Check out our Member News for October 18, 2018!
Variety Highlights 2018’s 10 Assistants to Watch
CREDIT: MICHAEL BUCKNER/VARIETY
Roberto Larios, seated center
Assistant to Amy Beecroft, head of Verve Ventures
The Notre Dame grad began in the mailroom last year, and quickly landed his first desk as assistant to Amy Beecroft. Leaning into the need for more Latin voices in the creative space, he initiated dialogue between Verve and various Latin-focused orgs including NALIP (this year he oversaw a series of writing workshop seminars for aspiring Latin writers) and NHMC. Larios scouts for new and underrepresented voices, covers emerging programs and festivals. “The big challenge is striving to accomplish everything not just on time, but also efficiently while prioritizing what needs to be done versus what I want to do,” he says.
Read more at Variety.com
FICG in L.A presents My Brother
DATE AND TIME
Sun, Oct 28, 2018, 5:30 PM PDT
TCL Chinese 6 Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Mexico, Spain · 2018 · Color · 70´
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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Special Out Door Screening of Ashley's Story
It's been a whirlwind since we completed our Ashley's Story crowdfunding campaign campaign. With the funds, we completed multiple day film shoots, rented needed equipment, and edited together our ten minute piece. We've been working incredibly hard and feel proud. We accomplished our first goal of producing a short piece to inspire voter registration for the upcoming mid-term elections and inform the public on immigration, labor, and access to higher education.
On behalf of the film team, I would like to invite you to our community screening of the short version of Ashley's Story entitled "Fruits of Labor." We see this as a sneak peek to "check in" with the community before our film premiere the YWCA, 340 Beach Street. There will be voter's registration provided by the League of Women Voters, legal services provided by Monarch Services, performances by UCSC's Sabrosura Dance Troupe, and our short film that screens after sundown. Please come out and support us and get ready to discuss.
- Emily Cohen Ibañez (Director/Producer, Ashley's Story)
Congratulations to Claudia Forestieri For Signing With Paradigm
Claudia Forestieri is a Miami-raised, bilingual, biracial, bicultural dramedy writer of Dominican descent. She began her storytelling career as a news reporter for Telemundo stations in San Francisco and later Chicago. As a segment producer for Southern California’s “Noticiero Telemundo 52,” she earned five local Emmys and a GLAAD Media Award for her work covering the Latino community. After being chosen as a Disney ABC writing program fellow in 2018, Claudia joined the writing staff of “Good Trouble,” “The Fosters” spin-off, which will air on Freeform in 2019. Claudia is also an alum of the NBC Writers on the Verge and the HBO Access program. A short film version of the project she developed with HBO, “Unimundo 45,” will air on the network this November.
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.