April 19, 2007

NALIPSTER HECTOR GALAN TO HELP BURNS WITH "THE WAR"

Article courtesty of Suzanne Gamboa, AP

PBS has hired a Hispanic documentarian to assist filmmaker Ken Burns with his upcoming World War II series, which had drawn complaints for failing to include the contributions of Hispanics.

Hector Galan, a film and television producer from Austin, Texas, will be brought in to assist Burns with the 14-hour series, which has already been produced and is scheduled for release in September.

Burns and PBS President Paula Kerger announced Galan's hiring during a private meeting at a Washington hotel Tuesday with members of various Hispanic groups, members of Congress and other public television officials. Galan also attended the meeting.

Darting into an elevator afterward, Burns said: "I feel like we listened, had a fair exchange and are moving to a win-win, positive solution to the problem."

"It's fantastic," said Galan, who produced the 1996 series "Chicano! History of The Mexican American Civil Rights Movement" for PBS.

Galan said he viewed the series over the weekend. There were images of Hispanics, he said, but no discussion of their role in the war or how the war affected their place in American society.

Hispanic groups protested that oversight, and asked that the film and educational materials be redone to add the stories of Hispanic veterans. PBS agreed to some of the requests last week.

About half a million Hispanics are believed to have fought in the war and 15 were Medal of Honor winners.

Burns' series, made over six years, tells the story of the war through people from four communities - Waterbury, Conn.; Mobile, Ala.; Sacramento, Calif.; and Luverne, Minn. The film's co-producer is Lynn Novick.

Galan said he is putting aside work on another film on Latin rhythms to work with Burns. He described himself as a World War II buff whose father served in the war as a member of the Army Corps of Engineers.

On the Net: Galan Inc.: http://www.galaninc.com/site/

Florentine Films: http://www.florentinefilms.com/


IMAGEN STILL ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR 2007 IMAGEN AWARDS

As a reminder, the Imagen Foundation is still accepting Call for Entries for the 22nd annual Imagen Awards. Entries must have aired or have been released theatrically in a major market or film festival from May 1, 2006-April 30, 2007.

The entry period will close on Friday May 4th, 2007. The Call for Entry and the official entry form can be downloaded from the Imagen web site at www.imagen.org. Nominees will be announced in June.

This year's winners will honored at the 22nd annual awards ceremony which will be held July 28, 2007 at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California.

For ticket and sponsorship information, please contact The Imagen Foundation at (626) 791-8140 or by email: info@imagen.org


FIDEL CASTRO’S DAUGHTER to SPEAK ABOUT the RECENT RE-EMERGENCE of FIDEL and the FUTURE of a POST-CASTRO CUBA (AUSTIN)

Fidel Castro’s daughter Alina Fernandez, CNN commentator and radio personality, will speak on her views about Fidel Castro’s recent public re-emergence and the future of a post-Fidel Cuba.

( See http://news.softpedia.com/news/CNN-Hires-Fidel-Castro-039-s-Daughter-as-Contributor-31929.shtml ) ( See http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0413/p10s01-woam.html)

Ms. Fernandez will be in Austin Texas doing research for a book she’s writing regarding Austin resident Carlos Lavernia; a Cuban exile wrongfully convicted, labeled the “Barton Creek Rapist” and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

After serving 20 years in prison, and with the involvement of local investigators and Barry Schek’s Innocence Project, Mr. Lavernia was ultimately exonerated through DNA evidence. See http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A230443

Saturday April 28th
5-6:30 pm
Restaurant Cuba Libre
409 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-2822

The event is co-sponsored by The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (“NALIP”) Austin chapter, and Floppy King Productions LLC. (“FK”).


"THE OTHER CONQUEST" OPENS MAY 4 IN THEATERS

For theatres please visit: www.TheOtherConquest.com

The epic Mexican film The Other Conquest (La Otra Conquista) is a boldly imaginative and deeply affecting story of faith and courage written and directed by Salvador Carrasco and produced by Alvaro Domingo. Legendary tenor Plácido Domingo is executive producer and is featured on the soundtrack singing an aria composed especially for the movie. Heading the picture’s international cast are Damián Delgado (Men with Guns), Elpidia Carrillo (Tortilla Heaven), José Carlos Rodríguez and Iñaki Aierra.

Set in the 1520s, The Other Conquest tells Mexico’s oldest story in a new way. The film depicts the struggle of the Aztec Emperor’s son to preserve his people’s religious and cultural identity in the wake of the invasion of his land by Spanish conquerors and clergymen. Catholic priests began spreading the gospel to the local “heathens” while the Spanish soldiers pillaged the Mexican countryside. Though the region was regarded as one of the most advanced societies in the Western Hemisphere at the time of the Europeans’ arrival, the land, the people and its culture were soon shattered. As such, the film deals with the two forms of conquest – physical and spiritual – that are inherent to colonization, but even more importantly, it tells the story of the natives’ creative resistance against all odds in their will to survive with dignity and pride. The film delves into the religious, sexual and political conflicts that arise whenever civilizations clash, which gives the picture a powerful historical dimension and its present-day relevance.

“Dazzling…stupendous…daring. An extravagant spectacle.”
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

"Not since 'Schindler's List' and 'Braveheart' has a film spoken so eloquently to the triumph of the human spirit."
Juan Rodriguez-Flores, La Opinion

"Highly Recommended! Vividly imagined, elegantly paced mystery play beyond period exoticism to a bona fide illumination of social, and sacred, history."
LA Weekly

“A work without precedent in the history of Mexican cinema!”
Jorge Ayala Blanco, Mexico's foremost film critic, in his best-selling book, "The Fugacity of Mexican Cinema"

NALIP members and guests are cordially invited to a FREE SCREENING of The Other Conquest in the following cities:

Las Vegas, Nevada
Monday, April 23, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Boulder Station Theatre
4111 Boulder Hwy
Las Vegas, NV 89121

Fresno, California
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
7:30 p.m.
UA Clovis Towne Center
2301 Villa Ave
Clovis CA 93612

Los Angeles, California
Friday. April 27, 2007
7:30 p.m.
LA Film School
6363 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90028

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
7:30 p.m.
De Vargas Cinema
562 N. Guadalupe
Santa Fe, NM 87501

San Antonio, Texas
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
7:30pm
Regal Fiesta Cinema
12631 Vance Jackson
San Antonio, Texas

To RSVP email: Nubia Flores at info@gsemg.com
Please list the city and screening of your choice.


10TH CINE LAS AMERICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - APRIL 19-26 (AUSTIN)

The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will take place April 19 through April 26 IN Austin, Texas. Festival passes are now available for purchase at www.cinelasmaericas.org.

Opening night is Thursday, April 19, with a screening of Francisco Vargas Quevedo’s award winning drama EL VIOLIN (Mexico, 2006) at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Austin. EL VIOLIN won the Knight Grand Jury Prize for Ibero-American Cinema at the Miami International Film Festival in 2007, where it was called “a perfect film, perfectly realized.” The film also won three Ariel awards in Mexico in 2007, as well as the prize for best actor (Prix d'Interprétation Masculine Un Certain Regard) at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

“In the past few years,” says Festival Director Eugenio del Bosque, “Cine Las Americas has been working towards making Austin a destination for Latin American and indigenous films and filmmakers. Austin offers unique benefits to the film industry, including diverse audiences, government support that hopefully will soon include more incentives for more films to be made in town, and a well-nurtured population of industry professionals and film buffs. Austin is already on the map, and our objective is to keep building support so we can generate business opportunities at the event while supporting artistic excellence through our program.”

“Provocative and inspiring are two words that describe this year’s festival program,” says Director of Programming Jacqueline Rush Rivera. “We are honored to have many filmmakers and industry professionals in attendance this year. Audiences can expect to enjoy new cinema, fun special events and a close connection with the international filmmaking community.”

The eight-day festival will feature competitive categories for Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts, and Youth Films, Local and National Premiers, the Emergencia Youth Film Day, special guests, Q&A sessions and special events.

In 2007 Cine Las Americas introduces New Visions/Works in Progress, a special section of the program designed to present quality work by filmmakers who are looking for production or completion funds.

This year’s program will include new films from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Spain, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the United States with a strong representation of Ibero-American, Afro-Latino and indigenous cultures. In addition to the Paramount Theater, films will also screen at The Regal Metropolitan 14, The Alamo Drafthouse South, the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum IMAX theater, the George Washington Carver Museum, and the Hideout Theater.

The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is honored to have the City of Austin and American Airlines as premiere sponsors. This project is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

For details regarding this years Cine Las Americas film festival please visit www.cinelasamericas.org.


LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES: DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE ON MONDAY, APRIL 30!

The DC Shorts Film Festival (http://dcshorts.com) is accepting submissions for the 2007 competition -- this year on September 13 - 20.

There are FOUR CATEGORIES for competition:

-- HD Shorts presented by Discovery HD network -- win a $500 cash prize and a chance at having your film air on their network!
-- Canadian Shorts for films created by Canadian filmmakers, screened at the Embassy of Canada
-- General Shorts -- films in every genre compete for cash awards and great prizes!
-- The Short Film Screenwriting competition sponsored by Final Draft. FInalists will have their work performed in front of a live audience, and the winner will receive $3,000 to complete their film!

Rules and submission guidelines are on the web site http://dcshorts.com . Submissions are being accepted through April 30 -- and discounts are available for students and Withoutabox members.

DC Shorts turns the spotlight on truly independent short films from all over the globe, created by new and established filmmakers in an era when the art of filmmaking is opening to all. We select films from every genre for our competition screenings -- with a special focus on films created by metropolitan Washington, DC-based directors and writers. After each screening, filmmakers have the opportunity to speak to the audience as part of a moderated panel.


VOZ LATINA HISPANIC MARKETING CONFERENCE - APRIL 26 (MIAMI)

Voz LatinaNow 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.

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


"THREAT CONDITION:YELLOW" ON THE STAGE UNTIL APRIL 28

Latino Theater Company presents "THREAT CONDITION: YELLOW," a selection of our favorite sketches including those NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN LOS ANGELES! See:

* Those Darn Filipino Farmworkers!
* Make America Better (M.A.B.) Vs. Make America Brown (M.A.B.)!
* Yo Yo Ma's cousin…Yo MAMA!
* and more!

As part of the LATC Cultural Reconstruction Series

April 12-28, 2007
(3 WEEK LIMITED RUN!)
Thursday, Fridays 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm

LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER
514 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(downtown between 5th & 6th)

HOW MUCH: $20 General, $15 students/seniors

INFO/RESERVATIONS: 213-489-3281

Downtown Los Angeles is undergoing a renaissance with many trendy hot spots popping up. Join 18mmw and be trendy! But beware: The conditions for DANGEROUS humor are ELEVATED and there is a SIGNIFICANT RISK of LAUGHTER!

NOTE: LATC is being renovated! You must enter at rear of LATC (follow the signs) Enter from the parking lot on the north west corner of 6th and main (entrance to lot on 6th street)


NALIPSTER'S PLAY "EL MONTE CALVO" OPENING (CHICAGO)

Nelson Ivan Morales, a NALIP member directed the play EL Monte Calvo. This is an antiwar play that uses humor to make people reflect about the war and its consequences.

Opening Night: April 20th, 2007 / 7:30 p.m.

The play will run for two weeks at Meztli Theatre/Gallery
556 W. 18th Street
Chicago

 

 

 


"THE GREY WOMAN" SCREENING AT LINCOLN CENTER (NY)

The Grey Woman
a film by A. Sayeeda Clarke

Screening @ Lincoln Center, accompanied by a live orchestra!
April 20th & 21st - 8pm

The Show Listing: http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/gstoonstunes07.html

Buy Tickets Online: http://www.filmlinc.com/buytickets.htm

Box Office
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam
Plaza Level, NYC
212 496 3809

Golden Silents: Toons, Tunes and Trikfilms
April 20 & 21: 8:00 pm

Admission: $15 for the public; $10 for members, students with a current ID and children (ages 6-12) accompanied by an adult.

Our tenth collaborative showcase of silent films produced, scored and performed by NYU students. From an animated Picasso-esque painting in revolt to films dealing with homophobia, the atomic bomb, and dream fantasia, the tenth Toons, Tunes and Trikfilms series highlights the sweeping creativity developing right here in New York.

A collaborative presentation of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Steinhardt School of Education, this two-evening event showcases 17 silent films––animated and live-action––produced by students from Tisch’s Undergraduate Animation Program and the Graduate Division of the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. Onstage, students from Steinhardt’s Instrumental Performance Program will play original scores by faculty and student composers in the Film Scoring Program of Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, as well as songs by students in the Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

Join artistic directors and NYU professors John Canemaker and Ron Sadoff for this unique collaboration, part of the Film Society’s year-round Golden Silents program, introducing 17 young and adventurous talents.


CALL FOR ENTRIES: LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

2007 Submission Requirements:

* Films must have been completed after Jan, 1, 2006
* All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
* Films must be SUBMITTED on DVD or ½” VHS tape (NTSC or PAL).
* Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival
* Preview DVD/videotapes should be labeled with the title, running-time, screening format and contact information (name, address email and phone number).
* Publicity stills - If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still image.
* All films selected for the Festival grant LA Shorts Fest the rights to use DVD/videotapesand press materials from the film for promotional purposes.
* LA Shorts Fest is permitted to retain DVD/videotape copies of each film selected as part of our festival library and for media educational use.

Deadlines:
* Films must be received by the following deadline dates:
• Early Bird Savings Deadline - March 26, 2007
• Regular Deadline - April 25, 2007
• Final Extended Deadline - May 26, 2007

Entry form and information available on the official website.


DEADLINE APPROACHING : IFP NARRATIVE ROUGH CUT LABS

Submission Deadline: April 27, 2007

June 12-15, 2007
New York City

Realize the full potential of your work PRIOR to industry exposure and entry into the festival circuit!

· Four days of feedback, advice and individual attention for your project from leading technical, creative & post-production advisors.
· Lead by independent producers Scott Macaulay, Forensic Films (Raising Victor Vargas, Gummo, Saving Face) and Gretchen McGowan, HDNet Films (The Architect, Coffee & Cigarettes, Series 7: The Contenders)
· Open to all first-time, narrative feature filmmakers at the rough cut/rough assembly phase, prior to festival submission.

IFP's Commitment to Diversity
IFP seeks to ensure that at least 50% of projects have an inclusive range of races, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and physical abilities in key creative positions.

Log onto www.ifp.org/labs for application and more information.

 

"WALKOUT" RECEIVES 7 ALMA NOMINATIONS

NALIP would like to congratulate HBO and Maya Pictures for their recent 7 Alma Award nominations for WALKOUT!

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
“Walkout” – HBO

OUTSTANDING ACTOR –
TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Michael Peña – “Walkout” – HBO

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS –
TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Alexa Vega – “Walkout” – HBO

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR –
TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Yancey Arias – “Walkout” – HBO

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS –
TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Tonantzin Esparza – “Walkout” – HBO

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR –
TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Edward James Olmos – “Walkout” – HBO

OUTSTANDING WRITING –
TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Marcus De Leon, Ernie Contreras, Timothy J.
Sexton – “Walkout”– HBO


"PRIMERA COMUNION" TO SCREEN AT CINE LAS AMERICAS IN AUSTIN

PRIMERA COMUNION, an award winning short film written and directed by NALIP Membership Coordinator Daniel Eduvijes Carrera will be screening this weekend in competition at the 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival in Austin, Texas. In the short drama, a young outsider is confronted with the harsh rituals of a rustic Mexican pueblo where cruelty underlies street life and Catholicism alike. Filmed on location in historic Atlatlahucan, Morelos with a cast composed primarily of the town’s children, PRIMERA COMUNION is Daniel’s graduate thesis film for an MFA in screenwriting and directing from Columbia University in the City of New York.

PRIMERA COMUNION will be a part of the festival’s Mexican Short Film Showcase on Sunday, April 22 at 4pm. For additional program details and screening times please visit www.cinelasamericas.org.


VERENA FADEN'S "CATEGORY 4" PREMIERING IN NYC AND MIAMI

Dear Nalip Members,
Please come out and support my film "Category 4".

"Category 4" is a short film about a Cuban American family weathering their relationships...and a hurricane. The film stars Steven Bauer (Scarface, Traffic, The Lost City) & Ivelin Giro (El Zorro, Decisiones, Bad Boys 2).

The information for the NYC and Miami premiere is listed below...
Hope you can make it!

Take Care,
Verena Faden
305-632-3113

CATEGORY 4 NEW YORK PREMIERE
Friday April 27th @6:30pm
The Director's Guild of America Map
Cost: Free

CATEGORY 4 MIAMI PREMIERE
What: "Category 4" Miami Premiere, 30min.
When: Saturday May 19th @7:30 pm
Where: The Tower Theater, MAP
Tickets: E-mail Cinemaddicta@gmail.com, Cocktail reception! There will also be a Q&A with the director, and actors following the film.

Written & Directed by: Verena Faden

Starring: Steven Bauer (Scarface, Traffic,The Lost City), and Ivelin Giro (El Zorro, Decisiones, Bad Boys II )

ABOUT THE FILM:
Verena Faden, a 23 year-old Miami native, and soon-to-be New York School of Visual Arts alumni, is bringing her latest film back to South Florida on May 19 at the Tower Theater.
Category 4 is a short film starring Steven Bauer (Scarface, Traffic, The Lost City) and Ivelin Giro (Decisiones, Las Dos Caras De Ana, Tierra de Passiones). The film captures a Cuban-American family weathering their relationships and a hurricane.

Confined by her deteriorating family life, 17 year-old Alexandra struggles to assert herself as an adult. With the oncoming storm, she is forced to choose between her boyfriend and her family.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience being directed by this young, creative talent," says Bauer. "She has a sharp eye for detail and an innate understanding of human behavior which is translated through her writing and direction."

Faden discovered her passion for filmmaking after winning the 2002 Scenarios USA "What's The Real Deal?" screen writing contest where her script, Just Like You Imagined? was produced into a short film directed by David Frankel director of The Devil Wears Prada.

"Category 4 represents who I am and where I am from," explains Faden. "I pulled from my life experience to show how communication, especially in this age, plays a pivotal role in a family's survival."

For more information please contact Verena Faden at (305) 632-3113 or via email at cinemaddicta@gmail.com.

 

 

PILOT NEWS

Apr. 19, 2007 - (Latin Heat Online) - The casting for CBS pilot Los Duques written by Cynthia Cidre reads like a whos who of Latino Hollywood. With Jimmy Smits, Nestor Carbonell, Rita Moreno and Hector Elizondo leading the cast, this generational drama about a Latino family who works together to operate a rum business also introduces some young talent including Eddie Matos and Jonathon Trent. Newcomer Yara Martinez (Vanished) has come aboard Fox's drama pilot The Apostles a crime/drama about cops whose job pressures spill over into their private lives. Full Story here


"CRASH" DUO RIDE WIDEWATER

Apr. 18, 2007 - (Variety) - "Crash" duo Bobby Moresco and Mark R. Harris are joining forces to give the saga of Whitewater figure Susan McDougal the feature treatment. McDougal spent 21 months in prison on civil contempt of court charges for refusing to implicate President Bill Clinton in the real estate scandal. Moresco will write the script and direct. Harris and Moresco, who produced "Crash," will produce the McDougal film together. They've secured rights to McDougal's story, as well as her book "The Woman Who Wouldn't Talk." The film may be ready next year and would bring Whitewater back to public consciousness at a time when Hillary Clinton vies to secure the Democratic Party nomination for president. Former president Clinton nevertheless supports the film, said Moresco and Harris. Full Story here


CANNES LINES UP AMERICAN FEAST

Apr. 19, 2007 - PARIS (Variety) - The Stars and Stripes will be flying high over the Croisette when the Cannes Film Festival's 60th anniversary edition unspools May 16-27. High-profile U.S. helmers and stars - even some dead ones - are so prevalent, it would almost be easier to list those that won't be there. In a lineup of 21 competition titles, unveiled with the rest of the Official Selection in Paris on Thursday, there are no fewer than five American films: Joel and Ethan Coen's "No Country for Old Men"; David Fincher's "Zodiac"; James Gray's "We Own the Night"; Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof," in a version of his "Grindhouse" contribution with an extra 10-15 minutes of footage; and Gus Van Sant's "Paranoid Park." Full Story here


HISPANIC NETWORKS START PITCHING

Apr. 16, 2007 - (Broadcasting & Cable) - Univision and Telemundo are looking to capitalize on the recent growth of Spanish-language media at next month's Hispanic upfront. While market leader Univision is angling to pull a larger share of advertising from English-language broadcast networks, its NBC Universal-owned cable competitor is pitching itself as the more nimble and accommodating partner on product integration and new media. Spanish-language media is one of the industry's fastest-growing sectors, with projected 5.4% growth this year over 2006, according to TNS Media Intelligence. Spanish-language TV advertising grew 13.9% in 2006 to $4.28 billion, according to the company. Last year, Hispanic networks, including TV Azteca and Univision sibling Telefutura, were added to the Nielsen Television Index (NTI), the national sample that tracks the English-language broadcast networks. (They were previously tracked in a separate Hispanic-TV sample). Since joining the NTI sample, Univision says that, in 2006, it beat ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox on 205 nights among adults 18-34 with its popular telenovelas, news and variety-show stalwart Sábado Gigante. Full Story here


MENUDO REUNITING FOR MTV TR3S SERIES

Apr. 16, 2007 - DALLAS (KXAN)- The Puerto Rican boy band Menudo is coming back as part of an "American Idol"-style reality show. Boys from auditions being held around the country, including in Dallas, will be picked to film the series "The Road to Menudo." It's airing next month on M-T-V Tr3s (Tres), M-T-V's bilingual Latino channel. The series will feature applicants being dwindled down to twelve finalists and then the five members chosen for the group. Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi will judge the Dallas auditions next Saturday. Tryouts wrap up in New York the following weekend, with reggaeton (Reh'-GEH-ton) star Don Omar. Full Story here

 

 

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR & ASSISTANT POSITIONS

Pepe & Elmer Media is growing again. This time we need a full time Production Coordinator and another Assistant!

OK, here’s the deal: We have lots of work, a current television show and a new national network television show starting production next month. We need help! We have a full time starting position with starting wages perfect for someone who is looking to learn, and a full time production job available.

Production Coordinator (Full Time Paid Position) What will you do? You’ll be working with our producers coordinating various aspects of our television productions. Duties can include securing locations, permits, interviews with talent, post-production coordination, etc. Experience in coordinating production is required.

Assistant (Full Time Position) What will you do? We’re a multifaceted marketing & entertainment firm focused on the Hispanic market. You’ll assist us with our entertainment projects, (live and television), and our marketing projects (We create and execute grassroots marketing plans like street teams, etc.). We can discuss all we do when we talk with you.

Requirement Musts: You must be available full time, have a car, speak Spanish, be able to work various basic computer programs, be willing to work as hard as we do.

Steps to working with one of the best companies this side of the Mississippi:
1. Put together a current resume
2. Fax it to (323) 960-4310

We look forward to having you join our team!

Juan-Carlos Duran
President & CEO |Pepe & Elmer Media, Inc.
Hispanic Market Specialists
6230 Wilshire Blvd #1795 Los Angeles, CA 90048
MARKETING | MEDIA | LIVE EVENTS | TELEVISION | WEB |
Office (323) 960-5520 Fax (323) 960-4310
Email jcduran@pepeandelmer.com Site www.pepeandelmer.com


CAMERA OPERATORS WITH DVX100A (SANTA FE)

Looking for 3 cameramen with own DVX100A (or equivalent) package located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for documentary project to be shot in Santa Fe, periodically throughout summer. NON-UNION. Please send rates (range), samples of your work, contact info and an idea of your summer availability throught Labor Day Weekend to: cunliffe@juno.com I will be in Santa Fe May 1st through May 8, and plan to meet with interested parties to discuss project.

Patricia Cunliffe
Joie de Vivre Productions


UCLA CHICANO STUDIES RESEARCH CENTER PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP FOR LA COUNTY STUDENT

Responsibilities include a number of related duties for two Center projects: a new book series on Latina/o artists; and a forthcoming museum exhibition on Chicana/o artists. For both projects, the intern will assist in compiling artist biographies and selected bibliographies, corresponding with artists about checklists, collecting images for each artist, and researching the credit information for images. The intern will receive training in book and catalogue production and will acquire hands-on experience in working with curators, artists, editors, and printers. The intern will work among an established CSRC arts team that includes two curators and four graduate student researchers; and he or she will have dedicated assigned space and equipment.

Applications for the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Summer Internship are due by May 7, 2007. Please address inquiries to:
Carlos Manuel Haro, Assistant Director
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

The internship opportunities are intended for members of groups underrepresented in the professions related to museums and the visual arts: individuals of African American, Asian, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent. Intern candidates can be sought from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts. However, candidates for the CSRC internship should preferably have previous experience in Chicana/o art and/or archiving experience. In addition, each intern candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria:

(1) s/he must be a currently enrolled undergraduate and have completed at least one semester of college by June 2007;
(2) s/he will not graduate before December 2007; and
(3) s/he must be a resident of or attending college in Los Angeles County.

Conditions

* The selected intern will receive a gross salary of $3,500 for a full-time position for a consecutive ten-week period.
* The intern will be employed at the CSRC and must be available to work at the Research Center between June 4, 2007 and August 24, 2007.
* The intern will participate in events coordinated through the Getty 2007 Summer Multicultural Undergraduate Program.
* The intern will provide a final written evaluation prior to the last day of the internship.

Application Process

In order to be considered, candidates are to submit a letter, a resume, and the names of two faculty references.

The letter should specifying their:
1. Contact information (current mailing address, telephone, e-mail).
2. Undergraduate status (year in college).
3. The college that they are attending.
4. Their college experience thus far.
5. When they will complete their degree (refer to criteria #1 - #3 above).

The letter should elaborate and describe:
* The candidate's qualifications, life experience, work-related experience, and knowledge of Chicana/o art.

Include a current resume or curriculum vitae. List two faculty (current address, telephone, e-mail) who can be contacted for references.

Submit application materials (letter, resume and faculty names) by May 7, 2007 to:
Assistant Director Carlos M. Haro
Chicano Studies Research Center
UCLA-CSRC Haines Hall 193
Box 951544
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544

E-mail applications (WORD documents) will be accepted at charo@chicano.ucla.edu


LATINO ACTORS AND ACTRESS

Latino actors and actress, mid 30 to late 40s. Needed for an industrial training video about how the L.A. Superior Courts work. The job would entail acting out typical scenes of court procedures, talking to a judge, etc. One day shoot, non-SAG, $100 flat fee, lunch and parking included.

Please send resume and one (1) JPEG photo to:
Ted Perkins
tedperkins@ca.rr.com
REF: “Court Video”


EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FOR LATINO BOXING DOCUMENTARY

Seeking Executive Producer/Investment Funds Finder for finishing funds for major Latino-based documentary on the raw world of amateur youth boxing shooting in Los Angeles and across the country.

This is a one-of-a-kind documentary film in the vein of Hoop Dreams, Murderball, Mad Hot Ballroom, etc. Film is 70% through production. Major sales agents already very interested. Seeking individual who can connect film to the right investors and see it through distribution.

Serious inquiries only please. Submit resume and/or information on your interest in the film.

Email: jfrimmer@24thhourproductions.com


FREELANCE WEB DESIGNER FOR P.O.V. INTERACTIVE

P.O.V./American Documentary is seeking a freelance Web Designer to work 8-10 hours per week for the P.O.V. Interactive department.

Now entering its 20th season on PBS, P.O.V. features the best in non-fiction point-of-view filmmaking. Hailed by critics as among the most important and relevant programming on television, P.O.V. films have won every coveted television and film award, including 18 Emmys, 11 George Foster Peabody Awards, eight Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards, and the Prix Italia. P.O.V's award-winning Web site extend the life of our films beyond broadcast, and our online projects promote learning, civic engagement and community building through innovative uses of technology and media. You'll have the chance to be involved with one of the leading non-fiction media companies in America, and you¹ll also be working on PBS.org, one of the most-visited .org media Web sites in the U.S.

We are looking for someone with strong design skills, proficiency in design programs (Photoshop, Illustrator) and an ability to code basic pages in HTML. Rate will be $30-40/hour (commensurate with experience).

Candidates should email resume and online portfolio/URLs to jobs@pov.org with the subject line "Freelance Web Designer" by May 1st, 2007.

 

 

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