August 30, 2007


Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced the appointment of Patricia Boero as LPB’s new Executive Director. Boero brings decades of high-level expertise in the intersecting fields of philanthropy, filmmaking and socially responsible business. She was Director of the Sundance Institute’s International Program, and Senior Program Officer at the MacArthur Foundation where she managed media programs, including funding for major public radio and television series. She directed Hispanics in Philanthropy’s Transnational Program, and was Senior Manager for Global Public Affairs at the Levi Strauss Foundation. Most recently, Boero was Director for International Corporate Social Responsibility at the Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, in charge of CSR projects in 37 global markets. She studied film in Sydney, Australia, where she directed documentaries for Film Australia and the public TV station SBS. She has been a correspondent for the BBC’s World Service and field producer for CNN. She was a founding member of LPB’s Board of Directors, 1998-2006.

Boero takes the reins from Luca Bentivoglio, LPB’s previous Executive Director. Patricia joins LPB on September 4, 2007.

Luis Ortiz, who has been overseeing LPB’s activities in the interim, has been promoted to Managing Director.

Edward James Olmos, Chair of the Latino Public Broadcasting Board of Directors, remarked:
“Patricia has a demonstrated ability to lead media organizations and projects. Her rapport with filmmakers and her proven commitment to advancing greater Latino participation in media have defined her leadership style, focused on collaboration and innovation. It will help bring LPB to a new level, given Latinos’ growing presence and influence in the U.S.”

“I am honored to have been selected for this job, and I look forward to working with the LPB team and the many talented filmmakers in our community to continue advancing LPB’s mission of bringing the voices, vision and stories of Latinos and Latinas to public media,” said Patricia Boero.

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

Meet Face-to-Face with Over 30 Leading Local and National Employers!

Exhibit Hours : 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Career Workshops : 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Career Help Center : 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Receive FREE career advice and résumé critiques!

Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel
5855 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles , CA 90045

Pre-register here! Complimentary admission

Talk One-on-One with Representatives from Major Employers!
Alcoa Fastening Systems
Allstate Insurance
Aon Corporation
The Boeing Company
BP America
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Citi Smith Barney
Comptroller of the Currency - U.S. Department of Treasury
Epson America, Inc.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Hispanic Network Magazine
New York Life Insurance
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Sara Lee
Solar Turbines Incorporated - A
Caterpillar Company
State Farm Insurance
Time Warner
Time Warner Cable
Toyota - Motor Sales,
U.S.A. , Inc.
Tribune Company
U.S. Department of State
Vibes Media
Warner Brothers
And more to come!

Learn what it takes to land your DREAM JOB at our Career Workshops:

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. "Latinization - Harnessing Latino Values for Marketers and Employees"
Presented by: Cristina Benitez, President - Lazos Latinos
This session will show marketers how to use Latinization for culturally relevant communication and inform employees on how to use Latinization as a competitive advantage in the workforce.

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. "Networking Tools"
Presented by: Seth Sherwood, Executive Director - Family Reading Inc.
This interactive workshop focuses on why networking is essential to achieving your personal goals.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. "Financial Choices that Matter Most"
Presented by: Jason Miller, Manager of Agency Training - Prudential
This workshop addresses the financial issues that clients need to be aware of and educates on the available options they should consider.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. "Employee Network Groups"
Presented by: HACE
This session is a facilitated discussion on the value and functional structures of Employee Network Groups. Come share your experiences and network with others!

For the latest event information, please visit or call 312.435.0498

Business attire and résumés are required.


September 7th - 9th, 2007
Universal Studios City Walk
Universal City, CA 91608

Screenings, Readings, Seminars, and more -
Moondance has a little something for everyone!

7:00pm - Midnight, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The Festival showcases feature and short films by independent artists and raises money for the Columbine Fund which helps writers and filmmakers to create stories and to produce films that promote peace & understanding, whether personal, local, national or international.

The festival will feature 11 world premieres and several US premiere films. A total of 159 films will be screened, including 19 feature films, 27 documentaries, and 113 short films, as well as a "Best of Moondance" retrospective series of films.

Friday Featured Film: HUNGER, Drama, USA
Saturday Featured Film: STEEL TOES, Drama, USA
Sunday Featured Film: STIILIPIDU (SHOP OF DREAMS), Drama/Comedy, Estonia

See a complete list of films, schedules and synopses at:


Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Accepting Visiting Senior Fellowship Program Applications

Deadline: September 21, 2007

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art ( ) announces its program for Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside in Washington, D.C., and to participate in the activities of the center throughout the fellowship period.

Applications will be considered for research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period. Applications are also solicited from scholars in other discipl- ines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of visual form.

Visiting senior fellowships are intended for those who have held the Ph.D. for five years or more or who possess an equivalent record of professional accomplishment at the time of application. Visiting senior fellowships are awarded without regard to the age or nationality of applicants.

The center awards up to twelve short-term (up to 60 days) Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships. Visiting senior fellows receive stipends that include round-trip travel and local expenses. Stipends for two-month fellowships range from $6,000 to $8,000, depending on relocation require- ments. Visiting senior fellows may be eligible for a $1,500-per- month housing allowance.

The center will consider appointment of associates who have obtained awards for full-time research from granting institutions other than their home institutions and would like to be affili- ated with the center. Appointments to associate status will be considered for periods of up to 60 days.

The center is accepting applications for fellowships and associ- ate appointments for the period March 1 to August 31, 2008

Visit the NGA Web site for complete program guidelines.

RFP Link:



Get your iPods and MP3 readers ready. Next Thursday September 6, in the 6pm to 7pm space, Visionary and Technologist Philip Hodgetts, a veteran of more than 30 years in production will be sharing that vision on Creative Planet's Digital Production BuZZ in a candid conversation with one of the most original filmmakers working today, the multifaceted Joaquin Gil, discussing the creation of his Sci-Fi, all-digital, partly animated sci-fi feature film “The Outsider”, starring Catie Boles.

Humans and Outsiders are evenly matched in the Space War, which will destroy both and this region of the galaxy with it. The Gardener intevenes: A champion is elected from each fleet and a contest to death set between them.

Their champion is a fully armed cyborg.
Our champion is a weaponless, pregnant, woman.

Visit the movie's webpage here.

Gil crafted the whole film by himself, wearing all the technical and artistic hats behind the camera: “In another era I would have used different resources, perhaps very simple drawn animation to mix with
photography.” says Gil. “The whole point is to tell a story. The method used is effective at this budget point and allows the whole piece to be done by a single artist with a decent production quality. Of course I have a great cast, and that makes all he difference.”

Thursday September 6, Digital Production Buzz, 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Listen Online Here



Aug. 29, 2007 - (indieWIRE) - Andrew Herwitz of The Film Sales Company announced that his company has acquired English language remake rights to Jorge Gaggero's "Live-In Maid." Rodrigo Garcia attached to write and direct the film, marking the first production for Herwitz' five year old company, which is currently handling distribution of the Spanish-language film. Production is expected to begin next year. FULL STORY HERE


Aug. 30, 2007 - ( - THINKFilm takes rights excluding Latin America and Italy to Toronto Masters selection starring Gael Garcia Bernal. FULL STORY HERE (subscription required)


Aug. 28, 2007 - (Backstage) - An upcoming two-day film festival will screen and celebrate Latino cinema outdoors in one of New York City's most vibrant and multicultural neighborhoods, the historic Lower East Side. The Loisaida Cortos Latino Film Festival, now in its sixth year, showcases works from emerging and established artists working in visual media in outdoor settings with the goal of raising community interest and awareness in preserving these precious "metropolitan oases," which are in danger of being shut down due to increasing real estate prices. FULL STORY HERE



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.


· Managing, overseeing and maintaining all technical/broadcast standards and delivery elements for all original programming while supervising production staff.
· Previous experience supervising staff schedules.
· Oversee and assisting with show input/outputs to multi-form and QC while maintaining delivery schedules required.
· Oversees, and maintains the technical/broadcast standards & delivery elements for all original programming while supervising the machine room staff including standard and high def.
· Expected to interface with Editors, Audio Mixers and other production staff in order to organize and coordinate on-time delivery elements.
· Expert knowledge of FCP and professional A/V & FCP troubleshooting skills as well as additional software knowledge and installation skills, networking skills, server media management with individual cut/projects.
· Must have a “can do” attitude and help to assist with the overall needs of the Production Team.
· Knowledge of the Latino culture helpful.

· Extensive experience with various editing software including Final Cut Pro Studio package (FCP, Motion, Live, DVD Studio Pro, and Compressor).
· Previous supervisory experience is mandatory.
· A Bachelors degree
· A minimum of 5-7 years editing experience necessary.
· Must be able to multi-task under extreme pressure and tight deadlines.
· Ability to work various shifts including night needed.
· Exceptional communication and leadership skills are required.
· Seeking an energetic and reliable candidate with the strong need to achieve excellence.
· Must have the ability to solve hardware and software related problems including the installation of such.
· Must have the ability to train staff of typical technical processes found in post production such as reading scopes and properly learning and using software (s).
· HD exp preferred
· Knowledge of the Latino culture helpful.

Qualified candidates are asked forward their resume AND salary history to .



Experienced Entertainment Segment Producer needed asap for national bilingual Latino tv network in Los Angeles . Must have experience in the following:
- Pitching publicists
- Field production experience
- Interviewing A List celebrities on the red carpet and at junkets
- Working with editor on graphic intensive segments
- Directing talent in the field

Position is full time freelance. Pay based on experience.

TO APPLY: email a cover letter and resume to:


Female / must appear 28-35 / all ethnicities / attractive
Seeking a female vocalist with a pop sound to play the role of a very attractive young mom who is pursuing her music career for a pilot presentation.

The rate will be $250 for a half day shoot towards the end of next week.

Submission Deadline is Tuesday, September 4th at 5pm.

TO SUBMIT: email two pictures, a brief bio/resume, and all contact info to:


Teenagers! Come and audition for "OUR FUTURE" - NEW YORK CITY. A Panel of 12 Teens gather once a week to read the news and discuss their personal impressions on local and world affairs in relation to their lives.

We are casting 12 teenagers (6 girls & 6 boys of all ethnicities, cultures and religions) between the ages of 14 and 18, to begin filming on September 22nd, for 7 consecutive Saturdays from 3 to 6: pm. There is no pay but it is a great project to be involved in, and with
guaranteed exposure.

Your audition will consist of; reading an article from a current weekly newspaper and afterwards discussing your most personal and honest thoughts pertaining.

Auditions will be held September 8th, 9th and 10th in New York City.
Please call for an appointment email:




Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
9513 Longden Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780


1323 Lincoln Blvd., #220
Santa Monica, CA 90401



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