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An Interview with Gerardo Naranjo, Director of Miss Bala

By Jennifer Wilson for Film Independent.  Gerardo Naranjo’s third feature film, Miss Bala, dares to take on a very weighty subject—the pervasive violence perpetrated on ordinary citizens all over Mexico by drug cartels.  Set in Tijuana, newcomer Stephanie Sigman stars as Laura, a young woman trying to escape an impoverished existence by participating in a beauty page...
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Call for Films: Center for Mexican American Studies & Research Conference

The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASR) seeks original or previously-screened short films - ranging from 10-45 minutes - for its 9th Annual Conference. The film festival will be held on March 22, 2012 on the campus of Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas. The film festival aims to enhance awareness and exposure to the experiences of both the Mexican Am...
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Dora the Explorer Returns With New Voice, Guest Stars

Nickelodeon invites kids to join Dora and Boots on brand-new interactive adventures during a special premiere week, Monday, Jan. 30 – Friday, Feb. 3, at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT).  The week of new episodes will feature Andy Garcia as the voice of famed literary character, Don Quixote, and Jason Alexander as the voice of a greedy owl.  The premiere week kicks off a new season (season 7...
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Deadline Approaching: Nickelodeon Writer's Script Review

Calling all writers! For its 19th Annual event, The San Diego Latino Film Festival will be offering a special opportunity for wordsmiths everywhere! World famous television channel Nickelodeon is offering a unique chance for talented writers to have their work critiqued by industry professionals. Submissions must be received by February 1, 2012. Click here for details....
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Call for Submssions: The Sundance Documentary Fund

The Sundance Documentary Fund is very competitive, generally receiving between 1500 and 2000 applications per year and making some 40-60 awards annually. A panel of film professionals and human rights experts conduct a review of each docket. Proposals are evaluated on effective storytelling, originality, artistic approach, global relevance and timeliness, and potential for social engagem...
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INDUSTRY BUZZ

Amazon Weighs Competitor to Netflix
(New York Post) - Amazon is weighing a move to beef up the Web retailer's video-streaming service - possibly carving it out as a standalone, subscription-based operation. read more

Oscar Nominations 2012: Life Keeps Getting 'Better' for Demian Bichir
(The Envelope) - Demian Bichir, the Mexican actor, best known to U.S. audiences from Showtime's "Weeds," on Tuesday received an Oscar lead actor nomination for his role in "A Better Life." read more

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HOT JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

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Producer for Feature Film
Searching for a producer/producing partner to sign onto my first feature film "Dear Dios," which I wrote and plan on directing ...
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Tina D'Marco Featured in Red Tails


Mexican-American actress Tina D'Marco is featured in the recently released George Lucas blockbuster film Red Tails. Tina was thrilled to be directed by Lucas himself as director Anthony Hemingway had gone on to other directorial commitments at the time of re-shoots. One of only two women in the film, Tina plays mother to the female love interest, "Sofia" played by the lovely Daniela Ruah (NCIS-LA)....
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Marita De La Torre Starring in Short at Santa Barbara Film Fest


Cans At Dawn (Botes Al Amanecer) directed by Nikki Roberts and starring NALIP member Marita De La Torre will screen as part of the Shorts Program 3 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Feb. 3. Marita De La Torre will be present for the Feb. 3 screening.  ...
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