February 15, 2007


The National Association of Latino Independent Producers™
Gala Awards Ceremony will be a star-studded event

Hosted by Latino 96.3 talk-show host, Joey Medina, the NALIP Gala Awards Ceremony honors Latino Media Makers who have excelled in their careers.

Come join us as we honor:

Lifetime Media Advocate Edward James Olmos
The Visionary “Ugly Betty” Team
DAY OF THE DEAD’s George A. Romero

Be there as we announce the two ESTELA recipients
A McDonald’s Endowed Award

Gala Celebrities include “Ugly Betty” cast members
Ana Ortiz, Mark Indelicato and Tony Plana

The gala is not only an opportunity to come together to celebrate Latino media achievements, but a way to support NALIP’s 8 years of professional development and advocacy service for the next generation of Latino Media Makers

Tribute Ads and Gala Tables available. One ticket included with every Conference Registration. Sign up Today! www.nalip.org

Come Celebrate in Newport Beach!

CLICK HERE to buy a companion ticket or company table now!


Mark your calendars for the annual Film Independent (formerly IFP) Director Series, where you'll be able to hear today's most influential independent directors and their collaborators reveal the secrets of their craft. Filmmaker Kasi Lemmons - director of Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, and the upcoming Talk to Me - will moderate the series.

Networking receptions follow each evening's discussion - it's a must for any filmmaker no matter what stage your project is in.

NALIP members receive the same discount enjoyed by Film Independent members. The first evening of the six-week series kicks off with a stellar panel featuring filmmakers behind PAN'S LABYRINTH, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, HALF NELSON, THE DEAD GIRL, and AMERICAN GUN.

The direct link to this Series website is http://www.filmindependent.org/directorseries/

Learn your craft. Be inspired.

Wednesdays, February 21–April 4 (no session on March 28)
7:30 pm at Pacific Design Center (8687 Melrose Avenue at San Vicente in West Hollywood. Click here for a map.)


Saturday, February 24th
1:00pm-4:00 (doors open 12:30pm. Screening begins promptly @ 1:00pm)
Everyone is welcome to attend. Men too!

SCREENING of LITTLE CHENIER with Q and A to follow. This Indie Film, directed, produced and written by Bethany Ashton Wolf is a Cajun Story which takes place deep in the belly of the bayou in Louisiana where two brothers have no one but each other. Living on a houseboat deep in the bayous of Louisiana, they try and make ends meet at their local bait shop. Beaux Dupuis and his mentally handicapped brother Pemon live a simple life until one day Pemon is accused of a crime in the town and Beaux must protect his brother against all odds.

This is Bethany’s directorial feature debut. Visit www.littlechenier.com for more details on the film.

Panel of Speakers: Cast Members Jonathon Schaech (That Thing You Do, Angels Fall), Chris Mulkey (North Country, Radio, Any Day Now), Tamara Braun (General Hospital, Ghost Whisperer), Fred Koehler (Divine Secrets of Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Numbers), Isabella Hoffman (The Princess Diaries 2-Royal Engagement, Jag) Director, Producer and Co-Writer of “Little Chenier” Bethany Ashton Wolf and Gavin Boyd, Producer.

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

RSVP is Needed: Email Leslie Berger, Chairperson at leslieberger2002@yahoo.com Include in your email whether you are a WIF member. For those ONLY who do not have access to a computer, you may contact Leslie at 323-839-5597 for reservations.

Held at: Raleigh Studios-655 N. Van Ness, Los Angeles. It is one block south of Melrose. On Lot Parking Fee is $5. There is some street parking available. The meeting will be held in the Chaplin Building upstairs in the Chaplin Theatre.



NALIP & Jaman have teamed up to bring you the Jamanlibre Latino Film Contest where the winner will be acknowledged at this year’s NALIP Conference 8! The Grand Prize winner will receive a Panasonic professional camcorder and featured distribution through the Jaman network. But you have to hurry, all submission materials must be delivered to Jaman by no later than February 23rd, in time for Conference 8!

Click below to enter:




Feb. 6, 2007 - LOS ANELES - LATV, the nation’s first bilingual music / entertainment network distributed nationally via digital multicast, announced today the appointment of Rick Najera as Head of Current Programming and Development. With its recent announcement that it is going national as a 24/7 network, LATV selected Najera to develop new shows and genres as well as build on the success of already-established programs such as ‘LATV en Concierto,’ ‘LATV Does Hollywood’ and ‘Rokamole.’

Under Najera’s direction, LATV’s lineup will feature live real-time programs airing at 4pm west coast/7pm east coast. The programs will feature interactive segments that include the audience in-studio as well as audience at home via telephone, email, internet chat and text.

Rick Najera, an award-winning writer/producer, honored twice by Hispanic Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Latinos in America” was a writer on groundbreaking television comedies such as MAD TV and In Living Color. He is the writer, director, producer and creator of his own nationally recognized award-winning hit comedy, LATINOLOGUES, a compilation of comedic and poignant monologues that most recently ran on Broadway at New York’s prestigious Helen Hayes Theatre. It is the first Latino written, created, directed, produced comedy with an all-starring Latino cast in the history of Broadway. Najera has received two consecutive Writers Guild of America Award nominations for Outstanding Achievement and Best Writing in a Comedy / Sketch Series for his writing for MAD TV, an Imagen Award for Latinologues for Best Live Theatrical Performance and an ALMA Award nomination for Best Writing in a Television Drama

LATV’s national rollout will begin with Post-Newsweek station affiliates in Houston (KPRC), Miami (WPLG), Orlando (WKMG) and San Antonio (KSAT). LATV will be multicast on these stations’ digital spectrum as a standard-definition channel. At launch, LATV will also be carried on basic cable through its affiliates. In addition, LATV will be carried in Los Angeles on KJLA via cable, broadcast and satellite.


Feb. 11, 2007 - (Miami Herald) - The contrast couldn't be more stark: Last week, a new television network with a schedule of all English-language telenovelas admitted defeat, abandoning the format in the face of devastatingly low ratings. And Monday night, the Spanish-language network Telemundo rolls out a new big-budget telenovela version of Zorro, shot in high-definition and festooned with pricey bells and whistles like a theme song by Beyoncé and Mexican pop star Alejandro Fernandez. ''It's one of the big questions of television, why Spanish-language viewers love telenovelas so much, and English-language viewers won't watch them at all,'' said Derena Allen, an executive with a Hispanic marketing company. "Everybody's trying to figure it out.'' Full Story here


Feb. 15, 2007 - LOS ANGELES – The Associated Press Television Radio Association of California, Nevada and Hawaii (APTRA) honored KVEA, Channel 52 with an award and a nomination for the 2007 Mark Twain Broadcast Journalism Awards. The results to the competition were announced after the judges, composed by a group of leading broadcast journalists from around the country, convened on Saturday, February 3 in Orange County, Los Angeles.

This year, KVEA Channel 52, won the Bill Stout Award for Station Spot News for its coverage of the May 1, 2006 “A Day Without an Immigrant” marches in “En Contexto,” a program hosted by renowned journalist Ruben Luengas. In addition, “En Contexto” was nominated for Best News Broadcast-30 minutes, the only Hispanic medium in this category. “En Contexto” airs from Monday to Friday at 11:00PM on KVEA, Telemundo 52.

The 2007 Mark Twain Awards, which honor excellence in broadcast journalism, will be given during two ceremonies at the APTRA Convention, which takes place March 2-4 at the Globe Theater in Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA.



MerryMedia, an entertainment marketing company based in Studio City , is looking for a
production coordinator with strong creative and business writing experience, computer and
communication skills, plus knowledge of basic office practices. Will handle phones and
general office assistance while learning all aspects of radio and Internet promotions (Internet
proficiency required).

Responsibilities include generating business correspondence, assisting on promotion kits
and promotional concepts, and conducting web research. Will also serve as liaison to web
master and web publisher.

Must be fluent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Access. Excellent phone manners
required and must be a team player.! Journal ism or Communications degree is preferred.
Interest in TV industry a plus. For details on the company, please check out www.MerryMedia.net

TO APPLY: email resumes to debbie@merrymedia.net


The producer of the feature film, “Buscando a Leti” seeks professional experienced writer to fine tune a screenplay written in Spanish. Writer must be willing to work on provocative subject matter. Compensation commensurate with experience. Must have Final Draft software.

TO APPLY: please submit your resume/bio and copies of writing samples to daliatapia@hotmail.com


La productora del largometraje, Buscando a Leti, busca escritor (a) con experiencia profesional para afinar un guión escrito en Español. Escritor (a) tiene que ser flexible para trabajar en material provocativo. Compensación basada en experiencia. Tiene que tener el programa de escribir Final Draft

Favor de enviar su currículum/ biografía y copias de ejemplos de su escritura a daliatapia@hotmail.com


Fast paced media/entertainment company seeks highly experienced and trained Office Coordinator. The successful candidate is one who enjoys challenges, has a natural ability to multi task, assists with administrative tasks and has proficient computer skills. Applicants must be available during regular business hours.

- Three (3) years executive/administrative experience
- Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office products
- Manage multiple priorities and adapt to swiftly changing working conditions
- Shorthand helpful
- Ability to meet deadlines
- Excellent communication, organization and analytical skills
- Ability to interface with all levels of management maintaining confidentiality
- Professional and pleasant telephone manner
- Ability to work under pressure
- Organizational skills
- Detail oriented
- Self-motivated and a team player

* Location: Coconut Grove
* Compensation: $25,000 annually

TO APPLY: please email resume to: alexandra@animusgroup.com




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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