Lights, camera, struggle? A recent study from the University of Southern California made headlines after concluding Latinos continue to be the most underrepresented group in Hollywood films. The report only confirms what Latino actors, producers, and advocates already know: It is tough to make it in Hollywood, but it is even tougher for Hispanics.
“If you are not seeing Latinos on camera, that means there are probably few Latinos behind the camera, or writing scripts,” says Najera.
On Saturday August 23rd and Sunday August 24, 2014, Rick Najera will present a special engagement Acting and Writing Empowerment workshop in San Antonio, Texas.
Saturday, August 23; 10am – 4pm; Be the Script, Own the Room!
- Audition lab: breaking down the script; put your stamp on it
- Callback lab: what do casting directors expect; nailing it
- Working on something? Get Rick’s expert coaching on one prepared comedic monologue or scene.
Sunday, August 24; 10am – 4pm; Write your Way to Success!
- Be your memorable self; help producers find and hire you.
- Identify your most marketable self
- Choices that get you hired
- Finding your voice in monologues, scenes, sketches, scenarios for the web or sparking conversations
Already writing? Get Rick’s feedback on up to five (5) pages of original material as performed by you.
BONUS EVENT: “Writers Roundtable with Rick Najera” Saturday, August 23, 2014 6pm – 9pm Become inspired by a master storyteller Bring your writing ideas to a casual dinner with Rick Najera
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Option 1: 2-day Acting & Writing Workshop with Rick Najera ($350)* see reduced rates below
Option 2: Writers Roundtable with Rick Najera ($50)
Option 3: Combo – 2-day Acting & Writing Workshop PLUS Writers Roundtable ($370)
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“After years of working with Rick Najera at CBS, I can say he is by far, one of the best acting and writing coaches in the industry. He’ll teach you what you really need to know!” – Fern Orenstein, VP of Casting Movies & Miniseries for CBS.
Rick Najera Becomes Regular Contributor on NPR; Collaborates with Michele Martin, Director Bill Duke, more
Rick Najera has contributed on Michele Martin’s NPR radio show, “In the Know” as part of the ‘Barber Shop’ roundtable for the last year, commenting on current issues, political affairs, sports, culture and of course, diversity.
Rick’s keen sense of humor mixed in with his knowledge of pop culture and politics has been an asset to the show.
Recently Najera, Director of CBS’ Diversity Sketch Comedy Show, was asked to collaborate with along with one of the industry’s most prestigious directors, Bill Duke, on race relations in the US. Duke has directed many blockbuster films in Hollywood such as Sister Act 2, Not Easily Broken and has appeared in front of the screen as well.
Listen to the contributions of Michele Martin, Rick Najera, Bill Duke and more in the latest NPR radio show:
On Friday, June 20, 2014 Rick Najera was honored by the City of Los Angeles by Councilmember Gil Cedillo, as one of the most influential media pioneers in the industry.
On Friday, June 20, 2014 the city of Los Angles will honor Rick Najera with a proclamation of service in a special ceremony presented by councilmember Gil Cedillo. The event is open to the public and guests are warmly invited and welcomed to attend.
Date: Friday, June 20, 2014
Place: Los Angles City Hall Council Chambers
200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Please allow enough time to park and clear security.
Award-winning screenwriter-performer-director-author and motivational speaker Rick Najera will serve as master of ceremonies at WiLDCOAST’s 3rd Annual Baja Bash on Saturday, June 28 at Coronado Cays Yacht Club in Coronado, CA.
Now in its third year, this annual culinary and wine fest attracts thousands of food and wine enthusiasts from both sides of the border as well as those who support the conservation efforts of WiLDCOAST.
The special event will kick off at 5pm with a Baja-inspired tasting menu designed by world-renowned Baja California and San Diego chefs, including regional wines, beer and tequila, and live music from Los Hollywood.
Baja Bash will bring together the best flavors of the region with chefs from both sides of the border, including Javier Plascencia of Mision 19 and Romesco’s Mexiterranean of Tijuana and many other restaurants, Flor Franco of Indulge Catering and Encuentro Guadalupe, Drew Deckman of Deckman’s en Mogur and Deckman’s Los Cabos. There will also be beer courtesy of Stone Brewing Company, an assortment of wines from Valle de Guadalupe and tequila by Nobleza Tequila.
This year, the Baja Bash will be honoring the late Don Pachico, known as the “grandfather of the whales” in Laguna San Ignacio, who past away in 2013. For his inspiring relationship with gray whales and his belief in the ability of wildlife and wild places to transform our lives and make the world a better place, Pachico will be remembered and his son will be in attendance to accept this honor.
Tickets are $75 per person, including food, drinks, and entertainment, and are available at wildcoast.net or by calling (619) 423-8665 x200. Reserved tables are also available for groups of 8. Proceeds from the event will benefit WiLDCOAST’s continued efforts to conserve the most threatened coastal habitats and wildlife in the Californias and southern Mexico.