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Workshops, master classes and panels on production co-sponsored by Centro, the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and Prime Latino Media.
9:30-10AM Registration, networking, coffee and continental breakfast
10-11AM Strategic Planning for Content Creators: Pre-production: Proposals, Mission Statement, Budget, Legal for Filmmaking/TV/New Media • Moderator: Roxana Colorado, LN Strategic Consulting Services • Danny Jiminian, Esq. • Sonia Malfa: Filmmaker/TV Producer •Christopher Lopez: Director/Screenwriter, Adrift
11-12 noon Distribution & Social Impact: Marketing & Outreach: So you’ve finished your project, now what do you do? Where do you go? Impact Producing and more. • Moderator: Roxana Colorado, LN Strategic Consulting Services • Julia Carias-Linares: Producer & TV Executive, A+E Television Networks’, fyi • Martha Diaz: Filmmaker/TV Producer • Neyda Martinez, Filmmaker, Marketing & Communications Strategist
12 noon-12:30 Lunch & networking
12:30-1:30 Case Study on Community Storytelling: Hartford, CT: Though Puerto Ricans are the largest Latino ethnic group in NYC, their reach in the United States goes from Florida to Hawaii, Chicago to Philadelphia. But if you remove the Puerto Rican umbrella, how do we tell our Latino stories inherent to the community that they dwell in the United States? Short film set in Hartford’s Puerto Rican community will be screened, Hasta Mañana and a feature story produced by Puerto Rican Voices at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies - Hunter College. • Moderator: Erica Lucia Soto, Filmmaker at Centro: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY • Pedro Bermudez, Director, Hasta Mañana • Councilwoman Wildaliz Bermudez, Hartford, CT. • Anthony Ruiz: Actor of Film/TV/Theater, lead actor in Hasta Mañana
1:30-2:30PM Master Class: Multimedia-makers: “From Oral History to Documenting with Filmmaking” by Director, Lillian Jimenez & Editor of Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente! Dra. Antonia Pantoja who emigrated to the U.S. from Puerto Rico in the 1940’s, went on to become a Social Worker and founder of the Puerto Rican youth organization, ASPIRA that celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2016. • Lillian Jiménez, Director, Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente! • Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, Editor, Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente! & Web Series Co-creator, Get Some • Moderator: TíoLouie/Louis E. Perego Moreno
2:30-3:30PM Master Class: Actors – Training, training, training: Learning & Perfecting Your Craft vs. Content & Metrics in media and entertainment. • Luis Antonio Ramos, Actor on Power, Starz & The Stockroom • Liza Colón-Zayas, web series, Get Some and theater in Between Riverside And Crazy and Water By The Spoonful • David Zayas, Actor on Dexter & Gotham • Moderator: TíoLouie/Louis E. Perego Moreno
3:30-5:30PM Being ñ: screening the documentary short that explores the distinct, shared experience of 16 million people living in the U.S. today called Enyes (ñ)s. Enyes (ñ)s are first-generation American-born Latinos with at least one parent from a Spanish-speaking country. It presents the inspiring, personal story of Denise Soler Cox as she tries to launch a social movement and trigger a massive cultural awakening and build connection among American-born Latinos. Followed by panel discussion. High school and college students welcome. • William D. Caballero: screens a clip from HBO Latino, Gran’pa Know Best • Denise Soler Cox, Moderator, Filmmaker & Co-founder of Being ñ • Victor Cruz, Director & lead actor, Stockroom • Flaco Navaja, Singer, poet and actor, and in web series: East WillyB • Lorraine Vélez, singer, dancer and theater actor from Miss Saigon to playing Mimi in Rent and the one-woman show she wrote and performed, There She Goes
5:30PM: Summary & closing remarks