Monthly Archives: May 2013

Robert Rodriguez Co-Producing New Market at Fantastic Fest Aiming to Aid Latin Filmmakers

Fantastic Fest — the Austin, TX-based genre festival focusing on horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action films — announced today it will host an international co-production market for genre films called Fantastic Market|Mercado Fantastico. The new venture is being co-produced by Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey network and CANANA, a Mexican production and distribution outlet helmed by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz, and Julian Levin. The inaugural market is scheduled to premiere from September 19-26 during Fantastic Fest.

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Documentary Examines Race and the Exclusion of Women in History

REBEL, a documentary entailing the amazing story of Loreta Janeta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans who went to battle during the American Civil War. Award-winning filmmaker director María Agui Carter, does a beautiful job in bringing Velazquez’story to life. Carter captures the drama and historical material of this mystery.

“Rebel” premieres on PBS Friday, May 24 at 9 CST.

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UT Multicultural Engagement Center seeking student Graphic Designer for the 2013-2014 academic year

The Graphic Designer produces highly creative visual work for print, internet and social media. Manages own projects, working within budget and schedule requirements. Confers with the full-time staff and student agencies to create quality products. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

· Works directly with full-time staff and student agencies to design and produce marketing materials – such as print brochures, publicity flyers, t-shirt designs and promotional videos.
· Coordinates multiple projects for all agencies and the MEC at one time, producing quality materials under tight deadlines.
· Ensures the consistent implementation of brand graphic standards according to MEC/DDCE policy.
· Maintains computer files/artworks for archival purposes.
· Handles designated projects from start to completion.
· Ensures delivery of work on-time and within budget.

Required Skills:
· The ability to demonstrate innovative thinking quickly and execute creative strategies visually.
· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with full-time staff and student agencies.
· The ability to work on numerous projects with limited supervision in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
· A thorough understanding of print production: file requirements, optimization of images, paper selection and press check experience.
· Proficiency in applicable software platforms such as Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator and Final Cut Express.

Time commitment: 15 hours per week

Payment: $9.00 per hour

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2013

Send a resume, cover letter and sample portfolio (including 1-2 promotional videos, art pieces, design projects, and 2-3 examples of publicity) to Tony Vo at Applicants may choose to submit a video explaining why they are interested and qualified for the position in lieu of a cover letter.

Position is open until filled. Phone/Skype interviews will be conducted the week of August 5-9, 2013. Follow-up interviews as needed the week of August 12-16, 2013. New hire expected to attend the MEC Staff Retreat (August 21-25, 2013), and will begin working the 1st week of classes.

Media Companies Aim to Woo Advertisers and Latinos

From the New York Times
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Published: May 15, 2013

Hispanic media companies continued to aggressively target advertisers this week with some major announcements from Fox Hispanic Media executives kicking off Wednesday’s upfront presentations.

Fox Hispanic Media, part of News Corporation, is composed of four Latino-focused networks: FOX Deportes, FOX Life, Nat Geo Mundo and MundoFox. Executives focused the bulk of their presentation on sports programming at Fox Deportes and MundoFox, the newest Spanish-language network in the United States, which made its debut last summer. Fox Life focuses on programming for women and Nat Geo Mundo produces family programming.

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