• Warner Bros. Hosts Next Generation of Filmmakers for WB Studio Day 

    Posted by · February 15, 2020

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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.

  • The Black List Opens Submissions For Inaugural Latinx TV List

    Posted by · February 15, 2020

    The Black List is partnering with The Latin Tracking Board, NALIP, Remezcla and The Untitled Latinx Project for the inaugural Latinx TV List. Interested writers and creators who are interested can submit to between now and March 18.

  • Is Oscar nominee Antonio Banderas a ‘person of color’? It’s complicated

    Posted by · February 07, 2020

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    If Antonio Banderas wins the Academy Award on Sunday for his leading performance in the Pedro Almodóvar film “Pain and Glory,” would it count as a win for people of color?

  • Inside the National Association of Latino Independent Producers Events at Sundance

    Posted by · February 04, 2020

    As part of their mission to discover, promote, and inspire Latinx content creators and diverse voices across media platforms, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) hosted a series of events during Sundance 2020.

  • NALIP Featured In HipLatina Article!

    Posted by · February 04, 2020

    Last year Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative in partnership with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and Wise Entertainment released a report shining a light on the lack of Latinx representation in Hollywood. They found that only three percent of movies featured Latinx actors in lead roles from 2007 through 2018 in the 100 top-grossing films and J.Lo was the only Latinx actress over 45 to star in a film in the last 12 years.

  • NALIPsters Marvin Leemus and Linda Yvette Chavez Talk About the Creation of the New Netflix Original Gentefied

    Posted by · February 04, 2020

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    Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez had never sold a TV script or even set foot in a writers’ room when they visited network after network three years ago, speaking in Spanglish about brown love, familia, and the show of their dreams. Ten times, in front of some of the industry’s biggest players, they pitched their dramedy, Gentefied.

  • NALIP Featured in Variety's Ultimate Party Guide for 2020 Sundance!

    Posted by · January 25, 2020

    Heading to Park City?

    From intimate dinners and cocktail parties to late night bashes (that end just in time to head to brunch), there’s plenty to keep this year’s film festival attendees out of the cold between screenings.

    Here is Variety’s ultimate party guide for Sundance 2020: 

  • Cine Sony & NALIP Unveil Second Voces Nuevas Short Film Contest

    Posted by · January 15, 2020

    Cine Sony and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers are teaming again to launch the second annual Voces Nuevas, their short film contest for aspiring filmmakers throughout the U.S.


  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Launches Plan to Double Latinx Representation in Hollywood by 2030

    Posted by · January 14, 2020

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    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced an initiative that will aim to connect Latinx talent, executives and creators with opportunities throughout the entertainment industry and double Latinx representation in Hollywood by 2030.

  • Meet the creator of one of the nation’s first major Latino-owned film studios

    Posted by · December 17, 2019

    Growing up in Burbank as the son of Cuban immigrants, Ozzie Areu never dreamed of a career in Hollywood. The big film studios just a few miles away from his family’s modest home were remote walled-off compounds, so removed from the hustle and grind of his family’s day-to-day life that they felt like another world.

    Areu wanted to be a cop. But as he likes to say, God had another plan. After taking on a job as a security guard at Warner Bros., he got the film bug.