Member News 10/21/21

Posted by on October 26, 2021

Check out what NALIPsters have been up to this past week!

Eva Longoria set to star in TV Adaptation of Novel ‘The House of the Spirits’

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FilmNation Entertainment is developing a TV adaptation of Isabel Allende’s novel The House of Spirits in which Eva Longoria will star in. The film will tell the story of three generations of women in the Trueba family. Longoria will be playing the role of one of those women being Blanca Trueba. For information check out Deadline..

‘The Continental’: Hubert Point-Du-Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada Among Five Cast In Starz’s ‘John Wick’ Prequel Series

Courtesy of Mega; Starz

 Mishel Prada (Vida) joins Hubert Point-Du Jour (The Good Lord Bird), Jessica Allain (The Laundromat),Nhung Kate (The Housemaid), and Ben Robson (Animal Kingdom) as leads opposite Colin Woodell and Mel Gibson in Starz’s The Continental, the prequel to the Keanu Reeves film series John Wick. The Continental will be presented as a three-night special-event TV series, produced for Starz by Lionsgate Television. Learn more on Deadline.

Alessandro Pederzoli Selected for BAFTA's Newcomers Program!

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The Newcomers Program is a four-year new talent initiative, recognizing and supporting international professionals and students who have recently moved to Los Angeles or New York to further their development and career. Congratulations to NALIPster Alessandro Pederzoli for being part of this program! Learn more about Alessandro and the current participants of the Newcomers Program HERE

2021 NALIP Media Summit Official Selection Project Mano Santa by Stephanie Camacho Casillas chosen for AFI FEST 2021

The full lineup for the 2021 AFI Fest has been released. The complete AFI FEST program represents 50 countries and includes six World Premieres, and of the 115 titles, 51% are directed by women, 40% are directed by BIPOC filmmakers and 13% are directed by LGBTQIA+ filmmakers.

NALIP congratulates Stephanie Camacho Casillas, whose project Mano Santa has been selected as part of the lineup! Mano Santa screened at the 2021 NALIP Media Summit this past summer and is continuing its success in different festivals. Learn more about the AFI Fest here.

Maya and the Three created by Jorge R. Gutierrez is now streaming on Netflix

Courtesy of Netflix

Maya and the Three a Netflix Television Series is about a Mesoamerican warrior princess who embarks on a quest to recruit three legendary fighters to help save the world of gods and humankind. It stars the voice acting of Zoe Saldana, Gabriel Iglesias, Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Rita Moreno, Alfred Molina, Kate del Castillo, Stephanie Beatriz, Danny Trejo, and Cheech Marin among many others. The limited-series is now streaming on Netflix.