Call For Entries: Hispanicize 2013 Film Festival

The Hispanicize 2013 Film Festival announces a call for feature length and short film submissions today as part of a robust program expansion for 2013 that will spotlight more filmmakers and talent.

Hispanicize 2013, the fourth annual Latino trends event for filmmakers, bloggers, journalists, marketers and music artists, will take place April 9-13, 2013 at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach.


Packaging Case Study: Success With 'Hell Hole' at AFM

By Stacey Parks, founder of Film Specific

Hi everyone - I'm back with another Packaging Case Study to keep you inspired and motivated as you are getting your own projects together. This one is from another one of my Comprehensive Pre-Production clients, Paul Collett. 

Paul and I started working together almost 6 months prior to AFM to begin packaging talent on his horror script Hell Hole. And even though 6 months is a short period of time when trying to get talent attached, we managed to get lots of interest from solid B list talent on few different roles that he was then able to leverage to 1) bring an experienced producer on board, and 2) get pre-sales interest from distributors and sales agents. 


Call for Submissions: Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund provides finishing funds to feature-length documentaries which highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. Funded films are driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. The submission deadline is February 5, 2013....

Deadline Approaching: Seattle International Film Festival

The Seattle International Film Festival is seeking features, documentaries, short films, and animation for the 39th annual festival. SIFF is the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States, with more than 250 feature/documentary films and 150 short films presented to an audience of over 155,000 annually. Final deadline is January 7, 2013....


'Blancanieves' a Memorable, Haunting Film
(Fangoria) - Just imagine if Ernest Hemingway hooked up with the Brothers Grimm to write a screenplay based on the story of Snow White. Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger has channeled all those energies through his own artistic sensibility and made one of the year’s most memorable, haunting films. READ MORE

Tony Plana and Sonia Braga Head All Latino Cast in Hallmark's 'Meddling Mom'
(Latin Heat) - The Hallmark romance 'Meddling Mom' is directed by Patricia Cardoso (Real Women Have Curves) and featuring an all Latino cast starring three-time Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Sonia Braga (Angel Eyes, Paginas Da Vida) as the meddler and Tony Plana (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty) a the "arranged" boyfriend. READ MORE



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Carlos Avila's Doc 'Tales of Masked Men' Released on DVD

NALIP member Carlos Avila's new lucha libre documentary Tales of Masked Men is now available on DVD. The film recently aired on PBS and has screened at film festivals in 2012.

Tales of Masked Men is a critically acclaimed, creative and imaginative exploration of the colorful, fascinating and mysterious world of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) and the tradition of the masked Mexican wrestler. 

Order the DVD online here.

Yareli Arizmendi Wraps Stabley's 'Everlasting'

Acclaimed actress and NALIPster Yareli Arizmendi (Fast Food Nation, Like Water for Chocolate) has wrapped Everlasting for Bolivian born writer-director and NALIPster Anthony Stabley. She also joins the cast of Stabley's upcoming feature Bloody Famous.

Everlasting is an intense drama about a High School filmmaker who tracks down a serial killer responsible for the murder of his girlfriend. The film features two young leads with Latin roots: Valentina de Angelis (Gossip Girl) and Adam David (The Stranger in Us)

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