June 19, 2007

22ND ANNUAL IMAGEN AWARDS

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

At the 22nd Annual Imagen Awards on Saturday, July 28 at 7 PM, The Imagen Foundation will bestow the President's Award to Disney-ABC Television Group with an acceptance by Anne Sweeney, Co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, President, Disney-ABC Television Group; the Lifetime Achievement Award to Walter Ulloa, Chairman & CEO, Entravision; the Creative Achievement Award to America Ferrara, star of ABC's Ugly Betty; and the Norman Lear Writer's Award to Cynthia Cidre, writer of Cane, an upcoming CBS Latino-cast series, it was announced this morning along with the 2007 nominees at The Television Academy ceremony, hosted by actors Constance Marie and Eddie Matos.

The Imagen Awards were established in 1985 to encourage and recognize the positive portrayal of Latinos in all media and to increase Latino representation at all levels of the entertainment industry.

"Our move to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in collaboration with The Music Center is a very ambitious one. It more than doubles the size of last year's gala and reinforces the bridge between the Latino and entertainment communities," stated Helen Hernandez, Founder of The Imagen Foundation and creator of the pioneering Imagen Awards, which annually draws A-list stars and luminaries from the world of Latino entertainment.

The move became a necessity to accommodate this year's explosion of interest in every area from award submissions and talent involvement to attendance and sponsorship.

Hernandez stated, "The quality and level of our entries reflect the growing creativity and talent that the Latino community brings to the world of entertainment."
Complete list of nominees, information on hosts and honorees available at www.imagen.org. and http://imagen.ipressroom.com.

INVITATION FOR NALIP MEMBERS TO ATTEND

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 would like to extend a very special invitation to all NALIP members to support us at the 22nd Annual Imagen Awards.

22nd Annual Imagen Awards
July 28th, 2007
Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Imagen Foundation is offering all NALIP members the opportunity to attend this years star studded annual event at a discounted donation rate. For discounted ticket information available to all NALIP members with proof of membership, please contact Brenda Herrera at bherrera@imagen.org.


NHMC FALL 2007 TELEVISION WRITERS PROGRAM, DEADLINE AUGUST 17

National Latino Media Council Fall 2007 Television Writers Program

This program is not for beginners. It is for those writers who can write at least one half-hour comedy or one-hour dramatic television script in English within a five-week period of time.

The program will take place in Los Angeles, CA from October 13 to November 17th, 2007. Each participant is expected to complete at least one script by the end of the five-week session, which will then be read by network executives. Those writers whose scripts show promise will be interviewed and mentored by the network executives with the idea of placing them on a show. Five of our writers from previous sessions have already been placed.

A stipend of $250 per week will be given to each participant. Flight, housing, and meals will be provided.

The program will commence on October 13th. If selected, you must be available to fly and stay in Los Angeles, CA from October 13 - November 17, 2007

Writing samples must be in English and Television scripts are preferred. Please note that writing teams are ineligible. The deadline for submissions is August 17th. Scripts will be evaluated and program participants announced on September 24th.

For writing samples to be considered, please submit the following:
* Program Application
* Resume/Bio
* Writing Sample (1)
* Notarized release forms
* Explain why you want to write for television in one page or less

You must have Acrobat Reader installed to download and view the Program Application & Release Forms.

Writing sample must be post marked by August 17th and sent to:

National Latino Media Council
1201 W. 5th St., Suite T-205
Los Angeles, CA 90017

For more information please call Acasia Flores at (213) 534-3026


BE A DIVERSITY FELLOW AT LATV FEST

The Diversity Fellowship program will help producers and writers from diverse backgrounds better navigate this business and continue their career development. Seventeen fellows will each receive a customized program of workshops, meetings with executives from sponsoring partners (FOX, Scripps, MTV, ESPN and Walter Kaitz Foundation), LATVF registration, and three nights stay at the Orlando Hotel. Apply now! Download application and return by June 22.

 

LATINO FILMS AT THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL

Don’t miss out on these great films by Latinos at the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Made in L.A.

USA, 2007, 70 min
In English and Spanish with Spanish subtitles and with English subtitles

Sat, Jun 23 / Noon
Mann Festival Theatre
FREE COMMUNUITY SCREENING. Q&A to follow with filmmaker and women in the film.

Directed By: Almudena Carracedo
Producers: Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo
Cinematographer: Almudena Carracedo
Editors: Lisa Leeman, Almudena Carracedo
Music: Joseph Julian Gonzalez

MADE IN L.A. follows the remarkable journey of three Latina immigrants working in L.A.'s garment factories and their struggle for self-empowerment as they wage a three-year battle to bring a major clothing retailer to the negotiating table. In intimate verit style, MADE IN L.A. offers a rare and poignant glimpse into this "other" California, where immigrants in many industries toil long hours for sub-minimum wages, fighting for an opportunity in a new country.A film by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar.In Spanish and English with bilingual subtitles.


Bajo Juarez, the city devouring its daughters

Mexico, 2007, 97 min
In Spanish with English subtitles
Fri, Jun 22 / 4:45pm
Landmark's Regent Theatre
Sat, Jun 23 / 10:15pm
Landmark's Regent Theatre

Directed By: Alejandra Sánchez,
José Antonio Cordero
Writers: Alejandra Sánchez, José Antonio Cordero
Producer: Alejandra Sánchez
Executive Producer: Alejandra Sánchez
Cinematographer: Erika Licea
Editors: José Antonio Cordero, Alejandra Sánchez
Music: Tareke Ortiz
Featuring: Norma Andrade, Marilu Andrade, Carmelita Argueta, David Meza

Between 2003 and 2005, 432 women were murdered in Juarez, Mexico. Directors Alejandra Sánchez and José Antonio Cordero go beyond this startling statistic to give voice to the families and loved ones left behind and to uncover massive official neglect and corruption in the face of what has become an epidemic of killing. As young women from all over Mexico continue to stream into Juarez looking for low-paying factory jobs, the filmmakers shed significant light on the chilling connections between poverty and exploitation in a city where money and power can guarantee getting away with murder.


Copacabana

Argentina, 2006, 56 min
In Spanish with English subtitles
USA Premiere

Sat, Jun 23 / 2:15pm
Majestic Crest Theatre

Tue, Jun 26 / 9:45pm
Landmark's Regent Theatre

Directed By: Martín Rejtman
Producer: Martín Rejtman
Executive Producer: Rosa Martínez Rivero
Cinematographer: Diego Poleri
Editor: Martín Mainoli

A group of women dance down a crowded Buenos Aires street, their colorful skirts swirling around them. It’s the Festival of Nuestra Señora de Copacabana, and the Bolivian community in Argentina is mounting a procession to their patron saint that will last long into the night. Filmmaker Martín Rejtman is there as well, capturing the pageantry in elliptical moments of dance and music. One of the founding fathers of the New Argentine Cinema, Rejtman makes his documentary debut with Copacabana, a remarkably original look at the immigrant experience in Latin America.


First Communion
Primera Comunión

Mexico , USA, 2007, 14 min
In Spanish with English subtitles

plays in Shorts Program 4

Fri, Jun 22 / 7:00pm
Majestic Crest Theatre
Sun, Jul 1 / 12:30pm
Majestic Crest Theatre

Directed By: Daniel Eduvijes Carrera
Writer: Daniel Eduvijes Carrera
Producer: Ozcar Ramirez Gonzalez
Cinematographers: Amir Galvan, Tomás Morales
Editor: Daniel Eduvijes Carrera

A young outsider is confronted with the harsh rituals of a rustic Mexican pueblo where cruelty underlies street life and Catholicism alike.

For directions and ticket sales please visit www.lafilmfest.com

 

DISCOVERY EN ESPANOL TO PREMIERE IMMIGRATION DOC

Jun. 13, 2007 - MIAMI (WorldScreen.com) - Discovery en Espanol will premiere an original documentary, Viviendo En Las Sombras, focusing on the illegal immigration debate, on Sunday, June 24, at 9 p.m. Viviendo En Las Sombras features the real-life profiles of illegal immigrants as they struggle to raise their children, earn a living and dream of a better future. These profiles include dramatic first-person accounts about what it’s like to live as an undocumented worker. The documentary also touches on the current immigration bill being debated in Congress and presents the opinions of those on both sides of the issue, including politicians, immigration lawyers, and community leaders. Participants include Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart; Dan Stein, the president of FAIR; Jonathan Encarnacion, the director of Centro Hispano Daniel Torres; and prominent national activists Nora Sandigo, Jose Oviedo, and Jose Lagos, among others. FULL STORY HERE


THIS WEEK ON ABC NEWS "EXCLUSIVA"

ABC News' David Puente brings you the latest on the immigration debate in the U.S. including details about a man who single-handedly delivered more than one million letters to law makers. We'll tell you who wrote the letters and what they said about immigration reform.

Then, a look at an on-line initiative in Uruguay to legalize abortion. Find out what thousands are doing to defend a 20-year-old woman who was criminally charged for having an abortion in that country. She and those who performed the abortion face time behind bars.

Plus, gearing up for Father's Day, we speak to one of the most loving dads on TV: Tony Plana, Ugly Betty's papa, on his career, the success of the Ugly Betty, and how his own father went face to face with Che Guevara in order to leave Cuba. Plus, the actor talks about the recent Hispanic Alma Awards on ABC and why African-American artists like Prince and Beyonce were asked to perform.

And on-line at the "Exclusiva" blog, find out why the United States is spending American dollars in El Salvador to have the once prized tattoos of former gang members removed. Are the reformed former gang members willing or will there be a rumble? And why has the US decided to spend American dollars for this? Tell us what you think. http://blogs.abcnews.com/exclusiva

 

DP, MAKE-UP ARTIST, SOUND OPERATOR

Primo Pictures is currently in pre-production on a HD short film to be shot at the end of August. We seek highly experienced people who are willing to travel and work on a modestly budgeted short.

This is an independent non-union film with pay, food, lodging and a copy of the film.

Please contact Primo Pictures at:
primopictures@yahoo.com

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


SPANISH SPEAKERS FOR ADR ON THESIS FILM

I am looking for 2 Spanish speaking women and 3 Spanish speaking men for my thesis film Niña Quebrada (www.ninaquebradafilm.com).

This will be for an hour ADR session to record mostly crowd scenes. Since this is a student film, we are very limited budget wise, so we can offer a $25.00 stipend for the hour.

The recording will take place on Wednesday, June 20 at 11:00 am in Burbank.

If interested please contact me ASAP:

Diana Romero
323 316 4982
gypsyfilms@yahoo.com


WRITER FOR ONE HOUR LEGAL TV DRAMA

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:
jaxiotis@hotmail.com


CASTING: VENEZUELAN MEN FOR FEATURE

Casting call for two Venezuelan men and beisball players, between the ages of 18-25 for a film (no acting experience required) MUST be Venezuelan (full accent).

ORLANDO 18-early 20's. VENEZUELAN. A talented catcher from Venezuela who has been playing minor league ball in the United States for several years, he is a joker with a great sense of humor. Helpful, energetic, and a steadfast friend, Orlando speaks English and Spanish.

ED-18-early 20's. VENEZUELAN. A talent baseball player, he is Orlando's friend and has been playing in the States for 3 years. Also a joker with a great sense of humor.

BASEBALL/ATHLETIC SKILLS A MUST.
MUST SPEAK SPANISH FLUENTLY
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Our film is about a Dominican baseball player who goes from the Academy to Spring Training and then to a minor league team, making friend with two Venezuelan baseball players. The film is being directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, who last directed HALF NELSON, and produced by the people who made MARIA FULL OF GRACE. It will be shot this Aug/Sept in Iowa and Arizona.

If INTERESTED IN BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS FILM, please send a digital photo and contact information ASAP to sugarcasting@gmail.com or call AMELIA at 212-219-5094

You might know someone perfect for this. You can mention my name, Natasha Perez, but please, only sent an email if applies.

Amelia Rasche
Casting Associate
Cindy Tolan's office
451 Greenwich St, 7th Fl
New York, NY 10013
212-219-5094


CASTING: "CESAR AND RUBEN" MUSICAL

"CESAR AND RUBEN" MUSICAL
NO HO ARTS THEATRE
AEA 99 SEAT PLAN
DIRECTOR/WRITER: ED BEGLEY, JR.
REHEARSALS BEGIN JULY 2
PREVIEWS BEGIN AUGUST 3RD
RUN OF SHOW AUGUST 10TH THRU SEPT. 9TH
THURSDAYS THRU SUNDAY WITH SUNDAY MATINEES

The original production of this piece won a Nosotros award and 4 Valley Theater awards. This play has the support of the Cesar Chavez Foundation as well as the United Farm Workers and Cesar's family. This is a musical which features music from Carlos Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Lalo Gurrero, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Don Henley, Ruben Blades, Carmencristina Moreno, David Crosby, Phil Collins, Control Machete, David Grey

SEEKING-

Each actor will be performing at least 4 roles. All performers will be
singing and dancing.

HELEN: LATINA FEMALE 30-50 (WILL PLAY THE AGE RANGE), CESAR'S WIFE. MUST
HAVE A STRONG VOICE.

LIBRADO/TOUGH GUY #2/ NERGI/ DANNY: Latino Male, 30 - 50.

RICHARD/DANCER/WORKER/ GROWN FERNANDO/LAWYER: Latino Male, 30 - 50.

COOK/TOUGH GUY #3/ THUG #2/ (U.S. RUBEN): Latino Male, 30 - 50.

TOUGH GUY/GIL/ REPORTER/ THUG/JUAN: Latino Male, 30 - 50.

DANCER/WOMAN #3/U.S. HELEN/JUANA/DOCTOR: Female Latina, 30-50.

CHILDREN:

YOUNG CESAR / FERNANDO: Male Latino, 10-11.

TOMAS/ YOUNG RICHARD (U.S. YOUNG CESAR): Male Latino, 10-11.

 

Send h/r to:

RICKI G. MASLAR
UNCONDITIONAL ENTERTAINMENT
3607 MAGNOLIA BLVD., SUITE 3
BURBANK, CA 91505
"CESAR AND RUBEN"


CASTING: SHORT FILM IN ARIZONA (PHOENIX)

Now casting for Short Film, "Pa" to be shot in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, July 7th. "Pa" is the story of successful young Jaime returning back to his grandfather's ranch one last time to say goodbye.

Characters casting:

Santiago
Middle aged Latino farmer. Rough, macho exterior, but genuinely
caring on the inside. Must speak some Spanish reasonably well.

Guillermo
Older Latino man, nearing the end of his life. Jovial, happy, wise
old man. Must be fluent in Spanish.

Martha
Middle-aged Latina woman. Caring, motherly type. Ability to speak
some Spanish a plus, but not required.

Auditions will be held Friday, June 22nd from 11:30am-2:30pm.
1700 N 7th Avenue, Suite #250
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Some pay, copy, credit, and meals provided.

Please e-mail headshot and resume to: miguel.duran@gmail.com for consideration.


CREW FOR HD SHORT

RAW, a new short by Roberto Lopez is currently seeking a gaffer, dp, steadicam, jib op, and prop master for an explosive story of a young black man who seeks revenge on the one who's responsible for his brother's death while serving his country in Iraq.

The shoot will take place in August and will be submitted to Sundance and Slamdance. Pay is involved. Roberto's last short, Crazyheads was accepted over ten film festivals.

TO APPLY: email Roberto Lopez at melvinthehermit@yahoo.com

 

 

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