April 17, 2007

STRATEGIES TO REACH HISPANICS FOR ENTERTAINMENT, RETAIL, MOBILE & ONLINE MARKETERS

Now in its 3rd year, Voz Latina is the definitive Hispanic marketing conference hosted by Adweek's Marketing y Medios, Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek in conjunction with the Billboard Latin Music Awards.  Voz Latina provides the information you need to reach the growing Hispanic population through powerful and significant entertainment, retail, mobile and online marketing strategies.

Voz Latina provides ten case studies/presentations and hours of networking with a wide range of industry experts from brands, media and traditional and Hispanic agencies.

Conference Highlights:

  • Q&A with Young Hispanic Consumers:  Panelists reveal their likes and dislikes
  • Agency Creative Panel:  Campaigns that do and don’t work
  • Maximizing your Endorsements and Partnerships with Hispanic Celebrities
  • Nielsen Media Research Exclusive Update – How do Hispanics Consume Media?
  • Hispanic Best Spots of the Year Awards Luncheon
  • More Networking at the Billboard Latin Music Awards and VIP parties.

It's two days of learning, networking and celebrating you simply cannot miss!

To register and view the complete agenda go to: www.marketingtohispanics.com

Registration is $699 through April 25th.  On-site registration is $799.  Register 3 people and the 4th attends FREE!  As an added benefit, all attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to the Billboard Latin Music Awards and VIP parties.

If you have questions, please call 646-654-7254 or email conferences@nielsen.com


2007 NCLR ALMA AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

Article courtesy of Latin Heat Online

Nominations for the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards were announced today at the press conference held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. On hand for the announcement were NCLR President/CEO Janet Murgia, Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), executive producer and host for the show and Mario Lopez (Dancing With the Stars)who helped read off the nominees.

"It is an honor to return as host of the ALMA Awards and to also be working with NCLR to contribute creatively to the production of the show," said Longoria. "This year we are going to have an action packed telecast filled with surprises, as we celebrate the achievements of the Latino community."

ABC scored eleven ALMA Award nominations with five going to the hit show Ugly Betty nominated for Outstanding Television series, lead actress America Ferrera and three supporting actor nominations for Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana and Mark Indelicato.

George Lopez also came in with five nominations Outstanding Television Series; lead actor George Lopez, lead actress Constance Marie, two for supporting actresses Aimee Garcia and Belita Moreno. Sara Ramirez makes the eleventh ABC nom in the Outstanding Actress category for her work in Grey’s Anatomy.

In the feature film category Babel was on top with four nominations including Outstanding Motion Picture, Actor and Outstanding Screenplay. Bobby came in second with three nominations and Quincenera and Children of Men each garnered two nominations a piece.

Longoria enthusiastically announced that several major music talents have already sign on to perform beginning with Prince and The Lonely Boys with more to come. Already confirmed to appear as presenters are Jessica Alba, Andy Garcia, George Lopez, Mario Lopez, Carlos Mencia and Eva Mendes.

Fashion will again play a prominent role in the show. Last year Longoria told the press she had nine wardrobe changes, this year the ALMAs will be a two-hour special (up from 1 hour) and she will showcase through her wardrobe changes with ten of the top Latino designers who will dress her throughout the telecast in couture gowns as well as designer shoes, bags, and jewelry.

"We are thrilled to be back on ABC and have Eva one of the most respected, talented and acclaimed women in the entertainment industry as our host," said Murgua. "With our stellar production team and support from the Latino community, we are confident that this year's telecast will be one of the most memorable television events of the year."

The executive producers of The 2007 ALMA Awards are Michael B. Seligman, Janet Murgua and David Chavez. Eva Longoria returns as producer, joined by director Louis J. Horvitz, co-producer/talent Danette Herman and music producer Scott Igoe.

For a complete list of the ALMA Awards nominees go to: www.almaawards.com


2007 TEXAS FILMMAKERS PRODUCTION FUND APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Listen up, filmmakers! The Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund (TFPF) 2007 grant cycle has begun. Filmmakers who have resided in Texas for at least a year are eligible to apply. And, you DON'T have to be an AFS member to apply, so spread the word to your filmmaking friends in Austin and beyond.

We are very excited that we will be able to give away $150,000 this year as part of TFPF, which has given $600,000 in cash and approximately $70,000 in goods and services to 222 film and video projects since its creation in 1996. We are also increasing our top individual grant from $15,000 to $25,000, so we can support even more Texas filmmakers and make bigger impacts on their projects.

Application forms and guidelines are available for download on our website. The postmark deadline for all applications is June 1, 2007, so get crackin' if you want to submit.

To spread the word about TFPF around the state, we will host free workshops in San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston and Austin in April and May to explain the application process for filmmakers in those cities. The workshop schedule is as follows:

April 19 - San Antonio
April 24 - Fort Worth
April 25 - Dallas
May 1 - Houston
May 3 - Austin


2007 IDA AWARDS COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

The ida Awards Competition is the foremost genre-specific event dedicated to the documentary film. The distinguished Feature and Short Award winners will be announced at our gala ceremonies and honored with all winners in Los Angeles on December 7th, 2007. All winning films will be screened on December at 8th, 2007 at ida's annual DocuFestT.

New Award
* ida/Alan Ett Music Documentary Award
An award given to a filmmaker for an outstanding documentary about music--and or illustrating exemplary creativity for the use of music in a documentary. Documentary must be an individual stand-alone short or feature. The entry must have all rights cleared. The award goes to ONE recipient: the credited individual who exercised creative control. Prize: $500

ida Awards Categories include:
* Feature Documentary
* Short Documentary
* Limited Series
* Continuing Series
* ida/ Pare Lorentz Award
* ida/ ABCNEWS VideoSource Award
* ida/Alan Ett Music Documentary Award
* David L. Wolper Student Documentary Achievement Award (see special Wolper Student entry form link below)

Download ida Awards Entry Form here

Download David L. Wolper Student Award Entry Form here


PETER BRATT'S "FOLLOW ME HOME" SCREENING APRIL 26 (OAKLAND)

Speak Out and KPFA 94.1 FM present a rare one-night only screening of the acclaimed feature film "Follow Me Home,” with post-screening discussions led by Native activist Lakota Harden.

Written and Director by Peter Bratt
Starring Alfre Woodard, Benjamin Bratt, Jesse Borrego, Calvin Levels and Steve Reevis

WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2007,  Two showings: 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm
WHERE: Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland  CA 94610
TICKETS: General admission $10, Youth ages 17 and under $5
Proceeds benefit Speak Out's work with youth nationwide.

Tickets available on line at Brown Paper Tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/11579
Or call Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 ticket hotline: 1-800-838-3006

Group rates available. Call Speak Out for details.
FOR MORE INFO: Call Speak Out at 510-601-0182 or email info@speakoutnow.org

ABOUT FOLLOW ME HOME:
Follow Me Home is a defiant, humorous, poetic tale exploring race and identity. Weaving together traditions of Native, African and Latin cultures, the film tells the story of four artists and their journey across the American landscape. Tudee (Jesse Borrego), Abel (Benjamin Bratt), Kaz (Calvin Levels and Freddy (Steve Reevis) are joined by Evey (Alfre Woodard) an enigmatic African American woman on a journey of her own. The film earned Peter Bratt the Best Director award at the 1996 American Indian Film Festival and the Best Feature Film Audience Award at the 1996 San Francisco International Film Festival. It was also an Official Selection in the 1996 Sundance Film Festival.


"THE NEWLYWEDS" RETURNS TO THE STAGE (NEW YORK)

Aditi Pictures is pleased to announce the return of it's acclaimed romantic comedy The Newlyweds. What happens when a maid pretends to be rich and meets a fast talking hustler pretending to be rich? THEY GET MARRIED! You are cordially invited to a hip and hilarious tale about a couple who lie about their wealth. Can love supercede money? Written by playwright and screenwriter Beverly Orozco, The Newlyweds premiered at The Producer's Club in NYC to audience acclaim. The Newlyweds is a stage adaptation of an upcoming motion picture produced by Aditi Pictures.

Beverly Orozco, playwright: Determined to become a successful filmmaker and theatre producer, this talented screenwriter struggled to be taken seriously, and the hard work has finally paid off. With a hot new comedy under her belt to add to a roster of screenpalays, she is living up to the hype of becoming one of Hollywood's busiest entertainers. Beverly majored in Film and Television at NYU and studied acting at The Lee Stasberg Institute. Her experience in theatre began with the Off-Broadway play " What You Are About To See Is Real" and the recent Off- Broadway musical, Cole Minus 1. She also stage managed the Off-Broadway hit " Platanos and Collard Greens." Beverly Orozco is establishing herself as a versatile performer and a dynamic producer and entrepreneur.

Aditi Pictures, producer: Aditi Pictures is dedicated to the cultivation and development of film, television, and theatre. The company's produces fresh new work aimed at finding and entertaining the widest possible audience. For more information please go to: www.aditipictures.com

Cast Members: Sol Crespo, Ben Rivers, Phillip Hatcher, Liana Velazquez, Jessica Daley, D'Monaye, Christopher Williams, Laquava Anthony and Michael Andrews.

Press Reservations or interview inquiries with Beverly Orozco: Please call Michael Martinez at 212-712-7362

Performances:
Thursday April 12 @ 8pm
Friday April 13 @ 8PM - Opening Press Night
Saturday April 14 @ 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday April 15 @ 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Thursday April 19 @ 8pm
Friday April 20 @ 8pm
Saturday April 21 @ 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday April 22 @ 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Details:
The Producers Club , 358 West 44th Street
between 8th and 9th Ave.
Phone: 212-315-4743

Tickets: www.theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101
Admission: $25.00
Student discounts with I.D. $ 15.00

Subway: A,C,E, to Port Authority or the 1,2,3,N,Q,R,W to Times Square


2007 SILVER LAKE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FILMS IN COMPETITION
18 Features – 9 Documentaries, 9 Narratives – to Compete For Honors

The 7th annual Silver Lake Film Festival – Los Angeles’ leading independent-alternative film and arts event – announced today that 18 feature films – 9 documentaries and 9 narratives – will compete for honors during the festival, including Best Picture, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay and Audience Favorite. Also, more than 100 short films will compete for Best Picture in both documentary and narrative categories and for an overall Audience Favorite Award.

From May 3rd until May 12th, 2007, Silver Lake Film Festival will screen more than 200 narrative and documentary features, and short films and videos. The West Coast premiere of “Fay Grim,” the latest film by director Hal Hartley, starring Parker Posey and Jeff Goldblum, has been tapped for the Opening Night Gala. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, co-directors of “Little Miss Sunshine,” are among this year’s festival honorees. Its parallel MusicFest, featuring music documentaries and live musical performances, will be presented for the first time by ASCAP and will showcase leading recording acts performing live in an intimate club setting, including the legendary Circle Jerks as well as Dengue Fever, 400 Blows. Sea Wolf and The Bird and The Bee.

“We received hundreds of feature film entries from around the world, a testament that independent filmmaking is alive well,” said Roger M. Mayer, Programming Director. “From explorations of today’s’social and political issues to imaginative re-interpretations of timeless stories, this year’s feature films offer a personal vision of the world around us.”

The awards will be presented at the festival’s Closing Night Gala, scheduled for the evening of Saturday, May 12th at the EchoPlex in Los Angeles.


WRITERS GUILD FOUNDATION PRESENTS SPRING STORYTELLERS 2007

Spend an evening with Hollywood's Top Writers
Harlan Ellison, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio, and Nancy Meyers

THREE GREAT EVENTS!

An Unruly Evening
with
HARLAN ELLISON

Thursday, April 19, 7:00pm
(Screening included)
*Special guest speakers may also be added.*

One of the most prolific science fiction writers of our time, the versatile and often incendiary Ellison has authored 75 books in over 40 languages, has won four Writers Guild Awards, two Edgar Awards, and was named a Grand Master by both Nebula and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Credits include the original Outer Limits, Star Trek, Babylon 5, and many others. The event will offer a rare, close-up look at the man behind the myth, including a one-on-one conversation with moderator Josh Olson (A History of Violence).

The evening features a sneak preview of "Dreams With Sharp Teeth," a work-in-progress documentary on the life and work of Harlan Ellison by filmmaker Erik Nelson (Grizzly Man).

TED ELLIOTT
&
TERRY ROSSIO

Thursday, May 24, 7:30pm

What is the secret of their knock-it-out of the park boxoffice hits? With credits including the billion dollar "Shrek" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchises, "Aladdin," "The Mask of Zorro," and many others, these masters of the 4-quadrant movie have co-authored some of the most enduring mega-hits of the last 15 years. They are also a popular resource of screenwriting know-how and wisdom through their much-visited Wordplayer.com website.
Moderator: F.X. Feeney

NANCY MEYERS
Thursday, June 21, 7:30pm

From her very first screen credit, "Private Benjamin," Meyers proved her mettle as a mistress of the modern romantic comedy. She has written or co-written some of the most memorable on-screen portrayals of modern relationships of the past twenty years, including "Irreconcilable Differences," "Baby Boom" (and the TV series spawned from it), "Father of the Bride" (and its sequel), "The Parent Trap," "Something's Gotta Give" and "The Holiday." Her segue to directing her own material has been equally successful. Moderator to be announced.

Each event followed by a cocktail reception sponsored by Final Draft and The Writers Store.

PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE:
https://www.wgaw.org/WgaSite/catalogItems.aspx?Category=Events

All programs take place at:
The Writers Guild Theater
135 S Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

 

NALIP Member/Long Time Mentor Kimberly Meyers to Head WGAW Diversity Department

The Writers Guild of America West has appointed producer/development exec Kimberly Myers as its director of diversity.

Myers fills the slot vacated last year by Sonja Augustine.

Myers' duties will include designing, developing and implementing a slate of programs and activities to increase employment access for protected-class writers, including older writers, female writers, writers of color, gay and lesbian writers and disabled writers, WGA West said Monday.

She'll also be a liaison with production companies, producers, networks, and studios to promote a higher profile for writers of diverse backgrounds and serve as the guild's primary rep in affirmation action and employment access.

Myers was head of development for feature films, TV series and telefilms at Maya Pictures (WALK OUT), a production company dedicated to the American Latino market. She was also VP for movies and miniseries at Fox Television Studios, where she developed and supervised productions of movies and miniseries for Fox, FX, and other networks, including "Deliberate Intent," "Little Richard," "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" and "Ali."

She previously held exec slots at TNT and at New York's PBS station, Thirteen/WNET. Myers launched her career in New York as associate producer on the film unit for "Saturday Night Live."


DAVID SIQUERIOS' "ONE LONG NIGHT" PREMIERING AT HOUSTON WORLDFEST

“ONE LONG NIGHT” Premieres at the Houston Worldfest on Friday, April 20th. It is the opening night film for the 40th Anniversary Gala

Jon Seda (Selena, Bad Boys II) stars in the theatrical motion picture by producer /director David Siqueiros, a dramedy from an original screenplay by Siqueiros.

Seda stars as Richard Macedo, a young Mexican-American businessman from Orange County whose life is changed over the course of one night through a series of off beat and hilarious encounters with the denizens of Mexico City.

Seda heads a cast that includes comedian Paul Rodriguez (Latin Kings of Comedy, Bloodworks), Mexican singer/ actress Itati Cantoral, Oscar nominated actress Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces, Day of The Locusts), Ed Begley Jr. ( Batman Forever, Renaissance Man ), Alison Eastwood (Poolhall Junkies, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) Mexican film icon Pedro Armendariz (Legend Of Zorro, Old Gringo), Norteno music singing super star Lupillo Rivera and Hector Suarez Gomis.

Seda is one of film and televisions’ most recognizable and established young actors. His film credits include “Price of Glory,” opposite Jimmy Smits, “12 Monkeys” with Bruce Willis and “Carlito’s Way” with Al Pacino. He is recognized for his role opposite Jennifer Lopez in the movie “Selena” where he played the slain Tejano singer’s husband, Chris Perez. On Television he starred as Detective Paul Falsone on the acclaimed series “Homicide-Life on the Streets.”

One Long Night is produced by Mazedo Films. Reynaldo Villalobos (Bordertown, A Bronx Tale) served as cinematographer

www.mazedofilms.com

 

BURNS’ “WAR” STILL HAS SOME LATINOS RILED

Apr. 17, 2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Several Hispanic groups are unhappy with Ken Burns' plan to amend his upcoming World War II documentary series, "The War," by telling stories of Latino veterans during breaks and at the end of each hour. PBS and Burns have faced heated protests from an array of Hispanic groups because the 14-hour documentary does not include any Hispanics who served in the war or information about their contributions. The film, made over six years, tells the story of the war through people from four communities -- Waterbury, Conn.; Mobile, Ala.; Sacramento and Luverne, Minn. None of the people interviewed are Hispanic. Native Americans also are left out.

On Wednesday, PBS issued a list of steps it planned to take in response to the complaints that came from a broad coalition of Hispanic groups and veterans. Part of the plan is for Burns to seek out Latino veterans and interview them. Those interviews would run during breaks or at the end of each hour of the series, but the film would not change, said Joe DePlasco, Burns' publicist. Burns has said his plan to add the stories is like amending the Constitution. But Antonio Gil Morales, national commander of the American GI Forum, said Burns is treating Hispanic veterans as a footnote in the war. Full Story here


LATINO DIRECTOR SAYS HOLLYWOOD CHANGING

Apr. 14, 2007 - WORCESTER (Telegram & Gazette) - Ricardo Méndez Matta recalls Hollywood decades ago when he was one of the few Latino filmmakers or actors, but he stayed in the industry “in spite of being Latino.” “Every once in a while there’d be someone from Mexico … but very rarely,” he said. Nowadays, though, he often finds himself yelling orders in Spanish. “Things are changing,” he said. Indeed, just as America’s demographics are changing, so are Hollywood’s, and more films have been written and produced in Spanish lately. Full Story here


"BOBBY" RELEASED ON HOME VIDEO

Apr. 12, 2007 - (Herald & Review) - Emilio Estevez writes, directs and co-stars with a remarkable cast in "Bobby," a fictionalized drama centered on a group of people at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel the night Robert Kennedy was assassinated there in 1968. The film is new to home video this week. The ensemble includes Estevez's father, Martin Sheen, plus Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Lindsay Lohan, Laurence Fishburne, Ashton Kutcher, Elijah Wood, Helen Hunt, Harry Belafonte, Heather Graham, Christian Slater and Freddy Rodriguez. This is a DVD that screams for commentary from Estevez, whose family history intersects in small but intriguing ways with the Kennedys. But the DVD comes only with a making-of featurette and a segment of eyewitness accounts of the events that night. Full Story here


SHREK MAKING REGAL RETURN IN LIKELY SUMMER SMASH

Apr. 13, 2007 - REDWOOD CITY (AP) - Time to catch up with your ogre friend Shrek, his greenish bride, Fiona, and their two men Friday, the yammering Donkey and the overreaching Puss in Boots. The filmmakers behind “Shrek the Third” offered a sneak peek at their PDI-DreamWorks animation complex near San Francisco. From the 20 minutes of footage they showed, the film looks likely to meet expectations as one of summer’s hottest tickets. Key voice stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas return, with Justin Timberlake headlining the newcomers as geeky teenager Artie. “You feel you’ve got a lot to live up to, man,” Timberlake said about being the new kid on the block in the Shrek world. “Every character is so good. When you come into ‘Shrek,’ you definitely feel you have a lot to prove.” The gang is joined by a gargantuan cast as the filmmakers take advantage of advances in computer animation to load up on supporting players, among them magician Merlin, Captain Hook, wicked witches, ugly stepsisters and four of the fairy-tale world’s fairest princesses. Full Story here


LATINAMERICA BROADCASTING INKS DEAL TO EXPAND IN 22 MARKETS

Apr. 10, 2007 - (Houston Business Journal) - LatinAmerica Broadcasting Inc. has entered into an affiliation agreement with Equity Media Holdings Corp. to launch its content in 22 new markets. The deal brings the Houston-based Spanish language broadcaster closer to meeting Federal Communications Commission requirements to be a full broadcast network by enabling it to reach 70 percent of the Nielsen designated market area within the next two years. The affiliation with Little Rock, Ark.-based Equity Media also increases LatinAmerica's foothold to 27 stations. On May 19, 2006, LAT TV launched in Houston on KCVH-30, as well as in Dallas/Fort Worth (KJJM-34), Phoenix (KVPA-42), Austin (KVAT-17) and San Antonio (KISA-40) - serving 5.2 million Hispanics and 17.4 percent of the U.S. Latino population ages 18 to 49. On May 30, the broadcaster will launch in cities including Atlanta, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Seattle and Portland as well as certain parts of California and Florida. Full Story here


BERNAL TO SERVE AS CANNES' CRITICS WEEK AMBASSADOR

Apr. 12, 2007 - PARIS (Variety) - Gael Garcia Bernal will be the ambassador of the Cannes Film Festival's Critics Week sidebar this year, organizers announced Thursday. Bernal will present "Deficit," his first feature film as a helmer, starring the actor and produced by his Mexican shingle Canana Films. Bernal came to international fame in 2000 in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Amores Perros," the grand prix winner at Critics Week that year. He has starred in four Cannes selected films since then: "Babel" "The King," "Bad Education" and "The Motorcycle Diaries." Gaspar Noe was Critics Week ambassador last year. Sidebar announces its lineup April 26. Full Story here

 

MAYA ENTERTAINMENT IS HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS

DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE -  Maya Entertainment, a well-established Film and Television Production, and Distribution company, seeks a well-rounded, experienced, and talented Executive to head the Development/ Acquisitions Department. This individual would be responsible for developing, pitching, selling and acquiring material. Applicant must have 5 years minimum industry experience. This individual must have production and acquisition executives' contacts in long form television, series and independent feature arenas as well as relationships with established writers and directors. Applicant must be a self starter and have a broad background with significant experience in production issues, acquisition and licensing issues, entertainment related contracts and negotiating deals. Knowledge of Movie Magic software and familiarity with budgets a plus. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is also plus as the company has significant relationships in Spain and Latin America. Compensation is based on history and experience and benefits, performance bonuses, and stock options are part of the compensation package. Please send cover letter and resume to hr@mayacinemas.com

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT - Maya Cinemas North America, Inc., an Exhibition and Real Estate Development Company, seeks an Office Manager/First Assistant to the CEO. The CEO is actively involved in public work involving a significant amount of entrepreneurial, political, entertainment, and non-profit and educational activities. We are seeking an individual who has exceptional oral and written communication and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task with a positive, flexible personality and professional demeanor. Responsibilities include answering telephones, coordinating and scheduling conference calls/meetings/pitches/travel, juggling schedules, research, creating, organizing and maintaining files and contacts, faxing, copying, ordering supplies and drafting letters. The job would also include support for other executives of the company and finding and managing interns. The ideal candidate should be experienced with computers, including proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and Acrobat programs and must be able to efficiently work in a fast-paced environment. Previous assistant experience is required and general knowledge of the entertainment industry is a plus. Assistant should be a self-starter, driven, and an independent thinker ready to support the CEO in all arenas. Must be able to run the entire office efficiently when the CEO is traveling or out of the office. Bachelor's degree is required. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) individuals are preferred. Compensation is based on history and experience and benefits and performance bonuses are part of the compensation package. Please send cover letter and resume to hr@mayacinemas.com

FULL CHARGE BOOKEEPER -  Maya Entertainment, a well-established Film and Television Production, Distribution and Exhibition Company seek a full charge bookkeeper reporting to the Chief Financial Analyst and CFO. This individual would be responsible for the day to day operations of the accounting function for the company, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. Key responsibilities will include: maintaining and reconciling general ledger(s), (including preparing journal entries), A/P and A/R, month-end financial close and reporting, establishing and managing PO system, monthly bank reconciliations, handling relationship with payroll processing company, assisting in the annual/semi-annual budget and forecast processes, and various other responsibilities, including maintaining credit, loan and bank accounts for the company. Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting required. Applicant must have minimum 3 years professional accounting bookkeeping experience. Applicants must have strong Excel spreadsheet knowledge. Compensation is based on history and experience and benefits and performance bonuses are part of the compensation package. Please send cover letter and resume to hr@mayacinemas.com

RECEPTIONIST -  Maya Entertainment, a well-established Film and Television Production, Distribution and Exhibition Company is seeking an office receptionist. The applicant must have a professional demeanor, exceptional oral and written communication and organizational skills and the ability to multitask. Responsibilities include greeting guests, answering multiple telephone lines, filing, faxing, copying, ordering supplies, organizing mail and deliveries and maintaining the overall appearance of the office. The job would also include support for other executives in the office. The ideal candidate should be experienced with computers, including proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and Acrobat programs and must be able to efficiently work in a fast-paced environment with a great attitude. Bilingual (English/Spanish) verbal and written skills are a plus. Please send cover letter and resume to hr@mayacinemas.com

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER - Maya Cinemas North America, Inc., a Megaplex Movie Theater Operator and Real Estate Development Company seeks an experienced Real Estate Development Manager for ongoing expansion across the U.S. in Latino centric communities. We are seeking an individual with experience in property acquisition and development including experience with construction and corporate financing. This position will report to and follow up on opportunities generated to the CEO of the company. The applicant must be willing to travel in order to locate and evaluate new sites and establish business relationships across the country. Responsibilities will include market research and due diligence, communication with clients, valuation reports, assisting with appraisals and loan processing and involvement in marketing efforts and sales. Individual must be experienced in all aspects of City, County and Redevelopment Agencys' development processes including processing applications and obtaining approvals, processing of entitlements and/or land acquisition. Applicant must also have knowledge of CUPs, PDs, DDA's general plan amendments and rezoning. Transaction experience including equity, debt, construction debt, and New Market Tax Credits are a plus. Must be able to work independently and travel frequently. This individual must have strong interpersonal skills and excellent verbal and written communication as well as the ability to multi-task. This individual must have a BA degree and strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel and knowledge of Argus a plus. Compensation is based on history and experience and benefits and performance bonuses are part of the compensation package. Please send cover letter and resume to hr@maycinemas.com


SCI-FI, ACTION, HORROR, AND FANTASY SCRIPTS

Five Strangers Films Limited is looking for completed feature sci-fi, fantasy, action or horror scripts that involve a charismatic and visually appealing main character, the sort of character that could be visualized as an action figure. The main character doesn't necessarily have to be human; think in terms of 'The Thing,' 'Saw,' or 'Alien.'

This will be for a $2 million or less project, so submissions must be relatively contained (i.e. only 3-5 locations) and with a small cast.

WGA or non-WGA writers may submit.

My credits include 'The Vampire Conspiracy and 'HouseCapades.'

TO SUBMIT:
1. Please go to www.InkTippro.com/leads
2. Enter your email address (you will be signing up for InkTip's newsletter - FREE!)
3. Copy/Paste this code: hfa6z5hkx4
4. You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only, and you will be contacted to submit the full script only if there is interest from the production company.


CAST AND CREW FOR UCLA THESIS FILM

Director Patrick Perez and Producer Cristina Nava seek cast and crew for “Stockholm”, a ten minute short thriller about a young girl and her relationship with her kidnapper.

Director Patrick Perez is an experienced filmmaker and is the winner of the MPAA award for artistic excellence, a 2006 Student Emmy award, and the Mary Pickford Award for artistic promise. “Stockholm” is partially funded by the David Blanco Award for movies depicting the Latino experience.

Auditions are April 21 & 22 from 11am-2pm.
Production dates: June 14-17

CHARACTERS:

DELIA- an early 20s Latina to play an 18 year old stuck in an abusive relationship. She's pretty but plain, thin, with expressive eyes. Pay: stipend

RUDY- mid to late 30's. Any race. We seek experienced actors to portray the complexity of an abuser's love. Professional leading men needed for this standout roll. Previous film and television experience preferred. Pay: stipend

Actors please send picture and resume to stockholm07@sbcglobal.net with “Stockholm Audition Submission” in the subject. We will be contacting you to confirm an audition.

CREW:

Please send your resume to stockholm07@sbcglobal.net with “Stockholm Crew Submission” in the subject.

NEEDED:
Pre-Production Assistants
1st Assistant Director
2nd Assistant Director
Script Supervisor
Steadycam Operator
Gaffer
Grips
Electrician
Production Sound Mixer
Boom Operator
Set builders
Assitant to Art Designer/Costume Designer
Hair Makeup Artist
Catering
Craft Services


MAKE-UP ARTIST AND HAIR STYLIST FOR SHORT

Mas and More Entertainment is seeking for MAKE-UP ARTIST AND HAIR STYLIST for our short film titled "Without Finishing my Coat". THE LOOK IS FUTURISTIC TIME. There is SOME PAY, also you will receive copy and credits. This is a quality project with great special effects, great script and a talented crew. This will be an asset to your reel. Shoots April 20, 21, and 22 of April.

TO APPLY: contact Eduardo Rodriguez (Line Producer) at (917) 312-4879 or ertlobo@yahoo.com or Mas & More Entertainment at: mas@masandmore.com


SCREENWRITERS, FILMMAKERS, OR TV PRODUERS FOR PUBLISHED NOVEL

Roger Campos seeks screenwriters, filmmakers, or TV producers for published 286 page book with 13 song music CD soundtrack-the first Hispanic themed romance Rock Novel. The story is about a Washington Lobbyist who is blinded by power and deal makers in his smoke and mirror world. His connection to the real world is his forgotten heritage and Southwestern Hispanic roots which is shattered by the spells of an ancient sorceress, La Vieja and a young Lolita. His life spirals downward and is interrupted by a beautiful woman foretold in a dream. She protects him from their evil and he rediscovers his values after falling in love with his Guardian Angel. The author’s son is a singer songwriter who actually performs the music on the CD which accompanies the Novel. Readers are able to play the appropriate music track where the songs appear in the book and experience the emotion and mood in both words and music.

Contact: rogercampos@mbrt.net 410/362-4347 www.sleepingwithanangel.com. Short 10 page Film Treatment available.

 

 

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