Just returned from my second NALIP Media Summit. The 2016 edition invited all content creators to celebrate the accomplishments and innovations of the industry and push past the boundaries. NALIP "challenges Latino creatives to create with us now and redefine the future of media and storytelling."
I like it. My long-time friend Al Rodriguez went again this year as did Albuquerque's Bill Miera. I got to catch up with Ben Lopez, Sharis Delgadillo, Albert Blake Fernandez, Barbara Matos, Alex Rivera, Veronica Villafañe, Pamela Aguilar and Joseph Tovares. Was able to meet Jessica Jimenez, Al Madrigal, Lalo Alcarez, Abel Salas, Daniel André, Salvador Mendoza and Joaquin F. Palma for the first time. We were all able to gain insights and take inspiration from breakthrough artists, talent and executives among us including the incomparable Rita Moreno, Tony Plana, José Bastón, Aubrey Plaza, Alice Braga, Juan José Campanella, Rick Najera and Liza Quiroz. Click through on any of these links and you'll find an exceptionally talented, inspired and accomplished person you'd like to meet. Count me in for 2017.
- NALIP Summit seeks Hollywood pitch
- Al Madrigal on A Mission to Get More Latino Comedians on TV
- Rita Moreno & the Cast of ‘One Day at a Time’ On Making Netflix’s First Latino Family Comedy
- Latinos in Hollywood