July 31, 2007

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: NBPC'S NEW MEDIA INSTITUTE

This year's New Media Institute (NMI) is a professional development residency to train emerging and seasoned filmmakers in the latest digital technologies for creating innovative projects, distribution as well as building audiences.

The NMI is a 6-week virtual workshop series followed by a week-long onsite residency held in Jackson, Mississippi from November 11th to November 17th. The training will focus on the creation of original new media content about the rich culture and history of the Delta region and the impact of Blues music in America. The projects created will be distributed in a variety of ways including an exhibition in a major Blues museum.

We welcome those filmmakers looking to transform their existing broadcast programs to a multi-media environment and those interested in creating original pieces for PBS.org. Twenty-five (25) media-makers will be selected.

The application process is now open and will close on Wednesday, August 22nd. Please go to www.nbpc.tv/btn for the Institute’s guidelines and directions on uploading the application and your work samples. Further questions can be emailed to nmi@nbpc.tv and be sure to check our website for updates.

We look forward to hearing from you!


LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

We are pleased to invite you to become part of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) 2007, the premier Latino international film festival in the United States that for the last ten years presenting to our Southern California community the best of Latino films made in the United States, Spain, the Caribbean, and Latin America. This year we celebrate our 11th anniversary on October 7 – 14, 2007 at the Arclight Cinemas and surrounding area in Hollywood.

We will need volunteer support from August 20th to November 1st. This is a great opportunity for those who are looking for experience in the industry while supporting our community.

If you are interested in becoming part of our family and you are a good team player, professional and responsible please contact our Production Assistant, Pilar Galvez at pa@latinofilm.org or (323) 469-9066.

For more information about the Festival visit our web site
www.latinofilm.org


CALL FOR ENTRIES: SENORITA CINEMA

La Chicana Laundry Pictures in Association with Lawndale Art Center presents The Lone Star State's very first ALL LATINA Film Festival SENORITA CINEMA We are seeking films and videos by Latina Filmmakers and Video Artists for an exclusive exhibition at Houston’s Premiere venue for cutting edge art The Lawndale Art Center. This is a juried show with awards going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Senorita Cinema will be a part of Lawndale’s month long acclaimed Dia De Los Muertos Program. Film Festival nights are October 12 and 13th with a possible extended run as an installation.

Since we want to spotlight as many Artists as possible this year we will be concentrating on short works. Any genre 15 minutes or less will be considered. This includes trailers for larger works and even music videos. Multiply entries accepted as long as the total running time does not exceed 15 minutes and are on one tape or disk.

Formats accepted: VHS, DVD, MINI DV, DIGITAL 8

ENTRY FEE: $15.00 JUL. 30th - SEPT. 21st
LATE ENTRY: $25.00 SEPT. 22nd - OCT. 2nd

for more information please visit our website:
http://web.mac.com/hoodwinx20/iWeb/Senorita%20Cinema/HOME.html

 

"PRIMERA COMUNION" WINS THE IMAGEN AWARD

PRIMERA COMUNION, a film written and directed by NALIP membership coordinator Daniel Eduvijes Carrera received the Imagen Award for Best Theatrical Short Film at the 22nd Annual Imagen Awards. The Imagen Awards were established in 1985 to encourage and recognize Latino Excellence in Entertainment.

In PRIMERA COMUNION, a young outsider is confronted with the harsh rituals of a rustic Mexican pueblo where cruelty underlies street life and Catholicism alike. Filmed on location in historic Atlatlahucan, Morelos (Mexico) with a cast composed primarily of the town’s children, the film is Daniel’s graduate thesis project for an MFA in screenwriting and directing from Columbia University in the City of New York.

For more information about PRIMERA COMUNION or to request a screener copy of the film please visit the film's MySpace page.


LIONSGATE TO RELEASE "LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON"

LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON, produced by NALIP Members/Mentors Roni Menendez and Ben Odell and with casting direction by NALIP Member/Mentor Rosalinda Morales will be released by Lionsgate Films in late August. A heist movie in the classic Hollywood tradition, LADRON QUE ROBA A LADRON follows two crack thieves, Emilio and Alejandro, who reunite to rob the biggest thief they know – Moctesuma Valdez, a TV infomercial guru who’s made millions selling worthless health products to poor Latino immigrants.

Please visit the film's website for more information and to view the newly released trailer.


WGBH ACADEMY UPDATE

NALIP LPA Fellows Lorena Manriquez and Alex Zacarias represented NALIP at the CPB-PBS Producers Academy at WGBH this summer.

Also shown here, mentor and Past LPA/LMM Fellow Juan Mandelbaum who welcomed NALIPsters to Boston!

 

 

THR'S LATINO POWER 50

Jul. 26, 2007 - (The Hollywood Reporter) - When three well-known filmmakers approached the major studios this spring and offered them a take-it-or-leave-it deal to buy a slate of their movies for $100 million, the proposal would have made headlines no matter who was involved. But this particular slate happened to be the brainchild of Mexico-born helmers Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. The trio of longtime friends banded together for a five-picture production partnership, christened Cha Cha Cha, and signed a deal with Universal and Focus Features in May. They will retain full creative control over the projects, which also will include features from Carlos Cuaron and Rodrigo Garcia.

Following is The Hollywood Reporter's first Latino Power 50 list, a guide to those writers, producers, directors, actors and executives who, through their ideas, perspectives and experiences, are changing show business as we know it. FULL STORY HERE


TORONTO UNVEILS DOCUMENTARY LINEUP

Jul. 31, 2007 - (indieWIRE) - The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled this year's full documentary line up for its Real to Reel section, describing the roster as "politically engaged work and in-depth character studies." Thirteen American docs join this year's list of 20 Real to Reel films in addition to two U.S. and overseas co-productions. Conflicts past and present with an emphasis on the Muslim world are among this year's major themes, including a look back at the Algeria's conflict with France for independence in Jean-Pierre Lledo's "Algerrie, Histories a Ne Pas Dire," while Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro's "Body of War" gives a personal account of the war in Iraq. Other notable titles in this year's doc line up include Werner Herzog's look at Antarctica in "Encounters at the End of the World," "The Last King of Scotland" director Kevin Macdonald's "My Enemy's Enemy," "A Jihad for Love" by newcomer Parvez Sharma and Amir Bar-Lev's Sundance debut "My Kid Could Paint That." TIFF takes place in Canada's largest city September 6 - 15. FULL STORY HERE

 

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE THE NEW LATINO HOST ON V CAST?

Verizon Wireless and Sí TV are looking for the next Latino Host on V CAST to report the latest entertainment news from the hottest red carpet events. If you are between the ages of 21 and 35, fully bilingual and willing to travel to the hottest red carpet events then join us at the following locations for your opportunity to audition live!

LA
Saturday, August 4
3170 E. Imperial Highway
Lynwood, CA 90262
9am-11am & 12pm-5pm

NY
Saturday, August 11
581 Broadway (SoHo)
New York, NY 10012
9am-11am & 12pm-5pm

CAN’T MAKE IT?
Go to www.beonvcast.com to upload your video and read official rules.


CASTING: YOUNG LATINO ACTORS

Primo Pictures is currently casting young actors. We are seeking three 10-12 year olds Latino kids of all sizes.

Please send us your pictures/headshot to:
primopictures@yahoo.com

or mail to
3520 Amethyst St.
Los Angeles, CA 90032

This is an independent non-union short film. Shooting dates will be the first week of September.


LOOKING FOR A MEXICAN TRIO IN WEST LA

We're looking for a great Trio that is willing to perform one of the most popular traditional songs of the Mexican traditional repertoire for accompanying the main character ON SCREEN in a short film when he brings a serenade to another trio of Latina roommates...

The project is a ten minute short film of which 80% have been shot so far, the other 20% only require one day of shooting

Please be aware that this is a non budget short and there is no pay. We can offer you food, credits, a copy of the movie and the warranty that we will send it to Film Festivals.

If you're interested please email us and, if you have, send us the link or the file of your demo reel!

Contact: morganadlr@yahoo.com


ROCK EN ESPNAOL FOR SHORT FILM

Primo Pictures is also seeking up and coming Rock/ Rock En Espanol Bands who would be interested in showcasing their music in our short film.

Please send us your music samples to:
primopictures@yahoo.com

or mail to:
3520 Amethyst St.
Los Angeles, CA 90032


EDITOR WITH DIGIBETA DECK

We are seeking an editor with Avid system that has a Digi Beta deck. We need to update screen credits on completed short film titled "American Identity" which had it's world premiere at the 2007 Festival De Cannes. Approximate time needed 3hrs. There is some pay. Location: Los Angeles area.

Watch our trailer online: http://www.MySpace.com/American_Identity
Contact: Henry K. Priest, Producer. Email CoachPriest@GMail.com


CASTING: SPANISH SPEAKER FOR PLAY (SAN FRANCISCO)

Theatre company Naked Masks is casting a role for a Spanish-speaking woman age 40-60 in our next production, "No Such Thing." No previous acting experience required.

This is for a small, but memorable role of a Mexican woman mourning the unjust death of her son.

Rehearsals begin in Berkeley this October and performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 11/16-12/1 in the theater at New Langton Arts in San Francisco.

If interested please email us a photo and resume (if you have acting experience) or call 510-883-9872. Thank you.

Production information: http://www.nakedmasks.org/current.html

 

 

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