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NALIP Announces 25 Filmmakers Selected for its 10th Annual Latino Media Market

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/