May 24, 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.


Broadway’s Hit Comedy Scheduled for Friday, June 22
at Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood, CA

Rick Najera’s hit comedy LATINOLOGUES has been added to the 2007 Latino Laugh Festival for a performance on Friday June 22, 2007 at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Latinologues is a hilarious compilation of sharp comedic monologues about Latino life in America, written, created and directed for stage by award winning sketch comedy writer/actor Rick Najera. All proceeds of the 2007 Latino Laugh Festival will benefit First Star, a non-profit organization that works to improve change in the U.S. child welfare system to increase the level of protection and support all children deserve.

The three-day Latino Laugh Festival, hosted by George Lopez, will present the best Latino comedians in the industry such as Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias and will feature more than twenty-five performances at eight prime venues. Latinologues, a sketch comedy sensation, which recently ran on Broadway directed by Cheech Marin, is the only Latino showcase of its kind in America with a rotating cast.

Rick Najera and LATINOLOGUES will perform on Friday June 22 @ 8:00 p.m. at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre (1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028). Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Additional information can be found at The 2007 Latino Laugh Festival is presented in association with Time Warner Cable of Southern California. For more information on Rick Najera or Latinologues, visit


Host: Yazmin Ortiz
Location: Cannes Film Festival Palais
Lower Level, Cannes, France, AL
When: Friday, May 25, 5:00pm

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner Premiere of Shattered Dance.

If you happen to be attending the festival, I would love to have you check out my film.

Much love,
Yazmin Ortiz
Blind Ambition Films


Hola Amigos!

"El Morro", a collection of music cues for film and TV has just been released to itunes and emusic. Recorded in Puerto Rico and produced by Nathan Duvall from Howling Entertainment in association with Dave Resnik and Tamaris Canals from Lunatica Productions, El Morro features a 60-piece choir directed by William Rivera at Bellas Artes de Caguas and a wonderful percussion session recorded al Alfa Recordings.

Already the cue "Fire" could be heard on the Finale Promo of ABC TV's hit series "LOST". Other cues will soon be heard in theaters.

Thanks to all the people involved.
Tamaris Canals

Lunatica Productions (787) 602-9308



Kevin Estrada’s first music video, “The Song Remains UnNamed” by SILENT CIVILIAN, makes its premiere this Saturday night (5/26) on MTV2 Headbanger's Ball at 8pm (E), 11pm (P).

Kevin got his start in music as a photographer, taking pictures of such artists as BECK, THE RAMONES, JOHNNY CASH, NIRVANA, DEPECHE MODE, THE CURE, and JANES ADDICTION, just to name a few.

Kevin recently completed two more videos (Cinder Road - EMI Records) and As Blood Runs Black (Mediaskare Records), and will be directing another music video this Sunday for The Dear & Departed (Warner Bros Records).

Kevin has just signed on with MTV Award Winner, Thomas Mignone's company, Doom, Inc.

Log onto to to view some of Kevin’s photography.



Network Increases Primetime Audience by Over 40% Among Hispanic Adults 18-34 and Hispanic Adults 18-49

May 23, 2007 - MIAMI (BusinessWire) - Capitalizing on TeleFutura's momentum of increasing audience delivery, the Network delivered strong audience gains through the first 26 days of the 2007 May Sweeps period in Primetime vs. the previous May sweep among Hispanic Adults 18-49 (+14%), Hispanic Women 18-49 (+4%), Hispanic Men 18-49 (+20%) and Hispanic Men 18-34 (+9%). This impressive May sweeps performance caps off a record-breaking 2006-2007 season where TeleFutura delivered its highest broadcast season performance ever among Hispanic Adults 18-49, Hispanic Adults 18-34, Hispanic Persons 2+ and Hispanic Households. In the 2006-2007 broadcast season, TeleFutura increased its overall Primetime audience by +42% among Hispanic Adults 18-49, +41% among Hispanic Adults 18-34, +27% among Hispanic Persons 2+ and +22% among Hispanic Households, vs. the 2005-2006 broadcast season. Full Story here



Are you the new face of In the Life?

In the Life, the pioneer gay and lesbian newsmagazine on public television is launching its 16th season premiere this October and we’re looking for a new on-camera host.

An individual who is passionate about LGBT culture, issues and our community.

As the face of In the Life you must have a comfortable on-camera presence and be experienced reading from a teleprompter. You will become the regular host of our monthly show, and part of the ITL family involved in press and attending events surrounding the show and the organization.   Applicants should be from the greater NYC area. 

A three-time Emmy Award nominee, In the Life blends news, culture and bold commentary offering a look inside LGBT life. The show launched in 1992 and is the longest running, national gay-themed program on TV. Now in its 15th season, In the Life is broadcast on over 200 public television stations nationwide, reaching 70 million US households. Headquartered in New York City, In the Life is produced by In The Life Media, Inc., a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) member-supported educational corporation.

Please e-mail your resume and headshot to Auditions will be held on June 8th and June 14th.  Each slot will be 15 minutes in length.  In order to best accommodate you we will schedule the auditions so please provide a contact number that you may be reached at to confirm your slot.


Jose Luis Orbegozo, NALIP Screenwriters Lab alumni and Columbia University M.F.A. writer-director, is looking for a Producer to submit his feature screenplay SAINT CARLOS OF GOWANUS to the NALIP Latino Producers Academy and to attend the workshop if accepted. The application is due on June 11th. "Producer 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 Academy will take place on August 7 – 17, 2007 in Tucson, AZ. For more information about the program visit:

SAINT CARLOS OF GOWANUS, a Faculty Selects script at the 2007 Columbia University Screenwriting Competition, tells the story of an indigenous boy from Ecuador who can heal people with his hands. See a synopsis of the story at the bottom of this message.

PRODUCER QUALIFICATIONS: • Prior experience as a feature or short film producer and/or production manager for at least three years • Proven ability as a creative thinker capable of formulating, communicating, and overseeing the implementation of a strategic vision • Great communication skills, attention to detail, able to meet deadlines and to work closely with others • Positive attitude is essential • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to multi-task and have experience interacting with business executives • Well-developed financial oversight and budgetary skills are required • Spanish language background is a plus.

For more information about Jose Luis Orbegozo's most recent project visit

If interested and available for meetings in New York City, please email your resume and a cover letter with your qualifications and interest in this collaboration to Subject: PRODUCER. Please also provide at least 2 references from previous projects.

SAINT CARLOS OF GOWANUS (coming-of-age drama) Screenplay by Jose Luis Orbegozo and Michael Niederman *Columbia University Faculty Selects Screenplay 2007 ** NALIP Screenwriters Lab Screenplay 2006


Don't call it Magic. Little Carlos wouldn't.

Little Carlos can heal the sick with his hands. But is this power a blessing or a curse? After the death of his wise Grandma Rosa, Carlos is left on his own to understand why he has been given this gift. As the adults in his life, including the self-serving Pentecostal preacher Santino, and Jorge, his conflicted father, try to influence him, Carlos must travel far from his home, a tiny Ecuadorian town, to a foreign land called New York City, to discover the answers of his past and to find a path for his future.


Looking for Spanish speaking PA for documentary series. Must be fully bilingual and have experience in TV production including research, clearances (music and video), good phone and people skills. Position is paid and for 4 weeks. Starts ASAP.

TO APPLY: please send resume's to:
Anayansi Prado
Executive Producer
Voces de Cambio
PROMOFILM/Discovery En Espanol



First Impression Entertainment is looking for funny/creative/edgy writers or actor/writers for skits to be produced specifically for the internet sites like YOU TUBE and others.

We will review the material, select the actors and shoot the project. The ideas/scripts must be 3-5 min in length and original. Parodies are great (SNL, MAD TV, Etc.) - the wackier the better.

There is pay, rate is negotiable.

TO SUBMIT: email your inquiry, or logline and/or script to Jon Pirincci at:


You DON'T need to be able to sing - you just need to know the words!

Are you good with lyrics? If so, you could WIN $1,000,000!!!

We are looking for FUN and INTERESTING contestants who know the lyrics to the biggest hits. This is NOT a talent contest, and you don't need to be a good singer; however, you must be willing to SING YOUR HEART OUT!

Do you think you'll be great for the show? We'd love to meet you!

We are looking for people 18 years & up. So, if your wacky granny knows lyrics have her apply also!

This is for L.A., San Diego, & Las Vegas

Examples of songs:
"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
"Piano Man" by Billy Joel
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
"Sexy Back" by Justin Timberlake
"Beat It" by Michael Jackson
"Since You Have Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkston
"Start Me up" by The Rolling Stones

TO SUBMIT: email ALL the information requested below to:

1. Full Name
2. Age
3. City and State
4. Occupation
5. Contact Phone #
6. Email address
7. Recent Photo and/or myspace url (if you have one)


Big Deal Pictures - Egypt

We are looking for completed feature-length action/adventure screenplays that are set in Egypt, with stories in the vein of 'Raiders of the Lost Arc' or 'The Mummy.' Submissions must be family friendly, i.e. garnering a PG or PG-13 rating.

Budget will not exceed $15 million. WGA and non-WGA writers may submit.

Our credits include '16 Blocks' and 'Scorched.'

1. Please go to
2. Enter your email address (you will be signing up for InkTip's newsletter - FREE!)
3. Copy/Paste this code: 6mygn9jr8n
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.


I have a 13 minutes short about a guy who falls for a mysterious Latina windshield cleaner in a street corner.

This is a great opportunity for a composer who is trying to build his/ her demo –reel, because I intend to send the short to various short festivals, especially in those who focus on Latino markets.

For now it has music from known artists, but I don't have the "rights" nor the willing to leave it like that. If necessary, I might re-edit the short according to your musical proposal…

Please contact me if you are interested via e-mail and I'll give you all the details and the link to the website where you can watch it and see if you like it! It has no dialogues, only a narrative voice over so that is why the MUSIC is very important.

Thank you in advance,


Credo Design is a boutique design studio headed by three Latin creative types. Our focus is on designing websites for FILMMAKERS, FASHION DESIGNERS, and ARTISTS.

In an effort to help our fellow Latinos make a professional impression on the web, we are offering NALIP members 50% off our web design services. If you have been longing for a Flash based website but haven’t been able to afford one, we can help you. You can have a full on Flash based website with your film trailers for less than $1000. If you are ready to step up from your MySpace page, give us a call or send us an email at: We are a group of creative individuals who want to help other creative individuals achieve their goals. Visit our website to take a look at some of our work.

Suerte Nalipsters,
Credo Design
tel:(310) 721-7001




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Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
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Temple City, CA 91780


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