Latino TV Eyes Political Windfall

By Anna Marie De La Fuente, Variety

With Latinos now accounting for approximately 10% of the U.S. electorate, Hispanic media -- led by Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Espanol (CNNE) and NuvoTV -- are hoping to see a bigger share of ad spending for the coming presidential election than they did in 2008, when the Obama and McCain campaigns allotted a paltry 1% of their ad budgets to Spanish-language spots.

Traditional ad buyers are already laying out more to target Latinos. "Companies are now setting aside 7% to 10% -- some even 20% of their total ad budgets -- for Latino media," says Enrique Perez, Telemundo's senior vice president of sales and marketing.


Despite Supreme Court SB 1070 Ruling, Climate Of Fear Persists In Arizona

By Cristina Costantini and Janell Ross, The Huffington Post

On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down three key portions of a polarizing Arizona immigration law, but upheld the most controversial part of the bill requiring law enforcement to check the legal status of individuals suspected of being in the country illegally. Opponents of the bill argue that the court's decision leaves some people - including U.S. citizens who happen to have the hair, eye and skin colors most often associated with the appearance of undocumented immigrants - open to legalized police harassment and intimidation.


Call for Entries: Petaluma International Film Festival

Petaluma International Film Festival, a showcase for the independent feature and short films from around the world, is inviting the filmmakers from all over the world to submit their films for its 4th annual event taking place in October 2012 in Petaluma, California. There is NO entry fee. Submission deadline is August 15, 2012.


NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo, July 7-10 in Las Vegas

In 2012, for the very first time, Las Vegas will host the NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo from July 7 through July 10! The NCLR Annual Conference has consistently been the gathering location for Latino leaders, influencers, business leaders, elected officials, and community organizers in the country....

Deadline Approaching: IDA Documentary Awards

The July 6 submission deadline is approaching for the 28th annual IDA Awards. The IDA Documentary Awards is the foremost event dedicated to the art of documentary film. All winners will be honored at the IDA Documentary Awards Gala in Los Angeles, December 7, 2012....


Charlie Sheen Cast As U.S. President in 'Machete' Sequel
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Charlie Sheen is in negotiations to play the U.S. president in Machete Kills, director Robert Rodriguez's sequel to his Grindhouse action movie Machete. Rodriguez is currently in production on the sequel, which once again stars Danny Trejo as Machete and includes Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara and Zoe Saldana. READ MORE

'Brave' Goes Latin with Spanish Animator Ramiro Lopez Dau
(Fox News Latino) - Spanish illustrator Ramiro Lopez Dau brings Disney/Pixar's newest flick 'Brave' to life by taking audiences on a wild adventure with a princess living in a medieval Scotland castle who struggles to see eye to eye with her demanding mother queen. READ MORE



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

Managing Director of Communications, ITVS (SF)
The position serves as an integral member of the senior management team, overseeing a staff of 10 spread across the promotions/marketing and interactive/social media units to develop and execute ITVS's multi-platform communications strategy. ...


Paco de Onis' Film 'Granito' Premiering on POV

Pamela Yates and NALIP member Paco de Onis' film Granito: How To Nail A Dictator will have its broadcast premiere June 28, 2012 at 10:00pm on P.O.V. on PBS (check local listings to confirm time and channel). 

Granito: How To Nail A Dictator is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. In Granito our characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death in the present.

Chelo Alvarez-Stehle's Projects Featured on Human Trafficking Report

A recent news report "California Targets Human Trafficking" by Voice of America, broadcast worldwide on TV and radio, features NALIP member Chelo Alvarez-Stehle's (LPA 2008) Sands of Silence documentary and SOS_SLAVES social impact game project as well as survivor Virginia Isaias' Fundación de Supervivientes de Tráfico Humano, which she founded as a consequence of her participation in the documentary.

Watch the 2:45 min. clip and read the news piece here.

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