LPB IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE JOAQUÍN ALVARADO AND JOSEPH TOVARES
HAVE BEEN APPOINTED NEW POSITIONS AT THE
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Joaquín Alvarado named Senior Vice President for Diversity and Innovation
Joseph Tovares named Senior Director of Operations, Television Programming
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joaquín Alvarado as senior vice president for Diversity and Innovation and Joseph Tovares as Senior Director of Operations, Television Programming.
As senior vice president for Diversity and Innovation, Alvarado will provide strategic guidance and leadership for strengthening the Corporation's capacity to serve as a catalyst for innovation and inclusion within public media as well as for broadening the reach and diversity of public media's audience.
LPB Board member Joaquín Alvarado has served as director of the San Francisco State University's Institute for Next Generation Internet (INGI) since its founding in 2005. Under his direction, INGI formed San Francisco's Digital Media Advisory Council and Digital Sister Cities initiative to connect communities around the world in efforts to stimulate economic development, innovation and diversity.
In 2004, Joaquín Alvarado began architecting the National Public Lightpath as a framework for public media, education and community leadership in the future of the Internet. In 2008, Alvarado launched CoCo Studios to develop media collaboration and information platforms for fiber networks. Alvarado is also an award winning writer, producer and director. He is the author of "Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art: Artists, Works, Culture, and Education" (Bilingual Press) and a contributing author in "Teaching Ethnic Diversity with Film: Essays and Resources for Educators in History, Social Studies, Literature and Film Studies" (McFarland & Company). His films, including "The Silent Cross," have been featured in numerous film festivals, including the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival and the San Francisco Independent Film Festival.
Joseph Tovares was the Executive Producer of La Plaza, WGBH Boston's on-going program about the culture and concerns of Latinos. One of the nation's longest running television series devoted to Latino themes, La Plaza offers viewers a vista into the Latino community through an eclectic mix of award-winning documentaries, cutting-edge music programs, and the provocative studio-based talk series, María Hinojosa: One-on-One. Prior to his work at La Plaza, Tovares was the Series Editor of The American Experience, Television's most-watched history series. Mr. Tovares is the producer of Zoot Suit Riots and Remember the Alamo, two films for the American Experience.
LPB welcomes the new and diverse leadership at CPB.
TWO LPB FUNDED FILMS SCREENING AT
THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN GUADALAJARA
The International Film Festival in Guadalajara is today Mexico's most important film festival, the world's most important showcase for Mexican and Ibero-American film novelties, and certainly the most active forum for attracting and negotiating projects and works-in-progress in Latin America. Two LPB funded films will be part of this year’s festival: ELLA ES EL MATADOR (SHE IS THE MATADOR), produced by Gemma Cubero and Celeste Carrasco, and EL GENERAL, produced and directed by Natalia Almada. For more information, please visit the festival website at: guadalajaracinemafest09.com/en.
LPB FUNDED PROJECT PART OF THE V IBERO AMERICAN
COPRODUCTION MEETING AT THE INTERNATIONAL
FILM FESTIVAL IN GUADALAJARA
Xochitl Dorsey's project A DEATH IN MEXICO is one of the 25 participating projects selected for the V Ibero American Coproduction Meeting taking place on March 21st and 22nd in the Hotel Fiesta Americana, the main venue of the 24 Guadalajara's International Film Festival. A DEATH IN MEXICO examines the circumstances that led to the tragic and untimely death of Brad Will, an American video-journalist, during the 2006 civil unrest in Oaxaca, Mexico. For more information about the project at the V Ibero American Coproduction Meeting, please go to: guadalajaracinemafest09.com/en/?page_id=514.
MARCH SCREENINGS OF ‘MADE IN L.A.'
LPB is proud to announce the March screenings of MADE IN L.A. taking place across the United States in Vermont, Massachusetts, California, Michigan, Louisiana, and internationally in Spain and Montreal.
MADE IN L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verite style, MADE IN L.A. reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman's life as they are gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, MADE IN L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice. For a complete listing of screenings, please go to: www.madeinla.com. For more information about MADE IN L.A., please visit the POV website here: www.pbs.org/pov/pov2007/madeinla.
LPB FUNDED FILMS SCREENING AT THE SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM
Three LPB funded films will be screening at the San Diego Latino Film Festival which celebrates films and videos by Latinos and/or about the Latino experience, screening over 140 works from across Latin America and throughout the United States, including ANTONIA PANTOJA ¡PRESENTE!, produced by Lillian Jimenez, ARCHEOLOGY OF MEMORY: VILLA GRIMALDI, produced by Quique Cruz and Marilyn Mulford, and CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON, produced by Denise Zmekhol. For more information, please visit the festival website here: www.sdlatinofilm.com.
‘CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON' WINS LINK TV AWARD TO BE PRESENTED AT EFF
Link TV will present an award for outstanding environmental documentary film to the Festival film CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON. The award will be presented by Link TV President Kim Spencer to CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON director Denise Zmekhol on March 20 following the screening of the film at 7 p.m. at the National Museum of the American Indian. Link TV is the nation's largest independent broadcaster devoted to providing diverse global perspectives on news, current events and world culture not typically available on other U.S. networks. For more information about the festival, or to purchase tickets, please call (202) 633-3030 or go to www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org/films.php?FilmID=304.
LPB ATTENDING NALIP'S 10TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Don't miss NALIP's 10th national conference - a great way to advance your project and career! NALIP's 10th National Conference, NALIP 10: A Decade of Influence runs April 17 - 19, in Newport Beach, CA, with a special pre-Conference Actorfest day on April 16.
Executive Director Patricia Boero and Managing Director Luis Ortiz will be in attendance. Come and meet them in person.
The NALIP Conference, presented by HBO and the NLMC, includes a plenary session and keynotes from industry visionaries, workshops and panels with top level information, networking opportunities, a sneak preview screening, artist case studies, and an Awards evening. It is the ONLY event that brings together the Latino media community – writers and producers, directors and performers, plus the executives and funders interested in our work.
The Deadline to Submit your Application for the 2009 Latino Media Market™ is Tuesday, MARCH 3 (postmarked) All applicants must be NALIP members and Registered for NALIP 10. For more information on NALIP 10: www.nalip.org/conference10.
LPB FUNDED FILMS SCREENING AT THE SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
Three LPB funded films will be screening at the San Diego Latino Film Festival which celebrates films and videos by Latinos and/or about the Latino experience, screening over 140 works from across Latin America and throughout the United States. Each year approximately 100 actors, film and video makers visit and participate in the festival. 18,000 people attend screenings, workshops and enjoy ¡Arte Latino! and ¡Sonido Latino! happening throughout San Diego.
Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente!
Producer: Lillian Jimenez
March 21, 2009, 2:30 p.m.
Archeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi
Producers: Quique Cruz/Marilyn Mulford
On March 22, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Children of The Amazon
Producer: Denise Zmekhol
March 14, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
For information and tickets, please visit the festival website here: www.sdlatinofilm.com.
‘CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON’ SCREENING AT 3 FILM FESTIVALS IN MARCH
Award-winning documentary CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON will screen at three film festivals around the country in March: The Salem Film Fest in Massachusetts, the San Diego Latino Film Festival in California, and the DC Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC.
Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm, at the Salem Film Fest in Salem, Massaschusetts. The screening will be held at CinemaSalem, 1 Church Street. Q & A session with filmmaker Denise Zmekhol will follow the screening. For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to www.salemfilmfest.com/childrenoftheama.html.
Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 5:00 pm, at the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Additional screenings dates and times to be decided. For information and to purchase tickets, please visit the festival website at www.mediaartscenter.org or go to the festival box office at the UltraStar Mission Valley Cinemas at Hazard Center (off 163 Freeway & Friars Road).
Friday, March 20, 2009 at 7:00 pm, at the DC Environmental Film Festival. The screening will be held at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater (Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, SW). A discussion with the filmmaker and Dr. Mark Plotkin, President of the Amazon Conservation Team, will follow. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (202) 633-3030 or go to www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org/films.php?FilmID=304.
LPB LAUNCHES 'LATINOS IN 60 SECONDS' INITIATIVE ONLINE
In 2001, LPB offered a call for emerging producers to create a one minute interstitial that showcased or represented the Latino community for general audiences. Ten projects were selected ranging from animation to biographies. Many of these producers have moved forward in their careers and are now producing nationally for public and commercial television.
LPB is proud to announce we are now offering these interstitials online at www.lpbp.org/latinos60.php. We congratulate and thank the filmmakers for helping us share their work with the world. As part of our commitment to pursuing new media initiatives, LPB will be showcasing more Latino stories online in the future. Stay Tuned!