The Latino Writer's LabTM -- This 10-day intensive program attracts Latina/o film and television writers from around the country. The curriculum advances their screenplays through work on craft, as well as through direct mentoring; the program also introduces writers to agents, managers, producers and funders in order to expand their professional network and further their projects and careers.

Latino Producers AcademyTM -- Feature, television and documentary producers and directors attend a ten-day intensive seminar in Santa Fe, New Mexico by special selection and invitation. Producer/director teams participate in seminars on advanced professional skills development and in-depth mentoring that support all aspects of their project development, production skills and marketing understanding as instructed by top industry professionals. Feature casts and crews are provided so that scenes can be rehearsed, shot, edited and scored. Presented in association with Time Warner and the New Mexico Film Office, Nielsen Media Research, the UCLA Film and Television Professional Certificate Program and the University of Arizona, School of Media Arts Department, the seventh LPA will be held August 4 - 21, 2009.

Latino Media Resource GuideTM -- A printed and online directory of Latino/a writers, directors, producers, crew members, executives and production companies, including their contact and credit information, plus deadlines for diversity initiatives, film schools and funding opportunities, distribution companies and Hispanic American film listings. This reference is provided free to members, as well as to all studios, networks, production companies and agents in order to enhance employment and build community. The database is also updatable online, at www.lmrg.nalip.org, where all of the additional resources, links, and connections are housed.

About Nalip
NALIP is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latino/Latina independent producers. It stands as the premiere Latino media organization, addressing the most underrepresented and the largest ethnic minority in the country. The mission is to promote the advancement, development and funding of Latino/Latina film and media arts in all genres.

Nalip has 15 regional chapters that provide professional development workshops & support in project development, fundraising, proposal writing and other essential media skills. Check out: www.NALIP.org.