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Participant Acquires Cesar Chavez Biopic 'Chavez'


Diego Luna is directing and Hotel Rwanda scribe Keir Pearson wrote the script for Chavez, starring Michael Pena as the famed labor organizer. Participant Media has landed all North American rights to the project, which focuses on Chavez organizing the largest non-violent protest in U.S. history to aid more than 50,000 farm workers in California.
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Latinos on TV Reality Check

By Bel Hernandez Castillo, Latin Heat Online

President and CEO of the NCLR, Janet Murgia's recent article "A Disappointing Television Season for the Latino Community"  makes a powerful case for more Latinos on mainstream media. Citing the latest Census statistics that "There are now 52 million of us residing in the U.S.-nearly one in five Americans," she  decries the cancellation of "...CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives, and Rob, all of which had lead Latino characters." Coming from the leader of one of the largest Latino advocacy groups in the U.S. this should send a strong message to Hollywood. But Hollywood has always been hard of hearing when it comes to Latinos.
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Latinos Missing From Key Positions in TV

By Grace Flores-Hughes, Voxxi

Earlier this month, Univision, the most watched Spanish language television network in the United States announced that it was teaming with ABC News to target the ever-growing English- and bilingual-speaking Hispanic American population that numbers almost 50 million. This new joint venture will provide an English-language news, information and lifestyle network tailored to Latinos.
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Call for Entries: NELAart Short Film Festival

NELAart is seeking new and independent short films from everywhere, all topics, all genres, are welcome. The screening is at the historic Highland Theater in the heart of Highland Park, before an audience of film aficionados, professionals, and neighborhood fans eager to see new work. Deadline to submit is June 15....
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The Power of the Network Mixer, June 11 in LA

The Power of the Network Mixer is Nosotros' free monthly event geared towards connecting you - our members and supporters with one another and with the industry professionals and insiders, innovators and game changers that have the track record, experience, and insight to share with you on succeeding in the industry. The evening is then rounded out by a "meet and greet" mixer with plenty of time for you to link up with like-minded individuals....
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INDUSTRY BUZZ

The Movie That Changed Eduardo Verastegui's Life
(CineMovie.tv) - Mexican-born actor Eduardo Verastegui tells CineMovie why his latest movie, based on a true story in Mexico's dark past, changed his life. He hopes movie-goers will feel the same about For Greater Glory. READ MORE


Zoe Saldana Wins 'Best Latino Actor Award' at the MTV Movie Awards
(HispanicBusiness.com) - Zoe Saldana this past weekend won "Best Latino Actor Award" at the MTV Movie awards for her role in "Colombiana." READ MORE


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HOT JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

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Jonathan De La Luz's Noir Thriller 'Agenda' Released on DVD and Online

Filmmaker and NALIP member Jonathan De La Luz and distributor VCI Entertainment announce the release of the noir thriller Agenda available on DVD June 5. The Agenda DVD will have two versions of the movie: one in color and the other in black and white as a tribute to the great film noir movies of the past. 

As an added bonus to the viewer, De La Luz is announcing the launch of a free online version of Agenda presented in 17 chapters.
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Sandra Varona Brings 'Filly Brown' to Her Community


Sundance Film Festival's sensation Filly Brown will be screened at the Henry T. Gage Middle School Math, Science and Technology Magnet on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 8:45 AM, for Magnet school students and faculty. The screening has been made possible by NALIP member Sandra Varona, a former Gage student, currently an independent film and video producer. Ms. Varona served as the production manager for Filly Brown. In attendance will be director Youssef Delara, who along with Ms. Varona will participate in a Q&A session and panel discussion directly after the screening.
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