July 19, 2007


Set for July 28th, this year’s Imagen Awards ceremony marks the Imagen Foundation’s historic move to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. NALIP would like to extend its congratulations to the Imagen Foundation and to all of the nominees for the 2007 Imagen Awards.

In particular NALIP would like to send special wishes to NALIP Mentor Nancy de los Santos (LALO GUERRERO: THE ORIGINAL CHICANO), NALIP Mentor Hector Galan and Board Member Evy Ledesma Galan (LOS LONELY BOYS), Gala honorees Jose Tamez and Salma Hayek (“Ugly Betty”), LPA fellow Emily Rios (QUINCEANERA), NALIP Mentor Ligiah Villalobos (“Go, Diego, Go!”), Conference 7 entertainer Maria Costa ( “Macho Men and the Women Who Love Them”), NALIP Member Miguel Ferrer (“Crossing Jordan”) and NALIP membership coordinator Daniel Eduvijes Carrera (PRIMERA COMUNION). Congratulations on your nominations!

The Imagen Awards was established in 1985 to encourage and recognize the positive portrayal of Latinos in all media and to increase Latino representation at all levels in entertainment.

The Imagen Awards Ceremony, attended by A-list stars and top entertainment industry executives, is recognized by the Latino community as the pioneer for accessing and developing all levels of talent and excellence. Awards are given in 19 categories.

For a complete listing of nominees or for ticket purchase information (discounted tickets for NALIP members!) please visit www.imagen.org.


2007 PITCHATHON Call-For-Participants/Submissions - Deadline: Friday, July 20, 2007
Presented in partnership with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers

The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) is now accepting submissions from viable participants for the 2007 PITCHATHON (formerly known as the Latino Pitch Pit), a forum for fine-tuning your creative pitches to industry executives. Composed of seasoned industry insiders from the directorial, production, development, casting and legal sectors, this panel will provide invaluable insights on how to successfully pitch your idea, film, or completed script's concept, as well as how to avoid common industry pitfalls. The panel will take place on Wednesday July 25, 2007 as part of the festival. Check NYILFF's website for location and time -- http://www.nylatinofilm.com


7-10 participants will be pre-screened and selected to pitch their project concepts and/or scripts ideas to a panel of buyers and development executives. Each participant will have 5-7 minutes to pitch his/her ideas. Two pitches will be selected to win, one by a panel of professionals, the second via a from the festival audience members in attendance. Whether you are selected to pitch or just stop by the panel to take in the wealth of information offered, you don't want to to miss this event.


Please include the following items as text in both the body of the e-mail and attached as an MS Word document or PDF file (as safety) ONLY ONE PROJECT SUBMISSION PER PARTICIPANT. NO EXCEPTIONS --

* Short synopsis of your pitch, including a concise outline of the project, or script’s premise,
* The hook and essential beats of the story,
* Thumbnail sketches (descriptions) of the PRINCIPAL characters ONLY,
* Genre,
* Likely target audience, and
* Anticipated budget level.

Your submission should not be longer than two (2) pages max. Do NOT submit complete scripts and/or treatments.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, July 20, 2007 *****


All participants will be notified via e-mail whether they have been selected to participate no later than Sunday, July 22, 2007.


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 ( http://www.nga.gov/resources/casva.shtm ) 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:


The 1st Annual Orlando Hispanic Film Festival (OHFF) comes to the heart of Orlando, Florida on Oct. 12th – Oct. 14th, 2007.

OHFF continues accepting submissions for feature films, shorts and documentaries until August 15th. To qualify for awards, the production team: the Writer, Director, Producer, Actor, or Cinematographer must be of Hispanic descent or the project must have a Hispanic theme.

For more information please go to: www.ohfilmfestival.com

For more information call (321) 274-1570 or through email: info@ohfilmfestival.com



Selected from a competitive pool of filmmakers in a commercial agency opportunity offered by the New York International Latino Film Festival, three NALIP members were selected to produce, write and direct a commercial/minifilm for sponsor Banco Popular to screen before all films at the NYILFF. The film was written and directed by NALIP Member, LPA and LWL Fellow Cristina Ibarra, Produced by NALIP Member, LPA and LWL fellow Sonia Malfa, and edited by former NALIP Board Member Sonia Gonzalez.


To view the mini film please visit this webpage.


HBO and the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) has announced Hispaniola, a screenplay by Freddy Vargas, as the winner of the 4th Annual HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition. Vargas will receive a $15,000 grant from HBO to produce and direct a short film based on his original script. The competition, created

in 2004, seeks to foster films by Latino filmmakers and/or about the Latino experience. "We're immensely proud of the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition and what our partnership with the festival has been able do for new filmmakers," said Lucinda Martinez-Desir, vice president, Market Development at HBO. "Our combined efforts have helped to call attention to the universality of Latino cultural entertainment."

For further information about the NYILFF, please visit www.nylatinofilm.com


Nearly all accomplished and successful filmmakers can claim they benefited from having a mentor. Some claim it's a major key to success. Hollywood director-writer Jon Keeyes is no exception. He was motivated by none other than NALIP member and fellow director Robert Rodriguez. As he observed Rodriguez in action, Keeyes claims that he "was an inspiration through his interactions with cast and crew".

To Keeyes, "pay it forward" is more than just a movie title, it's a process that he believes in. Now Keeyes is paying it forward to NALIP member, actor, writer and filmmaker Sandy Crista Baumann. Baumann met Keeyes at an Indie Club monthly meeting. She asked him to read her short and provide feedback. Not only did he generously offer his expertise, he agreed to direct!

"I never dreamed that someone of his caliber, talent and major success would have time to direct my short", Baumann stated. "I'm really blessed to have him mentoring me."

Raised in Hollywood, Keeyes began his career as an entertainment journalist and has published more than 150 movie related articles and interviews.

His directing debut of the psychological thriller American Nightmare was widely acclaimed and compared to a cult classic. "One of the best American slasher films since Scream." FLIPSIDE MOVIE EMPORIUM

His action film Living and Dying starring Michael Madsen, Edward Furlong and Arnold Vosloo released through Warner Brothers and is theatrically playing overseas.

His latest Fall Down Dead starring Udo Kier and Keith Carradine begins its overseas run on July 20th.


Tune in to HBO'S FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, August 5TH, to catch NALIP member, Adrian Martinez in a guest-starring role.

Adrian was also selected in this years NALIP writer's lab.

Visit Adrian's Now Casting and IMDB pages for more information.



Jul. 18, 2007 - NORTH HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - The new drama "Heroes" and comedies "Ugly Betty" and "30 Rock" broke through into the traditionally veteran-dominated best series categories at the 59th annual Primetime Emmys, announced Thursday morning in North Hollywood.

Last year, no new program earned a spot in the comedy or drama balloting. That result yielded plenty of grumbling about the selection process despite changes implemented specifically to bring an infusion of new blood into the awards. Instead, several nominees had already been canceled or concluded their network runs.

Beyond the newcomers, repeat nominees in drama -- almost certainly the Emmys' most competitive category -- include "Grey's Anatomy," "House" and "The Sopranos" (this year's most-nominated series, at 15), plus a first bid for ABC's "Boston Legal," perhaps the biggest surprise. Time ran out, meanwhile, on Fox's "24" -- left off the list despite its victory last year, as was the acclaimed new NBC series "Friday Night Lights." FULL STORY HERE



Dark Habits Productions:

Seeks energetic and organized producer(s) to assist Executive Producers of “So LA! With Sister Galina.” The show’s host is a fourth-wave feminist nun who has recently relocated to Los Angeles . It’s “Eye on LA” meets “Ali G.” As Sister Galina gallivants throughout the city, she explores everything it has to offer and shares it with her discerning viewers. She loves LA and she won’t apologize for it. The show’s goal is to give a satiric perspective on the world’s cultural capital and it will consist of live web-casting and pre-recorded material, including news, on-the-field segments and in-studio interviews.

The producer will help secure crew, equipment, locations, services, and permits, schedule interviews and auditions, etc. The ideal candidate is professional, motivated, somewhat experienced, a wheeler and dealer who makes things happen, brings a high degree of professionalism and creativity and is willing to work without pay at this stage of the production.

Check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuNRM9275x0

We also need:
COMPOSER to create music for opening credits
CAMERA OPERATORS with video camera equipment.

Please send your resume/bio/reel to darkhabits@dizzydentfilms.com


Fox Latin America Channels is seeking an individual as an application specialist with a minimum of 2 years of PeopleSoft and Hyperion administration experience and one additional year of PeopleSoft administration and/or development experience,Oracle v9.x-v10.x and SQL database environment. Requires strong knowledge of PeopleSoft Internet Architecture, PeopleTools, performance tuning and troubleshooting, and back-up and recovery of Oracle databases. PeopleSoft/Oracle experience in a Windows 2003 Enterprise server environment is preferred. Experience with PeopleSoft Portal, PeopleSoft Finance is preferred. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are required.

At least two years of experience hands-on development in Financial Systems
At least two years of experience hands-on PeopleSoft development using PeopleTools
At least two years of experience hands-on Hyperion development
Experience using PLSql
Experience maintaining systems in a PeopleSoft environment
Experience creating technical design documents
Experience using standard UML artifacts
At least two years of experience since 2003 providing Tier 3 help desk support for Oracle databases and PeopleSoft application servers
At least two years experience since as a PeopleSoft DBA
Installation, administration and troubleshooting experience on Oracle databases PeopleSoft application servers, PeopleSoft web servers and PeopleSoft reports servers.
Perform routine DBA activities, such as:
Data Uploads
Database Metrics
Database Installation and Configuration
Configuration of Oracle Instances on Server and Client machines
Installation of Oracle Tools
Installation of Patches
Performing upgrades
Managing and Maintaining Redo Log Files, Control Files, Multiplexing, Database connectivity, Listeners Maintenance, Privileges, Roles, Journals, etc
Backup and Recovery
Tuning, Memory Usage (e.g., SGA)
Providing overall Database environment optimization recommendations
Managing DB_Links, Schema Growth and Datafiles and others.
Document all aspects of the Technical Database environment
4-year degree preferred

Other Duties;
Develop and administer current and new financial and business system applications.
Provide tier 1 support for existing and new financial and business system applications

Fluency in Spanish is desired

We offer competitive salaries and a great benefits package. For consideration, please fax or e-mail resume with salary requirements and references to: flac.hr@fox.com - Human Resources Manager, Fox Latin American Channel, 1440 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Equal Opportunity Employer.


NEW DEADLINE: Advanced Screenwriting
Mondays, July 23-October 1
7:00-10:00 pm

Taught by James Dutcher, this course is geared toward students with a solid draft of a feature-length screenplay who'd like to complete a polished final draft.

To apply for the course, send a treatment of the script you want to develop plus a cover sheet with your name and contact information by Friday, July 20.

Mail or deliver your application to Film Independent Education Programming, ATTN: Documentary Workshop, 9911 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035.

When: Tuesdays, July 23-October 1, 7:00 pm
Where: Film Independent Meeting Room.
Price: $395 for Film Independent members and NALIP Members or $495 for non-members.
Reservations: Required via application process (see above).




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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