Sundance Channel celebrates the richness and vitality of contemporary Latin American cinema in September with its second "Arte Latino" FilmFest.

Black, Hispanic and Asian filmmakers will compete at the 5th annual UrbanWorld Film Festival from August 1-5, 2001.

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TORTILLA SOUP is about three grown women living with their father, a master chef, who has one simple rule: Don't miss Sunday dinner.

Terra Lycos announced the launch of the Havana Film Festival 2001 site. The Havana Film Festival took place in New York City April 16-23 and in exchange for the site hosting, received extensive brand exposure as one of the main sponsors of this event.

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Following up on its successful launch of the Latino Filmmaker Showcase, Showtime and Sí TV are pleased to announce a call for submissions for its second annual "Latino Filmmaker Showcase" program.

Just when it appeared that cigar use in movies was riding off into the sunset, it shot up again in 1999-2000, according to a study released by the American Lung Association of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails.

Digital cinema and video on-demand (VOD) are poised to outpace the Internet and change the way movies are distributed, according to a new Report by Forrester Research.

That's a Family!, Women's Educational Media's powerful new film on family diversity, was honored with the 2001 CINE Masters Series Award for Non-Broadcast film, at the 42nd CINE Golden Eagle Awards on February 24. CINE awards recognize excellence in the craft of video/film production.

With nearly $60 billion dollars at stake worldwide, more than 300 Film Commissions and production services from more than 30 countries will compete for Hollywood dollars when they exhibit at the 16th annual Association of Film Commissioners International Locations 2001 Global Expo.

The nation's oldest and largest Latino film festival pays homage to Texas Chicano and Latino filmmakers during the 24th Annual CineFestival February 22 - 25 and March 2 - 4 at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (GCAC).

The new documentary film "Como se forma una Rumba"® (How to create a Rumba) written, produced and directed by Iván Acosta is ready to go. On January 26th, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. A.S.C.A.P.

Veteran marketing, promotions and licensing executive Al Ovadia has been named Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Consumer Products, it was announced today by Len Grossi, President of Columbia TriStar Television (CTT).