The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) today announced that its fourteenth Conference will be held June 7-9 in Universal City, California with a new special edition of the NALIP Actor Summit on June 6.

NALIP 2013: Spotlight on the Trillion $ Latino Market is presented by Time Warner and the National Latino Media Council. Co-chairs Natalia Almada and Rosa V. Alonso will host the annual Latino nonprofit gathering of top-level Latino media executives, content makers and game changers. This dynamic, three-day weekend includes keynotes, debate, inspiration, plenaries, workshops and networking events. The conference begins Friday, with keynote speaker Richard Pena, current WNET/PBS Co-host and former program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Director of the New York Film Festival. Saturday’s keynote will be motivational speaker Glenn Llopis, who develops talent and prepares organizations for opportunities of the 21st Century global marketplace.

NALIP will celebrate Latino visionaries by hosting a red carpet gala honoring film, television legend, and star of the upcoming film “Machete Kills” Danny Trejo with NALIP’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. NALIP will be awarding “Filly Brown” star Gina Rodriguez with the first annual ‘The Lupe Award’ in honor of the spirited and beloved Lupe Ontiveros. Additional media luminaries being honored at the annual gala include the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, founded in 1997 by Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Sonia Braga, Felix Sanchez and Merel Julia. The Foundation will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Advocacy presented by Heineken USA for their continuous efforts for increased Latino representation in the Hollywood community. The Estela “Rising Star’ Award winners Ben DeJesus for “Tales of a Ghetto Clown,” which follows John Leguizamo as he returns to Broadway with his one-man show, and Aurora Gutierrez for “Mosquita y Mari,” a 2012 Sundance Film Festival favorite, will be awarded a $7,500 grant endowed by the McDonald’s Corporation.

NALIP continues to advance industry trailblazers such as Richard Montoya of Culture Clash who will screen a private sneak preview of “Water and Power” to be shown at Universal City’s AMC Theatres. Twin brothers nicknamed “Water” and “Power” from the hard scrabble Eastside streets of Los Angeles rise through the city’s political and police ranks to become players in the dangerous web of power-hungry and corrupt Los Angeles. The film noir cast includes Enrique Murciano, Nicholas Gonzalez, Clancy Brown, and Yvette Yates. After the screening Montoya, producer Mark Roberts and cast members will join for an exclusive Q&A session. This screening is presented in partnership with the Sundance Institute, where noted writer Howard A. Rodman mentored the film at the Screenwriters Lab.

The Conference will also include NALIP’s annual Latino Media Market, inviting top industry executives to help attendees bring their diverse voices to the international marketplace. Executives from Time Warner, HBO, YouTube, Google, Sony, ABC/Disney, NBC, CBS, PBS, SAG, AFTRA, DGA, CNN, HGTV, Travel Channel, NPR, Scripps, Sundance Institute and others are scheduled to attend this unique event. Full list of speakers available at

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