Latino Talent Featured at SDCC

Latino Talent Featured at SDCC

Posted by NALIP on August 03, 2017

 

Warner Bros. promoted The LEGO Ninjago Movie at San Diego Comic-Con at its respective panel event. This film is the third installment in the Lego movie franchise, following The LEGO Movie (2014) and The LEGO Batman Movie (2017). Michael Peña will play as Kai, the Red Ninja of Fire, and will work alongside Dave Franco as Lloyd (Green Ninja), Justin Theroux (evil warlord), Kumail Nanjiani (Blue Ninja of Lightning), Abbi Jacobson as Nya (Strong Ninja of water), Zach Woods as Zane (White Ninja of Ice), Fred Armisen as Cole (Black Ninja of Earth), Jackie Chan as Master Wu, and Olivia Munn as Misako.

The official synopsis for the film is as follows:

“In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.”

Click here to read more about this upcoming film...

 

 

Hulu and YouTube TV Included in Nielsen Ratings

Hulu and YouTube TV Included in Nielsen Ratings

Posted by NALIP on August 03, 2017

 

The audience measurement firm, Nielsen, will add Hulu and YouTube TV viewers in its measurements. Watchers of both digital platforms who watch on-demand platforms, linear broadcasts live, or on DVRs, on smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers will be incorporated in the C3 and C7 results. (C3 and C7 measure commercial viewing three and seven days after the content aired).

This comes in after network executives pointed a failure in the measurement of Nielsen views of network series on digital platforms, impacting their ad revenues.

Nielsen Product Leadership President Megal Clarken said that the change “is a major accomplishment in delivering Nielsen Total Audience to the marketplace…[as] part of our commitment to provide trusted, independent measurement of the evolving modern media landscape.”

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NALIP Co-Presenting Xan Aranda Workshop

NALIP Co-Presenting Xan Aranda Workshop

Posted by NALIP on August 03, 2017

 

NALIP will be co-presenting “Brain Pick with Filmmaker Xan Aranda” the workshop will take place in the Screening Room located at NeueHouse on August 18th, 2017 from 7:00 P.M. and to 10:00 P.M.

Inspired by frequent requests to “pick” her brain over coffee, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Xan Aranda hosts a dynamic workshop, covering topics she’s explored during the past decade of public speaking at universities, film festivals, workshops, and as a consultant.

Ms. Aranda has worked on a wide range of projects in both fiction and documentary film and television, as well as branded content, commercials, and music videos.

NALIP Awardee Zoe Saldana Launching Digital Media Company

NALIP Awardee Zoe Saldana Launching Digital Media Company

Posted by NALIP on August 03, 2017

 

NALIP is proud to see that our Outstanding Achievement in Film Awardee, Zoe Saldana will be releasing her new digital media company, BeSe by the end of this year! Pronounced as"bee-say", the startup will focus on targeting millennial and Gen Z audiences and empowering them through cultural storytelling. 

"Saldana will serve as the founder and CEO of the company, with media and entertainment veteran Daniel Batista as president and COO. Backing BeSe is Plus Foundry, which partners with influencers and brands to ideate, develop and launch transformative ventures. The name comes from the verb "to be" in two languages — in English "be" and in Spanish "se" — meaning to exist and know yourself. Its mission will be to amplify the voice and untold stories of cultural pioneers reflecting and shaping the collective American experience."

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LACAC Announces Grant Program Award Recipients

LACAC Announces Grant Program Award Recipients

Posted by NALIP on July 28, 2017

 

Los Angeles County Arts Commission announced the 2017-2018 recipients of their Organizational Grant Program. A total of 196 organizations were identified. This is part of a two-year grant program that funds a total of 364 non-profit art organizations. NALIP is proud to have been chosen as a recipient of this grant, and will continue to engage with Latino content creators, and advocating for diverse content in our local communities, as well as on a global scale.

Los Angeles County Arts Commission focuses on fostering vitality, diversity, excellence, accessibility and understanding of the arts in Los Angeles County. The commission covers 88 municipalities and 137 unincorporated areas. The Los Angeles County Arts Commission also manages the County’s civic art policy, coordinates the LA County Arts Education Initiative, runs the largest arts internship program, and produces free community programs.

Click here to learn more about the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s mission and ongoing initiatives. https://www.lacountyarts.org/about

 

Sony Pictures TV Launched its Diverse Directors Program

Sony Pictures TV Launched its Diverse Directors Program

Posted by NALIP on July 28, 2017

 

Sony Pictures Television has announced the 2017 launch of its Diverse Directors Program. In its fourth year, the initiative is part of SPT’s commitment to providing opportunities to talented artists of diverse backgrounds.

Diverse Directors Program finalists will have the opportunity to work closely with established television directors on episodes of various hour and half-hour scripted SPT series.

There will be 15 semi-finalists, selected from up to 400 applicants. Participants in the Diverse Directors Program’s will take part in an intensive episodic directing workshop, which will consist of six evenings of discussions and instructions from working directors, production personnel, and entertainment professionals.

For more information on the program, visit the original article on Deadline here.

 

NALIPster Marcos Cline Dissects Success!

NALIPster Marcos Cline Dissects Success!

Posted by NALIP on July 28, 2017

 

Image by mobile.produ.com 

NALIP was excited to see longtime supporter, producer, director, and writer, Marcos Cline-Marquez from Altered.LA featured on mobile.produ.com. Cline-Marquez addresses commercial production companies, and question how success is measured in the industry. While the piece further dives into certain aspects that revolve around what success means or could mean individually to each person; interestingly enough, the lens he uses to dissect that career can also be applied to all careers. 

 

 

News and Documentary Emmy Nominations Announced

News and Documentary Emmy Nominations Announced

Posted by NALIP on July 28, 2017

 

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, the 38th annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards were announced by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 5th, 2017, at a ceremony located in the Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Complex at the Columbus Circle in New York City. The event is expecting to have more than 1,000 television/news media industry executives, news/documentary producers, and journalists.  A total of 49 categories will be receiving awards! 

Here's a few of the names listed as nominees: 

Univision, Telemundo, HBO, PBS, CBS, ABC, CNN, Telemundo, Netflix, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, History Channel, Fusion, Guardian US, and various others! 

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees, we will be sure to tune in October 5th.

Click here to see the rest of the companies and nominees.

NALIP Latino Media Awards Foster Outburst of Cultural Pride, Turn Political

NALIP Latino Media Awards Foster Outburst of Cultural Pride, Turn Political

Posted by NALIP on June 27, 2017

 

Mariah Carrillo for NALIP

Dozens of Hollywood’s leading Latino figures, from independent film producers to trailblazing actors, gathered Saturday night to celebrate the milestones achieved within the industry over the past year. The first of its kind since the presidential election, the ceremony not-so-subtly teemed with political references and inspiring communal support.

“I’m going to use this to smash all the walls they build around us,” said The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez, referring to his award for Tech Arts Innovator. Gutierrez, among others, praised the recent yet incremental wave of Latino visibility in the media, which he attributes to a stronger generational desire to be represented onscreen.