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Posted by on March 11, 2019

Check out our Partner News for the week of March 11, 2020!

Sundance 2019 Episodic Lab Applications

Sundance has opened the application for their 2019 Episodic Lab to support writers working on scripted series! 

The application is open from February 14th - March 13th, 2019 at

The Lab will take place on October 10th - 15th, 2019 at the Sundance Resort in Park City, UT.

For more information, visit our website or email Sundance at [email protected].

Sunday Coffee with The Green Room

Sunday coffee is a monthly opportunity to meet your fellow angelenos. The event has been hosted by The Green Room for several years to promote community and contribute to local businesses and institutions. Absolutely everyone is welcome always.

WHAT: Coffee & Milk

WHEN: 2PM - 4PM - March 3rd. (Every First Sunday of the month)

WHERE: LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art 

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2018 Latino Lens Finalist Alan Domínguez's Turns in the Road to show at Durango Independent Film Festival

Alan Domínguez, a 2018 Latino Lens finalist for Turns in the Road, will premiere his short documentary at the Durango Independent Film Festival in Colorado, as a part of a their REEL Learning section.
The 14th Durango Independent Film Festival will take place February 27th - March 3rd in Durango, Colorado.

Season 3 of 'One Day at a Time' is Praised for Deftly Handling Consent and Toxic Masculinity

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Netflix’s modern reboot of One Day at a Time is truly crafty. Just when you think you've signed up for a lighthearted family sitcom, it hits you with poignant takes on social issues. 

In its third season, which dropped on February 8, series co-developers Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce apply this winning formula to consent, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment, female and queer empowerment through the lenses of generation and gender.

With the rise of #MeToo over the last year, several television shows have chimed in to address these themes in their own way, including Younger, Will & Grace, GLOW, and BoJack Horseman. But ODAAT stands out because it offers a unique point of view, showing how a regular family can and should deal with these issues.

In the new season's second episode, titled "Outside," ODAAT involves all the family members in this vital discussion about consent. They dive deep into their individual experiences related to harassment, which culminates into a remarkably honest discussion. Almost the entire episode takes place in the living room of the Alvarez home as each member gets to unpack their viewpoint. 

The biggest takeaway from the episode is just how big of a teachable moment this is for Alex. ODAAT sends a strong message about educating boys from a very young age about the importance of consent and an enthusiastic yes. 

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Realize Lab 2019 Event

Come together with the Loud Community to realize your power through self-discovery, and set goals to empower you and the collective. Doesn't matter where you are in your career or life journey, we all need a little inspiration, clarity and community to get reenergized. It's the loving gut check you didn't know you needed. We got you. 

Featuring two workshops:

You made it this far: Reflect + Claim Your Future led by Betsy Aimee

You've got skills: Start with What You Got led by Leslie Antonoff

Also, featuring:
Time for connection
Community vision board project
Light lunch and drinks

About Loud:

Loud is a membership based community for womxn, femmes and non binary folx founded in vulnerability and service. Loud is about using self discovery as a tool for building community. We find our power in serving each other.

THIS MONTHS LOCATION: Coffee & Milk - LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art

WHEN: 2PM - 4PM - March 3rd. (Every First Sunday of the month)
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Paramount Boss Unveils Diversity Initiative To Boost Inclusion In Film Slate

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While the recent USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative reported promising results in its latest study of the 100 top grossing films of 2018 and their representation of females and racial/ethnic groups in starring roles, the industry consensus is that more work can be done when it comes to advocating for more inclusion and representation of diversity in film.

This week Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced that “as part of the development and green light process, our productions will be required to complete a plan designed to enhance access and opportunities for groups historically underrepresented in the media industry. Special attention will be paid to our storylines, our talent in front of and behind the camera, our vendors and our shooting locations.

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Larraín Brothers’ Fabula Inks First-Look Deal With Fremantle

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Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín’s Fabula, the company behind the Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman, has inked a first-look deal with Fremantle to develop a slate of original English and Spanish-language dramas. Fremantle will distribute the projects worldwide.

Fremantle and Fabula are currently collaborating on previously announced La Jauría, an eight-part Spanish-language psychological thriller directed by Lucia Puenzo. The series features A Fantastic Woman star Daniela Vega and co-star Antonia Zegers as well as María Gracia Omegna (Young & Wild, Princesita). Together they will play a specialist gender related crime police force who investigate the disappearance of student, Blanca Ibarra. Production on the series began in January.

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Jessica Camacho Cast In CBS Legal Drama Pilot ‘Courthouse’

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Taken alumna Jessica Camacho is set as a series regular in CBS’ legal drama pilot Courthouse, from writer Greg Spottiswood (Remedy) and Warner Bros. TV.

Written and executive produced by Canadian writer Spottiswood and directed by Mike Robin, Courthouse is a show that pulls back the curtain on the court system. It follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of the judges, assistant district attorneys, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks, cops and jurors to bring justice to the people of Los Angeles.

Camacho will play Emily Lopez-Berarro, a tough and determined public defender who is undaunted in her efforts to prove her clients’ innocence.

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Kate del Castillo Cast In ‘Bad Boys for Life’ At Sony

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Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo, who stars in the Netflix political drama Ingobernable and La Reina del Sur on Telemundo, has been added to the cast of Sony’s Bad Boys for Life sequel starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

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Jaime Camil to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot From Alex Herschlag, Jennie Snyder Urman

A leading advocate in inclusion in the industry, NALIP is providing more resources to aspiring filmmakers every year with events such as the NALIP Media Summit, the Latino Media Fest, and the Diverse Women in Media Forum, and events such as the Latino Lens Workshops and the Latino Lens Incubator Shorts.