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NALIP New York Launches Audiocast Show Latin Slate

Host Giovanna Aguilar conducts insightful interviews with industry professionals to celebrate and to promote NALIP filmmakers’ accomplishments while also delivering content that can help NALIP members with their productions.
Latin Slate’s first interview features publicist Soldanela Rivera who has worked on music, theatre, and films such as, El Cantante, starring Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, and Paula Mendoza and Gloria LaMorte’s Entre Nos. Rivera offers insight on the Latino press, tips on how to market your film and the importance of audience development.
To stream this audiocast visit the NALIP Audiocasts webpage.

Applications Open for 2010 Latino Producers Academy

2010 Latino Producers Academy™
August 3 – 12, 2010 (Documentary Track) Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 10 – 20, 2010 (Feature Track) Santa Fe, New Mexico
Application Deadline – Wednesday May 26th

NALIP believes that a Producer is the creative originator of films, a self-starter who recognizes ideas that have artistic or commercial merit. Producers must have passion, sensitivity for story and audience, plus the organizational ability and practical smarts to put together a project, then guide it to and through the marketplace. NALIP’s Latino Producers Academy™ provides our Fellows with the practical skills and knowledge to accomplish their personal goals and realize their artistic dreams as filmmakers.

The 2010 LPA invites applications from Documentary Producers in two categories:
• Documentary producers/directors with projects in development or production who have proposals and sample tapes; they are invited with their producer/director partners .
• Documentary producers with projects in post-production who have rough cuts; they are invited with their editors.

The 2010 LPA invites applications from Narrative Feature Producers in two categories:
• Feature producers (including producer/directors or producer/writers) with projects in early stages of development that have viable scripts ready for packaging and advancement towards production; prior NALIP program participants must have advanced drafts.
• Feature producers and their directors who have scripts in advanced stages of development with a package or ready to package (e.g. budget, executive summary, attachments, etc.); prior NALIP program participants must have advanced drafts. Directors must have Producers.

For further information and to download an application, visit: http://www.nalip.org/nalip/NALIP-Programs-LPA.html

A NALIP National Signature Program, in association with the New Mexico Film Office, CPB, the Hanson Film Institute, and Time Warner.

HBO Offers First $10,000 Cash Award to Talented Latino Documentary Filmmaker

HBO has teamed with NALIP to find the next great Latino Documentary Film! Social change has been the consistent undercurrent for HBO’s critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary programs, with a myriad of issues presented in uncompromising quality and honesty. Through the HBO / NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Cash Award, HBO wants to focus its lens on the Latino experience and support the growth of social commentary by Latino documentarians.

One Latino Filmmaker will win $10,000

Entry deadline: June 26th, 2009
* Submissions must be from a film already in progress or finished – footage and proposal to be screened by judges.

* Filmmakers may be U.S. or international, but film must be in English or with English subtitles

* The winner must be 18 years or older, and of Latino descent.

* There is no limit to the number of entries: each entry must comply with the requirements listed in the submission form, and must submit a separate submission form for each.

* A panel of industry professionals will judge the films based on the following criteria: uniqueness of topic/subject matter, professional quality of the film, and the structure, tone and style planned for presenting the topic to audience. The Judges will select one film as the winner of the competition. Winner to be Notified by August 18, 2009!

For details, requirements, and submission information, download the Submission Form as a Word Doc or PDF File.