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In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, check out some of the content below of movies & series created by, starring and/or centering around Latinx perspectives to kick-off this month-long celebration. Something for everybody to enjoy, this month. Let's band together to amplify our support for more trailblazing Latinx storytelling across broadcast and streaming platforms.
The main focus of the 2021 Latino Media Fest is to support, showcase and amplify Latinx creatives and their work. As a celebration of this event, we invite you to join us for the #LMFPitchChallenge! Showcase your creativity and pitch us a Latinx Folktale story of your choice. The pitch must include a twist from the original folktale story for a chance to win a free ticket to the 2021 Latino Media Fest, access to ECCII Roundtables, and be featured in NALIP’s Member News.
NALIP’s upcoming Latino Media Fest will bring together Latino filmmakers, industry reps, executives, and film aficionados for a 2-day event. This 13th and 14th of October, NALIP will feature premieres, screenings, speaker panels, and star-studded awards ceremonies. Everything from short films and TV/Streaming pilots, to documentary shorts and tech narratives will be in consideration for screening, inspiring Latino creatives to continue moving their projects forward in front and behind the camera.
But how has Latino Media Fest helped past attendees expand their filmmaking careers? Could NALIP help you follow a similar path? Read more to find out!
The pen is mightier than the sword as proven by an array of emerging screenwriters, playwrights and content creators that use language to redefine the outdated standards set by mainstream media. Learn how these warriors of language fight a revolution one script at a time!
The emergence of mentorship and incubator programs has given TV creatives the opportunity to understand what running a show entails. Inclusive organizations, like NALIP, are opening the doors for diverse showrunners to tell their stories to the world.
Understanding the media industry business model can reveal the course of action to open doors for minorities. Learn how executives are attempting to boost diversity.
Pride month is the moment to celebrate the progress made towards LGBTQ+ equality in film and television. Simultaneosly, we reflect on the struggles of a community that historically has faced discrimination and prejudice. Especially the BIPOC in the Latinx community as they navigate through intersectionality, which aggravates the homophobia and transphobia they endure. NALIP is determined to reinforce accurate media representation and uplift the voices of LGBTQ+ creatives across the media landscape.
The 2020 AAFCA Special Achievement Awards Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2020 in the Crystal Ballroom at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades.
The issue of on-screen Latinx underrepresentation is, at this point, nothing new. Study after study — not to mention controversy after controversy — reminds us that Latinos are prized as audiences but not given the requisite opportunities to thrive in the entertainment industry. On July 2019, The Black List — the annual survey of Hollywood executives’ favorite unproduced screenplays that has since also become an online hub for aspiring screenwriters everywhere — partnered with The Latin Tracking Board, Mijente, NALIP, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Remezcla and UnidosUS to create the very first Latinx List for feature screenplays. That list ended up including recent Sundance film Blast Beat as well as three projects from up and coming Latina screenwriters.
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This past weekend, nearly 200 high school students spent the day on Warner Bros.’ Burbank lot immersed in the company’s first-ever WB Studio Day. The gathering was an opportunity for those participating in the WB First Cut program and interested in production careers to engage more deeply with the studio and gain insight into various career pathways the entertainment industry has to offer. Through a partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District and nonprofit Ghetto Film School (GFS), WB First Cut provides filmmaking curriculum, skills and expanded industry opportunities to high school students. Now in its third season, the program first launched in 2018.