June 5, 2007


Mark your calendars…The 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards airs TONIGHT, Tuesday, June 5 on ABC at 9:00/8:00c!

We have a fantastic show this year, but the true measure of success is ratings. So please forward this message to friends, family, colleagues, and networks and encourage everyone to tune in Tuesday! Consider hosting a viewing party! Send us your photos and we’ll post on the ALMA Awards website.

We want your feedback. Watch the show and tell us what YOU think and who you’d like to see in next year’s show!

TUNE IN – June 5 – ABC – 9:00/8:00c!



June 6th Event - Cross Cultural Training and Immigration

Every year, there is an influx of Latin American and Mexican immigrants into the United States. These immigrants are thrust into American life without training and resources, and are expected to adapt to American society, often leaving culture, country and family behind. What challenges do newly arrived immigrants and their families face on a day to day basis? How can the Intercultural field benefit from this ever growing population and conversely, how can the Intercultural field benefit this population? Join SIETAR Metro NY for a panel discussion on how Intercultural professionals can connect with the Latin American and Mexican immigrants in this country and within our own city. Please bring your questions and ideas!


Dr. Emily Socolov
Emily Socolov, Ph.D., received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Folklore and Folklife with a focus on Mexican culture. She has worked for many years for the Smithsonian Institution during the US/Mexico Borderlands project as a fieldworker, workshop leader and festival presenter. Dr. Socolov is a licentiate of the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico in Museum Studies and was Visiting Scholar at the Institute  for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas.

Berena Cabarcas
Principal of Bronx International High School, part of the The Internationals Network for Public Schools, a non-profroit organization dedicated to the development and support of the network of High Schools that serve late-entry immigrant English Language Learners. Internationals currently supports eight small public high schools in New York City and has targeted national expansion over the next five years. Ms. Cabarcas first joined the school as a teacher at Manhattan International High School in February of 1997.  In November 2005, she was selected by the Internationals to become the School Director at International Community High School.

Date: June 6, 6:30pm-9pm Location: Marble Collegiate Church 5th Avenue & West 29th Street New York, NY 10001-4596 (212) 686-2770

Please register at www.sietarnewyork.org

Pricing: NYU Students and SIETAR NY members - FREE (NYU enter promotional code NYU66 when registering and bring your student ID to the event) STUDENTS - $15 (enter promotional code STUDENT66 when registering and bring your student ID to the event) Non-members - $30 Guest of Non-members - $20

If you have experience in this area, and are willing to be a panel participant please contact events@sietarnewyork.org


NBC and Telemundo are co-hosting an open-casting call for English, Spanish and bilingual-speaking actors interested in becoming a part of the NBC and Telemundo talent pool beginning Friday, June 8, in Miami, Florida. For more information, location specifics and audition details, interested candidates can log-on to www.diversecitynbc.com.

The open call audition is designed to add diverse and fresh faces to NBC and Telemundo's expanding talent pool. Both networks will be represented by talent executives who oversee casting and talent development for all entertainment programming respectively.

"NBC and Telemundo are always seeking bright new faces for our growing series commitments and multiple new platforms that can deliver new content to our increasingly diverse audiences," said Marc Hirschfeld, Executive Vice President, Casting, NBC Entertainment. "We want to offer new opportunities to the incredible actors in South Florida and eventually, to new untapped markets beyond as we seek to find the exciting stars of tomorrow."

"This open-casting process further broadens the horizons of our respective audiences and reflects our commitment to find and develop new Hispanic talent," said Don Browne, President, Telemundo. "We want to partner with NBC to attract crossover talent from the vibrant Greater Miami area and find the new stars of the future for our original productions."

Following date and location details include:

Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. (early attendance recommended)
Sawgrass Mill Mall (The Oasis)
12801 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Sunrise, Florida 33323


Accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences
8 Consecutive Oscar Winners in the Shorts Category
Winners Receive Prizes Valued at $100,000


LA Shorts Fest is the largest short film festival in the world. In past years, 25 participants have earned Academy Award nominations. The festival annually attracts more than 10,000 moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment executives looking for the hottest new talent. We have honored Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Jan de Bont and Paul Haggis with our annual Maverick Film Achievement Award.

Submit Online: www.lashortsfest.com


Presented by Time Warner Cable of Southern California, SíTV’s Latino Laugh Festival (www.latinolaughfestival.com) will feature three hilarious nights from June 22-24 with a long list of celebrities and events from spoken word and one-person shows to sketch comedy and mid-night madness stand-up shows. Now Latinologues, ¡Gaytino! and N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK join the more than thirty comics to perform at seven venues up and down Hollywood Blvd, adding acclaimed theatrical flare to the Latino Laugh Festival (LLF) line-up.

Rick Najera’s Latinologues™ is a Broadway sketch comedy sensation showing at the Festival on Friday, June 22 at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre (1615 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028) at 8pm. A collection of comedic and poignant monologues about the Latino experience in America, Latinologues™ has toured the nation to sold-out crowds. It has received outstanding reviews such as ‘Top Pick’, ‘Recommended’ and ‘Critics Choice’ from top theater critics and was recently awarded a 2004 Imagen Award for Best Live Theatrical Production. The show has also received numerous accolades and official commendations from City Mayors and U.S. Senators for its production.

Dan Guerrero brings ¡Gaytino! to the Latino Laugh Festival following last year’s critically-acclaimed world premiere run in Los Angeles produced by the Center Theatre Group. A father/son relationship and a treasured boyhood friendship drive this 75-minute autobiographical, comedic play through decades of Chicano history and the gay experience from a unique and highly personal perspective. The show is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 at 7:30pm at the King King Theatre (6555 Hollywood Blvd).

N*GGER WETB*CK CH*NK blends theatre, hip-hop, stand-up comedy, slam poetry, and true-life stories with an altogether original style. Three performers (Allan Axibal, Rafael Agustin, Miles Gregley) take on racial slurs, stereotypes, and the concept of race itself in this hilarious, ninety-minute stage production. Recent awards include “Best Play” by The American Readers Theatre Association. The LLF performance will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 10:30pm at the Ivar Theatre (1605 N Ivar Ave).

More information about the Festival is available at www.latinolaughfestival.com



Belinda Acosta from Austin, TX, Diego Briceno from Canada and Marta Sanchez from Spain have been selected as this year’s NALIP Flaherty Seminar Fellows! Also this year, NALIP member Juan Carlos Zaldivar will be a featured filmmaker.

This Year's Seminar us called South of the Other, and runs June 16th-22nd, 2007 at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, NY. The 53rd Robert Flaherty Film Seminar will probe how myriad world cinemas over the past forty years have exploded, invented and reconceived the Other. Co-curators Mahen Bonetti and Carlos Gutiérrez will present diverse works exploring migration, homelands, Third Cinema, and the popular.

For further information regarding the Flaherty Seminars please visit www.flahertyseminar.org or call 212-448-0457 to reserve your space. The 2007 Flaherty Seminar is less than two weeks away. This is your last chance to register and you must do so by June 13 in order to attend!


“Laberinto Infernal” (Infernal Labyrinth) the short film by Phoenix chapter Nalipsters, Javier Gomez and Sixto Melendez was accepted by the New York International Latino Film Festival.

The short film which examines the ethical dilemma of self preservation versus self sacrifice, is set against the backdrop of the controversial issue of illegal immigration across the US/Mexico border.

The 7 minute short is the product of a 48 hour film challenge where it swept nearly ever category at the Almost Famous Film Festival in Phoenix and most recently had the distinction of being exhibited out of competition at the Cannes Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival. Sixto and Javier were elated to learn just after returning from Cannes that the short had been accepted by NYILFF.

For more information, visit their website at www.rocksoupllc.com


PROOF OF BIRTH, a short film directed by NALIP member Jose Luis Orbegozo, was recently honored at the 2007 Columbia University Film Festival as a Faculty Selects film. The film was also admitted to the BROOKLYN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. In the same week PROOF OF BIRTH will play four times in Brooklyn and in LA -see schedule.

PROOF OF BIRTH tells the story of Luis Gonzalez, a young illegal
Mexican immigrant, on his quest to obtain a legal Driver's License in New York City. Directed by Orbegozo, the script was written in
collaboration with NALIP Writers Lab fellow Michael Niederman, and has HOLA actor Hugo Calero in the lead role. The original score was
composed by Alfonso Molina with the support of ASCAP/Columbia
University film scoring grant.
Raleigh Studios - 5300 Melrose Avenue. Hollywood, CA 90038. (Enter at Van Ness Avenue gate)
Admission is FREE and people can RSVP to 212-854-1547.

- Wednesday, June 6
12:00–5:00pm Faculty Selects and Honors Film Screenings .(POB will
play first in the program)

- Thursday, June 7
6:30pm Faculty Selects Film Screenings. (POB will play last in the program).
Director Jose Luis Orbegozo will be available for Q&A after the
screening with cast & crew.
9:00pm Reception

Cobble Hill Cinema. (265 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231)
For tickets and information visit the festival website

- Monday, June 4, at 3:30 pm
- Sunday, June 10, at 4:30 pm.
Director Jose Luis Orbegozo will be available for Q&A after the
screening with cast & crew.

PROOF OF BIRTH - trailer online here
PROOF OF BIRTH at myspace

Jose Luis Orbegozo
917 622 8906



May 31, 2007 - (Variety) - Denise Richards will star in "A Beautiful Life," a drama to be directed by Argentine filmmaker Alejandro Chomski in Los Angeles this summer. Chomski recently helmed "Reggaeton" for Sony BMG and Jennifer Lopez's shingle Nuyorican. Richards, who plays opposite Pamela Anderson in the upcoming "Blonde and Blonder," will play an exotic dancer. Role is a first for Richards who moves from broader mainstream pics to an edgy indie film. She joins male lead Jesse Garcia ("Quinceanera"), Dana Delany, Debi Mazar and Michael Madsen in the cast. Pic is written by Wendy Hammond and its producer Deborah Calla, based on an original play by Hammond. Budgeted at less than $5 million, this is the sixth film produced by sales distrib New Films Intl. NFI prexy Nesim Hason and indie producer Bob Holof serve as executive producers. NFI, which launched a feature film and sales division in 2004, will sell domestic and international rights to pic. Chomski's directorial debut "Hoy y manana" (Today and Tomorrow) bowed in Cannes in 2003. FULL STORY HERE



Casting office on studio lot looking for a Casting Associate or high level Assistant for a new network series starting mid-late June.

Must have episodic experience.

Job responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Setting up sessions, taping sessions as needed, reading with actors as needed, helping create sides and breakdowns, doing tape logs; updating lists, checking avails; dubbing tapes. Basic office, computer and phone skills, and use of equipment important, but can be trained.

Associates must be union, or willing to join union, and will receive hours toward benefits.

TO APPLY: email a cover letter and resume to:

If there is no cover letter or email then you will most likely not be contacted.




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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