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Nalip published Executive Producer/Showrunner, Freelance - Fuse in Job Board 2020-05-20 14:30:44 -0700
Fuse Media is currently seeking an Executive Producer/Showrunner of Original Programming. This is a freelance position. The EP/Showrunner will manage current series for Fuse Media. The ideal candidate is a music culture junkie who lives and breathes the latest trends in fashion, food, technology, influencers, and social advocacy and with an intuitive sense of what will resonate with Fuse’s multicultural millennial audience. This position is based in Glendale, CA.Read more
Guided by the vision of supporting skills, projects, and connections among Latinx content creators, NALIP is proud to announce the 21st Annual NALIP Media Summit will be going virtual. The annual event, boasting over 1,000 attendees and over 125 speakers from across the media and entertainment industries, will remain from June 25th - 30th, 2020.
For the last twenty-one years the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) has been devoted to facilitating the advancement and engagement of Latinx creators across multiple media platforms.Today, NALIP exists as a leading organization in supporting and championing Latinx talent behind and in-front of the camera. NALIP has driven constant support in mentoring content creators like writers, directors, producers, and other industry professionals to discover their passion and gain their first step in the industry. Together, with you, #WeAreInclusion.
Check back here for updates on our 21st annual NALIP Media Summit and be the first to get notified by following us on social media (@NALIP_ORG)
Missed #NMS19? Check out the recap video!
Check out some of our past sessions from 2019!
NALIP is proud to offer the Emerging Content Creators Scholarship!
The ECC Scholarship is open to students and recent graduates who are interested in working towards careers in entertainment and media.
Recipients of this scholarship will receive a pass to the 2020 Virtual NALIP Media Summit and will be invited to participate in the Emerging Content Creators Workshop. This workshop will take place during our 6-day event where participants will meet and learn from industry professionals.
Interested in applying? Fill out this application!
1. What will be the structure of the virtual NMS?
This year’s NALIP Media Summit will be held on a virtual platform. Each session will have separate access points that will require attendees to register before entering the group.
2. How can I get involved?
Lookout for opportunities to volunteer with NALIP! We are looking for volunteers in our programming, administration, graphics, digital production, and communications department. Updates can be found on our social media (@nalip_org) and weekly newsletter.
3. I can't afford a ticket to NMS. How can I attend NMS?
Apply for our Emerging Content Creators Inclusion Initiative scholarship. Selected participants will be given a curated itinerary to attend panels and workshops throughout the six-day summit. As part of the scholarship pass, they must make themselves available for the entirety of the NALIP Media Summit. For more information and to apply click here .
4. What does the cost from ticket sales go towards?
All funds made at the NALIP Media Summit will go towards our multiple programs and events that are put on throughout the year.
5. Where can I find more information about NALIP programs?
6.Do you host other events throughout the year?
Yes, stay tuned for updates on our Latino Media Fest which will occur in the fall and our Diverse Women in Media Forum which occurs annually in the winter! Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive the information on these events first.
For any questions about the 2020 NALIP Media Summit contact Mediasummit@nalip.org
How the coronavirus outbreak is roiling the film and entertainment industries
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The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, which was first identified in China in December, has had sweeping effects in the public health, business, and travel sectors, among others. And while the repercussions for the entertainment industry may seem to pale in comparison to the clear threat the virus poses to human life, the ripple effects do have implications for the people around the world who make a living producing and distributing movies, music, and more.
Read more at Vox.
Gloria Calderón Kellett Named one of the 25 Most Powerful Latinas by People En Español
New Hollywood Podcast: ‘Gentefied’s Marvin Lemus And Linda Yvette Chávez Talk Latinx Representation And How Netflix Series Reflects Their Own Lives
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The series, which is executive produced by America Ferrera and has Monica Macer (Queen Sugar, Nashville) as showrunner, is drenched in Latinx identity as it features brown love, intersectionality, the importance of community and the nuanced arguments that come with the topic of gentrification as well as displaced communities.
Listen to the podcast here: Deadline
The Hollywood Report presents: Alice Initiative Reveals Annual List of Emerging Female Directors
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The Hollywood Reported recently reported that the Alice Initiative, an initiative supported by a group of over 50 female film executives and producers, announced a list that highlighting 20 promising up-and-coming female directors.
Read more about list at The Hollywood Reporter.
Nalip published 'In the Heights' Lands New June 2021 Release Date in Members 2020-04-21 16:02:37 -0700
The movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical was pulled from the summer 2020 calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Warner Bros.' big-screen musical In the Heights has landed a new June 18, 2021, release date, the studio said Tuesday.
The film originally had been set to dance into theaters June 26, 2020, but was pulled last month from this year's calendar because of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) is directing the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's popular 2008 Broadway musical.
In the Heights follows a bodega owner (Anthony Ramos) who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after he inherits his grandmother's fortune.
Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz and Dascha Polanco round out the cast. Quiara Alegria Hudes and Marc Klein wrote the screenplay.
Read more here.
Nalip published Director Jon M. Chu Promises ‘In the Heights’ Will Hit the Big Screen: ‘It Demands to Be in a Theater in Members 2020-04-05 12:46:32 -0700
Director Jon M. Chu Promises ‘In the Heights’ Will Hit the Big Screen: ‘It Demands to Be in a Theater
Director Jon M. Chu promises “In the Heights” will make its theatrical debut. Exactly when, of course, is another question as the coronavirus pandemic prompted Warner Bros. to hit the “pause” button on the film’s scheduled June 26 release indefinitely. Screenings of early cuts of the film had already begun when the pandemic broke.
“I hate the word ‘indefinitely’ because it’s sort of open-ended. We’re gonna have a date. It’s just about if we choose a date now, we’d probably have to shift it later. So, we’re not going to commit to one now,” Chu said on the “Variety After-Show.”
The film — starring Anthony Ramos — centers on the largely Hispanic neighborhood of Washington Heights in Manhattan and is based on a hit musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.
“What we are committed to is, it’s going to be in a theater. It has to be in a theater. It demands to be in a theater,” said Chu. “This community lived a life that deserves to be on the big screen and celebrated in the biggest magical way, [and] we’re going to deliver that.”
Read the full article at Variety.
Nalip published Rosario Dawson to Play Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 in Members 2020-03-23 13:42:19 -0700
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Rosario Dawson has joined season 2 of “The Mandalorian” in a role which will have “Clone Wars” fans brimming with excitement.
The “Briarpatch” star has been cast in the guest starring role of Ahsoka Tano, Variety has confirmed. Tano is Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice and one of the central characters in the popular animated “Star Wars” series. This will mark the character’s first live-action appearance, after being voiced by Ashley Eckstein on all seven seasons of “Clone Wars,” the final season of which is currently airing on Disney Plus.
Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” is slated to drop on Disney Plus this Fall, after showrunner and creator Jon Favreau confirmed that a second season was on the way late last year. Favreau also previously revealed that Carl Weathers, who plays Greef Carga in the series, is set to direct an episode of its sophomore season.
The series is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order, following the travails of Mando (Pedro Pascal) in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. Season 1 ended with Mando flying off in search of Baby Yoda’s home planet. Precisely how Dawson’s Tano fits into the equation will be interesting to see, especially given all the events that take place between the end of the Clone Wars and the fall of the Empire.
Read more at Variety.
Fuse Media is currently seeking a Production Coordinator to provide operational and technical support to the production management team. This entry-level position will prepare and deliver assets to various departments within Fuse and external partners. The ideal candidate will have experience handling a wide range of administrative, production and technical related tasks and be able to work well in a busy multi-faceted environment of constantly changing priorities.Read more
Brave New Hollywood: How Latinx Content Creators Adapt to An Uncertain Future
With Projects in Limbo Latinx Filmmakers Hope the Industry’s Commitment to Inclusion Continues in a Post-COVID-19 World
Much has been written about filmmakers with projects selected to premiere at spring festivals forced to cancel amidst the pandemic. Yet, there are many others who were at different stages along the process—anywhere from development to post-production—or completed and about to apply to festivals.
Stuck in limbo, with upended production and release strategies now trying to adapt to a ravaged industry, these independent creators must either take greater risks in moving forward this year or take a step back to reassess the future landscape.
Award-winning, U.S. -based Mexican director Juan Martinez Vera, for example, completed post-production on his debut feature, “Spiked,” back in February prior to the implementation of stay-home orders, but now its path towards festival visibility and distribution has shifted dramatically.
Inspired by real-life events, the film was shot on location in Tucson, Arizona and follows the journey of a newspaper owner who investigates the wrongful death of an immigrant worker at the hands of the police. It’s a timely work from an emerging voice that should have gotten festival play in a normal setting, but the circumstances have now further jeopardized its success in an already uphill market for Latino content.
Although the full impact of COVID-19 in the film industry remains unknown, for Martinez Vera the options left now present a major dilemma for filmmakers. In his experience, film festivals and industry events have been a window to get exposure, which provides the creator some leverage to choose the right distributor and network with industry executives. Now that the face-to-face iterations of these opportunities are not taking place, filmmakers may consider shelving their films until festivals re-open.
Read the full article here.
Tribeca Postponed: What Comes Next?
By: Carlos Aguilar
Uncertainty reigns over the film world today. From major studios to independent art house theaters, the fallout from the COVID-19 global emergency has prompted cancellations, lay offs, and truncated productions, without a clear path to recovery. New initiatives that adapt to the fast-changing landscape have emerged—VOD distribution and online film festivals—but on an individual level, there are countless creators now in a frightening limbo.
In the days following the devastating announcement that Austin’s South By Southwest would not take place this year, inevitably, a slew of festivals across the country and the world followed suit. However, as of now, New York’s Tribeca Film Festival (originally scheduled for April 15-26), another high-profile stop in the circuit, has decided to postpone and reassess options for later dates rather than forgo the 2020 calendar altogether.
Read the full article here.
Delayed Not Diminished: Latinx Filmmakers Grapple with the Impact of the SXSW Cancellation
By: Carlos Aguilar
A heartbreaking reminder of the fragility of the independent film ecosystem, the cancellation of Austin’s banner festival South By Southwest (SXSW), due to COVID-19 concerns, has left hundreds of artists with heightened uncertainty about the future of their projects that were set to debut there or amplify their exposure.
A number of works from Latinx filmmakers are among them, including Ángel Manuel Soto’s Baltimore-set “Charm City Kings” to John Leguizamo’s “Critical Thinking, many of which were counting on SXSW as a pathway to distribution.
Ángel Manuel Soto, Michael Arcos, and Cristina Costantini at Sundance 2020
“We depend on film festivals and press reviews to be the ‘for sale’ sign to the world,” said David Alvarado, the director behind “We Are As Gods” whose production company Structure Films doesn’t sell their features until they are completed to retain creative independence. “This SXSW implosion certainly unraveled the first steps to distribution in a profound way,” he added.
Repercussions of this prolonged disruption of the industry, with several others events cancelled and release dates move, can’t quantified in full yet, but the instant consequences include a bottleneck of films crowding whatever festivals do take place later in the year with some having to reconsider if a prestigious world premiere remains in the cards.
“One of the problems we have is the concentration of power in a very small number of festivals, so if you’re looking for distribution your options are very narrow,” noted Brazilian director Mario Furloni, whose feature “Freeland” was headed to Austin. ““This affects smaller budget films that don’t have distribution partners much more than bigger films,” continued Furloni.
Read the full article here.
Lin Manuel’s Big Bet is here to Change the Numbers
Historically, representation of the Latinx community has been almost non-existent within the entertainment industry, and looking at the current data today there has been very little progress. The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative recently collaborated on a study called Latinos in Film: Erasure On Screen & Behind the Camera Across 1,200 Popular Movies, breaking the top-grossing films of 2007-2018. The study revealed that only three percent of those films featured Latinx leads/co-leads within the 12-year span. Two upcoming films are set to make a revolutionary shift to those numbers and the current status quo.
The musical phenomenon, “Hamilton”, written and composed by Lin Manuel Miranda, will be in theaters on October 15th, 2021. Miranda has brought the story of Alexander Hamilton and his untimely death to life by reimagining the founding fathers as brown and black faces and by using catchy hip-hop tracks to help the story along. The theatrical release of “Hamilton” will be unique, as it isn’t an adaptation of the musical, but rather a “live capture” of the musical featuring the original cast. According to Variety, Disney has purchased the rights to the stage film for a whopping 75 million dollars, and per Deadline this is the most expensive single film acquisition in industry history.
Disney paid a notable price tag for the rights to the stage film, but they didn't just purchase a stage film: the industry powerhouse purchased a potential franchise that could continue to give them revenue for years to come. Disney also plans to put the film on its streaming platform, Disney+, in the future. It is critical to note that having the rights to the stage film will provide an upper hand if the musical were to be adapted into a motion picture, thus opening the door for revenue to skyrocket.
Read more here.
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The Black List Teams With Hulu For Inaugural Latinx TV List
In July 2019, as Deadline reported, The Black List partnered with NALIP, The Latin Tracking Board, Mijente, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Remezcla and UnidosUS to create the very first Latinx List for feature screenplays.
This February, The Black List has partnered up with NALIP, The Latin Tracking Board, The Untitled Latinx Project, and Remezcla to create a call for submissions for the inaugural Latinx TV List, which will focus on one-hour and half-hour original pilots written by at least one Latinx writer and featuring a Latinx or Latin American character in a prominent role.
Filmmakers and content creators are invited to submit a script for consideration by uploading it to The Black List website during the month of February 2020.
Submissions will be accepted until April 29, 2020. Only one-hour and half-hour original pilot submissions will be considered for this opportunity (no webseries, please.)
Writers selected for the Latinx TV List will be notified of their placement in Spring 2020, with a public announcement to follow.
Please submit your scripts to https://blcklst.com/education/opportunities/81
Read the Deadline Article here!
-Writers should be Latinos residing currently in the US - any country of origin or other status is fine
-Any kind of story is eligible and will be considered
-All scripts must have one Latinx character in a prominent, lead role
-Scripts can be bilingual as long as they are written primarily in English
-Half-hours and one-hours considered, no web series please
-All levels of experience considered for submitting writers
-Scripts submitted should be as free from attachments as possible
Questions? Don't hesitate to reach out to The Black List:
Nalip published Administrative Assistant - Hulu Original Documentaries in Job Board 2020-02-05 12:55:17 -0800
Hulu Original Documentaries is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join our growing Originals team. As an Administrative Assistant at Hulu, you will materially impact the productivity and efficiency of the Original Documentaries team.Read more
The NALIP Media Summit Coordinator works closely with the NALIP’s Executive Director, Projects Director, and Board of Directors to execute the largest media event for the Latinx community that aligns with NALIP’s mission and vision of promoting, advocating and creating opportunities for Latinos in entertainment.
The NALIP Media Summit is a 4-day conference that brings together industry professionals and filmmakers to promote and advance Latinx and diverse content creators in media, behind and in front of the camera. The Media Summit is NALIP’s staple event and remains the largest and most prestigious gathering of Latinx content creators in America. We celebrate the convergence of media and the inclusion of Latinxs as one within the general market.Read more
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is currently seeking to fill the position of the Latino Media Market (LMM) Coordinator. The coordinator is responsible for implementing and coordinating every aspect of the Latino Media Market program, that takes place during the NALIP Media Summit.
The Latino Media Market is a 2-day event, during the NALIP Media Summit, where selected filmmakers participate in pitch meetings with industry executives, agents, distributors, funders, and mentors to advance their current project.Read more
Nalip published Cine Sony & NALIP Unveil Second Voces Nuevas Short Film Contest in Members 2020-01-15 11:36:38 -0800
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.
Eligible filmmakers ages 18 and up who reside in the U.S. can submit short films ranging from from two to 20 minutes in length from now through March 8. Projects can be submitted to https://filmfreeway.com/cinesonyvocesnuevas
“Last year, Voces Nuevas had over 300 filmmakers submit everything from comedies to thrillers to dramas, confirming our belief that there is so much deserving talent out there,” said Jeff Meier, SVP and General Manager, U.S. Networks, at Sony Pictures Television. “We are excited to join forces with NALIP and once again provide a platform to show audiences the talent and creativity of emerging filmmakers.”
Voces Nuevas aims to discover and celebrate emerging film talent while providing a new resource for content development. Entrants will compete for the chance to win $10,000 plus airfare and accommodations for up to five nights in Los Angeles for the opportunity to meet with Sony Pictures Television executives and have their short films air on Cine Sony, the premier movie channel for the bicultural U.S. Latinx audience. The winner also will be awarded a scholarship to the 2020 NALIP Media Summit, and the winning film will screen at the Summit’s short film showcase as well as on the Sony Lot.
Judges reviewing submissions include actor, producer and activist Wilmer Valderrama; actor-producer Nicholas Gonzalez; writer-director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta; producer Lalo Alcaraz; director Jorge Gutierrez; and senior creative executives from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
“NALIP is ecstatic to once again partner up with Cine Sony for the second annual Voces Nuevas short film competition, and we look forward to expanding the impact of this partnership to benefit the development of Latinx creatives,” said NALIP Executive Director, Ben Lopez. “We are confident that this joint effort to elevate Latinx narratives will bring us closer to a more inclusive industry.”
Read more at Deadline
Every year during NALIP's Season Of Giving, we strive to support the advancement of LatinX and underrepresented communities through our many programs such as NALIP Media Summit, Latino Lens™, Latino Media Fest, Diverse Women In Media Initiative and more.
In 2019, we dedicated Season of Giving to the Diverse Women In Media Initiative. We highlighted powerful influential women and emerging professional women from NALIP internships.
At our 2019 Diverse Women In Media Forum, we connected, promoted and provided mentorship for content creators and executive professionals to advance their careers. Together we provide resources to the next generation in the entertainment industry.
2019 Diverse Women In Media Forum was an empowering day filled with thought-provoking panels, an engaging mentorship session, and a few moments to recognize women in the industry for their work in helping to create a more inclusive space for women of color and underrepresented communities.
Before working with Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), Irene volunteered at NALIP as a Digital Volunteer for 2018 NALIP Media Summit, Interned for 2018 Latino Media Fest, Volunteer Coordinated at the 2018 Diverse Women In Media Forum, and spearheaded the pre-production of future NALIP podcasts.
Before working with NBCUniversal Media, LLC as an Assignment Editor, Vania served NALIP as a communications intern in the Spring of 2018.
From a communications intern at NALIP to News Assignment Desk intern at TMZ, NALIP makes it possible for diverse creatives, like Sharon, to pursue their professional development in entertainment and media.
Before working with The Whitehouse Post, Stephanie served NALIP as a Digital Intern for NALIP events including: the NALIP Media Summit ’18 (NMS), Diverse Women In Media Forum ’18, Digital Roundtables, and Sundance, eventually evolving into a Digital Production Associate.
Watch more testimonials on our youtube page!
Gloria Calderón Kellett has never been one to shy away from controversial topics like LGBTQ+ relationships and toxic masculinity. She has created roles that steer clear of Latinx stereotypes as showrunner of “One Day At a Time,” and continues to amplify Latinx voices both behind the camera and on screen. We presented her with the Industry Pioneer award at our 20th Annual NALIP Media Summit.
We are pleased to continue supporting influential women of color like Calderón Kellett who have created space for strong Latinx characters.
Actress, producer, activist, entrepreneur, and so much more, Zoe Saldana is the epitome of a true star in Hollywood. She has built her reputation as a versatile and respected actor by choosing roles that she feels passionately about. NALIP had the pleasure of awarding Zoe with the Outstanding Achievement in Film at the 2017 NALIP Latino Media Awards!
We are thrilled to continue honoring powerful influential women like Zoe who have positively portrayed strong female characters.
Stephanie Allain produces award-winning films by women and writer-directors of color that make headlines, launch careers and shape the cultural landscape. From producing films like Hustle and Flow, Dear White People, and Leimert Park to directing the LA Film Festival for five years, Allain has utilized her experience working with celebrated artists as well as their tens of thousands of attendees to further diversity and inclusion in entertainment. She was able to share her insight on our Producer’s Panel at our 2018 Diverse Women in Media Forum.
View More Powerhouse Women we featured on our social media!
For more information about the Diverse Women in Media Initiative, visit nalip.org/dwimi.
Support our programs and future internships programs by visiting nalip.org/donate.
How to Help Puerto Rico
Our Puerto Rican family was hit with one of the most devastating earthquakes on January 7th, by a 6.4 magnitude quake followed by a 6.0 magnitude aftershock. Having been recently affected by Hurricane María in 2017, recovery efforts are still ongoing and proven more vital than ever.
According to CNN, over a third of the island's utility customers had no water service following the quake, and much of the island temporarily lost power. Much of the power outages and damage is concentrated around Puerto Rico's southern coast, which was the epicenter of the quake. Mayita Meléndez, the mayor of Ponce on the island's southern coast, said that eight people had been reported injured and one 77-year-old man had been killed in the intense tremors, CBS reported. The 6.4 magnitude quake followed smaller seismic events that had been felt on the island since the last week of December.
Puerto Rico needs your support during this time of recovery.
How You Can Support Puerto Rico
Foundation for Puerto Rico
Foundation for Puerto Rico, a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2011, creates opportunities that drive social and economic development in Puerto Rico, with a focus on the visitor economy and transforming the island into a global destination.
RS Events for Life
RS Events for Life is a non-profit 501(c)(3) accredited organization that helps kids in need be for health issues, education or living conditions. RS Events for Life is also invested in helping control the overpopulation of stray dogs in the Island of Puerto Rico. Founded by Roselyn Sanchez - the Foundation produces yearly events identifying children's hospitals in need, communities in need and dog shelters in need.
Donate To The Hispanic Federation: Unidos
In the aftermath of Hurricane María, the Hispanic Federation launched its Unidos program, which partnered with local grassroots organizations, foundations, businesses, and individuals to ensure that emergency relief was able to have long-term positive impacts on Puerto Rico. Donations help fund both first responders and sustainable contributions to local community organizations.
Donate To Americares
The medical aid organization Americares played an important role in helping Puerto Ricans recover from the trauma of Hurricane María, according to ABC News. In 2018, the organization expanded its programming on the island through the Americares Puerto Rico Mental Health Services, and they are currently accepting emergency donations as they prepare to aid in earthquake relief efforts.
Donate To World Central Kitchen
The World Central Kitchen, dedicated to providing food-based first response services, is already preparing to assist in the aftermath of the most recent quakes. According to founder chef José Andrés writing on Twitter, generators and solar power are already being put to use to bring emergency food aid to people across Puerto Rico. The organization is accepting donations for emergency relief.
Donate To Puerto Ricans In Action
A fiscally sponsored 501c(3), PRiA's mission is to ensure the vibrant future of the Puerto Rican people by strengthening Puerto Rican identity, communities, and connection with Puerto Rico. Our goals are to be the central organizer for the Puerto Rican community in Los Angeles and to ensure everyone on the island has access to clean drinking water.
How NALIP is Supporting Puerto Rico
The NALIP community is working to raise awareness and funds for Puerto Rico - read all about how they're working towards disaster relief efforts:
NALIPster Nino Alicea
As a part of NALIP’s Latino Lens™ Workshop Series, the second workshop of 2019 took place March 2nd, "Last Looks with Nino Alicea." Participants had the chance to learn about the art of production design as well as help with a great cause as proceeds benefited Nino’s Puerto Rico Relief Fund.
"I would like to manifest of a day when we ALL put our “granito de arena”. That would be a glorious day!" - Nino Alicea
NALIPster Angel Manuel Soto
Angel Manuel Soto is an L.A. based Puerto Rican who is a longtime NALIP supporter and showcased his first film, "La Granja" as at NALIP's Latino Lens Showcase. He is an award-winning filmmaker and the director of “Charm City Kings,” to premiere at Sundance on Monday, January 27th.
"NALIP is a unifying org and force in the industry and hopes the strength of our community can come together and support Puerto Rico at this vital time." -Angel
NALIPster Rebecca Murga
Rebecca Murga is an award-winning filmmaker who works in Los Angeles as a writer and director. She is currently working on a documentary, "CAT5," about Puerto Rico, post Hurricane María and the resilience Puerto Ricans have exhibited in the face of adversity. Rebecca was also the recipient of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) grant announced at Sundance 2015.
NALIPster Veronica Falcon
For our upcoming workshop this Sunday with Queen of the South's very own Veronica Falcón, NALIP will be donating a portion of the proceeds to Puerto Rico relief efforts.
Nalip published Guillermo Del Toro Featured in Quibi's Keynote Intro in Members 2020-01-10 11:16:28 -0800
Guillermo Del Toro amongst others were featured in a recent Quibi keynote intro Wednesday morning at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This was the first time that Quibi has shown their innovative platform to an audience — and the audience at CES was enjoying it.
Accompanying Del Toro in this intro video was Steven Spielberg, Antoine Fuqua, Peter Farrelly, Catherine Hardwicke and Reese Witherspoon.
Check out the video above and read more about the keynote and what Quibi's Katzenberg and Whitman had to say, here.
Nalip published 'Parasite' HBO Limited Series in the Works From Bong Joon Ho, Adam McKay in Members 2020-01-09 13:38:53 -0800
Image Courtesy of THRTalks are underway with HBO, which came out on top of a bidding war with Netflix for the rights.
Parasite, one of the most acclaimed movies of 2019, is heading to HBO as a limited series.
Bong Joon Ho, who wrote and directed the Palm d’or winner and Oscar hopeful, is teaming with Adam McKay, whose recent work The Big Short and Vice has earned him multiple awards nominations.
Deals are not done but talks are underway with HBO, which came out on top of a bidding war with Netflix for the rights.
Parasite followed the poor but cunning Kim family as they ingratiated themselves into the lives of their wealthy employers, the Park family. The relationship between the two clans went through several twists and ultimately ended up having deadly consequences.
It is unclear if the limited series will be some sort of follow-up to the movie or an English-language remake.
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
As NALIP celebrates its 20th anniversary, we invite you to join us in taking a look at how we have used this year to honor the past and build the future of this organization.
Here is a little sneak peak of what to expect!
NALIP AT FESTIVALS
With the start of every new year, NALIP positions itself
into the festival space by conducting panels, mixers, and participating in the film and media markets around the globe. From markets in the United States to international festivals in Latin America and Europe, NALIP aims to be a globally trusted source for Latinx talent.
20TH KICK OFF: AN EVENING WITH NALIP
To formally kick off the organization’s twentieth anniversary, NALIP hosted an event at the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy’s Pickford Center in Hollywood. The event, held on June 12th, was NALIP’s first event in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and hosted over 150 attendees for a showcase of five short films.
NALIP MEDIA SUMMIT
Guided by the vision of supporting skills, projects, and relationships among Latinx content creators, NALIP was proud to present the 20th Annual NALIP Media Summit. This remarkable event took place at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood from July 25th to the 27th, and the 28th proceeded at The Montalban to conclude the last day of programming. As the four-day summit’s presenting sponsor, HBO helped NALIP celebrate its 20th anniversary with a fully packed schedule. This year, NALIP took on an astounding 34 panels, totaling over 145 speakers, with the majority of speakers being women. High-profile speakers provided insight and guidance to attendees regarding the television, film, documentary, and digital media spheres. Additionally, the NALIP Media Summit hosted two keynote luncheons, two interactive workshops, and four networking opportunities.
ALIP hosted the Latino Media Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday, July 27th. Guests enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and photos on the red carpet at the pre-reception, co-presented by Hennessy. Singer-songwriter Giuliana opened the gala portion of the ceremony, hosted by comedian Al Madrigal, with a live musical performance.
Read more about Latino Media Awards honorees in our report!
LATINO MEDIA FEST
Latino Media Fest is the unique presenter of the best U.S.-based Latinx content across all media platforms including narrative shorts, TV/Streaming pilots, digital web series, virtual reality, and documentary shorts. The festival took place at the AMC Century City 15 in Los Angeles, CA, from October 2nd to the 4th, bringing together Latino filmmakers, industry representatives, executives, and film aficionados for a 3-day event. With over 200 attendees and over 50 volunteers to help put on the event, the fest featured two sponsor screenings, six panels, three networking mixers, a workshop, and an awards ceremony.
Read more about Latino Media Fest honorees here!
THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING 2019!