National Association of Latino Independent Producers
Ben Lopez (@vientofuego) is responsible for the overall design, strategic planning and execution of all programs for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).
Prior to becoming Executive Director, he served as Projects Director where he supervised the selection process and management of the Latino Media Market, a highly curated market that takes place during the NALIP Media Summit, the largest and most important gathering of Latinxs in media nationwide.
In addition, Ben oversees the Diverse Women in Media Initiative, the Latino Media Fest and Latino Lens. Ben serves as the year-round industry liaison for content creators in the Latino Lens programs, curating and matching them with key industry professionals who can move their careers forward.
Ben continues to be an active member of the community, attending and speaking on panels, such as Disney’s From Invisible to Visible: Latinos Transforming and Redefining and Coco on the Hill, that aim to explore the Latino influence on American media and highlight the importance of inclusion and cultural identity