Resources for Media Makers
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latin@ content creators. Its mission is to promote, advance and advocate for Latina and Latino content creators across media. Their programming includes national conferences and other national Latino Lens initiatives, including the Latino Media Resource Guide, the Latino Media Market, and the Diverse Women in Media Initiative.
The Sundance Institute’s artist programs provide support for media producers with distinct voices in film, theatre, film composing, episodic storytelling, and emerging platforms . Each program consists of labs, grants, workshops, and ongoing resources for artists to nurture their projects and begin and sustain their careers.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos. Their programs include the NHMC Writers Program, an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Latinos for writing jobs at major television networks.
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ aims to create a national voice and unified vision for Hispanic journalists.
The Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is an annual film festival and sponsor of films that screen year-round in Austin, Texas. It features Latin American and indigenous films from the Americas.
Latino Public Broadcasting leads the development, production, acquisition and exhibition of non-commercial educational and cultural media by and about Latinos and Latino Americans. These programs are produced for public broadcasting stations and other public media entities. LPB assists in funding a select number of media productions about the diverse Latino community each year.
Resources for Scholars
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies is a national academic organization with a focus on scholarship pertaining to Mexican Americans, Chicana/os, and Latina/os.
Latinheat.com provides coverage of the business of Latinos in Hollywood. Latin Heat has been delivering inside-Hollywood news focused on Latinos since 1992 when it began as a print trade publication. The news outlet provides industry news, talent profiles in front of and behind the camera, television and film reviews, and inside research.
Aztlán presents original research that is relevant to or informed by the Chicana and Chicano experience. An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, Aztlán focuses on scholarly essays in the humanities, social sciences, and arts, supplemented by thematic pieces in the dossier section, an artist's communiqué, a review section, and a commentary by the editor, Charlene Villaseñor Black.
Latino Studies aims to advance interdisciplinary scholarship about the lived experience and struggles of Latinas and Latinos for equality, representation, and social justice. Latino Studies critically engages the study of the local, national, transnational, and hemispheric realities that continue to influence the Latina and Latino presence in the United States. It is committed to developing a transnational research on Latina/os that bridges the academic and non-academic worlds and fosters mutual learning and collaboration among all the Latino national groups.
The Latino Studies Association (LSA) is a national learned society whose primary mission is to organize a bi-annual conference for scholars, organizers, culture workers, artists, and social entrepreneurs with expertise on the history, cultures, political and social experiences of Latina/os in the United States.
The US Latina & Latino Oral History Journal is a research publication created to mine, showcase, and promote the rich field of oral history as it relates specifically to the US Latina and Latino experience. Debuting Fall 2017, this annual volume focuses on specific topics, the first of which is dedicated to Latinos, the Voting Rights Act, and Political Engagement. The University of Texas Press publishes the journal for UT-Austin’s Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) with support by the Voces Oral History Project at the School of Journalism.