Showing posts from 2017

“What we think, we become.”

“What we think, we become.” The Iron Lady (2011) Margaret Thatcher(Meryl Streep)

Miguel - Remember Me (Dúo) (From "Coco"/Official Lyric Video) ft. Natali...

Have you seen one of the best movies of the year? #CoCo #Disney

"Jeanne Cordova" doc plays at Seattle "Twist" Film Festival 10.15.17

Seattle, WA - "Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies and Feminism", documentary short played on Sunday 10.15.17 at the Northwest Film Forum. Director Gregorio Davila and I took to the stage afterwards to answers some questions about the making of the film. The audience was really into the film, and we appreciated the number of questions they had about the making of the documentary, "L.A. A Queer History", and Jeanne Cordova. Three Dollar Bill Cinema, TWIST, Jason Plourde (Executive Director), Danny Tayara (TWIST Festival Director) and team have been awesome and hospitable. It's been a great experience for to L.A.-based Latino Filmmakers trekking through Seattle WA. Thank you guys!

Disrupt Yourself; Innovate Your Life

As some of you know, I participate in a lot of Q&As about filmmaking. Here is a Q&A from our recent LA Film School Alumni Association mixer a few weeks ago. Neto Pimenta breaks down his coaching methods to get you out of your creative obstacles. The event took place at Birns & Sawyer in North Hollywood, CA on September 27, 2017. Enjoy! Disrupt Yourself; Innovate Your Life. Listen to the iTunes Podcast podcast/disrupt-yourself- innovate-your-life/ id1209871924?mt=2&i= 1000393261081 As Bruce Lee used to say  "If you always put limits on yourself, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no Limits. There are only Plateaus, and you must not stay there - you must go beyond them."   This is a podcast about going beyond the limits of today, to inch toward a better  tomorrow . It's about recreating ourselves anew, about letting go of the certainty of "arriving" for

Outfest West Hollywood Series – Outfest Los Angeles

This month's edition of the Outfest West Hollywood Screening Series,  part of the city's  Pacific Standard Time event Made in LA .  WHEN:  Wednesday October 4th, 7:30pm WHERE: West Hollywood Library,  625 N San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood. CA 90069 Nancy from Eastside Clover  This month’s edition of the Outfest West Hollywood Screening Series, as part of the city’s  Pacific Standard Time event Made in LA . WHEN:  Wednesday October 4th, 7:30pm WHERE: West Hollywood Library,  625 N San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood. CA 90069 The full lineup and more info is available here: Please use the Facebook event page to spread the word: If you are available to participate in the post-screening Q&A please let me know. It will begin at  9pm  and last for 20-30mins. You will all have tickets for you and a plus one at the door. Parking is free. Wednesday O

Stream The Latino Americans on PBS

Stream The Latino Americans on PBS Premiering in 2013,  The Latino Americans  was the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

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Film Production Summer 2017

Since May 2017, I've been busy teaching film courses, running a summer film program at Columbia College Hollywood , and consulting directors on the completion of two feature documentaries...and of course the highlight of summer was receiving a Gran Jury Award from Outfest for the short documentary film, " Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies and Feminism ", directed by Gregorio Davila. It has been a quite a film centric summer: during this period of time I supervised over 50 short films directed by high school students at CCH. My absence on my blog has been due to such a compounded schedule, so I just wanted to let everyone know that I am back to blogging. As part of my efforts for 2017, is to produce a Vlog and Podcast in conjunction to publishing on and coordinating with the quarterly Los Angeles Film School Alumni Association film mixer. It is a lot to juggle but I love film and enjoy meeting like-minded go-getters. So I'll do my best to keep you pos

Watch Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies & Feminism Wed. 7.12.17 #DGA #outfest 2017

Source: Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies, and Feminism Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies & Feminism plays in Latinx Ladies Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies & Feminism   Directed by Gregorio Davila Produced by Mario J. Novoa, Film Bliss Studios Running time: 38 minutes Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies & Feminism plays in Latinx Ladies Outfest 2017 Tickets for 2017 Outfest Film Festival  : Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies & Feminism plays in Latinx Ladies July 12, 2017 715pm at the Director Guild of America – Theater DGA 2 Jeanne Cordova: Butches, Lies & Feminism Rediscovering Jeanne Cordova: World Premiere at One City One Pride Screening by Joe Castel from  Adelante Magazine Shakespeare once famously chided, “Get thee to a nunnery!” But in the mid-1960s, Jean Cordova did just the opposite, fleeing the nunnery to find her inner self. But unlike Maria Von Trapp, she wasn’t running away from a bunch of club wielding Nazis. Instead, this brazen Chicana LGBT activist

Some people can't believe in themselves

"Some people can't believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first." Good Will Hunting (1997) Dr. Sean Maguire(Robin Williams)

Laurent Bouzereau: He’s made more than 300 films about some of the greatest movies of all time, from Ben Hur to Jaws

Source: The three-part  Five Came Back  is a fascinating miniseries involving five of today’s great directors – Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan – relaying the impact and importance of five heavyweight directors of the past – Frank Kapra, John Ford, George Stevens, William Wyler and John Huston – when they agreed to leave the studios and head out to war to document the  action  on the battle fields as it unfolded.  The series, which is narrated by Meryl Streep, provides some fascinating insights and is receiving rave reviews. It’s even had a run in US cinemas so that it can qualify for the Oscars. And yet few are talking about the  man  in the director’s chair, Laurent Bouzereau. His is an equally fascinating story.   He’s made more than 300

Create and Produce Filmmakers Workshop | April 22 2017 | 11am - 130p | Hollywood CA

Create and Produce Filmmakers Workshop The Flight Theater at the Complex 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90038 April 22 2017 | 11am - 130p  The Create and Produce Workshop offers a unique approach to taking your story from idea to screen. A workshop for aspiring writers, producers and filmmakers, this event will also include networking where filmmakers can connect and crew up for future productions. For followers of this blog, get an exclusive discount by using PROMO CODE: LAFSAA Powered by Eventbrite 11:00 - 12:00  Pitch to Production  Everyone has a great idea or story to share, but how do you share it effectively to your audience?  Even with the best verbal pitch; your audience needs to visually see it or its just a concept.  Learn strategies to communicate your idea on paper and participate in an interactive session where attendees will create a Pitch Deck. Perfect for filmmakers looking to pitch their idea to producers or crowdfunding, attendees wi