects. Lang plays a seasoned Marine Corps colonel who travels to the faraway planet Pandora to take charge of its troops. Lang is known for his New York theater roles in "A Few Good Men," "Defiance" and "Death of a Salesman." He'll wrap up 101 performances at the Roundabout Theater in his sold-out one-man show "Beyond Glory" on Aug. 19 and then take on the "Avatar" role. FULL STORY HERE

 

CASTING: AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE THESIS FILM

A group of filmmakers from the American Film Institute Conservatory are casting actors and actresses for their upcoming graduate thesis film project FLOTSAM. The shoot will be the first week of October. Please send head shots/resumes to casting@flotsamfilm.com . You can find out more information at our website www.flotsamfilm.com . We are casting for the following roles.

SALAZAR (LEAD), 21-33 year old Latina in the United States Navy, striking, tough, complex. She’s only been an American citizen since 2001 so actresses being bilingual would be a plus.

LUCIA (SUPPORTING), 40-60 year old Latina, nanny to upper-class family, surrogate mother to her employer's child, emotional and kind. Bilingual would be a plus

VICTOR (SUPPORTING), 45-65 year old Latino, Salazar's estranged father, traditional patriarch. Bilingual would be a plus

JUANITA (SUPPORTING), 35-65 year old Latina, Salazar's stepmother, middle-class attractive housewife. Bilingual would be a plus

Unpaid. You do not need to be a member of SAG to apply; however, the production will be working with the SAG, but you will not receive vouchers if you participate if you are non SAG.


CASTING: YOUNG LATINO/A ACTORS FOR INDIE FEATURE

CINE CREATIVE MEDIA is currently casting young actors.
We are seeking:

(1) one 10-12 year old Latino Boy
(1) one 8-9 year old Latina Girl

Please send us your promotional material and management or agent contact to:
execproducer@cinecreative.com

This is an independent feature film.

Alex Moreno
CINE CREATIVE MEDIA
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA ~ MEXICO
(818) 968-9444
execproducer@cinecreative.com


CASTING: ACTRESS FOR NALIPSTER'S FILM

Auditions; searching for female actress, 18 to 25 years old to play the role of "Moonshiner Pina", in David Pena's " no Dogz or Mezkins allowed". Female must be dark complextion with Native American features. Moonshiner is a young,wild reckless free sprit,fronts a rock band,believes she is the new Lizard King. NUDITY IS REQUIRED. "no Dogz or Mezkins allowed", is a film about sexual, racial conflicts in a small south Texas town. This is a come back film for David Pena, who in the 1970's along with Efrain Gutierrez and Sabino Garza created the classic Chicano films,:Please don't bury me Alive", and Amor Chicano es Para Siempre". Please submit photos,resumes and audition videos to davidpenaproductions@msn.com Looking 4 Moonshiner.


GRAPHIC DESIGNER FOR DOCUMENTARY

Looking for a graphic designer based in LA, CA to do graphics for a low budget documentary (a couple of maps, titles, lower thirds, etc).

Please send a link with sample of your work and rate.

References must be available upon request.

Thanks!

Anayansi Prado
Director/Producer
annieprado@hotmail.com
www.ImpactoFilms.com


WRITER FOR NORTENA BAND FILM

Seeking a writer.
Bilingual – Spanish / English Helpful
Nortena Music, Bands and Culture Lifestlye Familiarity Important.

Email or call :
Alex Moreno
CINE CREATIVE MEDIA
(818) 968-9444
Execproducer@cinecreative.com


"FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS" OPEN AUDITION (AUSTIN)

The NBC series "Friday Night Lights" is holding open auditions for a recurring speaking role. "Santiago" is a Latino Male, specifically Mexican. The actor cast must play/look high school
age, but be 18-23 years old and not still in high school. He is tall &/or thick, strong & physically fit; athletic, as well as attractive with a tough edge. He is a juvenile
delinquent turned mechanic's assistant (strong enough to pull engines, etc.) turning into new
Panther Football Player and possible love interest for one of the female regulars. No experience necessary.

Currently scheduling auditions. Please e-mail a current photo, age, and phone numbers
to sheila@bethsepkocasting.com. NOT ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR ANY OTHER ROLES AT THIS TIME.

Location: Austin, Texas
Compensation: Paid
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this
job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!


NALIPSTER SEEKS INFO ABOUT FILM STUDIES ABROAD GRANTS

Dear Nalip Members,

I have just been accepted into a very exclusive cinematography/production design program in Brighton, England which only takes 100 applications and only accepts 20 students per year into their program. I have been doing research in the hopes of finding grants or organizations which give money to students to help fund film studies education. Many I have found seem to be very specific and hold criteria which I do not fit into.

I was wondering if any of you might have any information in regards to finding grants or scholarships for film studies for U.S. citizens studying abroad. Unfortunately, because the program is not a regular university institution I am not eligible for Federal or Private U.S. financial aid. I would greatly appreciate any information you may have which may help me fund this opportunity to study and be a part of this very exclusive program. Thank you and best wishes and good luck to all of you in your endeavors.

Cordially,
Cesar Morales
cesar_mora1030@yahoo.com
(347) 228-9201

 

 

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