Wednesday, October 3


Schedule of Events

12:30 — 6:30pm

Registration Registration

All attendees must pick up their Latino Media Fest passes at AMC Century City 15 lobby.

Parking structure available on corner of Century Park West & Constellation Blvd.

1:00 — 7:00pm

Sponsor's Lounge

Latino Media Fest attendees will network with sponsors and exhibitors who will display career opportunities, diversity programs, and initiatives. Plus, experience interactive shorts, Gabriel Arp's Meeting a Monster and Josema Roig's Argo's File at XR Tales booth. Enjoy!

The Sponsors Lounge is open to all LMF pass holders.



1:30 — 2:30pm

Crafting the Pitch

Pitching your project can be a tough spiel if you don't know what to say. Learn the tips of the trade from some of the top executives in film and entertainment on how to prep for career altering meetings and be able to discuss your project without a flaw.



Helena Vilaplana

(Creative Executive - Middleton Media)


Evan Pioch

(Literary Agent - Verve)


Jen Vasquez

(Sr. Director of Development - Lifetime)


Adam Martinez

(Manager, Drama Development - CBS Studios)


Elisa Oliveras

(Sr. Manager, Global Talent Diversity & Inclusion, Features - Universal Pictures)



Brittany A. Little

(Director, Drama Development - Universal Television)

3:00 — 4:00pm

How TV Drives Inclusivity: From Packaging to Broadcast

This intimate conversation unites executives, agents, writers and producers as they openly discuss inclusion and how they approach it at their respective companies. Studios, networks, agencies, production companies and creatives all define inclusion in their own way. These industry experts will provide key insights on how they approach inclusion in TV projects in the packaging, development, production and broadcast stages. As a result of these inclusive strategies, TV has seen groundbreaking representation in front and behind the screen, high television ratings and a plethora of opportunities to engage for content creators.



Chika Chukudebelu

(Vice President, Programming & Diversity - NBCUniversal)


Skip Chaisson

(Chief Creative Officer - El Rey Network)



Rebecca Theodore-Vachon

(Film & TV Critic)

4:30 — 5:30pm

Social hour - Mixer

The industry mixer serves as a networking event for Latino Media Fest attendees. Reminder that only attendees who have purchased Latino Media Fest passes may enter the social.


Must be 21+ years of age to attend.


6:00 — 8:00pm

Latino Lens: Narrative Shorts Showcase

NALIP and Time Warner Foundation present Latino Lens Incubators: Narrative Shorts.

  • Kase Pena - Full Beat 

  • Nickolas Duarte - Where the Sun Goes to Die

  • Juan Avella - Her Body 

  • Davy Perez - Protest

  • Erik Castrillon - Hacienda Paraiso


6:00 — 8:00pm

Program ONE

Latino Media Fest Official Selection Program ONE is showcasing:

Jorge Ramos - Dennis Likes Olivia

Andrew Rodriquez - Red Paint

Suzanne Andrews Correa - Green

Nathalie Alvarez - Molt

Marcus Aubin - Minstrel vs. Puppet

Ricky Rosario - Abuela's Luck

Robert Pietri & Anthony Jannelli - The Velvet Underground Played at my High School

Manuel Trotta - El Astronauta


More information about each film.

8:30 — 10:30pm

Latino Media Fest Networking Kickoff

Latino Media Fest Networking Kickoff