Independent Producers Invited to Compete for Funding on Latino-Oriented Projects

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 17, 2005 -- Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced today its seventh annual Open Call. The initiative invites independent producers to submit proposals for funding on Latino-themed programs or series. This year’s deadline is June 6, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. PT




Documentary Examines Landmark Farm Worker Strike Driven by Race and Feudal Economics

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 2005 -- Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced today that Valley of Tears, a one-hour documentary recounting the 1979 strike by Mexican-American migrant workers in Raymondville, Texas, will premiere on public television stations nationwide in April 2005. (Check local listings.)

Contacts:
Press: Latino Public Broadcasting at 323-466-7110
Station Relations: Bunny Tavares at tavaresb@aol.com



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“Limón: A Life Beyond Words” Celebrates the Genius’ Life, Beliefs and Dance

LOS ANGELES, CA, February 2005 -- Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced today that “Limón: A Life Beyond Words,” a one-hour documentary detailing the life and work of Mexican-American dance great José Limón, will premiere on public television stations nationwide in April 2005. (Check your local listings.)

Contacts:
Press: Latino Public Broadcasting/323-466-7110
Station Relations: Bunny Tavares at tavaresb@aol.com

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Documentary Explores the 20th-Century Icon Who Became an International Sensation in the Worlds of Art, Culture and Radical Politics

Washington, D.C. - “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo” chronicles the life and art of the great Mexican painter as never before, framing Kahlo’s life in relationship to the historical and cultural influences that inspired her and defined the first half of the 20th century. The 90-minute high-definition film is a production of Daylight Films and WETA Washington, D.C., in association with Latino Public Broadcasting. It premieres March 23, 2005, at 9 p.m., on PBS stations nationwide.




Final Selection Awards Sixteen Projects for Funding

Los Angeles, CA (November 4, 2004) - Latino Public Broadcasting is proud to announce the winners of the Sixth Annual 2004 Open Call, a competitive process where projects addressing Latino themes or issues of particular interest to Latino-Americans are chosen for funding. Sixteen projects have been selected out of one hundred-three applicants from across the United States.


 




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