January 11, 2007

CALL FOR ENTRIES: THE NICKELODEON 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. A NALIP member received this fellowship last year!

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 at www.nickwriting.com


NALIP SEEKS INTERNS

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.

To apply, 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!


DRAMATIC WRITING CLASS

Josefina Lopez, author of Real Women Have Curves & founder of CASA 0101, will continue to teach writing. New students are welcomed! Classes start January 29, 2007, and are open to anyone.

Mondays
Playwriting 6:30-8:30pm
Screenwriting 8:30-10:30pm

$10 donation

Students are welcome to take the playwriting class and stay for the screenwriting, come early for the playwriting or simply take both classes. Learn to be a great story teller in any genre!

Contact info@casa0101.org or 323-263-7684. For more information visit casa0101.org


CALL FOR ENTRIES: CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SATELLITE (CCCSAT) 2ND ANNUAL STUDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

California Community College faculty and students are encouraged to submit their best student produced work to compete for top prizes in the 2nd Annual Student Film and Video Festival. CCCSAT will recognize and reward students for achievements in video, film, broadcasting and animation.

All entries must be student produced. Any student-produced entry completed in fulfillment of California Community College course credit is eligible for competition. Entries must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2007 and submitted to CCCSAT with the official entry form. Winners of the 2nd Annual Student Film and Video Festival will air on the CCC Arts Hour in late April 2007 exclusively on the California Community Colleges Satellite Network live webcast.

Entry categories include: News, News Packages, Feature/Magazine, Sports, Documentary/Interview, Short Film, Commercials/Promos/PSAs, Music/Variety/Specialty and 3D Graphics or Animation.

This years festival sponsorship partners will be providing prizes for the winning student entries. All first place winners will receive the academic version of Avid Express Pro editing software. Additionally, Panavision will award the first place winner in the Short Film category a four week 16mm film rental package. The Best of Show winner will receive an editing software package from Avid, sound effects from Hollywood Edge and production elements form Network Music. First, Second and Third place winners will be awarded a certificate and a plaque for their colleges.

Complete entry guidelines and entry forms may be downloaded from the CCCSAT website www.cccsat.org

For questions please e-mail Chris Brown at chbrown@palomar.edu


FOX'S "ON THE LOT" ACCEPTING ENTRIES

FOX's new reality show “On the Lot,” combining the talents of Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg, is currently soliciting entries (short films). The grand prize is a million dollar Dreamworks deal. Details and entry information can be found at www.thelot.com. The deadline for entries is February 16, 2007.


FREE ON-CAMERA ACTING CLASS

"G'day, we do promise you a great workout and it'll be for free. And I am very happy to say this class will be co-taught by Australian actress / film / TV star Antoinette Byron" - Paul J Parker, Artistic Director AIDA

WHEN: Monday January 29th, 2007 with classes starting at both 6:00pm and 8:30pm. Classes will go for 2.5 hours.

WHERE: Classes will be held upstairs in MC Studio in the The Complex Theatres, 6472 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood, CA 90038 (near the corner of Wilcox & Santa Monica).

If you're planning on coming to the free class, please include the information requested below and send an email to aidala@aidaacting.com
You must include the following:
1. Only reply via email if you are "definitely" planning on coming.
2. Mark the message "Free Acting Class /LA".
3. Include your telephone number
4. Your email address
5. Your full name
6. Please let us know which class you would like to attend – 6:00pm OR 8:30pm?

 

LATINO MEDIA MARKET

I participated at the 2005 Latino Media Market with my Executive Producer, John Valadez, for our PBS documentary, “The Last Conquistador!” The story follows a world-famous sculptor making art history as he creates the largest bronze-equestrian ever built. We ended up with a POV broadcast! Look for it in next year’s POV line up. So, the market has been very successful for me personally.
- Cristina Ibarra

One of our most powerful Signature Programs is 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 contact Octavio Marin moramar@nalip.org or Mateo Nagassi mateonagassi@nalip.org at 310-395-8880

 

DONNIE WAHLBERG TO CO-STAR IN SPIKE TV'S "THE KILL PIT"

Jan. 11, 2007 - (PR Newswire) - Donnie Wahlberg has been signed to star opposite John Leguizamo in Spike TV's new fast-paced, thrilling original scripted eight-hour dramatic event "The Kill Pit." Additionally, acclaimed director Steve Shill has joined the production to direct the first four hours.


DISNEY GETS MORE "HANDY," SEEKS VIEWER INPUT

Jan. 11, 2007 - (Reuters) - Disney Channel said Wednesday it ordered a second season of "Handy Manny," with Wilmer Valderrama returning to voice the title character, and will give "High School Musical" fans a chance to help make the sequel to the hit TV movie.


COSTUME DESIGNERS NAME NOMINEES
Latinos are among nominees for "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Ugly Betty"

Jan. 11, 2007 - (Variety) - Fashion mag-set "The Devil Wears Prada" is among the Costume Designers Guild's nominees for contemporary film. Pic's Patricia Field joins Consolata Boyle for "The Queen," Nancy Steiner for "Little Miss Sunshine," Lindy Hemming for "Casino Royale" and Michael Wilkinson for "Babel" in the category. Full Story here


WGA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

Jan. 11, 2007 - (Variety) - The Writers Guild of America has tapped the screenplays for "Babel," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Queen," "Stranger Thank Fiction" and "United 93" for its original screenplay award; and "Borat," "The Departed," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Little Children" and "Thank You for Smoking" for the adapted award.

Winners will be announced Feb. 11 in simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. The WGA nominations, announced Thursday morning, were based on voting by the guild's 13,000 members. WGA winners have matched the Oscar winner in the original category seven times in the past 12 years. Full Story here


FIVE CABLE-MOVIE DIRECTORS PICK UP DGA NOMINATIONS

Jan. 11, 2007 - The cable industry swept the nominations in the Directors Guild of America TV-movie category. Nominees are Charles S. Dutton for Showtime's "Sleeper Cell: American Terror," Randa Haines for TNT's "The Ron Clark Story," Walter Hill for AMC's "Broken Trail," Peter Markle for A&E's "Flight 93" and Edward James Olmos for HBO's "Walkout." The winner will be announced Feb. 3.


ALMODOVAR TAKES "VOLVER" HONORS AT NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW GALA

Jan. 11, 2007 - (indieWIRE) - Spanish director Pedro Almodovar was among the list of honorees at New York event venue Cipriani near Grand Central Station for the 2006 National Board of Review Awards dinner Tuesday night. Almodovar came in from Spain to pick up the Best Foreign Film prize for his latest, "Volver." In accepting his award, he praised his long-time U.S. distributor Sony Pictures Classics.


TELEFUTURA GAINING GROUND WITH KEY DEMOGRAPHICS

Jan. 10, 2007 - (The Washington Times) - Spanish-language network TeleFutura reported a 44% annual increase in its primetime viewership among Hispanic adults aged 18 to 49, during its fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2006.

 

BLUEPRINT SCHOOLS DOCUMENTARY PROJECT SEEKS SENIOR ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

The Blueprint Schools Documentary Project is in search of a Senior Associate Producer.

Requirements:
- Previous experience producing full length documentary for Public Television
- General Knowledge and Concern over the issues affecting low-income youth in the public education system.

About the Film:
The Blueprint Schools Documentary is about the tireless efforts of committed, caring educators and the communities that they serve who are working together to overcome the obstacles and barriers put forth by No Child Left Behind Act. This film is about the human consequences of high stakes testing and the constant re-organizing of the lives and education of in particular low-income inner-city youth. This film is about hope and determination and the faith that regardless of the discouraging and tragic results of such laws, the human will to survive and prosper will eventually overcome.

To Apply:
Please contact Producer/Director Andrea Melendez at:
512-786-6830
andrea@blueprintschools.com
www.blueprintschools.com


EDITING INTERN NEEDED

Award-winning Multimedia company G2E Services Inc is seeking an Editing Intern from Jan. 24th through the end of a project (probably Feb. 16th). This is a non-paying internship and the candidate needs to be available from 10 am to 4pm. If interested, please contact Robb Garcia at 210-733-7465.

 

 

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