Wednesday, June 19, 2013

NALIP-NY, Tío Louie and HOLA present the Prime Latino Media Salon (June 2013)


invite you to
for the

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, June 20, 2013 from 6-8:30pm


Four advocates, media activists and agents of change through documentary filmmaking tell stories of Latin Americans and U.S.-born Latinos by focusing the camera on people, Latino images and social issues impacting the Latino community in the U.S.A. and Latin America. From editors-turned-producers to actors-turned-directors, come hear tales and causes championed, as well as insights from these stellar Latinos' whose journeys, projects and perspectives on the industry inspire.
Tío Louie/Louis E. Perego Moreno

President, Skyline Features

Marcelo Bukin
Award-winning director with documentary Dreaming Nicaragua.

Mónica Gutiérrez
Activist, director and actor behind the feature The Face of a Woman.

Melissa Montero Padilla
Filmmaker and activist with her project on
105-year-old Puerto Rican Isabel Rosado: Nationalist.

Miguel Picker
Co-director, co-cinematographer and composer of the documentary
Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging A Media Stereotype
6pm: Arrival and Networking
6:30-7:30pm: Live recording TV broadcast on
Manhattan Neighborhood Network

7:30-8:30pm: Networking


Go to to reserve your spot.

Venue & Location
El Barrio Firehouse and Media Center
175 East 104 Street (between Third and Lexington avenues), NYC(6 train to 103 Street, M101/M102/M103 buses)

Additional support for this event provided by United Latino Professionals (ULP).

To become a member of NALIP, click here.
To become a member of HOLA, click here.
To become a member of ULP, click here.

Marcelo Bukin
He is an award-winning director specializing in highly visual, character driven, thought-provoking stories. His films have screened in more than 150 international film festivals. His documentary feature, Dreaming Nicaragua is the story of four outstanding children and their families who live in the tragedy of extreme poverty in Nicaragua, but face their lives with an inspiring unity, strength and humor. The film was awarded the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant and won the prestigious Gold Award at FIPA in France.

Mónica Gutiérrez
She is the director and executive producer of the documentary film in production about domestic violence called The Face of a Woman. It's the true story of Crusita Martínez, a young poor mother from the Dominican Republic who is attacked and deformed with acid by her ex-boyfriend. Mónica has a B.A. from the CUNY Queens College in Political Science and Communications and a Certificate in Film Directing and Producing from the Hollywood Film Institute. She worked at Univision WXTV Channel 41 in New York in the news department as an assignment editor and field producer.

Melissa Montero Padilla
For the past 10 years, Melissa has been active in the movement for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoners. She is a media professional having worked at various television and cable networks. She co-produced The Legacy of Frank Bonilla and Pura Belpré, two documentaries for The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. At the age of 105, the subject of her "work-in-progress," Isabel Rosado: Nationalist is an unapologetic radical nationalist who has sought independence for Puerto Rico from the U.S. since the 1930s.

Miguel Picker
He is a New York-based Chilean-American filmmaker, an award-winning editor, director, and music composer with nearly three decades of experience. He edited and composed music for Borinqueneers (2007), broadcast nationally on PBS in 2007. He is currently working on Ulises' Odyssey (set in his homeland of Chile) and Siqueiros: Walls of Passion. In his latest project, Latinos Beyond Reel, he explores how U.S. news and entertainment media portray-- and do not portray-- Latinos.

Louis E. Perego Moreno (Tío Louie) [Moderator]
An interactive content producer and educator who for 31 years has owned SKYLINE FEATURES, a bilingual multimedia and educational production company developing documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials featuring Latinos, Blacks, Women, Urban Youth and LGBT. He has trained 1,500 Latino & Black Youth over 10 years to produce 70 documentary shorts. For documentary features he was the producer/director of Latina Confessions (2010) and co-producer of American Dreams Deferred (2013) on PBS.

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