Posted by on March 11, 2019

Check out our Member News for March 11, 2019!

‘El Gato Negro: Nocturnal Warrior’: Diego Boneta To Star In MGM TV’s Comic Book Adaptation & Joel Novoa Will Executive Produce

Image Courtesy of Deadline

MGM Television is developing a television series based on Richard Dominguez’s Latino comic book series, El Gato Negro: Nocturnal Warrior. Diego Boneta (Luis Miguel: La Serie, Rock of Ages) is attached to star in the series as the titular hero and also will executive produce under his production company, Three Amigos. Joel Novoa (Arrow) will co-executive produce.

El Gato Negro first was published in 1993 by Azteca Productions and sold out all 5,000 copies of the first-run edition within two months.

MGM Television will produce and MGM will internationally distribute the series and are interviewing showrunners and writers to complete the creative team. Andrew Mittman, MGM’s SVP Television Production and Development, will oversee the series for MGM Television.

Congratulations to NALIPster Joel Novoa who recently partnered with NALIP for a Latino Lens Workshop for Directing, Joel will also be featured in NALIP's Roundtable Series to celebrate #NALIP20th Anniversary.

Read more: www.deadline.com

Carlos Valdivia's Short ‘Ni De Aqui, Ni De Alla' Selected for Festival Screenings

Carlos Valdivia was a 2018 Latino Lens finalist and his short 'Ni De Aqui, Ni De Alla' screened at the 2018 Latino Media Fest. The short was a part of the Latino Lens: Beyond Graduation Showcase and has recently been selected to screen at various festivals. These include Outfest Fusion as a part of 'Latinx & Chill', Sandiego Latino Film Festival in the program '¡Somos! Cine LGBTQ+', and Leeds Queer Film Festival. 

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.