Monday, March 10, 2014

NALIP, Tío Louie, HOLA and ULP present the PRIME LATINO MEDIA SALON (February-March 2014)

“Featuring projects & insights from some of the best Latino artists”

Join us in celebrating Spanish Harlem at the

Thursday, March 13, 2014 • 6-8:30pm
Metro-New York’s only monthly series for Latino multimedia-makers & actors

One new directive to actors has been, “If you can’t find work, create projects that showcase your talent.” Then there are the ones whose talents have evolved to calling the shots behind the camera. Experience storytelling magic by people who know what it is to be in front of the camera with behind-the-scenes crafting. We screen work by four diverse Latinos who share their pearls of wisdom, journey and how they have overcome challenges to successfully produce. Join us as the movement continues!

Date & Program Schedule: Thursday, March 13, 2014 • 6-8:30pm
6pm: Arrival & Networking
6:30-7:30pm: Live recording for TV broadcast on Manhattan Neighborhood Network
7:30-8:30pm: Networking

   Moderator: Louis E. Perego Moreno (Tío Louie), President, Skyline Features
      Adel L. Morales: Writer/Director/Producer/Editor of the webseries, Pushing Dreams
      Mónica Walter Palmieri: Producer/Lead Actress of the short film, Derailing
      Luis Caballero: Director/Writer of Spanish-language feature film El Color de la Guayaba (The Color of Guava)
      Adrian Manzano: Director/Writer/Actor of the feature film Sex, Love & Salsa

Venue & location: El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, 175 E. 104th Street (between Lexington & Third avenues), NYC

Adel L. Morales
A former high school English teacher of 17 years, he co-founded HollyHood Productions in 2004. He is known for making a series of urban short films delving into moral dilemmas: The Reckoning, Repentance and Trouble Child. Already a SAG-AFTRA member, he became the President of NALIP-NY in 2008 and in 2011 appeared in the critically-acclaimed feature film Gun Hill Road, which premiered at Sundance. He wrote, directed, & produced HollyHood’s fourth short film, Promises Promises, in 2011. He is currently working on his second master’s degree at NYU’s Film School; his work there includes Have Knot (his first NYU short film) & Missing Grandma (his second NYU short film). He is in post-production for The Watermelon Lesson, Some Last Day and Since I Laid Eyes (the last his third NYU short film). He recently launched his webseries, Pushing Dreams, and is developing a horror feature, The Congregant.

Mónica Walter Palmieri
Born in Guatemala and fluently bilingual, she is a Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute NY alumna, and affiliated with the Marcelle Bonge Ballet Company, where she danced for 16 years. However, she’s taking New York over by storm in the production world. In 2013 she line-produced the feature film Split with award-winning director Deborah Kampmeier. She directed and co-produced her second short film Complete Sentences, and produced and acted in the short film Derailing. Her directorial debut, Black Hole (2012), is an Official Selection of the Corto Circuito Short Film Festival New York and Ícaro International Film Festival. In 2013, she became part of the Labyrinth Theatre Workshop Ensemble where she directed her first onstage show, I Just Want To Look Good Naked.

Luis Caballero
He is an acclaimed writer, actor, as well as theater and film director who has directed extensively in his native Puerto Rico, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Among his directing credits are María, No Exit, The House of Bernarda Alba, Don Quixote, Bedtime Stories: The Musical, Resurrection (commissioned by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico…¡fuá! (HOLA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Direction), Lorca Federico Lorca, and La Lupe: My Life and My Destiny (Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, NYC). His credits as a film director include La Gringa: A Tale of a Town and El Color de la Guayaba, which won the Rincón Film Festival and was selected for the Chicago International Film Festival, among others. He is currently working on his next film El Monaguillo. His latest show is the Off-Broadway production DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story.
Adrian Manzano
As an actor, he was a nominee at the American College Theatre Festival. He has worked with various theaters in New York, including INTAR, ID Studio, Teatro LATEA. His first feature as writer/director/actor, Sex, Love & Salsa is about a womanizing salsa dancer. The film has gone on to win numerous awards at various festivals including the Audience Award at the Harlem Film Festival and Best Film & Best Actor at Reel Independent Film Extravaganza. The feature was also part of the official selection of the Chicago Latino Film Festival. The film was admitted to the Guadalajara Film Market 2014. He is currently in pre-production for a black comedy about a recent college graduate and her family, as well as a romance/drama set in the Dominican Republic about sexual tourism and male prostitution.

Tío Louie (Louis Perego Moreno) [Host]
An Interactive Content Producer & Educator who for 32 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 & African American 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.

Next PRIME LATINO MEDIA SALON: “Comedy,” Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Become a member of:
       National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
       Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)
       United Latino Professionals (ULP)

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