January 04, 2007


Deadline for nomination is Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dear NALIP Members:

It is time once again to elect a new slate of Board of Directors for NALIP National. As vested members of NALIP, this is your opportunity to make a difference in how your organization is run in the next three years. We need your energy; your enthusiasm and your ideas to help NALIP better serve the needs of the Latino media-making community.

Our goal is to present a slate of nominees for the 2007 election cycle. We seek recommendations of candidates who will have a marked impact on NALIP’s ability to increase our visibility on a national level, will help increase our fundraising capacity, either directly or through contacts, help expand our National signature programs and inform the creation of new ones that benefit our membership, and who can become active participants in the programs, committees and events that NALIP presents throughout the year.

You are invited to nominate candidates for a 3-year term to the NALIP Board of Directors. You may also nominate yourself if you feel you have the leadership qualities we are looking for. Just follow the guidelines below. A few things to consider before you proceed. First know that:

• Prospective candidates shall be at least eighteen years of age, be a vested NALIP member whose annual membership dues are current and that your status is in good standing, and that your residency or place of employment is in the United States .

• In the same way that our organization supports media makers from around the country, so too can candidates for the Board of Directors be from throughout the continental United States.

• The number of Directors shall be twelve (12) unless the Board of Directors by resolution increases or decreases that number, but in no case shall the number of Directors be less than five (5) or more than fifteen (15). No decrease in the number of Directors shall shorten the term of any incumbent Director.

• At all times the majority of the Board of Directors shall be Latino, or of a Latino origin. At least one third of the Directors shall be producers and/or representatives of producing organizations.

• Each Director shall serve for a term of three (3) years to a maximum of three (3) renewable terms.

Know also that the Board Duties and Responsibilities are as follows:

Each Director shall be responsible for participating actively in the management of the Corporation, which shall include but not be limited to:

A. The hiring, support and evaluation of the Executive Director on an annual basis;

B. Approving policies, guidelines and long-range plans;

C. Enhancing the organization’s public image, both regionally and abroad;

D. Ensuring the organization’s financial stability and solvency by approving an annual budget and reviewing financial statements on a regular basis;

E. Helping to raise money for the organization or identifying prospective/viable funding sources;

F. Evaluating and assessing the performance of the Board; and

G. Participation in a leadership capacity in at least one active committee per year, such as advocacy, fundraising, conference, membership and/or program development, among others.

Our full By-laws, and its related amendments, including descriptions of the Board of Directors, its Officers, and their related responsibilities, can be found online at: www.nalip.org/about/structuregovernance/bylaws.htm

Here is what you need to do to present your nomination for consideration. Please provide:

1. A detailed Bio outlining your professional, educational and creative
2. A Letter of Intent (LOI) that describes WHY you, or the person you are nominating, wish to be on NALIP’s Board of Directors and WHAT skill sets or capacities you will bring to the benefit of the organization, and
3. Full contact information including phone and email.

Deadline for nomination is Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Please e-mail your nominations to Edwin Pagan, NALIP Nominating Committee at epagan@pagan-images.com, tel: 646-234-0958.

Questions? Please feel free to call Kathryn Galan, NALIP Executive Director at 310.457.4445.

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Edwin Pagan, Moctesuma Esparza, David Ortiz, NALIP Board Nominations Committee

Are you concerned about the current state of Latinos working in the film and television industries? Are you a Latina/o artist, actor, or cineaste looking to give back to your artistic and cultural community? Or are you a film student looking for credit and experience working in an entertainment and/or non-profit environment? If so, here is your chance to contribute to the success of the nation's premier Latino media arts organization.

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers, an organization committed to the advancement, development and funding of Latino Media Artists in all genres, seeks reliable and enthusiastic office and membership interns for the winter/spring of 2007.

Intern candidates should have excellent office skills, administrative experience as well as a strong interest in Film/Television and the Latino Community. Typical intern duties will include, but not be limited to: phone, database entry and administrative jobs; assisting the Membership Coordinator with new and renewal membership applications; general office tasks and community outreach. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but not required.

We are interested in candidates who will be available at least one or two full days a week, beginning in mid-January. The position will run through the spring or early summer. Our office is located in Santa Monica , a short walk from the coast and Third Street Promenade. This is an unpaid position. We offer course credit and a complimentary one year membership to NALIP. Due to proximity, students at UCLA, SMCC and Loyola Marymount are especially encouraged to apply.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a talented team, to familiarize yourself with the entertainment industry and gain valuable experience working with executives.

Please e-mail your resume to Daniel Eduvijes Carrera at membership@nalip.org as an attachment in either Word or PDF format, and please provide a brief cover e-mail explaining your interest in working with us. Also, please visit us at www.nalip.org to learn more about our exciting signature programs, our Latino Media Resource Guide and the up-coming Conference in Newport Beach , CA !


In the brashest urban sketch comedy tradition, the LCP’s fast-paced mix of live and video sketches features smartly twisted riffs on current and classic pop culture, no-holds-barred racial and political commentary, rambunctious slice-of-Latino-life scenes and much more!

As an established troupe seasoned through years of national touring, the LCP has been featured to crossover acclaim at internationally renowned Sketch Fests in Seattle , San Francisco , Chicago , and Vancouver , Canada , and has performed alongside comedians such as Carlos Mencia, Fred Willard, Pablo Francisco and Gabriel Iglesias.

The LCP’s youthfully irreverent cross-cultural multimedia sketch show is the future of comedy for a rapidly changing multicultural America . DON’T MISS IT!



The response to our invitation has been incredible, and many have already RSVP'd to this exclusive event! The Latino Comedy Project looks forward to performing for you and your guests!  

For those who haven't yet RSVP'd, please join us as our special guest for a night of explosively hilarious sketch comedy with the critically-acclaimed LATINO COMEDY PROJECT! Admission is FREE to Agents, Managers, Producers, Casting Directors, and Network Representatives.

Thursday, January 11th @ 8pm
The Westside Eclectic
1323-A 3rd St. Promenade
Santa Monica , CA 90401

Seating is limited and filling up rapidly! To RSVP to this exclusive ONE NIGHT ONLY showcase performance, please go to:


You on “My Space”? So are we! Join NALIP’s group of friends for great networking, information sharing and overall Latino filmmaking spirit! Visit us at http://www.myspace.com/nalip


Happy New Year!

Thank you for all of your work for NALIP. We know that 2007 will give us all great opportunities for growth and success.

As you know we're currently updating contact/credit information for our 2007 Latino Media Resource Guide!

Please get the word out to members, colleagues and friends:  we need credit and contact information, updated or new sent to us ASAP.

We've sent NALIP's new interactive data collection form -- you should have it by now.

Deadline for submissions is January 12, 2007 .

 That's 10 days away!

We need your help to rally membership and colleagues to take the time and submit the new web form.

Submit your credit and contact info via our new web form!

If you have not responded yet, please do so ASAP or we will use the information we already have from last year.

The January 12th deadline is coming soon and you don't want to be left out of our 4th Edition of the Latino Media Resource Guide!

You must reply by January 12, 2007

**Please check your email and/or bulk mail folders for the "New Web Form"**

Any questions? Please contact Mateo Nagassi, LMRG Research Manager, lmrg4@nalip.info  or call the office at 310-395-8880.

(Jaguar Girl, Piñata Women And Other Super Hero Girls Like Me) by Luis Alfaro

East LA Repertory Theatre Company will be holding auditions this weekend for the upcoming production of Black Butterfly by Luis Alfaro. The show will run mid February to Mid March. Here is the info, please pass it along:

Jan 6 and 7th
Saturday and Sunday
11:00 am to 1:00 pm .

El Gallo Plaza theatre
4545 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles , CA , 90022

We are looking for one more woman to complete the five woman cast. Please note that the part will be double cast.

Auditions will be by appointment so please call to set one up or for more info.

Juan E. Carrillo


Velasquez Media is expanding its talent pool.

We are a video production company in need of increasing the Latino talent available to Southeastern U.S. industrial and dramatic productions.

Many projects provide funds to accommodate talent from outside of the southeastern U.S.

Velasquez Media is also looking for :
on camera narrators and/or moderators politically aware and fluent in Spanish; actors and actresses inspired to share their talent; Voice talent, Male and Female , from different Latin American countries.

Spanish specific to Argentina , Spain , Mexico , Columbia and Honduras is highly sought after.

All ages, any gender and racial diversity is encouraged to consider this opportunity.

email Monique Velasquez, Producer, to share your experiences, and talents.

Headshots, demo disks and resumés may be sent to:
Velasquez Media
104 W. Parrish St .
Durham NC 27701
(919) 682-9874


Wardrobe stylist needed for non-union commercial shoots in late January.

Salary is negotiable, this is a paying job.

Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com <http://www.InfoList.com> , and email your resume and website link or sample photos as attachments to:
mparry1665@aol.com <mailto:mparry1665@aol.com?subject=WARDROBE%20STYLIST%20-%20Referred%20by%20Jeff%20Gund%20at%20INFOLIST.com>


Award Winning Team needs EDITOR for Super 16mm SAG Feature.

Story involves a young gay graffiti artist living in industrial San Pedro behind the Orange curtain, spending his days surfing while committing his life to raising his 6 year old nephew.  He has to make tough choices when a summer love affair with an older surf buddy from the rich area of Laguna shakes up his ideals and goals in life.

Producer's last film was Quinceañera, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance last year.

Editing on Final Cut Pro in Hollywood offices.  Need rough cut for first week of Feb for film festival consideration.

Pay Range is $5,000

Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com <http://www.InfoList.com> , and email your resume and a link to your reel to:
gppichiring@gmail.com <mailto:gppichiring@gmail.com?subject=EDITOR%20-%20Referred%20by%20Jeff%20Gund%20at%20INFOLIST.com>

you may mail  your reel to:
4929 Wilshire Blvd #920
Los Angeles, CA 91010


Sound Engineer with his own equipment is wanted to join the production of a feature documentary film with Makin' It Happen Productions in association with TEAM GOOD LIFE.

If you are a passionate, enthusiastic, hard worker who is up for the journey of a road trip to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City , Utah , staying in an RV, and having a great time, then we want you!

Compensation is $500, and food and travel will be paid for.

Sound is going to be very important on this project and we are looking for someone who knows what they are doing.

Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com <http://www.InfoList.com> , and email your resume or any questions you may have about the project to:
makinithappenpro@hotmail.com <mailto:makinithappenpro@hotmail.com?subject=SOUND%20ENGINEER%20-%20Referred%20by%20Jeff%20Gund%20at%20INFOLIST.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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