Entertainment

Immigrant Archive Project Podcasts launch

The Immigrant Archive Project and its founder Tony Hernandez expands their platform to podcasting.

Audible launches Audible Latino

Audible, Inc. announced the launch of Audible Latino – an integrated, multicultural destination offering U.S. Hispanic customers a catalog of Spanish-language and culturally relevant English-language spoken-word content on audible.com.

Is Hollywood More Like Hollywouldn’t For Latinos?

The opening monologue for the 2018 BET Awards hosted by Jamie Foxx reminded me to ask the question. You see, his comedic open was filled with acknowledgements and celebrations of the major entertainment wins for the African American community. From Black Panther to Michael B. Jordan, Jaime walked me down a list of TV and film achievements that were led by African American artists. He commented on how these achievements have pushed the culture forward and continue to expand on the African American narrative. Naturally, I began to consider the notable Latino achievements in entertainment. Where were they, and did those forward our cultural? While it seems there have been changes, has our narrative or our image in this country actually advanced? This is especially important for the state of the U.S. Hispanic media industry right now. So much of our future depends on an expanded understanding and showcase of who we are. Given the time of year and the industry I’m in, the first place I thought to look for signs of how Latinos faire in entertainment was to the swath of programming introduced at Upfronts. How would you score the Hispanic offerings shared by the various networks during the recent television Uupfront presentations? Forward progression or running in place? Let’s look at where we stand in Spanish- and English-language content.  By Joe Bernard / Chief Revenue Officer & Partner – NGL Collective

Sex sells. As do guns

By Gonzalo López Martí – Creative director, etc / LMMiami.com

  • You know what they say: in Hollywood nobody knows anything.
  • The line alludes to the inability of even the most experienced moviemakers to know in advance whether a movie will be a box office hit.
  • The history of Tinseltown is littered with flops with the best talent and the fattest budgets, the highest screening scores and even the best reviews.
  • The art & craft of making movies, not unlike that of making ads, is an obscure art for odd people.

Gracias Sugarman

Every now in then in your life you need to take some time off and travel along the mystic side of the river trail for whatever reason.  My case, a full knee replacement last week, a TV and an iPhone.  Watching TV with an elevated leg that I was icing aggressively after therapy, I came across a documentary on Starz Network about a 1970s trovador out of Detroit of Mexican decent called Rodriguez that frequented the local dive bars and belted out lyric and tunes that motivated the day that would make Bob Dylan look “more’ than twice.  By Gene Bryan / HispanicAd

Juan Camilo Pinzon signs with LatinWE

Film and television director, writer, and producer, Juan Camilo Pinzon, signed an exclusive contract with Latin World Entertainment,

Kiki Melendez’ Journey of A Female Comic Set to Open at NYC’s AMC in Times Square

The film received great audience feedback and opened to a sold out show at Universal City AMC on Friday May 2nd. It will also open in Puerto Rico’s Fine Arts Theaters by the end of May.

Three-faceted music: Crossbreeding, Syncretism and Hybridization in LatAM (16th to 20th Centuries).

  Three-faceted music: Crossbreeding, Syncretism and Hybridization in Latin America, offering a visual and acoustic perspective on the indigenous, Hispanic and African cultural roots of Latin American music.

Ogilvy creates Planning and Measurement Model for Branded Entertainment.

Measuring the effectiveness of branded entertainment programs is the goal of a new model introduced by Ogilvy & Mather. The model is being endorsed by leading production and broadcast companies who plan to adapt the approach to support measurement of their branded entertainment properties. VIEW PRESENTATION Here.

DC-7, The Roberto Clemente Story

At the legendary Puerto Rican Traveling Theater! The Society of the Educational Arts(SEA), under the artistic direction of Dr. Manuel A. Morán, announced the comeback of the smash hit, DC-7, The Roberto Clemente Story. This powerful musical, written and directed by Luis Caballero, will now take place at the legendary Off – Broadway Theatre – The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre beginning February 14th 2012.

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