A New Way To Tell Stories: Let The Viewer Choose The Structure

By Pamela Miller, Film Independent Blog

Writer/director and NALIP member Alonso Mayo calls his current project, Untitled Murder Project 2.0, "an experiment that got out of hand."

As his feature film The Story of Luke was winding down, the out-of-hand-experiment was ramping up, with Mayo devoting his free time to creating the web series with a twist. It's a 49 episode interactive series about "a friendly brunch between three couples that takes a dark turn when an uninvited guest who holds damning secrets interrupts the festivities - and is soon found murdered."

The twist is that viewers can choose the order they watch the episodes, which are divided into three timelines (Right Now, Hours Ago and Weeks Ago).


Drama Starring America Ferrera As Justice-Seeking Nun Lands At CBS

By Nellia Andreeva, Deadline.com

Three years after the end of "Ugly Betty," America Ferrera is ready to return to television full-time as the star of another hourlong project. Titled "Damascus," the drama pitch sparked a heated bidding, landing at CBS with a put pilot commitment. In addition to starring, Ferrera also will executive produce alongside Teri Weinberg.

"Damascus" is the story of a crusading nun (Ferrera) who practices law on behalf of the least fortunate, and has her beliefs tested when her life collides with an elitist corporate lawyer. As the two set out to help those in need of justice, they come up against a secretive and powerful organization that is determined to destroy them.


Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal's Traveling Doc Film Fest Ambulante Coming to California in 2014

Ambulante, the non-profit aimed at promoting documentary as a tool for social change and cultural transformation founded by actors Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, announced it is crossing into the U.S. with the launch of Ambulante California, set to tour and screen in various venues in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in 2014.

Leading Ambulante California will be Christine Davila, an independent film programmer and curator for various film festivals and film series.


Call for Proposals: Southern Exposure - Performing Arts of Latin America

Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America supports projects in which arts presenters from different cities or states work collaboratively to bring exemplary performing artists from Latin America to audiences in the United States that have little access to the artists' work. The initiative supports the presentation of dance, music, and theater artists and ensembles and encourages arts presenters to reach new audiences, including communities with origins in Latin America that reflect the demographic changes that have taken place in the U.S. over recent decades....


Warners Sets Up Atlantis Project with 'Gravity' Screenwriter
(Variety) - After exploring the depths of space, "Gravity" screenwriter Jonas Cuaron is ready to look to the deepest parts of the ocean, re-teaming with Warner Bros. on the Atlantis-set film, "The Lost City." READ MORE

The Screen Is Silver, but the Seats Are Gold
(The New York Times) - AMC Theaters, with more than 300 theaters nationwide, is wagering its future, and many millions of dollars, on ripping out the old, uncompetitive seats and replacing them with what it calls "plush power recliners." READ MORE



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Seeking a full service documentary filmmaker (writer, director, cinematographer) experienced in securing film grants to adapt Emanuel Salaiz's memoir "Reflections on a Life Well Lived" to a documentary film. ...


Richard Martinez is Electronic Music Designer for 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

NALIP member Richard Martinez, composer and music producer, is Electronic Music Designer in the inaugural production for the new venue of Theater for a New Audience of Julie Taymor's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," written by Shakespeare. Previews are taking place now until November 1, and the play opens on November 2 and runs until January 12 in Brooklyn, NY. More info online here.

Julie Taymor, Tony Award winner for direction of "The Lion King," is an artist internationally acclaimed for her bold and original imagination.

Rolando Sanchez a Hollywood Screenplay Contest Official Finalist

NALIP member Rolando Sanchez's short film screenplay Alive Day Birthday has been selected as an Official Finalist in the Short Screenplay Competition of the 2013 Hollywood Screenplay Contest. The screenplay competition aims to discover and recognize the brightest new talent and original voices in film and television storytelling from around the world. 

Synopsis: Can genuine love and support be enough to save your best friend? When his soul has been tormented and destroyed by war?

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