Posted by on March 11, 2019

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Charles King's Macro Inks First-Look Deal With Warner Bros.


A Signature Conversation with Charles D. King at the 2018 NALIP Media Summit

Charles King's Macro is setting down roots at Warner Bros., signing an exclusive first-look deal with the studio.

Under the pact, Warner Bros. will have a first look on all feature films Macro intends to develop or package, and will also have the option to co-finance the projects and handle global distribution of the releases.  

Macro's focus is on producing content from filmmakers of color. The company, which was behind Dee Rees' Mudbound and Boots Riley's Sorry to Bother You, is currently in postproduction on Alan Yang's Tigertail at Netflix. It has also been announced that they picked up a Macro-produced feature, Jesus Was My Homeboy, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield. Meanwhile, MACRO co-financed the upcoming Warner Bros. film Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx.

Congratulations to Charles D. King who spoke at the 2018 NALIP Media Summit on 'A Signature Conversation with Charles D. King'. 

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NALIP Latino Lens Finalist Kase Peña Joins 'Brujas' Writer's Room!

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Congratulations to NALIP Member and 2018 Latino Lens Finalist on joining the 'Brujas' writer's room. The series is led  by 'Vida' showrunner Tanya Saracho. The series will center on four Afro-Caribbean/Latinx women living in Chicago and the brujería counter-culture will be the foundation of the show. 

Kase Peña is also a part of Ryan Murphy's Directing Program and her short film 'Full Beat' will screen at the 2019 Outfest Fusion Film Festival. 

NALIP Awardee Cynthia López to be a part of ’21 Leaders for the 21st Century’ 2019

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Cynthia Lopez, a recipient of the NALIP award for Commitment to Corporate Diversity, leads the preeminent professional association for women in film, television and digital media in New York City, NYWFT. She is an award-winning media strategist, and former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, where she implemented strategies to support film and TV production throughout the five boroughs.


Latinx Filmmakers at the Miami Film Festival

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The Miami Film Festival will be featuring Variety's '10 Latinx to Watch' and showcasing several Latinx centered films. Director Jayro Bustamante's, one of Variety's 10 Latinxs to Watch, will be in attendance to present his film 'Tremors' and participate in an on-stage conversation. 'Tremors' centers on a deeply religious man, Pablo who falls in love with another man, and his entire world starts shaking. 

The festival will also feature the US premiere of 'The Accused' starring, Lali Espósito, one of Variety's 10 Latinxs to watch. 'The Accused' centers on Dolores Dreier a typical fun-loving high school student -- but when her best friend is brutally murdered and Dolores is accused of the crime, her carefree and privileged existence comes to a hard stop.

Another of Variety's '10 Latinxs to watch', Daniel Zovatto stars in 'Vandal' which explores the struggle street artists face as they try to keep their art alive as well as the social backlash that goes hand in hand with pursuing their biggest passion. 

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A leading advocate in inclusion in the industry, NALIP is providing more resources to aspiring filmmakers every year with events such as the NALIP Media Summit, the Latino Media Fest, and the Diverse Women in Media Forum, and events such as the Latino Lens Workshops and the Latino Lens Incubator Shorts.

Interested in joining the team? Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Want to become a member? Check out NALIP's different membership rates. Learn about NALIP's upcoming Latino Media Fest and volunteer opportunities fast approaching