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  • published Profile Submission in Members Only 2023-06-26 16:37:24 -0700

    Profile Submission

    Please fill out the form below. Upon your submission our team will review your profile prior to publishing it to our Latino Media Resource Project Database. Our team will verify any responses provided and may contact you for clarification or needed changes.

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    This workshop is all about the anatomy of a pitch...whether it's your film, your television series or your services. What does it really take to make a powerful pitch? What are the pitfalls to avoid at all cost? How can you master the art of pitching with your own style, personality  and brand? This workshop will give you the Career Coach/Talent Agent Consultant's top 10 tips for pitching with conviction and results. 

    Learn how to prepare, how to read the person you're pitching to, how to pitch as a team, how to engage, and how to anticipate every question. If you ever wondered what it really takes to do a successful pitch, this workshop is for you.

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    Jim is a Certified Life/Career/Business Coach to the entertainment industry, small business owners, veterans in film and television, women in finance and NYU alumni. Jim is certified by the International Coach Federation and founded the Gay Coaches Collective/NYC. Jim Arnoff also consults as a talent agent having represented television production companies in developing and selling original programming . 

    As a consultant, he shapes pitches, strengthens sizzle reels and works with producers to launch their own production companies.  He practices entertainment law in television, film and digital. Jim worked at the William Morris Agency as both an in-house lawyer and television packaging agent. He leads workshops for Veterans in Media and Entertainment/East and West, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, U.S. Military Academy, Writers Guild of America/East and West, New York Women in Film & Television, NYU/Tisch/Career Services/Arts & Entertainment Network, The Actors Fund/East and West, Hollywood Radio & Television Society, Women in Film,, Film Fatales, Hollywood Women’s Collective, The Filmshop/East and West and the Children’s Media Association Jim is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts ("Pitching Your Television Series to the Industry Pros") and guest speaks at NYU and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He is a member of the New York State, New York City and LGBT Bar Associations.


  • published JANICZA BRAVO in Latinx Directors 2020-11-10 15:32:48 -0800


    Janicza Bravo has spent half her life in Panama and half in Brooklyn. She studied directing and design for theatre at New York University's Playwrights Horizons Theater School. She has mounted plays in New York, Los Angeles, and Madrid. Her first short, Eat, premiered at SXSW. Her last short, Gregory Go Boom, played at the Sundance Film Festival.


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  • published SJ MAIN-MUÑOZ in Latinx Directors 2020-11-10 15:28:45 -0800


    SJ Main-Muñoz is an award-winning director, writer, and producer whose films have screened in over 200 festivals worldwide. She has been selected for numerous competitive film labs and fellowships, including those of We For She Direct Her, NALIP, WGAW, WIF, AWD, and FIND. Before devoting herself full-time to directing in the dramatic and historical genres, SJ worked as a producer, unit production manager, production supervisor, coordinator, director of development, script editor, post supervisor, and executive assistant for film and commercials. She has worked with filmmakers and companies including Merchant Ivory Productions, DreamWorks SKG, River Road Entertainment, and director Stanley Donen.

    As a second-generation Latinx determined to increase Latino representation in film and TV, SJ has written for the Huffington Post on the subjects of Latino Film and Women in Media, and she was the founder of the former Latino Film Fund and Latino Screenplay Competition. SJ has also lectured at Loyola Marymount University on the roles of the film director and producer. SJ received her BA from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television in Directing and Acting, where she was the recipient of the James Bridges Excellence Award for Acting.

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  • published JULIETA MESSMER in Latinx Directors 2020-11-10 15:14:02 -0800


    Storyteller and Creative Advocate with a Major on Mass Media Studies, a certificate degree on Production Design and 9 years experience in screenwriting. Julieta's first Feature screenplay Nena Saludame al Diego was produced in Venezuela by Trampolín, CNAC and Ibermedia (2013). It was exhibited on Málaga International Film festival, Cine Las Américas Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de la Habana and Women's International Film & Arts Festival among others. She has served as a creative consultant for Narrative Features (Dos de Trébol, 2011), Narrative Short Films (Salta, Tribeca Film Festival 2017; Vuela, Tribeca Film Institute "Through her Lens Program" 2017), TV Documentaries (Viva Venezuela, 2008; Piratas de Cuello Blanco, 2010) and TV Drama Series (Con Amor Aurora, 2011; My Sister and Me, 2018). Her first short film Llenas de Gracia (2016) is a fashion statement about Venezuelan Crisis and social identities which she directed and produced with the support of Possible Group and the sponsorship of Venezuelan Top designers Vanessa Boulton, Valentina Wolfermann and major local clothing brands Fru-Fru and Aprilis. As a natural entrepreneur, Julieta has invested her spare time building a career in fashion and costume design. She is the owner of El Petit Vintage, a vintage clothing sale and rental in Caracas and Mexico City since 2012. Through this, she has become a reference on this field and has contributed as a costume designer for TV, Films and music videos for well known artists such as Pitipol Ybarra (director for HBO Capadocia and Netflix's Ingobernable), Fina Torres (Cannes Camera D'Or winner) and Rawayana (Latin Grammy Nominated Music Band from Venezuela). She is currently working as a content developer for El Idearium LLC, a Miami-based production company focused on Latino Audiences in the United States and Vuela is one of her production goals for 2018.


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  • published DWIMF 2020 in Diverse Women in Media Initiative 2020-11-04 17:47:16 -0800
  • Gloria Calderón Kellett Sees Comedy as First Step to Improved Latinx Depictions

    Gloria Calderón Kellett says her drive to create stories about the Hispanic community comes from wanting to provide more accurate representations of it in entertainment. 

    "The constant demonizing of our community made me a writer because we need more accuracy out there," she said during the Diverse Women In Media panel hosted by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers in Los Angeles on Thursday night.


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  • Diverse Women in Media Forum offers hope mixed with practicality

    A West Hollywood hotel banquet room full of aspiring industry players got a day of encouragement – along with, crucially, some practical advice – at the Diverse Women in Media Forum Thursday.


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  • "One Day At A Time" Star Isabella Gomez Speaks About Her Experience With Colorism at NALIP's Diverse Women in Media Forum

    One Day At a Time is coming back for its fourth season in 2020 and fans are stoked! It would be an understatement to say how rare shows like ODAAT really are and how important it is for Latinx to be portrayed as full multifaceted people. One thing in particular that has made the sitcom so beloved is the progressive way it deals with everything from mental illness and gentrification to homophobia and racism.

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  • NALIP Featured in Variety's Ultimate Party Guide for 2020 Sundance!

    Heading to Park City?

    From intimate dinners and cocktail parties to late night bashes (that end just in time to head to brunch), there’s plenty to keep this year’s film festival attendees out of the cold between screenings.

    Here is Variety’s ultimate party guide for Sundance 2020: 

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  • Inside the National Association of Latino Independent Producers Events at Sundance

    As part of their mission to discover, promote, and inspire Latinx content creators and diverse voices across media platforms, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) hosted a series of events during Sundance 2020.

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  • published NALIP Featured In HipLatina Article! in News 2020-11-02 12:31:02 -0800

    NALIP Featured In HipLatina Article!

    Last year Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative in partnership with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and Wise Entertainment released a report shining a light on the lack of Latinx representation in Hollywood. They found that only three percent of movies featured Latinx actors in lead roles from 2007 through 2018 in the 100 top-grossing films and J.Lo was the only Latinx actress over 45 to star in a film in the last 12 years.

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  • The Black List Opens Submissions For Inaugural Latinx TV List

    The Black List is partnering with The Latin Tracking Board, NALIP, Remezcla and The Untitled Latinx Project for the inaugural Latinx TV List. Interested writers and creators who are interested can submit to between now and March 18.

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  • Call for Submissions: ‘The 2020 Latinx TV List’ Hopes To Uplift Underrepresented Voices on TV

    The issue of on-screen Latinx underrepresentation is, at this point, nothing new. Study after study — not to mention controversy after controversy — reminds us that Latinos are prized as audiences but not given the requisite opportunities to thrive in the entertainment industry. On July 2019, The Black List — the annual survey of Hollywood executives’ favorite unproduced screenplays that has since also become an online hub for aspiring screenwriters everywhere — partnered with The Latin Tracking Board, MijenteNALIP, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Remezcla and UnidosUS to create the very first Latinx List for feature screenplays. That list ended up including recent Sundance film Blast Beat as well as three projects from up and coming Latina screenwriters.

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  • published Latinx Directors in Resources 2020-11-09 13:07:11 -0800

    Latinx Directors

    Lin-Manuel Miranda