Partner News 8/17/2022

Posted by on August 26, 2022

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2022 Kaitz Dinner

The annual Kaitz fundraising Dinner returns to New York this October 12, 2022 at the New York Marriott Marquis!

Tables, tickets, and sponsorships are now available so act now to secure your seat in the Ballroom.

Since 1984, The Kaitz Dinner has brought an industry together to celebrate best-in-class organizations, recognize people who advocate for meaningful social change, and generate significant funds for programs and initiatives that provide access and opportunities for women and diverse professionals. It's also our largest fundraising event of the year, helping to support our mission of diversity and inclusion in media and entertainment.

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Gotham Week 2022

Back IRL for the first time since 2019, the #GothamWeek2022 Conference & Expo kicks off in just a month, running from September 17-23.

The Gotham Week Conference features the creatives behind projects like A24’s Marcel the Shell With Shoes On and Bodies Bodies Bodies, Nanny, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul., and HBO's The Janes, while the Expo will bring together organizations like Black Film Space, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, Film Fatales, Islamic Scholarship Fund, New Orleans Film Society, Film Shop, ReelAbilities Film Festival, The Black TV & Film Collective and Undocumented Filmmakers Collective.

Visit The Gotham website to view the full lineup of industry decision-makers, groundbreaking talent in film, TV, and audio, and like-minded organizations across our industry who’ll be there. Grab your tickets and come find your people.

Hollywood has a hiring problem. Can a new crop of apps help?

Los Angeles Times

H Schuster, who has worked for years as an executive and producer in unscripted television, and her company Husslup are spotlighted in this article by the Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles-based company Husslup is an app to help studios and production companies expand their rosters, and the company is working with a growing roster of firms, including the Russo brothers’ AGBO, Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures to find new hires using its platform, which aims to be a LinkedIn for entertainment.

Read more here.

New Filmmakers Los Angeles and Warner Bros. Discovery OneFifty announce NewNarratives

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), supported by Warner Bros. Discovery OneFifty, has returned to present a second year of NewNarratives, a content program built to identify emerging global artists by tapping into NFMLA’s community and extensive pool of artistic talent. The NewNarratives initiative advances, funds and amplifies unique, innovative creators whose narratives, stories, and characters transcend borders and dismantle convention.

NewNarratives seeks to discover original, authentic work with a strong point of view and identify compelling storytelling that speaks to contemporary themes in innovative and resonant ways. Free from any set parameters on theme and genre, episodic or feature film concepts that push convention are at the program’s core.

NewNarratives will award one artist a grant to support the development of a new project. The funded material will also be introduced by OneFifty to the Warner Bros. Discovery family of companies for further development consideration. Program applications will open up to members of NFMLA on August 8th, 2022, with a submission deadline of August 29th, 2022.

Click here for program and submission information.

How a kid from El Monte became one of Hollywood’s few Latino executives

Los Angeles Times

Cris Abrego is one of Hollywood’s few high-ranking Latino executives, overseeing U.S. and Latin American operations for reality TV juggernaut Banijay which owns rights to such shows as Survivor, Big Brother and MasterChef. In this Los Angeles Times article, Abrego's life, family, and career is spotlighted.

Read more here.