February 1, 2007

THE 53rd ROBERT FLAHERTY FILM SEMINAR

CREATIVE DEMOLITION:
RECONSTRUCTING CULTURE THROUGH INNOVATIONS IN FILM AND VIDEO

SOUTH OF THE OTHER
June 16th-22nd, 2007
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

NALIP, in association with the FLAHERTY International Film Seminars, again offers a NALIP Membership Development (Matching Grant) Program Opportunity: Scholarships to the 2007 Flaherty Film Seminar in Poughkeepsie , New York June 16-22. 3 Professional Development Fellowships are offered to NALIP members: $350 from IFS, $350 from NALIP will be given to each NALIP Fellow towards the $1000 tuition (covers room, board, materials, travel for the entire week) and travel.

APPLICATIONS at: www.flahertyseminar.org/scholarships_home.htm

**Deadline March 19***

The Professional Development Fellowship is designed for emerging or mid-career professionals such as filmmakers, programmers, writers, scholars, archivists, and media librarians, who might otherwise be unable to attend the Seminar without financial aid. Grants are applied directly towards registration for the seminar.

To apply, follow the instructions on the application form and submit all the requested materials in PDF or Word format to ifs@flahertyseminar.org . All documentation must be submitted by March 19,2007

This is for NALIP members only -- check your status at our office: 310-395-8880 or renew today at www.nalip.org!

This Year's Seminar - South of the Other: Using as a point of departure the remarkably intoxicating historical period of social change during which people throughout the globe refused the political and cultural domination of imperialism, the 2007 Flaherty Film Seminar will explore the myriad ways in which cinema from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe has exploded, invented and reconfigured notions of the self and'Ôthe other.' Themes such as homelands, migration, identity, gender, cultural specificity, Third Cinema, and notions of "the popular" will be examined.

Programmers are Cinema Tropical co-founder and co-director Carlos A. Gutiérrez, and African Film Festival founder Mahen Bonetti.

This weeklong program entices viewers to partake in unusual and unexpected ways. Beyond merely bearing witness, participants will engage in interactive media, re-imagine social roles and models of behavior, and break down the barriers that keep audiences safely seated and the maker tucked behind a camera...

http://www.flahertyseminar.org/


NALIP PRODUCER GABE NIETO OPENS "CONSTELLATION" THIS FRIDAY

The feature film "Constellation" will be in theaters starting this Friday, February 2nd. For the trailer, pics, and cast and crew data, visit the website at www.constellationthefilm.com

Release Date: February 2, 2007
Run Time: 1 hr. 36 min.
Rating: PG-13 - brief strong language and a sexual reference
Cast: Billy Dee Williams, Zoe Saldana, Hill Harper
Director: Jordan Walker-Pearlman
Genre: Drama
Synopsis: Constellation is the story about the lives of an African-American family in the South that must come to terms with an unwanted past and the problems that arose from a difficult interracial affair. Inevitably, the father must summon the courage to face the demons of his past during a difficult period of change for his family, during a period of racial upheaval in America. Get more from the Web.

 

CONFERENCE 8
March 8 – 11, 2007 Newport Beach, CA

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR NALIPsters ON VIEW
DEADLINE: Friday, February 02, 2007

Don’t miss the opportunity to screen your shorts, experimental projects, and works-in-progress!
Submit your DVD for a curated spot in the NALIPsters Screening Room!
Selected works will be published in the Conference program w/photo & credits.


DEADLINES approaching soon!

Early Bird Registration DEADLINE – February 05, 2007

Scholarship Application DEADLINE – February 05, 2007


Joey Medina, morning host of Los Angeles radio station Latino 96.3, confirmed as NALIP’s Saturday Gala host!

Joey Medina, a Puerto Rican who was born and raised in the Bronx, New York is one of the funniest stand-up comedians in the country today. Joey spent most of his teen years perfecting boxing skills that would one day earn him a shot at the world title. He even held the title of Arizona State Boxing Champion.

He can also be seen starring in Paramount's motion picture “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy” with Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez and George Lopez and Alex Reymundo.


Recently confirmed speakers

Chris Thomas, Chief Strategist, Intel
Reynaldo Gil, Commendo
Quincy D. Jones III, QD3
Paul E. Campbell, QD3
Josh Norek, Nacional Records

Visit the Conference website at www.nalip.org under Conference 8 to read more about the program, speakers and awards

 

NALIP MENTOR PRODUCED "LA MISMA LUNA" SCORE

Feb. 1, 2007 - Daniel Hamuy, Composer and Mentor of Nalip's 2005-2006 Latino Producers Academy, recently worked on the Sundance hit film "La Misma Luna" directed by Patricia Riggen. Daniel produced and coordinated the original score as well as Midi Programming and mixing. Groundbreaking recording techniques were used, due to the time constraints. The music was recorded with the Prague Symphonic National orchestra, and monitored from a studio in Los Angeles. Also overdubs were recorded in Argentina and monitored via video-conference in real time from Keysound Productions Studios, in Los Angeles.


LATINA FILMMAKER'S DOVE COMMERCIAL MAKES TOP 10 LIST

Feb. 1, 2007 - LOS ANGELES - Emerging filmmaker, Yasmina Cadiz's spec commercial, FEELING DIVINE was selected as one of the top 10 semifinalists for the Dove Cream Oil Body Wash Ad Contest. “I wanted to create an unforgettable, professionally executed 30-second spot with an empowering message,” says Cadiz. “Collaborating with spoken word
artist, Gabriela Garcia Medina was one way to achieve my vision. As a Latina, it is important to me to present images that make us feel like we belong.” Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez helped kickoff the contest and encouraged women to submit their entries at www.dovecreamoil.com. The top ad will air during a commercial break on the 79th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 25, 2007. Cadiz, a Puerto Rican native of Chicago, resides in Los Angeles where she is at work on her first feature film, "Twelve Signs." To view Cadiz's Dove commercial, "FEELING DIVINE" visit:
http://www.xchromosomefilms.com/spec.html


TEXICAN' TRIO LOS LONELY BOYS WILL ROCK YOUR HOME

Jan. 25, 2007 - SANTA MONICA - Xenon Pictures, Inc., announces the February 6th DVD release of the acclaimed documentary LOS LONELY BOYS: COTTONFIELDS AND CROSSROADS, an inside look at the rise of the Award-winning "Texican" trio-brothers JoJo, Henry and Ringo Garza -- from their humble beginnings in San Angelo, Texas, to the sold-out national tours and Grammy(R)-winning performances that have rocked the world.

Masterfully directed by fellow San Angelo native Hector Galan ("Accordion Dreams," "Songs of the Homeland"), LOS LONELY BOYS: COTTONFIELDS AND CROSSROADS vividly captures the essence of the band's struggle to become a worldwide music phenomenon, culminating in multi-platinum album sales, non- stop tours, television appearances and a 2005 Grammy(R) Award for the chart topping hit song, "Heaven." The filmproudly highlights the Garza brothers' Mexican American heritage and their musical influences, tracing the long line of working musicians in their family tree for whom music has been a way of life and, like working in the cotton fields, a means of survival. Director Hector Galan takes the audience through an emotional voyage, from the early days of the young trio under the tutelage of their father, playing country bars and Mexican cantinas in and around San Angelo, to Nashville, where they endure turmoil and heartbreak, to their rise to fame, all the while maintaining the strong family bond that has always kept them afloat. These life experiences captured so eloquently by Galan's camera reveal a compelling portrait of a young band of brothers who, against all odds, break out of poverty and find the American rock & roll dream.

LOS LONELY BOYS: COTTONFIELDS AND CROSSROADS is rated PG (for mild language and some thematic elements).

 

MULTICULTURAL UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS AT THE GETTY

In order to increase diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the Getty is offering summer internships at the Getty Center and Villa to undergraduates of culturally diverse backgrounds. The Multicultural Undergraduate Internships at the Getty are intended specifically for outstanding students who are members of groups currently underrepresented in museum professions and fields related to the visual arts and humanities: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Internships provide training and work experience in areas such as conservation, library collections, publications, museum education, curatorship, grants administration, public programs, site operations, and information technology. Orientation activities and field trips provide students with broad exposure to career possibilities in museums and visual arts organizations. Candidates are sought from all areas of undergraduate study, including the sciences and technology, and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

Eligibility
- self-identification with one of the underrepresented cultural groups mentioned in the project description
- current enrollment as undergraduate
- completed one semester of college by June, 2007
- will not graduate before December, 2007
- reside or attend college in Los Angeles County

Terms
- 10 weeks, full time
- from June 11 to August 17, 2007
- $3,500 stipend

Application Deadline
- complete application must be received in Getty Foundation office on or before March 1, 2007
- late applications will not be considered
- application materials will not be returned

Notification
- finalists will be contacted in late March/early April for in-person or telephone interviews
- all applicants will be notified of the Getty Foundation's decision in early May, 2007

Application
The Getty Foundation*s application is available online at:
http://www.getty.edu/grants/education/multicultural_getty.html

Inquiries
Attn: Multicultural Undergraduate Summer Internships at the Getty
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
U.S.A.
Phone: 310.440.7320
Fax (inquiries only): 310.440.7703
Email: summerinterns@getty.edu


LITERARY MANAGEMENT COMPANY SEEKS ASSISTANT

Great opportunity for self starter, with positive attitude to assist in the daily running of a fast paced, energetic, boutique lit management co in Beverly Hills, specializing in working w/international filmmakers.

Looking for someone with a strong work ethic, a great attitude, and the ability to set the bar, not simply meet it. This is a job for a resourceful, entrepreneurial, proactive, adaptable thinker and team player.

Must have outgoing personality. professional phone manner, and a positive attitude to work under pressure and able to absorb and implement information quickly.

Position involves: phones, scheduling, correspondence, research, coverage, and story notes. Candidates must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, not only be able to follow directions, but also have the ability to work on own initiative. Must be organized, computer literate (mac) have follow through skills and pay strong attention to detail.

Ideal candidate is articulate and professional, who can provide superb support to and on behalf of a very busy manager. Need the ability to perform efficiently in an environment which requires focus and commitment. Therefore, prefer an office administrative type, who is not pursuing a career as an actor/performer/writer/director. Must have knowledge of industry or previous assistant experience. Definite opportunity for growth.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: email lrpm@ix.netcom.com

 

 

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