Partner News 12_01_22

Posted by on December 02, 2022

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Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: ‘Everything Everywhere’ Leads With Eight Noms


Courtesy of Variety


Film Independent has finally released the full slate of the 2023 Film nominees and we would like to highlight some of our partners! Nominated for "Best Lead Performance" is Aubrey Plaza for the feature crime/thriller film, Emily the Criminal. Plaza's film, Emily the Criminal, is also nominated for "Best First Feature" where she is credited as a producer. Next we have K.D Dávila who is nominated for "Best First Screenplay" for the comedy/thriller, Emergency. And finally but certainly not least is Isabel Castro with her nomination for "The Truer Than Fiction Award". The award stands to celebrate "an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recognition". Director Isabel Castro is nominated for her documentary film, Mija.



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Congressional Hispanic Caucus calls on Library of Congress to include more Latino songs in National Recording Registry


Courtesy of CBS News


On Monday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus sent a letter to the National Recording Preservation Board about the lack of songs written and sung by Latino musicians. Although the board picks 25 recordings a year, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus "noted that the registry currently contains about only...3.8%" of Latino music. In hopes of expanding those numbers, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has compiled a list filled with musical staples.


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NFMLA Upcoming Programs and Events!

Courtesy of NFMLA 


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is kicking off the month of December with two amazing events lined up this week! On December 2nd join NFMLA for a conversation with Lydia Lanni, Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Film Mode Entertainment. On Saturday, December 3rd, film lovers can continue the fun by attending NFMLA's Film Festival InFocus: Middle Eastern, Arab & Dutch Cinema Program. 


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NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises And Comcast To Donate 2,000 Laptops To Latino Youths


Courtesy of Broadcasting+Cable


NBCUniversal, in partnership with Comcast's Project UP, will gift 2,000 laptops to Hispanic youth and community organizations across the country. The laptops will be "distributed nationally to underserved youth and families...and other cities through established organizations". One of the amazing organizations taking part will be the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Thanks to this generous gift young Latinos will have the opportunity to learn, connect, and communicate thus maximizing their potential.


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