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Endeavor Announces New Virtual Education Series NXT: LATINX
Courtesy of Variety
NALIP, HACU, and LTX CONNECT have partnered with Endeavor Impact to launch the free virtual program, which provides insight into the music, entertainment, sports and fashion industries through the Latinx lens. The courses will be taught by various speakers, including Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, Snow Tha Product, María Isabel, Arturo Castro, and Tenoch Huerta. The program will also address a spectrum of social issues, including LGBTQ intersectionality, how to be civic-minded in your work, and the categorization of international versus U.S.-based Latinx content and talent. NXT: LATINX will begin virtually on Nov. 8th.
Registration for NXT: LATINX and full schedule are available at EndeavorImpact.com.
Read more here.
Reviews for 3Pas Studios’ and Apple TV’s “Acapulco” are in!
Courtesy of 3Pas Studios
— "One of the most obvious examples of this is how the series bobs and weaves between English and Spanish, which is immediately one of its most realistic and smartest attributes.”
— "Both “Acapulco” and “White Lotus” are very good at slipping in moments of oblivious rich tourist privilege that cut like a knife, but unlike “White Lotus,” “Acapulco” is almost entirely unconcerned about who those tourists are.”
— “'Acapulco' boasts enough sharp characterizations to make its gentle screwball comedy ping pong around the hotel with effervescent ease.”
— "Even as present day Maximo thinks he’s telling a tale about his past, it’s clear the story isn’t quite over — which, given the overall delights of “Acapulco,” is welcome news.
— “heartfelt Latino story full of universal appeal with audiences all over the world.”
— “Derbez is proud to highlight Alcázar’s range as an actor outside of the stereotypical.”
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— “darling comedy series”
— “a virtual vacation right when we need it most”
— “A few times a year, a show that you never heard about comes along and charms the pants off of you. This is one of those times, and Acapulco is one of those shows.”
— “leading to all sorts of shenanigans and drama you won’t be able to take your eyes off of as your work your way through the 10-episode season.”
— “Featuring the talents of Perez, Derbez, Arrizon, Damián Alcázar, Jessica Collins, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Bauche, and more, Acapulco is a delightful new series”
— “be sure to do yourselves a favor and catch it as soon as it drops this week, only on Apple TV+.”
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— “Austin Winsberg is one of the creators of the series, and as he proved with Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, he knows how to weave the show’s lighter, comedic moments with more dramatic themes”
— “Told in both English and Spanish, this charming and delightful series is one of the few truly bilingual television series.”
— “Summer may be over, but it’s always sunny in Acapulco”
— “this bilingual 10-part series (told in both Spanish and English) is a feelgood coming-of-age story”
— “Wholesome fare, given extra flavour by a sweet side order of 80s nostalgia.”
Ibero-American Film Festival Miami Invites filmmakers to register for its Inaugural Global 48-hour Shorts Films Contest Shot and Finished on Mobile
Register for the upcoming shorts (up to 8 minutes) film competition, shot and finished on a mobile device. IAFFM’s mission is to empower filmmakers from around the world with their mobile phones for impactful storytelling. Using their mobile phones and turning their communities into their movie-making sets for 48 hours, filmmakers will shoot their short films (up to 8 minutes) based on a theme related to Ibero-America!
The 48-Hour executive producing team will be rolling out resources for shooting, editing and producing the shorts on mobile phones.
Filmmakers have a single weekend to write, shoot and edit their short films! All completed entries will be evaluated and winners will be presented at IAFFM’s festival. Register for the competition https://www.iaffm.com/home/48hr-project.html.
Prizes will be awarded to filmmakers who start and finish their film on a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, or another smartphone or tablet is applicable as well).
Shot on phones
Finished on phones*
Theme to be announced related to Ibero-America
Master classes with executive producers
Screening at IAFFM and online viewing platform
Oct 18-20: 48-HR Project Master Classes
Oct 18: 48-HR Shorts’ theme meeting (instruction for storylines)
Oct 23: 48-HR project competition
Oct 25: Films due
For more information, email [email protected]
*Films must be edited using a mobile editing software such as LumaFusion, Rush, KineMaster, etc.
Latino Public Broadcasting's New Season of 'VOCES' Shares Personal Stories of the Latino Experience in America With KCET and PBS SoCal Serving as Presenting PBS Stations For Two New Documentaries
Courtesy of PBS
Latino Public Broadcasting’s latest slate of VOCES documentaries will premiere October 15th at 10/9C on PBS. The acclaimed documentary series VOCES features the best of Latino arts, culture, history, and spotlights current issues that impact Latino Americans. VOCES brings new and established filmmakers as they illuminate these powerful stories to a national audience.
Read more here.
Apply now to the BIPOC Sci-Fi Screenwriting Lab!
Justice for My Sister (JFMS) is proud to announce the return of the BIPOC Sci-Fi Screenwriting Lab! We are very excited to provide a sacred space for writers of color to cultivate their craft amongst like-minded artists. The second cohort of the BIPOC Sci-Fi Lab will take part in a 9-week lecture series held on Mondays, commencing on November 15, 6-9pm PST. Tuition for this program is $555 ($1000 value) with a limited number of partial scholarships available. We encourage all writers and artists of color to apply, especially those who hold a vision for liberation and stewardship of the land. We need your voice and vision for the future.
To apply, visit: https://www.justiceformysister.org/bipoc-lab-application-form
Applications are open until Tuesday October 26th at 11:59pm PST.
Want to learn more about the Lab? Check out our Virtual Information Session: RSVP here! Please RSVP if you plan to attend
Friday, October 15th, 5:30-6:30pm PST
If you have additional questions, please contact Gabrielle at [email protected]