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MiTú Network is in search of its next Latino YouTube star! Show your talent, charisma and larger-than-life personality via a 60 sec (or less) video that shows your unique voice and point of view. The top 10 personalities that get the most votes on their video by 08/20 are then eligible to win the grand prize! (Only one entry allowed per participant)
Grand Prize: $5,000 cash, a premium-produced pilot, and a chance to star in a MiTú Original!Sweepstakes starts June 26, 2014 07:14Sweepstakes ends August 20, 2014 12:00Click here for to enter!
Producing this independent feature documentary about Cesar Chavez took longer than the 5-year grape boycott that forced growers to sign labor contracts with Chavez’s labor organization in 1970. Watch Richard Ray Perez, producer/director of Cesar’s Last Fast as he details the challenges and obstacles that impeded the project; reveals successful strategies used to overcome them; and provides insight on the lesson learned on the 7-year journey from promise to inertia, to the world premiere in the U.S. Feature Documentary Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Speaker: Richard Ray-Perez
Moderator: Christine Davila (Ambulante California)
Stay tuned for more 2014 NALIP Media Summit video highlights!
Recommended by Enrique takes place in Del Rio, Texas, a tiny border town that, as the introductory voiceover admits, you’ve probably never heard of. It follows a very ambitious, very superstitious young actress, there from out of town to shoot her first film, a low-budget horror flick. The film’s crew consists entirely of overly excited teenagers, however, and the director never shows up. Staying in the same shabby motel is a lone cowboy, there to perform a mysterious job, waiting for his contact to come back to Del Rio.
The two protagonists never meet, and their storylines never intersect.
This is because, as co-director Rania Attieh explains, “in every other movie with two characters, they do cross paths. We made a conscious decision to make something a little different, so you’re not getting what you’re expecting. You’re going on our ride, not yours.”
Attieh and Daniel Garcia’s second feature film had its world premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival as an entrant in the narrative competition. After the screening, Attieh and Garcia did a Q&A with the audience about their unique film, inspired by a strange but unforgettable event from their own lives.
July 19-22, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA / The NCLR Annual Conference is the largest and most important gathering of its kind in the Hispanic community. Join NCLR in Los Angeles, California, for four days of riveting conversation, exciting entertainment, and unparalleled exchanges focused on the growth, success, and needs of the U.S. Latino community.
The NCLR Annual Conference consists of four days of the most thorough and cutting-edge workshops addressing critical issues in the Latino community, five key meal events before an audience of 2,000, and presentations from speakers of national and international prominence. The Conference also features special events connecting communities with a specific program or issue, such as the Helen Rodríguez-Trías Health Award Reception, the NCLR Awards gala, and more, register now!
Featuring selections from Kickstarters favorite films, shorts, webseries, animations, documentaries and more — all funded on Kickstarter. Check it out in July 18 at 7-11pm, at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, NY for a night of great films, amazing food, and special musical performances. Presented in association with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy.
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Networks and studios have been courting the powerful demographic for years, but it hasn't resulted in improved representation. How can we improve diversity in film and TV?Hosted by:Guests:
- Charles Ramírez Berg (Austin, TX) Author, 'Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance'; Professor of Media Studies at University of Texas at Austin
- Frances Negrón-Muntaner (New York, NY) Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
- Joe Peyronnin @joepeyronnin (New York, NY) Journalism Professor, Hofstra University; Former Executive at CBS News, Telemundo, and Fox News
Watch it here at HUFFPOST LIVE
We all know PBS as the channel that gave us Arthur, Nova and endless pledge drives offering presidential coffee mugs in return for donations from “viewers like you” but in a hopelessly corporate television landscape replete with reality TV and sappy, feel-good competition shows, PBS is perhaps the only channel making a sincere effort to keep it real these days (we still love you HBO).
This month, the PBS Online Film Festival — their latest gesture in innovative, interactive, cross-platform programming — bypasses the old rabbit ears antennae and comes straight to your Macbook, Xbox, Roku or Apple TV in a truly 21st century experience. Entering into its third edition the online fest offers you the chance to stream short films — both fiction and documentaries — from PBS’ various programs and then invites viewers, like you, to nominate your favorite flick for the coveted Viewers Choice Award.
Always a champion of diversity, PBS has not overlooked us. Here’s a look at the Latino films in competition. Watch, vote, and maybe next time you’ll think twice before zapping through another PBS pledge drive.
Directors: Heather de Michele, Jude Roth
In an Arizona Home Depot parking lot, a married couple — Andrew and Jen — hires undocumented day laborer Carlos and his buddy to repair their deck. As Carlos washes up in the family’s bathroom, 7 year-old Jonah interrupts him. A tragedy of errors puts Carlos’ and Andrew’s lives at risk, leaving everyone caught between their individual consciences and the law.
Director: Yolanda Cruz
Like every Sunday morning, a Zapotec grandfather goes to the city of Oaxaca to visit his granddaughter for the day. Their ritual consists of attending mass and window shopping throughout the city. On this particular Sunday, their routine is disrupted when they pass by a stand selling watches.
Director: Grace Jackson
Hoping to heal the divide between Mexico and the United States an inspired group of artists turn the border wall into a giant canvas.
You’re Dead to Me
Director: Wu Tsang
In suburban Inglewood, California, Andrea — a grieving Chicana mother — confronts an unwanted family member before her Día de Muertos celebration. By night’s end, death offers her a choice that she couldn’t make in life.
The PBS Online Film Festival runs June 16 – July 31.
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