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NALIP 2012 Actorfest Studio at Universal Studios!

Don't miss the NALIP 2012: Diverse Voices, Universal Content Actorfest Studio! A special Latino edition of BackStage's Actorfest! Join us for an exciting day of engaging workshops, conversations, and networking opportunities with casting, acting, and auditioning professionals, including workshops from SAG, AFTRA, and NALIP executives!

Panels this year include "How To Create a Fantastic Demo Reel," "Demystifying the Audition Process," "How to Create, Produce, and Star In Your Own Webisodes," "Breaking Into Hosting" and more!...

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NHMC Announces Honorees of its 15th Impact Awards Gala

The National Hispanic Media Coalition, NHMC, announces its 15th Annual Impact Awards Gala, recognizing outstanding contributions to the positive portrayal of Latinos in media, taking place Friday, February 24, in Beverly Hills. This year’s Impact Awards will honor onscreen talents Cesar Millan, Benjamin Bratt, Michelle Rodriguez, Efren Ramirez, and Aubrey Plaza; director Chris Weitz; and music artist Taboo....
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Latinos Missing in Action on Sunday Morning Network Talk Shows

Hispanics are the nation's largest and fastest-growing minority group, at 50.5 million or just over 16 percent of the population. Their presence has altered the political and economic landscape of this country. From March to November of 2010, a total of 380 guests and commentators participated in ABC This Week, CBS Face the Nation, FOX News Sunday, and NBC Meet the Press. Only 12 of these were Hispanic.
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Call for Submissions: IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs

IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs are a year-long fellowship supporting independent filmmakers when they need it most: through the completion, marketing, and distribution of their first features. Lab submission is open to all first-time documentary and narrative feature directors with films in post-production....
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Pragda's Spanish Film Club Grants for Universities

A new initiative by Pragda, Spanish Film Club offers grants to help universities bring the very best in contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema to campuses hoping to introduce students to the language and cultures of these territories. The inventive model allows universities to select a minimum of five films from a catalogue of 20 new titles to create a film festival on campus....
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INDUSTRY BUZZ

How to Make an Oscar-Nominated Animated Film for Adults
(The Wall Street Journal) - Fernando Trueba's "Chico & Rita" is a celebration of Havana and its music in the late 1940s that marks the Spanish director's first foray into animation. READ MORE


Lubezki Nabs Top Prize at ASC Awards
(Variety) - In a continuation of his awards dominance in feature cinematography this year, Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki ("The Tree of Life") nabbed the top prize at the 26th annual ASC Awards. READ MORE


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HOT JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Visit the NALIP Job Opportunities page for all the latest listings.

Seeking Scripts With Only Two Main Characters
Production company seeking completed feature-length scripts that feature only two main cast members and few (if any) extras. Prefer horror or thriller. ...
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BlackPublicMedia.org Digital Media Arts Fellowship (NYC)
The BlackPublicMedia.org Digital Media Arts Fellowship is a 12-week full-time immersive next-media training program designed to provide emerging producers of African descent a foothold in new/multi-platform careers in the digital arts. ...
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The Million-Dollar Screenwriting Workshop at the NALIP 2012 National Conference, Register Now!


Writer/Director-Producer and author of 28 screenplays Chris Soth presents a technique of story design that is unique, easy to understand and easy to do. Come and learn The Mini Movie Method, a powerful tool for writers, directors and producers. It turns writing into an effortless, step-by-step process. An exclusive opportunity for NALIP 2012 Conference attendees!

Don't wait and register now at www.nalip.org/nalip2012
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President Obama Receives Claudia Acosta's Doc 'It Is Rocket Science in Presidio'


The short documentary It Is Rocket Science in Presidio, produced by NALIP member Claudia Acosta and directed by Academy and Emmy Award winning director Nigel Nobel, was given to President Obama by the film's featured students at the White House Science Fair last week. The film is about a Texas border town physics teacher and her students' unprecedented success in national science and rocketry competitions.

The film's world premiere will take place on Saturday Feb. 25th at 7:00pm at the 2nd Annual Rose Marine Latino Film Festival
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