The Imagen Awards: 28 Years of Honoring Latino Talent

By Elia Esparza, Latin Heat

Since 1985, the Imagen Awards has brought out the best and most talented portrayal of Latinos in television and film. In keeping up with the changing times, for the past couple of years, the organization has added a digital category where Best Web Series: Drama, Comedy, and Reality or Informational shows also compete. To say Latinos in entertainment are excited would be an understatement. Because we are super excited!


10 Lessons on Filmmaking from Director Alejandro Jodorowsky

By Ariston Anderson, Filmmaker Magazine

Alejandro Jodorowsky premiered his first directorial feature in 23 years at Cannes this year with the fictionalized autobiographical film The Dance of Reality. The man behind cult favorites El Topo and The Holy Mountaindelighted audiences with his magic-realist account of growing up in Tocopilla, Chile. It was met with a standing ovation, and the director called the film's reception in France one of the proudest moments of his life.

Filmmaker sat down with Jodorowsky during Cannes at the Hotel Martinez to learn a few things from the master.


Before Fusion's TV Debut, A Secret News Site Posts Stories

By Brian Steinberg, Variety

A tiny Miami newsroom has been mixing it up online, winning some digital notice for its reporting on the topic of whether media outlets should drop the term "illegal immigrant" and for an off-kilter video exchange between its reporter and actor Jesse Eisenberg. But you may not have heard about it – and that's intentional.


Cristela Alonzo Latina Comedy Lands at ABC

By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com

Rising standup comedian Cristela Alonzo is headed to television. A half-hour multi-camera comedy co-created by and starring Alonzo has received a script commitment at ABC. Titled "Cristela," the project, inspired by Alonzo's life, is the story of an American Latina (Alonzo) straddling two cultures while not fully belonging to either.



The End of Leading Men: Why Do A-list actors' Films Keep Flopping?
(New Republic) - American men aren't sure what it means to be an American man anymore. This alleged masculinity crisis has spread to the silver screen: We are a nation without a new generation of bona fide male movie stars. READ MORE

Latinos Rely on TV for News, Lean Toward English
(Mas Wired) - A Pew Hispanic Center report on news media consumption suggests that Latinos are gravitating more toward English and bilingual news, and that they are also gradually embracing online news. READ MORE



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Apply for the 2013 NBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Award

HBO has teamed with NALIP to find the next great Latino Documentary Film! We are now accepting applications for the 2013 HBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Award.

One Latino Filmmaker will win $10,000!

Social change has been the consistent undercurrent for HBO's critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary programs, with a myriad of issues presented in uncompromising quality and honesty.  Through this cash award, HBO wants to focus its lens on the Latino experience and support the growth of social commentary by Latino documentarians.

Click here to apply!

Adrian Manzano's Feature 'Sex, Love & Salsa' Screening at SF Latino Film Festival

NALIP member Adrian Manzano's (LPA 2011) first feature film Sex, Love & Salsa will be screening at the Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival, taking place Sept. 12-22. This will be the second Latino festival for the film.

Sex, Love & Salsa is a romantic comedy in New York about a salsa dancing womanizer who dates three very different women and finds himself falling in love and questioning when is it the right time to settle down.

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