August 7, 2007

"THE BORINQUENEERS " DOCUMENTARY PBS PREMIERE

TO BE BROADCAST ON MOST PBS STATIONS BEGINNING AUGUST, 2007

"THE BORINQUENEERS " isa documentary on the history of the all-Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment. NALIP members involved in this film include Noemi Figueroa Soulet (Exec. Producer/Director/Writer); Raquel Ortiz (Co-Producer/Writer); Miguel Picker (Editor/Original Composition).

This compelling film chronicles the never-before-told story of the Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment, the only all-Hispanic unit in U.S. Army history.  Through the vivid testimony of the regiment’s veterans and rare archival footage, the film traces the unique experience of the Borinqueneers (pronounced Boh-rin-keh-neers), culminating with their impressive performance during the Korean War. In the fall of 1952, though, the fate of the regiment would take a dramatic turn when more than 100 of its soldiers were arrested.  Narrated by Hector Elizondo

PBS SCHEDULED BROADCASTS:
Below are the PBS broadcasts confirmed to date.  Check your local listings at www.pbs.org for PBS broadcast of the 1-hour version in your area. 

WMFE (Orlando, FL) - Sunday, August 12th at 3:30pm
WUSF-Ch. 16 (Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL) - Thursday, August 9th, 3:30 PM
WLRN/Ch. 17 (Miami, FL) - Wednesday, August 8th at 1am and Sunday, August 12th at 6:30m (Spanish version)
CET (Cincinnati, OH) - Wednesday, August 8th at 10:30pm
WNET (New York, NY) - Thursday, August 9th at 8pm   LIVE PLEDGE PROGRAM!
KCET (Los Angeles, CA) - Friday, August 10 at 9:30pm
KLRN 9 (San Antonio, TX) - Sunday, August 12th at 7pm and Saturday, August 18th at 12am
WXEL (West Palm Beach, FL) - Monday, August 13th at 9pm and Tuesday, August 14th at 1:30am
WEDU-Ch 3 (Tampa, FL) - Wednesday, August 15th at 8pm
WPBT (Miami, FL) - Wednesday, August 15th at 9:30PM
KLRU (Austin, TX) - Monday, August 27th at 9pm
WGBH-Ch. 2 (Boston, MA) - Thursday, September 13th at 8pm
WTTW (Chicago, IL) - Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3:30pm

LOCAL FEATURE-LENGTH VERSION PREMIERE SCREENINGS SCHEDULED:

August 11 - Texas Premiere in San Antonio - 5:30 pm at the Instituto de Mexico Theater, 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, Texas. For more information, call (210) 473-0554 or email damaspr@yahoo.com or visit www.institutodemx.org.

August 24 - New York Premiere in the Bronx - 7:00 pm at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Main Theater, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10451. For more information, call (718) 742-7669.

August 28 – Paterson, NJ Screening - Reception at The Hamilton Club, 32 Church Street (corner to Ellison St.), Paterson, NJ from 6-7pm and the film presentation and Q&A at the Passaic County Community College Theater, One College Blvd, Paterson, NJ at 7pm. 

December 1 - Screening in Killeen, Texas - At a place to be determined. For more information, call 407-687-7624 or write to Gcasteleiro@aol.com.


CALL FOR ENTRIES: FEST INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

Last entry 4th September

FEST – International Film Festival Santa Maria da Feira – Portugal will take place in from the 28th of October to the 4th of November in Santa Maria da Feira Portugal.

The motive for this contact is the opening of the entries for the Official competitive section in the festival, aimed for directors up to 30 years of age, as we are inviting you to submit your works and would be much praised to count with your participation.

Entry Form at www.fest.pt

FEST - International Youth Film Festival, is now one of the most important cultural events in Portugal, with all year TV Coverage, and the first Portuguese Film Festival with the capacity to show some works on the Portuguese television regularly.

WE DO NOT CHARGE ENTRY FEE

Best regards,
Filipe Pereira
Festival Director

E-mail:
fest@fest.pt

Website:
http://www.fest.pt

 

2007 LATINO PRODUCERS ACADEMY BEGINS

Reprinted from the Arizona Daily Star, full article online here.

Some of Hollywood's most prestigious Hispanic filmmakers are in Tucson to increase the representation on film and television of Latinos, one of the nation's fastest-growing ethnic groups.

The producers academy is led by the Los Angeles-based National Association of Latino Independent Producers, which helps filmmakers cultivate documentary and feature film projects. Seen as a boon to Tucson's struggling film industry, the academy also provides networking opportunities with plugged-in contacts.

"I think it puts Tucson on the map as a center for professional Latino film production," Tucson Film Office director Shelli Hall said. "Like the Sundance Institute has put Sundance on the map for creating independent film, similarly NALIP puts Tucson on the map for creating Latino independent feature film."

Hall estimated the academy, now in its fifth year in Tucson, has launched between six and 12 film projects that plan to shoot here.

"The city is extremely accessible and seemed like a great place to ... have people away from Hollywood where they could concentrate, focus and have an opportunity to work on projects," said Moctesuma Esparza, who co-founded NALIP.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE


LPA FELLOW ALEX FERRARI'S "CYN" WORLD PREMIERE AT HOLLYSHORTS!

Alex Ferrari’s "Cyn" (www.alittlecyn.com) is WORLD PREMIERING at the Holly Shorts! Film Festival (Hollywood, CA)
Saturday, August 11, 2007 (11am-12pm)
Cinespace Digital Superclub (6356 Hollywood Blvd)
Lunch reservations recommended (323.817.FILM)

What the press is saying about CYN:

"Cyn is what GRINDHOUSE should've been!!!"
- Entertainment Insiders

Visually, Cyn is utterly dazzling...I was in awe by the sheer visual luster of the film."
- Cinema Crazed

"Cyn," above all else, is ultra-hip, sexy & dangerous!"
- Guerilladephia Entertainment News

View the teaser trailer online here.


"LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON" AUGUST 31

Friends and family -

Less than a month away from the release of LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON, a movie we produced this last year.

The press has been very positive has great so far. The real campaign starts next week but anyone who saw El Cantante should have seen out trailer.

Lionsgate has just posted the website complete with trailers (in English and Spanish) and photos. Click on the infomercials for a good laugh.

www.lionsgate.com/ladron

And spread the word. This movie will be the largest Spanish language opening day release in US cinema history. We want it to be the biggest opening weekend as well!

Ben O

 

GAEL AND DIEGO REUNITED ON THE BIG SCREEN

Aug. 1, 2007 - (Latina) It's been six years since BFFs Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna co-starred in the international hit Y tu mamá también?, which rocketed the two Mexican sensations into the public's—and therefore Hollywood's—eye. And now the muy caliente duo are, sí, going to be appearing on the silver screen again. That's right: the pair are set to star in Rudo y Cursi, the first movie to be shot by the production company headed by that most impressive of trifectas, namely Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel), Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth). FULL STORY HERE


CRONENBERG FILM TO OPEN SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL

Aug. 7, 2007 - MADRID (AFP) - Canadian director David Cronenberg's crime thriller "Eastern Promises" will open the 55th annual San Sebastian Film Festival next month, organisers said Tuesday. The film stars US actor Viggo Mortensen, who also starred in Cronenberg's Oscar-nominated "A History of Violence" two years ago, Australia's Naomi Watts and France's Vincent Cassel and is set in London's crime underworld. It is Cronenberg's first film since "A History of Violence" and also the first which he shot entirely away from his native Canada. The San Sebastian Film Festival, the oldest and most prestigious in the Spanish-speaking world, runs this year from September 20 to 29. FULL STORY HERE

 

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE IMAGEN FOUNDATION

The Imagen Foundation
JOB DESCRIPTION: Office Administrator

Office Administrator will be responsible for general administrative oversight and execution of office responsibilities and project related tasks. Position reports to and works closely with President of the organization.

Candidate must be prepared to fulfill tasks as they may arise in this fast paced environment. Candidate must have a good command of the following skills: basic office, good writing , and computer which includes knowledge and experience with Excel, Microsoft Word. An excellent phone manner is required. Knowledge of Blogs, Quick Books, and websites a plus. Must be able to work under pressure and tight time lines.

Position is open now. Salary negotiable.
Please send resumes to: info@imagen.org or call 626 836-6100


ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, NEW YORK WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION (NYC)

The Administrative Director will be a senior-level manager responsible for all day-to-day aspects of finance, IT, human resources, and grants administration for New York Women in Film Television. The Administrative Director will also be responsible for proposal writing, coordinating NYWIFT's special funds and fiscal sponsorship program and representing the organization at selected NYWIFT and entertainment industry events.

This a great opportunity for a non-profit manager with budget/financial and program experience to join the staff of one of the most dynamic non-profit organizations in New York. The NYWIFT staff includes 5 full-time and 2 part-time employees. The budget is approximately $1,000,000. The Administrative Director reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Treasurer and the Audit Committee. NYWIFT has over 1600 members.

Responsibilities include:
- Financial Operations and Human resources: Oversees day-to-day financial operations, supervises part-time bookkeeper, develops and tracks budgets, and prepares monthly financial reports for the board of directors. Administers employee health benefits, 401(k) plan, and other employee benefits.
- IT Coordination and Facilities Management: Works with IT consultants in a cross-platform office utilizing MAC and PC computers to insure that systems are fully functional. Procures hardware and software, and plans for the long term IT needs. Works with office manager to insure adequate office function, including office and equipment maintenance.
- Website: reviews and updates website and works with web designer to develop and implement new website features
- Fiscal Sponsorship and Special Funds: Manages and promotes Fiscal Sponsorship Program, coordinating contracts, receipts, acknowledgements, payments and reporting. Provides staff support for the Women's Film Preservation Fund Committee. Writes and submit proposals for WFPF funding. Coordinates scholarship and Film Finishing Fund programs.
- Proposal Writing and Grants Administration: Writes and submit standard grant proposals to the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and selected foundations and government entities. Coordinates all grant contracts, and reporting and acknowledgements for all donors and sponsors.

Requirements:
- 5 to 7 years in administration and financial management in a non-profit organization, preferably arts related, including budgeting and financial reporting.
- Excellent writing skills; proposal writing experience a plus. Strong verbal skills, must have some public speaking experience.
- High proficiency with information technologies, including MAC and PC environments, ability to implement technology solutions to affect positive efficiency changes.
- Expert knowledge of QuickBooks or similar accounting software; strong proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of Filemaker Pro a plus.
- Exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills; able to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects and tasks.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.

Salary: Commensurate with experience; range $50,000 - $60,000. Benefits: Two weeks vacation, plus the last week in December off. Fridays in July and August off. Health, disability, 401K matching plan.

To Apply Send Resume and salary history to: searchcommittee@nywift.org

For further information contact:
New York Women in Film Television
Phone: 2126790870 Fax : 2126790899
Email: info@nywift.org
http://www.nywift.org


CREW FOR FEATURE (NYC)

Looking for various crew positions for a feature film shoot including an experienced Cinematographer who has shot on HD, Art Directors, Hair & Make up, Wardrobe, PA.s, Intern's etc for a scheduled October 2007 shoot in New York with award winning director Nestor Miranda (Destination Unknown, The Startup) and written by award winning writer Antonio Skarmeta (Il Postino). Please send resumes and links to Miraflix@gmail.com and mail reels to: Miraflix c/o ULM 735 Second Avenue, Penthouse Suite, New York, NY 10016


COSTUMER FOR COMIC BOOK BASED INDIE

We are looking for a motivated Costumer for a comic book based indie. Must be creative and thrifty.

Pay is $100 per day, for approximately 10 days or so.

The shoot is in Long Beach. Meals, Copy, and Credit also provided.

TO SUBMIT: email a resume and samples of your work to:
nathan@i5films.com

 

 

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