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Call for Submissions: 2013 Spirit Awards

Film Independent is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Spirit Awards, set for its traditional pre-Oscar Saturday, February 23. The regular submission deadline is Tuesday, September 18, with the final deadline on Tuesday, October 16. Submission requirements, the official rules and regulations, frequently asked questions and the online submission form can all be found on SpiritAwards.com....
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Can MundoFox Reproduce Fox's Success - en Espanol?

By Tim Molloy, TheWrap

Twenty-six years ago, Fox emerged from nowhere to give audiences something they didn't even know they were missing: an alternative to the Big 3 networks that once dominated broadcasting. MundoFox premiered Monday with hopes of doing the same thing - but in Spanish.

The network hopes to find a niche by emulating U.S. programming in every way except the language in which it is delivered.
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Call for Entries: International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

The 2nd Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is now accepting submissions. The IPRHFF will feature films on the subject of Puerto Rico, its people, including those in the Diaspora, or that have a Puerto Rican in a key production role. The festival will take place from November 16-18, 2012 in New York City.
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WGAW Decries Verizon-Comcast Deal

By Nikki Finke, Deadline.com

The Writers Guild West has issued a statement on today's decisions by both the FCC and the Obama Administration's Justice Department to bless that Verizon cable deal with Comcast. Consumer advocates say this pretty much ends prospects that cable and phone companies will vigorously compete in wired and wireless broadband.
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Writers With Disabilities Committee Presents Free Screening of 'Musical Chairs,' Sept. 13 in LA

WGAW presents a screening of Musical Chairs, a romantic tale of two New Yorkers, Armando Ortiz, from the Bronx, and Mia Franklin, from the Upper East Side, and their unlikely meeting. The story tells how the two of them come together through their love of ballroom dancing. Q&A will follow with screenwriter and WGAW member Marty Madden and producer Joey Dedio....
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INDUSTRY BUZZ

Cinema Libre Grabs Rights to 'Lemon' Doc Ahead of NYILFF Screening
(Indiewire) - Cinema Libre Studio has acquired all North American rights, minus broadcast, to the documentary "Lemon," which will next screen August 18 as the closing-night film of the New York International Latino Film Festival. READ MORE


'Selena' The Movie, 15 Years Later
(NBC Latino) - Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez was taken away much too early at the ripe age of 23. In 1997, just two years after her death, Gregory Nava wrote and directed the biopic, "Selena," about the Tejana star's life. READ MORE


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HOT JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

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

Bilingual Administrative Assistant
New Wave Entertainment, one of the entertainment industry’s largest marketing and creative services agencies, is looking for an administrative assistant with an interest in the motion picture industry, particularly marketing to Hispanic audiences. ...
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'Jardin de Amapolas' Selected as Closing Night Film at Colombian Fest


NALIP Members Maja Zimmermann and Arturo Diaz Ramos produced the film Jardin de Amapolas, by Colombian director Juan Carlos Melo Guevara. The film has been selected as the Closing Night Film for Victor Gaviria's film festival, screening August 31st in Medellin, Colombia.

The film will celebrate its international premiere as part of the Official Competition in Warsaw at WFF, October 12-21.
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Jesse Quinones Featured in Miami New Times for 'Calloused Hands'


NALIP member Jesse Quinones has been featured in an article in the Miami New Times for his 2011 LPA and LWL film Calloused Hands:

By Hannah Sentenac

Miami-born filmmaker Jesse Quinones, who left Miami to become a film writer in London a decade ago, returned home to shoot his latest film with a cast of seasoned Hollywood stars. But not without first facing his own difficult past.
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