Member News: CBS Orders Pilots From Gloria Calderon Kellett/Florencia Krochik's Film Selected for the WIF Film Finishing Fund

Posted by on February 02, 2018


CBS has ordered three new pilots created by women. Gloria Calderon Kellet who has been a speaker at both the Diverse Women in Media Forum and the NALIP Media Summit, has been ordered a pilot for "History of Them." She will also be featured at our upcoming Latino Lens Workshop: Showrunning on Tuesday, January 30th. Read more below.

CBS has ordered three pilots, its first orders for the 2018-19 season. Each of the three pilots — two comedies and one drama — hails from a female creator.

From writer exec producer Gloria Calderon Kellet and her company Glo Nation, “History of Them” is a multicamera hybrid comedy. The show is a multicultural ensemble about how two friends, Luna and Adam, meet and fall in love, using the couple’s social media as a guide. Pamela Fryman will direct and also exec produce alongside Marc Provissiero of Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment. Sony Pictures Television Studio and CBS Television Studios will produce.

Amanda Green’s drama “Murder” explores crime through the unique and often conflicting perspectives of cops and killers, witnesses and victims, friends and family. Shot like a true crime documentary, the series invites the audience inside the emotional journey of an investigation, allowing them to discern the truth and judge the suspects’ guilt or innocence for themselves. “Lethal Weapon” vet Green will write and exec producer. Dan Lin will also serve as executive producer, with Lindsey Liberatore serving as co-EP. Lin Pictures will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Variety reported exclusively on the project’s development in September.

I Mom so Hard” from writer and exec producer Michelle Nader is a multi-camera comedy based on the popular web series #IMOMSOHARD, in which two moms show how their friendship gets them through being wives and mothers. Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley are set to star and serve as co-writers. Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, and Dan Etheridge will exec produce. Spondoolie Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Read more at Variety.

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NALIP member Florencia Krochik's film Pathways is a recipient of the 32nd annual Film Finishing Fund, given by Women In Film (WIF), Los Angeles. Florencia Krochick previously presented Pathways at the 2016 NALIP Latino Media Market. The film was presented at this year's Sundance Film Festival at dedicated events in partnership with WIF. A total of 370 feature-length narrative films, documentaries, and shorts were submitted to the Film Finishing Fund from 22 countries and 16 were chosen as grantees.

Previous winners of the Fund have gone on to win Academy, Emmy, Sundance, Berlin Film Festival and Peabody Awards among other accolades  The Film Finishing Fund provides cash grants and in-kind production services to complete films that fit the established criteria of being by, for, or about women. The works-in-progress are viewed by a special jury of women in the industry who select the winning films.

Stella Artois began a partnership with Women In Film LA in 2017 and has expanded their support of female filmmakers by investing in the Finishing Fund for the first time. They have provided four new $25,000 grants for fiction and documentary films by women who are using the power of film to inspire social change.

Krochik's film Pathways tells the stories of five undocumented families and the hurdles they face as they struggle with their immigration status. The film weaves together their captivating stories and also explores the crippling immigration policies that have led to the hardships they face.

Read more about the recipients of Film Finishing Fund at Deadline

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NALIP Member Florencia Davidson has been selected to participate in this year’s Talents Guadalajara program during the The Guadalajara International Film Festival, March 9 through the 14.

Talents Guadalajara is an intensive creative encounter for advanced development for filmmakers from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, professionally and creatively focused on acting, cinematography, directing, editing, production, sound designing and screenwriting.The offers a platform to develop film projects and create a wide network among promising filmmakers and international film industry professionals, in order to increase quality in film production of the region.

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