NALIP Partner News

Posted by on August 17, 2018

Check out our Partner News for the week of August 17th 2018!

Learn how to prepare a budget for your documentary from the original creator of the infamous doc budget template - Robert Bahar (The Silence of Others, Made in L.A.). The workshop will seek to demystify the budgeting process, and empower participants to use a budget as a proactive tool to manage production and serve the creative process.

Don’t miss this special session at #docsgetreal. Join IDA and the Academy at Getting Real ‘18 documentary film conference this Sept. 25-27 in LA!

Link Text: Get your 3-day pass now!


This R29 (Refinery29) / Level Forward partnership provides you – whether emerging or established talent – with support and opportunity to realize your vision and reach new audiences through moving, magnetic and unique storytelling – personal to you, relevant to others.

  • The SHATTERBOX shorts have made their way to audiences around the world; they have premiered at Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, and Palm Springs Film Festivals, have been viewed via R29’s online community of 500 million, and most recently aired on television network TNT. And there are still places to go!
  • Level Forward’s commitment to advancing story-driven and impact-minded work that extends the influence of creative excellence defines this new breed entertainment company and our partnership. At the core of Level Forward’s work is a fundamental belief that commercial success can be used to satisfy underserved audiences, reward storytellers and investors, and advance the greater good.

Now it’s your turn to submit your work for consideration. We’re looking for scripts, proposals or films in progress to join the next SHATTERBOX cohort. We can’t wait to see what you do!


  • Personal films with a strong narrative - shorts with a beginning, middle, and end
  • A variety of recognizable genres - sci-fi, comedy, drama, action, animation
  • Shorts can be fiction or non-fiction

DEADLINE: 8/24/18



  • Films can be scripted, documentary, or animated.
  • Proposals are to consist of a treatment for the project, a moodboard, scripts, examples of past work, and a director’s statement.
  • If the project does not have a producer attached, R29 can assign a producer.
  • All scripts should be in the final stages.
  • All submissions should be ready to shoot Fall 2018.

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO [email protected]. More information HERE

You’re invited to join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) with presenting partners NALIP and SAG-AFTRA on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 for the annual NFMLA Film Festival InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema event.  The event will be hosted at The Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Doors will open to the public at 4PM with a pre-reception for the first shorts program, and the night will include a pre-reception before each of the evening’s programs, where attendees can sip cocktails and mingle with industry professionals and festival selected filmmakers in the lounge. The event will conclude at 11:30PM.

Tickets are available for $5 per program advanced purchase / $7 per program at the door and $15 for all-night access passes, which provide access to all three film programs with open bar throughout the entire event. NFMLA’s Monthly Film Festivals are  presented throughout the year with support from Executive Circle Sponsors FilmLA, The Coca-Cola Company and HBO, Producers Circle Sponsors SAG-AFTRA, 21st Century Fox Global Inclusion, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA | Golden Globes),  LA County Arts Commission and LA City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

For more information and tickets, please visit:

Green Room Conversations

Join us for a night of wine & conversation moderated by The Green Room's Alex Czuleger.
This is open to the public, taking place August 22nd. Limited Seating.
Schedule of Speakers

Wendy Davis,

Army Wives

Love Is

Charles Baker,

Breaking Bad

The Blacklist

Kelsey Scott,

How to Get Away with Murder

Fear the Walking Dead: Passage

McNally Sagal,

Sons of Anarchy

More info here.
CDP NEXT GEN Grants for Emerging Mediamakers 

CDP NEXT GEN is a new funding opportunity through California Humanities' California Documentary Project grant program in support of California’s next generation of documentary mediamakers. CDP NEXT GENinvites applications from California-based, nonprofit organizations and public agencies with established track records in youth media programming to provide training and support to emerging mediamakers in the creation of short, insightful nonfiction films and/or podcasts that tell original stories about life in California today.

Eligible applicants may request up to $15,000. Visit our web page for guidelines and application information.

Grant Application DeadlineSeptember 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Thinking about applying for a California Documentary Project NEXT GEN grant and not sure about the application process? Join California Humanities for an informational webinar about how to apply for a CDP NEXT GEN grant on Monday, August 20 from 1:00-2:00 pm (PST).

Register here for the webinar on Monday, August 20!

Internet Essentials has connected more than 6 million low-income Americans to high-speed, low-cost Internet at Home.

Photo Courtesy of Comcast
"Veterans have stood up for our country; now it’s time for us to stand up for them by providing access to life-changing digital tools and resources." -- DAVID L. COHEN (Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast, on extending Internet Essentials eligibility to low-income veterans)

“This program has had an enormous impact on millions of families and children who now have high-speed Internet at home, many for the first time in their lives,” said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer. “We’re excited to extend that same opportunity to more than one million, low-income veterans. Veterans have stood up for our country; now it’s time for us to stand up for them by providing access to life-changing digital tools and resources.”

Since 2011, Comcast has invested more than half a billion dollars to support digital literacy training and awareness, reaching more than 8.5 million low-income Americans. In addition, the company has sold more than 85,000 heavily subsidized computers.

Read the full progress report HERE.

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.

Interested in joining the team? Email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Want to become a member? Check out NALIP's different membership rates. Learn about NALIP's upcoming Latino Media Fest and volunteer opportunities fast approaching!