January 09, 2007

MEDIA ON THE MOVE : National Association of Latino Independent Producers Examines Mobile Entertainment Power for Independents

Conference 8 Themed “Media on the Move: Power for Independents” to be held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa in Newport Beach, California, March 8 – 11, 2007

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and HBO® announce the 8th Annual NALIP Conference, co-chaired by documentary filmmaker Evangeline Griego, Spike TV Executive Vice President Pancho Mansfield and Fox Vice President of Emerging Markets Rick Ramirez. The Conference will be held March 8-11 in Newport Beach, California.

Online registration available now at www.nalip.org. The theme for the 2007 Conference is: Media on the Move: Power for Independents. NALIP brings together the Latino media field in order to examine all aspects of the mobile media revolution. Film, television and on-line content is rapidly changing the way producers work, sell themselves, and exhibit or distribute their projects. As media makers become empowered by the mobile revolution, are Latinos keeping up with the opportunities? Conference co-chair Rick Ramirez states, “Mobile technology gives consumers the power to personalize their content. This new distribution platform has spurred the creation of new mobile channels and other options which should present interesting opportunities for independent producers.” NALIP will look at strategies for conquering this medium through professional development seminars, keynote speakers, a new technology lab and many networking opportunities.

The Conference will feature a Gala Awards dinner where Latino Media luminaries will be honored on Saturday, March 10th. Cult legend director and writer, George A. Romero (MONKEY SHINES, DAWN OF THE DEAD, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Producing. Edward James Olmos (HBO Films’ WALKOUT, “Battlestar Galactica”, “American Family”) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Advocacy. The visionary producers behind the hit ABC televison series “Ugly Betty” will receive an Outstanding Achievement Award. McDonalds will also present one rising Latino documentary director and one rising Latino feature filmmaker the ESTELA award which is a $7,500 cash grant that recognizes their work, leadership, creativity, vision and passion. Last year’s Estella winners were Marilyn Agrelo (MAD HOT BALLROOM) and Rodrigo Garcia (9 LIVES). “Our honorees have made a tremendous impact on our global culture,” says co-chair Evangeline Griego, “it is a privilege for NALIP to have the opportunity to honor these individuals.”

Executives from HBO, Universal, Fox, Warner Bros., CBS, ABC and many others are scheduled to attend and participate. These executives represent the areas of producing, development and funding, distribution and broadcasting as well as management and representation. Co-chair Pancho Mansfield states,” NALIP is an excellent forum for aspiring and established filmmakers to network with decision makers and further their craft with insight from some of the brightest minds in the entertainment industry.” For a complete list of additional speakers, panels and keynotes please visit www.nalip.org, Conference 8.

Concurrent with Conference 8 and with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, NALIP presents the third Latino Media Market™. Thirty-two select feature production and development projects, documentary worksin-progress and reality television series ideas will be accepted to participate in a special executive meeting series designed to advance each producer’s project, arrange financing and attract broadcast licenses. SiTV will once again return as the exclusive non-scripted television channel taking series concept pitches and will award a $2,000 prize, plus a 4-month development option to the strongest series concept pitched at the Market. NALIP will also hold a special Loteria with all of the proceeds going to one lucky Conference attendee in order to advance their project. “Nothing makes us happier at NALIP,” says NALIP Executive Director Kathryn F. Galan, “than giving filmmakers money. Our Loteria winner leaves Conference 8 with a fund to buy some equipment, pay their editor, option a story or hire a writer. What could be a better cap on the weekend?”


NALIP

ATTENTION... 3 DAYS LEFT!
We still have not heard from many of you regarding your updated credits/contact info.

As you know, the “NALIP Latino Media Resource Guide” is a hard-copy publication that is distributed free of charge in order to further support the artistic work and participation of Latinos in the entertainment job market and lists over 1, 500 names including Executives, Directors, Producers and other working Professionals. It is the most powerful and comprehensive Directory for Latinos in the entertainment industry. We will distribute it to members and to Studios, Networks, Agencies, Production Companies.

Our commitment is to more employment and funding for you and your projects.

The LMRG is only as good as the information it prints. PLEASE HELP US UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION. Take a moment and submit your completed data collection form ASAP.

Deadline for submissions is January 12, 2007

Don't be left out of our 4th Edition of the Latino Media Resource Guide!

**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


JOIN THE IMAGEN BOOTH AT NATPE

Imagen President and NALIP Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Helen Hernandez would like to extend an opportunity to serious NALIP television producers who would like to be represented at the upcoming NATPE conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagen will have a booth at NATPE in Las Vegas and their Board would like to extend an invitation to independent television producers with product to join them in their booth. NATPE begins Jan.16th and ends Jan 18th. Anyone interested will be responsible for their own NATPE registration of $425. This is a special rate for Imagen.

Imagen will have a monitor and equipment onsite. There is no fee for joining them in the booth but bear in mind space is limited. Time will be divided among the participating producers. If you are interested, please email NALIP ED Kathryn Galan at naliped@msn.com with NATPE OPPORTUNITY in the subject line.


American Cinematheque
cordially invites you to attend

A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
WITH TOP FILM DIRECTORS

On Their Golden Globe Nominated Films:
CLINT EASTWOOD - Letters from Iwo Jima
MEL GIBSON - Apocalypto
PEDRO ALMODOVAR - Volver
GUILLERMO DEL TORO - Pan's Labyrinth
FORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK - The Lives of Others

Sunday, January 14th at 1:00pm
The Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

No RSVP Necessary - just show up at the event!

Additionally, Special Screenings of these films will be held at the Aero Theatre (NOT the Egyptian) in Santa Monica, January 11th - 13th:

Discover the best of New Foreign Language Cinema with the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Co-Presentation of this year's Golden Globe Nominees in the 'Best Foreign Language Film" Category. The five nominated films: APOCALYPTO, THE LIVES OF OTHERS, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, PAN'S LABYRINTH and VOLVER will screen at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, January 11 - 13. Directors Pedro Almodovar, Guillermo del Toro, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck have been invited to speak following their screenings (note: All Directors have confirmed their appearance at the Roundtable Discussion, but have not given a definite confirmation on a Q&A following the screenings).

Screenings of the Foreign Language Nominees:
January 11-13, 2007

ALL SCREENING SHOWTIMES START AT 7:30pm
and will take place at
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica 90403
(Note: Roundtable Discussion is at the Egyptian Theater)

Thursday, January 11th at 7:30pm:
Apocalypto

Friday, January 12th at 7:30pm:
DOUBLE FEATURE
Volver & Pan's Labyrinth
To be confirmed: Discussion in between films with directors Pedro Almodovar and Guillermo del Toro

Saturday, January 13th at 7:30pm:
DOUBLE FEATURE
Letter from Iwo Jima & The Lives of Others
To be confirmed: Discussion in between films with directors Clint Eastwood and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Roundtable Discussion is FREE! Screening ticket price is $10. * Free tickets may be available for screenings on a first come, first served basis at the box office only on the day of the event!

Or, purchase Advance Tickets at: www.fandango.com

For more information, call (323) 466-3456
or visit www.americancinematheque.com

PARKING INFORMATION:

Parking information for the Aero:
http://egyptiantheatre.com/Aero/tickets.htm#Parking

Parking information for the Egyptian Theatre:
http://www.americancinematheque.com/tixtheatregeneralinfo.htm#PARKING

For January 14th Seminar only, Free Parking will be available in the Grant Parking
lot south of the Egyptian at Selma and Las Palmas Avenues. Mention that you are going to the Golden Globe Seminar when you arrive.

 

LATINO MEDIA MARKET

Do you have a project ready to finance or distribute?

• Feature Production
• Development Projects
• Direct-To-Video
• Documentary Works-In-Progress
• Reality Television Series Ideas

Are you ready to meet with Executives, Producers, and Funders that can bring contacts and funding to your projects?

One of our most powerful Signature Programs is coming back in March 2007!

The Latino Media Market, presented during our National Conference in Newport Beach, CA.

Deadline is January 19, 2007

Please DO NOT miss this unique opportunity!

Follow this link and download your application now!

Any questions please call/email Octavio Marin moramar@nalip.org or Mateo Nagassi mateonagassi@nalip.org at 310-395-8880

 

ACTORS HONOR THEIR OWN

Jan. 04, 2007 - (Variety) - The Screen Actors Guild has tapped Paramount Vantage's "Babel," Weinstein Co.'s "Bobby," Warner Bros.' "The Departed," Paramount's "Dreamgirls" and Fox Searchlight's "Little Miss Sunshine" as nominees for its top feature ensemble award.

No single film dominated the nominations, announced Thursday morning by Sandra Oh and Elijah Wood at the Pacific Design Center. "Babel," "Dreamgirls" and "Little Miss Sunshine" took three nominations each while Warner's "Blood Diamond," "The Departed," New Line's "Little Children" and Fox Searchlight's "Notes on a Scandal" garnered two apiece. Full Story here

And the LATINO related nominees are...

MOTION PICTURES

Actress
Penelope Cruz - "Volver"

Supporting Actress
Adriana Barraza - "Babel"

Ensemble Cast
"Babel" - (Paramount Vantage) Adriana Barraza, Gael García Bernal
"Bobby" - (The Weinstein Company) Emilio Estevez, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen, Jacob Vargas
"The Departed" - (Warner Bros. Pictures) Martin Sheen

TELEVISION

Actress in a Comedy Series
America Ferrera - "Ugly Betty"

Drama Ensemble
"Grey's Anatomy" - (ABC) Sara Ramirez

Comedy Ensemble
"Desperate Housewives" - (ABC) Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Eva Longoria
"Entourage" - (HBO) Jerry Ferrara
"The Office" - (NBC) Oscar Nunez
"Ugly Betty" - (ABC) America Ferrera, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana


OSCAR WATCHERS NARROW LIST OF TOP FILM NOMINEES

Jan. 05, 2007 - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood experts on Friday narrowed their guesses for best film Oscar candidates to a short list including widely touted musical "Dreamgirls" and crime thriller "The Departed," after seeing this week's key award nominations. Full Story here


"PAN'S LABYRINTH" SCARES UP SOME HEFTY DOLLARS; "SCANDAL," "VENUS," "VEIL" SOLID

Jan. 03, 2007 - (indieWIRE) - The New Year's holiday weekend witnessed a final spurt of specialty box office enthusiasm for 2006 as Picturehouse's "Pan's Labyrinth" opened with a stellar performance at over a dozen locations. Also opening with gusto was Fox Searchlight's "Notes on a Scandal," while the specialty division's "The Painted Veil"--which opened at number one last week--migrated to the fourth position on the iW BOT, ranked on a per screen basis, in its second weekend with strong numbers. And, holding steadfast in the top ranks was Miramax's "Venus," which placed third with only a slight per screen average drop from its opening one week earlier. Full Story here


"LA ANTENA" TO OPEN 36TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM THIS MONTH

Jan. 02, 2007 - (indieWIRE) - Argentine director Esteban Sapir's world premiere, "La Antena" will open the 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam, screening in the fest's Tiger Awards competition. The film is one of nineteen new Hubert Bals Fund supported films, including eight world premieres, in Official Selection. According to the festival, the film "is set in a surrealistic, snow covered city ruled by Mr. TV who controls all spoken word, which he uses for broadcasts as well as for food production. It has left the inhabitants speechless and dependent, and only 'La Voz,' a female singer, escapes the rule of Mr. TV. Full Story here


GARCIA BERNAL EMBRACES MEXICAN ROOTS

Jan. 02, 2007 - LOS ANGELES (indieWIRE) - "Babel" actor Gael Garcia Bernal embraces his Mexican identity, saying it has a liberating effect on his expanding caree. "I feel completely free to be whatever," he told the Los Angeles Times. "Actually, if I was an actor from the United States, it would be incredibly hard, because I would be pigeonholed immediately." Garcia Bernal, 28, said in Mexico any perceived faux pas by a celebrity can draw criticism. Full Story here


DGA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

Jan. 09, 2007 - (Variety) - The Directors Guild has selected Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for "Babel," Bill Condon for "Dreamgirls," Martin Scorsese for "The Departed," Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris for "Litte Miss Sunshine" and Steven Frears for "The Queen" as nominees for its top feature directing award.

DGA president Michael Apted made the announcement Tuesday morning at guild headquarters in Hollywood. The winner, to be decided by voting among the 13,000 DGA members, will be announced Feb. 3 in ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Full Story here


J. LO HONORED BY PEOPLE EN ESPANOL

Jan. 05, 2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer Lopez is among the entertainers selected by People en Espanol for its "100 Most Influential Hispanics" issue, which honors those who have made an impact in the Hispanic community. Full Story here


"VOLVER'S" HIGH-WIRE ACT

Jan. 02, 2007 - (Variety) - Before beginning work on the score for "Volver," director Pedro Almodovar gave this advice to composer Alberto Iglesias: "Just be as close as possible to the main character, Raimunda (Penelope Cruz). Like when you are taking care of someone." Full Story here


STRINGS SING IN LEAD ROLES

While orchestras and electronics are the stuff that many movie scores are built on, the composers behind "Babel" and "The Departed" based their music on instruments from the guitar family. Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla, a guitarist, learned to play the oud -- a Middle Eastern relative of the guitar -- for "Babel," while fellow Acad statuette holder Howard Shore utilized four of New York's top guitar soloists on "The Departed." Full Story here


SUNDANCE '07 FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS

Jan. 04, 2007 - (indieWIRE) - indieWIRE is publishing two interviews daily with Sundance '07 competition filmmakers through the end of the festival later this month. Directors with films screening in the four competition sections were given the opportunity to participate in an email interview, and each was sent the same set of questions.

PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Alfredo de Villa: "I was conscious of becoming a filmmaker when I was 7..."

Described by the Sundance Film Festival as, "a meditation on isolation and intersection in the big city," Alfredo de Villa's "Adrift in Manhattan" is the director's second feature, following the acclaimed 2002 film "Washington Heights." De Villa's debut feature received a special mention at the first Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 and the movie was distributed by MAC Releasing. His new film, starring Heather Graham, Dominic Chianse, Elizabeth Pena and Victor Rasuk, looks at three characters who experience change after encounters with strangers and was co-written by de Vila and Nat Moss. Full Story here

PARK CITY '07 INTERVIEW | Heitor Dhalia: "I have always loved independent films that treated serious themes with a touch of humour and irony. I wanted to make a film just like that."

Brazilian director Heitor Dhalia's fourth directorial effort, "Drained" is described by Sundance as a "delightfully simple narrative that overflows with metaphors that maintain a singular sense of dark humor." Lourenco (Selton Mello) works in a pawn shop capitalizing on the misfortunes of others and conducting perverse power games. But when the perfect ass and a backed-up toilet grab his full attention, he loses control. Dhalia received a Russian Film Critics special mention for his previous effort, "Nina" at the Moscow International Film Festival in 2004. "Drained" (O Cheiro do Ralo) will screen at Sundance in Portuguese with English subtitles in the World Cinema: Dramatic section. Full Story here

 

EDITOR NEEDED FOR SAG FEATURE WITH PRODUCER OF QUINCENERA

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

TO SUBMIT:
Email your resume and a link to your reel to gppichiring@gmail.com

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


CASTING FOR A TABLE TOP READ

Vista Clara Productions is casting actors for a tabletop read of a Feature Film Screenplay. Reading will take place in Manhattan 9th. Ave, 44th St., this coming Saturday Jan. 13th. 12:00pm – 4pm. Introduction and a small auditions are require and are being held all this week. You’ll be reading for the Director and Producers. There is no pay but refreshments and some food will be available.

Please email Pic/Res. to casting@vistaclaraproductions.com

Actors Sought are:

Latin Male (40’s)
A hired assassin, loner. With one friend in the world. Although he’s deadly dangerous he, wishes he wasn’t.

Latin Male (50-60) Superintendent
Wise/good natured, traditionalist.

Latin Female (28-35)
Strong willed but light hearted.

Time is of the essence and we thank you all in advance.


VIDEO EDITOR WANTED - FREELANCE

Comedy Spotlight Needs a freelance Video Editor to edit our mini-DVs into two 30-minute programs. Shot with two cameras, edit consists mainly of switching back and forth between each camera, with one or two exceptions. Use your own equipment and convert to DVD.

Pay Negotiable.

TO SUBMIT:
Email your resume or brief cover letter to comedyspotlight@aol.com

Grupo de Teatro SINERGIA and
TA'YER Multicultural Performance Collective


CASTING NOTICE FOR "MANZANITA"

By Bernardo Solano
Based on the book by Jorge Enrique Botero
Director: Ruben Amavizca
January 13, 2006 5 – 7 PM

Manzanita, a transgender youth is forced to serve as a man in the Colombian military forces, but when his regiment falls captive by the guerrilla forces in the jungle, the life of everyone are changed forever. The threat of discovery and death hang over the passion consumed Manzanita and his impossible love.

CHARACTERS:

MANZANITA: Male, Early 20’s, pre-operative transgender, extremely romantic.
Partial nudity.

CAPTAIN: Male, Early 30’s, muscular, headstrong and aggressive. Partial nudity.

NELLY: Female, Late teens, guerrilla fighter, sweet but very pragmatic.

GALA: Male, Late 30’s-early 40’s, an old soldier who’s seen it all and becomes Manzanita’s protector.

SOMBRA: Male, Late 30’s, a guerrilla commander, quick with his weapon and wit.

LLANERO: Male, Late 20’s-early 30’s, happy go-along an uneducated soldier.

DOMÍNGUEZ: Male, Late 30’s, a drunkard and a braggart good-for-nothing.

CARRILLO: Male, Late 20’s, Manzanita’s nemesis, profoundly and perversely catholic.

All auditions will be by appointment only.
To book an appointment, please call, 213-382-8133 Tuesday through Sunday
from 1 to 6 PM.

Or send picture and resume to:
SINERGIA
2332 West Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Rehearsal period: January 28 – February 28, 2007 at the FRIDA KAHLO Theater

Performances: March 1 through April 11, 2007 at the FRIDA KAHLO Theater


RED GIANT FILMS CURRENTLY FILLING ALL CREW POSITIONS FOR THE INDEPENDENT ROMANTIC/DRAMEDY “HARAMBEE”

This short film is the demo for the feature “The Princess & The Frog.” Upon completion, the short will circulate the festival circuit and will be submitted to cable, DVD and internet venues for further distribution.

Logline:
Guess who’s coming to Kwanzaa…

Concept:
The year is 1991, the place Los Angeles four months before the riots. While attending her family’s Kwanzaa celebration, a young African American woman introduces her white, French boyfriend to her afro-centric, militant father.

Stats:
Shooting on HD
Running time, 24 minutes

Shoot Location:
Los Angeles

Duration of Shoot:
4 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)

Shoot Date:
February 16th - 19th 2007

Offering:
DEFERRED PAY
Copy, Credit & Meals
The opportunity to work on a fun, quality project

Applicants Must Possess:
Professional work ethic
Reliability and dedication
Easy-going, positive attitude
Collaborative spirit
Passion for filmmaking

Crew Positions:
Director of Photography (HD) [own equipment a PLUS]
1st AC
Gaffer
Crew Positions (Cont’d):
Grip
Electrician
1st AD
Script Supervisor
Caterer
Videographer
Barber/Groomer (Experience with African American clients)

SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY.

Please e-mail brief cover letter and resume and pics (if applicable) to:
redgiantfilms@yahoo.com
(Subject heading should list the position for which you’re applying)

Reels can be MAILED to:
Westwind Media
Nia White
100 West Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502

(ABSOLUTELY NO DROP-OFFS)

Thanks for your time!


FEMALE JIB OPERATOR AND AUDIO MIXERS NEEDED FOR MTV/LOGO SHOOT

Female jib operator and 2 audio mixers needed to shoot special for MTV/Logo. Shoot takes place on specialty cruise that leaves from Miami 1/27 and returns 2/3.

Must have reality/Eng experience. Live performance experience preferred as well. Must have references and 5+ years in the business.

Looking for Florida locals.

TO SUBMIT:
Be sure to mention you heard about this from Jeff Gund at INFOLIST.com, and email your resume to:
jessieonfire@yahoo.com

 

 

Editor

Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
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Temple City, CA 91780
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NALIP
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