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PBS Moving 'Independent Lens' and 'POV' to Monday Night

By Elizabeth Jensen, The New York Times

Just weeks after hundreds of independent filmmakers protested a scheduling change for two award-winning independent film series on PBS, the broadcaster said Wednesday that it would move both series, "Independent Lens" and "POV," to a Monday night slot and begin promotional efforts to recover viewers who were lost this season. The average number of viewers for new episodes of "Independent Lens" dropped 39 percent from October 2011 through March, after the show was bumped from the Tuesday night schedule.
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Deadline Approaching: NBCUniversal Short Cuts Festival

The June 1 submission deadline is approaching for NBCUniversal's 7th annual Short Cuts Festival, a unique showcase of shorts and videos produced with a diverse production team, cast or theme. Short Cuts provides creative individuals of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to get their materials in front of industry agents, managers, producers, and key decision makers from the entire NBCUniversal family....
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Call for Submissions: Roy W. Dean Summer Grant

The Roy W. Dean Summer Grant valued at $30,000.00 is taking applications from documentaries, shorts and low budget features from now until June 30, 2012.  We want films that are unique and make a contribution to society....
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Hola Mexico Film Festival, May 24-30 in LA

The 2012 Hola Mexico Film Festival returns for the fourth consecutive year to Los Angeles California with the theme: ¡Adiós Clichés! ¡Hola México!; showcasing an array of feature length and short films by Mexican directors and film production companies. The festival takes place at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, California from May 24th to 30th....
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INDUSTRY BUZZ

Eugenio Derbez Interview: Lost in Translation
(CineMovie.tv) - Eugenio Derbez is the indisputable king of comedy in Mexico, but the crossover star of 'Girl in Progress' and "┬íRob!" admits he hasn't quite conquered the comedy in the English-language. READ MORE


Andy Garcia Partners with Anchor Bay for 'Admissions'
(The Wrap) - Anchor Bay Film has partnered with Andy Garcia's CineSon productions for the upcoming romantic comedy 'Admissions,' in a deal announced at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. READ MORE


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HOT JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

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

Director of Photography for Music Video on May 21 (Atlanta)
Looking for director of photography to shoot a music video in Atlanta. Preferably someone with own equipment. Must be local. Shooting on Monday, May 21st.  ...
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Patricia Martinez de Velasco's 'Aqui Entre Nos' Screening at Hola Mexcio Film Festival


NALIP 2012 Estela Award winner Patricia Martinez de Velasco's feature film Aqui Entre Nos will be screening at the Hola Mexico Film Festival in Los Angeles on Sun., May 27 at 4:30pm and Wed., May 30, at 7:30pm. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. A Q&A with the director and some of the cast and crew will follow the film. Click here for details.

The story is about Rodolfo Guerra, father of three daughters, who wakes up one morning and decides not to go to work; he is tired of being mistreated by his wife. In that one day in which the family routine is broken, Rodolfo opens his eyes and realizes that he is a perfect stranger in his own home.  Rodolfo knows that he is risking his job, yet he still takes the time to put the puzzle pieces together to discover many unknown truths that are present among his daily life.
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Juan Sotelo's Short Wins at 48 Hours Sacramento


NALIP member Juan Sotelo, a managing partner of independent film company Film Antics, won the award for "Outstanding Comedy 48 Hour Film 2012" at the Sacramento International Film Festival, for his film Stare Straight Crew.

The fiction short is an inside look at the wacky world of rival Staring champions as they train for the next World Championship and the affection of their Master guru.
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