NALIP 2013: Spotlight on the Trillion $ Latino Market

Just one month until NALIP 2013: Spotlight on the Trillion $ Latino Market, the Latino media event of the year! Register today!


NALIP and the Sundance Institute Present 'Water & Power' at NALIP 2013

We're very excited to announce that Water & Power will flow onto the screen at this year's Special Screening at NALIP 2013: Spotlight on the Trillion $ Latino Market.

Written and Directed by Richard Montoya of Culture Clash fame, and developed at the Sundance Institute, Water & Power tells the story of twin brothers nicknamed Water and Power from the hard scrabble Eastside streets of Los Angeles. One a decorated cop - the other a senator, find themselves in a seedy motel room on the eastern edge of Sunset Boulevard on a dark and rainy night. Something has gone very wrong. Can Power exist without Water? The Fixers and Powers of the city need answers. Everybody is looking for the Twins.

Be the very first to see Water & Power in this exclusive screening and Q&A with cast and crew at the AMC Theatre at Universal City Walk on Friday June, 7th. Visit conference2013.nalip.org and REGISTER TODAY!


Aurora Guerrero on Making 'Mosquita y Mari' & Challenging Hollywood's Lack of Diverse Stories

By Vanessa Erazo, LatinoBuzz

Determined to challenge Hollywood's lack of diverse stories [NALIP member] Aurora Guerrero set out to make a film that reflected her own identity as a queer woman of color. The result is Mosquita y Mari a sensitive, bold, and thoughtful portrait of two teenage Chicanas whose budding friendship begins to slowly become something beyond just friends.

For Guerrero, it's a personal story rooted in her own experience, "When looking back, long before I identified as queer, I realized my first love was one of my best friends. It was the type of friendship that was really tender and sweet and sexually charged but we never crossed that line."


Call for Entries: LPB Public Media Content Fund

The Public Media Content Fund is an open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for a program, limited series or short web-based digital video (of no longer than 20 minutes) on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans that is appropriate for public television and/or one of its platforms.

LPB funding will average between $5,000 and $100,000 for programs of most genres, including documentary, narrative, performance, mixed genre or new media.


NALIP Co-Presents HOLAtalks with Marlene Forte

Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) in association with NALIP and Hollywood Casting and Film invite you to HOLAtalks, featuring a candid discussion with the award-winning actor and producer Marlene Forté (currently seen as Carmen Ramos in TNT's "Dallas") as she discusses her life and career in theater, film and television.

The event will take place Thursday, May 16 at 8pm in Hollywood, admission is free.


Hola Mexico Festival, May 15-22 in LA

The Hola Mexico Festival, formerly the "Hola Mexico Film Festival" returns to Los Angeles for the fifth consecutive year, offering an array of culturally rich events and showcasing the best of Mexico in film, food and music. 

The Hola Mexico Festival offers: the Hola Mexico Food Festival, bringing together world renowned chefs of Mexican cuisine at unique culinary events; the Hola Mexico Music Festival and the Hola Mexico Film Festival presented by DishLATINO, taking place at various locations in Downtown Los Angeles from May 15 - 22.



Why 'Aftershock' Director Nicolás López Bets His Movie Will Scare You
(NBC Latino) - There's more to making a horror film than the standard mix of gory special effects, plenty of blood, hair-raising frights and thrilling, twisted sequences. In fact, Nicolás López is betting on the fact that Latinos want more – yes, even more than screams and scares – and aims to please with a film he calls "a fun popcorn movie with a horrific twist." READ MORE

John McCain Wants Pay Channels Sold Individually, Not In Bundles
(The Wrap) - Sen. John McCain wants to let customers buy their pay channels on an a la carte basis, an idea that would fundamentally alter the TV landscape and threaten one of the major revenue sources for media companies. READ MORE



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Francisco Bello Wins IFFB Audience Award and Karen Schmeer Award for Documentary Editing

IFF Boston proved to be an incredible festival experience for two films edited by NALIP member Francisco Bello (LPA 2007, NALIP Estela Documentary Award 2011).

Best Kept Secret which had its world premiere at IFF Boston and received a standing ovation for the film's main character Janet Mino, was awarded the festival's Audience Award. It's an incredible honor for an inspiring story and a gifted, passionate teacher in Janet Mino.

And to top that off Francisco won the 2013 IFFB Karen Schmeer Award for Documentary Editing for his work on the film Our Nixon.

'Weaving the Past' Screening May 18 in LA

For filmmaker Walter Dominguez, preserving the memory of his beloved grandfather, Emilio Hernandez (known as "Tata") was the initial impulse behind the documentary Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery. The film powerfully brings to life the hardships, victories, and tragedies that marked the early life of "Tata," a runaway peasant boy who became an unlikely revolutionary, then a broken man, and finally a pillar of strength for his adopted community and nation.

The film will screen on May 18 at the Museum of Social Justice in Los Angeles. Details online here.

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