July 3, 2007

NALIP MEMBER WINS TARGET FILMMAKER AWARD AT THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL

Film Independent announced the winners of the Target Filmmaker Awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival’s Spirit of Independence event on Thursday, June 28. These awards included the Target Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature which went to Chris Eska for AUGUST EVENING. The award carries with it an unrestricted cash prize of $50,000 funded by Target. Congratulations Chris!

In AUGUST EVENING, Jaime is an undocumented worker, putting in long days on a chicken farm and sharing cramped quarters with his family. When tragedy disrupts his life, he and his widowed daughter-in-law Lupe reluctantly travel across Texas to seek help from Jaime’s estranged children. But even as the pair struggles to stay together, they slowly come to realize the inevitability of growing apart.

Congratulations also to the cast of AUGUST EVENING: Pedro Castaneda, Veronica Loren, Abel Becerra, Walter Perez, Sandra Rios and Cesar Flores for winning the Outstanding Performance Award presented at the festival’s closing night ceremonies.


NATPE OFFERS NALIP DISCOUNT FOR LATV FESTIVAL EVENTS

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Dear NALIP Members!

As a partner of the LATV Festival produced by NATPE, we are pleased to offer NALIP members a special rate of 25% off your registration to all of the LATV Festival events.
In order to take advantage of this special rate, simply enter the promo code at the checkout screen of the registration section of www.latvfest.net, and the reduced rate will be applied - Promo Code: NALI07

LATV Festival - Celebrating the art and commerce of video content in the TV production capital of the world.

LATVF expands the successful NATPE TV Producers’ Boot Camp, now entering its 5th year, and encompasses the NextGenTV Competition, digital showcases, screenings, sessions, workshops, panel discussions, networking events, pitch pit and much more, attracting both emerging and seasoned content creators as well as world-known LA-based organizations. This highly dynamic and information packed three-day festival, produced by NATPE, is designed to examine as well as showcase the work of LA’s outstanding TV producers and production community, including locations, studios, networks, and a consortium of organizations that comprise the thriving LA TV scene.

Opportunities Created / Opportunities Seized
Locations: House of Blues, The Highlands, Pacific Design Center, The Comedy Store
• A highly dynamic and information packed three-day festival
• Fifth Annual NATPE TV Producers’ Boot Camp and Pitch Pit
• NextGenTV Competition
• Sessions, workshops and panel discussions
• Digital showcases
• Screenings, networking events, late night parties
LATVF is where attendees will showcase and show off their content, learn from industry leaders, meet emerging and seasoned producers, bringing their careers up to date.



CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TRANSNATIONAL COMMUNITIES AWARDS

The Electronic Arts and Video Festival Transitio_mx
the US-Mexico Foundation for Culture and Fundacion BBVA Bancomer
open the call for submissions for the Transnational Communities Award

The Transnational Communities Award is open to artistic, cultural and social projects that creatively use the technologic and conceptual tools available in the web, broadening the channels of communitarian communication and interaction and giving rise to spaces online where practices and stories are shared. The purpose of this award is to foster the access to cultural goods and to the technologies involved in its production and distribution, to promote the diversity of expressions and to recognize the citizen participation of the Transnational Communities that link Mexico and the United States in a daily and permanent way.

The call for submissions is open to individuals, groups, associations, organizations and institutions from Mexico and the United States that develop artistic, cultural and social projects for which the Internet is both a sufficient and necessary condition of viewing, expressing and participating.

Among the fields of activity subsumed are: video (communitarian video, documental, videoart, videoclip, videomail, telenovelas/soap operas), net.art, citizen journalism, digital communities, online forums, weblogs social networks, online videogames , online artistic collaboration projects, electronic literature, digital narrative, online communitarian radio, podcasts, etc.

During the Festival, the winner will be awarded with USD 3,500.

For further information on the submission please visit www.transitiomx.net/concurso

Or refer directly to:
Mariana Delgado
Communication and Public Affairs Coordinator
US-Mexico Foundation for Culture, Inc.
Tel. (52 55) 55 35 67 35
E-mail mariana@contactocultural.org

 

El Festival Internacional de Artes Electrónicas y Video Transitio_mx
Fundación Cultural México-Estados Unidos de América y Fundación BBVA Bancomer
abren la convocatoria para el Premio Comunidades Transnacionales

El Premio Comunidades Transnacionales está dedicado a proyectos artísticos, culturales y sociales que utilicen de modo creativo las herramientas tecnológicas y conceptuales disponibles en red para ampliar los canales de comunicación e interacción comunitarias, dando lugar a espacios en línea en donde se comparten prácticas e historias. El objetivo de este premio es promover el acceso a los bienes culturales y a las tecnologías involucradas en su producción y distribución, animar la diversidad de expresiones y reconocer la participación ciudadana de las comunidades transnacionales que vinculan a México y los Estados Unidos de modo cotidiano y permanente

La convocatoria está abierta a individuos, grupos, asociaciones, organizaciones e instituciones de México y los Estados Unidos que desarrollen proyectos para los cuales el Internet es condición tanto suficiente como necesaria para ver, expresar y participar.

Se aceptarán propuestas que trabajen con video (video comunitario, documental, videoarte, videoclip, videocorreos, telenovelas, etc.), net.art, periodismo ciudadano, comunidades digitales, foros online, weblogs, social networks, videojuegos en red, proyectos del colaboración artística en línea, literatura electrónica, narrativa digital, radio comunitaria en línea, pod casts, entre otros.

Durante el Festival, el ganador recibirá un premio de $3,500 dólares americanos

Para mayor información acerca de la convocatoria, por favor visite la página www.transitiomx.net/concurso

O contacte directamente a:
Mariana Delgado
Coordinadora de Comunicación y Asuntos Públicos
Fundación Cultural México-Estados Unidos, A.C.
Tel. (52 55) 55 35 67 35
E-mail mariana@contactocultural.org

 

BONAMINO WINS AWARD AT HOUSTON WORLDFEST

Pipo Bonamino, long time NALIP member and LPA mentor, recently won a Gold Remi Award in the Music Video category at the

40th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.

His innovative editorial work was recognized for Jim Camacho’s “Houdini” music video at this prestigious film festival that receives international entries and selects the best work in the industry. In 2006, it has also screened at The Great Lakes Film Festival and was also awarded the Telly Award.

Houdini was directed by Emmy-nominee Steven Fischer and post produced at Right Cut Media Inc. based in Miami.

Steven Fischer (Director) released:

“I only recently met Pipo Bonamino in person... I’d never relinquished like this before, but I sent all the footage to him in Miami and let him have at it with his own gifted storytelling sensibilities. Pipo is a generous host, a friendly fellow to work with, and a strong storyteller.” (February 24, 2006)

To view the Houdini video please visit: www.myspace.com/pipobonamino


"TOMOKO'S KITCHEN" WINS AT EMERGING FILMMAKERS FEST

Shawna Baca's film "Tomoko's Kitchen" won the Audience Choice Award at the Emerging Filmmakers Short Film Festival July 1, 2007.

When an apartment building’s security doors malfunction, a group of disparate residents discover how oven-fresh cinnamon rolls can change destinies. The film stars Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson, David L. (Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley) Lander, and Maria Costa.

It screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner and will be screening at the Hollyshorts Film Festival Aug 10-12 at Cinespace and the Moondance Film Festival Sept. 7-9th at the Universal City Walk.

For more information regarding "Tomoko's Kitchen," please log onto www.tomokoskitchen.com

 

CAMERON DIAZ TO STAR IN "THE BOX"

Jun. 29, 2007 - (Variety) - Media Rights Capital has set Cameron Diaz to star in "The Box," a horror film to be directed by "Donnie Darko" helmer Richard Kelly. Kelly wrote the script based on Richard Matheson short story "Button, Button." Production will begin in the fall on the pic, which will aim for a PG-13 rating. Diaz will play a young woman given a mysterious box by a stranger. She's told that certain things will happen depending on which buttons she presses. Media Rights Capital is committed to bankrolling the entire $30 million-plus budget, as it did with "Babel" and will with Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno." FULL STORY HERE

 

COORDINATING PRODUCER FOR "IN THE LIFE"

In The Life Media seeks a dynamic, energetic person to work with our Executive Producer to create the monthly show IN THE LIFE. The Coordinating Producer is responsible for managing freelance segment producers by keeping them on deadline and budget.

Description
* Coordinate freelance producers by:
* Helping to develop content and story
* Structuring costs and overseeing budget constraints
* Developing collaborative relationships between freelance editors, producers and crew.
* Providing guidance during production and post production
* Produce monthly segments as needed.
* Help develop story ideas and write scripts for talent.
* Work with the Executive Producer to develop show ideas and to expand broadcast and web content.
* Work with Production Coordinator and Post Production Supervisor and staff to meet PBS deadlines.

Qualifications
* Minimum 3 years experience in documentary, news or television producing.
* Ability to work quickly and independently in a non-profit environment.
* Outstanding problem solving skills
* Knowledge of Final Cut Pro, After Effects and similar programs preferred
* Excellent time/project management skills
* Knowledge of LGBT communities and issues
* Experience with Mac, MS Office

Salary range
$40,000 - $55,000

Region
NYC

How to Apply:
Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to jobs@inthelifetv.org. Please reference the title "Coordinating Producer" in the subject line. *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

In The Life Media is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

About In The Life Media
Since 1992, In The Life Media has produced In the Life, an LGBT focused tv newsmagazine. Original episodes air monthly on 246 public television stations across the country, encore presentations air daily on Logo, and recent episodes are available via pod cast and video stream at inthelifetv.org. Through public television alone, In the Life brings the real faces and issues of the LGBT communities into more than 70 million U.S. households reaching the broadest spectrum of viewers. In The Life Media Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3, member-supported educational corporation.


WEB & DIGITAL MEDIA OFFICER FOR IN THE LIFE MEDIA

In The Life Media seeks a dynamic person to lead our organization’s Internet and digital media efforts. We are in the process of launching a newly designed website and this position will be key in growing our presence on the web and building our viewer and membership base through an array of online campaigns and activities.

Description
* Maintain all aspects of the In The Life Media website including:

* Updating text
* Uploading of new content (video, photos, new event pages)
* Data retrieval and organization for Development purposes (i.e. Mailing lists)
* Building new components in an ongoing effort to improve the site
* Encoding video content for web using Sorenson Squeeze
* Build and manage, web pages using HTML, CSS, and XML
* Use and troubleshoot CGI scripts
* Develop collaborative relationships with organizations to expand our presence on the web.
* Manage e-blasts and e-appeal campaigns for Production and Development, including:
o Monthly program alerts and airdate alerts
o Online fundraising campaigns and donation pages
o Landing pages for special events and major gift cultivation parties.
o Bi-monthly major donor e-newsletter

Qualifications
* 2 years experience website maintanence
* Experience managing online video content
* Ability to work quickly and independently
* Outstanding problem solving skills
* Excellent time/project management skills
* Knowledge of LGBT communities and issues
* Experience with Mac, MS Office
* Proficient in Dreamweaver, Flash, and Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, In-design, Illustrator)
* Experience with Podcasting and RSS
* Ability to troubleshoot all web related problems, and to communicate
* technical issues with our service provider and site designers

How to Apply:
Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to jobs@inthelifetv.org. Please reference the title "Web Officer" in the subject line. *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

In The Life Media is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

About In The Life Media
Since 1992, In The Life Media has produced In the Life, an LGBT focused television newsmagazine. Original episodes air monthly on 246 public tv stations across the country, encore presentations air daily on Logo, and recent episodes are available via pod cast and video stream at inthelifetv.org. Through public tv alone, ITL brings the real faces and issues of the LGBT communities into more than 70 million U.S. households. In The Life Media Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3, member-supported educational corporation.


VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTION AT SiTV

Responsibilities:· Work with SiTV Programming to understand programming strategy, vision and creative standards to assure proper execution of SiTV productions
· Develop, allocate, approve, oversee and manage Budgets for all Original Production
· Work with finance to deliver on budget
· Help create departmental budgets and strategic plans.
· Hire Creative Personnel: Producers, Talent, Editors, Etc.
· Supervise Scripts and production of all shows
· View shows and give multiple rounds of specific edit notes
· Responsible for final delivery of all shows per Programming standards
· Guide and set agendas for multiple direct reports: Director of Post, Executive in Charge of Production/Prod Manager/Show Producers
· Set departmental goals and objectives while managing creative and personnel issues for staff and freelance employees
· Provide insightful and consistent creative direction in a myriad of small and large decisions from set design to music choices, from wardrobe to graphics
· Establish, maintain, and enhance creative relationships with producers and other creative personnel.
· Establish and create departmental systems to enhance production management and increase company-wide integration into the production process.
· Approve all scripts, shoots, concepts and final edits of every SiTV original production.
· Prepare and deliver weekly status updates to inform management team
· Oversee production’s ongoing service to other SiTV departments whether it be dubs, clips, studio space, talent needs.
· Facilitate personal and professional skill development and growth among the production team, while building employee loyalty and a unified production team

Requirements:
· A minimum of 7-10 yrs experience producing and supervising reality programming and other forms of non-fiction programs such as talk, magazine, game etc.
· Must have television network experience – ideally from a youth oriented network.
· Must have a detailed knowledge of budgets and production planning.
· Expert understanding of producing for multi-platform media applications.

Qualified candidates are asked for forward their resume and salary history to jobs@sitv.com

EOE


AFFILIATE MARKETING MANAGER FOR SiTV

GENERAL PURPOSE
Si TV is seeking an experienced affiliate marketing manager responsible for working directly with the marketing and affiliate sales teams in the management, marketing and execution of highly visible and quantifiable promotions and events. The position requires a professional with previous cable network and/or cable system experience and a strong understanding of multi-platform and event promotions. This person will be responsible for collaborating and managing campaigns in conjunction with Si TV cable affiliate partners as well as working on sales materials, B2B correspondences, trade shows and acting as a liaison between the affiliate sales department and marketing department. The right individual for this position will be a disciplined and creative self-starter who can work under pressure and maintain a positive flow of communication.

RESPONSIBILITIES
* Conception and Management of affiliate promotions
* Oversight of Monthly Affiliate Newsletters
* Working directly with Creative Service group on Si TV Sales Materials – print and video
* Development of affiliate sales presentation(s)
* Working on developing partnerships with 3rd party vendors to help expand the value proposition Si TV can offer affiliates
* Work with Research group to analyze effectiveness and ROI of Si TV affiliate marketing campaigns and initiatives
* Involvement in Si TV Public Affairs initiative(s)
* Communicate Si TV Marketing Vision on Sales Calls
* Interface with Si TV Programming, Digital Media, Legal and Finance groups
* Travel – 25%

QUALIFICATIONS
* Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration or related field
* Candidate should have at least 5 years professional marketing experience, with at least 3 of those occurring at a Cable Network or Cable System
* Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, self-starter
* Project management experience
* Experience working on events and promotional campaigns
* Ability to manage via teamwork and collaboration, both internally and externally
* Knowledge of new media (online, wireless, et al) a plus
* Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and meet deadlines
* Goal-Oriented with a strong sense of commitment
* Strategic thinker
* Skill in all MS Office applications with an emphasis on Power Point and Project a plus

Qualified candidates are asked to forward their resume AND salary history to jobs@sitv.com

EOE


DIRECTOR OF FINANCE FOR SiTV

Job Summary:
This role is responsible for managing and directing SiTV’s accounting, and operational analysis function. This role functions as an advisor and sounding board to the CFO in related matters and works closely and proactively with all department heads. We seek a superb communicator who is organized and dynamic.

Responsibilities:
* Establishes and maintains the organization’s accounting principles, practices, procedures, and initiatives.
* Prepares financial reports and presents findings and recommendations to the CFO, and shows expertise in a variety of accounting, financial operational concepts, practices and procedures.
* Works with department heads in analyzing the performance of each department in the company, providing insights into opportunities for performance improvement.
* Identifies and facilitates process improvements across the entire organization.

Job Qualifications:
* Minimum of 3-4 years of “Big 4” and strong recent GAAP experience required.
* Must possess effective communication skills, in both written and verbal form, and be able to effectively interact with all levels of the organization.
* Will manage effectively though a fluctuating workload and deadline pressure.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting and CPA required

Qualified candidates are asked to forward their resume and salary history to jobs@sitv.com

EOE


COMMERCIAL TALENT AGENT AT DDO ARTISTS AGENCY

Seeking established commercial talent agent.

DDO Artists Agency is seeking a commercial talent agent to work in conjunction with our 3 other existing agents. We have been a reputable agency for over 20 years.

Ideal person is motivated, established, and thrives in a team atmosphere. Minimum of 2 years experience as a commercial agent a MUST.

Salary plus commission.

TO APPLY: please email resume and a brief cover letter to Abby Girvin at:
abby@ddoagency.com


WEB DESIGNER FOR INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION COMPANY

Migrant Film Works is looking for an affordable web designer to help construct web site and help maintain it.

Please contact Cristina Nava at stockholm07@sbcglobal.net


CASTING: SHORT FILM

8 minute short about a young boy, born to an immigrant family during their illegal crossing of the U.S./Mexico border, who grows to learn his people's struggle in the land of opportunity and is destined to assist the hands of fate and change.

English/Spanish speakers needed
"Young Diego", A very kind and curious boy; Male, 8-10yrs, Latin/Hispanic

"Lupe", Diego's mother, pleasant and nurturing; Female, 18-29, Latin/Hispanic

"Juan", Diego's father, hardworking,confident; Male, 18-29, Latin/Hispanic

"Adult Diego", young immigrant, humble and hardworking; Male, 18-25;Latin/Hispan

"Don Sergio", Grocery store owner,generous, wise and kind; Male, 36-45;Latin/Hi

"Jose", young immigrant man, strong, noble, kind; Male, 18-25; Latin/Hispanic

"Ana", young immigrant woman, Jose's wife; Female, 18-25; Latin/Hispanic

Non-speaking roles:

4 rough looking hispanic men(24-34) who can play the role of street workers "Jornalero"

2 athletic looking men(24-34) who can play the role of an immigration officer. Any ethnicity
Submit picture and resume. Student film. no pay.
Copy of reel, meal, credits, and exposure in film festivals.

Casting for student film will be at California State University Dominguez Hills in Carson.

E-mail us your headshot and resume at manyoing@gmail.com, mondaychilds@yahoo.com, chunsajang78@hotmail.com for consideration.

 

 

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