NALIP 2013: Spotlight on the Trillion $ Latino Market

Only a few weeks remain until NALIP 2013: Spotlight on the Trillion $ Latino Market, the Latino media event of the year! Register today!


Thespians! Register Now for the NALIP ActorSummit 2013

The NALIP ActorSummit is an event that takes place for one day before our upcoming national conference NALIP 2013: Spotlight on the Trillion $ Latino Market. Join us on June 6 for an exciting day of engaging workshops, conversations and networking opportunities with casting, acting and auditioning professionals.

The NALIP ActorSummit is open to Latino/Latina, Native Americans and performers of color of any age level and experience.


Dennis Leoni Developing Latino Period Drama For PBS

By Anna Marie de la Fuente, Variety

PBS has ordered a pilot script from Dennis Leoni for a drama series "Alta California" as part of a new development deal. Leoni is the award-winning executive producer, scribe and helmer of "Resurrection Blvd.," the first and longest-running Latino dramatic skein in the history of American television.

Set in the mid to late 1800s, "Alta California" tells the story of an arranged union between two families – one Mexican-Californian and the other European-American.


Media Matters Report: People Of Color Are Nearly Invisible On Evening Cable News

new report released by the non-profit, Media Matters, finds that evening cable news guests are overwhelmingly white and male.

According to the report, titled Diversity on Evening Cable News in 13 Charts, women, Latinos, and other people of color are sorely underrepresented as guests on evening cable news programs at MSNBC, CNN and Fox News.
During the month of April 2013 Latinos represented only 3% of Fox News guests and 2% of CNN and MSNBC guests.


Univision Pairs With Robert Rodriguez on El Rey Network

From the AP

Univision Communications said Tuesday that it is pairing with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on the English-language El Rey television network that is geared to young viewers and scheduled to debut this December.

Rodriguez is a filmmaker whose projects include "From Dusk Till Dawn." The first scripted series for El Rey will be an expansion of that movie, with the extra time allowing him to expand the story and explore richer Aztec mythology, he said.


Reel Rasquache Art and Film Festival, May 17-19 in LA

The Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival, L.A.'s showcase of U.S. Latinos in art and film in its many genres, will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a three-day event May 17-19 at CASA 0101 in Boyle Heights (east of downtown Los Angeles). From feature-length films and documentaries, to film shorts, webisodes, animations, and experimental films, the festival's program covers the rich diversity of U.S. Latino cultures, themes, and histories. 



Eli Roth Taps Into Latino Audiences with 'Aftershock'
(CineMovie.tv) - Director, writer and producer Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) teams up with Chilean filmmaker Nicolas Lopez on their first collaboration Aftershock, but Roth has bigger plans that includes making Chile the new Hollywood and renaming it Chile-Wood. READ MORE

Sony TV Gives Univision Go-Ahead For 'Breaking Bad' Adaptation
(Deadline.com) - Univision jumped the gun on Friday when it announced during its upfront presentation that it has greenlighted a Spanish language adaptation of Breaking Bad - before there was a deal with series producer Sony Pictures Television. Now Sony TV is moving forward with the project, Metastasis, which the studio will co-produce with Teleset for Latin American audiences. READ MORE



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

Tenure Track Video Production Teaching Position (NYC)

LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in video production, starting in Fall 2013.


General Rios Montt Gets 80 Years

By Skylight Films, including NALIP member Paco de Onis, producers of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

This indelible image captures the moment at the Guatemalan trial of former dictator General Efraín Ríos Montt, when he and his mustachioed legal team are listening to Judge Jasmín Barrios as she pronounces him guilty of commiting genocide and crimes against humanity against the Maya Ixil people, and sentences him to 80 years in prison.

It was the first time that a former head of state had been tried and convicted of genocide in a domestic justice system.  It is a landmark in the annals of the global struggle for human rights, and serves as an example to the world.

William D. Caballero's 'Seed Story' Screening in Brooklyn

After its world debut at the Slamdance Film Festival and screenings at over 10 film festivals, NALIP member William D. Caballero's (2008 LPA, 2009 HBO/NALIP Doc Award) short film Seed Story is coming to William's home neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York this Friday.  It will be screening at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, which highlights films made by Brooklyn filmmakers usually shot in Brooklyn.

Seed Story, shot entirely in macro perspective using one inch tall handpainted plastic figures and junk props, is a silent film set to a sweeping score and sound design that tells the story of mankind's negative addictions to religious intolerance, capitalism/pollution, and totalitarianism/genocide throughout the ages. 

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