Fede Alvarez's 'Don't Breathe' Exceeds Expectations

Fede Alvarez's 'Don't Breathe' Exceeds Expectations

Posted by NALIP on September 23, 2016

Fede Alvarez’s ‘Don’t Breathe’ continues to horrify audiences across the board, in a good way, having exceeded expectations for a small budget film. ‘Don’t Breathe’ debuted at number one in it’s opening weekend with $26.4M surpassing ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’.

Alfonso Cuaron Sets Mexican Family Drama as Next Film

Alfonso Cuaron Sets Mexican Family Drama as Next Film

Posted by NALIP on September 09, 2016

Alfonso Cuaron has set his next film.The Academy Award-winning filmmaker and Participant Media are partnering on a new untitled movie that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Cuaron is directing and writing the drama, which is slated to begin production this fall in Mexico.

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The Devil is in the Details: Why Props & Costumes Matter in Filmmaking

The Devil is in the Details: Why Props & Costumes Matter in Filmmaking

Posted by NALIP · August 27, 2016

How often do you hear people talk about a film's excellent direction, cinematography, or editing? All the time! But how often do you hear those same people talking about how effective the props, wardrobes, and set design were? Not often enough, especially considering how powerful these small details are when it comes to "world building," a concept explored in this enlightening video essay by Isabella Cuevas Pierson.

Google Recruiting Web Stars, Hulu for Virtual Reality Push

Google Recruiting Web Stars, Hulu for Virtual Reality Push

Posted by NALIP · August 27, 2016

Google is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece in virtual-reality films and programs, part of a plan to line up exclusive content for the debut of its new Daydream service in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

Meet MADtv’s Michelle Ortiz, Your New Comedy Crush

Meet MADtv’s Michelle Ortiz, Your New Comedy Crush

Posted by NALIP · August 27, 2016

While Saturday Night Live cast members are dropping faster than your morals at last call on a Friday. But who needs SNL anyway? Latinos don’t because well, they almost never cast us (save for Fred ArmisenHoratio Sanz). Enter the revamped, reboot of the sketch comedy show, MADtv, which now airs on the CW. No need to start online campaigns for MAD to hire minorities—their cast is literally the United Nations of comedy. And, of course, we’re all about Michelle Ortiz—the Latina who gives Dora the Explorer a ‘hood vibe, makes Sofia Vergara’s accent funnier, and has the ever-contorting face of an emoji. Get to know your new comedy crush.

NALIP at SANFIC 12 in Chile

NALIP at SANFIC 12 in Chile

Posted by NALIP · August 27, 2016

This week, NALIP’s Projects Director, Ben Lopez was part of the mentorship group at SANFIC INDUSTRY, a training and promotion space aimed at Chilean, Latin American professionals and new generations of content creators. SANFIC INDUSTRY is held between August 23 and 26 under the Santiago International Film Festival. Through its various programs, it seeks to promote and support the creation of an increasingly powerful industry of Latin American cinema.