FilmLA, the film office of Greater Los Angeles, announced the debut of "LA Loves Film" – a new outreach and education program aimed at ensuring a sustainable future for on-location filmmaking in Greater Los Angeles.

Jose Cuervo Tradicional announced the launch of a new film series, designed to tell the multi-faceted and authentic story of Día De Muertos (English: Day of the Dead). Each year, Cuervo Tradicional will capture different traditions around Mexico — sharing storied Día De Muertos moments from different Mexican filmmakers.

In its fifth year, The Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA) brings PANAFEST 2019, a celebration of cinema, culture and community, to  The Downtown Independent Theater Los Angeles on October 18, 19, and 20.

As the summer movie season winds to a close, and the conversation around immigration continues to simmer, one place where audiences won’t find the Latino community is in popular films, according to a new study.

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), celebrated its 16th anniversary with star-studded events and films, celebrating the Latino film industry and content creators from August 12 to 18. More than 1500 moviegoers supported more than 83 films from established and emerging filmmakers, with more than 10 countries represented. A variety of genres and formats were presented, including features, shorts, documentaries, web series and experimental films. Winners were announced at the conclusion of the Festival on Sunday, August 18, 2019 in the categories of International Feature, Documentary, U.S. Feature, Short Film, and Honorable Mention. In addition, in its first year, NYLFF in partnership with HBO Latino presented the"Latinos Stand-Up" competition in search of the best Latino stand-up comedians around the country. Over 300 entries were received and six finalists competed in front of a live audience and judging panel on Friday, August 16, 2019.

Raúl Juliá: The World’s A Stage premieres August 3rd at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater during the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF).  Special screenings are also slated throughout August and September in New York, Puerto Rico, San Diego and Miami.

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), the nation’s premier and most diverse Latino film festival, and a touchstone of the nation’s thriving multicultural cinematic movement, kicks off its16th edition on Monday, August 12th. The festival will feature more than 83 films representing 10 countries, spanning all genres including features, shorts, documentaries, web series and experimental films starring, about and for the U.S. Latino community.

As technology firms invest heavily in new content, traditional media companies face a gap in two areas: data analytics and network branding.

The Puerto Rican filmmaker Yael Deynes is in the editing phase of Our Stories – Nuestras Historias, project that many consider will be his masterpiece.  "For us Puerto Ricans, Hurricane Maria was and is, the bullet that we could not recover from ourselves. For two weeks I suffered the anguish of not knowing if my mother was dead or alive. I realized that I was not alone and my uncertainty, pain, and despair, along with thousands of others, became known to the world"  said Deynes who is the author, creator, and director of the film.

The global entertainment market reached $96.8 billion in 2018 – a nine percent increase over 2017 – according to new, combined theatrical and home entertainment data released by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The 2018 global box office grew to $41.1 billioni, while global home entertainment increased by 16 percent over 2017 levels to reach $55.7 billion.

Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group announced that their premium Spanish-language streaming service PANTAYA is set to launch its first-ever original scripted series “El Juego de las Llaves” (The Game of Keys) this fall.

This paper focuses on the role and effectiveness of premium multi-screen video – the professionally produced content of multi-screen Television and Cinema.

The focus is on diversity in pop culture for Hispanic Heritage month. When it comes to pop culture, many Americans are welcoming of Spanish-language media, while roughly one-third say there should be more representation in the media

In its 4th year, Panafest, a film festival and cultural celebration produced by the Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles is scheduled for October 27th and 28th in Downtown Los Angeles. The visionaries behind the event include two long time members of the Latino advertising community. As content and storytelling move to the forefront of the industry, we asked them both to share some thoughts on how these two creative worlds intersect.  BY Rochelle Newman-Carrasco - EVP, Hispanic Strategy / Walton Isaacson

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), celebrated its 15th anniversary with star-studded events and films, celebrating the Latino film industry from August 22 to 26.

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