Celebrities and Seminars

San Diego Latino Film Festival, March 11 through 21

Published on LatinoLA: March 9, 2004

Celebrities and Seminars

Media Arts Center San Diego's Eleventh Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 11-21), in partnership with the Association of Independent Video & Filmmakers and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, is proud to present the following celebrities and workshops/seminars starting this upcoming weekend. Don't miss this great opportunity to meet feature actors, film directors, screenwriters, producers and more!

It all takes place at the Madstone Theaters Hazard Center, 7510 Hazard Center Drive in San Diego.

Confirmed celebrities and filmmakers include: John Leguizamo, Roselyn Sanchez, Patricia Velasquez, Yancey Arias, Vanessa Bauche, Gregory Nava, Arturo Ripstein, Christian de la Fuente, Freddy Rodriguez, Rene Lavan, Adam Rodriguez, Nicholas Gonzales, Fernando Sari?ana, y m?s!

Reserve a seat now! Purchase your tickets at the Madstone Theaters Hazard Center box office or on-line at: http://www.sdlatinofilm.com/tick.html

Celebrities: listed in order of appearance dates:

Roselyn Sanchez (L.A. Fame, Angel, Chasing Papi, Basic, Rush Hour 2) appearing: Thursday, March 11th, 7 p.m.

Nicolas Gonzalez (Anacondas: The Hunt for the Black Orchid, The Bride of the Sea, Spun, The Princess and the Barrio Boy, Resurrection Blvd.) appearing: Thursday, March 11th, 7 p.m.

Vanessa Bauche (Amores Perros, De la Calle, Un Embrujo) appearing: Friday, March 12th, 7:30 p.m.

Gregory Nava (American Family, Selena, El Norte, Mi Familia) appearing: Saturday, March 13th, 1. p.m.

Yancey Arias (Kingpin, American Family, NYPD, CSI: MIami, The Shield, The Time Machine) appearing: Saturday, March 13th, 1. p.m.

Cristian De La Fuente (El Nominado, Basic, John Carpenter's Vampires: Los Muertos) appearing: Thursday, March 18, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

Patricia Velasquez (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns) appearing: Thursday, March 18, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

Rene Lavan (One Life to Life, Enamorada, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, El Nominado) appearing: Thursday, March 18, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

Arturo Ripstein (Director of Deep Crimson and Gabriel Garcia Marquez' El Coronel no tiene quien le escriba). Appearance date: Friday, March 19, 2004, 7 p.m.

Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under, Can't Hardly Wait, The Pest, Dead Presidents, A Walk in the Clouds) appearing: Saturday, March 20, 2004, 7 p.m.

Adam Rodriguez (NYPD Blue, C.S.I.: Miami, Roswell) appearing: Saturday, March 20, 2004, 7 p.m.

Fernando Sari?ana (Todo el Poder, El Segundo Aire, Ciudades Oscuras, Amarte Duele, Cilantro y Perejil, Atletico San Pancho ) appearing: Saturday, March 20, 2004, 7 p.m.

John Leguizamo (Carlito's Way, Pi?ero, Summer of Sam, Ice Age, Collateral Damage, Super Mario Brothers, Spawn, Moulin Rouge, 8 Mile, William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar) appearing: Saturday, March 20, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets ONLY $8 General Admission and $6 for students/members. Purchase your tickets today at Madstone Theaters Hazard Center box office (7510 Hazard Center Dr). Visit our ticket page for more information: http://www.sdlatinofilm.com/tick.html

For a complete list of all of the films to be screened at SDLFF 2004, please visit: http://www.sdlatinofilm.com/sched.html. For additional information, please call 619-230-1938.

Seminars: All seminars will take place at the Madstone Theaters Hazard Center, Screen #6, 10 am - 12:30 pm, Only $15 for students & members!

The schedule of informative workshops and seminars includes:

"Producing for Television" - with GREGORY NAVA!
Saturday, March 13
10 am - 12:30 pm
Learn the ins and outs of producing for television from this seasoned panel of industry professionals. What is involved in taking a project from concept to completion? What are the secrets of assembling a dream team? Are great producers born or made? Guest speakers: Gregory Nava (Selena, El Norte, American Family), Barbara Martinez-Jitner (American Family), and Carlos Portugal (Producer, Galan Entertainment).

"Financing the Independent Feature Film"
Sunday, March 14
10 am - 12:30 pm
Can you really make a film for $6,000? Are you tired of maxing out your credit cards? Don?t quite feel like selling your car for your art? Find out what it takes to get an independent feature financed in the real world in this valuable workshop. Guest speakers: Antonio Chavarr?as (Director/Producer, Oberon Cinematografica - Nicotina), Diana Lezmez (Production/Acquisition, Arenas Entertainment - Empire, Imagining Argentina), and Sergio Aguero (Executive Producer - Y tu Mama Tambien)

"Distributing & Marketing your Film"
Saturday, March 20
10 am - 12:30 pm
Getting a film made is only half the battle. Now you have to get it seen. Learn how to enter the marketplace and be noticed by distributors. This informative workshop will address mastering simple grass-roots techniques and understanding how major distribution companies think. Guest speakers: Julio Noriega (Venevision International - Todo el Poder, La Ley de Herodes), and Ivette Rodriguez (American Entertainment Marketing - Y tu Mama Tambien, Real Women Have Curves, Havana Nights. Once Upon a Time in Mexico).

"Selling your Screenplay"
Sunday, March 21
10 am - 12:30 pm
So you?ve written your masterpiece and nobody?s knocking down your door to get it. In this workshop, a panel of successful screenwriters will discuss makes a script sellable, when it?s time to get an agent and how a writer be commercially viable and still maintain artistic integrity. Guest speaker: Danny Mora (actor - Dharma & Greg, George Lopez; screenwriter - Laverne and Shirley; instructor - SitCom Bootcamp).

All workshops and seminars will take place at Madstone Theaters Hazard Center (7510 Hazard Center Dr).

Cost: Per Workshop/Seminar: $25 General / $15 Students, Seniors & AIVF/Media Arts Center San Diego Members. Click here to purchase on-line (http://www.sdlatinofilm.com/tick.html)

For more information contact Media Arts Center San Diego at 619-230-1938 or info@mediaartscenter.org

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