Executive Director, NALIP

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As Executive Director, Ben is responsible for the overall design, strategic vision, and execution of all domestic and global endeavors for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, NALIP. Ben serves as the year-round industry liaison for executives and content creators in the Latino Lens Incubator programs, working with the top agencies in the world to curate and match these creators with key industry professionals who can accelerate their careers forward. Ben oversees the NALIP Media Summit, Diverse Women in Media Initiative, the Latino Media Fest, and Latino Lens programs. He strives towards uniting his passion for inclusive storytelling and his roots in film production in his role as Executive Producer of the Latino Lens Incubator Series. Recently, Ben's role as an Executive Producer has led to him consulting for the major Hollywood studios and networks. An advocate and champion of #Diversity, #Inclusion, and #Belonging, Ben has been quoted on domestic and global publications and outlets, such as Variety and Slate France. In addition, Ben has delivered keynotes and participated in speaking engagements in the world's leading festivals and markets including Telluride, Outfest, LA Brazilian Film Fest, New Filmmakers from Spain, DocsDF, DGCine in the Dominican Republic, SANFIC Co-Prod Market in Chile, Manos Tech Venture Summit, MIP Cancún, Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, Tribeca, FICG & Morelia, and European Film Market in Berlin.

Twitter: @vientofuego
Instagram: @benvientofuego

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