January 30, 2007

JUST CONFIRMED
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Musician CARLOS SANTANA
As Conference 8 Keynote Luncheon Speaker

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Mr. Santana address 2007 NALIP Conference attendees March 9.

Carlos Santana confirmed his attendance as keynote speaker at NALIP’s National Conference, Media on the Move:  Power for Independents. Register now, so you don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to attend a luncheon address by one of the world’s most popular musicians!

Carlos Santana has been reinventing and reshaping the landscape of the known universe's musical culture for close to four decades. A visionary artist with no regards for genre boundaries, Carlos' fluid sound long ago laid claim to the concept of "world music" before the term ever surfaced on pop culture radar.

Carlos Santana has handled his success with humility, generosity, and grace, hallmarks of his character both as a private individual and as a world citizen. Less publicized, but equally as profound as his artistic legacy, is Santana's long history of social activism and contributions time and funds to humanitarian causes,

Well into his fourth decade of recording and performing, Carlos Santana is at the pinnacle of his career, more vital and relevant than ever. He magnificently embodies both "old school" virtuosity and "new school" cool, continually reaching successive new generations of fans with his passionate music. His signature sound—fusing rock, jazz, blues, soul, Latin idioms, multi-cultural genres and more—is as unique as it is instantly identifiable. With his lifetime of music and achievement, Santana has become a cultural event-- transcending genre, crossing cultures–-creating the music that has become the soundtrack for the world.


CALL FOR ENTRIES: 13TH SAN ANTONION UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

The San Antonio Underground Film Festival is accepting short and feature length films. Grand Prize receives a lowrider bicycle or $200 cash. Regular Entry: $35, Late entries: $50 Entry forms available thru www.safilm.com

Deadline: April 21, 2007
Late Deadline: May 30, 2007

"You're in for a good time." Fest looking for narrative, animation, doc, or experimental videos or films that are out of the main stream. (shorts or features) 100% DIY. We’re back... "repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results." This year what’s new is WE’S GONNA SHOW LOCAL TALENT

Festival Dates: June 22 & 23, 2007.
Website: www.safilm.com

Submissions on DVD or VHS Tape

Mailing Address:
San Antonio Underground Film Festival
1633 Babcock #111
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 977-9004

Email: safilm@gmail.com
Contact: Adam Rocha; Festival Director


NOMADS LAND FILMS SEEKS SOCIAL ISSUE FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES

Nomads Land Films has moved from Dubai to Washington D.C. and is relaunching as an
online destination for filmmakers making social issue cinema and documentaries. We need you to help us build NomadsLand. It is a new web community devoted to international feature films, documentaries, satire and music encouraging social change or offering social commentary. We are currently in our Alpha pre-launch phase but we invite you to take a sneak peek. If you are a filmmaker, musician or video enthusiast who can tackle serious topics in an entertaining way, we invite you to check out our site, join our mailing list and upload your film.

All films distributed on NomadsLand.com are on a non-exclusive terms meaning you can choose other distributors, but we can still earn money for you. Customers can pay-to-own or pay-to-rent your film and soon in 2007 we will be introducing advertising supported revenue share. Film revenues from downloaded titles are split 50-50 with the filmmaker via PayPal.

For more details about what we're seeking and who we want to work with, visit http://www.nomadsland.com

Nomads Land
Washington,D.C.
(202) 470-0875
info@nomadsland.com


SHORT FILMS WANTED FOR TELEVISION PROGRAM

Short Film Cinema, a weekly television program is looking for short films with Christian, Inspirational, or Family Value themes. Short Film Cinema is committed to giving a platform to established and upcoming filmmakers that promote wholesome entertainment. Filmmakers will need to have complete rights and releases for their films and music soundtracks. Films will not be returned unless a self addressed postage paid envelope is included with submission.

Submit your DVD or mini DV tape to:
Short Film Cinema
PO Box 761165
San Antonio, TX 78245


PARTNER WITH THE SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

The San Diego Latino Film Festival invites your non-profit organization, community group, or educational institution to become a COMMUNITY PARTNER for this year's 2007 extravaganza! Co-present a film, a workshop, or an event! Purchase group discount tickets to a film of your choice for your members, students, or staff. Receive promotional exposure in exchange for helping us spread the word about our exciting festival! The goal of SDLFF providing these opportunities to different local organizations is to bridge relationships between the community and our festival, to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships in order to provide cross-promotional support. There are many benefits to becoming a community partner with SDLFF.

For more info about about community partnerships, purchasing tickets, films, and screening times call, 619.230.1938 x 102, or email ktrumbull@mediaartscenter.org


CORRECTION

In last Thursday's LITI we misspelled the name of Joana Vicente from HDNet Films, speaker at the upcoming NALIP Conference 2007. We apologize for the error.

 

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"VOLVER" AND "PAN'S LABYRINTH" TRIUMPH AT GOYA AWARDS

Jan. 29, 2007 - (Hollywood.com) - Pedro Almodovar's Volver picked up five honors at the Goya Awards in Madrid last night, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for Penelope Cruz. The movie, which had received 14 nominations, also won Best Original Soundtrack for Alberto Iglesias. On collecting her Best Actress award, Cruz said, "This award is very important, very special for me. I am going to try not to cry because I'm a disaster, and these 30 seconds are not going to be enough." Pan's Labyrinth, which is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at next month's Oscars, collected the most awards--seven in total, including Best Original Screenplay for Mexican writer/director Guillermo Del Toro. Del Toro said, "My relationship with Spain as a filmmaker is one of profound admiration and respect... that began with the hand of Pedro (Almodovar)." Elsewhere, Juan Diego won Best Actor for Vete de Mi, while Stephen Frears’ The Queen won Best European film. Full List of Winners here


"PADRE NUESTRO" WINS TOP SUNDANCE HONORS

Jan. 28, 2007 - PARK CITY (AP) - Sundance Film Festival's grand-jury prize for best U.S. drama went to "Padre Nuestro," an immigrant saga about a Mexican teen's heartbreaking search for his father in America. "Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)," another Latin American story recounting government corruption and kidnapping in Brazil, earned the grand-jury award Saturday in the U.S. documentary competition at the festival, the nation's top showcase for independent film. "Grace Is Gone," a tear-jerker starring John Cusack as a father who takes his young daughters on a road trip to postpone breaking the news that their Army sergeant mother has been killed in Iraq, won the audience award for favorite U.S. drama as chosen by balloting among Sundance movie-goers. Full Story here


"TIJUANA MAKES ME HAPPY" WINS SLAMDANCE GRAND JURY AWARD

Jan. 26, 2007 - PARK CITY (indieWIRE) - Dylan Verrechia's "Tijuana Makes Me Happy" won the grand jury award for best narrative feature and Adam Hootnick's "Unsettled" won the grand jury award for best documentary feature at Slamdance 2007 as the festival awarded its prizes on Friday night in Park City. Audiences at the 13th annual event, which boasted an attendance of more than 20,000, presented the audience award for best narrative feature to Jeremy Saulnier's "Murder Party," while the audience prize for best documentary went to Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills & Todd Sills' "Red Without Blue." Full Story here


SAG AWARDS SOAKING IN THE SUNSHINE

Jan. 29, 2007 - LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another week, another awards show, and the Oscar situation looks as up in the air as ever. "Little Miss Sunshine," took the Screen Actors Guild's ensemble prize Sunday night, the group's equivalent of a best picture award. Top acting honors, however, went to obvious front-runners Forest Whitaker, Helen Mirren, Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson. "Sunshine," the low-budget, road-trip charmer, came out of the
Sundance Film Festival and bested bigger studio competition in "The Departed," "The Queen," "Babel" (which took the best-drama statue two weeks ago at the Golden Globes) and "Dreamgirls" (which won the Globe for best musical or comedy). Full Story here


"MINISTERS" IN VANGUARD OF AMERICAN LATINO PICS

Jan. 26, 2007 - LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - While attention focused on the
Oscars' Latin invasion led by Mexico's Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo Arriaga and Adriana Barraza, along with Spain's Penelope Cruz, a small, independent movie titled "The Ministers" began production in New York. "Ministers" is a crime thriller written and directed by New Yorker Franc. Reyes, who is reteaming with actor-writer-performer John Leguizamo, with whom he worked on 2002's "Empire." The "Ministers" filmmakers represent another aspect of the current Latin wave: They are making films in English rather than Spanish that star Latinos, telling stories about American Latinos. To Reyes, that difference is a critical. Full Story here


BREAKING THE MOLD

Dec. 2006 - (Hispanic Business) - Michael Irby is a veteran of theater, television, and film without definition – a quality that has both helped and hindered the actor's career. Born to a Mexican mother and African-American father in California, his features have the unique ability of adapting to various roles: a Puerto Rican-Russian playwright in Piñero, a Middle Eastern alleged kidnapper in Flight Plan, and most recently, a special forces ranger of unknown ethnic origin on CBS's military thriller The Unit. Full Story here


FILM ADAPTATION IS A HOMETOWN ENDEAVOR

Jan. 26, 2007 - ALBUQUERQUE (Albuquerque Tribune) - He wrote it as a play. He adapted it as a movie screenplay. He stars in it. He directed it. He might as well edit it, right? Stand-up comedian Steven Michael Quezada is finally bringing his popular stage play "Homeless" to the big screen. With a shoestring budget, he assembled an array of creative giants in Albuquerque's Hispanic community. And when the shooting was completed in November and the editing process bogged down, Quezada took over, working nights and weekends to whittle his baby down to 103 minutes. Full Story here

 

HIRING SERIES PRESENTER IN SAN FRANCISCO

Link TV, a national, non-commercial, public interest satellite channel based in San Francisco California, is seeking a Series Presenter for a new program “Latin Pulse” (“Pulso Latino”) a weekly international news digest and analysis show on Latin America. Presenter should have television production and post production experience as well as extensive linguistic, cultural and news-monitoring experience from Latin America.

Candidates should also have experience with news reporting and analysis of regional news stories and news program in English and Spanish, using news material from national broadcasters throughout Latin America.

Location: San Francisco

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Send resume to:
David Michaelis
Director of Current Affairs
Link TV
901 Battery St. #308
San Francisco, CA 94111
dmichaelis@linktv.org

and

Marlene Velasco-Begue
“Pulso Latino”
mvelasco@linktv.org


CASTING CALL: SCRIPT PRESENTATION

Mylodin Productions is searching for committed actors that may be part of a segment presentation of the script where the lines are drawn. The actors are to present their craft during this year's NALIP conference, in Newport Beach from March 8-11. You will be seen by producers, casting directors and agents. The following characters are sought:

POLO- Insightful and creative writer

FATHER AGUSTIN- Young priest respected by the congregation; Saintly and spiritual

FATHER JOSEPH- Priest accused of molestation; spiritual

PADRE ROBERTO- Older priest who has been exonerated of molestation allegations

JOSELITO- A 12-15 altar boy, best friend to Pedrito; bright, composed and charismatic

PEDRITO- A 12-15 Altar boy who alleges being molested by priest; calm and introverted

MRS. RODRIGUEZ & MRS.ESTEVEZ- Joselito’s and Pedrito’s mothers

SISTER MARY- Novice Nun; introverted, witness to molestation act

SISTER CARMELITA- Decisive, assertive and experienced nun; liberal theologian

SISTER APPOLINE- Rigid and authoritarian nun

SISTER ANN CHRISTINE- Conservative nun

SISTER SOL INES- Religious nun knowledgeable of the Church’s history

DR. LEBOWSKY- Eclectic psychologist; objective

BISHOP LUIGI- Career theologian; protector of the church’s doctrines and priests

PLEASE EMAIL OR SEND PIX & RESUME TO Mylodinprods@aol.com or to
M. Egipciaco, 351 S. Fuller Avenue 6H – Los Angeles, CA 90036


LATV SEEKS VJs

LATV, Los Angeles' FIRST network devoted to young latinos, is going NATIONAL.....

Are you Latino? Hip to the scene!? Got what it takes to be a VJ?

Come to the open casting call Friday February 2nd from 11am-6pm.

LATV offices
2323 Corinth Ave
West Los Angeles, CA 90064

Appointment not needed but highly recommended. If interested, send your headshots to casting247365@earthlink.net


DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY NEEDED

I am looking for a DP to shoot a music video on 16mm, in mid Feb. Probably a 2 day shoot in LA. We have a small budget so we need a talented, 'make it happen' kind of person. The video is for an up and coming Reggaeton/HipHop artist ( www.samicultura.com ).
Send me your contact info and a link to your Reel if interested and available, to
santiagoslim@gmail.com

thanks.
Yvan Iturriaga
GreenHouse Creative Inc.


MAKE-UP ARTIST NEEDED IN MARCH

Bella Donna Films is currently in need of a make-up/special effects artist. We want to make an actress in her early thirties look like a homeless woman in her sixties. We are planning to shoot these scenes in March. Please e-mail resume and inform us of the fees you charge per day, as well as the link to your online portfolio. Thank you!

Please e-mail resume to:
Talia Maynor
taliamaynor@yahoo.com
Assistant Producer
Bella Donna Films
http://www.bdfilms.biz/

 

 

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