August 21, 2007

RICK NAJERA TO DIRECT 3RD CBS MULTICULTURAL SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE

Pictures and Resumes Should Be Sent to AFTRA by Friday September 7, 2007

CBS will sponsor its third talent showcase for multicultural sketch comedians in January 2008 in Los Angeles. Executive Producer, writer and newly appointed Vice President of the LATV Network, Rick Najera ("Mad TV," "In Living Color"), will again direct the showcase for CBS. "Rick brings consummate skills as a director, a writer and a teacher to these wonderful actors. He is a terrific mentor, as well. We are very pleased to have him with us again," said Josie Thomas, CBS Senior Vice President, Diversity.

Pictures and resumes should be sent to AFTRA, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., 9th floor, Los Angeles, Calif. 90036 – Att: Jasmine Vargas. The deadline for submissions is September 7, 2007. Please note: the showcase is focused on African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander actors and performers with disabilities who should possess extensive sketch comedy experience. Each audition will require a one-minute original comedy monologue.

CBS Entertainment executives, plus casting directors from the Network's primetime and daytime programs, will be on hand at the Showcase -- and an invitation has also been extended to casting directors from production companies that work with CBS. “We are very proud of our last two showcases and the results speak for themselves. We’re thrilled to be presenting a third show and giving actors the opportunity to introduce themselves to the television and film casting community,” said Peter Golden, CBS Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting.

The Network's on-going talent showcases are part of the CBS Diversity Institute, a comprehensive program designed to identify and develop diversity within the writing, directing and talent communities. In addition to the Minority Talent Showcases, currently in their sixth year, the CBS Diversity Institute also includes the CBS Writers Mentoring Program and the CBS Directing Initiative.

Other CBS showcases have included Latino American Talent Showcases in partnership with NOSOTROS, Native American Talent Showcases in association with American Indians in Film and Television, Asian Pacific American Actors Showcases in association with East West Players, African American Showcases in collaboration with The Robey Theatre Company and a showcase for performers with disabilities in association with the California State Media Access Office. More events are planned with these and other groups.

For information regarding the CBS Diversity Institute, please go to www.cbsdiversity.com.


NAMIC ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL TELEVISION WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 24th

Exclusive Program to be Presented at the 21st Annual NAMIC Conference in New York City

NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) today announced the call for submissions for its first-ever Television Writers’ Workshop, which will be presented on September 17, 2007 during the 21st Annual NAMIC Conference in New York City. The customized daylong workshop is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and is designed to give experienced writers of color the opportunity to hone their craft and learn the essentials of creating, packaging and selling a television script. Application deadline is August 24, 2007.

Led by Kermit Frazier, noted television writer, playwright and producer, the NAMIC Television Writers’ Workshop is made possible by the support of the Walter Kaitz Foundation. A judging panel of television executives, selected by NAMIC, will choose a maximum of fifteen participants who will each receive complimentary admission to the program. The workshop is a new addition to this year’s Annual NAMIC Conference, Diversity 2.0: The New Protocol, the premier communications industry forum focused on diversity as a business imperative, which is scheduled to be held September 16-18 at the Hilton New York.

Application forms and eligibility requirements are available online at www.namic.com. For more information about the NAMIC Television Writers’ Workshop or the Annual NAMIC Conference, call the NAMIC national headquarters at (212) 594-5985.


LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA AT THE LACMA, AUG. 24-26

“Latin American Cinema: A Weekend Celebration”
at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Nine films. Four Countries: Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba and Argentina.
All films are in Spanish with English Subtitles.

Presented in conjunction with The Arts in Latin America: 1492-1820 – on view now.

Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 2007

Place: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - Bing Theater
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Tickets: Admission is FREE, but a ticket is required for each film and can be picked up at the LACMA Box Office from noon on the day of the screening. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

This program was made possible by The Getty Foundation.

Info: www.lacma.org

Horario de Proyecciones/Screening Schedule

Viernes, 24 de agosto / Friday, August 24
7:00 p.m. El violín (México/2006/Blanco y negro/98 min.) Director: Francisco Vargas. Proyección especial en Los Ángeles.
Invitado especial: Gerardo Taracena*
9:30 p.m. Memorias del subdesarrollo (Cuba/1968/Blanco y negro/100 min.) Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.

Sábado, 25 de agosto / Saturday, August 25
2:00 p.m. Susana (México/1951/Blanco y negro/82 min.) Director: Luis Buñuel.
3:40 p.m. Rosaura a las diez (Argentina/1958/Blanco y negro/100 min./CinemaScope) Director: Mario Soffici.
5:30 p.m. Oriana (Venezuela/1985/Color/88 min.) Directora: Fina Torres. Invitada especial: Fina Torres*
7:30 p.m. El lugar sin límites (México/1978/Color/110 min.) Director: Arturo Ripstein.
10:15 p.m. Si sos brujo: Una historia de tango (Argentina/2005/Color/80 min.) Directora: Caroline Neal Proyección especial en LA

Domingo, 26 de agosto / Sunday, August 26
1:30 p.m. La mujer del puerto (México/1935/Blanco y negro/76 min.) Director: Arcady Boytler.
3:00 p.m. Víctimas del pecado (México/1950/Blanco y negro/85 min.) Director: Emilio “El Indio” Fernández

*Asistencia por confirmar.


PRODUCING WORKSHOP PRESENTED BY NALIP LPA MENTOR

NALIP MEMBERS SAVE AN ADDITIONAL $200 OFF THE COST OF THE WORKSHOP!

PRODUCING YOUR ULTRA LOW BUDGET FILM
A Comprehensive Course in 6 Sessions
Presented By NALIP LPA Mentor SUZANNE LYONS

“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. (www.snowfallfilms.com) 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)
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 snowfallfilms@aol.com


PBS BROADCAST OF "JULIETA Y RAMON"

For those of you who missed festival favorite Julieta y Ramon’s broadcast premiere on Showtime, you will have a second chance to see it as part of the PBS curated independent film series Reel New York, on August 23rd at 10pm on PBS flagship station WNET/Channel 13. (In cities outside of New York, check your cable provider listings.) Directed by NALIP - New York writer/director Hugo Perez is a darkly comic short film comedy focusing on how Julieta's erotic fascination with Ronald Reagan keeps her from finding Mr.Right. Through the intervention of Mima, her downstairs neighbor, she reluctantly is introduced to Mima’s son Ramon. Ramon is a shoestore manager who has his own particular fascination. Can this odd couple find a way to satisfy each other's needs?

Starting next week, you will also be able to see Julieta y Ramon in its entirety online as part of an online competition where you get the chance to vote for the Reel New York Audience Award. If you want to show your support for Latino content on PBS, be sure to vote for Julieta y Ramon online at: www.thirteen.org/reelny

Julieta y Ramon is also currently playing online on the HBO/ NYILFF sponsored Latino film web portal: www.cinedulce.com

Some of you may also be familiar with Perez award-winning short Betty la Flaca which returns to the HBO family of channels with screenings on Cinemax and HBO/Latino in August and September. Here are the currently listed showtimes:
8/13 9:45 PM - WMAX - EAST
8/27 4:20 PM - WMAX - EAST
9/11 12:20 AM - HBO LATINO
9/20 9:15 AM - HBO LATINO
9/24 8:45 PM - HBO LATINO

More information about both of these short films can be found at: www.m30afilms.com Or contact Hugo Perez at: orpheus@m30afilms.com


CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2008 PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL

The Phoenix Film Festival is now accepting entries for the 2008 Phoenix Film Festival taking place April 3 to April 10, 2008. Going into its eighth year, the Phoenix Film Festival has become the largest film festival in Arizona.

We offer packed houses, great parties and an incredible experience that filmmakers rave about. And don't forget that Moviemaker Magazine has named the Phoenix Film Festival one of the top 20 festivals worth the entry fee. The Phoenix Film Festival does request Phoenix Area Festival Premiere status for films submitted to the Festival.

Don't just take it from us, here are just a few comments we've received from filmmakers from 2007.....

"It was a great time and I'm glad the film was able to premier at a film fest where you feel like everyone is your friend. The staff and everyone involved was amazing"
Chris Suchorsky - Director of "Golden Days"

"You truly executed an amazing festival with much integrity and class." Bethany Ashton Wolf- Director of "Little Chenier"
For detailed information go to http://www.phoenixfilmfestival.org


CALL FOR ENTRIES: THE ACCOLADE

Call For Entries Issued for Filmmakers, Television Producers and Videographers by International Awards Competition, The Accolade

Deadline: September 14
Information: http://www.TheAccolade.net

Now in its fifth year, top-tier, international awards competition, The Accolade, announces its Call For Entries for filmmakers, television producers and videographers. Entrants from all over the world including the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, Spain, Ireland, India, Czech Republic, Australia, Puerto Rico, Norway, Chile, Belgium, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela, Taiwan, and Hong Kong provide submissions to The Accolade.

The Accolade is a non-traditional, virtual venue with seasonal deadlines that allow timely online publicity opportunities. Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. The Accolade is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.

Go to www.TheAccolade.net for rules and entry form.


EIGHTH ANNUAL HOLA AWARDS (NYC)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Eighth Annual HOLA Awards at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South (NYC).

You’re invited to help celebrate the best of Latino talent and honor those individuals bringing the finest theatrical traditions to the American stage.

This year we will honor Univision’s Dennise Oller with the 2007 HOLA Achievement in Media award, award-winning Venezuelan playwright/director Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project, Broadway’s I Am My Own Wife) with the Raúl Juliá HOLA Founders Award and Manny Jiménez of Hollywood’s Suspect Entertainment with the HOLA Ilka Award (named after HOLA founding president Ilka Tanya Payán) for his work in steering former gang members towards legitimate work in the entertainment industry. HOLA will also honor the best of Latino theatre in New York for the 2006-2007 season.

For a full list of award honorees, and to purchase gala tickets, please visit http://www.hellohola.org

HOLA, founded in 1975, is a recipient of the 2002 New York State Governor’s Arts Award, and is among the most important cultural institutions in New York, according to the New York State Council on the Arts.


ARGENTINE AND SPANISH FILMS PLAYING IN SAN DIEGO (SAN DIEGO)

FAMILY LAW - Argentina's Oscar Contender
Screens August 17-23 @ 10:15 am, 3:15 pm, 8:15 pm

The witty and touching story of a thirty-something man searching to define his roles as father and son. FAMILY LAW was Argentina's submission for this year's foreign-language Oscar. Perelman Jr. (Daniel Hendler of Burman's LOST EMBRACE) is a lawyer-turned-teacher, a loyal husband to Pilates instructor Sandra, and a good, if slightly nervous, dad to toddler Gastón. He lives his life under the long shadow cast by Perelman Sr., his widowed father who is a respected attorney and the beloved, wise center of their community -- and as such, a tough act to follow. So what, exactly, is the good son to do? Filled with self-doubt, Perelman Jr. weighs whether or not to walk in his father's big steps -- both as a lawyer and as an ambivalent father to his own impressionable son. A warm, understated dramatic comedy, effortless in its combination of shrewd observation and intimate detail, FAMILY LAW is the third film in writer-director Daniel Burman's "fatherhood trilogy" (the second installment, 2004's LOST EMBRACE, won two Silver Bears at the Berlin Film Festival for Best Picture and Best Actor, Daniel Hendler). FAMILY LAW moves intimately through the streets and lived-in spaces of contemporary Buenos Aires, and features a standout performance by Hendler, whose subtle facial expressions communicate everything from inner conflict to cosmic bemusement.

EL METODO - Seven Candidates Compete for Corporate Job in Psychological Thriller
Screens August 17-23 @ 12:45 pm, 5:45 pm, 10:45 pm

This film unfolds like a fictional version of Donald Trump's television show The Apprentice, except that there are only seven contestants, and their new boss is an anonymous mole in their midst. This claustrophobic adventure from Spain is based on the play El Metodo by Jordi Galceran. The Method opens with an intriguing enough premise which has the top applicants for a middle-management position at a mysterious corporation being simultaneously summoned to a corporate office. Once there, a secretary (Natalia Berbeke) informs them that the company plans to determine the best among them for the job via an unorthodox test known as the Gronholm Method. How do you say, "You're fired!" in Spanish.

TICKETS & MOVIE THEATER
Tickets are $9.50 General Audiences / $7.50 Students, seniors & Media Arts Center San Diego members. Individual tickets can be purchased prior to each screening at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center box office (7510 Hazard Center Dr., SD, CA 92108).


"THE ART OF BEING" PLAYING CHICAGO AUGUST 25 (CHICAGO)

The Art of Being will be in Chicago on August 25 for one night only with proceeds benefiting the Second Sex Series dedicated to the arts that give women prominence. I am a one woman team doing all the work to carry the message of my play across the country.

Adriana Garza has never been a woman who is easily discouraged by obstacles or setbacks.  In fact, to this 30 year-old Los Angeles actress and producer, obstacles are just opportunities to learn how to do something better the next time. As an actress, Garza has struggled with being typecast in certain roles – mostly because of her Mexican heritage. In 2006, determined to change the perception of Latino actors and all actors in Los Angeles, Garza brought to life her original monologue play, The Art of Being. The stage show is an assembly of nine very diverse actor/writers who share monologues based on their own perceptions of themselves, a moment that changed them and the journeys they have traveled to get to where they are in the present.

Based on the diverse lives and stories of nine actor/writers, and rooted in music, dance, art, and self-expression, The Art of Being journeys through moments of self-definition.

For more information about Adriana Garza or The Art of Being, please visit http://www.adrianagarza.com

 

NO BUDGET FILM SCHOOL

NO BUDGET FILM SCHOOL PRESENTS:
"THE ART & SCIENCE OF NO BUDGET FILMMAKING"
A Two-Day No-Budget Filmmaking Immersion
August 25 & 26, 2007
Raleigh Studios - Los Angeles, CA

Join producer Mark Stolaroff and guest experts in this in-depth, one-of-a-kind class. Stolaroff has distilled what he's learned from over 10 years in the trenches of no-budget independent filmmaking and put it in to No Budget Film School.

There is a model for quality, successful no-budget filmmaking. Stolaroff has quantified that model and continues to refine it as technology and opportunities change throughout the years. Guest speakers provide an up-to-the-minute perspective on what works and what doesn't in the current no-budget landscape.

This two-day class is designed for filmmakers who want to finance and produce their own features, and aren't waiting for permission to do it. Attendees will walk away with powerful ideas that they can use immediately, saving them time and money, and preventing fatal mistakes that could doom otherwise worthy projects.

FREE PRODUCTION SOFTWARE!!!
All attendees receive Axium® Scheduling and Axium® Budgeting software absolutely FREE! (a $400 Value!). For those familiar with Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting, it's the same thing, only much, much better.

TESTIMONIALS:
"Thank you for an enlightening and entertaining day. Your experience and demonstrations of your subject matter was one of the best I've seen...you brought all that knowledge down into a single "package" that makes us all realize the vast differences between the way many of us have been making pictures for eons, and the new wave of no-budget production." - Alan J. Levi, Director, "NCIS", "ER", "JAG", many others

"The class was great. There was a tremendous amount of information and encouragement for approaching filmmaking in a very liberating way." - Josh Schorr, Writer, 2006 Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship winner

"I cannot say enough about the two-day class we just completed today...the course was fantastic!! I feel like I have learned in two days, what would've taken me several years of experience and experimentation to learn. Thanks for sharing your wealth of experience and knowledge with us." - Monica Vazquez, Director

TUITION:
Prepaid NALIP Members receive the special discounted price of $225 (that's $50 off the regular prepaid price)! The Single Day Price: $125
Complimentary lunch is provided.
For more information on the class (including speaker bios), and to register, visit:
www.NoBudgetFilmSchool.com

 

 

ROSE MCGOWAN TEST SHOOTS FOR "BARBARELLA"

Aug. 20, 2007 - MELBOURNE (ANI) - It seems Rose McGowan will be the next Hollywood sex symbol, for the actress is reportedly shooting some test footage for upcoming flick 'Barbarella', to be directed by Robert Rodriguez. The original 1968 erotic science fiction film 'Barbarella' is famous for a sequence in which the title character, played by Jane Fonda, undresses with her twin assets inadequately concealed. FULL STORY HERE


HISPANIC FILM FESTIVAL IS LIKELY

Aug. 21, 2007 - ORLANDO (Orlando Sentinel) - Orlando will have a new Hispanic film festival on its calendar this October, if all goes according to plan. The Orlando Hispanic Film Festival has received 70 entries so far, a spokeswoman says, and it is lining up places to show the movies Oct. 12-14. The festival is being organized by Phoenix-area photographer and filmmaker James Schoepflin, who has helped organize horror-film festivals in that city. Filmmakers with feature films, short subjects or documentaries in Spanish or with Hispanic subject matter or themes can apply online at ohfilmfestival.com. FULL STORY HERE


IT HAPPENED IN SAO PAULO: JASON KOHN'S "MANDA BALA"

Aug. 16, 2007 - (indieWIRE) - Much attention is being made over first-time feature filmmaker Jason Kohn's apprenticeship with documentary master Errol Morris but the twenty-something director deserves unshared acclaim for his bright, beautiful and utterly engrossing omnibus film "Manda Bala" (translated from Portuguese to "Send a Bullet") Like the multiple storyline in Morris' landmark film "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control," Kohn spends time with a variety of Brazilians, rich and poor, good and bad, city dwellers and rural dwellers. He does this in order to capture the spirit of contemporary Brazil and make the powerful case that increasing violence and political corruption sum up the South American nation today. FULL REVIEW HERE


OPINION: THE "WAR" AGAINST KEN BURNS / PBS' "THE WAR" IS NOT OVER
Why the Latino Community Can't Let This Matter Rest

The Latino "war" against Ken Burns' upcoming documentary, "The War," to be aired on PBS is not over. Despite recent press statements, key Latino organizations and leaders across the country today publicly announced that the issue is far from resolved and that they will continue pressing for a respectful resolution.

Latino organizations and leaders called on Ken Burns and Florentine Pictures to meet with a representative cross-section of the national Latino leadership to explain in detail the changes they have made to the film, how they plan to include the Latino experience in their future projects and how they plan to include Latinos on the Florentine team. They also call on PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger, as well as WETA-TV's CEO and president, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, to explain the measures that will be takenn to assure that such a gross exclusion of the Latino community does not occur again in their curret and future programming, and how they will supplement The War with other programming and activities to include the Latino experience, in particular with the educational programming.

At the urging of a corporate sponsor, Burns met with two Latino groups in early May and reiterated that he would include interviews with some Latino veterans in the 14.5 hour documentary, without offering many details. This was a commitment that he and PBS had already made publicly. Citing the results of this meeting, Burns and PBS officials at both the national and local levels have declared the issue closed.

"Ken Burns cannot choose to make a secret deal with only two of the many Latino groups that were involved in this issue and in discussion with him and PBS, and then claim that the matter is resolved," explains Marta García, co-chair of the New York Chapter of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and one of the founders of Defend the Honor, a Latino grassroots mobilization that first raised the alarm about Latino exclusion from this PBS documentary at the beginning of this year. "He must bring closure to this issue by paying the Latino leadership of this country the respect, respeto, of meeting with us to explain himself and his future relationship to the Latino community."

Some progress had been made on the issue over the past several months in that Burns has added interviews with two Mexican American veterans and one Native American to the 14 hour and 28 minute documentary. "But make no mistake," said Iván Román, executive director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, "we will withhold judgment on how meaningful that additional material is - whether it truly speaks to the Latino experience and whether it is reflected in the companion book and educational material."

In subsequent statements to the press, Burns has been dismissive of the arguments that the inclusion of Latinos is about historical accuracy rather than political correctness.

"It is unfortunate that Ken Burns continues to see this issue as one of politics and rhetoric that he must rise above," said Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodríguez, the University of Texas journalism professor who co-chairs the Defend the Honor Campaign. "It has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with historical accuracy and inclusion."

Rosa Rosales, national president of LULAC, said that it was crucial for the Latino organizations to publicly challenge statements in the press by Burns and PBS that the issue had been resolved. "As Ken Burns travels across the country as part of the $10 million promotional effort by PBS, he still characterizes this as a terrible misunderstanding," Rosales said. "It's no misunderstanding We understand perfectly that he only added the new interviews under pressure and, right now, it looks like he's not very proud of that new material."

Another sticking point are the discrepancies between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant proposal that provided federal funding for the film, and what he and PBS have said in recent months. For instance, Burns has said repeatedly in news interviews that in the more than 6 years of production, "no Latinos came forward" to be interviewed about their WWII experiences. But he apparently excluded Latinos from the beginning: in the NEH grant proposal submitted in 2004, Burns and Florentine Films said that the film "will celebrate American diversity" and that it will be about the "diversity of wartime America . . . African-American, Japanese American and white."

"This is certainly very different from the way he discusses his film today in defending himself against Latino criticisms," observes Jess Quintero, president of the Hispanic War Veterans of America.

That documentary will shape how Americans view WWII, and if short shrift is given to the Latino contributions, there will be a reinforcement of the widespread ignorance of the Latino contribution to the building of the U.S. "Ken Burns and PBS are playing recklessly with our history, both as Latinos and Americans," observes Gus Chavez, one of the co-chairs of the Defend the Honor. He concludes, "This is something every American should be upset about."

"We are very uncomfortable with taking Burns and PBS' word that they have addressed the Latino community's concerns before actually seeing the product," Armando Rendon of Defend the Honor Campaign of Northern California adds. "The anger in the grassroots Latino community continues unabated by the manner in which he and PBS have handled this matter."

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Preliminary signatories to this statement include the following, with additional signatures to be added through Sept. 22, 2007.

Organizations:
Afro-Latino Project, Queens College (CUNY), Flushing, NY
APITO Centro Cultural de Puerto Rico (ACCPR), San Juan, Puerto Rico
Defend the Honor
Latino Literacy Now, Los Angeles
League of United Latin America Citizens (LULAC)
Lic. Rudy L. Ramos Civil Rights Chapter of the American GI Forum, San Antonio, Texas
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Washington, DC
National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Los Angeles, CA
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), Los Angeles, CA
National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP), New York, NY
National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention (LCAT), New York, NY & Wash., DC

Individuals (affiliations for identification purposes only):
Vicente "Panama" Alba, New York, NY
Frances Aparicio, Ph.D., Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Luis Aponte-Parés, Boston, MA
Louise Bonanova, Civil Rights Investigator (Retired), Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, San Francisco, CA
María Cabán
Grissele Camacho, Esq.
Ed (Gato) Castillo-Rubio, Commander, Viet Nam Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9305 of Imperial County
María Elena Cepeda, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Latina/o Studies, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
Evelyn Collazo, New York, NY
Edgar De Jesus, AFSMCE East Region Area Organizing Director, and National Bronx Member, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LACLA)
Minerva Delgado, Bronx, NY
Dra. Rosalina Diaz, Associate Professor of Education, Medger Evers College (CUNY), Brooklyn, NY
Martin Espada, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jaime Estades, Brooklyn, NY
Myra Y. Estepa, Brooklyn, NY
Dolores M. Fernández, Ph.D., President, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College (CUNY), Bronx, NY
Ricardo R. Fernandez, Ph.D., President, Herbert H. Lehman College (CUNY), Bronx, NY
Juan Flores, Ph.D., Visiting Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, New York, NY
Cynthia Garcia Coll, Ph.D., Charles Pitt Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor Professor of Education, Psychology & Pediatrics, Brown University, Providence, RI
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Queens, NY
Gabriel Haslip-Viera, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Sociology, City College of New York, City University of New York, New York, NY
Hilda Hernández-Gravelle, MSW, Ed.D.
Tanya K. Hernandez, Professor of Law and Justice, Frederick W. Hall Scholar, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, NJ
James Jennings, Ph.D., Professor, Tuft University, Boston, MA
Miriam Jiménez Román, Afro-Latino Forum, New York University, New York, NY
Francisco J. Gonzalez, Cottage Grove, MN
Aldo Lauria Santiago, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Raul Madrid, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Austin
Miguel "Mickey" Melendez, New York, NY
Carlos Molina, Ph.D., New York, NY
Edwin Karli Padilla, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Houston-Downtown
Franklyn Perez, Esq., Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
Luis O. Reyes, Ph.D., New York, NY
Eugene Rivera, Clinical Coordinator, Hill Health Center, Middletown, CT
Clara E. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Bronx, NY
Luz Rodriguez, New York, NY
Carlos Rodriguez-Fraticelli, Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Placido Salazar, USAF Retired Vietnam Veteran, State Veterans' Affairs, Officer of The American GI Forum of Texas, San Anotnio
Carlos Sanabria, Ph.D., Coordinator of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY
Izzy Sanabria, publisher, Latin NY Magazine; Salsamagazine.com
Dr. José Ramon Sánchez, Chair, Department of Urban Studies, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
Nelson Sierra, Albany, NY
Hector Soto, Esq., La Resurreccion UMC Social Justice Committee, Bronx, NY
Candida Tapia
Donato Tapia, JD, San Francisco, CA
Hon. Esteban Torres, former U.S. Congressman, California
Gloria Tristani, former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Luis Urrieta, Jr., Ed.D., Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University of Texas at Austin
Richard Valencia, Ed.D., Department of Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Angela Valenzuela, Ed.D., Department of. Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin
Armando Vazquez-Ramos, Ph.D. , Chicano & Latino Studies Department, California State University, Long Beach
Emilio Zamora, Ph.D., Department of History, University of Texas at Austin

 

POSITIONS AT MAYA RELEASING

Maya Releasing is looking:

Theatrical Sales Asst.: This person assists the theatrical sales manager. Requires computer skills and an orderly but aggresive mentality. This person will focus on theatre fulfillment, in market promotions, trailer placement etc:

Executive Asst: This person reports to the President and CEO of Maya Releasing. Very high pressure, multi tasker a must. Bilingual a plus.

Marketing Director:
Point person for both theatrical and video campaigns. Must be familiar with working with outside vendors and scheduling. Theatrical or video marketing a plus. Must have top computer skills. This person reports directly to the CEO of Maya Releasing.

E mail only please.

Michael Harpster
CEO MAYA RELEASING
mharps@earthlink.net


FEATURE FILM FCP EDITOR NEEDED ASAP

Looking for a fulltime commitment through finishing - to meet end of September deadline. Please do not apply unless you are completely free and can commit FULLTIME.

Rough cut finished, improvements necessary in pacing, needs fixes, then polishing.

Great story telling ability and amazing editing skills - someone who likes creative risks. Feature experience or strong shorts. Must be highly motivated and professional, can meet deadlines, technically savvy with all aspects of FCP, Photoshop, and After Effects, can do a basic strong sound pass (don't have sound designer yet), understands post to interface with others. Reliability and commitment a must. Sense of humor a bonus. Great listener who can work independently. Should have own system - can possibly work from your home.

Pay is $4,000 plus credit.

Please go check out the trailer:
www.315thefilm.com

TO SUBMIT: email your resume, and LINKS to your work, if available, to Nori Takei at:
nrtakei@yahoo.com


EXEC ASSISTANT FOR INDEPENDENT FILM/TV PRODUCER

ATTENTION ASPIRING PRODUCERS!
PRESTIGIOUS POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!

Very busy independent film/TV producer is hiring an executive assistant. This is a dream job for any person who really wants to learn the business inside and out. The position is very demanding, the hours are long but, the rewards are endless.

We are looking for someone who has some experience in "The BIZ" already... Someone that has worked at a talent agency, a PR firm, a studio or a production company, etc. Someone who is already somewhat familiar dealing with high pressure situations/ people in the business. You need to have excellent secretarial skills, be very organized, efficient, and good at problem solving and scheduling because you will be working with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. A cool head and a dog person is a big plus!

Salary is negotiable depending upon experience.

TO SUBMIT: email a cover letter and resume to:
mavrock1@aol.com


CASTING: SHORT FILM "SALSA LESSONS"

Lucky Duck Entertainment is casting "Salsa Lessons".
Directed by Patrick Cristopher Perez.
Produced by Cristina Nava
Written by Cristina Nava

Synopsis: While teaching her 7 year old daughter to make salsa, a young Latina mother reveals a hilarious family secret.

CAST:

CRISTY / Lead / Female / Hispanic / 6-9
Cristy gets a lesson in Salsa making from her mother. Onions make her eyes water, and her mom's story makes her laugh. She is a good listener and laughs easily.
Wardrobe: CASUAL
Rate: copy, credit, meals

Grandma Meche/ Lead / Female / Hispanic / 45-55
A kind maternal woman who knows how to grind a molcajete and roast chilis on an open flame. Spanish accent preferred but not necessary.
Wardrobe: glasses, apron
Rate: copy, credit, meals

Audition dates: Aug. 28 & 29 from 4-7pm.

Location to be determined.

Please e-mail headshots to stockholm07@sbcglobal.net
with "Salsa Lessons Submission" in the subject.


CONTESTANTS FOR NEW GAMESHOW

Call for contestants! Win cash and trips!

We are casting for a new syndicated game show titled "Merv Griffin's Crosswords" by the creator of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune!

We are looking for people who are fun, outgoing, and have a knack for crossword puzzles!

Prospective contestants must:
* Be over the age of 18
* Have not appeared on a reality or game show in the past 6 months
* Not know an employee of "Merv Griffin's Crosswords", William Morris Agency, Program Partners or Merv Griffin Entertainment

TO SET UP AN AUDITION: email us with a few sentences about why you would be a great contestant to: Iwanttobeacontestant@letsdocrosswords.com


CASTING: SHORT FILM

La Primera Vez En Tres Años
Non-Union Short- Copy, Meals & Credit
Writer/Director : Adalberto Lujan
Start Date: Mid to late September 07
Location: LA

Seeking:

(Marcos Salas) Latino Male 28-35 yrs. Charming, Characsmatic, Passionate with emotional range. Fluent in Spanish- Neautral-Spanish Accent. Lead

(Susan Salas) latina Female 25-30 yrs.Attractive, Energetic,Toned Body with emotional range.Fluent in Spanish- Neutral-Spanish Aceent. Lead

Story Line: The Story of the perfect couple and how they manage there inperfections.

Adalberto Lujan's previous short 2 + 2 =5 =1 appeared in varous Film Festivals around the country and Canada

Send Picture and Resume to:
Adlaberto Lujan/La Primera Vez En Tres Años
c/o Frida Kahlo Theater
2332 W. Fourth St Los Angeles, Ca 90057


ACTION SCREENPLAYS

Richard Brandes Films Inc. (male action)

We are looking for high octane male oriented action stories in the vein of Die Hard, 16 Blocks, Walking Tall, Billy Jack, The Marine, etc. Stories with strong, no nonsense, silent but deadly type male hero lead(s) who have to over come insurmountable odds and battle tough, ruthless bad guy(s).

Budget will not exceed 20 million. WG and non-WG are welcome.

Please do not submit unless your script exactly matches these criteria.

Credits for our company include: 'Penny Dreadful,' 'Out for Blood,' 'Watchtower,' Teacher's Pet and more.

TO SUBMIT:
1. Please go to www.InkTippro.com/leads
2. Enter your email address (you will be signing up for InkTip's newsletter - FREE!)
3. Copy/Paste this code: 992d59sxcn
4. You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only, and you will be contacted to submit the full script only if there is interest from the production company.


WEB DESIGNER IN L.A.

Cinético Productions, an L.A based Production Company searching for a
web designer to re-design our currently working web page (www.cineticoproductions.com).

The job entitles the following:
-Evaluating current design/functionality of the web and presenting design/navigation improvements.
- Updating & adding windows to incorporate new contents.
- Increasing affluence.

This position is open to a long term relationship. The Company is moving to pre-production and needs the website to be constantly updated to function as a dynamic marketing tool.

Pay to be determinded.

Please, send resume or link to Miguel Angel Caballero at:
Miguel@CineticoProductions.com

 

 

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