February 6, 2007

CALL FOR ENTRIES: NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

Application Deadline: Saturday, March 31

Celebrating eight years of Latino cinematic excellence, NYILFF is committed to showcasing films and artists that offer expansive depictions of Latino culture to a cross-section of our diverse nationalities and communities. Emerging beyond just a film festival into a premiere marketplace for Latino film, the festival attracts over 25,000 attendees and industry executives from throughout the U.S. and abroad.

NYILFF will consider films from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean made by, featuring, about and/or for the Latino community. The festival will consider all forms: feature narrative, short films, documentary and experimental shorts. All projects must have been completed by no earlier than 2005. Projects in a language other English must have English subtitles. Films cannot have been broadcast (television or Internet) or distributed commercially in the U.S. prior to the festival. Exceptions are made for short films and documentaries. All genres are welcome.

Previous NYILFF premieres include:
Favela Rising, Quinceañera, Rikers High, Imagining Argentina, Girlfight, Raising Victor Vargas, Empire, Crazy/Beautiful, Nicotina, A Day Without a Mexican, Undefeated, Manito, Washington Heights, Rhythm of The Saints... to name a few.

For more information and to download an application and regulation form, please visit:
www.NYLatinoFilm.com
N.Y. International Latino Film Festival
419 Lafayette St., 3rd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10003


AUDITIONS: SOMOS MEDIA MURAL (SAN ANTONIO)

The Somos Media Mural is a celebration of the Latino experience that will utilize photographic images, videos, and artwork to capture the beauty and importance of Latino culture, history and our contributions to the community. The contractor is seeking talent for the video portion of this art piece that can portray iconic figures from Latino history and culture (see character list).

Talent is needed for a one day 45 minute headshot video shoot. Talent needs to be able to portray the character using only their head and face. Please submit one headshot and resume via e-mail no later than Wednesday, February 7, 2007. Send both headshot and resume in PDF format or enclosed in the e-mail itself. From these submissions the contractor will choose the talent selected to come in and audition on February 10th. Talent with character appropriate pieces (i.e. clothing, jewelry, etc.) is strongly encouraged to wear these pieces to the audition.

Please bring one headshot or photo and one resume to the audition.

Audition location: URBAN-15
2500 S. Presa SA, TX
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2007
Time: Talent will be notified if selected by Thursday, February 8, 2007.
If selected please call to make an appointment to audition before Friday,
February 9, 2007 no later than 5:30 pm.

Characters needed:
Conquistador- 1 Latino Male, 20's and up
Priest- 1 Latino Male, 30's and up
Spanish Noble Woman- 1 Latina Female, late 20's and up
1960's Brown Beret Activist- 1 Latino Male, 20's and up
Aztec Warrior- 1 Latino Male, 20's and up
Aztec Woman- 1 Latina Female, 20's and up
Veteran- 1 Latino Male, 50's and up
Modern-day Latino- 1 Latino Male, 20's and up
Modern-day Latina- 1 Latina Female, 20's and up

Contractor: George Cisneros
Contact: 210-533-2912 (office)
E-mail headshots and resumes submission to both e-mails:
cisneros@dcci.com, amandads5@aol.com


"VOY BABY" VIDEO SERIES AND WEBSITE LAUNCH

We are proud to announce the launch of VOY Baby today - the first product of its kind, for Latinos by Latinos, that provides a high-quality, entertaining and invaluable educational experience for Latino children and their parents. VOY Baby seeks to connect with Latinos and Latinophiles who would like to encourage bilingualism at an early age.

Available today in national retailers such as Wal-Mart, VOY Baby Discovering Colors is the first installment in the home video series that reinforces early language and visual concepts all within a Latin cultural context. This product represents the sophisticated taste and demands of today's Latinos.

Along with the home video series, we also launched www.voybaby.com as a platform to connect parents to each other and to relevant information for their children. With discussion boards, news, activities and an all-lullaby radio station, voybaby.com begins serving the needs of young families.

Un abrazo,
Lourdes Diaz
President
VOY Pictures, LLC


SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

With the delicious smell of buttered popcorn in the air, get ready for the lights are about to dim and ELEVEN DAYS OF FILM to begin at UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas in Hazard Center. For those of you who can’t wait to find out what you are in store for, here is a little preview of what we have in store for you this year.

* Bella – Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival 06 Audience Award. Heartthrob Eduardo Verástegui tells the spellbinding true love story about how one day in New York City changed three people forever
* Tortilla Heaven - Lupe Ontiveros, George Lopezand Olivia Hussey appear in the new comedy being released nationally in March.
* Wood & Stock: Sexo, Orgegano e Rock’n’Roll- The Crumb/Bakshi-styled Brazilian adult animated comedy Wood & Stock brings to life the antics of two die hard hippies struggling to survive the modern age (Mature Audiences).
* Asi...del precipicio - Starring last year’s festival guest & Nacho Libre Star Ana de La Reguera
* Rosario Tijeras – Based on Jorge Franco’s book about trouble in Colombian starring Manolo (La Mujer de Mi Hermano) Cardona
* Trade - Kevin Kline appears in the film that won over audiences at Sundance ‘07
* The Secret Life of Words – Venice & Goya Award Winner personal drama starring Tim Robbins
* Family Law - Argentina’s Official Selection for this year’s Academy Awards
* Los 2 Lados de La Cama - Spain’s 2006 Box Office Hit Sex Comedy
* En El Hoyo - Sundance 2006 Jury Winner and a tribute to those who keep “progress” moving, one brick and mortar at a time.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! For more information, visit the website at http://www.sdlatinofilm.com/


NALIP MEMBER'S BOXING SHORT SCREENING AT CINEMÁS ALBUQUERQUE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

The boxing short film "Broken", starring film and television actor Jose Yenque ("Between," "Puños Rosas," "The Last Adam," "I Believe in America," "Traffic") has been selected to screen at the CineMás Albuquerque Latino Film Festival, February 15-18, 2007. "Broken," written, produced and directed by NALIP Member David Wendelman, has been officially selected to screen at over a dozen film festivals in the U.S. and internationally. "Broken" tells the story of a small-time boxer Luis Morales, who having survived the volatile streets of East Los Angeles and empowered himself through the sport of boxing, is now pressured to leave the ring and face his own mortality---the one opponent he cannot beat.

The screening date/time for BROKEN at the CineMás Albuquerque Latino Film Festival is as follows: Friday, February 16, 8:00 pm - The Guild Cinema / 3405 Central Ave. NE / Albuquerque, New Mexico

Go to www.cinemasfestival.com for tickets and information about the festival.
For photos and more information about the short film "Broken," please go to www.brokenthefilm.com


CALL FOR ENTRIES: MARGARET MEAD FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL

2007 Mead Festival Call for Entries now open. Organized by the American Museum of Natural History’s Public Program Division in the Department of Education, the Festival will be held in November 2007.

SUBMISSION DATES: Now-May 31, 2007

ELIGIBILITY: The Festival only considers documentary films and videos, including shorts, experimental non-fiction films, animated non-fiction, and “new media” non-fiction. Production year must be 2005-2007. No resubmissions.

ENTRY FEE: NONE

PREVIEW FORMATS: 1/2” VHS (Clearly mark NTSC or PAL on the tape) or DVD (Multi-zone or Zone 1, North American only)

For more information: http://www.amnh.org/mead

 

CONFERENCE 8 HOTEL SPECIAL RATE

NALIP has secured special lodging rates for Conference 8 attendees at the hotel where the conference is held this year. Enjoy the convenience of staying in the same beautiful hotel as the conference, while networking with the numerous other attending professionals.

To take advantage of the $175 room rate at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, make your RESERVATION there now, at 888-236-2427. Ask for the NALIP Conference room rate.

We can only hold these rates for a short while longer - until FEBRUARY 28. You can double up, lodging with producers from other programs: there are rates for doubles and triples. Limited availability. Cancellations must be received by 6pm on the expected arrival date.


NEW YORK NALIPSTER PREVIEWS JAPANESE HORROR FILM

NALIP-NY member Jason Cuadrado - writer, editor, producer, director - has launched a website for his independent feature directorial debut, TALES FROM THE DEAD. It's an omnibus-style horror film inspired by some of the best in Asian horror from the last sixty years or so, with an equally strong nod to The Twilight Zone.

Aside from walking away from the security (and steady paycheck) of a very cushy gig to make a film in a town where he'd only just moved from New York and knew almost no one (not to mention working with no budget and a punishing shooting schedule), Jason elected to shoot the entire film in JAPANESE - a language he does not speak a word of. Why Japanese? Well, he likes Japanese movies.

Still, using little more than the twin cyber-magic of Craig's List and MySpace, he managed to land a full, dedicated crew and a phenomenal cast, many of whom were fresh off the set of highly acclaimed Oscar contender LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA for director Clint Eastwood. It's a real life dollar-and-a-dream story, and hopefully it'll be also be a rags-to-riches one.

Read more about the project and take a look at the just-launched teaser trailer here:
http://TalesFromTheDead.com

Article courtesy of Wyatt Doyle at newtexture.com

PENELOPE CRUZ TO STAR IN NEW WOODY ALLEN FILM

Feb. 2, 2007 - MADRID (Reuters) - Oscar-nominated Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is to star in the new Woody Allen film, to be shot this summer in Barcelona, newspaper El Pais reported on Friday. Citing Cruz's agent, El Pais said the film was still without a title but that the sought-after actress would speak in Spanish and in English. Full Story here


LOPEZ TO RECEIVE AWARD FROM HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP FOR "BORDERTOWN"

Feb. 7, 2007 - LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez will receive an award for her work as producer and star of a film examining the murders of hundreds of women in a Mexican border town, Amnesty International officials said Friday. Lopez will receive the Artists for Amnesty award Feb. 14 at the Berlin Film Festival from Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta. The film “Bordertown” will make its debut Feb. 15 at the festival. Full Story here


SCORSESE WINS AT DGA AWARDS

Feb. 3, 2007 - LOS ANGELES (Variety) - Martin Scorsese has scored the top feature award from the Directors Guild of America for his work on Warner Bros.' gangster thriller "The Departed." It was the first victory in seven DGA nominations for Scorsese, who topped Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for "Babel," Bill Condon for "Dreamgirls," Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris for "Little Miss Sunshine" and Stephen Frears for "The Queen." "I just wanted to make a good film and people would go see it and enjoy the film and God willing I'd get another picture and that's it," Scorsese told the audience of about 1,600 at the Centiury Plaza Hotel. "I did not think I'd be standing here tonight, I'll tell you that." Full Story here


LATINO CINEPLEX TO DEBUT IN OAK CLIFF

Feb. 3, 2007 - DALLAS (The Dallas Morning News) - A Colorado-based chain of movie theaters that caters to the U.S. Hispanic market plans to open a 12-screen theater in Oak Cliff this year that would show first-run movies - en español. Some Dallas residents say the theater would fill a void in entertainment options for Latinos. While the city has housed theaters that exclusively showed Spanish-language movies in the past, they closed years ago. "I think it's fabulous that people will be able to see movies in Spanish or with subtitles that they might not ordinarily be able to see," said Alejandrina Drew, general manager of Dallas' Latino Cultural Center. Although the center has its own series of classic Mexican movies called Cine en el Centro, shown for free on Saturdays, Ms. Drew said it is important for a Hispanic population the size of Dallas' to be able to enjoy options. Full Story here


AWARDS BOOST "BETTY," "ANATOMY" RATINGS

Jan. 2, 2007 - NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Wins at the Golden Globes and the
Screen Actors Guild awards helped lift ABC's "Ugly Betty" and "Grey's Anatomy" to their highest ratings since both dramas bowed in September. ABC overwhelmingly won Thursday night, although CBS did respectably with new episodes of "CSI" and "Shark" and NBC saw another week of success with both "My Name Is Earl" and especially "The Office," while "ER" was down slightly from its fall average. ABC started the night with a win in viewers at 8 p.m. with "Ugly Betty," (14 million, 4.7/12), tying in the demo with "My Name Is Earl" (10.6 million, 4.7/12) and "The Office" (10.1 million, 5.0/12). Full Story here

 

VP BUSINESS AFFAIRS & CFO SOUGHT AT CRYSTAL SKY PICTURES

Crystal Sky Pictures is interviewing for two positions:

- Major independent film production, financing and distribution company seeking a VP of Business Affairs. Candidates with at least 5 years experience in production/distribution/business affairs required. J.D. preferred.

- Crystal Sky Pictures is hiring a Chief Financial Officer to work directly with the Chairman on all area! s of finance within the company, including production, distribution, and sales financing.

TO SUBMIT:
Email a brief cover letter and resume to:
execsec@crystalsky.com


OFF BEAT, QUIRKY FEATURE SCRIPT WANTED

CinePartners Entertainment is looking for a completed, off beat, quirky feature script for production. The script can be dark, but must be character driven, and be festival material. Finished scripts only - no pitches please. Financing is in place to purchase the script, and for a 2007 production.

For more information on our company, and other films we have completed, you may check out our website:
www.cinepartners.net

TO SUBMIT:
Email a one page synopsis only of the existing screenplay, or any questions to:
development@cinepartners.net


FEATURE FILM EDITOR NEEDED

Caicedo Productions is looking for a feature film Editor with own equipment. Film was shot on the HD Panasonic Varicam and the HVX-200. Job starts on or around February 25th. Please mail your reel and resumes with references to:
Caicedo Productions
7304 5th Avenue, PMB 184
Brooklyn, NY 11209

No phone calls please. Pay.


EDITORS WANTED FOR TV SERIES

Storytellerz is looking for full time editors. We are producing a TV series and need editors to start ASAP. Pay is $1000/week. Must have working knowledge of Final Cut Pro, DVD studio pro and After effects. Must be familiar with FTP posting of QuickTime files.

TO SUBMIT:
Email your resume to:
Paul@storytellerz.tv


SAN ANTO CULTURAL ARTS SEEKS DEVEL/ADMIN ASSISTANT

We are looking to hire a development / administrative assistant. Interested persons, refer to the attached job description. If still interested, email 1- page resume to executive director Manuel Diosdado Castillo, Jr. at mcastillo@sananto.org

Job title – Development / Administrative Assistant

Job brief – The development / administrative assistant will work at ensuring the short and long-term financial health and stability of San Anto Cultural Arts.

Job Specific Duties –
* Assist the Executive Director in identifying and establishing resources
(financial, in-kind) to sustain organizational programming
* Assist Executive Director in researching and preparing proposals for
potential grants and philanthropic opportunities
* Assist with organization of financial records and preparation of financial
reports
* Act as point person in the organization of our major annual fundraiser,
Huevos Rancheros Gala
* Expand our existing earned income mechanisms – mural tour, merchandise
sales, etc.
* Assist with daily operations

Compensation / Benefits – $1,700 per month (32 hour per week), contract basis, 1 year grant-funded
position

Qualifications –
* Working knowledge of Word, Quickbooks, Excel
* Grant research, writing experience
* Understanding / concern for inner-city issues – poverty, teen pregnancy,
substance abuse,
* Organized, self-motivated, good communication and problem-solving skills,
multi-tasker


TELEVISION PILOT SEEKS PAYROLL MASTER, 2ND ASST. ACCOUNTANT

2nd Assistant Accountant and Payroll Master for Dramatic One-Hour TV Pilot for the networks; in town with non-affiliate benefits, Vista experience. To start next week, please send resume to: Amy Calhoun e-mail: amy.calhoun@nbcuni.com

 

 

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