Game Night Screening and Q&A with Screenwriter Mark Perez

Game Night Screening and Q&A with Screenwriter Mark Perez

Posted by NALIP on February 15, 2018

Warner Bros. Pictures, NALIP, and UNIDOS invite you to attend a screening of the upcoming film "Game Night" featuring Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman on Tuesday, February 20th, 7:00pm at AMC Century City in Los Angeles. 

3 Reasons Why You Should Apply to the Latino Media Market

3 Reasons Why You Should Apply to the Latino Media Market

Posted by NALIP on February 08, 2018

NALIP has helped progress the careers of countless directors, writers, and producers of the largest ethnic minority of the United States, advocating for their works to be featured more in mainstream media. However, you may still be unsure of how this may be possible for you. Perhaps you are looking for more than just attending our workshops and panels. Take the plunge and apply to this year’s Latino Media Market! While you may be afraid of taking the next step, the reward and experience will be worthwhile!

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday: Women Behind The Camera Celebrate Their Craft

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday: Women Behind The Camera Celebrate Their Craft

Posted by NALIP on February 08, 2018

Director Patricia Riggen, Image courtesy of Gems Miami International Film Festival

A grassroots movement among female directors has quickly taken hold, with dozens of female directors taking to Twitter to post images of themselves on set with the hashtag #FemaleFilmmakerFriday. 

 

Why You Should Volunteer for the NALIP Media Summit

Why You Should Volunteer for the NALIP Media Summit

Posted by NALIP on February 08, 2018

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is having its annual Media Summit at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. We're looking for volunteers to join us for the four-day event to help create an inspirational experience for those interested in celebrating Latinx all across media. Volunteers will be able to participate in different teams of NALIP such as in Registration, Digital Production, Communications, PR and more! Volunteering for NALIP Media Summit is an exciting opportunity to meet new people and companies in the industry.

2018 Puts Women At Forefront Of Action Films

2018 Puts Women At Forefront Of Action Films

Posted by NALIP on January 05, 2018

From left to right: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Paramount Pictures

While we have to wait until 2019 for a new Wonder Woman, there are several ladies that will occupy screen time in 2018 in those big sci-fi, fantasy, action-adventure and comic book tentpoles that audiences can look forward to. 

Women of Color Characters Among Favorites for Film Critics

Women of Color Characters Among Favorites for Film Critics

Posted by NALIP on January 05, 2018

It’s not hard to see women of color showcasing their talent on screen this past year. Five critics from the Los Angeles Times took turns picking their three favorite characters from the past year in film. Check out women of color & film critic Jen Yamato’s choices below.

Carlos Saldanha On Expanding The World Of ‘Ferdinand’

Carlos Saldanha On Expanding The World Of ‘Ferdinand’

Posted by NALIP on December 14, 2017

This winter has seen a variety of different releases of films directed by Latinx directors, including Cooco and The Shape of Water. Joining that list is the soon to be released film Ferdinand, directed by Carlos Saldanha.  We can expect to see this in theatres on December 15th 2017.  

Carlos Saldanha, who is known for his work in the Ice Age and Rio franchises. Needless to say, Carlos Saldanha is an animated animal expert.  With his latest, Ferdinand, Saldanha gives his take on the classic story of a pacifist fighting bull, first told in Munro Leaf’s classic 1936 children’s book, and later, in an Oscar-winning Disney short. A 2004 Oscar nominee for his Gone Nutty animated short, Saldanha would take Blue Sky Studios to its fourth Oscar nomination if the film makes it into the final batch of animated contenders.

The film also features the voices of a variety of other Latinx individuals such as the NALIP Lupe Award Winning Actress and advocate Gina Rodriguez (Una). Viewers will also be hearing the voices of Juanes (Juan), Gabriel Iglesias (Cuartro), and Belita Moreno (Shopkeeper). NALIP is thrilled to see many Latinx individuals showcasing their talents in a feature animation. 

In an interview with Deadline, Carlos discusses a film with a message of tolerance, kindness and love. 

‘The Shape of Water’ Named Palms Springs Fest Vanguard Award Winner

‘The Shape of Water’ Named Palms Springs Fest Vanguard Award Winner

Posted by NALIP on December 08, 2017

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water has been named Vanguard Award winner of the upcoming Palm Springs Film Festival. The trophy, given to the winner’s cast and director in recognition of an outstanding ensemble, will be presented at the fest’s Film Awards Gala on January 2.