Friday, September 7, 2012

NALIP-NY and Tío Louie presents the Prime Latino Media Salon (September 2012)

invite you to kick off


"celebrating some of the best talent & projects in the Latino community"

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 a monthly series for Latino multimedia-makers & actors in the metropolitan New York area

A forum for Latinos and their supporters to connect and sustain one another in English- and Spanish-language media, as well as feature a conversation with a speaker, screening or panel discussion.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012                

(featuring HOLA member J.W. Cortés and a member discount for HOLA members)
6:30PM: NETWORKING ~ Cash Bar

7:30PM: An air-conditioned FIRESIDE CHAT by Tio Louie with Magdalena Albizu, former President of NALIP-NY and now the writer, director and producer of the documentary film NEGRITA. Check out the trailer & IndieGoGo campaign for NEGRITA:  

8:30PM: Tío Louie CONVERSATION with  J.W. Cortés, a leading actor featured on NBC's action reality competition show "Stars Earn Stripes," and wrote and directed the short film Conscientious Objector.

9:00PM: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Hugo Pérez by screening his short film Betty La Flaca, winner of the 2006 HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition.

Obra Negra (basement lounge)
86 Orchard St, bet Delancey & Grand streets
Subway: F, M, J to Essex/Delancey

Admission: NALIP and/or HOLA members $5; Non-members $7
(Proceeds to benefit the documentary NEGRITA)     
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Magdalena Albizu

Magdalena Albizu  
Magdalena has extensive film and TV production experience, having worked on: MTV Music Awards, I am Legend, Memphis on the big screen, 50 Cent's Power and Money and PBS.  She continues to work in production at Spike TV on various projects, such as: All Access Weekly, Madden 2011 Battlefield, Spare Time, Playbook and Weekend Pre-Game.  As one of the founders of Mezcla Media Market, Magdalena created the Long Island Latino International Film Festival (LILIFF) in 2004. She received her BA in Sociology from the University of Florida and her MA in Social Work from Adelphi University. Magdalena is currently in pre-production for NEGRITA, a documentary about the Afro-Latina identity and experience in the United States. 

J.W. Cortes 
Starring in NBC's Stars Earn Stripes, J.W. was featured alongside Sarah Palin's husband, Alaska businessman and four-time Iron Dog snowmobile race champion, Todd Palin. His filmography includes As Good as Dead (with Cary Elwes & Andie McDowell), A Kiss Of Chaos with Adam Rodriquez (Magic Mike, CSI: Miami) and the soon-to-be-released Blue Caprice (Joey Lauren Adams, Isaiah Washington). In addition to his acting experience, J.W. served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 13 years and currently serves as a Police Officer with the New York MTA Police Department.

  Hugo Perez
Hugo Perez
Hugo is a director, producer, and writer whose work often focuses on his Cuban heritage. He is the recipient of the 2009 NALIP Estela Award for Documentary Filmmaking. In 2008, he was the recipient of the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation/Tribeca Film Institute Emerging Artist Fellowship in support of his feature screenplay Immaculate Conception. He is the Producer & Director of the documentary feature Neither Memory Nor Magic which explores the life, work, and legacy of the Hungarian poet, Miklos Radnoti who died in 1944 during the Holocaust. He is currently developing Gabacho a screenplay being co-written with Adrian Martinez.

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