Ben Lopez 1953.40sc

Ben Lopez's activity stream

  • UnscriptedLA Partner Special Rate - NALIP

    Register for Unscripted LA Producers Workshop under the Special Partner Rate

    LIMITED TIME ONLY! Must be a member of these organizations to qualify: Creative Mind Group, NHMC, NGLC, HCandF, Nosotros and WGA.

    Special Partner Rate Registration (Must be registered by Nov. 13, 2014) - $100

    Special Partner Member Rate Registration + Six Month NALIP membership - $135

    At the door Unscripted LA Registration (after Nov. 13, 2014) - $175 




    We look forward to seeing you at Unscripted LA Producers Workshop. Stay tuned for more announcements!

    Purchase/refund policy: NO REFUNDS. Registration may be transferred to another media maker.



    Weekend Workshop Schedule 

    Day One - Friday, November 14, 2014

    Bamboo Restaurant & Bar

    10835 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

    7 pm - 9 pm  Informal Mixer 

    Day Two - Saturday, November 15, 2014 -  8:30 am - 6 pm

    Hollywood Casting and Film - Prestige Studios

    6900 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

    8:30 am - 9am  Orientation   

    9:10 am - 10 am  Developing & Vetting Your Idea

    10:15 am - 11:30 am Budget & Scheduling 

    11:30 - 12:30 pm ¬†Digital Content Development Presented by¬†Jesus Chavez¬†&¬†Marcos Cline,¬†MiT√ļ Network

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Open Lunch Break

    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm  Logline & Treatment 

    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Pitch-Perfect

    5:30 pm  -  6 pm  Wrap. Practice your pitch!  

    Day Three - Sunday, November 16, 2014 -  8:30 am - 6 pm

    Hollywood Casting and Film - Prestige Studios

    6900 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

    8:30 am - 9am  Cafe con Leche Wake-up Mixer.

    9am - 10:30 am Sizzle Reel Mystery

    10:45 am - 12:45pm Finding the Perfect Cast

    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm  Open Lunch Break

    1:45 pm - 3:45 pm  Lock & Load

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Pitch to VIP panel.

    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Panel Q & A

    6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Closing thoughts & remarks


  • answered 2014-10-08 15:11:09 -0700
    Q: Would you recommend DYD to a fellow content creator?
    A: Yes

    DYDNYC 2014 Survey

    Please take the time to assess Doing Your Doc New York 2014.

    We appreciate your feedback as it will allow NALIP to improve its programs.

    Take the survey

  • published Monika Navarro in Doing Your Doc New York 2014 2014-09-29 02:27:54 -0700

    Monika Navarro



    Monika Navarro is an independent documentary filmmaker and Producer for WORLD Channel (WGBH).  Her debut documentary Lost Souls (Animas Perdidas) aired on the 2009/10 season of the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens and was awarded Best Director at the 2009 Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza.  Recently she Associate Produced America ReFramed and the Peabody award-winning six-hour PBS series The Latino Americans, which had a national primetime broadcast in September 2013.  She’s produced short web videos for Univision and the PBS American Graduate initiative, and she is currently developing a new media project, Marked for Life, which will explore the impact of gang injunctions on individuals and public spaces.  Monika has received support from ITVS, Latino Public Broadcasting, the LEF Moving Image Fund, Cal Humanities, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the City of Ventura Cultural Council for the Humanities, and the Color of Film Collaborative.  A member of the National Association of Latino Producers (NALIP), Monika was a fellow at the 2013 CPB/PBS Producers Academy, the 2011 and 2013 NALIP Producer’s Academy, and a Filmmaker-in-Residence at WGBH.  Monika has volunteered with the Guatemala Radio Project, blogged about contemporary art for Art:21, and was the festival coordinator for the 2005 Do It Your Damn Self!! National Youth Video and Film Festival. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. 

    Monika will present Public Media Distribution at DYD New York.

    About WORLD Channel

    WORLD‚Ą† is a 24/7, full service multicast channel featuring public television‚Äôs signature nonfiction documentary, science and news programming complemented by original content from emerging producers.

    Launched in August 2007, WORLD is produced and distributed by WGBH/Boston, American Public Television(APT) and WNET/New York in association with Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). WORLD is distributed by APT and is now carried by 68 licensees/158 stations representing more than 58% of U.S. TV households.WORLD’s television channel features such public television favorites as NOVA, Frontline, PBS Newshour, Nightly Business Report, Tavis Smiley, Global Voices, Pacific Heartbeat, Nature, Independent Lens, History Detectives, P.O.V. , Moyers & Company, NHK Newsline, Voces, Scully/The World Show, AfroPop, and Consuelo Mack: Wealthtrack. These programs are scheduled within seven days of their original broadcasts and include several exclusive broadcast premieres from independent and diverse program producers.


    Attend Doing Your Doc NYC (October 4th & 5th, 2014)! Register HERE

  • answered 2014-09-14 15:08:56 -0700
    Q: Would you recommend DYD to a fellow content creator?
    A: Yes

    DYDSF 2014 Survey

    Please take the time to assess Doing Your Doc San Francisco.

    We appreciate your feedback as it will allow NALIP to improve its programs.

    Take the survey

  • published Richard Ray Perez in Doing Your Doc San Francisco 2014 2014-09-07 23:55:17 -0700

    Richard Ray Perez will present his feature film Cesar’s Last Fast and co-present Documentary Film Funding 101 at DYD San Francisco


    Richard Ray Perez, Producer, Creative Partnership, Sundance Institute, Documentary Film Program
    Richard Ray Perez oversees a portfolio of Sundance Institute Documentary Film¬†Program (DFP) partnerships and collaborations including ‚ÄúStories of Change,‚ÄĚ a multi-year DFP initiative with the Skoll Foundation, and the Sundance Institute TED Prize Filmmaker Award. Mr. Perez also reviews submissions to the Sundance Documentary Fund, and represents the DFP at international film festivals, documentary film conferences and pitch sessions where he meets with filmmakers to assess and discuss their projects. In addition to his work at Sundance Institute Mr. Perez executive produced and directed the feature documentary film Cesar‚Äôs Last Fast that premiered in US Feature Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and broadcast simultaneously on the Spanish-language network Univision and Pivot, the cable television network owned by Participant Media.

    Richard will present a free screening of Cesar’s Last Fast and co-present Documentary Film Funding 101 at Doing Your Doc San Francisco.

    About Sundance Documentary Fund

    Sundance Documentary Fund, part of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, provides creative and financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally. We provide $1M-$2M in non-recoupable financing annually across all stages of development, production, post-production, and strategic audience engagement. Films supported have included Why We Fight; Trouble the Water; Reportero; The Queen of Versailles; The Interrupters; Free Angela; Powerless; When I Walk; God Loves Uganda; Invisible War; and The Square. In addition to financing we offer a year-round suite of creative support opportunities including Creative Labs, Fellowships, and Work-In-Progress screenings. In supporting a broad spectrum of innovative and creative non-fiction storytelling, Sundance Institute embraces documentary film as a vital contributor to the language of the 21st century.

    Attend Doing Your Doc San Francisco (September 12-14, 2014) with Richard Ray Perez! Register HERE