NALIP Member News Oct. 25th - Nov. 1st

Posted by on October 28, 2018

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Meet The NALIPsters Part of NALIP's Film Independent Fellow Program!

NALIP would like to congratulate the talented filmmakers who have been a part of Film Independent's Fellow Program NALIP strives to keep supporting content creators and filmmakers from 
Kase Pena 
Diego Najera 
Ryan Velasquez - Directors Lab 
Florencia Krochik - Documentary Lab
Miguel Nunez - Fast Track
Liz Cardenas - Fast Track 

Melina Lizette (Producer Fellow)

Marcos Davalos 
Check out the full talent guide HERE

Gaby Natale signs syndication deal with PR Newswire to expand media footprint

Natale's syndicated column will be available to hundreds of media outlets via PR Newswire
October 24, 2018 - New York, NY - Bestselling author and motivational speaker Gaby Natale inked a deal with PR Newswire's Hispanic Digital Network (HDN) to create an innovative multimedia column available to hundreds of Hispanic media in the US and Latin America. The deal comes on the heels of Natale's recently-launched podcast, giving the triple Daytime EMMY winner an expanded platform to share her message of empowerment.

"Creating content with a purpose has always been a calling for me" said Natale shortly after making it official with PR Newswire. "Whatever achievements I've had in my career, I want to make them count by using them to help others reach their dreams. I had many mentors along the way, and this platform that HDN is giving me will help me reach millions of 'rebel dreamers' in their homes, workplaces or daily commute with the same message of self-reliance and hard work that got me where I am today" she added.

Congratulations to NALIP Latino Lens Incubator Juan Avella For Getting Signed To Gersh 

Juan Avella is a professional screenwriter, producer and director. He was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, where he began his career as a filmmaker. To this date, his work has played in film festivals from around the world, gathered millions of views online and been broadcasted in primetime television in over 25 countries in South America.

Even though story telling was always his true passion, Juan earned BA in Business Administration. He intended to combine the organization skills learned at college with his creative mind. Upon graduation, Juan acted as a Senior Producer for E! Entertainment Television Latin America, where he wrote and produced over 50 episodes of various shows. His credits include E! LATIN NEWS and E! VIP CARACAS. Since then, Juan has also worked as a Promo Writer-Producer for the Discovery Channel in Los Angeles and Discovery Communications Latam in Miami, where he wrote and produced promos for the 6 brands's primetime programming (Discovery, Animal Planet, TLC and ID).

Gloria Calderon Kellett Sets Second CBS Comedy Development Project This Season


Gloria Calderon Kellett is developing a new comedy project at CBS, marking the second comedy series she has set up at CBS this year, Variety has learned exclusively.

This multi-camera project is titled “Should Coulda Woulda.” In the series, after receiving a letter they wrote to themselves in high school, a group of 28-year-old friends plan to hold each other accountable to becoming who they want to be in the next 10 years.

Calderon Kellett will write and executive produce the project, with Marc Provissiero also executive producing. Calderon Kellett is currently under an overall deal at Sony Pictures Television, with the studio set to produce “Should Coulda Woulda.”





Olivia Luengas Magaña

Mexico · 2018 · Color · 90´

Documentary Film

Between 2010 and 2013 two psychiatric hospitals closed in Mexico, in both, Liliana was admitted because of her borderline personality disorder. When she was 3 years old she suffered a viral encephalitis; 15 years later she discovered that something was not right in her head, she and her family looked for the causes of her emotional instability and her frequent hospitalizations for suicide attempts. Given the threat of a relapse and without the option of internment, she and her parents face a treatment scheme at home. The family questions normality and asks questions; transports us to the inner world of Liliana, where her emotions take shape.

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Olivia Luengas Magaña

Directora/Directora de Fotografía

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Directora y directora de fotografía, tiene estudios en México, España y Francia. Egresada de la carrera de Artes Audiovisuales de la Universidad de Guadalajara en 2008. Ha trabajado como directora de fotografía en proyectos como MariPepa, ganador de premio de la Academia de Artes Cinematográficas de México y “La Hora de la Siesta”, largometraje documental que recibió el apoyo del Instituto de cine de Tribeca y mención especial en el Festival de Cine Documental de Belgrado. Realizó la dirección y dirección de fotografía de “Lejos del Sentido”, su ópera prima, por la cual recibió el fondo PROYECTA de la Secretaría de Cultura del Estado de Jalisco y la beca latinoamericana del Instituto de Cine de Tribeca. Ha realizando contenidos para Red Bull TV y The RedBulletin y actualmente dirige Phonocular, un estudio dedicado a la producción de documentales. Su documental “Lejos del Sentido” ha sido seleccionado para participar en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara, el Festival de Cine de Lima, el AFI Latin American Film Festival, DocsMX y el Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia.




Sun, Oct 28, 2018, 5:30 PM PDT


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Alana Simões

Mexico, Spain · 2018 · Color · 70´

Documentary Film

Alexey was born in Russia. He was adopted by Gabriela, an unmarried spanish woman. Later, Gabriela and Alexey, adopted another child, Mateo. Over 9 years, Alexey and Mateo show us what it means to build reciprocal bonds of trust despite the internal difficulties they face.

Alexey nace en Rusia y es adoptado por Gabriela, una mujer soltera. Más tarde, Gabriela y Alexey, adoptan otro niño en Siberia, Mateo. A lo largo de 9 años, Alexey y Mateo nos muestran lo que supone que es, construir vínculos recíprocos de confianza a pesar de las dificultades internas que enfrentan.

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