NALIP sets 10th anniversary conference

HBO to receive award; Luis Valdez will give keynote

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a weekend conference about trends in Latino media from April 17-19 at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif., presented by HBO and the National Latino Media Council.

"NALIP 10: A Decade of Influence" will kick off with a keynote lunch where Michael Lombardo, president of HBO's programming group and West Coast operations, will accept an award on the network's behalf for HBO's dedication to diversity and the Latino media community.

Director-playwright Luis Valdez will deliver the keynote address, "Where Were We, Where Are We Now?"

Other speakers will include Lombardo and HBO senior vp Nancy Geller, Participant's Bonnie Abaunza, CNN's Rose Arce, the New York Daily News' Juan Gonzalez, Maya Pictures chair Moctesuma Esparza and exec vp Jose Martinez, Fox senior vp programming Pancho Mansfield, director-producer-writer David Zucker, Showtime senior vp Pearlena Igbokwe, Comedy Central vp Scott Landsman, Paramount creative executive Alan Khamoui, Fox creative executive Adriana Ambriz, Universal director of development Franklin Leonard, State Street vp development and production Rene Rigal, HBO vp market development Lucinda Martinez-Desir and Si TV co-founder Jeff Valdez.
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