February 27, 2007

ONE DAY LEFT!!
CONFERENCE 8 HOTEL SPECIAL RATE - FRIDAY DEADLINE

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 FRIDAY, 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.


The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center & the Center for the Study of Women
invite you to attend the opening of
THE LUPE ANGUIANO ARCHIVE

Celebrating a life in service to human rights, women’s rights, and the protection of the environment
with

Gloria Steinem
Keynote Speaker

and
Henry Cisneros
Closing Remarks

Monday, March 12, 2007
7:30-8:30 pm

Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson School of Management


Reception following program

Please RSVP by March 12 to:
(310) 206-7575 or egremse@support.ucla.edu

Lupe Anguiano, an indefatigable champion of social justice, is widely known for her work on women’s rights, the rights of the poor, and the protection of the environment. A former nun, Ms. Anguiano was a national organizer for the United Farm Workers and the founder of the National Women’s Employment and Education Model Program, which helped single female parents move beyond welfare poverty. She is a founding member of the National Women’s Political Caucus, along with Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug, and has worked on behalf of the Equal Rights Amendment. Ms. Anguiano was a delegate to the historic “First National Women’s Conference” in Houston in 1977, where she, Jean Stapleton, and Coretta Scott King read the “Declaration of American Women.” She currently volunteers at the California Coastal Protection Network, the Pacific Environment, and other environmental organizations. She has received numerous awards for her humanitarian work. Ms. Anguiano’s collection is the cornerstone of the new CSRC Mujeres Archive Initiative, which aims to preserve and make accessible the lives and histories of path breaking Chicanas and Latinas.

Gloria Steinem is an internationally celebrated writer and lecturer on feminist and social issues. She co-founded New York magazine in 1968 and Ms. Magazine in 1972, and she was an editor at Ms. for fifteen years. Among her bestselling books are Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem and Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions. Her writing also appears in many anthologies and textbooks, and she has produced a number of documentaries, including one on child abuse for HBO. Ms. Steinem helped found a number of women’s rights organizations, including the Women’s Action Alliance (an educational center), the National Women’s Political Caucus, Voters for Choice, and the Ms. Foundation for Women (a fund that supports grassroots projects to empower women and girls). She helped establish the national “Take Our Daughters to Work Day.” She is currently working with Smith College (her alma mater) on a project to document the grassroots origins of the women’s movement in the United States. She has received many awards and been the subject of several documentaries.

Henry Cisneros is the chairman of CityView, a company that works with homebuilders to develop neighborhoods that offer affordable homes in urban areas of the United States. In 1981 he was elected mayor of San Antonio, becoming the first Latino to lead a large U.S. city. In 1986 he was selected “Outstanding Mayor” by City and State Magazine. From 1993 to 1997 he served as the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. After resigning from HUD, he became president of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language media company. Mr. Cisneros is past president of the National League of Cities. He currently serves as a board member for Latino Public Broadcasting, the American Democracy Institute, and Live Nation. He has received numerous awards and honors.

Sponsored by: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Center for the Study of Women. This program is made possible in part through the generous support of Telacu

The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, is known internationally for its innovative research projects, grants and fellowship programs, extensive archive and library holdings, and scholarly publications. The CSRC Archive includes collections from the Mexican Museum, educator and diplomat Julian Nava, photographer Laura Aguilar, and the Comisión Femenil de Los Angeles. The CSRC Press publishes a wide range of materials, including Aztlán, the foremost journal in the field of Chicano Studies, and the A Ver series, which focuses on Latino artists. Gronk, the first book in this series, will be released in March


THE DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKERS COURSE

Taught by the authors of "The Documentary Film Makers Handbook," Andrew Zinnes and Genevieve Jolliffe. It will be a classroom style setting and we will show clips from relevant documentaries. Use the special discount code INFOLIST and get $50 OFF!! That's $249 instead of 299!

March 10 - 11th, 2007 : Saturday and Sunday : 10am - 6pm

at
The Heart Touch Project in the Santa Monica Airport Complex
3400 Airport Avenue #42
Main Conference Room
Santa Monica, CA 90405

This class will cover such topics as:
* Choosing a Concept
* Funding
* Legal Pitfalls and how to avoid them
* Production & Post - Practical advice to save money and headaches
* Sales & Marketing
* Distribution - Standard and Alternative
* Global Perspective - thinking beyond the US for funds and distribution
* How to Survive as a Documentary Film Maker

TO REGISTER:
1. Go to www.Script-Tonic.com
2. Click on the Documentary Filmmakers Course
3. Click ADD TO CART
4. Be sure to type INFOLIST in the field for Coupon Code to get your discount!
5. Click "Re-Calculate" and your discounted price of $249 will appear!
6. Click "Continue" to finish your registration

About the Instructors:
Andrew Zinnes is from Allentown, PA and received a Masters in Film from the American University in Washington, DC. There he worked on lots of indie films and docs in many capacities, before coming out to LA and working in feature film and TV development for about a decade. He worked on several docs out here including WOMEN ON THE WATER, which followed the story of several women trying to make an Olympic team, and BACKYARD RACERS, which followed kids who want to be race car drivers. Now I am a working screenwriter, filmmaker, and author.

Genevieve Jolliffe is from the Isle of Wight in the UK and created The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook series of books, and has made three low budget independent features in the UK. She directed URBAN GHOST STORY, which was nominated for a British Independent Film Award. She has worked on several docs including STRANGER THAN FICTION.

Genevieve and Andrew's work have been seen on MTV, PBS, BBC and Channel 4 UK.

 

ATTENTION NALIPSTERS!
WIN $2500 AND MORE!!

The 2007 Latino Media Market is still accepting projects to pitch SITV -- DO NOT... DO NOT miss this opportunity to get your Non-Scripted television series project to be considered for production!

Pitch SiTV!! Compete to win $2500 and a chance to air your original non-scripted programming on SiTV, America's premiere English language network for young Latinos. Do you have fresh and original entertainment ideas that target Latinos 18-34 in a variety of platforms including TV, Web and Mobile? Think you have an interesting take on the "Young Latino Experience?" Then SITV wants to hear from you, especially if your ideas are comedic and/or have pop cultural appeal. Anything that is compelling is viable - including something you've already produced! See you in the pit!

Please e-mail your project treatment and synopsis, along with any other pertinent information to the project such as; production plan, episodes breakdown, format, project status, attachments, etc. Make sure to send all this information organized in one document (.doc or .pdf), with your name, phone number and e-mail

E-mail to octavio@nalip.org or mateonagassi@nalip.org no later that Friday March 2, 2007 by 12:00 noon PST - any project submitted after this time WILL NOT be considered. Thank you!


NALIP L.P.A. FELLOW SONIA GONZALEZ SCREEN DOC IN SAN DIEGO

"Bragging Rights"

Screening at the 2007 San Diego Latino Film Festival

Known as “the poor man’s baseball,” stickball has been played on the streets of New York City since the early 1920’s. It’s the ultimate sport that improvises much with very little: stolen broomsticks have been used in lieu of bats and fire hydrants can serve as third base. Bragging Rights chronicles how stickball has developed leadership, mended racial tension, and created lifelong friendships throughout its long and vibrant history. Irish-American John Stephens shares his story of being the first white player on an all-black team in 1949 and other new and old players share their stories growingup with the game. Stickball teams and clubs have spread throughout the United States, even here in San Diego!

2007, 60 min., United States, English, Feature Documentary

March 11, 2007, 3:30 p.m.
Purchase Ticket Online

 

OPINION: OSCARS CELEBRATE RACIAL DIVERSITY?

I couldn't wait to celebrate the diversity of nominees at this Sunday's 79th Annual Academy Awards. Never before have I seen so many faces of color in the list of nominees. Of this year's 20 Oscar acting nominees, five are black, two are Latina and one is Japanese, while among best-picture nominees, much of "Babel" is in Arabic, Berber, Spanish and Japanese and "Letters from Iwo Jima" is almost entirely in Japanese.

All those nominees of color are exciting: Forest Whitaker, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Djimon Hounsou, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi.

Moreover, Mexican filmmakers are making a big splash at this year's ceremony as Guillermo Del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth" received a nomination for best foreign-language film, along with five other nominations, including Best Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Cinematography, Makeup and Score. And not to be outdone, Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men" also received three nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography and Film Editing.

So why am I not bounding in leaps of joy down Hollywood Boulevard to celebrate diversity's success?

Well, Moctesuma Esparza, founder and CEO of Maya Cinemas and Maya Pictures and a renowned Latino film producer, opened my eyes to the fact that American-born Latinos still are being ignored. Further, films created and written by black American producers, directors and writers were also forgotten.

"I think you're not seeing what you think you're seeing," Esparza said to me. "When you're thinking of 'Babel' and 'Pan's Labrynth' and 'Children of Men' and some of the other actors, actresses and filmmakers nominated, these are not American Latinos. These are foreign nationals representing their foreign country and industry."

Esparza says it's as if black Americans can celebrate the Cotonou, Benin-born Djimon Hounsou's nomination as evidence that Hollywood is paying attention to the artistry of black-American actors.

"That's like saying that Africans from South Africa or Zimbabwe who are nominated are satisfying the aspirations of American blacks," said Esparza. "These guys grew up in Mexico ... a country where there's no racism based on being Mexican. There might be classicism but it's not [American] racism."

Esparza said he does believe the nominees with Spanish surnames will positively affect the efforts of American Latinos to break into Hollywood. But so far it's happening on the small screen. One of this year's big hits on television was ABC's "Ugly Betty" about an American-born Latina working as an assistant at a New York-based fashion magazine.

And Esparza is not alone in his critique of this year's Oscar nominees.

"It seems like Americans are the underdogs now," said Tanya Kersey, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Black Film Festival. "But for African Americans, it's great that we have truly one-quarter of the [actor] Oscar nominations."

Kersey notes that while "Dreamgirls" features a black-American cast, its writers, directors and producers were white. The problem is that black filmmakers, such as John Singleton and Spike Lee, among others, still have yet to get the Oscar they deserve, Kersey said.

"So we're not talking about a black film in the sense of black stars, black producers, black directors," said Kersey. "We're talking about films with black people in them. I think people need to pay attention to the reality of the situation and don't celebrate too much. Until Spike or John or other great black filmmakers get the [Oscar], then we still don't have a diverse Hollywood."

Yoji Cole
DIVERSITY, INC


NALIP MEMBER CHOSEN AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

NALIP member ana m. delapena portela has been selected as the first American artist in residence to participate in the Meetfactory, A Center For Alternative Culture in Prague. To become a private or corporate sponsor contact Meetfactory founder David Cerny, David@noise.cz
www.meetfactory.cz

www.anadeportela.com
www.heyokamagazine.com

 

LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Position Description
February 2007

The Organization
Latino Public Broadcasting supports the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural television that is representative of Latino/Hispanic people, or addresses issues of particular interest to these communities. These programs are produced for dissemination to the public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. By acting as minority consortium, LPB provides a voice to the diverse Latino/Hispanic community throughout the United States.  

The Position
The Executive Director is a dynamic leader who embraces the mission of LPB. The Executive Director oversees all of LPB's fund raising functions, programmatic and community outreach; manages three full-time/part-time staff; and oversees financial and administrative affairs. The Executive Director reports directly to a national Board of Directors that meets three times a year.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Oversees all aspects of the organization including publications, membership services, broadcast distribution, co-productions, finance and administration.
  • Supervises three staff members, temporary personnel, and consultants.
  • Develops and implements the fund raising strategies of LPB, which entails promoting continued and increased funding from CPB, foundations, corporations, state and city agencies, and individual donors.
  • Advocates for increased Latino/Hispanic or Latino American programs to national public broadcasting entities, including PBS, the Minority Consortia, national and local series, ITVS, regional distribution networks, public television colleagues, and legislative organizations.
  • Develops and implements the fund raising strategies of LPB, which entails promoting continued and increased funding from CPB, foundations, corporations, state and city agencies, and individual donors.
  • Supervises the business affairs of the organization. Works closely with the accountant in formulating annual budgets, issuing quarterly budget reports, conducting mid-year financial reviews, and conducting cash flow analyses, and determining expenditures.
  • Reports regularly to the Board of Directors on fiscal, programmatic, legislative and administrative matters. Coordinates quarterly board meetings and reports.
  • Acts as the primary organizational spokesperson to the community, U.S. Congress and national public broadcasting organizations on matters related to minority public media.
  • Maintains active working relationships with filmmakers, local and national community, arts, and media organizations.

·    Represents LPB at industry, public events and in fund raising activities. 

  • Works with colleagues at National Black Programming Consortium, Native Americans in Public Telecommunications, Pacific Islanders in Communications and Center for Asian American Media in joint educational efforts with Congress to secure funding. Participates in monthly conference calls and annual meetings with the Minority Consortia to develop joint production projects and advocates for greater minority presence in public broadcasting and commercial media at industry functions, conferences, and seminars.

 Selection Criteria
The ideal candidate will experience a unique opportunity ton have a significant impact on the Latino/Hispanic and independent filmmaking and media communities. The individual should have extensive experience in management, fundraising and media production.  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree a plus.

Specific qualifications include:
·    Leadership abilities to inspire, organize and manage people. Must have previous management experience of 5-7 years in an organization with proven-successful results.
·    Experience in fund-raising for non-profit organizations.
·    Marketing and promotion expertise.
·    Knowledge of the independent media arts field, film/video production, and public broadcasting.
·    Knowledge and understanding of Latino/Hispanic community issues, and familiarity in working with national and community-based Latino/Hispanic organizations and media outlets.
·    Significant experience in television programming and/or in public television.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
LPB Search Committee
C/O Olivia Campos-Bergeron Consultancy
10ll-B W. Whittier Boulevard
La Habra, CA  90631

LPB maintains a policy of providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons and reaffirms its commitment that there shall be no discrimination against qualified applicants, employees or volunteers on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, disability, marital status, medical condition, origin, or sexual orientation.


LOWRIDER NATIONALS 2007: SPONSORSHIP SALES / SHOW COORDINATOR

Independent Contractor: $14,000
March – September 2007 - 7 months

ASSIGNMENT SUMMARY: Responsibilities include assuming a key support role to coordinate and implement event and related activities as assigned, involvement in all aspects of event including sponsorship sales, event coordination and administrative tasks. Reports to, provides support and works very closely event producer/owner.

DUTIES:
• Plan and assist in production of event
• Field phone calls and coordinate with sponsors, participants, suppliers, media
• Coordinate website update
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong writing, speaking, communication, organizational skills and attention to detail, experience with event production including:
• Sponsorship, booth sales
• Event coordination
• Day of event on-site coordination
• Volunteer coordination
• Production scheduling
• Strong networking and organizational skills
• Computer literacy; experience with Microsoft office: Word, Excel, PPT, etc., Photoshop!
• Capacity to work weekends and evenings
• Valid driver’s license, car and insurance

TO APPLY: email a brief cover letter and resume to Oralia@ommpr.com


ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PUBLICATION - AD SALES POSITION

The leading entertainment industry publication is looking to fill 2 outside sales positions. This is a great way to be part of the multi-billion dollar entertainment industry. We are a well established company located in the Los Angeles area for over 30 years.

Advertising sales experience is a plus but not required. We will train if you have no ad sales experience. Job requirements are: honesty, reliable transportation, high energy, positive attitude and the ability to communicate both written and verbally in standard business English.

Salary & commissions paid + benefits. Compensation is commensurate on skills, abilities and experience. This position is full time and available for an immediate start date.

TO APPLY: please fax your cover letter and resume to (818) 752-3220 attn Rex Danyluk.


SCRIPT WANTED: PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE THRILLER

WhiteBread Productions is looking for a character driven, pyschological suspense thriller (NO horrors, farces or gore). Must be original and edgy. The film will have a budget range of 4-5 million.

TO SUBMIT:
1. Please go to www.InkTippro.com/leads
2. Enter your email address (you will be signing up for InkTip's newsletter - FREE!)
3. Copy/Paste this code: cbbnr8z7qz
4. You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only, and you will be contacted to submit the full script only if there is interest from the production company.


CASTING: THE DIRECTOR'S EDGE

Participate in Romar Entertainment's 'The Director's Edge' (and NALIP Member, Edward Ybarra) is casting for his project. Reel and Major LA exposure through AMC Theaters and eventual Reality Show for serious actors and actresses. Details, info and on line submissions through Actor's Access LA. 'The Director's Edge' info at www.thedirectorsedge.com


NEW LA MAGAZINE SEEKING FREELANCE WEB WRITERS

From the founding publisher of the LA Weekly comes an exciting new magazine for Los Angeles ‹ RealTALK LA. Our aim is to be the magazine for the real LA, one that truly reflects the region's diverse and dynamic populace. Launching in late April, RealTALK LA and RealTALKLA.com will celebrate LA's ethnic communities and change agents, progressive lifestyles and the arts, and its unique concentration of "cross-culturals." To help us achieve the highest quality publication, we are seeking talented, enthusiastic and culturally-aware writers who have a unique take on LA.

Freelance Writers Needed for the following Website Channels:
* People in Development
* Ecological LA
* Business & Money
* Spirituality & Religion
* Food & Dining
* Essential Life Tools
* The Arts: Film, Theater, Music
* Nightlife
* Cool Hollywood
* Health & Fitness
* Activism
* Fashion & Design
* Science & Technology
* Outdoors, Leisure, & Travel
* Beauty
* Society & Politics
* Education
* Youth
* Car Culture

TO APPLY: please specify areas of writing interest in the subject of your email. Send
resumes and writing samples to Chinere Parry at chinereparry@realtalkla.com

 

 

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