JUNE 25 – 30, 2020

We Are Inclusion | NMS 2020

Guided by the vision of supporting skills, projects, and connections amongst Latinx content creators, NALIP held its 21st Annual NALIP Media Summit on June 25th - 30th, 2020.  The annual event, boasted over 1,000 attendees and over 100 speakers from across the media and entertainment industry.

For the last twenty-one years, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) has been devoted to facilitating the advancement and engagement of Latinx creators across multiple media platforms. Today, NALIP exists as a leading organization in supporting and championing Latinx talent behind and in-front of the camera. NALIP has driven constant support in mentoring content creators like writers, directors, producers, and other industry professionals to discover their passion and gain their first step in the industry. Together, with you, #WeAreInclusion. 

NALIP Media Summit Updates




We appreciate our sponsors for their dedication and support of the 21st Annual NALIP Media Summit. Our sponsors play an integral role in paving the way for inclusion, creating new connections with members and attendees, and contributing directly to advancing the NALIP community across all media platforms.

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Schedule At a Glance

Thursday, June 25

09:00 am - 6:00pm
Latino Media Market (Invite Only)
11:00 am - 11:10am
Summit Launch
12:45 pm - 2:00pm
Emerging Content Creators Workshop
02:30 pm - 3:30pm
Conversation with Jessica Lopez
04:00 pm - 5:00pm
Intro to GTDI and Opportunities in Film

Friday, June 26

08:00 am - 9:00am
Mucho Mucho Amor
09:00 am - 6:00pm
Latino Media Market (Invite Only)
09:00 am - 10:00am
Writing for the Scream!
10:00 am - 11:15am
CTDI Creative Career Conversations
12:00 pm - 1:00pm
Conversation with Kate Del Castillo

Saturday, June 27

08:00 am - 9:00am
Creating In Isolation
09:00 am - 2:00pm
Latino Media Market (Invite Only)
09:00 am - 10:00am
Selena: The Series
10:00 am - 11:00am
The World of Animation @ The Walt Disney Company
01:00 pm - 2:00pm
Conversation with Issa Lopez

Sunday, June 28

08:00 am - 9:00am
Latinos in Comedy
09:00 am - 10:00am
Conversation with Tanya Saracho
12:00 pm - 1:00pm
CASTING for EPISODIC SERIES with Universal TV Studio Exec, JESSIE MURRAY & independent casting perspective from ALAN LUNA
02:00 pm - 3:00pm
Conversation with Ilana Peña

Monday, June 29

08:00 am - 8:30am
Partners in Inclusion
09:00 am - 6:00pm
Latino Media Market (Invite Only)
09:00 am - 9:30am
Latinx Programmers
10:00 am - 11:00am
No Me Diga: Sit Down with Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace
12:00 pm - 1:00pm
Latinx TV List The Latinx TV List

Tuesday, June 30

10:00 am - 11:00am
Inside the Agency: A Conversation with CAA
11:00 am - 2:00pm
Latino Media Market (Invite Only)
11:30 am - 1:00pm
Empower the Public in Public Media
01:00 pm - 2:00pm
A Conversation with PBS
02:30 pm - 3:30pm
TV Animation 101 – Developing for Kids 6-11 and Preschool

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About Virtual Summit

This year’s summit will be a historical first for NALIP, as all sessions occurring from June 25th - 30th will be held virtually. These sessions will consist of panels, workshops, and insightful conversations with experienced content creators and top executives in the industry. This year’s NALIP Media Summit will be a new experience for all participants as all content will be available online. In these unprecedented times, NALIP remains dedicated to providing the tools and resources needed to advance the Latinx community in the entertainment industry. 


  1. What will be the structure of the virtual NMS?

    This year’s NALIP Media Summit will be held on a virtual platform. ​Each session will have separate access points that will require attendees to register before entering the group.

  2. How can I get involved?

    Lookout for opportunities to volunteer with NALIP! We are looking for volunteers in our programming, administration, graphics, digital production, and communications department. Updates can be found on our social media (@nalip_org) and weekly newsletter.

  3. I can't afford a ticket to NMS. How can I attend NMS?

    Apply for our Emerging Content Creators Inclusion Initiative scholarship selected participants will be given a curated itinerary to attend panels and workshops throughout the six-day summit. As part of the scholarship pass, they must make themselves available for the entirety of the NALIP Media Summit. For more information and to apply​ click here.

  4. What does the cost from ticket sales go towards?

    All funds made at the NALIP Media Summit will go towards our multiple programs and events that are put on throughout the year.

  5. Where can I find more information about NALIP programs?

    Visit our ​website​ and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and ​Instagram​ at nalip_org to keep up with all our news and programming!

  6. Do you host other events throughout the year?

    Yes, stay tuned for updates on our Latino Media Fest which will occur in the fall and our Diverse Women in Media Forum which occurs annually in the winter! Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to receive the information on these events first.

  7. Where can I find more information about programming for this year's NMS

    Please continue to visit this website regularly​ as we will provide updates here first on the sessions and speakers occuring at this year's virtual NALIP Media Summit.

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Virtual Platform

We are thrilled to announce that our #NMS20VIRTUAL platform for the NALIP Media Summit is now live! This is where you can access all of our exciting content throughout the duration of the summit. We can’t wait for you to join us! Check it out here:

If you have already purchased your #NMS20VIRTUAL pass, our team will be in contact with information on how to access our amazing platform! In the meantime, feel free to preview our platform here:

Here’s a couple of tips to get the best experience on our virtual platform: 

  • Our platform runs best on Google Chrome (this includes the Google Chrome app if you’re accessing the platform on your phone). 
  • Check out the Sponsors Lounge to learn more about our partners that help make the summit possible. 
  • If you want to learn more about our panelists, check out our Speakers Section. When you click on their image, you can access their bios. 
  • To browse our programming, please head to the Agenda section. You can ‘star’ the sessions you’re most interested in checking out. The Agenda is also where you will access our sessions when they go live. 
    • Make sure you’re logged into your account with the email you purchased your ticket to ensure you can watch our programming. 
  •  The website you are currently on is NOT the platform where our sessions will air. Please make sure you’re on to access our Media Summit content. 

We hope you enjoy using our platform when you join us for #NMS20VIRTUAL