Saturday Schedule

Saturday Schedule

Schedule of Events

8:00 — 4:00pm

Registration - Day 3

Pre-Function Terrace

All badge holders must pick up their summit pass at the Pre-Function Terrace located on the 5th Level of the Hollywood & Highland center. The registration booth will be located just outside the Dolby Ballroom.

NALIP MEDIA SUMMIT: CREATE WITH US takes place at The Dolby at Hollywood & Highland located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028 (Level 5).

9:00 — 10:00am

Cracking the Code: Hacking Diversity in Entertainment and Tech Presented by Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Latino Lens Interactive

Presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, this panel will explore the intersection of tech and entertainment by way of hacking and creation. This convergence will be key as media expands to different platforms and avenues. Attendees will be informed on how they can create and broaden their network through these exciting and opportune times in tech.

Speaker: Juan Sepulveda (Senior Vice President, PBS Station Services)

Presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation


9:00 — 11:00am

Energize Coffee Break

Creators Lounge

Get those business cards and some coffee before heading into the last Creators Sessions of the day! 

9:00 — 10:00am

The Story Within the Brand

Creators Studio 2

Content creators must  have developed a diversified slate of projects and one of the effective paths to capitalize on your work is to create content for brands with campaigns that focus on natural connection with consumers. Millennials have empathized with campaigns with a cause.

Speakers: Alfredo De Villa (Contend), Ben Dejesus (NGL), Blanca Gonzalez (Nike)

Moderator: Nico Entel

9:00 — 10:00am

Package and Deliver: My Film is Finished, Now What?

Creators Studio 1

How do you package and deliver your project? Working with the studios and the legal ramifications. Don’t miss an opportunity to sign the deal of your life because of an unforeseen legal issue.  These are the conversations you should have with your producer before you deliver your film. This intimate workshop will give content creators the tools and know how to legally protect your film.

Speakers: Marcos Vergara del Carril (Entertainment Lawyer, Sheppard Mullin) and Pau Brunet (Producer, La Panda Productions).

10:00 — 4:00pm

Creators Lounge - Day 2

Creators Lounge

Summit attendees will network with Summit sponsors and exhibitors who will display career opportunities, diversity programs and initiatives. You will also enjoy screenings and panels in the lounge! This space is meant for all creators to mingle and create ideas to build on!

The Creators Lounge is open to all Summit pass holders, NALIP members and non-pass holders! Make sure to RSVP!

10:00 — 4:00pm

NALIP Pitch Sessions Day 2 Presented by mitú

Pitch Sessions

The NALIP Pitch Sessions will give creators the opportunity to pitch their project to representatives of Mitu Network and receive immediate feedback on June 24 and 25 during the 2016 NALIP Media Summit!

Creators must RSVP, sign and turn in a RELEASE FORM to participate. A summit pass is not required but highly encouraged in order to utilize all opportunities available to creators. Creators must provide their own media, AV equipment and any other material needed to pitch. RSVP does not guarantee participation, due to the limited time frame, first-come-first serve basis will be applied during the event.

*Only Pass holders will be allowed to participate in other elements of the 2016 NALIP Media Summit.*


As the fastest growing media brand for Latino millennials, mitú is focused on creating English-language content that is unapologetically Latino with universal appeal. Led by award-winning media executives with a deep understanding of the U.S. Latino experience, mitú is reshaping the media landscape, by focusing on creating culturally-relevant content that represents today’s Latino youth culture.

10:30 — 11:30am

The Reality About Virtual Reality

Latino Lens Interactive

The future is here...and it's name: Virtual Reality. What tools are in this immediate future and what opportunities are on the horizon for content creators? This panel will explore the vertical integration of intellectual property and intersection of new, interactive and traditional platforms. Come create with us  and learn how this immersive technology has revolutionized how we enjoy, interact and consume media.

Speakers: Evette Vargas, (Writer/Producer/Director, Digital-Reign), Maru Buendia, Miles Perkins (Jaunt VR), Alejandro Sugich (Writer/Producer/Director)

Moderator: Dontae Rayford (Business Development Professional)


10:30 — 11:30am

Cutting Through the Noise: How to Improve the Odds of Getting Your Story Told and Sold

Creators Studio 2

Clear the field. In a continuous battle within themselves, creators work extremely hard to have their content seen and sold. When opportunity comes knocking, will you be ready? Panelists will discuss what they see in the most outstanding filmmakers working today and what you need to do in order to get on their level.

Speakers: Ben Odell (3Pas), Anikah McLaren (Fox Searchlight), Sergio Aguero, and Tiegen Kosiak (Cinestar), Alex Zahn (Sony)


10:30 — 11:30am

Signature Conversation with Jose Baston

Creators Studio 1

Jose Baston will discuss the innovations and crossover talent and content going on at Televisa. Latinos are global and Jose Baston will present how Televisa is capitalizing on the eclectic backgrounds, tastes of Latinos today, the changes in viewing habits and how Televisa is evolving.

Speakers: Jose Baston (President of Content and Television, Televisa)

Moderator: Teresa Rodriguez (Co-Anchor “Aqui y Ahora”, Univision Communications Inc.)

10:30 — 11:30am

The Reps: What's the Bar for Clients?

Creators Lounge

The rules of the business have been rewritten and so have the standards for creators today. Panelists will offer their take on what managers and agents seek in a potential client. Stand out or stand down. Panel will explore what you need to do for representation.

Speakers: Gabriel Mena (Paradigm), Praveen Pandian (CAA), Jonathan Levy (UTA), Jennifer Au (Untitled Entertainment)

Moderator: Jairo Alvarado (Circle of Confusion)


11:03 — 11:33am

Coffee Networking Break Presented by Fox Audience Strategy

Creators Lounge
12:00 — 2:00pm

Saturday Keynote Luncheon and “One Day At A Time” Live Read with Rita Moreno, Justina Machado and Gloria Calderon Presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Netflix

Keynote Luncheon

“Conversation with the Cast and Creators of the new One Day At A Time”, a reimagining of the classic Norman Lear comedy. The show, written by Executive Producers Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon, revolves around a Cuban-American family, centering on a recently separated former military mom who is navigating a new single life while raising her strong willed teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son with the ‘help’ of her old school, Cuban-born mom. The series stars Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz and 2012 NALIP Lifetime Achievement honoree, Rita Moreno. The series is produced for Netflix by Act lll Productions, Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.

The Keynote Luncheon will include an exclusive sneak peak of the show and live reading of a scene between the cast!

Speakers: Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Gloria Calderon Kellett

Moderator: Yoselin Acevedo

Presented by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Netflix 

12:00 — 2:00pm

NALIP Official Selection

Creators Studio 1

NALIP Official Selection is a unique showcase of short form content by NALIP members. Together, these works feature a variety of subjects, voices and viewpoints that attest to the rich and talented diversity of the NALIP community. The top submissions will be added to our NALIP Official Selection YouTube playlist. The Official Selection will be screened during NALIP Media Summit on June 25th, 2016 from 12 - 2pm! Make sure to purchase your summit pass to enjoy this screening and the variety of events we have at the 2016 NALIP Media Summit!

2:00 — 2:30pm

Networking Coffee Break

Creators Lounge

The home stretch! Re-energize with coffee as you will not want to miss out the last sessions. 

2:30 — 3:30pm

Latino Lens Incubators Conversation Presented by NALIP

Latino Lens Interactive

Presented by NALIP

Description: When the powers that be lock the doors, NALIP has proven to create new windows and access for filmmakers. With strategic partners, NALIP has launched: Latino Lens. This series of incubation programs assist projects from the page to distribution. Come learn about our new programs and how to create with us.

Speaker: Alicia Lebrija (Televisa), Rosy Ocampo (Televisa), Rebecca Murga (Latino Lens Short Incubator Finalist), Maru Buendia-Senties (Latino Lens Short Incubator Finalist) and Alvaro Ron (Latino Lens Short Incubator Finalist).

Moderator: Axel Caballero (Executive Director, NALIP) 

2:30 — 3:30pm

Directors' Master Class Presented by NALIP

Creators Studio 1

Award winning and world renowned directors will come together to discuss their experiences, visions, techniques and methods to directing. The conversation will feature three powerhouse directors: Juan José Campanella, director of the 2010 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film "El Secreto de Sus Ojos/The Secret in Their Eyes", Jonathan Jakubowicz, director of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection film "Hands of Stone", and Patricia Riggen, director of domestic and international box office hits like, “Under the Same Moon", “The 33" and "Miracles from Heaven".

Speakers: Jonathan Jakubowicz (Director, Hands of Stone), Juan Jose Campanella (Director, The Secret in Their Eyes) and Patricia Riggen (The 33, Miracles from Heaven and Under the Same Moon).

Presented by NALIP

2:30 — 3:30pm

Going Down The Write Path Presented by WGA West

Creators Lounge

With industry writing programs such as, CAPE New Writer Fellowship, The NHMC Writers Program, NBC’s Writers on the Verge, The Walt Disney Studios and ABC Entertainment Writing Fellowship  and many others, our WGAW panelists will speak about how they used these programs to sell themselves and open doors to opportunities within the industry.

Speakers: Sal Calleros, Judalina Neira, Davy Perez, Helen Chang, Natalie Chaidez

Moderator: Ligiah Villalobos

Presented by WGA, West

3:30 — 4:30pm

A Signature Conversation on Comedy with Al Madrigal

Creators Studio 2

Al Madrigal will host a conversation on the state of comedy in the industry as well as give attendees a peak on what he is cooking up as a Comedian and Producer. Al will speak to the plethora of avenues and platforms that are available to Latino content creators who passionately want to get into comedy. Word is that Al will drop a major announcement so, register to the Summit!

The conversation will be moderated by prolific Cartoonist and Writer, Lalo Alcaraz!

Following this Signature Conversation, Al Madrigal will host the Latino Comedy Showcase!

3:30 — 4:00pm

Networking Coffee Break Presented by Fox Audience Strategy

Creators Lounge

The home stretch! Re-energize with coffee as you will not want to miss out the last sessions. Interact, network, and re-energive in our Creators Lounge and enjoy some coffee refreshments and give aways by Fox Audience Strategy.

5:00 — 6:00pm

Latino Comedy Showcase: Hosted by Al Madrigal

Creators Studio 2

The follow up to Al Madrigal’s signature conversation will be an up and coming Latino comedians showcase! This showcase will feature rising latino talented comedians that have been personally mentored and curated by Al Madrigal. Al will introduce the comedians and each will perform a special skit! You will not want to miss out!

Host: Al Madrigal

Comedians: Chris Garcia, Vincent Caldera, Jesus Trejo and Melissa Villasenor

7:00 — 8:00pm

Awards Pre-Reception Presented by Hennessy

Pre-Function Terrace

The mixer is a prelude to our Latino Media Awards and Gala. Reminder that only attendees who have purchased Latino Media Awards and Gala tickets may enter Pre-Reception Mixer.

NALIP Media Summit registration pass does not guarantee admission into the awards and gala ceremony. Must purchase Latino Media Awards and Gala ticket to enter.

Presented by Hennessy

8:00 — 10:30pm

The 2016 Latino Media Awards + Gala Presented by HBO

The Dolby Ballroom

The Saturday night Gala Awards Dinner is when NALIP presents its annual Lifetime Achievement, Estela, and Lupe Awards, which celebrate outstanding and historic achievements in Latino Media. Past Lifetime Achievement Award winners include: Salma Hayek, Moctezuma Esparza, Edward James Olmos, Kenny Ortega, Rita Moreno, Lupe Ontiveros, Andy Garcia, Danny Trejo, Gina Rodriguez, Raul Castillo, Dascha Polanco, Raquel Welch and Eugenio Derbez!

Presented by HBO


11:00 — 1:00am

Summit Closing Night Party Presented by NGL Studios, Reed MIDEM and Chivas

Creators Studio 1 + 2

Attendees must purchase a Latino Media Awards and Gala pass in order to attend the Summit Closing Night Party! Do not miss out!

Presented by NGL Studios, Reed MIDEM, and Chivas




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