A Big Thank You To Our Latino Media Fest

A Big Thank You To Our Latino Media Fest

Posted by NALIP on October 13, 2017


On behalf of NALIP we would like to thank all of our sponsors: Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, The Walt Disney Company, FOX Inclusion, MPAA, Labo Digital, El Rey Network and our partners for their support in NALIP's mission of inclusion and diversity. Through our Latino Media Fest we have been able to give a platform for emerging creators as well as recognizing our Latino talent for their work behind the camera. Thank you for bringing our #WeAreInclusion campaign to reality and for a successful Latino Media Fest!

 

"Long Distance" by Mitu Set To Premiere on Youtube Red

Posted by NALIP on October 13, 2017

Mitú is excited to premiere their romantic comedy Long Distance , mitu and YouTube Red Partnered to launch the multicultural rom-com for the social media generation. Long Distance is solely produced with Latino leads, writers, producers and a majority of Latino female crew. "If no one else is telling our stories, we will." Mitu feels the responsibility to empower our up and coming creative community to prove to the entertainment industry that Latinos are the present and the future of media! 

 

Starz Greenlights Latino Pilot

Starz Greenlights Latino Pilot "Vida"

Posted by NALIP on September 15, 2017

NALIP is excited to see studios and networks invest in Latino narratives and talent on and behind the camera. Most recently, Starz in an effort to include diverse stories and program for "underserved audiences" has greenlit the series "Vida".

Latino and LATAM Films at Toronto International Film Festival

Latino and LATAM Films at Toronto International Film Festival

Posted by NALIP on September 15, 2017

Latino and Latin American films were well-represented at the Toronto International Film Festival ("TIFF"). Asides from well-established films that already garnered mainstream hype, complex and insightful films like Sergio & Sergei by Ernesto and Marta Daranas and Tigre by Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra Guardiola.

Daranas' film focuses on the real-life rescue of a Russian cosmonaut stranded in space after the collapse of the Soviet Union. You can read more about the film on Deadline. Schnicer and Guardiola's film Tigre touches on such themes as female loneliness and burdens of the past. Both films fit perfectly in the lineup with other quality films like the following: 

 

Guillermo del Toro’s “Shape of Water” Years in the Making

Guillermo del Toro’s “Shape of Water” Years in the Making

Posted by NALIP on September 05, 2017

 

Image Credit: DYLAN COULTER FOR VARIETY

Guillermo del Toro just presented his latest film, "Shape of Water," at the Venice Film Fest and Telluride Film Festival this week. Variety praised the film, calling it "a ravishing, eccentric auteur's imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore... this is incontestable del Toro's most rewarding, richly realized film -- or movie, for that matter..." And this shouldn't surprise anyone. Del Toro's work is renowned for its artistry and originality, but on top of that, this was a film year in the making. 

While Sally Hawkins (Elisa) can recall as far back as four years ago that Guillermo wanted her for the lead (before the film was even written), Guillermo actually started planning this as a child. He told Variety that "as a kid, watching 'Frankenstein' ... I was always rooting for the monster." Hawkins wasn't the only one picked right from the beginning for her respective character. Doug Jones, the "gill-man," had met del Toro twenty-years prior and was told from the very beginning his anticipated role. 

 

Gloria Calderon Kellett Multi-Cultural Comedy Lands At CBS

Gloria Calderon Kellett Multi-Cultural Comedy Lands At CBS

Posted by NALIP on August 29, 2017

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Great news for NALIP supporter, Gloria Calderon Kellet who has a pilot production commitment with CBS TV Studios for her semi-autobiographical History Of Them, a multi-camera/hybrid comedy she wrote. Calderon Kellet, is a co-creator/executive producer of One Day At A Time. 

History Of Them is a multi-cultural (Latinx & white) romantic comedy about how two friends fell in love, narrated by their future daughter, using the couple’s social media from present-day (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook) as a guide. According to Deadline, this marks the first sale for Kellett under the overall deal she inked in June with Sony TV where she serves as executive producer/co-showrunner alongside Mike Royce on the studio’s praised Netflix comedy series One Day At A Time. The reimagining of the classic Normal Lear 1970s sitcom is in production on its second season. Kellett pulled from her own life experience in shaping the show about a Cuban-American family — her parents immigrated to America from Cuba during Operation Peter Pan.

 

Latino Media Fest Presents Jorge Gutiérrez Animation Master Class

Latino Media Fest Presents Jorge Gutiérrez Animation Master Class

Posted by NALIP on August 29, 2017

 

 

The Latino Media Fest will take place on Sept. 26th and 27th at the AMC Century City 15, where director, Jorge R. Gutiérrez will be taking part of NALIP’s Animation Master Class. He received the TECH ARTS Innovator Award at the NALIP Media Summit last June for his comprehensive work in animation.

In 2009, Gutiérrez created and produced, with his wife and muse Sandra Equihua, the multiple Emmy Award-winning animated television series, "El Tigre, The Adventures of Manny Rivera" for Nickelodeon. In 2014, he wrote and directed "The Book of Life" for Reel FX and 20th Century Fox, nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. He's currently working on "Son of Jaguar" a Virtual Reality short film for Google Spotlight Stories and has begun developing "The Book of Life 2" and his Mexico/US border martial arts epic "Kung Fu Space Punch!".

Don't miss the Latino Media Fest! Blind Sale tickets will end on Monday, August 28, so be sure to purchase your tickets HERE.

Visit www.latinomediafest.com

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Robert Rodriguez & go90 Ink Programming Deal

Robert Rodriguez & go90 Ink Programming Deal

Posted by NALIP on August 29, 2017

 

Long time NALIP supporter Robert Rodriguez and go90 are partnering up for animated short series and an independent filmmaking event inspired by Rodriguez’s career.

According to Deadline, the animated short series Explosion Jones, starring Michael Madsen, Jaylen Barron, Carl Weathers, James Hong, Danny Trejo and Vivica A. Fox, will debut September 5 on go90. Rebel Without a Crew, an independent filmmaking event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of El Mariachi, Rodriguez’s filmmaking debut, will begin production this fall.

Rebel Without a Crew is designed to mentor and inspire a new wave of independent filmmakers. Rodriguez created his first feature-length film El Mariachi on a budget of just $7,000. To mark the 25th anniversary of the film, Rodriguez will invite five amateur filmmakers to take on the same challenge.

 

Latinos Win Big at Teen Choice Awards

Latinos Win Big at Teen Choice Awards

Posted by NALIP on August 22, 2017

At the 2017 Teen Choice Awards, Latinos scored awards in a variety of categories, highlighting the value of Latino talent in television, film, music and digital media. Below is the complete list of Latino award recipients recognized at FOX's Teen Choice Awards.   

 

Starting off the list is NALIP's Outstanding Achievement in Film Awardee

Zoe Saldana - “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

Teen Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress

 

Tyler Posey - “Teen Wolf”

Teen Choice Summer TV Actor

 

Camila Cabello

Teen Choice Female Song - “Crying in the Club”

Teen Choice Female Artist

Teen Choice Female Hottie

 

Camila Mendes

Teen Choice Scene-Stealer - “Riverdale”

 

CNCO

Teen Choice Latin Artist

 

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - “Despacito”

Teen Choice Latin Song

Teen Choice Summer Song

 

Selena Gomez

Teen Choice Instagrammer

 

NALIP Members Chelo Alvarez-Stehle Award Winning Streak and Marvin Lemus Screening Success at NextFest

NALIP Members Chelo Alvarez-Stehle Award Winning Streak and Marvin Lemus Screening Success at NextFest

Posted by NALIP on August 22, 2017

 

Los Angeles Press Club President Robert Kovacik of NBD presents the award to Chelo Alvarez-Stehle

Congratulations to long-time NALIP members Chelo Alvarez-Stehle who continues to move forward with her film "Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage", and Marvin Lemus for the successful screening of "Genti fied" at Sundance NextFest. 

Chelo won the 2017 Feature Documentary at the 59th Southern California Journalism Awards. Issued by the Los Angeles Press Club. Judges commented that her film was "a moving, poignant documentary of women learning to deal with the physiological and psychological stresses of abuse." 

Further, Chelo is nominated for Best Documentary at the 32nd Imagen Awards. The awards will be announced on Friday, August 18th. 

For further information on Chelo's entry in the 59th Southern California Journalism Awards, click here