Entertainment | 14TH LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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The 14th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) announces Marcel Rasquin’s HERMANO will be the Opening Night Gala presentation on Thursday, August 19 at the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater (6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA).

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Details of the event is below.

PROGRAMS
Hollywood Connect program events include:

Friday, August 20
12:30PM – 3:30PM

The Advantages of International Co-Production
Presented by:
EGEDA

Moderated by: Leon Ichaso, Director

Panelists:
Rafael Sanchez, Managing Director, EGEDA-SGR
Manuel Soria, Managing Director, Madrid Film Commission
Julia Steinweg, Founder/Producer, Steinweg Emotion Pictures
Gabriela Tagliavini, Director/Producer
This panel will discuss the “ins and outs” and the “dos and don’ts” with industry professionals that have worked in and around the field of International Co-Productions.

Location:
EGEDA U.S. Offices
681 Trenton Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Saturday, August 21
1:00PM – 2:00PM

Café con… MATT LOPEZ
Presented by:
WGA, West

Moderated by: Ligiah Villalobos, writer UNDER THE SAME MOON (LA MISMA LUNA)

Matt Lopez (BEDTIME STORIES & RACE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN) discusses his latest film, the Walt Disney Pictures action adventure, THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE with fellow screenwriter Ligiah Villalobos (LA MISMA LUNA).
**Special Bonus – A Special FREE Screening of THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE at 10AM at the Mann Chinese 6 Cinemas will precede Café con… MATT LOPEZ.

Location:
Renaissance Hotel & Spa, 3rd Level
Hollywood & Highland
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Saturday, August 21
2:30PM – 4:00PM

BEFORE THE CAMERA ROLLS/MAXIMIZING YOUR TAX INCENTIVES
Introduction by:
Leimomi Coloretti, Outreach and Development Director ,
Media Services / Showbiz Store

Dealing with a key element of film producing and budgeting, this seminar aims to serve as a definitive look at pre-production and tax incentives planning, presented by Media Services and Showbiz Software.

Panelists:
Otter Huntley, VP of Business Development, Media Services
Steven Fishman, VP of Sales, Media Services
Roger Jones, Business Development/Software Support, Media Services
John Robertson, Tax Incentives Specialist, Media Services
Alan Bailey, West Coast Production Consultant to Tax Credits, LLC

Location:
Renaissance Hotel & Spa, 3rd Level
Hollywood & Highland
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Sunday, August 22
2:00PM – 3:00PM

A DIRECTORS ROUNDTABLE

Moderated by: Sydney Levine, Sydney’s Buzz-Indie wire

The panel features a roundtable dialogue with six exciting new voices whose films are being showcased in this year’s Festival. Each filmmaker will share their stories on what it took and the roads they each travelled to get their current films made.

Participants:
Fina Torres – Director, HABANA EVA
Carmen Marron – Director/Producer/Writer, GO FOR IT!
Consuelo Alba – Director , EL ANDALON
Isabel Cueva – Director, IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM
Yvette Edery – Director, JILLIAN DILLON
Sarah Vaill – Director, WOMEN WITH ALTITUDE

Location:
Renaissance Hotel & Spa, 3rd Level
Hollywood & Highland
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Sunday, August 22
3:30PM – 4:30PM

NEW MEDIA AND YOU

Moderated by: Sydney Levine, Sydney’s Buzz-Indie wire

The panel focuses on using social networking, DIY and Hybrid Models to market and distribute your film.

Panelists:
Orly Ravid, The Film Collaborative
Vanessa Arteaga, Jaman
Sheri Candler, Marketing & Publicity

Location:
Renaissance Hotel & Spa, 3rd Level
Hollywood & Highland
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Monday, August 23
4:00PM – 5:00PM

A GUILD EXPLORATION
Presented by: SAGindie

Moderated by: Darrien M. Gipson, Director SAGindie
Representatives from SAG, SAG Indie and Writers Guild of America, West speak on this panel about independent film and new media – how to work with the Guilds and why.

Panelists:
Kim Myers, WGAWest, Director of Diversity
Mark Friedlander, SAG, National Director, New Media
Elisabeth Flack, WGAW, Contracts Administrator, New Media

Location:
Renaissance Hotel & Spa, 3rd Level
Hollywood & Highland
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Monday, August 23
5:00PM – 6:00PM

FROM FINANCING TO NEW MEDIA DISTRIBUTION: DECONSTRUCTING FILM
Presented by:
Ethos Group

Moderated by: Ivan Cevallos, CEO, Ethos Group
This panel takes a start-to-finish look at film production to distribution with top executives within the independent film arena.

Panelists:
Adrian Ward, SVP, Entertainment, Sports & Media, NBCal
Howard Cohen, Co-President, Roadside Attractions
William Wu, Entertainment Attorney
Marcos Cruz Gonzales, Partner, MCG & Co.
John Kuri, CEO/President, Elixir Entertainment

Location:
Renaissance Hotel & Spa, 3rd Level
Hollywood & Highland
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Tuesday, August 24
5:00PM – 7:00PM

A DIALOGUE ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES: WE ARE AMERICA/NOSOTROS SOMOS AMERICA
Presented by:
UCLA Latin America Institute

Moderated by: Lalo Alcaraz, (comic strip “La Cucaracha”, host KPFK “Pocho Hour of Power“)

This panel will address the issue of immigration as a civil rights crisis impacting the Latino immigrant community that has culminated with Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, SB1070.

Panelists:
Esaú Meléndez, LALIFF Filmmaker, Director of IMMIGRANT NATION
José Jacques Medina, Federal Deputy, LX Legislature, 2006-09, Mexican Congress
Professor Justin Akers Chacon, San Diego Community College, Chicano Studies
Thomas Saenz, President & General Consul of MALDEF
Sebastian Cordero, LALIFF Filmmaker, Director of RABIA

Location:
Renaissance Hotel & Spa, 3rd Level
Hollywood & Highland
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

Festival passes and tickets are available for purchase at latinofilm.org.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who also produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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