May 17, 2007

2007 Latino Producers Academy™
August 7 – 17, 2007 Tucson, AZ
Application Deadline – Monday June 11

A NALIP National Signature Program, in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and TV Professional Certificate Program and the University of Arizona Department of Media Arts, Univision,  the Rockefeller Foundation, Time Warner, Nielsen Media Research and the Hanson Film Institute

NALIP believes that a Producer is the creative originator of films, a self-starter who recognizes ideas that have creative or commercial merit. Producers must have passion, sensitivity for story and audience, plus the organizational ability and practical smarts to put together a project then guide it to and through the marketplace. NALIP’s Latino Producers Academy™ provides our Fellows the practical skills and knowledge to accomplish their personal goals and realize their artistic dreams as filmmakers.

The 2007 LPA Invites Applications from Narrative Feature Producers in two categories:
• Feature producers (including producer/directors or producer/writers) with projects in early stages of development that have viable scripts ready for packaging and advancement towards production; prior NALIP program participants must have advanced drafts.
• Feature producers and their directors who have scripts in advanced stages of development with or ready to package (e.g. budget, executive summary, attachments, etc.); prior NALIP program participants must have advanced drafts.

The 2007 LPA Invites Applications from Documentary Producers in two categories:
• Documentary producer/directors with projects in development or production who have proposals and sample tapes, are invited with their producer/director partners
• Documentary producers with projects in post-production, who have rough cuts, are invited with their editors.

The 2007 LPA includes hands-on practicum for Producers at all stages of their professional development. Documentaries in post-production will have opportunities to re-cut and score sequences with intensive mentoring on their rough cuts and completion plans. Feature projects with directors will work with crews and casts to rehearse, shoot, cut and score scenes from their upcoming production. Documentary and Feature projects in development will benefit from comprehensive skills development with an opportunity to return with a rough cut or director in a future year.

This program is competitive and highly selective. It is open exclusively to NALIP members, and only to filmmakers with produced work on which they played a key creative role. All Accepted Fellows are invited on full scholarship: materials, lodging, meals and local transportation provided by our supporters, plus honoraria for documentary editors.

Applications are evaluated by a professional panel that considers the viability of each project, the type and quality of your prior work, your creative plans and commitment to a career in producing & media leadership, plus your potential to benefit from the Academy curriculum and opportunity.

To download the application for the 2007 Latino Producers Academy™, please follow this link.

Access Tucson; POV; The Rockefeller Foundation; Southwest Airlines; Tucson Film Office; UCLA Department of Theatre, Film and Television; University of Arizona Department of Media Arts; CPB; Telemundo;  and the WMA Foundation.


CALL FOR ENTRIES: LONG ISLAND LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

We are now accepting films of all genres for the 2007 Long Island Latino International Film Festival

Application Deadline: July 2nd, 2007

LILIFF is inviting filmmakers to submit their films by or about Latinos for the opportunity to be screened at our annual 2007 Long Island Latino Film Festival.

Festival Dates:
September 28th-29th-30th
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
www.whbpac.org

Mezcla Media Market is hosting the 2007 Long Island Latino International Film Festival (LILIFF). This will be our third annual film festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. LILIFF will present feature length films, short films and documentaries, as well as music, food, and live entertainment.

For Rules/Regulations and feature film entry forms please visit our website at:
www.mezclamediamarket.com. All short films will automatically enter the 2007 LLIFF/Mezcla Short Film Competition.


REEL RASQUACHE CELEBRATES U.S. LATINO FILMMAKERS MAY 18-20
Cal State L.A. film festival to host more than 20 screenings, awards, art display, directors and actors

Screenings and premieres of ground-breaking new works and conversation with filmmakers and actors will highlight the 2007 Reel Rasquache Festival of the U.S. Latino Experience in Film & Art at California State University, Los Angeles May 18-20.

The fourth annual exhibition, to be held in the Luckman Intimate Theatre on campus, is the first exhibition forum on the West Coast – and the only one in Southern California – to focus on the U.S. Latino experience in film. Offering independent U.S. Latino filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their work, the three-day festival this year will present more than 20 films, along with a program of local high school student films, music performances, filmmakers’ roundtable, art displays and an awards gala.

The Festival will include the opening-night celebration of the film, El Muerto, directed by Brian Cox and produced by Larry Rattner and starring Wilmer Valderrama, Angie Cepeda, Tony Plana, Michael Parks, and Maria Conchita Alonso.  The film El Muerto is based on the successful cult comic book by the film’s Associate Producer, Javier Hernandez who will present a lobby exhibit, “The Art of El Muerto.”  The screening of El Muerto will be followed by the 2007 Rasquache Awards – the Pioneer Award to veteran Latino actor/director/producer Tony Plana currently of Ugly Betty fame and the Trailblazer Award to Wilmer Valderrama of That 70’s Show fame.  Following the Rasquache Awards will be an open air Gala Reception on the beautiful Luckman Fine Arts Complex, Avenue of the Arts.

According to Festival Director John Ramirez, “The festival is especially designed to involve Cal State L.A.’s neighboring communities of East Los Angeles and to bring a broad base of grassroots, professional and academic community members together with U.S. Latino film and video independents and industry representatives.”  Since its inception, the Reel Rasquache Festival has advanced the concept of “East Los Premieres” – films such as this year’s Push, Ladrones y Mentirosos, and The Short Life of José Antonio Gutierrez are being hosted for the first time in East Los Angeles for the public cultural entertainment, enrichment, benefit and convenience of the East Los Angeles communities who are not a target audience for all but three Los Angeles film festivals (Reel Rasquache, Cine Sin Fin and Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza).

Tickets to individual programs are $9 general and $5 for students and seniors. Opening night tickets, which include the film screening, award program and gala reception, are $20 general and $10 for students and seniors.  Day and weekend passes are available.  For details, call (323) 343-4207 or visit www.reelrasquache.org.

The festival’s sponsors include, Cal State L.A., FOX Entertainment Group, SONY Pictures Entertainment, Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus,  Educational Opportunity Program and Carmona Entertainment.

Cost:  $9 general, $5 students/seniors per program; $20 general, $10 students/seniors opening night.  Day and weekend passes available. 
Details: (323) 343-4207, www.reelrasquache.org


NPR'S HINOJOSA WITH NALIP BOARD MEMBER NEGRON-MUNTANER ON PADILLA

Tune in to filmmaker, writer and scholar Frances Negrón-Muntaner talking about the Jose Padilla case with journalist Maria Hinojosa on Hinojosa's NPR show, Latino USA.

They will discuss the great importance of Padilla's case to safeguarding fundamental citizenship rights for all, and why Puerto Rican community leaders have to date not come forth to support Padilla against the arguably illegal actions of the state.

You can listen to the podcast tonight at the NPR website, or listen to the Latino USA Show on Friday. Please check the following listings:

LATINO USA: THE RADIO JOURNAL OF NEWS AND CULTURE

STEREO MAGAZINE FEED: FRIDAY 13:00-13:29 ET (A67.3S)
STEREO MODULAR FEED: FRIDAY 13:30-13:59 ET (A67.3S)

PROMOS FEED AT THE TOP OF THE MODULAR FEED ON FRIDAY AT 13:30 ET (A67.3S)

If you have trouble with this satellite feed, you may download an MPEG file of the program via the web at the following location:
http://www.utexas.edu/coc/kut/latinousa/stationservices/mpeg/

Call Latino USA at (800) 445-4005 if you have any questions or to let us know if you are broadcasting the program.

For more information on Negrón-Muntaner's work, please see www.francesnegronmuntaner.net


ART DIRECTION CLASS TAUGHT BY JUAN CARLOS MALPELI

International Theatrical Art Director and set designer Juan Carlos Malpeli (2003 winner of Bev. Hills Otlk-Opera of the Year, NAACP-Set design) is offering a new class at the famed Lee Straussberg Institute in Los Angeles. The class Experiencing Art Direction takes the student through script analysis, set design, costume, props, and light design. A great class for directors, actors, interior decorators who wish to break into set design and fashion designers who wish to cross over to costuming. The class will allow class participants to find their own artistic inspiration in a completed theatrical presentation. The 12 week course will end with a showcase followed by a Q&A panel for the audience after the performance. Class members will be asked to participate outside of class throughout the school on other productions. Class times are Mondays 7-10pm for registration, questions and further information please call 323-650-7777.


CALL FOR ENTRIES: INDEPENDENT TV FESTIVAL 2007

In July 2006 the ITVFest opened for business and began to alter the way the industry views independent production by exploring television as a true artistic medium.

In its successful inaugural year, the festival hosted more than five thousand industry professionals, giving them the opportunity to experience the finest independent pilots that North America had to offer. The superior work and the support of institutions like Comcast, Current TV, Brightcove and FX proved that the world of independent production is not merely limited to the silver screen. It is in fact a viable platform in which directors, writers and producers can showcase their original visions on the small screen.

Now in its second year, the ITVFest stands poised to once again serve as catalyst for change in the ever-evolving television industry. Creativity is paramount at the ITVFest, and being based in Los Angeles, the hub of television production, the festival provides the people who need to see your work the opportunity to do so.

ITVFest is the festival where innovation, ingenuity and independent television converge.

SUBMISSION:
The ITVF will be accepting submissions of independently produced television pilots in the following categories:
* Drama
* Comedy
* Documentary
* Alternative (Reality, Game Show, Talk Show, etc.)
* Webseries

Submission deadlines for the second annual Independent Television Festival are fast approaching. The regular deadline is May 21st and the late deadline is June 4th.

The second annual ITVFest will be held at Los Angeles's historic Raleigh Studios in July 2007.

For more info visit: www.itvfest.org


"CORAZON BANDIDO" AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE

Seventh Art Entertainment & The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival invite you to attend to the World Premiere of CORAZON BANDIDO

A Film By Héctor H. Kron

When: Tuesday May 22, 7pm
Where: Egyptian Theatre
Guests must RSVP to secure seats at screenings@latinofilm.org
Seating is limited.


"THE OTHER CONQUEST" OPENS IN THEATRES TODAY

The Other Conquest is now in theatres!

Opens in San Diego Friday, May 18th at:
AMC Palm Promenade, 770 Dennery Road , San Diego 92154, (619)428-2389
UA Horton Plaza, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 232-3340
Regal Rancho Del Rey, 1025 Tierra Del Rey, Chula Vista, CA 91910, (619) 216-7601
Regal Escondido Stadium, 350 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025, (760) 291-0119
Calexico 10, 2441 Scaroni Rd, Calexico CA 92231, (760) 357-3369
Oasis Cinemas , 240 Roper Road, Nogales AZ 85621, (520)287-3492

Opens in Tucson Friday, May 18th at:
Oasis Cinemas, 240 Roper Road, Nogales AZ 85621, (520)287-3492
Trans-Lux Desert Sky Cinema, 70 W. Duval Mine Road; Sahaurita AZ 85629, (520) 393-1222

Opens in Phoenix Friday, June 1st at:
Harkins Valley Art Tempe, 509 South Mill Ave, Tempe AZ 85281, (480) 446-7272
AMC Deer Valley, 3033 West Agua Fria Freeway, Phoenix AZ 85027, (623)434-0300
AMC Arizona Center 24 , 455 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 ,(602)307-5371
AMC Ahwatukee 24, 495 East Ray Road, Phoenix AZ 85044, (480)705-4884

To look up a theatre near you please visit: http://www.theotherconquest.com/index.php

About the film:

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.


DEADLINE EXTENDED: IFP NO BORDERS INTERNATIONAL CO-PRO MARKET

The deadline for submissions to the the No Borders International Co-Production Market, a category in the 29th Annual IFP Market, has been extended through Monday, May 21. Details below.

ABOUT THE 29TH ANNUAL IFP MARKET
The IFP Market is a national program connecting projects with financiers, producers & programmers before they’re completed & on the festival circuit. More than 1,000 industry professionals attend the IFP Market for pitch meetings, speed dating meetings, screenings, and social events. Each year approximately 200 projects are invited to participate (50% docs; 50% narrative screenplays) and take one-on-one meetings with potential financing partners or co-producers. In 2006, more than 1,800 pitch meetings were arranged with buyers on behalf of filmmakers. The IFP Market will help you:
* Connect with financiers & producers
* Network with festival programmers
* Meet distributors, broadcasters and sales agents

CATEGORIES
* Emerging Narrative - for writers and writer/directors seeking producers
* No Borders International Co-Production Market - for veteran producers with partial financing seeking additional partners
* Spotlight on Documentaries - for filmmakers in production, post, or with a completed film seeking financing partners, distribution (theatrical & broadcast), and festival invitations

JURIED AWARDS
* $5,000 - Artistic merit for an Emerging Narrative Screenplay
* $10,000 - Best Socially Conscious Documentary presented by The Fledgling Fund
* $10,000 - Emerging Latino Documentarian presented by The Fledgling Fund

FEES / DETAILS:
* $40-$50 to submit / $300-$450 due upon acceptance (depending on section). Go to www.ifp.org for details.
* Acceptance includes full registration to the concurrently run 5-day Filmmaker Conference
* IFP Market takes place: September 16 – 20, 2007, NYC
* Questions: marketreg@ifp.org or call 212.465.8200 x222.


LATINA ACCEPTS LOS ANGELES SENIOR EDITOR POSITION AT CITYSEARCH.COM

Just a note to say I have accepted the role of Los Angeles Senior Editor for Citysearch.com, the web's leading local guide to everything in the city! I am the first Latina to hold this esteemed position. Check me out on the homepage:
http://www.losangeles.citysearch.com

Just in time for the new Citysearch relaunch, I'll help oversee the editorial voice and direction of the L.A. site to give users the inside track on where to eat, shop, drink, dance, play, stay (and everything in between). I'll also be one of the new 'faces' of Citysearch as we begin featuring editorial video.

I will maintain my position as Associate Editor of Clear, the always gorgeous, award-winning international fashion/design mag now in our 6th year of publication.

You can also see me as a featured fashion expert on Style Network's show, "How Do I Look?" and I'll continue to contribute to media outlets specializing in fashion, design, pop culture, music and entertainment.

For anything related to Citysearch, feel free to email me at: mar_yvette@citysearch.com
(Would love to work together!)

 

NALIPSTER NOMINATED FOR ALMA AWARD

The nominations for the Alma awards were announced and of the four nominations in the Outstanding Made-for-TV Documentary Category "Pancho Gonzalez: Warrior of the Court and "Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano" have more than the obvious in common. They are both about incredible American role models, they both exemplify excellence in documentary filmmaking, and they both hold Ernesto Quintero in common. Quintero a director, editor and producer from Lincoln Heights will celebrate if either film takes home the ALMA because he was involved in both. However, the odd thing is that this self-taught multi-talented filmmaker had completely different roles in each.

Quintero produced and edited "Pancho Gonzalez: Warrior of the Court"; a film whose versatile appeal is best exemplified by it's airing on both Spike TV and PBS; two networks whose mission statements for content are practically polar opposites of each other. Also note that Gonzalez surpassed rating records for any documentary to air on Spike TV in 2006.

For the "Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano" documentary Quintero wore his director and DP (Director of Photography) hat. With the challenge of choosing a director for the introduction of the Guerrero documentary who would in two minutes infuse the audience with the vibrancy, warmth and cool of the many decades graced by Guerrero's music, producer Nancy de los Santos (Selena) turned to Quintero.

Of being involved in two of the nominated projects, Quintero says, "To be part of two projects that are about two Chicanos who were the greatest at what they do doesn't get any better for me. Both are huge talents who over their lifelong careers had to fight for their platforms and both have inspired me". "However", Quintero adds, "Telling the story of the greatest tennis player of all time has had its impact on me. As producer and editor, I approach my work with the same intensity Richard approached his game." Like Gonzalez, Quintero is a homegrown Angelino. He was born and raised in the close-knit Latino neighborhood of Lincoln Heights. Lincoln Heights is just 7 miles Southeast of Hollywood but worlds away. Growing up in the soup of this dichotomy and in such proximity of the epicenter of the most influential medium in the world has created a voracious brew within Quintero. "All I want to do is tell stories and tell the best ones possible, the ones that matter, the ones that will inspire a kid to drop his gun and pick up the camera." As a matter of fact, Quintero's story is not so unlike the story of this self-taught tennis player who with nothing but his own conviction grew to be the greatest in his sport. Quintero, a self-taught filmmaker, who after garnering two marks at the Smithsonian from theatre (The Last Angry Brown Hat, Veteranos) could be headed to do similarly within the film medium.

Quintero is currently editing a feature film, "Students Like Us" of which he is also a producer. His production company, Higher Ground Entertainment is working with Hollywood producer David Valdes (Green Mile, Unforgiven) to turn Richard Gonzalez's story into a feature film. Next, Quintero will put the Writer/Director hat on with his feature film about two brothers which will star his real life brother Officer Rick Quintero of Fox's "Good Day LA".

THE ALMA AWARDS AIR TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2007 9/8C ABC

Visit the Website here


NEW TELEVISA NETWORK'S REALITY SHOW SCORED BY NALIPSTER

San Antonio NALIP member Federico Chavez-Blanco is Scoring the TELEVISA's  prime time show "Los Cinco Magnificos,” a reality show, mixture of Cirque du Soleil, Dancing with the Stars and American Idol.

He composes for the weekly choreographies  appearing in the show, a  competition between teams conformed by real  circus stars and media stars, using all kind of  elements, from classical to world music.

You can check Federico's music and Los Cinco Magnificos  video on his website.


NALIPSTER SHORT "AFTERGLOW" EXHIBITED AT CANNES FILM FEST

Nalipster, Louie Olivos, Jr. film, where he portrays a gay mafioso, will be exhibited at the world famous Cannes Film Fesitival, France. The short Afterglow made its world premiere at the New York Film Fesitval last November, 2007.

Louie Olivos, Jr walked the Red Carpet at the Big Apple last winter with this short. Louie's been working- has made 6 shorts and a feature with another Nalipster writer/director, Iris Almaraz. The feature is titled Delusions of Grandeur.

 

UNIVERSAL PACTS WITH MEXICAN TRIO

May 18, 2007 - CANNES (Varieyt) - Universal Pictures and its specialty arm Focus Features have struck a deal to finance and sell a package of five movies to be made by the new independent production banner that's a partnership among the three Mexican filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu.

Moniker for the new venture is cha cha cha.

The five projects, some in Spanish and some in English, will include directorial efforts from each of the three partners, as well as movies from writer-directors Carlos Cuaron and Rodrigo Garcia. Creative control of the projects will remain with the filmmakers.

Universal will fully finance and co-own the five movies with the slate, which funded its own development of the projects. The combined budget of the slate is around $100 million.

Focus will handle international sales, with North American rights to be sold separately by the company, "as appropriate" for each individual film.

Focus Intl. has started pre-sales in Cannes on the first of these, Carlos Cuaron's "Rudo y Cursi," starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna. Pic is in pre-production. The other four projects have already been identified, but have yet to be announced.

In a joint statement, Alfonso Cuaron, del Toro and Inarritu said, "We are proud to be not only part of the world cinema community, but also students of it. Universal and Focus are affording us a safe haven to keep doing the work we love as well as nurture other filmmakers."

Universal chairman Marc Shmuger, co-chairman David Linde and Focus CEO James Schamus said, "These extraordinarily gifted friends and colleagues have made some of the most essential films in recent years. Everyone at Universal is honored to be helping bring these productions to a global audience."

Films made by the three partners, including their most recent works "Children of Men," "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Babel," have received 24 Oscar nominations and grossed over $1 billion worldwide (although the lion's share of that figure is accounted for by Cuaron's "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"). Story Online here


UNIVISION ANNOUNCES 30 NEW PROGRAMS

May 17, 2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - A miniseries inspired by Jennifer Lopez's new album and a Spanish version of "Desperate Housewives" are among 30 new programs announced by Spanish-language TV network Univision for the new season. "Como Ama una Mujer (How a Woman Loves)" will be based on Lopez's Spanish-language album of the same title, the network announced Wednesday. The "rich experience (of recording the album) was that it took to me to writing this story," the 38-year-old singer-actress said. The album was mainly produced by her husband, singer Marc Anthony. Other programs announced by Univision Communications Inc. include "RBD: La Familia," a miniseries on the successful Mexican pop group that will provide fans with a look into the band members' daily lives; "Los 5 Magnificos (The 5 Magnificent Ones)," a reality show about life in a circus; and the soap operas "Pasion," a story of love and adventure during the age of pirates, and "Muchachitas Como Tu (Little Girls Like You)," which will explore themes related to teens. Full Story here


CANNES ROLLS OUT RED CARPET

May 16, 2007 - CANNES (Variety) - Fest organizers made good on their promise to surprise attendees at the 60th annual Cannes event, with an opening night that was elegant, eclectic and eccentric - and filled with a generous side order of glitz and good vibes. The opening night attraction, Wong Kar Wai's "My Blueberry Nights," was accompanied by the usual pomp and glamour: Arriving guests drew a paparazzi frenzy before they were greeted at the top of the red-carpet stairs by fest honchos Gilles Jacob, Thierry Fremaux and Catherine Demier, while lines of uniformed guards stood in rigid attendance. Audience reaction was split on the film, but that was a marked improvement from the grumpy reaction to last year's more Hollywood-centric opener, "The Da Vinci Code." The movie was preceded by a ceremony that included a brief speech by 98-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira, whom mistress of ceremonies Diane Kruger pointed out is the last living director to have worked in silent films. The vet filmmaker said, in French, that he was "very happy to open this prestigious and still very young film festival." Full Story here


DIAZ, KUTCHER HIT JACKPOT IN "VEGAS"

May 15, 2007 - (Variety) - Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher are rolling the dice together on romantic comedy "What Happens in Vegas" for 20th Century Fox. Director Julian Farino ("Entourage") is looking to helm from a script by Dana Fox. Penn Station's Dean Georgaris and Mosaic Media's Michael Aguilar are producing the comedy, which teams Diaz and Kutcher for the first time. Set in Sin City, story revolves around two people who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery, with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. Unhappy pair try to undermine each other and get their hands on the money - falling in love along the way. Full Story here


CBS ADDS SIZZLE TO SCHEDULE

May 14, 2007 - NEW YORK (Variety) - CBS is looking to add a little sizzle to its 2007-08 schedule with dramas of a decidedly different sort than the Eye has offered in the past, including the musical "Viva Laughlin" and a vampire drama. Dramas getting the call Monday morning included the high-profile "Laughlin," the remake of the BBC series "Viva Blackpool!" from Sony Pictures TV, BBC Worldwide Prods. and CBS Paramount Network TV. Scribe Bob Lowry and Hugh Jackman are among the exec producers. "Moonlight" (formerly known as "Twilight") revolves around a private eye who happens to be a vampire and his struggles with the downside of immortality. Show, written by Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow, hails from Warner Bros. Television and is exec produced by Joel Silver. The adventures of 1970s-era partner-swapping swingers is the focus of another hour getting the nod from CBS, "Swingtown," produced by CBS Par Network TV. "Cane" (formerly known as untitled Cynthia Cidre project), from CBS Par and ABC Studios, revolves around a powerful Latino family in South Florida. Full Story here


VIVA CINEMA OFFERS NEW PERSPECTIVE

May 15, 2007 - JACKSONVILLE (The Florida Times-Union) - Maybe the roll started with Like Water for Chocolate. Or maybe it continued with The Motorcycle Diaries, and Maria, Full of Grace, or last year's hit film, Pan's Labyrinth. In any case, Spanish-language and Spanish-produced films are captivating more audiences and imaginations, said Susan Duss, director of Viva Cinema, the Spanish film segment of the Jacksonville Film Festival. Festival organizers want more Jacksonville folks to be in that audience, she said. "This is the fourth year that we've shown the Spanish films," Duss told me. "There were several factors in this. First of all, there aren't a great variety of Spanish films at the multiplexes here, and we thought this would be a great way to connect the general movie-going public to the richness of Spanish films. "We also thought of people in the diaspora, the Spanish-speaking people who have been here for many years, and how it would also be a way to help them share their culture ... And last, we also thought about the area's heritage, and how the Spanish flag once flew over Jacksonville, and the fact that St. Augustine was founded by the Spanish..." If all goes as planned the film festival - which begins tomorrow and lasts through Sunday - of Spanish cinema will probably do more to help people connect with Spanish cultures and voices of today than the past. Full Story here


NINE STORIES: MONOLOGUES EMOTIONAL, UPLIFTING

May 5, 2007 - EL PASO (El Paso Times) - Former El Pasoan Adriana Garza will bring her unique theatrical performance, "The Art of Being," for two presentations today at the Fox Fine Arts Center, UTEP. Through the earnest monologues of nine actors, including Garza, a working actress for 10 years, she expects to take the audience through a journey of emotions. "Each of them (actors) is telling their story about themselves -- it's a moment in the life experience of these actors," she said in a telephone interview from Los Angeles. Garza said the monologues are interlaced through the ups and downs and hopes that all people experience. Ultimately, she hopes people leave uplifted and believing in themselves. "I hope people leave the theater with hope, honoring your individuality and grateful at the end of day for who you are," she said. Garza developed the work after arriving at a point in her life where she wasn't getting the kind of work she had envisioned. Initially, she began writing about her own experience and what she wanted to say about the acting industry. Full Story here

 

PROGRAMS MANAGER AT CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

The California Council for the Humanities seeks a programs manager for its San Francisco office. The programs manager will have key responsibilities for the California Documentary Project, a program to support film and radio documentaries, and will contribute to the development and management of other CCH programs.

We are looking for someone with a passion for public cultural programming and broad experience with grant making, program development, fundraising, project management and evaluation. Applicants should have a strong background in the humanities. Experience in the field of film and radio documentaries is also desired. The programs manager is based in San Francisco, but will be expected to travel.

Duties

The programs manager works to develop, implement and manage CCH programs. Reporting to the associate executive director, the programs manager is responsible for:

1. Managing California Documentary Project grant programs. Coordinates development and revision of guidelines and application materials, outreach plan and marketing, and review process involving CCH board. Participates in staff review and evaluation. Conducts outreach activities and assists applicants with proposal preparation (budget and narrative). Monitors funded projects within region.

2. Representing CCH, serving as a liaison with regional cultural, scholarly and philanthropic institutions and organizations, as well as with the general public by organizing and attending meetings, making presentations, and participating in events where a CCH presence is desired.

3. Participating in ongoing program development, implementation, fundraising, marketing and evaluation work of CCH along with other colleagues.

4. Working on special projects as assigned by the associate executive director.

Qualifications

* Experience with program development, implementation, and management,
particularly cultural or educational programs.
* Strong organization skills and the ability to carry out assignments
independently.
* Excellent analytical skills.
* Ability to grasp the big picture as well as the details.
* Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse
backgrounds, interests, and educational levels both orally and in writing.
* Knowledge of film and radio documentary field desired.
* Background in documentary work desired.
* Strong interest in/passion for public humanities/cultural
programming.
* Willingness to travel.

The mission of the California Council for the Humanities (CCH) is to foster understanding between people and encourage their engagement in community life through the public use of the humanities. The Council has supported and created programs that bring Californians together around their history and culture since 1975. For more information, visit www.californiastories.org

Salary Range: $42,000 - $48,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

CCH is an equal opportunity employer.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to: Programs Manager Position California Council for the Humanities jobs@calhum.org


EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AT HOBOKEN WEST DIGITAL MEDIA

Hoboken West Digital Media is seeking an Executive Assistant.

Executive Assistant – Performs administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors. Duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, filing, and faxing. Extensive software skills are required, as well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills. Staff in this category also may have the title of department assistant, coordinator, or associate.

  • Maintains a filing system for records, reports and other documents.
  • Maintains files, prepares, and transcribes correspondence, obtains appropriate signature where necessary.
  • Completes inquiry forms; analyzes, resolves, and distributes for resolution; prepares various forms and documentation upon request.
  • Sorts and distributes incoming mail; prepares outgoing mail with necessary postage; sends and receives e-mail.
  • Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with department activities, which may include a typewriter, copy machine, or fax.
  • Coordinates daily, weekly, and monthly schedules; schedules daily meeting and appointments.
  • Responsible for scheduling travel arrangements.
  • Scheduling Telephone calls.

TO APPLY: Plase send a cover letter and resume to Jamez Palacio at jamez@hobokenw.com. No calls please.


CREATURE FEATURE SCRIPTS WANTED - SCI-FI & HORROR

The Skeleton Factory is looking for completed creature feature screenplays, either in the sci-fi or horror genres.

The budget will not exceed 1 million. We are only looking for non-WG writers.

Our credits include: 'Mr. Jingles,' 'The Remake,' 'They Must Eat,' 'Lurking Terror,' and 'Biker Zombies.'

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: dyz44wjbx3
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.


PRODUCTION COMPANY SEEKS INFO ON OLMOS, PEOPLE IMPACTED BY HIM

LOOKING FOR a copy of Edward James Olmos’ documentary LIVES IN HAZARD and individuals who have heard him speak.

We are a production company working on a documentary about Edward James Olmos and his activist background  with gang prevention and rehabilitation. We are currently looking for an organizations or individual who might have the NBC produced documentary LIVES IN HAZARD directed by Susan Todd  in 1994 about gangs and Edward James Olmos’ activism toward this case.

Also, we are looking for people who are ex-gang members or men/women whose lives were touched and impacted by attending one of  Edward James Olmos’ talks about gang prevention and intervention. If you have pictures or video footage, even better!

Please send an email to: abla@promofilmus.com

 

 

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