The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) honored some of the media's most accomplished Latinos, at their annual gala that took place at the Loews Santa Monica hotel on April 10th
Among those honored, were producer Peter Murrieta, executive producer for "Wizards of Waverly Place", and television producer Alex Nogales. Actress Lupe Ontiveros (pictured) was also presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the film and television industry.
Brothers Peter and Benjamin Bratt (pictured) were also in attendance this year. Benjamin Bratt presented the Outstanding Achievement Award to Murrieta for his accomplishments in the recent years. Peter Bratt received the Estela Award, a $7,500 cash award, for narrative and Nicolas Entel received the same award for documentary.
This was the 11th annual National Conference for NALIP, which seeks to gather Latino filmmakers from across the globe for a weekend conference. Attendees were able to participate in conversations, panels, producing opportunities, and the chance to network with professionals in the media.
NALIP is a national organization that addresses and helps support the needs of Latin independent producers. Their mission is to promote the advancement, development and funding of Latino/Latina film and media arts in all genres.
For more information on NALIP visit their website at www.nalip.org