Hollywood A-Listers to Open 2014 National Immigrant Integration Conference

For a look at the great Hollywood talent who will open NIIC 2014, take a look at this release we shared with local and national media:


Hollywood talent lend their support for the President’s executive action at the open plenary at the National Immigrant Integration Conference.  Topics include: on and off screen immigration stories, representations of immigrants and immigration in film and television, and shared perspectives on policy.  Plenary is followed by workshops featuring additional artists and Food Chains film screening.

Los Angeles, CA – The National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) welcomes Hollywood stars to support immigrants across the nation through the sharing of personal and professional stories of the intersection of immigration and the film and television industry.  Opening plenary is on Sunday, December 14, followed by film screening and producer talk back of the just theatrically released documentary Food Chains (from executive producers of Food Inc and Fast Food Nation) on Monday, December 15.

Events are to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, but registration is necessary.

Learn more about the opening Hollywood featured plenary here

Learn more about the Food Chains film screening here

Panelists include 2014 Academy award nominee Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), writer and executive producer of the monster hit Under the Same Moon Ligiah Villalobos, Netflix Orange is the New Black and the CW’s Jane the Virgin starlet Diane Guerrero, and Lifetime’s fastest growing scripted series Devious Maids star Ana Ortiz.  Opening plenary is to be moderated by NPR powerhouse Maria Hinojosa and Film screening panel by Ambulante mobile film screening director Christine Davila. For information on each of the speakers, please see attached, all are available for interviews.

Press credentials are required. Please contact Charlie McAteer at [email protected] for credentialing at least one day before the start of the conference.  A press packet and a green room will be available for credential members of the press.

WHAT:  7th Annual National Immigrant Integration Conference

WHEN:  Sunday, December 14, 2014  2 p.m. & Monday, December 15, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall

WHO:  The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

A complete Conference program can be accessed here.