Tuesday, January 7, 2014

NALIP Names Axel Caballero New Executive Director

Outgoing Board Chair of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), María Agui Carter, as one of her last official order of business, announced the incoming NALIP Executive Director, Axel W. Caballero. Caballero is founder and executive director of Cuéntame, a leading new media immigration and civil rights advocacy site with over 123,000 followers. He is a frequent commentator on national news media and formerly the Media Production and Distribution Director of Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films.

For the past two years Beni Matías has served as Acting Executive Director for NALIP.  Carter thanked Matías for her service and wished her well on future endeavors including producing her Latino Public Broadcasting-funded new film Coquito! 

Carter also announced the appointment of two new NALIP board co-chairs Kirk Whisler and Rosa Alonso. Whisler brings his expertise in print media and Spanish-language media as the President and Research Director of the Latino Print Network and has been working tirelessly as an important advocate in the field for many years. Alonso is the winner of the 2013 “The Innovator” award at the prestigious SXSW film fest/conference, is known to Spanish-language viewers with her Mi Vida Tec show on Telemundo, and is a former Latino website founder and marketing and advertising executive at Fortune 500 companies specializing in the multicultural market.

The 15th Annual NALIP conference will be held once again at the Sheraton Universal from Thursday to Sunday, June 5–8, 2014. For more on the various filmmaker programs and initiatives NALIP offers year around, click here.

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