January 25, 2007

MEDIA ON THE MOVE: POWER FOR INDEPENDENTS IS COMING FAST!

REGISTER HERE NOW

New speakers just added!
• Ralph Rivera, AOL Latino
• Carlos Alazraqui, HAPPY FEET, RENO 911
• Ligiah Villalobos, Writer/Producer of the Sundance hit, LA MISMA LUNA
• Joanna Vicente, HDNet Films
• Felipe Marino, Producer, ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE
• Alejandro Monteverde, Director/Producer/Writer of BELLA, winner of Toronto’s People’s Choice Award
• Richard Frias, Revver Latino Content Executive

IMPORTANT DATES, mark your calendars:

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE – February 5th

Speed Dating Executive Meetings
Meet with studio execs, agents, distributors, funders, and broadcasters. Do you have some production legal questions? Need film music advice? Use this opportunity to get to know some of the panelists and experts. Select your meeting in advance.
DEADLINE MARCH 5, 2007

Documentary Pitch Evaluation & Sample Tape Forum
Show off your new project presentation to actual buyers and commissioning editors. Spots for 8-12 volunteers to make 3-5 minute pitches plus show their sample types during the forum. Receive feedback from the broadcasters and funders that have the power to say yes! First come, first served so secure your spot. Attendance at the Friday Pitch Preparation Panel required.
DEADLINE MARCH 9, 2007

Intensive Actor/Director Marketing/Cold Reading Workshop
16 performers, 8 directors will have headshots, resumes and presentations analyzed, then work on scenes in performer/director teams to be performed for casting directors and agents. First 16 actors and 8 directors to sign up will be accepted.
DEADLINE MARCH 5, 2007

REGISTRATION INCLUDES ONE TICKET TO NALIP’S SATURDAY GALA AWARDS DINNER

The Gala Awards will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2007

HONOREE’S INCLUDE:

GEORGE A. ROMERO - Lifetime Achievement Award


EDWARD JAMES OLMOS - Lifetime Achievement Award for Advocacy

BETTY VISIONARIES - Outstanding Achievement Award

SPECIAL SCREENING WITH CAST & CREW Q&A
Don’t miss the premiere of NALIP member, FRANC Reyes’ new Feature film:


The film tells the story of Latino college student Wilson Jr. (Rick Gonzalez) and his courageous mother Millie De Leon (Wanda de Jesus) fleeing from the thugs that killed his father (Manny Perez). After years of uncertainty about the true meaning behind their life on the run, Wilson Jr. and his love, Ana, (Dania Ramirez) find themselves in life-threatening danger. Wilson Jr. must return to Puerto Rico to unveil the dark secrets from his family's past.


IMAGEN JOB FAIR THIS SATURDAY

For more information visit the Imagen website at www.imagen.org


LOBO VIDEO RELEASES SECOND FEATURE "FOR AMOR"

Great news! Our second independent full feature film "For Amor", will be available in Blockbuster Video Stores Nationwide as well as on internet video stores such as NetFlix, Deep Discount DVD, Circuit City, Overstock.com, Amazon and Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, February 13, 2007. Since it is a Romantic Drama, just in time for Valentine's Day, do something special and look for it at Blockbuster or NetFlix and spend a quite evening at home and watch it with your sweetheart.

Our first movie "Tortillas Again?" which was released on April 13, 2006 has done very well in sales and rentals Nationwide. It will be distributed Internationally this year to countries like Japan, Germany and Australia.

We will begin production of our third full feature film entitled "Coca" in March. It will be shot here in San Antonio, South Texas and Monterrey, Mexico.

We appreciate everyone's support for this film and we look forward to producing many more in the near future with the help of our friends, family & the Latino community of San Antonio.


NYC LAUNCH PARTY AND SCREENING OF "SALIM BABA" DOCUMENTARY

ROPA VIEJA FILMS would like to invite you to its launch party and benefit screening for SALIM BABA, our documentary work in progress. Join us at NYC's famous BOWERY POETRY CLUB on Saturday February 3 from 8pm to 12am for a celebration of Indian cinema, documentary and independent filmmaking!

Shot in January 2006 on location in Kolkata, India, SALIM BABA is a documentary portrait of Salim Muhammad. Since the age of ten he has made a living showing film scraps to the children of North Kolkata with his portable theater and hand cranked 1897 Bioscope projector. But how long can this pied piper of cinema he survive against a world of advancing technology at the twilight of film as we once knew it?

Directed by Tim Sternberg
Produced and Shot by Francisco Bello

Excerpts from the film will be screened along with Indian and world-flavored beats spun live by DJ Kevlar, and other surprises throughout the night. A $5 cover gets you in and helps us bring Salim's small screen to the big screen!

For more more info and the trailer for SALIM BABA, please visit: www.rv-films.com
or write to: salim@rv-films.com

Directions to the Bowery Poetry Club:
308 Bowery @ Bleecker Street, 212-614-0505 F train to 2nd Ave or 6 to
Bleecker Street

Hope to see you there!
Francisco Bello
Tim Sternberg
Ropa Vieja Films


CALL FOR ENTRIES: LALO GUERERO FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL

The Lalo Guerero Film and Arts Festival is dedicated to the legacy of the late musician and entertainer, Lalo Guerero. The festival showcases the talents of Chicano/Latino filmmakers and artists throughout the U.S. and Latin America Films selected for the Film Festival are eligible for awards and cash prizes. Activities will include musical perfromances and artists' showcase.

The film submission form can be downloaded on the festival's website. Submission requirements are available on the submission form. Submissions are due no later than February 14th, 2007. Early entries are preferred. Check our website frequently for regular updates.

The Festival will be held Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24, 2007. Coachella Valley , CA ( UCR Palm Desert Campus and Downtown Coachella).

For more information including vending opportunities contact: www.raicesdelvalle.org/film Phone: (760)534-0070


CREATIVE CAPITAL ANNOUNCES 2007 GRANT CYCLE IN FILM/VIDEO

Deadline: March 5, 2007 (Inquiry Form)

Artists across the United States will have a chance to promote their works-in-progress and works-to-be when the nonprofit arts organization Creative Capital ( http://www.creative-capital.org/ ) accepts proposals for its 2007 grant cycle supporting projects in the visual arts and film/video.

For the first time, Creative Capital has appointed two outside teams of arts professionals to assist in the selection process, which could lead to as many as forty grants.

In keeping with the organization's multi-level commitment to its grantees, a total of at least $1 million is allocated for selected projects in the first year. In addition, over the term of the grant these projects receive follow-up support and can garner as much as $80,000 each in direct monies and services. Moreover, the grantees gain access to an extensive network of peers and arts professionals who can assist in fundraising, promotional, and presenting opportunities. This comprehensive approach to funding has become the hallmark of Creative Capital's work with artists.

To be eligible to apply, an artist must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident; at least 25 years old; and a working artist with at least five years of professional experience.

To apply, artists must first submit an inquiry form, which will be available February 5, 2007, on the foundation's Web site. The deadline for completed forms is March 5, 2007; those invited to submit an application with work samples will be notified in June 2007.

A complete list of grantees, profiles of funded projects, and up-to-date grant cycle information can be found online at the foundation's Web site.

 

LATINO MEDIA MARKET

We are still accepting applications for Reality Television series ideas!

Deadline extended to Monday, January 29, 2007

Please DO NOT miss the chance to pitch your project to SiTV!

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

Visit the Conference website 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

 

OXYGEN UNVEILS REALITY SHOWS, INCLUDING "VIVA HOLLYWOOD"

Jan. 24, 2007 - (Media News Daily) - Kicking off the upfront season earlier than ever before, Oxygen has at least one show that may be particularly seductive to Madison Avenue: A reality series in which potential creatives and designers battle for the chance to produce an actual campaign. The network also is making a pitch for the growing Hispanic audience with "Viva Hollywood," which follows accomplished Latino actors trying to succeed in "mainstream" Hollywood, where they are unknown. (Oxygen also has a comedic film in development about a Latina businesswoman challenged with finding a husband in 24 hours.) Full Story here


NAMIC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

Jan. 24, 2007 - (Variety.com) - The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications has announced the nominees for the 13th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards. Showtime leads the way with a total of nine nominations, while FX's "The Shield" earned four noms, the most for a single program. The gritty cop drama earned nods for thesps Forest Whitaker, Benito Martinez, CCH Pounder and Best Drama. Series with multiple noms include Showtime's "Sleeper Cell" and "Weeds," TNT's "The Closer," BET's "Comic View" and Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia." Full Story here


DELIRIOUS DEALS AT SUNDANCE

Jan. 24, 2007 - (Variety.com) - At the Cinetic condo in the post-midnight hours on Monday, a surreal scene was developing. On this particular night, as John Sloss and his team entertained offers for Cinetic-repped pics "Dedication" and "The Same Moon" ("La Misma Luna"), Harvey Weinstein sat on the main floor of the condo. First Look's Ruth Vitale was in the basement. And Sony Pictures Classics' Tom Bernard was circling the condo in his car, waiting for his appointed time to come inside (or perhaps just scouting who was exiting and entering). Full Story here


¡VIVA OSCAR! OSCAR'S OPEN MIND

Jan. 24, 2007 - (The Kansas City Star) - Comedy rarely gets Oscar respect. Neither do Hispanic actors and filmmakers. But Tuesday both scored big time when this year’s Oscar nominations were announced. The comedy is “Little Miss Sunshine,” about a dysfunctional family on a road trip to a children’s beauty pageant. Last year’s Sundance hit pulled in noms — for best picture, original screenplay, supporting actor (Alan Arkin) and supporting actress (10-year-old Abigail Breslin). Meanwhile Spanish-speaking actors and films from Mexican directors generated a mini-landslide of nominations. Full Story here

 

SEEKING MARKETING DIRECTOR - AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM COLLECTION

California Newsreel, a non-profit documentary film center, seeks a full-time Marketing Director responsible for promoting our award-winning collection of over 100 documentaries on African American life and history and racial inequity in America.

The Marketing Director will direct and implement proven promotion techniques (direct mail, strategic partnerships) and develop new web-based outreach strategies and initiatives. This is a unique opportunity to lead new digital initiatives for a media company with a solid track record and an influential social mission. The position reports to the co-directors of the organization and supervises one associate.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
* writing and editing promotional copy including web content, electronic press releases and newsletters, catalogs and postcards for direct-mail campaigns
* managing designers and printers for production of promotional pieces or web pages
* designing and implementing the advancement of our web-based promotional strategy for the collection
* identifying, arranging and attending screenings, presentations, and exhibitions with strategic partners including national academic associations, public policy groups, etc.
* working with journalists and the academic press to secure reviews, articles and notices
* identifying, evaluating and participating in the selection of new releases for the collection
* consulting with producers on film projects of potential interest to the collection.
* Supervising the production of ancillary materials such as study guides, DVD menus, and companion websites
* soliciting endorsements from scholars, journalists and notables to support new releases

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY FILM OR VIDEO PRODUCTION.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Applicants should demonstrate a lifelong involvement and knowledge of African American life and history as well as a commitment to racial justice.
* He or she must have at least three year's experience leading marketing, communications, publications, web design or outreach initiatives for a technology savvy company or not-for-profit agency.
* Experience conceptualizing and supervising web based communities, wiki-spaces, electronic newsletters, blogs, podcasts, RSS feeds, streaming media, etc is important.
* Excellent writing and communication skills, good organization, good teamwork and attention to detail are essential.
* Good design skills and familiarity with graphic programs are helpful.
* Creativity, initiative, leadership and supervisory experience, interest in social issue documentary, familiarity with educational and academic environments, and knowledge of content areas are helpful.

COMPANY:
California Newsreel is now in its 40th year producing and distributing award-winning social issue films. Our target audience is primarily educational and advocacy leaders and markets. Our films focus on race, African American life and history, African cinema and globalization. We are a small company located in a bright loft South of Market near South Park. For a more detailed description of our collections, please visit our Web site at www.newsreel.org.

SALARY:
Competitive salary commensurate with experience with excellent pension, vacation and health benefits.

TO APPLY:
Please send a letter of application, resumé and two writing samples (one short, one long) to contact@newsreel.org. California Newsreel is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer. People of color are encouraged to apply. Please submit all application materials before February 15, 2007. Principals only, please. No phone calls.


CINEMATOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR NEEDED FOR FEATURE DOC

I have just been pulled on as co-producer for a feature doc with Onyx Films. They have the rights to Juan Gonzalez’s “Harvest of Empire” - about US intervention in Latin American politics and immigration policies in the US. We are starting to crew up to begin shooting some celebrity interviews and are looking for DPs to submit reels. We are also looking for directors with doc, feature story and music video experience. Spanish language is a plus, but not a necessity.

This is paid work. Rates to be discussed.

Please contact me directly:
Lisa Bevis
Phone: (310) 998-8856
lisa@lisabevis.com


JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS SEEKS POST-PRODUCTION/2ND ASSISTANT

This is an entry-level position and is a terrific opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a dynamic and growing company. Candidate will be responsible for a high volume of administrative office responsibilities, including but not limited to heavy phones, faxing, scheduling and assisting the department with its day-to-day post-production duties.

Must be highly motivated, extremely detail oriented, and have exceptional communication and organizational skills. Excellent phone etiquette and computer skills are required.

Must be able to absorb and implement information quickly, work well under pressure and be a resourceful thinker.

Bachelor Degree and interest in post-production preferred.

Please email your resume to jbfhr@yahoo.com or fax to (310) 664-6257.


DOCUMENTARY EDITOR NEEDED

I am looking for an experienced documentary editor fluent in Spanish, English and Final Cut Pro in Los Angeles. The project is an independent feature length look at mega development of the Baja California coastline and it's impacts on local communities and the environment. Need someone ASAP. There is pay. Interested please send resume or info to:

Chris Figler
"The Baja Wave Document"
chrisfigler@mac.com


CASTING CALL: "THIS NIGHT HAS OPENED MY EYES"

This week, we're casting for our upcoming short film "This Night Has Opened My Eyes" and we're looking for both principal actors and extras. Even if you've never acted before or never wanted to wed like to speak with you.

The main roles are:
HECTOR (LEAD), 15-23 years old, Latino
LILIA (LEAD), 15-23 years old, Latina
FELIX (SUPPORTING), 15-28 years old, Latino

BASIC SYNOPSIS: Hector has always been in love with his best friend Lilia, but Lilia is in love with an older man, Felix. Felix abandons Lilia after she becomes pregnant with his child, so Hector sells his prized record collection to help her.

Were casting (TBD) at the American Film Institute located at:
2021 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

This is unpaid, but you'll receive a copy of the film and get to see it on the big screen at the American Film Institute. Also we got a Morrissey ticket so you can do some research the day before the shoot (we're shooting from 2/3-2/5/2007).

Just send us a message if you want more information. Or forward this on to a friend who might be interested. If you're a minor feel free to have your parents contact us (815.483.0423, ask for Mike, the director) or call 310.871.0391 (and ask for Payvi, or producer) and tell us that this is in regards to the Myspace casting.


OPEN AUDITIONS: CHICAGO FILM AND VIDEO PROJECTS

When: February 10, 2007 - 10am - 7pm
Where: Dalia’s Productions; 1805 Broadway St (19th street); Melrose Park, IL 60160
(above Dolores Tapia-Reyes law office). Near North and 1st Ave.
How: Call 708-681 2005 to schedule an audition.
** Please bring a picture & prepare a short monologue.

 

 

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