Member News 10/07/21

Posted by on October 11, 2021

NALIPsters bringing their projects and stories to the big screen!? Check out what some of our members and NALIP fellows have been up to in this week's member news!

Paley Center For Media Sets Inaugural Class of Peter Roth Internship Program

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The Paley Center for Media has selected the inaugural class for its Peter Roth Internship Program.

The program named for the longtime Warner Bros. Television chief aims to help nurture a new generation of television leaders in the spirit of the executive known for his support of innovative storytelling, diverse creative voices, and his overall passion for the medium. After completing the program, the Roth students will join the Paley intern alumni association where they will continue to receive advice and counsel as well as networking opportunities and events. One of those selected students is Laila Wilson, NALIP's Latino Lens Recipients. Congratulations!

Read more here.

Jorge Gutierrez Discusses His Animated Mesoamerican Epic ‘Maya and the Three’ Ahead of Guadalajara, BFI Premieres


Variety interviewed animation maestro Jorge Gutierrez about his Netflix masterpiece “Maya and the Three”.  Here, Jorge reveals the inspiration behind the character and states, "We kept reminding ourselves that these are kids, Maya is not even 15 years old, so she’s far from perfect and she makes a ton of mistakes." “Maya” will premiere at the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) and BFI London Film Festivals over the next 10 days before hitting the streaming platform on Oct. 22.

Read the full interview HERE.

"Mil Colmillos", the first Max Original series produced in Colombia. Available exclusively on HBO Max this October 28th

In "Mil Colmillos", an elite commando must escort multiple snipers to a viable firing range, finish off the target, and return to the extraction point. But everything falls apart when the soldiers begin to be eliminated one by one by a strange entity, unleashing a desperate race to find a way out of the thick and unpredictable jungle. Outnumbered and hunted, they are about to face a dark and gloomy secret that has been in the making for more than 500 years. The jungle will become hell for this group of soldiers, who will go through a survival race in a labyrinth with no way out.

The series stars are Claudio Cataño, Alejandro Buitrago, Carolina Ribón, Andrea Olaya, Carlos Alberto Mariño, Héctor Sánchez, Jaisson Palacios, Andrés Londoño, Sebastián Carvajal and Jarlin Martínez. Also part of the cast are Lenard Vanderaa, Quique San Martin, Ricardo Leguízamo and Juan Carlos Messier. A WarnerMedia Latin America series produced in conjunction with Federico Duran Rhayuela Films. Created by Jaime Osorio and Guillermo Escalona, it is directed by Osorio himself and Pablo González.

Watch the Official Teaser:

2021 Latino Media Market Project, 'L.A: A Queer History' Wins at Highland Park Independent Film Festival

Congratulations to Gregorio Davila and to the team behind 'L.A. A Queer History' for their win for Best Documentary Feature at the annual Highland Park Independent Film Festival! NALIP is rooting for you! 

Learn more about this project HERE.

'Mil colmillos': la primera serie colombiana de HBO Max

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La selva colombiana es el escenario de la primera producción colombiana del gigante HBO Max. El responsable es Jaime Osorio que regresa al género del horror -junto a Pablo González- en la serie Mil colmillos, donde plantean una cruda batalla por la supervivencia con altas dosis de tensión y un ambiente claustrofóbico. Esta propuesta contó además con el trabajo de cocreación de Guillermo Escalona. 

Great to see NALIP members putting their work out there! Congratulations Guillermo Escalona and we will be on the look out for 'Mil colmillos'!

Read more on ElTiempo

‘With Love’: Amazon Drops Premiere Date & First Look Photos For Gloria Calderón Kellett Comedy

With Love

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Gloria Calderón Kellett’s romantic comedy With Love will debut on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 17.

Season one, consisting of five hour-long episodes, follows the Diaz siblings, Lily (Emeraude Toubia) and Jorge (Mark Indelicato), who are on a mission to find love and purpose. The duo cross paths with seemingly unrelated residents during some of the most heightened days of the year — the holidays.

Costars include Rome Flynn, Desmond Chiam, Vincent Rodriguez, Isis King, Todd Grinnell, Constance Marie, Benito Martinez, Andre Royo, Renée Victor, and Pepe Serna.

Read more on Deadline.


NALIP Piece: Mythologies and Legends of Latin America

Latin America is a vast melting pot of ancestries, ethnicities, and races including communities of black and indigenous descent. It is a region with a rich culture and history of oral storytelling passed down through generations. The importance of honoring their impact on the region is vital as they tend to be written out of the narrative in popular media.



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