NALIP Announces 25 Filmmakers Selected for its 10th Annual Latino Media Market
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers has invited 25 filmmakers to participate in the 2014 Latino Media Market (LMM) meetings during the NALIP Media Summit in Universal City, California, June 6-7, 2014. Out of a competitive pool of applicants, several producers and directors were selected to take meetings with executives and funders in the following categories: Low Budget Features in Development, Documentaries in Progress, and Non-Scripted TV Concepts.
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Media Arts; HBO, Comcast-NBCUniversal, California Arts Council Statewide Networks Programs and LPB, the Latino Media Market™ is an executive meeting series for select projects to have scheduled pitches, presentations and meetings with industry executives, funders, distributors, commissioning editors, representatives, and potential partners.
Axel Caballero, NALIP’s Executive Director said, “The selection for the 2014 LMM represents the culmination of years of a successful program. It far beyond exceeds our expectations and we would like to see these projects secure production funding and distribution. These filmmakers truly exemplify the future of Latino talent within our industry and certainly present a vision that is innovative and unique. We are glad to be able to move their stories and careers forward.”
NALIP would like to congratulate the following filmmakers:
Cecilia Aldarondo - Memories of a Penitent Heart
Chelo Alvarez-Stehle - Sands of Silence: Journey into Trafficking
Osiris Castaneda- Hideous Hair
Nicolas Entel - Fania / Harlistas / Life After Hate
Jaime Fletcher - Guardianes del Mundo
Kenneth O'Brien & Sonya Guimet - The Cusco Project
Carlos Ibarra - Last Day
Cristina Kotz Cornejo - Hermanas de Fé
Suzanne Kai - Like a Rolling Stone: The Life and Times of Ben Fong-Torres
Susana Orozco - Inmigrante
Marco Alfredo Paez & Mike Benavides - Criminal's Paradise
Alexandre Peralta - Looking at The Stars (Olhando Pras Estrelas)
J. Patricia Perez - Finding Gaston
Cynthia Perez - Politics of Youth Culture
Maria V. Ponce - AquaNet
Pablo Proenza - A Strong Man
Ernesto Quintero - A Sacred Journey
Kimberly Nunez-North - The Space Between
Rodrigo Reyes - Travis / Sanson and ME
Ximena Sotomayor - Dallas con Style
Alejandro Sugich - El Patron
John J. Valadez - American Exile
Alexandra Vega - La Villa
Maria Jimena Veloza - Betty and the Bodyguards
Greg Wendell Reid - The Ringer
NALIP’s 2014 Latino Media Market™ (LMM) is designed to bring funders, studio executives, distributors, dealmakers, agents, mentors and employers together with NALIP members and their projects. Now in its tenth year, the LMM consists of a meeting series for up to 24 selected projects. Filmmakers meet one-on-one with industry representatives who provide sound advice on how to advance their project to the next level. Additional information and updates about the 2014 LMM is available here.
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers is a national membership organization, committed to helping Latino and Latina media makers with their professional goals. We seek to increase the quality and quantity of stories by and about Latinos, through professional development, community building, and mentoring.
For more information about NALIP or to attend this year’s NALIP Media Summit on June 5-8, 2014 in Universal City, please visit: http://www.nalipmediasummit.com/