July 24, 2007

NALIP / NYILFF PITCHATHON AND RECEPTION (NYC)

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers &
New York International Latino Film Festival

PRESENT

Pitchathon 2007

Panel
@ 3:00 PM
Admission: $5
Reception to follow

DATE: Wednesday, July 25, 2007

PLACE: Tinker Auditorium (Inside The Florence Gould Hall)
55 East 59th Street (Between Park & Madison Avenues)

5-7 People will pitch their stories.
Come and gain
Valuable insight into the art of the pitch provided by:

* Joshua A. Green, Vice President, Distribution, Emerging Pictures
* Mike Sargent, Director/Writer
* Tracey Moore-Marable, Acting Coach
* Mellicent Dyane, Casting Agent, Dyane Foster Film & Casting
* Fernando Ramirez, Entertainment Attorney

RECEPTION
Wine & Beverages · Food
Meet NALIP Members · Share pitch success stories


CALL FOR ENTRIES: BOYLE HEIGHTS LATINA INDEPENDENT FILM EXTRAVAGANZA

In a summer full of box office trilogies, a certain third installment has yet to be mentioned…

BHLIFE 2007

The Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza is back for its third year!

Founder Josefina Lopez and CASA 0101 are proud to announce the return of BHLIFE taking place on December 7th – 9th.

BHLIFE is a festival that features the creative work of Latina film directors from all across the country. An event dedicated to the ongoing effort to present the complexities of our community and the women within it, and break away from the historically negative and stereotypical images of Latin@s in film through the creative work of Latinas in front and behind the lens.

Join us by… submitting your Latina directed films, volunteering/promoting our events, making monetary & in-kind donations, and/or attending our festival/fundraisers.

**Keep reading for submission info***

LATINA FILMMAKERS, SUBMIT YOUR FILM TODAY!

~BHLIFE 2007~
Celebrating Latina Voices and Cinematic Visions.
December 7 – 9, 2007

Submissions of films are being accepted in the following categories:
• Features
• Shorts
• Documentaries (any length)
• Experimental/New Frontier
• Erotica
• Youth Media

Submission deadlines:
Youth Media category ONLY - October 5, 2007
All other categories - September 7, 2007 (postmarked)

There is no submission fee.
Submitted films must have been directed by a Latina.
Films must be submitted in 1/2 inch VHS tapes or DVD format.

Submissions should include:
- Fifty word biography and photo of the director
- Fifty word synopsis and photo still of the film
- and contact information.

Films submitted will not be returned.

Please send film submissions to:
BHLIFE/CASA 0101
P.O. Box 33363
Los Angeles, CA 90033

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More festival info at:
bhlife.org
myspace.com/bhlifefestival
Direct questions to:
bhlifefestival@yahoo.com
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: MIAMI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008

Cash Prizes Awarded in Four Competition Categories
$25,000 Knight Grand Jury Prizes Awarded for Dramatic and Documentary Categories

Early Submissions: July 16 – August 31, 2007
Final Submissions: September 1 – November 7, 2007
Click here for Call for Entries submission form

25th Anniversary - 2008

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) is the gateway for International and Ibero-American film. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2008, MIFF plays a leading role in maintaining and further enriching film culture in South Florida. Miami’s unique geographical and cultural position has made MIFF a premiere venue for showcasing film and fostering film business throughout the year. Cash awards are given in four competition categories: World Features, Ibero-American Features, World & Ibero-American Documentaries, and Short Films. Knight Grand Jury prizes of $25,000 are awarded in dramatic and documentary competitions. Save-the-date: February 28-March 9, 2008.

ENTRY FEE
Early submissions (July 16 – August 31, 2007): Features $30; Shorts $15.
Final submissions (September 1 – November 7, 2007): Features $40; Shorts $20.

FILM CATEGORIES

Competition Categories
* DRAMATIC FEATURES – WORLD CINEMA COMPETITION – (70 minutes or longer) (open to up to fourth-time feature film directors)
* DRAMATIC FEATURES – IBERO-AMERICAN CINEMA COMPETITION – (70 minutes or longer) (open to first-time and second-time feature film directors)
* DOCUMENTARY FEATURES – WORLD & IBERO-AMERICAN CINEMA COMPETITION – (50 minutes or longer)
* SHORT FILMS – (20 minutes or shorter) Documentary, Dramatic and Animation are accepted and must be at least a Florida Premiere at MIFF 2008

Out of Competition Categories:
* DRAMATIC FEATURES – WORLD CINEMA OUT OF COMPETITION – (70 minutes or longer)
* DRAMATIC FEATURES – IBERO-AMERICAN CINEMA OUT OF COMPETITION – (70 minutes or longer)
* DOCUMENTARY FEATURES – WORLD & IBERO-AMERICAN CINEMA OUT OF COMPETITION – (50 minutes or longer)
* FLORIDA FOCUS – Documentary (50 minutes or longer) and Dramatic (70 minutes or longer) accepted

TERMS OF ENTRY
Film submissions must have been completed after September 1, 2006.The film may have screened at up to 2 festivals (1 U.S. and 1 international). The film may not have been publicly broadcast or exhibited commercially in the U.S prior to the Festival.

For submission form and more information, visit:
http://www.miamifilmfestival.com/call_for_entries.asp


LOS ANGELES LATINO THEATRE

Hello friends,

I recently attended three wonderful plays that I want to recommend to you if you are in Los Angeles.

At the risk of sounding self-promoting, all the info is on the calendar section of our website www.nhmc.org In fact two of the actors of one of the plays is interviewed in the video on our site, please check it out.

The plays are:

N*IGGER, WETB*CK, CH*NK - Hollywood, CA
06/04/2007 - 07/29/2007

Culture Clash's Zorro In Hell
07/11/2007 - 08/19/2007
www.cultureclash.com

Soledad
07/20/2007 - 08/12/2007

We are fortunate to be able to have such great Latino theater in L.A. and we must support it so it can thrive in other cities.

Wishing you a positive and productive week ahead,
Inez Gonzalez
National Hispanic Media Coalition

 

NALIP MEMBER TAGLIAVINI SCORES BIG WITH "THE ANATOMIST!"

Scott Steindorff's Stone Village Pictures is producing "The Anatomist," writer/director and long time NALIP Member/Mentor Gabriela Tagliavini's adaptation of a controversial comic novel based on the true story of the 16th century surgeon who discovered the clitoris.

"It's a story that continues to be a mystery to many men," jokes Tagliavini, who directed the 2003 Spanish-language hit comedy "Ladies' Night."

Federico Andahazi's book caused controversy in the author's native Argentina but won the prestigious Fortabat Foundation award in 1997 for best first novel by an Argentine, only to have sponsor Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat rescind the award when she learned about the subject matter.

Andahazi's book tells the fictionalized life story of Mateo Colombo, an "anatomist" whose desire for a high-priced Italian courtesan leads him to search for the physical source of love. During the course of the script, Colombo escapes execution during the Spanish Inquisition, cures the pope, pens a controversial book and creates a "treatment" that causes women to fall for him.

Stone Village, which also produced the upcoming release "Penelope" and "The Human Stain," will begin a two-month shoot on the $15 million production in October in Italy. The company acquired rights to the script and the services of Tagliavini, who spent five years chasing down an option on the novel purchased by a series of parties. Tagliavini, who brought the project to Steindorff, spent eight months writing the adaptation after securing the rights a year ago.

"It's a funny but political story," she said. "It's about men, women, our differences and how we sometimes confuse love and sex."

Tagliavini's directing credits include two English-language features, the indie comedy "Perfect Lover" and the VH1 comedy "30 Days Until I'm Famous."


NALIP MEMBER M. LAURA RUGGIERO RECEIVES NATPE DIEVERSITY FELLOWSHIP

NALIP Member Maria Laura Ruggiero has been selected for a diversity fellowship at this years NATPE bootcamp. A customized program of workshops and meetings with Fox Networks Group executives the event begins Wednesday, July 25 and runs through Friday the 27th of July.

Maria Laura Ruggiero is an award winning writer/producer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She wrote and produced "Surfing Favela", one of the ten winners of the Fuel Experiment under the sponsorship of Fuel TV. A versatile filmmaker, Maria Laura’s work varies from action sports programming to animation development. After being selected for several distinguished international programs in Cannes, Berlin and LA , she's presently engaged in running her startup production company, Seiren Films (www.seirenfilms.com) focused on developing and creating Latin American content for Film, TV and Animation.


NALIP MEMBER SELECTED FOR SUNDANCE PRODUCER'S CONFERENCE

Mabel Valdiviezo, NALIP member and former San Francisco NALIP co-chair, was recently selected to participate with her feature length script, Soledad Is Gone Forever, in the Sundance Producers Conference.

This year’s panelists include Eammon Bowles-Magnolia Pictures; Effie Brown-Duly Noted, Inc.; Polly Cohen-Warner Independent, etc. Former participants include NALIP members Faith Radle and Dawn Valadez.

A focused three-day event, the Conference includes intensive sessions conducted by top industry professionals. Case-study analyses of successful independent films guide conference participants through issues in film production, financing, marketing, and distribution.

http://www.sundance.org/ipc

Mabel Valdiviezo’s short film of the same title, SOLEDAD IS GONE FOREVER is scheduled to screen at the NYLIFF on July 25th at 5pm, at the Jewish Community Center as part of the shorts program DESPERATE MEASURES.

http://www.nylatinofilm.com

The short film participated at the CANNES Short Film Corner in May 2007. Official selection at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, Cine Mujer Film Festival, Chica Luna Film Festival, BHLIFE Latina Film Festival and the Internationl Latino Film Festival-San Francisco, where Mabel Valdiviezo was nominated for the Emerging Filmmaker Award.

For further information please Contact:
Mabel Valdiviezo
haikufilmsorg@yahoo.com
Soledad website
Haiku films website


NALIPSTER'S FEATURE TO DEBUT IN ECHO PARK ON JULY 28

Maquillaje, a new film by Mexican-American filmmaker Marcial Rios Salcido, premieres July 28th at 7:00 PM at The Bootleg Theatre in Echo Park (2220 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057) presented by Groundwork Productions.

Maquillaje follows the story of Monica, a used car lot clown with big girl syndrome. Her life in a small border town is not where she would like it to be: Her brother was just released from jail, her best friend is a prostitute and she’s in love with a gigolo used car salesman. This ensemble of characters has found themselves in the crossroads of life where they need to choose a new path.

The ensemble cast included: Iyari Limon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jaime Aymerich (Un Secreto de Esperanza, Fat Actress and Dona Risa), Brenda Romero, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Guillermo Huesca (trato Echo), and Carmen Jara (Mexican regional singer).

Maquillaje is not a Latino film. It happens to be in Spanish and it happens to have Latinos as characters but it’s not about the Latino experience. It’s a universal drama that everyone can relate to,” says writer and director Marcial Rios Salcido. Marcial is known for his previous work in bilingual music television, Se Habla Rock on Mun2 (NBC/Universal), LATV Live, and his popular short film, “La Tierra del Dolor.”

Maquillaje features a music soundtrack by indie favorite, Audio Karate, recording for the first time in Spanish.

For more information, visit online at www.marcialrios.com


NALIPSTER HUGO PEREZ LAUNCHES CELEBRITY.TV PARODY SERIES ONLINE

New York Nalipster Hugo Perez has launched a new series of entertainment parody news segments under the CelebriosityTV banner which will plumb the depths of contemporary celebrity culture to bring you exclusive reports unavailable anywhere else. (a la The Daily Show or Colbert Report)

HARRY POTTER SHOCKER, our first segment, chronicles the vicious cycle of butter beer addiction and scandal into which the former boy wizard has fallen. Harry's excesses are revealed in lurid detail through exclusive video and photographs.

You can view the first Celebriosity segment here.

Visit our temporary Celebriosity.TV website to sign up for our newsletter:

http://www.celebriosity.tv

COMING SOON: Our next segment "Hollywood Gets Jiggy" will deal with Hollywoods efforts to bring minorities into the fold.

Remember: Celebrity + Curiosity = Celebriosity

yours truly,
Hugo Perez
Co-Founder, CelebriosityTV
www.celebriosity.tv
www.m30afilms.com


FAIRCHILD, SIRICO CHILL WITH "SNO"

NALIP member, producer/director Arnie Reyes (www.floppyking.com), is in pre-production on the comedy The Sno Cone Inc. The independent film is set to for principal photography in Austin Texas, in early September. Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts of the Sopranos) and Morgan Fairchild are attached.

The Hollywood Reporter recently published an article on the project, viewable online here.

 

GLOBAL FILM ADDS BOARD MEMBERS

Jul. 24, 2007 - (indieWIRE) - Six new members have been appointed to the Board of Directors for the five-year old Global Film Initiative as the organization expands its Global Lens Film Series and other programs. Appointed to the board are: writer and blogger Michael Guillen, educator and administrator Fredna Howell, marketing manager Miles Ito, instructor and curator Konrad Ng, philanthropist and PR exec Judy Ovitz, and investor Dan Zilberman. FULL STORY HERE


SAN DIEGO'S COMIC CON GOES HOLLYWOOD

Jul. 23, 2007 - (The Hollywood Reporter) - Over the past couple of years, attendees of San Diego's annual Comic-Con International have begun to complain that the convention has "gone Hollywood," but the SDCC's director of marketing, David Glanzer, would like to offer those grumblers a history lesson. He'd remind everyone that in 1972, the con's third year, one of the special guests was Frank Capra. And in 1976, a year before the release of "Star Wars," George Lucas did a presentation about his movie that got the fan community salivating. "He basically started viral marketing before that was even a term," Glanzer says. Glanzer's two examples of how Hollywood and Comic-Con have intersected from the start might also quiet those who worry that the increased presence of movie studios and TV producers in San Diego has pulled the convention away from its fantasy-superhero roots. FULL STORY HERE

 

TRUE LATINO STORY SEEKS INTERESTED WRITERS AND PRODUCERS

Paper Weapons is the true story of Suad Leija the 22 year old daughter of the founder of the largest Mexican organized Family in the US. They are a terrorist organization. She is now helping the Homeland Security identify members nation wide and in Mexico. Please go to www.paperweapons.net or youtube.com/suadleija to view her media and 5 videos as she describes her life and a counter terrorist operation she did not know she was a part of.

There is interest in developing the story as both a book and a movie. When you see the information you will agree that this needs to retain the Latin theme and culture. This is a powerful true story that examines terrorism, immigration and a very brave young woman. If you have an interest as a writer or producer we would like to hear from you! Please visit www.paperweapons.net to email us or call at 404-474-0945.


EDITORS, ASSISTANT EDITORS, AND PROTOOLS MIXERS AT AD / PROD. COMPANY

Ready to step up to the big leagues of entertainment advertising? We're looking for talented players to join our all-star team of incredibly talented designers, editors, producers and mixers.

JOHNSON AND MURPHY ADVERTISING & PRODUCTIONS is an award-winning, full-service agency specializing in entertainment marketing and production.

Our on-air division creates fully-integrated consumer and trade campaigns from start to finish. We do web-based and television advertising, affiliate sales kits, sales presentations, custom shoots, DVD packaging for industry events and awards, and all collateral necessary for sweepstakes and cross-promotions.

We are looking for true professionals who can work autonomously and cooperatively. We have immediate openings in these areas:

** EDITORS - creative, experienced in Final Cut Pro, with a strong background in promos, trailers, and DVD Content. Ability to write scripts or concepts is a plus.

** ASSISTANT EDITORS - Ability to multi-task, who can do everything from logging, screening and digitizing to building a DVD with menus for client review.

** MIXERS - ProTools experience, who can elevate a great spot or presentation with sound design.

A good sense of humor is a must (a good sense of irony will also prove useful).

TO SUBMIT: email a resume and a LINK to your portfolio or examples of your work, as well as what position you are applying to in the subject line, to:
jobs@jmadv.com

No phone calls please.


FOX TELEVISION STUDIOS STUDENT INTERNS

FOX TELEVISION STUDIOS
All Department Intern

10201 w. Pico blvd., bldg 41
p: 310.369.7451 f: 310.969.1604

INTERN INFORMATION
Seeking: Motivated students with a strong interest in the entertainment industry who are highly analytical, responsible, and able to take direction and multi-task. Students MUST be available 15 to 20 hours per week and provide proof of credit for the internship.

Objective: To learn the ins and outs of producing quality material at Fox Television Studios, a production arm of Fox Broadcasting Company (which focuses on alternative and scripted television show development and production).

FTVS Departments include:
• Scripted Development
• Unscripted Development
• Marketing
• International
• Business Legal
• Production
• Publicity

Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Learning the basics in product marketing and publicity.
• Understanding the basic financial business plan
• taking inventory of new projects in development and/or pilot stages
• updating and maintaining records/files
• corresponding with Alternative Development, Scripted Development, Finance, New Media, Production, and International
• reviewing talent and production contracts along with deal memo requests
• researching and brainstorming complete with detailed notes
• Watching pilots, episode cuts and special programs in order to participate in creative meetings by providing thoughtful summaries.
• Coordinating and completing a script reading list.
• Become familiar with all the aspects that go into creating a quality piece of material

Intern will NOT:
• make coffee, run personal errands or live in copy room


SCREENPLAYS WANTED - COMEDIC THRILLER

Cinelight Studios - Comedic Thriller

We are looking for completed feature-length character driven suspense/thriller scripts with strong comedic elements that offer a new take on the genre without being parodies. Which is to say that we're looking for scripts that do for the thriller genre what 'Shaun of the Dead' did for the horror genre. We are looking for scripts that are available to option or buy, so if you want to direct or produce your script yourself and have no prior experience in development, packaging, producing, and directing feature length films for theatrical release, please do not submit.

WGA and non-WGA writers may submit. Budget will be between $1 and $2 million.

Among others our credits include the comedic sci-fi adventure ''Waste of Space,' slated for release later this year.

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: q0xu9b2vu9
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.


OFFICE COORDINATOR / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT FOR PRODUCER'S REP / ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY / EXEC. PRODUCER

ENTRY LEVEL POSITION

Tulchin Entertainment is searching for an Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator with experience/exposure in entertainment law, international & domestic sales, distribution & financing, marketing, publicity, administration and accounting.

Must be organized, multi-tasking skills, proficient computer & Internet skills, and minimum 55 wpm typing. Experience with dictation and fast notes a real plus. Strong knowledge of independent film markets / festival circuits / production company, agency and management mille a major asset.

Entry level position with great potential for advancement. This is not a development/production position.

TO APPLY: email your cover letter AND resume TO:
info4tulchinent@aol.com
OR Fax to (310) 914-7927

No Calls please.


CASTING ASSISTANT FOR NBC SHOW

Looking for a full time Casting Assistant with experience for a new one-hour NBC/Universal drama.

The position would start work no later than July 30th.

Must be good at keeping a cool head in a hectic environment and be able to multi-task. Must complete all projects by specified deadlines and pay close attention to details. Proficiency with computers and office equipment essential.

Some knowledge of CASTING OR AGENCY EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. You MUST be pursuing or thinking about a career in Casting to apply. This is a fun & busy office and there are some benefits being at a studio.

Salary is entry level starting.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE EXPERIENCE IN CASTING OR AN AGENCY - DO NOT APPLY.

TO APPLY: email your cover letter AND resume as soon as possible to:
CastingForLife@gmail.com

Interviews will begin immediately.


OPPORTUNITY: MOVIE DISTRIBUTION SEMINAR

THE SECRETS TO DISTRIBUTION: GET YOUR MOVIE DISTRIBUTED NOW!

A 1-DAY SEMINAR

So you've made your movie. Congratulations! Or you're going to make your movie. Excellent! What do you do to ensure the final step of your filmmaking journey, getting distribution? How do you play "the game"? Is there even a game??

The answer is YES. There is a game. A strategy. Whether you're about to start shooting, have finished your final cut, are on the film festival circuit -- or even if you've been turned down by distributors already -- you CAN get distribution. It is not impossible, but there is a strategy that MOST producers & directors do not know or understand.

*Who should attend this seminar**:*
*** Those with a completed movie
*** Those in production or post-production
*** Those who intend to make a movie -- Get a head start on what you need to know
*** Film students -- Learn what you're not taught in film school

Bottom line? This seminar is about getting results and getting the deal, with key resources provided. If you are serious about getting your movie into the marketplace, then you should not miss this day. This is NOT about self-distribution and making DVDs to sell them out of the trunk of your car or on the internet. This is about securing a viable distributor, whether you have a low budget / no budget movie OR a movie with names. Don't spend years spinning your wheels, only to end with your movie collecting dust on your living room shelf.

*AT THE SEMINAR YOU WILL LEARN:*
*** The Theatrical Distribution game: What to do and what not to do with theatrical distributors
(Most filmmakers fail here, even when they have a killer movie)
*** The 8 Basic Movie Distribution Models and how to navigate them
*** Who all the Home Video Distributors are
(Do you know there are over 100 of them? Contact list provided at seminar)
*** Press Kits, PR & Marketing
*** Is your artwork & press kit REALLY up to snuff, or are you sending out inferior materials with your movie causing distributors to say 'No' before even watching it? (Happens all the time)
*** Are Film Festivals worth your time & energy?
(Depends upon your movie)
*** How to effectively use Film Festivals
(It's not just showing up like a rock star and watching your movie)
*** Is the VSDA—now known as the EMA—important to attend?
(Do you know what the EMA is? Your success may depend on this)
*** E & O Insurance: How to get it for thousands of dollars LESS than the going rate (You will need it for U.S. distributors)
*** Plus Q & A

*NEXT SEMINAR*
LOS ANGELES: Saturday, August 18, 2007 (10am - 6pm)
In Sherman Oaks, CA

*SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com
Use the special link below and get *$20 OFF!!* That's $119 instead of $139!
www.Distribution.LA/gund.html
*OR Pay by check or money order - be sure to write "INFOLIST.com" on the check to get your discount, and mail your payment (made out to Jerome Courshon), together with your name, phone number, and email, to:
Jerome Courshon
Centaur Productions
2811 Waverly Drive, Suite 6
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Note: Discount is ONLY available by registering in advance, and will NOT be available for walk-ins at the door.

For more information on the seminar, please go to:
www.Distribution.LA
(However, you must use the special link in the Discount section above to get your discount!)
Or call: (323) 662-8877

 

 

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