The NALIP LATINO LENS Filmmaker Showcase presented in partnership with Time Warner Foundation, El Rey Network, Univision, WORLD Channel, LA Department of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Texican Media in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and as an official part of the City of Los Angeles’ Latino Heritage LA.
It will feature industry and film screenings culminating with an Exclusive After-Party Event including DJs, live musical performances and special guests. The event will showcase rising Latino filmmakers and creatives who represent the front line in improving diversity of participation and cultural representation in entertainment.
Select films and their creators from the Showcase will be featured on the El Rey Network throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. NALIP's Latino Lens incubation program is supported by Time Warner Foundation.
NALIP is honored to present the Latino Lens Legacy Award to Luis Guzmán in recognition of his extensive body of work in entertainment that continues to inspire Latino creatives in front and behind the camera. He has defined every character he has stepped into, whether the sidekick or lead, truly applying a creative perspective that we recognize as the “Latino Lens”. Join us in honoring Luis Guzmán at the Latino Lens Filmmaker Showcase as he receives this special award, October 18 at the Avalon Hollywood!
We're thrilled to also showcase today's leading on screen Latino talent!
Reynaldo Pacheco, Our Brand is Crisis
Vannessa Vasquez, East Los High
Jaina Lee Ortiz, Rosewood
Pili Montilla, EMMY Nominated TV Host
NALIP is thrilled to present a special feature of the work in progress film "La Granja" at the Latino Lens Filmmaker Showcase, October 18 at the Avalon Hollywood - "a powerful project, from a supremely talented filmmaker that exemplifies the creative force behind the NALIP's Latino Lens programming" said NALIP Executive Director Axel Caballero. "This is the power of our incubation program and the Latino Lens Filmmaker Showcase, featuring the work of talented professionals that are pushing the creative boundaries across media. We are also thrilled to specially highlight Puerto Rican creative talent in honoring legendary actor Luis Guzmán with the Latino Lens Legacy Award and featuring "La Granja" by Puerto Rican extraordinaire Angel Manuel Soto. Ours is a rich community of Latino creators from all backgrounds, this showcase represents the talent across the board".
"I'm thrilled to be part of the Latino Lens Showcase and presenting my Opera Prima "La Granja" to all the attendees while celebrating the achievements of our colleague and talented Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzmán. It's an honor to be part of the NALIP family and I hope my film opens a dialogue on Puerto Rico and the impact of a failed system." -Angel Manuel Soto, "La Granga" Writer/Director
LATINO LENS 2015 SCHEDULE
2-3:30 pm - Picture Perfect, Part I: Getting Projects Broadcast Ready, From Pitch to Distribution
Dawn Holliday-Mack, VP of Audience Strategy & Insights, El Rey Network
Fatna Sallak-Williams, Senior Manager Theatrical Contracts Department, SAG-AFTRA
Scott Shooman, EVP Aquisition and Co-Production, CBS Films
3:30-4:30 pm - Picture Perfect, Part II: Creative Vision, Financial Responsibility
Labid Aziz, Producer & Executive, Two Rams Entertainment
Javier Chapa, Producer
Rob Rodriguez, Excutive AUM/Aldamisa Entertainment
Marcos Vergara del Carril, Entertainment, Technology and Advertising, Sheppard Mullin
Paul Hudson, Co-founder of independent US distribution, production and sales company Outsider Pictures
OUR SHOWCASE HOSTS
We're excited to have break out talent Gustavo Adolfo Caraballo (Aquarius, NBC) and Melissa Marty (Dangerous Company, Lifetime) hosting the Filmmaker Showcase.
SHORT FILM SCREENINGS
4:30-5:30 pm - NALIP Members' Short Film Showcase + Q&A
Featuring content from:
Nancy C. Mejia
FEATURE FILM SCREENING
6:30-8:30 pm - "La Granja" NALIP Member Feature Film Showcase + Q&A
“Cleverly constructed and arrestingly shot, LA GRANJA heralds the arrival of an exciting new voice…Soto paints a brave commentary on the very nature of humanity and the lengths we all go to ensure our own happiness. Seeing LA GRANJA on the big screen is the kind of cinema-going experience that is impossible to replicate, impossible to forget and absolutely necessary to anyone with a love for the movies.” -Evrim Ersoy, Fantastic Fest
8:30-11 pm - VIP After Party: DJs, Bands, Dancing, Tequila, Wine, Tacos and More!
Showcase ticket proceeds benefit NALIP's Latino Lens programming and Latino content creators' efforts. Sorry no refunds.
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