'Jackie' and Pablo Larrain nominated for Spirit Awards

'Jackie' and Pablo Larrain nominated for Spirit Awards

Posted by NALIP on December 09, 2016


(Image courtesy of Film Independent)

The Spirit Award nominations were revealed recently and Pablo Larrain's 'Jackie' has received some major recognition. We wish him the best in this awards season!

At the 2016 Latino Lens Festival & Showcase, we recognized Pablo Larrain with the Filmmaker of the Year award and he accepted the Best Latin American Film award for his direction of 'NERUDA'. The film as also been submitted as Chile's entry into the Academy Awards.


In an unconventional year, Pablo Larrain is in the run with 'Jackie' and 'Neruda'. It is likely that both his films will be nominated in their respective categories as he has directed two films in different languages, English and Spanish. In the last three years, the Best Director and Best Cinematography categories have been swept by Alfonso Cuaron, Emmanuel Lubezki and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Will Pablo add to the list of Latino Directors recognized this awards season?

Let us know your comments in the section below!

To read more on this, please visit the Spirit Awards site. 

Call for Communications and Digital Production Interns

Call for Communications and Digital Production Interns

Posted by NALIP on December 09, 2016



NALIP’s Communications department is looking for a dedicated and creative intern that will help in building and maintaining its robust communication platform through a variety of content and media platforms related to NALIP’s mission, programs and events. In addition to these communication assignments, the intern will be introduced to the major topics and issues related to arts advocacy, nonprofit management, community organizing, and communication best practices. This is an unpaid internship, college credit is available. Must be available at least 3 days a week and a minimum of 4 hours a day.

Duties and Activities:

  • Assist in maintaining NALIP social media and website

  • Assist in newsletter curation and articles

  • Write blog posts on NALIP news and events

  • Assist in NALIP events from their planning, production, and post

  • Assist with ongoing administrative tasks, database management, membership correspondence and participate in staff meetings

  • Serve as NALIP representative attending outside events with partner organizations and companies

  • Work with public relations team in press releases, talent invitations, and talent management

  • Put together and keep track cross promotional agreements with partnerships


Knowledge or Other Requirements:

Ideal candidates will identify with our mission and have a deep interest in media arts, entertainment, and communication.

  • Excellent writing, communication, and research skills are required

  • Public Relations experience is a plus
  • Proficient with Google apps (docs, sheets, ect.), social media, and computer programs such as Microsoft and Excel

  • Bilingual and bi-literate applicants are encouraged

  • Applicants with graphic design or video production experience are encouraged


Student will learn as a result of this experience:

Apart with from learning basic administrative practices (phone/email etiquette, project organization skills, sponsor/media and membership relations, and basic office management), in supporting NALIP’s communications department, intern will learn how to create and execute a communications strategy that is program and events based, while adhering to our organization's mission and branding.  As a NALIP staff team member, intern will close program understanding how to be a team player in a professional media arts environment. 

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, 3 professional references and a writing sample to: [email protected]lip.orgThe subject headline must include your name and Communications INTERN/VOLUNTEER.



The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is seeking motivated, hard-working individuals to join the Digital Production Team. As the premiere non-profit organization working to promote and advocate for Latinos in media, we are constantly producing content to move careers forward. The Digital Production Team oversees all original content produced by NALIP in addition to the development and preparation for the NALIP Media Summit. This is an unpaid internship, college credit is available. Must be available at least 3 days a week and a minimum of 4 hours a day.

Responsibilities Include:

• Capture BTS footage and still photography of NALIP Productions

• Create highlight/sizzle reels from archived footage

• Brainstorm and develop various forms of promotional material

• Organize and maintain multiple hard drives

• Edit/retouch graphic design work

• Research upcoming trends and Latino content creators

• Research potential partnerships/collaborations for the NALIP Media Summit


Interested candidates must:

• Be proficient in DSLR workflows

• Be proficient in Adobe Suite or Creative Cloud – Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator (After Effects and Final Cut are a plus)

• Have working knowledge of codecs, frame rates and delivery formats

• Work well within a team

• Be able to both provide and respond well to constructive criticism

• Pay high attention to detail

• Have prior experience managing multiple, simultaneous projects


These positions are unpaid; however, NALIP offers exclusive benefits and opportunities to our interns/volunteers:

• Media Maker level membership

• Access to exclusive events available to members only

• Networking opportunities with industry executives and emerging content creators

• Mentorship opportunities with experienced filmmakers and producers

• Hands-On experience with the development and execution of national-scale event


To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and 3 professional references and any work sample or links to work sample to:[email protected]subject headline must include your name and DIGITAL INTERN/VOLUNTEER

Diverse Women in Media Forum Highlights!

Diverse Women in Media Forum Highlights!

Posted by NALIP on December 09, 2016


The 2016 Diverse Women in Media Forum presented by Starz, PBS and CBS Diversity took place Tuesday, December 6 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. It was NALIP’s honor to host the Forum, which undoubtedly made an impact and succeeded in bringing talented diverse women together to connect, network and empower each other. Let’s take a look at the highlights of a successful and inspiring evening!


The Diverse Women in Media Forum opened with the “Executive Decisions: A Conversation with Leading Women”. It truly was held by leading women starting with, Bela Bajaria, VP of Content for Netflix, Samie Falvey, CCO of Verizon/AwesomenessTV, Christina Davis, EVP of Drama Series Development at CBS Entertainment, Aisha Summers, Director of Drama Development & Programming at Fox Broadcasting Company, Gina Reyes, Creative Executive at Fox Entertainment Group and moderated by Julie Ann Crommett, Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief at Google.  These influential women engaged in conversation and gave an exclusive look on being leaders and having the power to incorporate narratives of inclusion.



Following the first session was the energetic and truly inspiring “Producers’ Insights: Creating Hits as Women Producers”. It featured incredible producers including, Effie Brown (Duly Noted Inc.), Laura Walker (AG Capital), Michelle Knudsen (MXN Entertainment), Silvia Olivas (Elena of Avalor), Sandra Condito (Straight Up Films), Gloria Calderon (One Day at a Time) and moderated by CAA’s Talitha Watkins. These pioneering industry professionals discussed topics spanning from: what it means to be a “Producer” to the challenges and opportunities in today’s evolving and thriving television landscape.


In an effort to create more dynamic connections between attendees and high level executives who can help move careers forward the event closed with a “Meet and Greet” session and Industry mixer. The Industry mixer included a live musical performance from a jazz band. It was a night of empowerment, making connections, supporting one another and advancement!











NALIP wants to send a special thank you to the Diverse Women in Media Forum Committee and Sponsors for making the Forum possible.

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A Special Thank You to the Diverse Women in Media Forum Sponsors

A Special Thank You to the Diverse Women in Media Forum Sponsors

Posted by NALIP · December 09, 2016




Thank you to Starz, PBS and CBS Diversity for supporting and sponsoring the Diverse Women in Media Forum. Thanks to our sponsors NALIP was able to put this successful event together and start the much needed dialogues that will open doors for diverse women across media and advance to positions of influence. Throughout the day we had an incredible outcome and feedback, the speakers were incredibly inspiring, enthusiastic and passionate about the topics at hand and the women received great insights, advice and opportunities to grow their networks and build strong relationships. Thank you Starz, PBS and CBS Diversity for this invaluable experience, we look forward to all future collaborations!


Diego Luna is Excited for his 'Rogue One' Star Wars Role

Diego Luna is Excited for his 'Rogue One' Star Wars Role

Posted by NALIP · December 09, 2016


(image courtesy of Remezcla)

Diego Luna could not be happier to have a role in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' he explained in a live Q&A on Twitter.

Luna's role is another high profile Latino actor in a major franchise like Star Wars. During the Q&A, Luna was geeking out about the film, but stated that the film explores the themes of a group of people who are different, but come together and that it could not resonate any clearer with the issues we face.

For full article, please visit Remezcla

Are you excited as Diego Luna to be part of the Star Wars universe?!

Let us know in the comment section below!

Attend the

Attend the "One Day at a Time" Screening

Posted by NALIP · December 09, 2016




To a Screening of



WHAT:           Special screening and Q&A of ONE DAY AT A TIME, a hilarious reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centered on a Cuban-American family, starring legendary actress Rita Moreno, alongside Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz among others.  

WHO:            Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Norman Lear, Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce      

WHERE:        Sony Pictures Lot (10202 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City)


                        6:15 PM Arrival

                        6:45 PM Drinks/Appetizers 

                        7:00 PM Screening

                        8:00 PM Q&A

 RSVP:            [email protected]

 ONE DAY AT A TIME: Premieres globally January 6, 2017 at 12:01am PT

A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends- without-benefits building manager named Schneider. The 13-episode first season of One Day at a Time is produced by Act III Productions, Inc., Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television. Norman Lear, Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellett and Michael Garcia are executive producers.

NALIPster William Caballero's Latest Short Film Makes 2017 Sundance Film Festival

NALIPster William Caballero's Latest Short Film Makes 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Posted by NALIP · December 09, 2016


Congratulations to William Caballero whose latest short film documentary ‘Victor and Isolina’ about the “he said/she said” account of the couple answering questions about their life-long, complex and arduous relationship, made it to Sundance.

"Over 9,000 short films from across the globe were submitted, and only 68 were chosen, giving Sundance an incredibly competitive selection rate of 0.75%!  The short will screen as part of the Animation Spotlight, alongside 10 other short animations. The short will screen at 4 different times/locations during the festival in late January in Park City, Utah, though at this point in time, the schedule is still not yet determined."


'Victor & Isolina' is a short film documentary by director, William D. Caballero, whose unique Hybrid animation style can be seen on both PBS and HBO. The six minute film features Victor and Isolina (now in their 80’s and living apart), who, in a funny “he said/she said” account, answer questions about their life-long, complex and arduous relationship, posed from behind the lens of their documentary filmmaking grandson, William D. Caballero.


Call for Volunteers - Diverse Women In Media Forum

Call for Volunteers - Diverse Women In Media Forum

Posted by NALIP · November 28, 2016


The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is seeking highly-motivated, creative, and can-do volunteers for the upcoming Diverse Women In Media Forum, to be held on Tuesday, December 6th at the Pacific Design Center - Spectra in West Hollywood, CA.

We’re looking to build an exceptional team of volunteers to make the Diverse Women In Media Forum a remarkable experience by women and for women celebrating diversity in media!  Join us for a chance to grow your network, be mentored, inspired and empowered by talented women across media.

We have different areas you can contribute when joining our team:


•Digital Production

•Communications and PR

•Stage management

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] The subject headline must include your name and “Diverse Women In Media VOLUNTEER.”

'Sands of Silence' by NALIPster Chelo Alvarez at Awareness Film Festival

'Sands of Silence' by NALIPster Chelo Alvarez at Awareness Film Festival

Posted by NALIP · November 18, 2016


NALIP member Chelo Alvarez-Stehle takes us on a 15 year journey through Asia and the Americas to uncover the underworld of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the new film ‘Sands of Silence.’ Using her journalism background and her personal story as a base, director Alvarez-Stehle documents the transformation of sex trafficking survivors and details their stories.

“The making of Sands of Silence pushed me into a new journey of introspection. As I set to tell the story of our main subject, Virginia, who struggles to break the cycle of sexual exploitation in her family and her life, I saw my own story - in a very small way - in hers,” says Alvarez-Stehle.

‘Sands of Silence’ has been featured in multiple film festivals including the Malaga Festival, Asserting Women’s Rights, where it won first prize. 'Sands of Silence' also won awards at the Malibu International Film Festival taking two awards one for Best Documentary and the Audience Choice Award. Chelo's documentary film has received much praise and recently accepted the Documentary Feature Audience Award from the Awareness Film Festival. 


"Our film creates awareness on the need to break the silence on sexual violence and this award is dedicated to all the courageous women that broke the silence in our film, and in particular to all those that are breaking the silence in this election season, when we must fight more than ever against all kinds of abusive sexual behavior, even if they seem insignificant."

-Chelo Alvarez-Stehle