June 7, 2007

LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERES LATINO FILMS

From Thursday, June 21 - Sunday, July 1 The Los Angeles Film Festival will bring to southern California some great American and international cinema, offering more than 230 feature films, shorts, and music videos, as well as Coffee Talks, Poolside Chats, and other special star-studded events. "This year's festival once again showcases the unique vision and independent spirit we strive to support and promote," said Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent. "We are proud to offer hundreds of filmmakers a platform for their work and celebrate their original voices and inspired storytelling."

Among these original voices are a select group of Latino filmmakers whose films are sure to impress this year's festival audience.

In the Narrative Competition:
AUGUST EVENING written/directed by NALIP member Chris Eska

In the Documentary Competition:
LA SANTA MUERTE produced and directed by Eva Aridjis

In the Short Film Competition:
PRIMERA COMUNION written and directed by NALIP Member Daniel Eduvijes Carrera

THE FIGHTING CHOLITAS a short documentary produced and directed by Mariam Jobrami


In special screenings out of competition are also:

MADE IN LA a documentary directed by NALIP LPA Fellow Almudena Carracedo

BAJO JUAREZ, THE CITY DEVOURING ITS DAUGHTERS a documentary directed by Alejandra Sanchez and Jose Antonio Cordero

COPACABANA a documentary directed by Martin Rejtman.

This year the Festival received more than 4,500 submissions from filmmakers around the world with the final selections representing several World, North American, and U.S. premieres. Congratulations to the selected filmmakers! For the complete festival program please visit www.lafilmfest.com


DEADLINE APPROACHING: DISNEY-ABC WRITING FELLOWSHIP, JULY 1

The Disney · ABC Television Group and Walt Disney Studios would like to remind you that the deadline for submissions to the 2008 Writing Fellowship is approaching…

Deadline is July 1st

Applications can be downloaded at www.disneyabctalentdevelopment.com

Begun in 1990 in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, west, the Disney · ABC Writing Fellowship has become one of the industry’s best known and most respected writing fellowships. Over 200 of its alumni rank among Hollywood’s elite, including screenwriters, directors and television showrunners. A limited number of full-time fellowships are available each year for both feature film and television projects.

Email: abc.fellowships@abc.com
Phone: 818-460-6932


SAVE THE DATE: 22ND ANNUAL IMAGEN AWARDS ON JULY 28

The Imagen Awards seek to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications industries.

In an effort to outreach to our community, The Imagen Foundation cordially invites all members of the entertainment and communications industries and all non-profit/membership-based organizations to support us at the 22nd Annual Imagen Awards.
22nd Annual Imagen Awards

July 28th, 2007
Walt Disney Concert Hall

For Ticket Information, Corporate Sponsorships & Non-profit Organization Opportunities, please contact me directly at (626) 841-3699 or at bherrera@imagen.org.


11TH LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF)

October 7-14, 2007 @ the ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood

A premier Latino International Film Festival in the USA, LALIFF is the prominent venue for exhibition of the best of Latin cinema and artistry from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. The festival creates a bridge between Hollywood and independent filmmakers, as well as nurture existing and emerging creative talent. The festival serves as a springboard and catalyst for the promotion & distribution of Latino films & awareness for our artistry.

LALIFF presents feature films, documentaries, shorts and special side bar screenings. The films presented at the festival showcase a wide variety of themes by Latino filmmakers, producers, writers and actors, as well as movies that depict Latino culture. It is a competitive festival with prizes and a venue where filmmakers come together with buyers and distributors. Our Industry Office facilitates meetings and keeps a video library for Hollywood executives. LALIFF also offers industry workshops, panels, labs, networking receptions, educational programs, and hosts some of the best Galas in tinsel town. We hope you will join us!

For more information call or write:
LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Att: Marlene Dermer
Program Department
6777 HOLLYWOOD BLVD Suite 500
HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028
323-469-9066 Telephone
323-469-9067 Fax
www.latinofilm.org
info@latinofilm.org

CALL FOR ENTRIES – LAST DEADLINE JULY 27, 2007
INSCRIPCIONES- FECHA de LIMITE 27 DE JULIO, 2007


CALL FOR ENTRIES: 13TH ANNUAL EAST LA CHICANO FILM FESTIVAL

13th Annual East LA Chicano Film Festival
Deadline: August 29th, 2007

Ship to: Cine Sin Fin
c/o A La Brava P.R., Inc.
637 South Fickett Street
Los Angeles, California 90023

CINE SIN FIN:
13th ANNUAL EAST LOS ANGELES CHICANO FILM FESTIVAL ~ Nov. 5 – 13, 2007

The Annual East Los Angeles Chicano Film Festival will be from November 5 -13, 2007 at various locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. Our venues this year include the Echo Park Film Center, Placita Olvera, East Los Angeles College and Plaza De La Raza.

Cine is a growing part of the cultural landscape in Los Angeles, in California, in the United States and Internationally. Each year we screen 50-60 films (feature length documentaries, narratives, shorts and experimental cinema) with an approximate attendance of 5000 people a year. We have consistently drawn in families, artists, producers, directors, youth and persons from all walks of life.

In addition, we host several panel discussions with industry leaders who give insight about the perceptions the film industry has towards Chicana/os and the impact of our community’s market share. Established Chicana/o filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, producers and activists moderate a forum in which aspiring artists can ask career-defining questions and have them discussed among peers. We also provide workshops which are coordinated by industry professionals and include topics such as: Acting, Directing, Screenwriting, Production Management, and Technical Production. A networking/closing night reception is planned with live entertainment (local East LA Chicano bands) to bring the entertainment communities together. The event is open to the public.

Finally, Cine Sin Fin is proud to recognize the achievements of independent filmmakers, writers, directors, and actors. We close the event with the “Annual” Firme Awards Ceremony which includes Best Documentary, Best Feature Film, and Best Short, the John Alonzo Award for Cinematography, the Anthony Quinn Award for Acting, and introducing the Lalo Guerrero Award for Best Soundtrack,.

Requirements: send any length (format VHS or DVD) film with synopsis and press kit (if available), to:

Cine Sin Fin
c/o A La Brava P.R., Inc.
673 South Fickett Street
Los Angeles, California 90023

For questions contact: Jaime Segall-Gutierrez at elsuperxicano@hotmail.com or Ernesto Espinoza at cinesinfin@gmail.com

All films submitted and selected will become part of our library and may be shown at all our venues; we will respect all requests to do otherwise. For further information regarding Cine Sin Fin submission guidelines, internship and volunteer opportunities, or to be a sponsor call (323) 265-2344.


LESLIE DAVID BAKER, STAR OF "THE OFFICE," GUEST AT W.I.F. EVENT

Come join us for our Women in Film Actors Group Event “The Actors Studio” on Saturday, June 30th, 1:30pm-4:00 (doors open 1:00pm) Non members are welcome to attend. Men too!

Guest Speaker: Leslie David Baker, Screen Actors Guild Award Winning Actor who Stars in the hit NBC show “The Office.”

Leslie David Baker, who is a member of Women in Film, portrays Dunder Mifflin Paper salesman Stanley Hudson on NBC’s “The Office.”

Baker’s television credits include recurring roles in “Malcolm in the Middle”, “The Guardian”, and has guest starred in “Scrubs”, “That 70’s Show”, “Judging Amy”, “Just Shoot Me”, “Elizabethtown”, and “Road to Redemption”. In addition, Leslie has appeared in numerous national commercials, feature films and stage productions.

Leslie David Baker was born in Chicago, Illinois and currently lives in Los Angeles. In 2007, he received the SAG Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a Comedy Series. This promises to be a fun and inspiring event for all! Come hear about the “journey” that Leslie David Baker took that led him to be one of the stars of “The Office”.

WIF members-no charge (must show WIF ID card).
Non Members-$15 cash at door please

RSVP is Needed for a seat: Email Leslie Berger, Chairperson at leslieberger2002@yahoo.com Tell me if you are a WIF member or not when you email me along with your name.

Held at: Raleigh Studios-662 N. Van Ness, Los Angeles, 90038. It is one block south of Melrose. On Lot Parking Fee is $6. There is some street parking available. The meeting will be held in the Chaplin Building upstairs in the Chaplin Theatre.

 

 

"DARK MIRROR" TO PREMIERE AT 2007 NYILFF

Dark Mirror stars Lisa Vidal (Chasing Papi) and Lupe Ontiveros (Real Women Have Curves). For Nalipsters Pablo Proenza and Erin Ploss-Campoamor, Dark Mirror is their feature length debut. Written and directed by Pablo Proenza. Produced by Erin Ploss-Campoamor. Cinematography by Armando Salas.

Dark Mirror is a psychological thriller about a beautiful photographer who moves her family into a strange old house, where she discovers an alternate reality reflected in the glass...A dark reality that is closing in on her. For more information, visit www.pabloproenza.com


NALIPSTER OKSAR TORUNO WRITES FOR "HOMIES"

NALIP member and screenwriter Oskar Toruno takes on the small screen as series writer on "HOMIES" , (see related story) LATV's first syndicated one-stop animation series, debuting Friday, June 8, 4-6pm pacific time, nationally and in Puerto Rico. In addition to his writing for television and the screen, Oskar is a script consultant on several projects. "It's totally different writing comedy for television than for the screen, a big challenge!" Oskar is an alumnus of the Latino Producers Academy & the Latino Writers Lab.

 

DIVERSITY STILL AN ISSUE AT TV NETWORKS

June 6, 2007 - (Los Angeles Times) - After years of catch-up, multiculturalism seemed primed for the major leagues of prime-time network TV when the culturally diverse "Heroes" and "Ugly Betty" zoomed to hit status in the 2006-07 season. Executives charged with increasing diversity in front of and behind the cameras at the four major networks say the coming season demonstrates their continued commitment, since most new series contain minorities in prominent roles. Among the series attracting early diversity buzz is "K-Ville," starring Anthony Anderson ("The Shield") as a policeman in post-Katrina New Orleans, and "Cane," CBS' drama built around a predominantly minority cast. But instead of celebrating, leaders from the NAACP, in addition to Latino and Asian advocacy groups monitoring the TV industry for years, are disappointed, saying network television is sending mixed messages when it comes to diversity. Although they say there is obvious progress, they contend the fall lineup, particularly when it comes to the new comedies and dramas on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox, falls short after what they feel has been positive momentum on shows such as "Ugly Betty," "Grey's Anatomy," "Heroes" and "Lost." FULL STORY HERE


NETWORK TV SHOWING A STRONGER FEMININE SIDE

June 6, 2007 - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. network television will present a stronger feminine side next season, with a parade of new prime time heroines, including a bionic woman, a cyborg-fighting mom and a group of high-heeled sleuths. Nearly a dozen new shows featuring women protagonists, some in crime-fighting, butt-kicking roles, are part of broadcasters' recently unveiled 2007-2008 TV schedules. FULL STORY HERE


GOLDEN GLOVES GET NEW GUY

June 6, 2007 - (Variety) - Jorge Camara was elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. for 2007-08 at the annual election meeting held Tuesday. Stint will be Camara's fifth as president. He replaces Phil Berk. Camara, a 42-year HFPA member, works for a number of Mexican and Latin American outlets. Org is best known for dispensing the annual Golden Globe awards. Mike Goodridge was elected VP. Serge Rakhlin was elected executive secretary and Meher Tatna treasurer. The members of the incoming board of directors will be Mahfouz Doss (chairman), Armando Gallo, Anke Hofmann, Erkki Kanto, Paz Mata and Frances Schonberger (alternate). FULL STORY HERE


EVA MENDES, MEG RYAN, MORE TEAM UP FOR "THE WOMEN"

Jun 1, 2007 - (The Post Chronicle) - Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing and Candice Bergen are teaming up for a remake of the 1939 classic The Women. The cast members, who have either signed up for the movie or are on the verge of doing so, will be directed by Diane English, who has spent more than 10 years trying to get the project off the ground. FULL STORY HERE

 

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR/ASSISTANT FOR COMEDY SKETCHES

We are getting set to produce 10+ 30 second comedy sketches, and are looking to hire a Production Coordinator/Assistant: exact title will depend on your experience and what you able to handle.

This is a paid position.

I need creative people that don't have to be "managed" I want people that can collaborate. Also, there will be more of this in the future so I'd really like to find people that can get into this material and style.

TO APPLY: email a short cover letter outlining your experience, and a resume and contact information to:
beatnik@beatnikcafe.com


FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMER (ANY LOCATION)

WE are looking for a female vocal performer FROM ANY PART OF THE WORLD!

YOU EVER WANTED TO SING AND NEVER HAD THE CHANCE BEFORE.
NOW YOU CAN!

Please send to composer OCTAVIO TSHELABI any demo to tshelo@mac.com
He doesn’t mind, he doesn't care if it is bad recorded, just let him hear it.

We need a vocal female performer for a special project…"movie" to be the main song.

NOTE: OCTAVIO TSHELABI is a well-known music composer in Europe, here is his profile in my space: http://www.myspace.com/octaviotshelebi

Also check the voice and the atmosphere of the song we are creating at the link of the movie:
http://www.myspace.com/withoutfinishingmycoat

Please send to OCTAVIO TSHELABI any demo to tshelo@mac.com or e-mail me at mas@masandmore.com

Thank you so much,
Miguel Mas
Writer/Producer/Director
“without finishing my coat”
www.masandmore.com


EDITOR AND MOTION GRAPHICS ARTIST

Beatnik Cafe is getting set to produce a number of 30 second comedy sketches and is seeking an Editor and Motion Graphics Artist.

There is pay.

I need creative people that don't have to be "managed." I want people that can collaborate.

There will be more of this in the future, so I'd really like to find people that can get into this material and style.

Creative Editor:
FCP, ideally you have your own system and software. We have a laptop in case we decide to do some onsite capture. If you have a place to edit, let me know - this is a plus as well.
Experience editing comedy a plus, think about editing comedy central footage into a trailer.

Motion Graphics Aritst:
This could be done by the editor if you have examples in your reel to send me that will be great. I may hire a separate person for this position, but I'd prefer to hire one person for all of the post.

TO SUBMIT: email your resume, and a LINK to your reel to:
beatnik@beatnikcafe.com


JR PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT AT SiTV

This position requires an understanding of the day-to-day, immediate needs of production, while being mindful of the procedures and controls necessary for corporate.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
. Extensive experience in all aspects of general and production accounting, cost allocation, payroll, purchase orders, AP, petty cash.
. Weekly payroll and the activities associated with this processing.
. Experience in basic payroll data such as new hires, termination's, transfers, wage adjustments.
. Perform all of the steps necessary to update the payroll files in preparation for wage payments.
. Will ensure that proper financial approvals are in place before processing payments.
. Review and enter highly detailed invoices to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
. Enter all invoices and expense reports to proper general ledger account.
. Manage invoice approval process.
. Prepare weekly check runs.
. Maintain current status on all A/P accounts.
. Prepare year end filings 1099's and 1042's.
. Must be proficient in Excel, Vista and EP Budgeting.
. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
. Will have an understanding of annual budgets, annual forecasts, reporting, and financial analysis.
. Ability to develop and enforce sound accounting policies and procedures.
. Administrative duties such as filing and copying.
. Other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

A Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree in accounting and/or Finance and a minimum of two years of strong accounting experience is required. Previous production accounting experience within the film industry is desired. The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills and be a confident self-starter who is extremely organized. We are looking for a team player who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. Must be able to express thoughts logically in written and verbal for a professional environment; must be able to interact effectively with all levels of the organization

EOE

Qualified candidates are asked for forward their resume AND salary history to jobs@sitv.com No phone calls please!


POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR AT SiTV

SiTV Cable Network seeks full-time Post Production Supervisor for Evening Shift Monday-Friday (5:30pm-2:30am).

Job Requirements:

Knowledge including but not limited to overseeing, supervising and maintaining staff schedules.

Assisting with show input/outputs to digi-beta and QC maintaining delivery schedules required.

Oversees, and maintains the technical/broadcast standards & delivery elements for all original programming while supervising the machine room staff including standard and high def.

Ability to multi-task and interface with Editors & Audio Mixers to organize and coordinate on-time delivery elements.

Must have exceptional knowledge of FCP and professional A/V & FCP troubleshooting skills as well as additional software knowledge and installation skills, networking skills, server media management with individual cut/projects.

Willingness to embrace projects to fulfill the overall needs of the Production Team.

Knowledge of the Latino culture helpful.

Requires:

A minimum of 5-7 years Post Production experience. Extensive background with various editing softwares including Final Cut Pro. Previous supervisory experience is mandatory. Ability to work the evening shift (5:30pm - 2:30am) a must.

Exceptional communication and leadership skills are required. Seeking an energetic and reliable candidate with the strong need to achieve excellence.

EOE

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


CASTING: TELEVISION PILOT

BOOMTOWN
From Writer/Producer of the film ‘Honey’, comes a riotous comedy of two
hustlers, one black - one white, showcasing themselves, trying every scheme
and antic trying to launch their own record label.

BROWNFELLAS INC. - Executive Producers: Donny Harrell & Alonzo Brown
Producer Larry Green

Where:
Patricia Sturla Studios, Inc.
3440 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90010

When:
Friday, June 8th & Monday, June 11th 2007

Time:
11am – 4pm

CASTING BREAKDOWN

D - Black male, early-mid 20’s. Smooth talker, hip hop vibe, self assure.

Jay - White male, early-mid 20’s. Kevin Federline / Jamie Kennedy type,
quick talker, stylish.

Nicole - Black female, early-late 20’s. Attractive body, strong attitude.

Chris Hunter - Black male, early 30’s. Stocky build, a character.

Big Mike - Black male, late 20’s. Heavy set, intimidating but nice.

Karen - 50% Asian 50% Black, early-mid 20’s. Typical college girl.

Vanessa - Latino female, 20’s. Voluptuous body, high spirited, hard working.

Beverly - White female, early-late 20’s. Trendy chick very much into hip
hop.

Submit head-shot & resume by Email:
adam@adamjacobo.com

 

 

Editor

Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
9513 Longden Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780
626-614-8277

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