Monthly Archives: February 2007

OURMedia/NUESTROSMedios Global Network

OURMedia is an emerging global network of scholars and practitioners
concerned with the field of alternative, community, and citizens’ media.
The site contains news and updates, resources, information on related events and more.
Visit the site: http://www.ourmedianet.org/

NALIP/Nickelodeon Writer’s Symposium

GOT A GREAT IDEA FOR A TELEVISION SHOW?
Sign-up for a Chance to PITCH at the Friday, March 9 Workshop, Nickelodeon’s Writer’s Symposium, DEADLINE, March 2 – 5:00 pm PST. **Must be Registered for the Conference, as well**
How can you prepare? – Develop a log line and a ½ page premise for an original and unique show idea that you think would be a perfect fit as Nickelodeon programming (live action or animation). To get a more complete idea of our current programming, be sure that you have done your research and are familiar with some of Nickelodeon’s most popular shows. You can also visit http://www.nick.com for more show info.
What makes a good Nick show? – Our target audience ranges from 6 – 14 years old. The stories are based on original concepts and characters that bring fresh ideas back to storytelling. The show creator should have a strong vision for his/her idea. The characters should drive the stories, not merely exist in them – have strong personalities, are funny, distinctive and memorable.
What do you need to do? Fax in the following information, by 5:00pm (PST) on Friday, March 2nd, to 818-736-3840:
– 1/2 page premise for your original and unique show idea
– Name, phone number, and email address
– Signed copy of the SUBMISSION RELEASE FORM available for download here: http://www.nalip.org/LITI/nickrelease.pdf
For questions, email us at info@nickwriting.com
To learn more about the NALIP Conference, click here.

Explore Public Policy This Summer at the LBJ School

LBJ School of Public Affairs: Preparing Students for Graduate Study and Careers in Public Policy, May 29 – July 8, 2007
To further the mission of leadership training in the increasingly diverse environment of the 21st century, the LBJ School of Public Affairs offers a
fully-funded summer leadership program designed specifically for upperclassmen interested in exploring the field of public policy in a graduate school environment. Rising seniors from all academic disciplines are invited to apply to the Inman Scholars Program. The LBJ School is particularly interested in attracting qualified students of color to this program.
Program Benefits
Applicants who are selected to participate in the Inman Scholar’s Program will be invited to Austin, Texas for a six-week residential leadership program
(May 29 – July 8, 2007) focusing on public policy as a tool for change in our society. The Inman Scholars Program consists of three primary components: leadership training, academic preparation in quantitative methods and policy analysis, and career mentoring.
Program participants will receive:
• On Campus Housing and Meals
• Tuition and Fees covering six hours of transferable undergraduate course credit
• Classroom instruction in Introduction to Quantitative Foundations for Public Policy and Global Issues in Public Policy
• Career Training and Mentoring
• Leadership Training from the LBJ School’s Center for Ethical Leadership
• $1,000 Stipend at the completion of the program
Eligibility
Undergraduates from any Texas college or university who will complete their junior year prior to May 30, 2007, are eligible to apply.
Dates and Deadlines
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 28, 2007. Students will be notified of the committee’s decision by March 26, 2007.
Priority will be given to applicants who apply early.
Application Process
Application forms and instructions are posted on the Inman Scholars Program website at www.utexas.edu/ lbj/inman.
For additional information, contact Megan Murphy, at the LBJ School
of Public Affairs, by phone at 512-471-8288 or by email at megan.murphy@ mail.utexas. edu

Record Fine Expected for Univision

(The New York Times)–By Stephen Labaton/February 24, 2007.
When Univision began broadcasting a show three years ago about the misadventures of 11-year-old identical twin girls who swapped identities after discovering they had been separated at birth, it characterized the episodes as educational programming for children.
Link to the full article here

NBC’s Mun2 Asks: ‘Are You Too Gringo?’

Hispanic Cable Channel Launches Edgy Image Campaign
(AdAge.com) — By Laurel Wentz/ Feb. 20, 2007
An image campaign breaking this week prescribes a daily dose of NBC Universal-owned Hispanic cable channel Mun2 to prevent bilingual, bicultural young Latinos from becoming too much like gringos. Like a lot of the
irreverent work from highly creative U.S. Hispanic shop La Comunidad, Miami, the ads may offend some. Three humorous commercials ask the question “Are you becoming too gringo?” and recommend Mun2’s music videos and TV shows as a cure. But they also touch on Latin stereotypes. For the full story and video of the spots, go to http://adage.com/article?article_id=115085

LATV looking for new producers and segment producers

LATV, a bilingual music & entertainment network, is on the lookout for fresh new producers and segment producers.
Responsibilities will include:
– Create weekly rundown & mark for in-studio or on-location shoot
– Write scripts for the show
– Create weekly play lists, and TRT of each video.
– Come up with interview questions; interview artists
– Log footage to prepare for show edit
– Tape various shows on a weekly basis
– Travel out of state/country on occasion for on-location shoots
– Manage all times and oversee creative process in studio or on location
– Work in tandem with Production Management to manage show budget and expectations.
– Make sure all videos for the show are prepped and labeled
– Oversee entire editing process and approve final show for air.
– Maintain monthly production calendar for show and cue sheets.
– Update website every week to be current with show that is on air.
Qualifications:
– BS in Communications, TV Production
– Minimum of 3 years experience in the entertainment field
– Min 2 years experience working with Latin music
– Min 1 year experience writing and producing packages in both English and Spanish
Requirements:
– Work flexible hours and under tight deadlines – exceptional time management skills are key
– Knowledge of LATV targeted demographic
– Ability to take initiative be proactive, enterprise, research, and plan stories.
– Ability to “book” guests.
– Ability to recognize stories with high potential for exciting and fun television.
– Exceptional editorial skills
– Recognize stories with high potential for exciting and fun television
TO APPLY: send resumes and/or reels to the following address:
LATV
2323 Corinth Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Or e-mail mrios@latv.com

Feb. 23: Report-Back and Video Screening from the Oaxaca Rebellion

.What started out as an annual teachers strike in the south-eastern Mexican town of Oaxaca has become the largest popular rebellion in Mexico in over a decade. To date, human rights organizations report that there have been hundreds of illegal detentions, disappearances and injuries, and at least eighteen documented deaths.
Join three long-term activists and filmakers as they report back from the popular uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico. They will screen recent video footage from the frontlines of the struggle for dignity and democracy in Oaxaca and follow the screening with a brief discussion of solidarity work with the people of Oaxaca.
Jill Friedberg (Director of This is What Democracy Looks Like and Granito de Arena)
Shannon Young (Free Speech Radio News)
Vladimir Flores (Mal de Ojo video collective, Indymedia Oaxaca)
Friday, February 23rd
8:00 pm
Rhizome Collective
(Bring a chair if you have one and warm clothes if you need them)
300 Allen Street (for directions: http://rhizomecollective.org/directions.html )
for more information email: austinactiongroupoax@gmail.com