Like everyone, Hollywood studios had to get creative in 2020. UCLA’s latest Hollywood Diversity Report, published today by the UCLA College Division of Social Sciences, shows that 54.6% of the top films of 2020 were released solely via streaming subscription services, a major departure from business as usual.
Hollywood Diversity Report 2022 [REPORT]
The 2022 Hollywood Diversity Report: Part 1 examines relationships between diversity and the bottom line in a Hollywood context still distorted by the virus. It considers the top 200 theatrical and all major streaming, English-language film releases in 2021, ranked by global box office and total household ratings, in order to document the degree to which women and people of color are present in front of and behind the camera.
Agency NYLFF nominated for New York EMMY Award
Agency NYLFF, the marketing arm of the New York Latino Film Festival, has been nominated for Best Public Service Campaign for "Vaccinate NYC '' at the New York Emmy Awards for its impactful and acclaimed work with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH).
Innovation Español launches
San Diego-based InnoVision Marketing Group has launched InnoVision Español, adding to their portfolio of in-house services that include digital media, traditional media, web development, design, public relations, film production and more.
Today’s Hottest Films Prove to Be Culturally Relevant with Multicultural Audiences, Yet Still Fail to Be Recognized by the Academy Awards
ANA's AIMM (Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing) released their first ever Oscar's Inclusion & Relevancy Report analyzing how the nominated films resonated with traditionally underrepresented audiences.
Though On-Screen Diversity is Improving, Latinx Viewers Demand Better Representation
Two-thirds (64%) of Latinx consumers surveyed feel the media plays a big role in helping change stereotypes and negative opinions different groups have of each other.
Popular movies continue to marginalize Hispanic/Latinos [REPORT]
The current study serves as an update to previous findings by evaluating top-grossing movies from 2019. The investigation assessed leading and co-leading Hispanic/Latino actors and all Hispanic/Latino speaking characters across 1,300 top-grossing films from 2007 to 2019, as well as the presence of Hispanic/Latinos working behind the camera as directors, producers, and casting directors.
2021 New York Latino Film Festival
The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) returns to The Bronx from September 14 to 19, 2021 with an impressive roster of 102 films from more than 12 countries, the largest number of films to date.
Hola México Film Festival
The largest Mexican film festival outside of the Mexican territory, Hola México Film Festival, returns for its 13th annual edition this September 17-25 during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Georgia Latino International Film Festival
The mission of the Georgia Latino International Film Festival is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form; provide educational opportunities for students and Georgia Latino filmmakers; and create opportunities for the Georgia communities to experience high-quality Latino films.
2021 NY Latino Festival selects Talento Unlimited for Sponsorship Sales & Content Campaign Management
The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF), the premier Urban Latino film event in the country, sets its return as the only event of its kind in the New York area this year. With a dynamic line up of films and industry-leading conversations planned for Hispanic Heritage Month 2021, the festival team has selected Miami-based seasoned sponsorship and talent management consultancy, Talento Unlimited, to lead and manage corporate partnerships and branded activations.
JK Film & TV Productions has signed a co-production agreement with Freedom Studios.
The first joint project will be produced between Colombia and the Dominican Republic, taking advantage of the beautiful landscapes and diversity of locations in each country. It is a format that will be produced in multiple versions by region and by language.
Nielsen launches Inclusion Analytics to accelerate Diversity Transformation in Hollywood
New demographic insights across TV program talent and viewers will empower the entertainment industry to create more inclusive content
Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem in Talks to Play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-Directed Film
Lucy and Ricky are coming to the big screen.
John Leguizamo (Critical Thinking) [VIDEO]
ctor, director, producer, writer and Latinx activist, John Leguizamo joins Jack and Mike this week to discuss his directorial feature debut, ‘Critical Thinking.’ Based on the true story of a group of Brown and Black Miami chess-students, who with the guidance of their teacher (Leguizamo), forged together a friendship that would propel them from the bottom of the rankings to the National Chess Championship.
ANA’s Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing Challenges Entertainment Industry to Recognize Cultural Authenticity and #SeeALL with Star Studded Emmy PSA
While this year’s Emmy Awards had a 33% increase in Black nominees, there were still many groups who were underrepresented or not recognized at all. To mark the importance of such recognition moving forward, ANA’s Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing – AIMM – partnered with Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daniel Dae Kim, Isis King, Jamie Chung and Nicole Scherzinger to create a PSA challenging the entertainment industry to increase diverse and accurate cultural representation in programming and advertising. An extension of AIMM’s #SeeALL movement, television viewers are being driven to participate through a dedicated social campaign.
Amazon Studios acquires J Balvin documentary
Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide rights to Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s The Boy from Medellín, a deep-dive into the life of Colombian-born superstar J Balvin.
Murder in the Woods
Directed and produced by Mexican filmmaker Luis Iga Garza (The Call) and written and produced by Yelyna De León (Will and Grace, A Better Life), the fun yet frightening thriller stars an exclusively multicultural cast in non-stereotypical roles.
Cultural Relevancy in the film industry [ANALYSIS]
The multi-cultural and international film industry is poised to develop true, realistic and un-sensationalized cultural-image-identity in the movie and series production business sector to reflect in-depth cultural nuances that are integral and loyal to a human segment regardless of the culture.
Women In Film LA, ReFrame and IMDbPro Launch CURBSIDE SHORTS
Women In Film LA, ReFrame and IMDbPro announced the CURBSIDE SHORTS Two-Minute Film Challenge, inviting female and non-binary filmmakers from North America to create and submit for free a short film inspired by life while sheltering in place. What have you discovered about yourself, home, or neighborhood? How do you envision the future coming out of this pandemic? Have you imagined a new character or superhero? Or perhaps been inspired by a real life hero working on the front lines? The contest launches Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at NOON PDT at https://audpop.com/womeninfilm/curbsideshortsfilmchallenge and all submissions must be received by Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at NOON PDT.