INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: Domestic Distribution, Part 3 - Home Video Formulas

By Mark Litwak, veteran entertainment attorney, producer's rep, and author of six books. Read Part 1 and Part 2.

There are many formulas for home video deals, but most fall within three patterns. The first deal allows the distributor to retain a percentage of Gross Receipts as a distribution fee, and to recoup certain designated marketing expenses from film revenues, with the remaining balance, if any, paid to the filmmaker. Another type of deal, sometimes referred to as a "50-50 net deal," allows the distributor to first recoup its expenses from Gross Receipts off the top, and then share the remaining amount 50/50 with the filmmaker. A third type of deal is known as a "royalty deal," where the filmmaker gets a percentage of the wholesale price of every DVD sold.


Call for Submissions: NALAC Grant Programs

Two National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures grant programs are now accepting submissions.

NALAC Fund for the Arts provides a variety of grants to assist US-based Latino artists and arts organizations in the development, creation, presentation and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. 

Transnational Cultural Remittances funding supports exemplary cultural exchanges that promote grassroots artistic collaboration and strengthen social networks between the United States, Mexico and Central America.


Less Than 1% of News Stories Written by Latinos

By Sara Inés Calderón, Mas Wired

A project from 4thEstate.net found that less than 1% - .9% - of front page print articles covering the 2012 presidential election were written by Latinos. Asian and African American reporters were represented in slightly higher numbers, but a whopping 93% of the stories were written by whites. 


Anna Maria Arias Foundation 2012 Entrepreneurship Gala Awards, Nov. 15 in LA

Since 2002, the Anna Maria Arias Foundation has been recognizing and honoring Latina entrepreneurial success, showcasing the most successful Latina business owners in the United States. The Foundation was created to recognize the accomplishments of Anna Maria Arias, the late founder and editor of LATINA Style Magazine. This year's awards and gala takes place in Los Angeles on November 15....

Prime Latino Media Salon, Nov. 14 in NYC

NALIP-NY and Tio Louie invite you to invite you to celebrate some of the best talent in the NY Latino production community at Prime Latino Media Salon. The next event is Wed., November 14 from 6:30-10pm. This month's program features a conversation with documentary filmmaker Carmen Oquendo-Villar, followed by a media slam where producers and directors may share samples of their works-in-progress....


NBCU Lays Off Employees at Bravo, G4, Others
(The Wrap) - NBC Universal engaged in another round of belt-tightening on Monday, enacting a small number of layoffs across its cable entertainment networks, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. READ MORE

Nadine Velasquez Takes A 'Flight' With Denzel
(Latin Heat Online) - Co-starring in Paramount Pictures' "Flight" with two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington (Safe House, Unstoppable) is the talented and beautiful TV and film star Nadine Velasquez (The League, Hart of Dixie) as WashingtonÂ’s girlfriend, Katerina. READ MORE



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Casting: Families for Commercial for Disney (Miami)

Searching for families in the Miami area to appear in a paid commercial for Disney. Families should consist of a mom, dad, and at least two children, and should have a natural, attractive, and energetic look and feel.


Robin Rosenthal's 'Escaramuza' Screening Nov. 18 at USC

NALIP member Robin Rosenthal's documentary Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart will be screening in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 18 as part of USC's School of Cinematic Arts screening series Outside the Box [Office]. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.

The screening is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary. For more details and reservations click here.

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