February 20, 2007

NALIP GALA DINNER - CASH PRIZES, MOVIE STARS, DON'T MISS IT!

Don't miss the NALIP Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 10 – part of your registration benefits at NALIP Conference 8. Or just come down for a moving and entertaining evening.

Celebrity presenters, including Adam Rodriguez, CSI MIAMI.

All in Newport Beach, at Conference 8. March 10. Sign up now. Bring your friends.

1 ticket included with registration. Additional tickets available $400/individual or $100/Companion. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TICKETS

LOTERIA cash prize winner -- buy your tickets now: all the proceeds go to a NALIP member! Additional prizes (software, Video iPods, etc.) CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE LOTERIA TICKETS

Come celebrate with us! Dancing tunes after the Awards. And the famous NALIP Video Slam runs until the wee hours.

And don’t miss the announcement of the two ESTELA Award Winners!


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS : NICKELODEON PAID WRITING FELLOWSHIP

Nickelodeon is offering writing fellowships in live action and animated television to culturally and ethnically diverse, new writers. Participants will have hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas.

The program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon's outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year. The '07 - '08 cycle is tentatively scheduled to begin in October 2007.

The next submission period runs from January 2 - February 28, 2007. Applications and submission guidelines are available on our website at www.nickwriting.com


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: FESTIVAL DE CANNES RESIDENCE

Every year, the Festival de Cannes Residence welcomes 12 young filmmakers from all over the world who are working on their first or second feature film. A jury presided by a renowned director selects 6 candidates for each of the two four-and-a-half-month sessions per year.

The candidates are selected on the strength of the short films, or the 1st feature, that they have already directed as well as on their planned feature and the reasons why they wish to participate in the Residence's programme.

The selection for the next session (October 1st 2007 - February 15th 2008) will take place from:
Final date for applications: April 1st 2007
Final Jury selection date: July 6th 2007

Please consult our web site www.cinefondation.com for regulations and entry form.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further details (Tel.:+33 (0)1 53 59 61 20 / residence@festival-cannes.fr).

Sincerely yours,
Georges Goldenstern
Director


"BLOOM," WRITTEN BY NALIPSTER ROSIE VARGAS GOLDBERG, DEBUTS ON DVD

Today, February 20th, is the U.S. and Canada DVD release of "Bloom." As of today, you will be able to rent or buy the film. Netflix is carrying Bloom. The film will also be available at local Blockbuster and Hollywood Video stores. If however, your local store does not carry it, please request it. If two or more people request Bloom from either chain location, the store will order a copy for in house rental. So please request it and ask your friends to do the same.

Bloom can be purchased at all the usual on line stores such as Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Amazon, etc.

For more info:
http://www.vanguardcinema.com/bloom/bloom.html

Sincerely,
Rosie Vargas Goldberg
rosie@whateverfilms.com


CALL FOR ENTRIES: 10TH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION OF SHORT FILMS IN DIGITAL FORMATS
MEDINA DEL CAMPU FILM FESTIVAL, SPAIN

Participation in this Competition is International and open to all Directors and Producers that have created their audiovisual works in digital format. Free submission!

Maximum duration of works will not surpass 10 minutes.
Audiovisual works that are silent, in Spanish or subtitled will be accepted.
Award to the best fiction short film: 2.000 € and Roel.

DEADLINE: March 1

For more information visit: http://www.medinafilmfestival.com/certamen-video07.html

 

SPECIAL RATE FOR NALIP CONFERENCE 8 HOTEL

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers™ invites you to take advantage of the special Marriott rate offered to NALIP attendees and members of Conference 8. 

Book your hotel reservation soon, because space is limited.
NALIP Hotel rates available until 02/28/07.

Single/Double/Triple/Quadruple all $175

Call now and book your room at the NALIP rate!
1-888-236-2427

Plus, where else can you meet and greet executives from HBO, Intel, SiTV, Universal Pictures, Fox, Nickelodeon, CBS, Latino Public Broadcasting and more in one place, over a lovely weekend by the beach?

Check it out: www.nalip.org


NALIP LATINO PRODUCERS ACADEMY PROJECT SELECTED FOR MIAMI ENCUENTROS

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC) will be celebrating its fifth year of Miami Encuentros. This breakthrough program gives emerging producers from Spain and Latin America the opportunity to present new projects to U.S. and international industry professionals, including producers, sales agents, television stations and distributors.

This year, the Miami International Film Festival and Miami Encuentros Director Diana Sanchez have chosen 9 filmmakers to participate in Encuentros including NALIP Latino Producers Academy fellow Aurora Guerrero and her LPA Project MOSQUITO Y MARI. The program is sponsored by Eastman Kodak and Entertainment Partners.

This intensive three-day event fosters dialogue, builds lasting connections and offers opportunities for networking and the nurturing of the next generation of filmmakers, providing access to distributors and ultimately to the public.

"With Miami Encuentros, we are putting rhetoric into action" says Festival Director Nicole Guillemet. "Having a brilliant vision is only part of the cinematic equation. Miami Encuentros engages emerging filmmakers by helping them bring that vision into fruition and ultimately enriching the process as a whole."

MIAMI ENCUENTROS PROJECTS 2007:

Astronauts Diary (Diario de un astronauta) Dir. Manuel Huerga (Spain)

Dog Eat Dog (Perro come perro) Dir. Carlos Moreno (Colombia)

Dog Security (La seguridad de los perros) Dir. Jorge Gaggero (Argentina)

Giant (Gigante) Dir. Adrián Biniez (Argentina)

King of Cha Cha Cha (El rey del Cha Cha Chá) Dir. Isabel Martínez (Costa Rica) and Vicente Ferraz (Brazil)

Lokas Dir. Gonzalo Justiniano (Chile)

Mosquita and Mari (Mosquita y Mari) Dir. Aurora Guerrero (USA)

Negro Luz y Fer Dir. Luis Ortega (Argentina)

Square Man (O Homem que deu certo) Dir. André Ristum (Brazil)

WORLDLY WARES: NOMMED PICS POWERED BY FOREIGN INFLUENCE

Feb. 16, 2007 - (Variety) - The biblical Tower of Babel story recounts how God scattered humanity across the earth and gave people distinct and divisive languages. But the films in this year's Oscar race seem to suggest the world is more globally unified and polyglot than ever before. "Babel" is, of course, the most obvious example. Filmed in five languages in four countries -- Japan, Mexico, Morocco and the U.S. -- the film, both in its making and its content, is all about "breaking boundaries" and "globalization," says Oscar-nommed Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. "We are all traveling in the same boat, no matter what side of the boat you're in," he says. "Finally, the world is getting closer, not only in an economic way, but in the ideas that we share." "The barriers that once existed between different countries are breaking down," echoes Paramount Vantage topper John Lesher, who not only shepherded "Babel" into theaters but once repped Inarritu, among other foreign helmers, at Endeavor. Full Story here


COSTUME DESIGNERS PICK "FLOWER," "LABYRINTH"

Feb. 18, 2007 - (Variety) - Chung Man Yee won for excellence in a period film for "Curse of the Golden Flower" at the Costume Designers Guild Awards. At the kudos, Helen Mirren was honored with the distinguished actor award at for her work on “The Queen.” "Pan's Labyrinth's" Lala Huete claimed the prize for fantasy film, while Consolata Boyle won the award of excellence in contemporary film for her work with "The Queen." Full Story here


ART DIRECTORS HONOR "LABYRINTH," "UGLY BETTY"

Feb. 17, 2007 - (Variety) - Production designers Huo Tingxiao, Eugenio Cabellero and Peter Lamont took top honors at the Art Directors Guild’s 11th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards on Saturday night. “Pan’s Labyrinth’s” Cabellero won in the fantasy category, while Tingxiao took home the period film prize for his work on “The Curse of the Golden Flower.” Lamont scored a win in the contemporary category for his work on “Casino Royale.” On the television front, “Ugly Betty” captured the single camera category, while “MADtv” snared multi-camera and “Stephen King’s Desperation” walked away with the movie or mini-series. Full Story here


JIMMY SMITS' MULTI-NETWORK PRODUCTIONS

Feb. 13, 2007 - HOLLYWOOD (LatinHeat.com) - After becoming President of the U.S. in the final season of The West Wing, Jimmy Smits turned his attention to producing his own projects. The results, three very high profile projects at three different networks. An untitled dramatic pilot at CBS written by Cynthia Cidre, The Inside, about a former Special Forces operative at FX, and an epic miniseries about U.S. immigration to be written by Gregory Nava (American Family, Selena) for ABC. All three projects are being produced through Smit's El Sendero Productions and through the company's pod deal with ABC TV Studio. Full Story here


BANDERAS AND PEREZ TO BACK NEW SPANISH TALENT

Feb. 15, 2007 - (ScreenDaily) - Antonio Banderas' Green Moon Productions and Antonio Perez's Maestranza Films have signed a film-per-year co-production agreement. Full Story here (subscription required)


NHMC IMPACT AWARDS CELEBRATES THE BRIGHTEST STARS

Feb. 14, 2007 - LOS ANGELES(LatinHeat.com) - The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) will be celebrating its 10th Annual Impact Awards Gala on February 23rd at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Impact Awards are given to Latinos for outstanding performances in the entertainment industry. The reception will begin at 6 p.m., dinner and awards to begin at 7:00 p.m. America Ferrera who won this year’s Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Comedy for Ugly Betty will receive an award for Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Television Series. Actress Eva Longoria of Desperate Housewives will present the award to her fellow ABC colleague. Full Story here

 

LATV LOOKING FOR FRESH NEW PRODUCERS AND SEGMENT PRODUCERS

LATV, a bilingual music & entertainment network, is on the look out for fresh new producers and segment producers.

Responsibilities will include:
- Create weekly rundown & mark for in-studio or on-location shoot
- Write scripts for the show
- Create weekly play lists, and TRT of each video.
- Come up with interview questions; interview artists
- Log footage to prepare for show edit
- Tape various shows on a weekly basis
- Travel out of state/country on occasion for on-location shoots
- Manage all times and oversee creative process in studio or on location
- Work in tandem with Production Management to manage show budget and expectations.
- Make sure all videos for the show are prepped and labeled
- Oversee entire editing process and approve final show for air.
- Maintain monthly production calendar for show and cue sheets.
- Update website every week to be current with show that is on air.

Qualifications:
- BS in Communications, TV Production
- Minimum of 3 years experience in the entertainment field
- Min 2 years experience working with Latin music
- Min 1 year experience writing and producing packages in both English and Spanish

Requirements:
- Work flexible hours and under tight deadlines - exceptional time management skills are key
- Knowledge of LATV targeted demographic
- Ability to take initiative be proactive, enterprise, research, and plan stories.
- Ability to "book" guests.
- Ability to recognize stories with high potential for exciting and fun television.
- Exceptional editorial skills
- Recognize stories with high potential for exciting and fun television

TO APPLY: send resumes and/or reels to the following address:
LATV
2323 Corinth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Or e-mail mrios@latv.com


DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER WANTED AT PARTICIPANT PRODUCTIONS

Want to work for the good guys in the movie business?

Digital Content Manager wanted at Participant Productions, the social action production company which produced "An Inconvenient Truth," "Syriana," "Good Night, and Good Luck," and 2007 releases "The Kite Runner," based on the best-selling book, as well as "Charlie Wilson's War," starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Good movies, great messages, even better people.

High visibility opportunity as we build out a social action network platform across broadband and mobile. High visibility position working with marketing and social action divisions. Ideal candidate will be an experienced online project manager, content producer and marketer with web creative experience and community outreach skills.

Candidate will contribute to workflow across digital marketing/advertising, distribution, cross-platform strategy and acquisitions.

Reports to: Executive Vice President, Digital

Sample Responsibilities:
* Grow the Participant online sites' communities with regular community, email blasts and blog outreach
* Guide viral marketing and awareness campaigns, including promotions and publicity efforts
* Manage editorial staff for the new Participant site, working with social action and marketing divisions
* Coordinate all Participant corporate online content
* Build site partnership, traffic and email databases
* Oversee all site and campaign analytics
* Manage vendor, blogger and agency accounts with status reports to EVP
* Work with EVP to produce online content connected to Participant film productions and related live events

Sample Requirements:
* Superb digital project management background
* Media & Entertainment background in online marketing and creative
* Familiarity with Web 2.0 technology, design, content syndication and community trends
* Experience with site and feature development, including research, scoping, information architecture, wireframes and mock-ups
* Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Office
* Solid knowledge of CMS and CRM best practices
* Good web designer skills (HTML, CSS, Flash) a plus
* Strong organizational, presentation and research skills and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced, rapidly growing environment
* Strong written and oral communication skills – ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels of the organization
* Self-directed and enthusiastic team player

TO APPLY: please email a brief cover letter and resume to Laurie Luh at:
lluh@participantproductions.com
OR Fax to: (310) 550-5106


CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER WANTED AT ARCLIGHT FILMS

Arclight Films is hiring a Chief Financial Officer to work directly with the Managing Director on all areas of finance within the company, including production, distribution, and sales financing.

The controller is responsible for managing accounting functions and preparation of reports and statistics detailing financial results. Establishes and maintains accounting practices to ensure accurate and reliable data necessary for business operations. May specialize in one or more functional accounting area such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, budget, tax, etc.

TO APPLY: email a brief cover letter and resume to
gary@arclightfilms.com


LATV SEEKS EDITORS

LATV, a bilingual music & entertainment network, is on the look out for fresh new editors.

1. - reside in the Los Angeles area
2. - bilingual in Spanish and English

Pay TBD

TO APPLY: please send resumes, and/or reels to the following address:
LATV
2323 Corinth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Or e-mail mrios@latv.com


MAS & MORE ENTERTAINMENT CREWING UP FOR HD SHORT

Mas & More Entertainment is seeking crew for "Without My Finishing Coast," and HD short. In pre-production right now to shoot tentative days: 24/25/26 February or March 3/4/5, 2007. Written and Directed by NALIP member Miguel Mas. We are seeking: 1st AD, Camera Asst., Grip, and Sound guy with equipment, Production Assistants, and a Script Supervisor. Students are welcome and encouraged. No pay but good credit, experience, and copy of film. Please send resume ASAP to Mas & More Entertainment C/O Miguel Mas at mas@masandmore.com

 

 

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