Check out our Partner News for the week of 11/19!
Chile Connected: Talent for the World Workshop with NALIP!
Chile Connected: Talent for the World is hosting a Film and TV workshop, "US Industry Association Market Insights & Opportunities," moderated by Executive Director, Benjamin Lopez of NALIP on November 18th, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
The 2020 Virtual Media Access Awards
The 2020 virtual Media Access Awards are coming up November 19 at 6pm ET and will be streaming live from www.MediaAccessAwards2020.com! The awards aim to recognize depictions of disability that are accurate, inclusive, and multi-faceted in film, television, and new media. Learn more here.
A New PBS Series Shows How Underserved Latino Communities Are Fighting To Protect Themselves During COVID-19
Courtesy of PBS
As the pandemic continues to ravage in the United States, it also continues to disproportionally impact Latinx communities. "Latinos Are Essential" a new series of documentaries shorts released Tuesday from Latino Public Broadcasting (LPS) and PBS, which attempt to shed light on the imbalance by telling 11 stories of struggles and perserviance during the pandemic. Read more here
Producer and Activist Olga Segura Teams With Exile Content for Latina Talent Incubator
The Mexican producer, actress and activist, Olga Segura has partnered with Exile Content to create a Latina Talent Incubator for the development of emerging female and nongender-binary Latinx content creators. Segura is determined to push voices and have important conversations about Latinx issues. The partnership with Exile Content will bring new perspectives and opportunities to tell innovative stories while commitment to Latinx female creators. Read more here.
IFP Representation Matters: The Importance of Representation in Film and Media
Join IFP in partnership with Minorities In Film on Thursday, November 19th at 7 PM EST for the panel Representation Matters: The Importance of Representation in Film and Media. The lack of representation in film and media can perpetuate harmful stereotypes for groups, especially in film and media which can influence how we view society on a global scale. Immigrants, People of Color, People with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and various religious communities deserve to have accurate representation on screen, and be given the access to tell their own. In this event, hosted by Minorities in Film in partnership with IFP, we’re sitting down with the agents, managers, and lawyers that advocate for the very talent we seek to amplify in the conversation for diverse representation and inclusion. RSVP here.
Broken English Prods.:Aiming to fix Latinx Imbalance On Screen and Behind the Scenes.
Broken English production a fledgling Latinx production company, which hopes to “change the narrative” in the works of its CEO Christopher Acebo. The production company joins Lionsgate’s Pantelion and other companies in addressing the paucity of Latinx films in hopes of developing more Latinx characters and that are move global-oriented movies. Read more here.
Peliculas Nobles Launches New Argentine VOD Platform
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Filmmaker-led VOD platform for Argentine films, Peliculas Nobles, launched Argentina’s Gema Juarez Allen of Gema Films and Diego Dubcovsky of BD Cine and Varsovia Cine on Nov. 16, 2020. The main priority of Peliculas Nobles is to concentrate on the search for both classic and recent Argentine films. Peliculas launched 70 features and short films. Read more on Variety.
NALIP Partners with Media Services Payroll for Discounts on Members’ Showbiz Software Products!
Listen up NALIP members! We are happy to announce that we’re partnering with Media Services Payroll for a discount on all their Showbiz Software products to our members! Get 10% off by using the code: NALIP3420 after adding your products to the cart. Check out all they have to offer here.