Thursday, October 4, 2012

NALIP-NY and Tío Louie presents the Prime Latino Media Salon (October 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, October 10, 2012                

(featuring HOLA member Elaine Del Valle
and a member discount for HOLA members)
6:30PM: NETWORKING ~ Cash Bar

7:30PM: An air-conditioned FIRESIDE CHAT by Tio Louie with Betty Bastidas, producer and director of the feature-length documentary film about Afro-Ecuadorian soccer players DREAMTOWN.

8:30PM: Tío Louie CONVERSATION with Elizabeth Gardner, co-producer of the award-winning feature film Elliot Loves and co-owner and Co-Executive Director of the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF).

9:00PM: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with actor-writer-producer Elaine Del Valle (also one of the stars of the Elliot Loves), most recently a 2012 HOLA Award winner for Outstanding Solo Production for her self-penned solo show Brownsville Bred.

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
To Become a Member of NALIP:
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PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salon, every 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Next gathering: November 14, 2012.
2012 has been declared the "Year of the Latina" and will showcase stellar Latinas behind or in front of the camera and Latinos who present Latinas in positive and affirming roles.
Born in Ecuador, she came to the U.S. at the age of nine. She is currently co-directing a short documentary film as part of the ITVS Latino Graduate Series, Can't Hold Me Back, following a student from Detroit as he becomes the first in his family to earn a high school diploma-- his ticket out of the struggles of inner-city poverty and violence. She holds a B.S. in Marketing from NYU, an M.A. in Journalism and Documentary Studies from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and a certificate in documentary photography from the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies in Maine.


She is a 17-year veteran of entertainment event & film production, marketing, promotions, sponsorship and management, and the Co-Owner and Co-Executive Director of the NYILFF, the nation’s leading Latino film festival. The NYILFF is presented by HBO and celebrated its 13th anniversary in August 2012. With a specialized focus on the U.S. Latino and multicultural communities and over a decade of entrepreneurial experience, Elizabeth recently co-produced the independent film, Elliot Loves, which won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2012 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The film sold to TLA Releasing for worldwide distribution, and will see its theatrical release in Fall 2012.

She was named an “Inspiring Artist” by Soulfrito Arts Foundation, a CNN “Woman of Note” and a “Triumph” by The New York Times. She has enjoyed a lucrative voiceover and commercial career for over a decade. Recent TV appearances include a tough cop on CBS’ “NYC-22” and a grieving daughter in MTV’s scripted comedy “Epic Fail.” She can also be heard on the Nickelodeon/CBS series “Dora The Explorer” in which she has proudly voiced tens of characters for 12 years. Additionally, she serves as an independent casting director for SAG national commercials representing the Latino market.

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