LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING
2007 OPEN CALL
Deadline: June 4, 2007 at 5 PM
*this is not a postmark date
Open Call is an open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for a public television program or series on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans.
We are especially interested in projects that provide thoughtful dialogue and impactful stories giving voice to those not normally heard or seen. While proposals can take creative risks, selected projects must ultimately appeal to a wide variety of television audiences. Projects that reflect personal or individual experience should have universal appeal.
LPB funding will average between $5,000 and $100,000 for programs of most genres, including drama, comedy, animation, documentary, or mixed genre. LPB will consider funding projects at any production stage. LPB Funding for each stage ranges as follows:
Research and Development: $5,000 - $25,000
Production: $25,000 - $100,000
Post-Production: $25,000 - $100,000
Submission Deadline: Monday, June 4, 2007 at 5PM (This is not a postmark date)
Applications must be received in the LPB office by 5:00 PM on Monday, June 4, 2007. Packages received after the closing date will not be accepted. LPB will not be responsible for postal service delays or late deliveries.
For complete guidelines, applications, application instructions and outreach guidelines please log on to www.lpbp.org.
$60,000 Panavision Prize @ LA Shorts Fest
LA Shorts Fest "Best of the Fest" award winner will receive a whopper of a prize: A Panavision camera package (valued at $60,000) will be given to the winning filmmaker for a future project. The winning filmmaker will have their choice of a Panaflex Elaine 16mm camera package or a Panaflex Gold II 35mm camera package. Both packages include lenses and accessories. The filmmaker will need to provide insurance. The camera will be available for up to four (4) weeks of filming and the filmmaker will have up to 24 months (2 years) to use the award, but equipment is based on availability.
$100,000 in Goods & Services Awarded to Last Years Winners
We are currently hard at work to secure sponsors to surpass lasts years amount. We know that many of you are trying to launch other film projects. It's our hope that these prizes can assist you in bringing your vision to the screen.
8 Consecutive Oscar Winners in the Shorts Category
Adding to our record streak "The Danish Poet" was honored with an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category this year. We are accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences in 5 of our categories: Best of the Fest, Best Foreign, Best Animated, Best Drama, and Best Comedy. You could be the next alumni added to our list of 25 Oscar nominated filmmakers.
Submit online at www.lashortsfest.com
LA SHORTS FEST 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization - We are the largest short film festival in the world. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. In past years, 25 participants have earned Academy Award nominations, with 8 filmmakers actually taking home the Oscar. They have honored some of Hollywood's legends of the past: Charles Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and Robert Wise; along with actors Martin Landau, James Woods, Gary Oldman and directors Tim Burton, Bryan Singer, Jan de Bont and Paul Haggis. The Festival annually attracts more than 10,000 moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment executives looking for the hottest new talent as well as brand name sponsors looking to connect with the trend setters in Hollywood
LA Shorts Fest
1610 Argyle Ave. #113
Hollywood, CA 90028
Presented In Association with Time Warner Cable
Sí TV’s Latino Laugh Festival, presented in association with Time Warner
Cable of Southern California, hits Hollywood this June with a three-day,
cutting edge showcase of the best in Latino comedy. For the first time in
Los Angeles, this one-of-a-kind festival will feature more than twenty-five
performances at eight prime venues along Hollywood Blvd between Vine St. and
La Brea Ave. All proceeds of the 2007 Latino Laugh Festival will benefit
First Star, a non-profit organization that works to improve change the U.S.
child welfare system to increase the level of protection and support all
A hallmark event for Sí TV, America’s first and only television network to
target the millions of 18–34-year old Latinos who prefer their entertainment
in English, the Latino Laugh Festival in previous years has served as a
launching pad for many of the country’s top Latino comedians, including
Carlos Mencia, Gabriel Iglesias and Joey Medina.
“Sí TV understands young Latinos and their desire for compelling,
culturally-relevant entertainment content, especially irreverent and clever
comedy, which is a key ingredient in our programming,” said Michael
Schwimmer, CEO of Sí TV. “The Latino Laugh Festival also gives us an
opportunity to partner with Time Warner Cable and deliver this marquee event
that combines high value entertainment with grass roots marketing.”
Thanks to the generous support of title sponsor Time Warner Cable, this
year’s Latino Laugh Festival comes to the heart of Los Angeles from its
previous home in San Antonio, Texas.
“Time Warner Cable is excited to bring such a high quality, high energy
event to the Los Angeles Hispanic community, said Jeffrey Hirsch, President,
Time Warner Cable Metro Division. “With Sí TV and First Star as partners,
Time Warner Cable can enhance the communities in which we live and work –
one laugh at a time.”
As founder of Sí TV and creator of the Latino Laugh Festival, Jeff Valdez, a
former comedian himself, has been the driving force behind the success and
growth of the Festival over the years. Returning to work with Valdez are
Executive Producers Giselle Fernandez and Barry Kearson who are creatively
involved in all aspects of the Festival.
“The Festival provided the building blocks for what eventually became Sí TV
and has earned its rank as the premiere showcase for Latino comedians. I’m
really excited about the great lineup and unique shows we have for this
year,” states Valdez.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on May 21 and will be available
Purchase a pass by May 17 to take advantage of the advance ticket selection period. Discounts available to NALIP members!
Also, there is only one week left to promote your film or business in the Conference Guide! Deadline extended to May 14! See below for Conference Highlights.
Don’t miss this opportunity to share your information with over 600 Conference attendees in our exclusive new Conference Guide, the indispensable day planner for conference delegates. Options include purchasing a Company Profile, half-page or full-page sponsor recognition, or receive two VIP passes in addition to sponsor recognition with our new Participating Sponsorship Package.
Company Profiles - $100
Include your Company Name, Key Principle, Job Title, Address, Phone, Website Address, Email Address, and Profile.
Please send your Company Profile and credit card information to Violette Davis at Registration@SILVERDOCS.com <mailto:Registration@SILVERDOCS.com> by May 14 as a Microsoft Word attachment. Please call 301.495.6750 to purchase over the phone.
Sponsor Recognition Space
1 Full Page 4-Color: $2500
1 Full Page B&W: $1000
1 Half Page B&W: $500
Please contact Anne Kneuer, Sponsorship Manager, at 301.495.6730 or Akneuer@SILVERDOCS.com <mailto:Akneuer@SILVERDOCS.com> for additional information.
Take a peek at our Passes and Packages: http://connect.afi.com/site/PageServer?pagename=silverdoc_splash
On behalf of the entire SILVERDOCS team, we look forward to seeing you at the AFI Silver in June.
SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival
June 12-17, 2007 www.SILVERDOCS.com
As part of the LATV Festival, produced by NATPE, the NextGen TV Competition is looking for fresh content, original ideas and new talent. Showcase your short videos (30 seconds to 6 minutes) to development execs from both traditional and emerging media. Your content will be in front of thousands of industry dealmakers. Awards include production fellowships, grants and first look deals with major media companies. More info at http://www.latvfest.net/nextgentv.php
Early Bird Deadline: June 5, 2007
Regular Deadline: June 11, 2007
WAB Extended Deadline: June 16, 2007
The Boston Latino International Film Festival
(BLIFF) is hosting its 6th annual film festival
from October 12 through October 21, 2007. It is
now accepting submissions in the following
categories: Narrative Feature Film, Documentary
and Short Narrative Film. BLIFF Selection
Committee, representing the diversity of the
greater Boston area, will select the films and
videos to be screened. The committee will look
for innovative works that are by, about, or for
the Latino communities in the US or Latino
America and Spain and have been produced between
the years 2001 and 2007.
To submit your work, go to www.bliff.org to
download the submission form (available
in pdf format) and mail it back to us. If you are
mailing in a submission form, please make sure to
enclose your entry fee payment. Thank you.
PANEL OF TOP FILM PRODUCERS & DEVELOPMENT EXECS
(Including execs from Lionsgate, New Line Cinema, and more!)
SATURDAY, May 12th, at 1:30pm
The Charlie Chaplin Theater
5300 Melrose Ave.
(between Bronson and Van Ness)
Hollywood, CA 90038
SPECIAL FREE ADMISSION FOR INFOLIST.com <http://www.InfoList.com>
No RSVP is required, but mention
INFOLIST.com at the door and your admission is FREE (normally $15!!)
FREE Drawing for Movie Magic Screenwriter Software
Parking is available for $5 in the structure at 655 Van Ness Ave., or metered on the streets
Mention Scriptwriters Network when you sign in at either the Bronson or Van Ness Gates.
For more information on this event, or the ScriptWriters Network, please visit:
For Immediate Release
**22 filmmakers and media artists receive nearly $750,000**
May 2, 2007 (New York, NY) – In a ceremony last night at the American Academy of Art, Renew Media announced the recipients of the Media Arts fellowships for 2007, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, awarding nearly $750,000 to 22 innovative and pioneering filmmakers and media artists. Film producer Jim McKay (Brother to Brother, Stranger Inside) joined Renew Media representatives in handing out the fellowships to some of the most promising and respected independent filmmakers working today, including Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy), Jonathan Caouette (Tarnation), Rob Epstein (The Times of Harvey Milk), Godfrey Reggio (Koyaanisqatsi), and Ken Jacobs (Tom, Tom, The Piper’s Son).
The Fellowships recognize the artistic excellence of 20 film, video and new media artists in the United States with cash awards of $35,000 each. The program also awards two additional Fellowships of $10,000 each to emerging film and video artists. The Fellowships are intended to provide support to filmmakers and media artists whose work represents creative risk-taking – pushing the boundaries of genre, form, technique, medium, and content – as well as social and political relevance. Renew Media also awards between four and six Fellowships of $20,000 each to Mexican filmmakers and media artists.
“We are inspired by the breadth of innovation and creativity of this year’s Fellows. From emerging artists to those more established in their careers, they represent some of the most talented individuals currently working in the independent media field in the United States,” said Brian Newman, executive director of Renew Media. “Often, the Fellowship award represents the crucial ‘first money’ given in support of a project. We look forward to seeing the continued success of the artists awarded Fellowships tonight. We also applaud the Rockefeller Foundation for its 20 years of visionary support of the media arts, which has assisted nearly 500 artists in the creation of important works of film, video and new media.”
Further information can be found at www.renewmedia.org.
2007 MEDIA ARTS FELLOWS
The Media Arts Fellowships support artists working in narrative, documentary, experimental, installation or work that centers on dynamic, computer-mediated media, such as web art, robotics, virtual reality, and interactive installations. An asterisk * next to the individual’s name indicates a recipient of an Emerging Artist Fellowship.
FILM AND VIDEO FELLOWS
SO YONG KIM*
WON JU LIM
LARRY BLACKHORSE LOWE
HANK WILLIS THOMAS
NEW MEDIA FELLOWS
KENNETH TIN-KIN HUNG
DMN Newswire--2007-4-12--Paul Rodriguez has joined Ascent Media Group (AMG) as Vice President of Sales for Feature Film Services. Rodriguez brings more than 25 years of experience in audio post production to AMG in a variety of senior managerial and sales roles. He most recently served as Senior Vice President at Wilshire Stages. In his new role, Rodriguez will provide sales support for AMG facilities that provide audio services for feature films, including Todd-AO, Soundelux and Sound One. He will be based out of AMG’s Hollywood office.
“Paul has a deep understanding of audio post production and enjoys strong relationships with the major studios, in the independent market and with creative talent outside the company,” said Jeffery Eisner, Vice President and Sales Manager of Feature Film Services, to whom Rodriguez will be reporting. “His fresh perspective will be very valuable to our team.”
Rodriguez had been with Wilshire Stages, an independent provider of audio services, for ten years and was responsible for sales, operations, personnel, client relations and marketing. His background also includes senior positions with Four Media Company and EFX Systems. Rodriguez began his career with Eagle Eye Film Company, a supplier of editing equipment for film and television.
In discussing his move to Ascent Media Group, Rodriguez pointed to the company’s heritage and breadth of resources. “Todd-AO, Soundelux and Sound One are among the most renowned names in feature film sound,” he said. “It was the talent that drew me here.”
Rodriguez is a member of the Cinema Audio Society (C.A.S), a current board member of the Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild (M.P.S.E.), and is actively involved in the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (N.A.L.I.P.), Nosotros, and the National Association of Broadcasters (N.A.B.).
Santa Monica, California-based Ascent Media Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), which, through its Creative Services and Network Services divisions, provides creative and technical media services to the media and entertainment industries. Through more than 75 facilities in California, New York, London, Singapore and other locations throughout the world, Ascent Media Group provides effective solutions for the creation, management and distribution of content to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and other companies that produce, own and/or distribute entertainment, news, sports, corporate, educational, industrial and advertising content. More information about Ascent Media Group is available at www.ascentmedia.com.