NALIP Media Summit Closing Events
As Chief Creative Officer, Juan Devis is responsible for the oversight of all production and editorial output from long-form episodes to short-form digital series. His role in developing strategic partnerships with funders, organizations, and independent production houses ensures a new slate of content for both KCET and PBS SoCal in Southern California and Link TV nationwide. Devis develops creative strategies that define KCET, Link, and PBS Socal’s editorial and artistic vision.
Dr. Jorge N. Leal is an urban and cultural historian whose research focuses on how youth culture producers and participants have reshaped the urban space in Southern California transnational Latina/o/x communities. Previous to earning his Ph.D. in History at UC San Diego, Leal was am active participant in the L.A. Latina/o music scene both as rock critic and concert producer. Leal is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar and Teaching Fellow in the History and the American Studies and Ethnicity Departments at the University of Southern California. He is also the curator of The Rock Archivo LÁ, an online repository that collects, shares, and examines L.A. Latina/o/x youth cultures ephemera.
NALIP is honored to present African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) with the #WeAreInclusion Award at the Summit Closing Events on Sunday, July 28th at the Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) actively reviews cinema at-large, with a particular emphasis on films which include the Black experience. The organization creates a platform for movies with universal appeal to the African-American community, while highlighting films produced, written, directed and starring, persons from the African Diaspora. Our members are also involved in our advocacy work that includes programming for students interested in film criticism and journalism.
For this, and so much more, we are thrilled to honor them this year.