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  • published Join 2024-03-04 11:33:48 -0800


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  • published Barbara Matos in Board of Directors 2023-11-14 12:31:57 -0800

    Barbara Matos

    Vice Chair

    Barbara Matos is a Diversity and Inclusion leader with 20 plus years of experience. She is committed to ensuring that diversity, inclusion and employee engagement always remain a top priority and are closely linked to the overall business strategy. She is dedicated to fostering a corporate culture that embraces each individual’s unique background to create a positive and inclusive work environment. She is a motivational leader with a proven record of building cohesion between all levels of staff, management and business units.

    Matos was a key creator and architect of the Diversity & Inclusion Program at CBS Corporation, established in 2000.  She reported directly to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation. 

    She served as Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, CBS Corporation engaging with diverse partners and local and national advocacy groups to enhance outreach. She managed the CBS Diversity Institute Workshops and worked closely on the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase. Barbara Chaired RAD, the CBS Diversity Employee Resource Group, and served as Executive Sponsor of the CBS Women’s Networking Group. She was a critical strategic partner on the development of the CBS Corporation Diversity Council on both the East and West coasts which promoted and monitored the company’s commitment to D&I initiatives. Matos was also an active member of the CBS Corporation Volunteer Committee. She was an integral component in the initiation of the wide range of diversity efforts at CBS.

    Matos joined CBS in May 1995 in the CBS International, Business Affairs Department. Before joining CBS, Matos was a paralegal at Mahler & Harris, P.C. and a registered Interpreter with the U.S. Department of Justice (1987-1995).

    Matos is a graduate of St. John’s University. She serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) as well as on the Advisory Committee of their Diverse Women in Media Initiative. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Teatro Circulo. She is a Senior Founding Advisor of TIGHT5, an Advisory Board member of Arts for a Better Tomorrow, an Advisory Board member of MediaMKRS and serves on the Lenox Hill Hospital Women's Health Council. Matos was among Diversity Global Magazine’s 2019 Top 15 Champions of Diversity and among the Imagen Foundation’s Powerful and Influential Latinos in Film and Television in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.

  • published Media Maker Executive Membership in Join NALIP 2023-11-03 11:51:23 -0700
  • published Media Organization Member in Join NALIP 2023-11-03 11:51:10 -0700
  • published Why I Strike in News 2023-09-03 20:06:34 -0700

    Why I Strike by Danielle Sanchez-Witzel


    As we celebrate the leadership and contributions of the American worker this Labor Day, the film and television industry remains engaged in a generational struggle that will shape the future of our workforce, our content, and our business. It’s been 126 days since WGA members stopped working and went on strike and more than six weeks since SAG-AFTRA members joined them. With ripple effects felt through every part of the industry, we are hyperaware of how this moment is impacting historically excluded communities today and in the future.

    To mark Labor Day, NALIP asked Danielle Sanchez-Witzel who serves on the Negotiating Committee of the WGA to tell us why she strikes and what’s at stake.

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  • published Pride 2023: 9 LGBTQ+ Films by NALIPsters to Watch in News 2023-06-28 11:56:48 -0700

    Pride 2023: 9 LGBTQ+ Films by NALIPsters to Watch

    To celebrate Pride Month we are highlighting LGBTQ+ projects made by NALIP members and fellows to add to your watchlist. These short films show the diversity of stories within the Latine community. Check out the projects below and other works from the filmmakers.

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  • published LMRP Section in Members Only 2023-06-26 16:38:05 -0700

    LMRP Section

    The Latino Media Resource Project is a database of NALIP working professionals and emerging creators looking for their next collaborators and network connections. Are you looking for your next DP? Maybe a writer for a cool concept - NALIP hopes to build a community of creators who uplift each other. NALIP Members will have the exclusive opportunity to be added to this database. To do so complete the form below.


    The Latino Media Resource Project is made possible by the support of:

  • published Members Work Section in Members Only 2023-06-26 16:37:43 -0700

    Members Work Section

    Being able to showcase your creative voice to your collaborators is a crucial part of working in the industry. This page showcases different Members' work over the years and the projects that have gone through our various programs. From character driven dramas to horror, there is a little taste of everything. Submit your work below!

  • published Work Submission in Members Only 2023-06-26 16:37:08 -0700
  • published Programs Associate, NALIP in Job Board 2023-05-18 16:31:17 -0700

    Programs Associate, NALIP

    Programs Associate 



    Reports to: Director of Programs  


     Summary of Position 

    The Programs Associate is responsible for the development and implementation of all program curricula, incubators/workshops, research, and chair of the programs’ selection committee. 

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  • published Digital Communications Associate, NALIP in Job Board 2023-04-04 15:26:10 -0700

    Digital Communications Associate, NALIP

    Digital Communications Associate



    Reports to: Director of Programs

    Summary of Position 

    This position manages all media platforms and primarily supports the marketing efforts of NALIP’s programs and fundraising initiatives, with additional focus on the digital communications, website content preparation, paid ads, alumni newsletter, social media content and execution as well as marketing partnerships to promote the NALIP’s programs and outreach.  

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  • published Creating The Page: Latine Filmmakers You Should Know in News 2023-03-31 19:02:46 -0700

    Creating The Page: Latina Filmmakers You Should Know

    As Women's History Month comes to close we've chose to highlight some amazing Latina filmmakers who have made their mark within the world of film! Learn all about them here.

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  • published Black History Month: Afro-Indigenous Films to Watch in News 2023-02-24 13:16:46 -0800

    Black History Month: Afro-Indigenous Films to Watch

    NALIP knows the importance of representation and the importance of having BIPOC filmmakers tell their stories. Thus, we want to uplift and highlight Black/African-American voices that show the diversity of the African diaspora.


    Here are films that showcase voices from Afro-Indigenous communities.

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  • published Black History Month: Afro-Latino Films to Watch in News 2023-02-24 13:15:58 -0800

    Black History Month: Afro-Latino Films to Watch

    NALIP knows the importance of representation and the importance of having BIPOC filmmakers tell their stories. Thus, we want to uplift and highlight Black/African-American voices that show the diversity of the African diaspora.


    Here are films about Afro-Latino stories.

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  • published Diana Luna in Staff 2023-01-25 18:09:51 -0800

    Diana Luna - Executive Director

    Over the course of her extensive 20 years of career, Diana Luna has prioritized creating opportunities that support the professional advancement of individuals in a variety of creative fields, in particular those from underrepresented communities.

    Born and raised in Mexico City, she holds a BA in Communications from Tec de Monterrey and a MS in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s College. She began her career in Mexico City in public relations, relocated to Vermont and worked in college admissions developing diversity initiatives. 

    Attracted by the California sun she arrived at Claremont Graduate University to launch the masters degrees in Arts Management and Art Business. At CGU she impulsed and oversaw the Latino Arts Leaders Fellowship with the goal of increasing and positioning Latino executives in the arts nonprofit sector in Los Angeles. 

    As the director of LMU Extension at Loyola Marymount University, she managed more than 160 job training certificate programs focusing on providing job placement for underserved populations (veterans, persons with disabilities, at-risk youth, homeless, etc.) through industry partnerships, scholarships and awarded federal grants. 

    Continuing fostering her passion for the arts, for the past 7 years, Diana led the nonprofit organization Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today (TFT) with the goal of highlighting and advancing the careers of emerging Latino filmmakers. In partnership with Hola Mexico Film Festival, TFT is today a tight community of more than a hundred talented creators that together promote professional growth, access to unique projects and collaborations. 

    Diana has a kid in college and currently lives in Los Angeles Arts District with her old dog Moka. 

  • published STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers' Intensive in Programs & Events 2022-07-15 15:15:46 -0700

    STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers' Intensive


    For the first time, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) have teamed together with STARZ to create the STARZ #TAKETHELEAD Writers' Intensive for emerging underrepresented Writers who are looking to break into a career in TV writing for premium cable. The STARZ #TAKETHELEAD Writers' Intensive creates an opportunity for writers to develop a spec script alongside key mentors, executives, and writers.
    The STARZ #TAKETHELEAD Writers' Intensive will select 10 writers to participate in phase one of the program where writers will be mentored by industry professionals to hone their understanding of TV writing and develop an episode treatment and pitch. Following phase one, four writers will be selected by a Jury to move forward to phase two of the intensive where they will write a full episode spec script, receiving support from creatives and executives.

    ● Call for entries open date - July 15th, 2022 at 9am PT
    ● Call for entries close date - July 29th, 2022 at 11:59pm PT
    ● Participants Announced - August 8th, 2022
    Selected participants must be available for the duration of the following dates:
    ● Phase 1: August 22, 2022 to September 16, 2022
    ● Phase 2: October 3rd, 2022 to November 4th, 2022


    ● $5,000 USD grant awarded to the four participants who move on to phase 2 of the program
    ● Opportunity to meet industry professionals and creatives
    ● Feedback from top executives on your pitch (phase 1 participants)
    ● Feedback from top executives on your spec episode script (phase 2 participants only)
    Phase One
    (4 weeks for participants at approximately 8 hours each week, Monday - Friday)
    ● 15 meetings over 3 weeks with industry creatives and professionals
    ● Participants work with feedback and support to develop an episode treatment and pitch
    ● Culminates in a STARZ Jury hearing pitches, reading treatments and making final cohort selection
    Phase Two
    (5 weeks for participants at approximately 6 hours each week, Monday - Friday)
    ● Meetings with STARZ executives to hone spec script
    ● Feedback from STARZ mentors to refine spec script
    ● Final review and final set of notes for spec script
    ● Pitch of spec script


    This program is supported by:
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