LXiA March Networking Mixer &Guest Speaker Q&A

Featuring Niki López, Creator & Producer of Santiago of the Seas

Date: Thursday, March 28th

Time: 6:30PM - 9PM | Q&A: 7PM - 8PM | Networking Mixer: 8PM-9PM

Location:Nickelodeon Animation Studio, 231 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

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Come out to our LXiA March Networking Mixer & Guest Speaker Q&A with Creator and Producer Niki López. The Q&A will take place in the theater at Nickelodeon Animation Studio, and immediately be followed by a Networking Mixer in the lobby. Refreshments and Food will be provided by LatinX in Animation.

The Q&A will focus on Niki López's career path as a Production Intern at Nickelodeon and transitioning from Production to Color Styling, and developing and pitching her own original show ideas. This talk will be geared to those interested in learning from both sides of production and artistic roles, and balancing that knowledge as a creator and producer.

There are two LXiA EventBrite RSVP Tickets - Free and Donation. If you would like to donate to LatinX in Animation, you can RSVP and donate via EventBrite when registering. Minimum donation is $1. Donations help LXiA continue to plan events and maintain events free for all. If you prefer not to donate, then you can RSVP for free.

Nickelodeon Animation Studio is a closed studio. Must RSVP via EventBrite in order to guarantee entry to the event. No guests allowed. Must bring valid ID the day of the event to be allowed entry through the security gate.


Niki López

Niki López is the creator and producer of Nick Jr.’s Santiago of the Seas, an action-adventure series that follows eight-year-old Santiago Montes, a brave and kind-hearted pirate, as he embarks on daring adventures in a fantastical Caribbean world. López was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL to earn a BFA in Illustration. Her animation career began as a Nicktern for Nickelodeon Animation Studios, where she got hired shortly after as a production assistant on “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness” and then as a color designer on “The Fairly Odd-Parents”, “Harvey Beaks”, and “Glitch Techs”. In 2018, she was selected as one of Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch. In her free time, Niki enjoys dabbling in aromatherapy and drinking tea while sharing ghost stories to anyone willing to humor her.



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LXiA: Annie Awards 2019

LatinX in Animation went behind the scenes of the Annie Awards Red Carpet. Watch as we interview Annie Award Winning and Oscar Award Winning Directors ofSpider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseDirectors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman, Walt Disney Animation Studio Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee, and more!
LXiA: Annie Awards 2019 Recap:
LXiA: Directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Interview:
LXiA: Jennifer Lee Interview:


4th Annual Ground Zero Animation Expo 2019

LatinX in Animation is excited to announce that we will be an official sponsor for the 4th Annual Ground Zero Animation Expo 2019.

Ground Zero Animation Expo is an annual event held in Orange County, CA. For the 2019 4th Annual GZA Expo it will be held at The Boys and Girls Club of Stanton, and will take place June 8th and June 9th from 10AM - 6PM.

The Expo caters to those interested in breaking into the animation industry or anyone who appreciates animated films, shows, and shorts. The event also focuses on all parts of the industry from illustration, publishing, stop motion, fabricating and claymation/puppetry to character design, 3D modeling, prop/background design and much more.

Industry professionals are there to share all day at their tables, through panels, demos, lectures, workshop and during unique one on interactions. Ground Zero is a grassroots show that has a big impact.

GZAEXPO Website:

Instagram: @gzaexpo | Facebook: @gzaexpo Twitter:

2019 GZAEXPO Tickets On Sale Now: Tickets Link
General Admission - Saturday, June 8th- $11.48
General Admission - Sunday, June 9th- $11.48
Panel + General Admission - Saturday, June 8th- $16.73
Panel + General Admission - Sunday, June 9th- $16.73


LightBox Expo 2019

LightBox Expo will take place from Friday September 6th through Sunday September 8th at the Pasadena Convention Center. Over 250 of the best artists from the Animation, Live-Action, Illustration, and Gaming industries coming together for the ultimate celebration of art.

LightBox Expo Website:

LightBox Expo Tickets On Sale March 6th:



Outfest Fusion
LGBTQ People of Color Film Festival

March 1 - 5 | Los Angeles, CA

Outfest Fusion, the only multicultural LGBTQ film festival of its kind, will be held March 1-5 at various locations throughout LA. Outfest Fusion will include five days of film screenings, filmmaker Q&A's, filmmaking workshops and networking events that celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ community.



NALIP's 2019 Latino Media Market

July 2019 | Hollywood, CA

NALIP’s 2019 Latino Media Market™ (LMM) is a great stepping stone for participating filmmakers to advance their projects and careers by meeting industry representatives who can provide sound advice on how to foster their project to the next level. If your project meets the specific needs of the company, this can potentially open a window for your project to be commissioned, obtain a broadcast license, or receive completion funds.


WonderCon Anaheim 2019

March 29 - 31 | Anaheim, CA

WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction, and film convention held in Anaheim at the Anaheim Convention Center. WonderCon will take place from Friday, March 29 through Sunday March 31. The convention will feature Special Guests through out the entire weekend as they celebrate professionals from the comic book industry, animation, film, and more.


Pasadena International Film Festival

March 13 - 21 | Pasadena, CA

For nine days and nights, the Laemmle Playhouse 7 showcases more than 100 PIFF entrants from 15+ countries including features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, animation and web series. Every film programming block ends with a moderated-hosted Q&A.


50th NAACP Image Awards

March 30 | Los Angeles - Dolby Theatre

The 50th NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE on TV One, a division of Urban One, Inc., on March 30, 2019. For the first time ever, the telecast will take place from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. The NAACP Image Awards is the preeminent multicultural awards show celebrating the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.


Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) 2019

2019 LALIFF Volunteer Application

From helping manage theaters, to assisting on red carpets, to coordinating production, to sponsorship support - and everything in between! - volunteers are an integral part of LALIFF. And we have put together an exciting array of benefits for this year's all-stars: including free meals during the festival, free film tickets to exclusive screenings, T-shirts, and LALIFF swag. Volunteers will be part of a dynamic, one-of-a-kind rewarding experience.


Victor and Valentino

March 30
Cartoon Network
Created By: Diego Molano
Starring: Diego Molano, Sean-Ryan Petersen, Carla Tassara, Christian Lanz, and James Marsden

In the small quiet town of Monte Macabre, two total opposite half-brothers search about the town for adventure and find strange and supernatural happenings with the help of their supernatural grandmother.




March 8
Nickelodeon Original Movie
Director: Casey Leonard
Starring: Mark Hamill, Kira Korasin, Ron Funches, Flula Borg, Gunnar Sizemore

Lucky tells the story of Hap McSweeney, a leprechaun cursed with horrible luck after a dragon stole his family’s pot of gold many years ago. While on a field trip to the mansion of the luckiest and most mysterious man in Fortune City, Houlihan, Hap and his three best friends Shannon, a hotheaded elf; Sammy, a gentle giant; and Reggie, a wild gremlin, stumble upon a particularly familiar pot of gold and must form a plan to pull off the ultimate heist to steal back the McSweeney gold and restore the family’s luck.



Wonder Park

March 15
Paramount Animation | Nickelodeon Movies
Ilion Animation Studios

Director: David Feiss, Clare Kilner, Robert Iscove
Starring: Brianna Denski, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Mila Kunis, and John Oliver

Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.