Thursday, June 23

Day 1

Schedule of Events

12:00 — 4:00pm

Registration Day 1

Creators Studio 1

All attendees must pick up their pass for Thursday scheduled events at Creators Studio 1, which is located on the fifth floor of the Hollywood and Highland center.

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2:00 — 4:00pm

Emerging Creators Workshop

Creators Studio 1

The Emerging Creators Workshop - an exclusive opportunity for students, recent graduates and youth creators - will explore some case studies to focus on the importance of building a strong body of work from the very first short films to the opera prima. Following the interactive discussion, the emerging creators will break into small mentorship groups with selected industry professionals.

Speakers: Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza (Director of Content & Community, Onward), Carmen Marron (Writer/Director), Maru Buendia-Senties (Writer/Director), Rebecca Murga (Writer/Director) and Alvaro Ron (Writer/Director).


2:00 — 4:00pm

CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase Audition Workshop presented by CBS Restricted Access. By Invitation Only

Creators Studio 2

The objective of this workshop is to give actors an idea of what is expected of them when auditioning for the CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase in January. If cast, the process is rigorous and you are expected to come in with material/ideas, be an active participant. Rehearsals begin in the Fall to ensure the best possible material is developed for the showcase. 

The workshop is an invaluable tool and an AMAZING opportunity to gain insight!

Preparation Details:

  • It is critical that you come prepared and not just try to “wing it” the day of.

  • Actors should prepare 1-3 minutes of comedic character work. Original material is best.

  • Do NOT prepare a comedic monologue from a play since the showcase is really based on original material.  (Think Saturday Night Live).

  • Please bring your headshot and resume the day of.

  • Participants must be registered to the NALIP Media Summit

Speaker: Rick Najera (Director, CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase), Fern Orenstein (Producer, CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase and CBS SVP of Casting)

Presented by CBS

3:00 — 4:00pm

Create With Us Video Challenge


Apply your passion for content creation by showing us how we can create tomorrow together and you could win a chance to attend the 2016 NALIP Media Summit and Gala awards ceremony along with the country’s leading Latino producers. You will get the opportunity to network with other talented content creators and you will have complete access to all that our highly anticipated summit has to offer!




  • Must be a current NALIP Member. To become a member click here!
  • Produce a short video that answers the question, “How has NALIP helped you create content” as it relates to our 2016 NALIP Media Summit theme, “Create With Us”
  • The video must be at least 30 seconds and 2 minutes maximum.
  • Be creative and show us how your project is changing the future of latino content together!
  • Submit your name and YouTube video link to and you’re set 
  • The deadline is Friday, May 20th, 2016!
    • One 2016 NALIP Media Summit Media Maker Registration
    • One paid night of shared hotel accommodations
    • $150 Travel stipend for winners outside of California only
    • $250 Travel stipend for selected content creator traveling West of the Rockies and from abroad
4:30 — 7:00pm

Latino Lens Showcase: Documentary Session and Presentation

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Latinas at the Forefront in Documentary

A conversation with Chicana filmmaker Cristina Ibarra and award-winning writer Sandra Salas will cover the process of filming and producing a documentary and how being Latina impacts the process.

How do you craft richly textured documentaries featuring nuanced, emotionally-driven and in-depth subjects and their stories? As Latina storyteller, how do you build a sustainable career producing documentaries? In firechat conversation, the panelists will discuss their personal journey and creative process. Appealing to both emerging and veteran storytellers, their case studies will include their approach from concept development and fundraising to production and distribution.


5:30 pm – 6:50 pm Documentary Feature Film Screening: Memories of a Penitent Heart

The film is directed by Cecilia Aldarondo will be introduced by Luis Ortiz (LPB)

Combining a wealth of recently discovered home movies, video, and written documents with artfully shot contemporary interviews and vérité footage, 'Memories of a Penitent Heart' is a documentary that cracks open a Pandora’s box of unresolved family drama. Originating from filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s suspicion that there was something ugly in her family’s past, the film charts her excavation of the buried family conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death, and her search for Miguel’s partner Robert a generation later. A story about the mistakes of the past and the second chances of the present, MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART is a cautionary tale about the unresolved conflicts wrought by AIDS, and a nuanced exploration of how faith is used and abused in times of crisis.

9:30 — 12:30am

Summit Launch Mixer Presented by PBS & Chivas

Creators Studio 1 + 2

After the Latino Lens Showcase and Feature Film Screening, the Summit Launch Mixer will kick off the 2016 NALIP Media Summit with a bang! Make sure to purchase your summit pass and do not miss out on this opening night of an eventfully packed weekend! #CreateWithUS

Presented by PBS and made possible with support from TCL Chinese 6 Theatres and Chivas.



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