June 12, 2007


What Is 'Exclusiva'?
"Exclusiva" is your source for news about the Hispanic world. Created and anchored by David Puente, "Exclusiva" brings you in-depth interviews, information and breaking news.

Did you miss our exclusive interview with Barbara Walters about her personal and professional relationship with Cuba's Fidel Castro - or our exclusive with Bolivian President Evo Morales after he spoke at the U.N. General Assembly? Did you catch Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith speaking to "Exclusiva" about the challenges in Hollywood and on the Broadway stage? Griffith even spoke to us in Spanish. Can you imagine being lost at sea for nine months and living to tell about it? We covered the Mexican fishermen who did.

You can watch "Exclusiva" on ABC News Now and via streaming video on abcnews.com. But you can also listen to the "Exclusiva" podcast on iTunes and read the "Exclusiva" blog on abcnews.com. The video, the podcast and the blog all report the news - international politics, entertainment, culture and sports - from Latin America and the Hispanic world.

"Exclusiva" is also interactive. You can join the conversation on our blog and send in your questions via cell phone video for the newsmakers that we interview.

A new "Exclusiva" is produced every Thursday at 1 p.m. ET. A Spanish-language "Exclusiva" is also available on iTunes.

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL - He's one of the most loving fathers on TV, loves his daughter no matter what. Tony Plana, Ugly Betty's dad, on his career, the success of the show and how his own father went face to face with Che Guevara in order to leave Cuba. An amazing story.




The deadline for submission to the FOX Diversity Development's Writers Initiative is JUNE 15, 2007. We are looking for ORIGINAL television pilots for both 1 hour dramas and ½ hour comedies. For detailed submission information please go to www.fox.com/diversity and click on the "Writer Submissions" link.


The NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) has successfully completed a two year pilot and has begun its third year cycle in 2007.  NALAC members who are Latino working artists, ensembles and small and mid-sized Latino arts and cultural organizations are eligible to apply. Grants range in size from $2,500 to $10,000. NFA grants provide organizational support to help build the internal capacity of Latino arts organizations, support the creation and presentation of works by Latino independent artists and ensembles, and strengthen communities by investing in the creative and cultural assets of Latinos in the U.S.

Applications can be submitted in English or in Spanish. The NFA application and guidelines are available on the NALAC website.

The NALAC Fund for the Arts is supported by the Ford Foundation and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and new NFA partners Southwest Airlines and the City of San Antonio Cultural Collaborative.

For more information contact
Grant Program Manager
1208 Buena Vista
San Antonio, TX 78207
E-mail:  grantmanager@nalac.org


What's HOT in Latino Media & Entertainment

Date: June 14, 2007
Time: 6:30 pm PST - 9:00 pm PST
 Location: Fenwick and West801 California St.Mountain View, CA 94041

Event Details:
This month Hispanic-Net and NALIP San Francisco Chapter bring you a never before Bay Area gathering of industry experts from across the different media and entertainment landscape to discuss what's HOT in U.S. focused Latino media and entertainment including how digital media and technologies are transforming their business.  

The panel will explore questions such as:

- What are the next-generation ways of consuming media?
- What are Latinos preferences for content and content delivery?
- How are companies taking advantage of the multi-platform landscape?
- What Latino content can consumers expect to see in the near future
 and how will they access and consume it?
- What will it take to survive as a Latino Media and Entertainment
 company in the next 5 years?

6:30-7:30 pm Networking
7:30-9:00 pm Panel Discussion
 - Marcela Medina | Univision
 - Ramu Yalamanchi | hi5 
 - Ralph Garvin | MiraThis
 - Levi Shapiro |Telephia
 - Pedro Vargas | SanDisk
 - Ed Leon | SiTV
 - Carlos Motalvo | Jaman
 - Salvador Castaneda | CloudLink

More information and online registration are available here:

Discount rate for NALIP members


The 7th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) will be held March 13-21, 2008 in Tiburon, California, a showcase for the independent films and filmmakers from around the world.

Submissions are open to all genres of film: Fiction, documentary, short, animation, experimental, student, children, sports, music video.....from any nation in the world.

In March 2007, TIFF showed more than 250 films from 90 countries from 3000 plus submissions.

The festival has honored many great filmmakers like: Orson Welles, Sam Pekinpah, Luchino Visconti, Charlie Chaplin, Santiago Alvarez, John Frankenheimer, George Stevens, Malcolm McDowell, James Coburn, Saul Zaentz, Brad Bird, Paul Mazursky, Mark Rydell .....

The Tiburon International Film Festival is proud to be the platform for the independent filmmakers from around the world, with premieres like Academy Award winner "West Bank Story" (US) by Ari Sandel, and Academy Award nominee "7:35 am" (7:35 de la mañana) from Spain by Nacho Vigalondo .... and many films, which were picked up for distribution .... and countless films that were invited to other festivals after premiering at TIFF.

Golden Reel Award
The films submitted to the Tiburon International Film Festival are eligible to win the Golden Reel Award in several categories: Best Fiction, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Short, Best Animation, Best Children Film, Best Student Film, Best Music Video, Best Sports Film .....and the winners of all categories will be announced during a formal ceremony at the end of the Festival.

Entry form and eligibility guidelines are available on the festival website under Submit Films:

The deadline for submissions is: December 1, 2007.



A record number twenty-five feature films have been chosen to receive financial grants from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Fund, the organization announced today, including one to LPA Fellow/Estela Rising Star winner Natalia Almada. Natalia, who also participated in the Latino Media Market, was awarded $30,000 for her upcoming project "El General" which she is working on in Mexico.

In the words of The Sundance Institute, the organization supports U.S. and international documentaries that "explore the issues of our time with innovative, compelling storytelling."


“Abrelatas” a television program on Mexico’s Arts and Culture channel, Canal Once (Channel 11), will be doing a spotlight tonight on Daniel Eduvijes Carrera’s short film PRIMERA COMUNION. A jury award winner at this year’s Guadalajara International Film Festival, PRIMERA COMUNION has also gone on to win Best Narrative Short at the Cine Las Americas Film Festival and will be screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival later this month.

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.

If you have cable access to Mexico’s Canal Once please tune in tonight at 8pm PDT (10pm CDT) to view brief clips from the film and an interview with the director at the XXII annual Guadalajara International Film Festival.

For more information regarding PRIMERA COMUNION, please email Daniel.



Jun. 7, 2007 - (The Hollywood Reporter) - "Grindhouse" mastermind Robert Rodriguez will receive the first-ever Visionary Award during The Hollywood Reporter's 36th annual Key Art Awards on June 15 at the Beverly Hilton. "Robert Rodriguez is a creative genius and the perfect person to receive our inaugural Visionary Award," said John Kilcullen, publisher of The Hollywood Reporter. "Few filmmakers raise the bar as high as Rodriguez, and it is no coincidence that last year 'Sin City' was a big winner at the Key Art Awards." FULL STORY HERE


Jun. 8, 2007 - (ScreenDaily.com) - Guillermo del Toro begins principal photography today on Universal's Hellboy 2 in Hungary. With an estimated budget of $72m, the film is biggest ever to shoot in Hungary. The production also benefits from the country's 20% tax rebate, which helped Budapest woo the shoot away from Prague, where del Toro filmed Hellboy in 2003. Based on Mike Mignola's comic book series, Hellboy 2 stars Ron Perlman, Selma Blair and Doug Jones. The sequel sees the title character squaring off against mythical characters who want to take over the earth. Universal plans an August 2008 release in the US. FULL STORY HERE


Jun. 7, 2007 - SAN JOSE (PRNewswire) - The 2,000 delegates attending the National Association of Hispanic Journalists' 25th Anniversary Convention (Jun. 13-16) at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center will be treated to a sneak preview of the likely seminal immigration movie of the decade, as writer-director Glenn Palmedo-Smith's San Diego-set bilingual 35mm feature film "The Hungry Woman" will unspool Thu. Jun. 14 at 8:00 p.m. before the nation's leading Latino print and broadcast news professionals at the historic California Theatre here, it was announced by NAHJ executive director Ivan Roman. FULL STORY HERE



In The Life Media is seeking an energetic Development Officer with a passion for fundraising and LGBT television to join our three-person Development team. The DO is responsible for activities to secure funding from foundations, corporations and major donors in support of ITL’s annual fund. The Officer reports to the Director of Development.

Foundation & Corporate Fundraising (40%)
• Proactively reach out to new funders by identifying existing connections and coordinating strategies to build relationships with new foundations
• Create corporate sponsorship materials and coordinate approaches to potential sponsors • Write proposals and detailed progress reports
• Prepare project budgets and compiles financial information
• Conduct research to identify new corporate and foundation prospects
• Develop briefing documents
• Assimilate information about In The Life from a variety of sources in order to develop persuasive documents
• Assist in the production in the annual income budget for ITL with a focus on grants revenue

Major Gifts (30%)
• Work with the Director of Development:
o to steward existing major donors,
o preparing research and briefing materials for cultivation and solicitation appointments,
o responding to inquiries from current major donors, and
o coordinating funding credits with our presenting station and American Public Television
• Draft major donor acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
• Identify and research major gift prospects

Special Events (15%)
• Work with Director of Development and Development Coordinator to identify and solicit corporate sponsors for In The Life special events
• Co-manage with the Development Coordinator and Director all events.
Administrative Duties (15%)
• Coordinate production of Development marketing materials
• Maintain donor files and records
• Co-Manage and maintain member/ donor database
• Other projects/duties as assigned by the Development Director

Required Skills
• 2-3 year(s) experience in foundation funding, grant writing or comparable background
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Flexible, creative, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
• Highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Experience in using a fundraising database
• Experience in using Mac based software a plus

Qualified parties should email their resume, cover letter and two-three writing samples to Christian John Lillis, Director of Development, at clillis@inthelifetv.org or by fax: 212.255.6097. No phone calls please.

In The Life Media is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. People of color and transgender applicants are encouraged to apply.


Writer wanted for hour-long TV drama: this is a Legal Drama: shoe name is "Thy Will Be Done."

We need a pilot treatment to be done. You will be working with the show runner/executive producer.

This is a real family drama - no blood and guts, but family law that is not based in the court room.

Writers do NOT need to be WGA - you just need to be a really good writer.

Pay is negotiable depending upon experience.

TO SUBMIT: email writing samples and resume to:


Tapestry International in Monmouth County, NJ is looking for fluent spoken and written Spanish language users for television writers/series producers, AP's and production assistants. Go to this link on Mandy.com:


Looking for 3 cameramen with own DVX100A (or equivalent) package located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for documentary project to be shot in Santa Fe, periodically throughout summer. NON-UNION. Please send rates (range), samples of your work, contact info and an idea of your summer availability throught Labor Day Weekend to: cunliffe@juno.com
I will be in Santa Fe June 14 through June 26, and plan to meet with interested parties to discuss project.

Patricia Cunliffe
Joie de Vivre Productions


We are seeking a strong actor to play Eddie
Good Looking Hispanic Male
Age range - 25-30
Strong Speaking Voice

He will work opposite the beautiful and talented Elysa Gomez for the
FAT GIRLS - The Musical
(this show is about size acceptance and empowerment)

Performances: At the Nakano Theatre in Torrance, CA
Show Dates: July 14th thru Aug. 12th
Rehearsals begin June 10th

The auditions are this Thursday night (6/7/07) starting at 8pm in
Carson. Here is the address:

Carson Civic Center
801 E. Carson St.
Carson, CA 90745

Take the 110S. to 405 S. Exit Avalon Rd. Then turn left on Carson. Then at the first light, turn left on Civic Plaza Dr. You drive around to the front of the building...there is a long walkway leading to glass doors. Follow it back to the elevator and go to the 2nd floor. There will be signs so you won't get lost. When you get off the elevator...the room is right there.

Auditions are between 8pm - 9pm. Call Jackie Levy if you plan on attending the audition. 310-721-1962. You can email your headshot and resume to : Dudleyschild@ aol.com
Please bring a headshot and resume! We will have sides for you to read when you get there.


Very busy broadcast design / production company looking for talented and experienced motion graphics artist with a minimum of 3 years experience.

Must have strong design and animation skills using After Effects. 3D experience using Cinema 4D is a plus.

To start immediately, Los Angeles area only. Freelance to start with possible full-time position in the future.

TO APPLY: email your resume and LINK to your demo to:
Mail your resume and physical demo to:
JMADV Advertising and Productions
Attn: Sergio Cardenas
16122 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, Ca 91406




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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