Film and Television and Multimedia… Oh my!
Paul and I have been attending NALIP for the last 5 years. It’s a great place for us to recharge our cultural batteries and meet new artist to feature at the cafe. NALIP is a community support system for Latino content creators looking to bring positive change, and to make a profound impact in the entertainment industry. NALIP’s community of nearly ten thousand artists in film and television are creating and telling stories about Latinos in the world – sharing, teaching, enjoying and celebrating their important roles within a rich, democratic society is the true spirit of NALIP.
This year “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara will be presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award for her tireless work of creating positive Latina images, especially in regards to 21st century families that include Latino characters and culture. Sofia hilarious in her role and serves as inspiration to the young actresses coming into the business.
If you are an actor, please note that the 2011 conference will include a special Latino edition of Backstage’s Actorfest that provides professional development and casting director introductions for Latino/a and Native talent. If you are a filmmaker, the seventh annual Latino Media Market connects projects and producers with funders and broadcasters. Others are encouraged to enjoy education and networking events on topics critical to contemporary content creators. The program is organized as three days of workshops and plenaries on film, television and documentaries, plus ground-breaking case studies and a sneak preview screening. Due to the overwhelming explosion of reality television, NALIP will bring back Reality Television Boot Camp: Sizzle in Your Reality Dizzle, a workshop dedicated to getting reality TV producers primed and ready for their big pitch! Speakers will include executives from Time Warner, HBO, Lifetime, Sony, Disney/ABC, PBS, CBS, Fox, Showtime, SAG, AFTRA, the PGA and WGA.
For a list of speakers, panels and keynotes please visit to www.nalip.org/thenewnow.
See you there!
- Alicia Morga: Do You Call Them Latinos or Hispanics? (huffingtonpost.com)
- Si TV to Change Name as It Aims for Bicultural Latinos (adage.com)