NALIPster in the New Year Highlights!

NALIPster in the New Year Highlights!

Posted by NALIP on February 02, 2017

NALIP is excited to share some NALIPster highlights. We are only three weeks into the new year and already there is much in store for our members!

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Ben Shalom Rodriguez

NALIPster Ben Shalom Rodriguez, a filmmaker and comedian, who has starred in his own digital series, performs all over LA both as a comedian and with his improv teams. Now, Ben is coming out with yet another great project.

Created by Jasmine Elist, Ben Rodriguez and Katey Zouck, PUSHY RIOT (premiering February 22) is a comedy chronicling the misadventures of two best friends, Jasmine and Katey, forced to move in with Jasmine’s Persian parents in Beverly Hills. The PUSHY RIOT television pilot was part of the Fox Writers Intensive last year, and we can’t wait to watch this February!

Tune in here!

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Chris Valdes & Ted Griswold

NALIPsters Chris Valdes and Ted Griswold’s film, ‘Olancho’, which was pitched at the 2015 NALIP Latino Media Market, was accepted as an Official Selection at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival!

In the film, Manuel, a farmer from Olancho, Honduras, seeks fame by making music for the region’s drug cartels. When some of his song lyrics get him in trouble, Manuel must make the most difficult decision of his life: continue the quest for fame, or flee.

The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is the premiere venue for non-fiction film in the American West. The festival hosts over 200 visiting artists, presents an average of 150 non-fiction films and offers a variety of exciting events. If you have the opportunity to go, we highly recommend it!

More information on Olancho can be found here!

 

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We will soon see NALIPster and talented actor Hansel Ramirez in productions by ABC, FX and Amazon. Hansel shared his audition process for the third season of ABC’s ‘American Crime’ series with us, along with news of his participation in FX’s ‘Snowfall’ where he plays "Mateo," a Nicaraguan soldier who, next to Sabryna Guevara, witnesses the birth of cocaine addiction and its radical impact on the culture we know. Hansel will play  “Tenoch” in ‘American Crime’ where his character plays an important role as he translates “Nahuatl and Spanish” for the others.

 

“...it was a difficult audition process, and even being able to audition was a process in itself, but thanks to the different NALIP events i’ve attended I was able to connect with the right people involved…”

-Hansel Ramirez

Hansel’s hardwork and dedication is paying off in Hollywood and NALIP is proud to support his work.

The new season of American Crime premieres Sunday, March 12 10/9c on ABC.

The FX series ‘Snowfall’ is set to premiere in 2017 so stay tuned.

Julie Ann Crommett to Join The Walt Disney Studios

Julie Ann Crommett to Join The Walt Disney Studios

Posted by NALIP on February 02, 2017

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NALIP board member, Julie Ann Crommett, will join The Walt Disney Studios on February 6th as Vice President, Multicultural Strategies. She was most recently Google's Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief leading their efforts to shift and diversify on-screen perceptions of computer science through storytelling. Previously she worked at NBCUniversal managing behind-the-camera diversity programs including Writers on the Verge and the Directing Fellowship launching the careers of over 50 writers and 8 directors. Her career is coming full-circle at Disney where she began as a Pixar Animation Studios' production intern working on the Wall-E DVD and Up promos. In addition to her work with NALIP, Julie Ann serves on the boards of Women in Animation and Colour Entertainment as well as the Barbie Global Advisory Council. Most recently, she was named to The Hollywood Reporter's prestigious 35 under 35 and gave a TEDx talk at  TEDx MidAtlantic in Washington, DC (soon to be posted!).

Congratulations to Julie Ann Crommett, she is doing incredible work and moving Latino content creators forward. She was recently moderator at the Diverse Women in Media Forum and will be attending the NALIP Media Summit June 22-25, 2017!

 

Carlos Slim to launch TV channel in the US

Carlos Slim to launch TV channel in the US

Posted by NALIP on February 02, 2017

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Last Tuesday America Movil announced that its owner, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim will launch a TV channel in the US directed to Mexican audiences. Nuestra Vision would be the first 100% Mexican channel “made by Mexicans, for Mexicans and transmitted from Mexico” and aims to reach every age group with its programming.

The slate will include the most extensive library of Mexican films on TV with over 2,000 titles, as well as news from Uno TV featuring newscasters and reporters from Mexico, and sports highlights from Claro Sports.

Nuestra Vision will enter the US broadcast market competing directly with established Latino broadcasters Univision and Telemundo. More competition could mean more opportunities for Latino content creators, so we’re excited to see what Slim’s new channel has to offer to their audiences.

 

  Eva Longoria & Jerrod Carmichael On The Pursuit Of Inclusion In TV – NATPE

Eva Longoria & Jerrod Carmichael On The Pursuit Of Inclusion In TV – NATPE

Posted by NALIP on January 20, 2017

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Earlier this week, Eva Longoria, 2015 NALIP Media Summit Keynote speaker, and Jerrod Carmichael appeared on a NATPE 2017 panel in Miami to discuss the origin of their work as producers, along with the opportunities and challenges producers find in the ever-evolving television marketplace. Both panelists had interesting things to say about the quest for inclusion in television.

During the panel, Carmichael said one of the greatest gifts of producing is the opportunity to help shape a show and its perspective to a greater degree. As someone who has added perspective as both an actor and a producer, he believes it is the hardest thing, but it is everything. Instead of outward attributes, Carmichael shared he is more interested in inclusivity of perspective. “I don’t care about age, I don’t care about diversity, I care about your mind over everything,” he said.

In regards to assembling talent for their shows, Longoria and Carmichael agreed on the necessity of a diverse group above and below the line, to represent a breadth of backgrounds and perspectives. Longoria expressed optimism that an increased demand for content is creating opportunity for individuals where there previously was none. “For my company, there’s an organic DNA of inclusion,” Longoria said. “A lot of times, people come to my company because they know there’s an authenticity of storytelling from a different point of view.”

NALIP is happy to see actors, producers, directors and many other influential people in television speaking out about the importance of inclusion. In a changing marketplace, it is necessary to show a commitment to speaking honestly and producing the best work possible with the greatest, and most diverse perspectives.

To read the full article, click here.

 

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Tis' The Season of Giving

Tis' The Season of Giving

Posted by NALIP · January 19, 2017

Tis’ the season to be jolly, giving and grateful and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is thankful to have such amazing supporters who have advanced NALIP’s mission in advocating for underrepresented voices across media. NALIP invites you to be a part of the #SeasonOfGiving, show your support and #CreateWithUs this holiday season!

Don't Miss The 6th Hispanic/Latino Media & Marketing International Conference

Don't Miss The 6th Hispanic/Latino Media & Marketing International Conference

Posted by NALIP · January 18, 2017

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NALIP supports the 2017 International Conference on Hispanic/Latino Media and Marketing, as it is crucial for Latinos in media, especially scholars to have a platform and further develop their skills. The International Conference on Hispanic/Latino and Marketing originated in 2009 as the Assessing the State of Spanish-Language & Latino-Oriented Media International Conference.

 

Latinos at The Golden Globes

Latinos at The Golden Globes

Posted by NALIP · January 18, 2017

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Four was the lucky number for Latinos in media at the Golden Globes this year, or should we say unlucky?  Gina Rodriguez for her role in “Jane the Virgin,” Gael Garcia Bernal for his role in “Mozart in the Jungle,” Lin-Manuel Miranda for his original song in “Moana,” and Pablo Larraín’s film “Neruda”, were the highlighted Latinos of the night, but unfortunately none of them took the award. There was however a bigger representation when it came to the African-American community. It was great to see recognition of talent and as stated by the National Hispanic Media Coalition, great to see “broken barriers in an industry that has been slow to change“.  What does this mean for Latinos and inclusion in the industry; are we making progress, taking steps back or standing still?

Hollywood Creative Forum

Hollywood Creative Forum

Posted by NALIP · January 18, 2017

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Be a Part of the Hollywood Creative Forum!

It's one of the best-kept secrets in Hollywood: a creative and affordable way to make an impression with some of tomorrow's top writers, directors, producers and show-runners. At the same time you support the cause of greater diversity in the media and entertainment industry.

We're talking about the Hollywood Creative Forum (taking place February 21-22, in Los Angeles), where talented and credentialed individuals from communities of color get together with established industry executives to share ideas, network, collaborate and advance their projects.

Apply by 2/10/17!

To Apply and for more information visit: Walterkaitz.org