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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time Warner Signs on as Primary Supporter for NALIP Latino Film Incubation Program
Los Angeles, California (December
18, 2014) – The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) today announced that it will receive $150,000 from the Time
Warner Foundation in support of their Latino Lens incubation and short content production program. NALIP’s Latino Lens
program is a new NALIP initiative that will incubate and produce a
series of Latino filmmakers’ projects & showcase their talents as
producers, directors, and writers.
“We are thrilled to support this important initiative
that will serve to elevate Latino storytellers.” Lisa García Quiroz,
President, Time Warner Foundation.
Keeping with NALIP’s mission to foster and promote Latino media artists, the Latino Lens program,
with a submission call in early 2015, will select three to five short feature
film scripts from Latino content creators. Each short film will present
through a creative approach and independent focus, a storyline of 3-10
minutes long that will be provided pre-production, production, and
post-production tools, resources and assets to support the successful
completion of each film while later working with them on distribution
strategy and outlets.
“We decided that feature filmmakers needed more
hands-on and direct production support if they were going develop long
term careers in a difficult industry that has had its share of
challenges in embracing Latino content or its creators.” said Axel
Caballero, Executive Director of NALIP. “We’re thankful to the Time
Warner Foundation for their support in a program that will undoubtedly
move Latino creators forward.”
This new NALIP incubation and production program
initiative comes as a result of needs identified through conversations
with members, the 2014 NALIP Media Summit, industry leaders’
perspectives, as well as Latino film scholars surrounding NALIP’s
commissioned The Latino Media Gap report this past summer. With Latino Lens, NALIP
looks to build on previous residential instruction programs and growing
incubation efforts by executing direct short film production in order
to address this increasing Latino media gap.
About Time Warner Foundation:
The Time Warner Foundation
is a private, nonprofit foundation that is wholly supported by Time
Warner Inc. and its subsidiary companies Home Box Office, Inc., Turner
Broadcasting System, Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Its
mission is to seek innovative and powerful ways to discover, nurture and
celebrate the next generation of storytellers. Through its New
Works/New Voices initiatives, the Foundation strives to build impactful
partnerships with best-in-class nonprofit organizations that push the
boundaries of artist development and support underrepresented
storytellers. The Foundation's ultimate goal is the cultivation of an
artistic community that is rich, vibrant and relevant to audiences of
today and tomorrow.
The National Association of Latino Independent
Producers (NALIP) seeks to inspire, promote, and advocate for Latino
content creators in media. As an established non-profit organization,
NALIP advances the development of Latino content creation through its
programs focusing on narrative, documentary, TV, and digital formats.
For more information, please visit www.NALIP.org.