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New York International Latino Film Festival Announces 2012 Award Winners
New York International Latino Film Festival Announces 2012 Award Winners
(MarketWire) - The HBO New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) presented its 2012 awards in the categories of Best Domestic Feature, Best International Feature, Best Director, Best Documentary and Best Short. READ MORE


Cinema Libre Grabs Rights to 'Lemon' Doc Ahead of NYILFF Screening
Cinema Libre Grabs Rights to 'Lemon' Doc Ahead of NYILFF Screening
(Indiewire) - Cinema Libre Studio has acquired all North American rights, minus broadcast, to the documentary "Lemon," which will next screen August 18 as the closing-night film of the New York International Latino Film Festival. READ MORE


Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? 85 Years of the Academy Awards [Infographic]
Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? 85 Years of the Academy Awards [Infographic]
(Lee & Low Books) - The level of racial and gender representation of the Academy Awards is the focus of our latest Diversity Gap study and infographic. We reviewed the Academy’s entire 85-year history and the results were staggeringly disappointing, if not surprising. READ MORE


Benicio Del Toro Joins Marvel Superhero Flick 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Benicio Del Toro Joins Marvel Superhero Flick 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
(NBC Latino) - Benicio Del Toro is a tough guy beyond compare – just think back to his roles in films like "Sin City" and "Traffic" – but now he looks like he may get into superhero mode with the news that he’s been tapped to join the cast of the upcoming Marvel Studios franchise "Guardians of the Galaxy." READ MORE


Amazon Weighs Competitor to Netflix
Amazon Weighs Competitor to Netflix
(New York Post) - Amazon is weighing a move to beef up the Web retailer's video-streaming service - possibly carving it out as a standalone, subscription-based operation. read more


Tr3s: MTV Announces New Series Produced by Jennifer Lopez, Wilmer Valderrama
Tr3s: MTV Announces New Series Produced by Jennifer Lopez, Wilmer Valderrama
(HispanicBusiness.com) - Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más has announced new original content for 2012--including a series executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, and another executive produced Wilmer Valderrama. READ MORE


The Rise And Fall Of Spanish-Language Weekly Newspapers In California
The Rise And Fall Of Spanish-Language Weekly Newspapers In California
(The Huffington Post) -  In late December, the Spanish-language newspaper El Sol, published by the Visalia Times Delta - a daily newspaper owned by Gannett - announced that it would close after eight years and a circulation of 15,000 weekly readers. READ MORE


MoMA's Documentary Fortnight to Open With 'United in Anger
MoMA's Documentary Fortnight to Open With 'United in Anger" and 'The Tiniest Place'
(Indiewire) - The Museum of Modern Art has announced its 11th annual Documentary Fortnight festival will be opening on February 16th with film archivist Jim Hubbard's "United in Anger: A History of ACT UP" and Tatiana Huezo Sanchez's "The Tiniest Place." READ MORE


How to Make an Oscar-Nominated Animated Film for Adults
How to Make an Oscar-Nominated Animated Film for Adults
(The Wall Street Journal) - Fernando Trueba's "Chico & Rita" is a celebration of Havana and its music in the late 1940s that marks the Spanish director's first foray into animation. READ MORE


Jennifer Lopez's 'Q'Viva!' Competition Series Picked Up by Fox
Jennifer Lopez's 'Q'Viva!' Competition Series Picked Up by Fox
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Singer turned reality star Jennifer Lopez has sold an English-language version of her Univision competition series Q'Viva!, The Chosen to Fox. READ MORE


Aztec Rising: A Spanish-Language Network Makes TV Without Borders
Aztec Rising: A Spanish-Language Network Makes TV Without Borders
(Good) - Gerry Chapa is now the right-hand man for Martin Breidsprecher, the new CEO of Azteca America, the U.S. subsidiary of Mexico's second-largest television network, TV Azteca. READ MORE


'Q'Viva! The Chosen' To Premiere Saturday, March 3 on Fox
'Q'Viva! The Chosen' To Premiere Saturday, March 3 on Fox
(Latin Heat Online) - Q'Viva! the Chosen, a series showcasing Latin music and dance and featuring entertainment icon Jennifer Lopez, international music star Marc Anthony and world-renowned concert director Jamie King, will premiere Saturday, March 3 on Fox. READ MORE


And the Oscar Winner is... White (Mostly)
And the Oscar Winner is... White (Mostly)
(AFP) - Oscar voters are nearly 94 percent Caucasian and 77 percent male, with blacks at only two percent and Latinos at less than two percent, according to the Los Angeles Times. No winner in any acting category during the last 10 years has been Latino, Asian American, or Native American. READ MORE


George Lopez Prepping TV Return With Star Vehicle
George Lopez Prepping TV Return With Star Vehicle
(The Hollywood Reporter) - The former ABC sitcom star is nearing a deal to create a sitcom that will follow Debmar-Mercury's now famous 10-90 episode model. READ MORE


Woody Allen to act in Turturro's 'Gigolo'
Woody Allen to act in Turturro's 'Gigolo'
(Cinema Blend) - Woody Allen has accepted a role in John Turturro's newest film, Fading Gigolo, as have Sofia Vergara and Sharon Stone. READ MORE


Michelle Rodriguez, Benjamin Bratt, & Latino Stars on Hollywood and Being Latino
Michelle Rodriguez, Benjamin Bratt, & Latino Stars on Hollywood and Being Latino
(CineMovie.tv) - Michelle Rodriguez, Benjamin Bratt, Cesar Milan, Cheech Marin and other Latino stars celebrated Latinos in the media at the Impact Awards and CineMovie spoke to them on the red carpet about advancements of portrayal of Latinos in Hollywood and what being Latino means to them. READ MORE


Wrangling the Hispanic Movie Audience
Wrangling the Hispanic Movie Audience
(The Wall Street Journal) - Last year, comedian Will Ferrell met with the founders of Nala Films to see if they'd be interested in footing the bill for a low-budget comedy in which he would star as a simpleminded Mexican ranch hand. READ MORE


'Sin City,' 'Machete' Sequels in the Works, Says Robert Rodriguez
'Sin City,' 'Machete' Sequels in the Works, Says Robert Rodriguez
(EW.com) - Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez announced that he would begin filming a new Machete movie - tentatively titled Machete Kills — next month. He also said that Sin City 2 will film this summer.READ MORE


'Reportero' Film Highlights Dangers For Journalists In Mexico
'Reportero' Film Highlights Dangers For Journalists In Mexico
(KPBS.org) - Twenty-four years ago, the biggest threat to a Mexican free press was the country's all-controlling single party government: the PRI. Today, the dangers from drug cartels are more widespread, more brazen and with big guns. READ MORE


Diego Luna Interview: 'Who Cares' If People are Offended by 'Casa De Mi Padre'
Diego Luna Interview: 'Who Cares' If People are Offended by 'Casa De Mi Padre'
(CineMovie.tv) - Will Ferrell's Casa De Mi Padre may offend certain groups but actor Diego Luna doesn't care because he had a lot of fun with his comedic turn in the Spanish language film as Ferrell's brother. READ MORE


Guadalajara International Film Festival Recap
Guadalajara International Film Festival Recap
(Chicana From Chicago) - The  27th Guadalajara International Film Festival, FICG27, drew to a close last Saturday, March 10. The biggest and oldest festival in Mexico with the most important Latin market included over 1000 titles in its video library, 30 young filmmakers in the Talent Campus,  and an expansive film program with over 300 films. READ MORE


HBO Adapting Novel 'The Madonnas Of Echo Park' Into Drama Series
HBO Adapting Novel 'The Madonnas Of Echo Park' Into Drama Series
(Deadline Hollywood) - HBO has put in development a drama series project based on the novel The Madonnas Of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse. The project takes a look at the lives of a community in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in Los Angeles. It explores the relationships of the Latinos that have built the community over the years, and the hipsters who're making their way in now, examining the complicated dynamic between the two as they struggle to build new lives for themselves in pursuit of the American dream. READ MORE


NALAC Engaged in Meaningful Dialogue to Shed Light on the Kennedy Center's Relationship with the Latino Arts Field Across the United States
NALAC Engaged in Meaningful Dialogue to Shed Light on the Kennedy Center's Relationship with the Latino Arts Field Across the United States
(NALAC) - The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC), the nation's only multidisciplinary Latino arts service organization, has been concerned about the recent situation that has erupted with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. NALAC is taking steps to engage in meaningful and respectful dialogue that can shed light on the Kennedy Center's ongoing relationship with Latino artists and arts and cultural organizations across the United States. READ MORE


Media Outlets Adapt To Growing Hispanic Audience
Media Outlets Adapt To Growing Hispanic Audience
(NPR) - Rapid growth in the U.S. Hispanic community has created another boom — in Hispanic media. In recent months, several major media players have announced plans to join the competition for the Hispanic television audience. READ MORE


Interview: Dania Ramirez Takes A Slice of American Pie‬
Interview: Dania Ramirez Takes A Slice of American Pie‬
(CineMovie.tv) - American Reunion's Dania Rarmirez joins the original American Pie gang for another raunchy comedy and CineMovie sat down with the Latina actress in our video interview. READ MORE


Latino Producer Group to Address Representation in Mass Media
Latino Producer Group to Address Representation in Mass Media
(CNN) - When film documentarian Maria Agui Carter and other Latino producers banded together 13 years ago to address their underrepresentation in mass media, the mission seemed daunting and desperate, Carter said. The National Association of Latino Independent Producers now touts a newsletter of industry trends with 10,000 subscribers, and this week the group will address how the nation's second-largest group watches more television, buys more movie tickets and consumes more media than any other ethnicity - and yet comprises less than 1% of executives in Hollywood. READ MORE


East L.A. Residents Claim Hollywood Depicts Latinos Solely In Stereotypes
East L.A. Residents Claim Hollywood Depicts Latinos Solely In Stereotypes
(Huffington Post) - Boyle Heights is only 15 minutes away from Hollywood and has been a popular film location for years, but some of the most popular movies to come out of the neighborhood have been about gangs. READ MORE


Cuarón or Iñárritu on Short List for Next 'Hunger Games' Movie
Cuarón or Iñárritu on Short List for Next 'Hunger Games' Movie
(Se Fija!) - Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that Lionsgate has "cobbled together" a list of eight possible replacements for what is probably the directorial plum of the decade... and two Latino directors are on the short list: Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro González Iñárritu, among others. READ MORE


Tribeca 2012: Six Films Receive Grants Supporting Latin American and Latino Filmmakers
Tribeca Institute Announces Latin America Media Arts Fund and Heineken VOCES Winners
(Indiewire) - The Tribeca Film Institute has awarded grants from TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund and first-ever Heineken VOCES program to six films. The funds, totaling $60,000, support Latin American and Latino film and video artists. READ MORE


Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Re-Writing Sequel To 'Amazing Spider-Man'
Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Re-Writing Sequel To 'Amazing Spider-Man'
(Deadline Hollywood) - Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have been tapped by Sony Pictures to rewrite the script for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, the 3D Marc Webb-directed film that introduces Andrew Garfield as the webslinger and Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacy. READ MORE


Robert Rodriguez's Words of Wisdom For New Filmmakers
Robert Rodriguez's Words of Wisdom For New Filmmakers
(CineMovie.tv) - Who best to give advice on breaking into Hollywood than Robert Rodriguez who got his start selling his body to research to fund his film El Mariachi. The Sin City, Machete, and Once Upon A Time in Mexico director spoke as the keynote speaker at the NALIP 2012 national conference, and offered some words of wisdom. READ MORE


Rita Moreno on J Lo and Being Latino
Rita Moreno on J Lo and Being Latino
(CineMovie.tv) - At 80-years old, Rita Moreno is still hard at work on television and film. CineMovie caught up with the Hollywood veteran at the NALIP national conference, and she dished on why Jennifer Lopez should consider more serious roles and why she sometimes feels like a "dirty old women" when it comes to Antonio Banderas and Andy Garcia. READ MORE


Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna and Demian Bichir up for MTV Movie Awards
Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna and Demian Bichir up for MTV Movie Awards
(Fox News Latino) - Zoë Saldaña, Diego Luna, Demian Bichir, Penélope Cruz and Harmony Santana are the nominees for Best Latino Actor at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, which will be held June 3, the MTV, Musica y Mas television channel announced Monday. READ MORE


Review of 'Girl in Progress' with Eva Mendes and Cierra Ramirez
Review of 'Girl in Progress' with Eva Mendes and Cierra Ramirez
(The New York Times) - On one wall of her bedroom Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez), the teenage heroine of Patricia Riggen's "Girl in Progress," has an outline of the stages of her planned coming of age. She is determined to grow up fast, and to get away from her mother, Grace (Eva Mendes), who also may have some growing up to do. READ MORE


Dolores Huerta On Rosario Dawson Playing Her In Cesar Chavez Biopic
Dolores Huerta On Rosario Dawson Playing Her In Cesar Chavez Biopic
(CineMovie.tv) - Actor Diego Luna takes the director's chair to helm a Cesar Chavez biopic starring Michael Peña as the iconic activist and Rosario Dawson as his United Farm Workers co-founder. Dolores Huerta, now 82-years old, tells CineMovie she was surprised to hear the news that the tall and beautiful Rosario Dawson would be portraying her in "Chavez". READ MORE


Eugenio Derbez Interview: Lost in Translation
Eugenio Derbez Interview: Lost in Translation
(CineMovie.tv) - Eugenio Derbez is the indisputable king of comedy in Mexico, but the crossover star of 'Girl in Progress' and "¡Rob!" admits he hasn't quite conquered the comedy in the English-language. READ MORE


'CSI: Miami,' 'Rob' And 'GCB:' Why Are So Many Shows Starring Latinos Getting Canceled?
'CSI: Miami,' 'Rob' And 'GCB:' Why Are So Many Shows Starring Latinos Getting Canceled?
(The Huffington Post) - What do Adam Rodriguez, Eva La Rue, Wilmer Valderrama, Marisol Nichols, Cheech Marin, Jorge Garcia and Nestor Carbonell all have in common? Well, aside from the fact that they're all Latin -- they all lost their jobs on TV this week. READ MORE


'Aqui y alla' Wins Critics' Week Top Prize at Cannes
'Aqui y alla' Wins Critics' Week Top Prize at Cannes
(Variety) - Spaniard Antonio Mendez Esparza's emigration drama "Aqui y alla" won the 51st Critics' Week top nod, the Nespresso Grand Prize. READ MORE


Vimeo Festival Features Film by Illegal Immigrants
Vimeo Festival Features Film by Illegal Immigrants
(The Miami Herald) - The short film "Limbo" - premiering June 8 at the Vimeo Awards and Festival in New York - follows three individuals from East L.A. who could be affected by the proposed Dream Act. READ MORE


Exploring Hispanic Heritage on PBS' "Finding Your Roots"
Exploring Hispanic Heritage on PBS' "Finding Your Roots"
(Genealogy Insider) - Sunday's season finale of "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr." on PBS focused on the Hispanic genealogy of political analyst Linda Chavez and actors Michelle Rodriguez and Adrian Grenier. The trio shares Hispanic heritage, but each thought of him- or herself differently. READ MORE


The Movie That Changed Eduardo Verastegui's Life
The Movie That Changed Eduardo Verastegui's Life
(CineMovie.tv) - Mexican-born actor Eduardo Verastegui tells CineMovie why his latest movie, based on a true story in Mexico's dark past, changed his life. He hopes movie-goers will feel the same about For Greater Glory. READ MORE


Why Television Is Trouncing Film at Major Media Companies
Why Television Is Trouncing Film at Major Media Companies
(The Wrap) - Movies are fast becoming the ugly stepchild for major media companies, while television continues to be the cash cow that drives profits. READ MORE


Director Robert Rodriguez Talks Moviemaking Outside of Hollywood
Director Robert Rodriguez Talks Moviemaking Outside of Hollywood
(The Huffington Post) - Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez is known for modernizing sexy-slick cinematic style, redefining a "Latino Cool," and pushing the envelope through digital innovations, as evidenced in films like El Mariachi, Sin City and From Dusk Till Dawn. READ MORE


Latinos Who Have Won Tony Awards
Latinos Who Have Won Tony Awards
(El Blog de HOLA) - The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theater, more commonly known as a Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theater. In the 66 years of its existence (as of this writing), there have been numerous Latino nominees, but only fifteen have won the award. READ MORE


Sony Classics Acquires Pedro Almodovar's Comedy 'I'm So Excited'
Sony Classics Acquires Pedro Almodovar's Comedy 'I'm So Excited'
(Deadline Hollywood) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to Pedro Almodovar's new comedy currently titled I'm So Excited from El Deseo. READ MORE 


Edgar Ramirez in Simon Bolivar Story 'Libertador'
Edgar Ramirez in Simon Bolivar Story 'Libertador'
(Deadline) - Taking on another real-life role, Carlos star Edgar Ramirez will play Simon Bolivar in the biopic Libertador. Venezuelan helmer Alberto Arvelo, who directed Ramirez in his last feature Cyrano Fernandez, is working from a script written by Children Of Men scribe Timothy J. Sexton. READ MORE


Charlie Sheen Cast As U.S. President in 'Machete' Sequel
Charlie Sheen Cast As U.S. President in 'Machete' Sequel
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Charlie Sheen is in negotiations to play the U.S. president in Machete Kills, director Robert Rodriguez's sequel to his Grindhouse action movie Machete. Rodriguez is currently in production on the sequel, which once again stars Danny Trejo as Machete and includes Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara and Zoe Saldana. READ MORE


'Bro' Freestyle Motocross Film Premieres in Orange County
'Bro' Freestyle Motocross Film Premieres in Orange County
(ESPN.com) - "Bro" - the long-awaited indie film featuring Metal Mulisha riders Beau Manley and Colin "Scummy" Morrison - gets its world premiere at the AMC Orange 30 in Orange, CA. First-time director Nick Parada co-wrote the script. READ MORE


Oliver Stone's 'Savages' Courts Spanish-Speaking Audiences
Oliver Stone's 'Savages' Courts Spanish-Speaking Audiences
(The Wall Street Journal) - While action, sex and star power may draw some audiences to Oliver Stone's new thriller "Savages," Universal Pictures is also aggressively courting the Hispanic market, creating a promotional campaign specifically geared toward Latin American audiences. READ MORE


The Writers Guild Earnings Report Shows Why Making TV and Film More Diverse Should Be Easy
The Writers Guild Earnings Report Shows Why Making TV and Film More Diverse Should Be Easy
(Think Progress) - If the 4,338 film and television writers in the Writers Guild of America West's annual report were going to look like America, you'd need 2,204 women, 651 Hispanic and Latino writers, 538 African-American writers, 191 writers of Asian descent, and 100 writers of two or more races. These are findable, achievable numbers. READ MORE


Oliver Stone on Salma Hayek: "She's Tough"
Oliver Stone on Salma Hayek: "She's Tough"
(CineMovie.tv) - Fifteen years ago, Salma Hayek called Oliver Stone "a son of a b**** and he never forgot it.  When it came to casting Elena, the female drug cartel kingpin a decade and a half later for his new movie Savages, he knew she was "the one" to play one of the villains. READ MORE


Jennifer Lopez Developing Drama Project for ABC Family
Jennifer Lopez Developing Drama Project for ABC Family
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Jennifer Lopez is developing an untitled hourlong drama project for ABC Family centered on a lesbian couple, who already has several children, bringing a teenager into their home. READ MORE


Maid For Cable
Maid For Cable
(C21Media) - As the curtain came down on Desperate Housewives after eight seasons, its creator Marc Cherry wasted no time in preparing his next project. "Devious Maids" is based on Mexican telenovela "Ellas Son la Alegria del Hogar," about four women who have ambitions and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. READ MORE


Latinos Setting Records for Emmy Noms in 2012
Latinos Setting Records for Emmy Noms in 2012 
(Latin Heat) - This year Latinos make big news as nominees of the 64 Primetime Emmy Awards Louis C.K.,Hector Ramirez, andSofia Vergara,shattering the glass ceiling in the number of nominations they each received. READ MORE


Army Wives: Por Fin, Latinos Cast!Army Wives: Por Fin, Latinos Cast!
(Latin Heat) - After six seasons, Lifetime’s Army Wives finally includes a Latina wife (Alyssa Diaz) and her husband (Joseph Julian Soria), also a Latino. Finally, the show is heading toward a more balanced image representation. READ MORE

'Modern Family' Stars Play Hardball in Salary Dispute
'Modern Family' Stars Play Hardball in Salary Dispute
(Los Angeles Times) - Several key cast members of "Modern Family" have filed suit against show producer 20th Century Fox Television in an effort to void their contracts. READ MORE


Interview with Aurora Guerrero - Writer/Director of of 'Mosquita y Mari'
Interview with Aurora Guerrero - Writer/Director of of 'Mosquita y Mari'
(Indiewire) - Mosquita y Mari writer and director Aurora Guerrero answered some questions fresh from the film recently winning Best Actress (Fenessa Pineda) and the Audience Award for Outstanding First U.S. Dramatic Feature Film at Outfest in Los Angeles. READ MORE


John Leguizamo Signs On For Two High-Profile Movies
John Leguizamo Signs On For Two High-Profile Movies
(The Huffington Post) - Someone in Hollywood must have really liked John Leguizamo's portrayal of Sid in Ice Age 4. This week it was announced that the he's booked roles in two more prominent flicks, The Counselor and Kick-Ass 2. READ MORE


'Hateful' Talk Show 'Jose Luis Sin Censura' Canceled
'Hateful' Talk Show 'Jose Luis Sin Censura' Canceled
(The Miami Herald) - The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) today announced that "José Luis Sin Censura," produced and broadcast by Liberman Broadcasting on the EstrellaTV network, has been permanently removed from the broadcast schedule. READ MORE


Actress Lucy Gallardo Dies at 82
Actress Lucy Gallardo Dies at 82
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Actress Lucy Gallardo, who appeared in dozens of Mexican films and telenovelas, died Saturday in her home in Los Angeles of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 82. READ MORE


Sundance's Sunset 5 Makeover Joins New Boozy, Comfy - Pricey - L.A. Theater Trend
Sundance's Sunset 5 Makeover Joins New Boozy, Comfy - Pricey - L.A. Theater Trend
(TheWrap) - One of Los Angeles' longest-running and best-known arthouse theaters is reopening after a nine-month hiatus, with Robert Redford's Sundance Institute taking over the old Laemmle Sunset 5 location in West Hollywood. READ MORE


New John Leguizamo Comedy Headed to ABC
New John Leguizamo Comedy Headed to ABC
(NBC Latino) - A pilot of "Kings of Van Nuys" has been ordered for ABC, which features the comedic misadventures of street-savvy brothers, Del (played by John Leguizamo) and Rodney (played by the hilarious Dustin Ybarra) and their grandfather (Christopher) as they embark on a number of get-rich-quick schemes. READ MORE


OC Film Fiesta Makes Third Run in Santa Ana
OC Film Fiesta Makes Third Run in Santa Ana
(The OC Register) - Rita Hayworth, Mexico's masked wrestlers and Jewish-Latino fusion are all part of the 2012 OC Film Fiesta, a three-week celebration of Orange County's multicultural heritage that begins Saturday. READ MORE


Epix Signs With Amazon, Ending Exclusivity With Netflix
Epix Signs With Amazon, Ending Exclusivity With Netflix
(Los Angeles Times) - Pay cable channel Epix has signed a digital distribution deal with the online retail giant, ending speculation that it might continue its current exclusive arrangement with Netflix. READ MORE


The Disappearance of Syrian Filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia
The Disappearance of Syrian Filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia
(TribecaFilm.com) - In a disturbing piece in The New Yorker, Lawrence Wright reports on the disappearance last week of award-winning Syrian filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia before he was expected to board a flight from Damascus to Cairo. READ MORE


Eva Longoria and George Lopez Talk ALMA Details
Eva Longoria and George Lopez Talk ALMA Details
(NBC Latino) - With all the excitement surrounding this year's ALMA awards, co-hosts Eva Longoria and George Lopez revealed extra reasons to tune into annual awards ceremony.
"This year, we'll be honoring Olympic medalists, which is just great," revealed Longoria on a press conference on Monday. The ALMA awards will also honor the deceased Lupe Ontiveros. READ MORE


Detained Filmmaker Released by Syrian Government
Detained Filmmaker Released by Syrian Government
(The Wrap) - Orwa Nyrabia, the Syrian filmmaker who was arrested last month at Damascus International Airport, was released by the Syrian government Wednesday, two of the documentarian's friends told TheWrap. READ MORE


Eva Longoria, Ryan Lochte and More: Five Reasons to Watch the 2012 ALMA Awards!
Eva Longoria, Ryan Lochte and More: Five Reasons to Watch the 2012 ALMA Awards!
(E! Online) - Eva Longoria and George Lopez hosted the star-studded affair and the longtime friends brought their funny spirit the to the awards which honored outstanding Latino artistic achievements in television, film and music. READ MORE


2012 Fall Movie Preview: Latinos on the Big Screen
2012 Fall Movie Preview: Latinos on the Big Screen
(Latinos Post) - This season Latinos will dominate the big screen with some of the biggest stars in big blockbuster films and some acclaimed indie films. READ MORE


Kickstarter Will Not Save Artists From the Entertainment Industry's Shackles
Kickstarter Will Not Save Artists From the Entertainment Industry's Shackles
(Slate) - Although crowdfunding and crowd investment ventures are often perceived as level playing fields with no or low entry barriers, it is not only the material capital, but very much also the cultural capital that a project is able to accumulate which determines whether a film receives funding in the first place and, subsequently, reaches a significant audience. READ MORE


Spain Sets 'Blancanieves' for Oscar Race
Spain Sets 'Blancanieves' for Oscar Race
(Variety) - Pablo Berger's "Blancanieves," a black-and-white homage to silent cinema, is Spain's entry for the foreign-language film Oscar. READ MORE


Reality TV: The Invisible Front in Hollywood's Labor Wars
Reality TV: The Invisible Front in Hollywood's Labor Wars
(The Wrap) - Reality TV is the invisible front in Hollywood's labor wars. Though reality TV workers once made it as far as the bargaining table, most are as far as ever from winning union representation. READ MORE


Natalia Almada Named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow: The First Latina Filmmaker to Win the Prestigious Grant
Natalia Almada Named a 2012 MacArthur Fellow: The First Latina Filmmaker to Win the Prestigious Grant
(POV) - The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named its new MacArthur Fellows for 2012, and filmmaker Natalia Almada, whose three feature-length documentaries have premiered on PBS' POV series, was thrilled to learn that she is among the 23 individuals - and that she is the first Latina filmmaker since the MacArthur Fellows' inaugural class in 1981 - to earn the coveted honor, sometimes called the "genius grant." READ MORE


Comedy From Peter Murrieta Lands At NBC
Comedy From Peter Murrieta Lands At NBC
(Deadline Hollywood) - NBC has bought a half-hour comedy from sitcom veteran Peter Murrieta, a multi-generational family show based on his own family – juxtaposing the immigrant generation, the assimilation generation and the modern one. READ MORE


El Pasoan Scientist-Turned-Actress Yvette Yates Proud to Represent the BorderEl Pasoan Scientist-Turned-Actress Yvette Yates Proud to Represent the Border
(El Paso Times) - Yvette Yates, an actress with strong roots on the border, is on a hot streak making movies and earning respect in Hollywood. READ MORE


Oscar® Nominee Demian Bichir Honored With The Courageous Luminary Award By National Immigration Law CenterOscar® Nominee Demian Bichir Honored with The Courageous Luminary Award By National Immigration Law Center
(LatinHeat) - Demián Bichir, an award-winning actor who redefined the immigration debate through his groundbreaking role in A Better Life, will be among this year’s recipients of the National Immigration Law Center’s Courageous Luminaries award. READ MORE


Paramount Plans 'Paranormal Activity 5' and Latino SpinoffParamount Plans 'Paranormal Activity 5' and Latino Spinoff
(NJ.com) - After "Paranormal Activity 4" won the weekend box office with $30.2 million, the good news continues for the found-footage horror franchise. READ MORE


America Ferrera on Her Role in Cesar Chavez Biopic and Voter Registration
America Ferrera on Her Role in Cesar Chavez Biopic and Voter Registration
(NBC Latino) - This episode of Cafecito features America Ferrera discussing her America4America voter registration movement with Voto Latino and empowering women around the world through her participation in  Half the Sky and the One campaign, as well as her roles as Officer Orozco in "End of Watch," and Helen Chavez in the much-anticipated Cesar Chavez biopic, "Chavez." READ MORE


Disney Latino Characters: Princess Sofia Is Not Hispanic, So Where Are They?
Disney Latino Characters: Princess Sofia Is Not Hispanic, So Where Are They?
(The Huffington Post) - Disney raised a ruckus in the Latino community when the company debuted its first Latina princess last week, only to backtrack and say "Sofia the First" was never intended to be Hispanic. READ MORE


SAG-AFTRA Gearing Up For Commercials Contract Talks
SAG-AFTRA Gearing Up For Commercials Contract Talks
(The Wrap) - The talks with the ad industry will be the first major negotiation under the SAG-AFTRA banner and will be seen by many as a barometer of how much negotiating clout has been added by the seven-month-old merger. READ MORE


Miriam Colon, From 'Scarface' to 'Bless Me Ultima' Still Paving the Way for Latino Actors
Miriam Colon, From 'Scarface' to 'Bless Me Ultima' Still Paving the Way for Latino Actors
(NBC Latino) - This episode of Cafecito features Miriam Colon, whose expansive career has included more than a half century of film, television and theatre. A pioneer who paved the way for Latina actresses of today, Colon discusses her new part as a curandera in her latest film, "Bless Me Ultima." READ MORE


Kickstarter CEO: No IPO for Us, and No Equity Crowdfunding Either
Kickstarter CEO: No IPO for Us, and No Equity Crowdfunding Either
(AllThingsD) - Kickstarter has no plans to get into equity crowd funding - where small backers would get a piece of the companies they fund - despite legislative efforts like the JOBS Act to make such investments more accessible and legal. READ MORE


Spy Kid No More: First Official Image Of Alexa Vega In 'Machete Kills'
Spy Kid No More: First Official Image Of Alexa Vega In 'Machete Kills'
(Indiewire) - "Spy Kids" star Alexa Vega has certainly grown up, and now she's turning heads as the first official still of the actress in Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" has arrived. READ MORE


NBCU Lays Off Employees at Bravo, G4, Others
NBCU Lays Off Employees at Bravo, G4, Others
(The Wrap) - NBC Universal engaged in another round of belt-tightening on Monday, enacting a small number of layoffs across its cable entertainment networks, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. READ MORE


Senator Menendez And Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Receive NHMC Impact Awards
Senator Menendez And Congresswoman Roybal-Allard Receive NHMC Impact Awards 
(NHMC) - The National Hispanic Media Coalition celebrated its annual Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception last night at the National Association of Broadcasters' headquarters. During the celebration, Senator Robert Menendez and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard were honored with Impact Awards for their outstanding service and commitment to the Latino community. READ MORE


Nuvotv Renews 'Mario Lopez: One-On-One' Interview Series
Nuvotv Renews 'Mario Lopez: One-On-One' Interview Series
(HispanicBusiness.com) - nuvotv has picked up eight additional episodes of "Mario Lopez: One-On-One," the cable TV network announced today. First up are comedian George Lopez on Nov. 29 and Latin music icons Gloria and Emilio Estefan on Dec. 7. READ MORE


10 Documentaries That Will Make You a Better Person
10 Documentaries That Will Make You a Better Person
(Flavorwire) - Films For Action's recent list of 100 documentaries that inspire a shift to a sustainable paradigm caught our attention, so we chose to focus on ten films from the list that make powerful, life-changing statements about social, environmental, and economic issues. READ MORE


Las Vegas Latino Film Festival Branches Out
Las Vegas Latino Film Festival Branches Out
(Las Vegas Sun News) - Once exclusively for short films, the Las Vegas Latino Film Festival - taking place Saturday, December 1, has added feature-length works for the first time. READ MORE


Kinky's Ulises Lozano Emotional Over 'Hecho En Mexico' Doc
Kinky's Ulises Lozano Emotional Over 'Hecho En Mexico' Doc
(CineMovie.tv) - Mexico's popular rock band Kinky lend its talents to the new documentary "Hecho en Mexico" and Kinky's Ulises Lozano says the film made him cry. READ MORE


WTF is Latino at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival?
WTF is Latino at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival?
(Indiewire) - Glad you asked. Now that the entire programming slate has been announced for the 2013 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, let’s take a look at the representation of Latinos in the broadest, most diverse sense. READ MORE


Salma Hayek, Silvio Horta Developing "Bastards" A Dramedy for ABC
Salma Hayek, Silvio Horta Developing "Bastards" A Dramedy for ABC
(Latin Heat Entertainment) - After the phenomenal success of Salma Hayek and Silvio Horta's Ugly Betty on ABC, the team has reunited for another drama-comedy about a colorful Cuban-American family who have their lives turned upside down when it's revealed that the family patriarch had a child with the family maid over 25 years ago. READ MORE


'Blancanieves' a Memorable, Haunting Film
'Blancanieves' a Memorable, Haunting Film
(Fangoria) - Just imagine if Ernest Hemingway hooked up with the Brothers Grimm to write a screenplay based on the story of Snow White. Spanish filmmaker Pablo Berger has channeled all those energies through his own artistic sensibility and made one of the year’s most memorable, haunting films. READ MORE


Nielsen and Twitter Establish Social TV Rating
Nielsen and Twitter Establish Social TV Rating
(Latin Heat) - Nielsen and Twitter today announced an exclusive multi-year agreement to create the "Nielsen Twitter TV Rating" for the US market, delivering a syndicated-standard metric around the reach of the TV conversation on Twitter. READ MORE


'Filly Brown' Directors Reflect on Jenni Rivera's Film Debut
'Filly Brown' Directors Reflect on Jenni Rivera's Film Debut
(Los Angeles Times) - Last January, Rivera attended the Sundance Film Festival to promote what would be her first and last film, the independent drama "Filly Brown." In the movie, Rivera plays the incarcerated mother of an aspiring rapper who is trying to maintain a relationship with her daughter from behind bars. READ MORE


Oscar 2013 Nominations Predictions: Javier Bardem Among Many Spanish, Hispanic Artists that Will Get Nominations
Oscar 2013 Nominations Predictions: Javier Bardem Among Many Spanish, Hispanic Artists that Will Get Nominations
(Latinos Post) - As awards season continues on throughout December and January, Latinos could dominate the Oscar race throughout a number of categories. READ MORE


Long Awaited Film Bless Me Ultima Gets National Release in 2013
Long Awaited Film Bless Me Ultima Gets National Release in 2013
(Latin Heat) - The independent film Bless Me, Ultima will be given a limited national release in February 2013 following a successful box office run in regional release. Based on the controversial, first award-winning Chicano novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima is a turbulent coming-of-age story about a young boy, Antonio (Luke Ganalon), growing up in New Mexico during World War II. READ MORE


Guillermo del Toro Confirms DC Comics Project Dark Universe
Guillermo del Toro Confirms DC Comics Project Dark Universe
(ComingSoon.net) - First rumored by Latino Review last fall, IGN has now confirmed with Guillermo del Toro that plans are underway for a DC Comics ensemble film that will star quite a few of the company's supernatural characters. READ MORE


Whitewashing An American Hero in 'Argo'
Whitewashing An American Hero in Argo
(Latin Heat) - Did Ben Affleck have a right to cast himself as a Latino in his recent film Argo?  Of course he did!  The issue is not about Affleck playing a Latino, its about his choice to whitewash the life of Antonio "Tony" Mendez, a CIA operative who led the rescue of six U.S. diplomats from Tehran, Iran during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. READ MORE


DGA Awards Documentary Nominations Announced
DGA Awards Documentary Nominations Announced
(The Hollywood Reporter) - The Directors Guild of America on Monday announced the documentary nominees for its annual DGA Awards. They are Kirby Dick for The Invisible War; Malik Bendjelloul for Searching for Sugar Man; Lauren Greenfield for The Queen of Versailles; David France for How to Survive a Plague; and Alison Klayman for Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry. READ MORE


Do You Hear What I Hear?
Do You Hear What I Hear?
(Latino Leaders Magazine) - Lately, I am watching characters on film and television clearly defined as being from a specific Latin American country open their mouths and either speak Pocho-guese (slang for broken Spanish mixed with English) or in a completely different accent than what is being called for in the script! READ MORE


'Mama' Screams Past Oscar Contenders, Openers For $33M Box Office Win
'Mama' Screams Past Oscar Contenders, Openers For $33M Box Office Win
(The Wrap) - The Guillermo del Toro-produced supernatural thriller "Mama" roared past Oscar contenders and other openers featuring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Arnold Schwarzenegger and is on its way to winning the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday box office weekend with $33 million. READ MORE


Do This Year's Oscar Nominations Signal the End of Celluloid?
Do This Year's Oscar Nominations Signal the End of Celluloid?
(Future of Film) - Can film survive the digital revolution? That question has become more relevant than ever given the nominees for Best Cinematography at the 85th annual Academy Awards. READ MORE


YouTube Plans To Offer Paid Subscription Channels
YouTube Plans To Offer Paid Subscription Channels
(Deadline Hollywood) - The Google-owned YouTube service wants content companies to apply for opportunities to put about 25 channels on YouTube that will charge customers as much as $5 a month, Ad Age reports today. READ MORE


SXSW 2013 Film Festival Lineup Announced
SXSW 2013 Film Festival Lineup Announced
(Los Angeles Times) - A comedy about the first year of marriage, a documentary about physicist Stephen Hawking, and Joss Whedon's adaptation of a Shakespeare play are among the eclectic mix of 109 films set to screen at this year's South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers announced Thursday. READ MORE


NBCUniversal Shakes Up Cable Structure
NBCUniversal Shakes Up Cable Structure
(AP) - NBCUniversal has united its cable channels under the command of long-time executive Bonnie Hammer, leaving Lauren Zalaznick, who previously controlled Bravo, Oxygen, Style and Sprout, to focus on innovation and emerging technology initiatives. READ MORE


Jennifer Lopez’s “The Fosters” Gets Series Orders from ABC FamilyJennifer Lopez's "The Fosters" Gets Orders from ABC Family
(Latin Heat) - Jennifer Lopez has got her executive producer hat on with her new drama pilot,The Fosters getting picked up by ABC Family. Benny Medina, a Lopez associate also Executive Produces. READ MORE


Comcast Buying Out GE's NBCUniversal Stake for $16.7B
Comcast Buying Out GE's NBCUniversal Stake for $16.7B
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Comcast will acquire the remaining 49 percent stake in NBC Universal that it does not currently own, Comcast and General Electric announced Tuesday. READ MORE


Film Festivals, Distribution and the Economies of Change
Film Festivals, Distribution and the Economies of Change
(Indiewire) - With the proliferation of film festivals and the decline in the viability of theatrical distribution for many independent films, what role can festivals play in creating a sustainable economic platform for filmmakers? READ MORE


Intel to Launch Web TV Service by Year's End
Intel to Launch Web TV Service by Year's End
(The Wrap) - Intel will launch an Internet-based TV service by the end of the year, featuring live TV, on-demand and applications. READ MORE


Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
(The Huffington Post) - I just came out of a meeting with some entertainment executives on how to program to the new American cultural and demographic shift. My presentation had data on how Latino, Blacks and Asians in the top American population centers where a "majority" of revenue is generated, are over 65 percent (a super majority) of everyone under 30 years old. READ MORE


Esai Morales To Co-Star In CBS Pilot 'Advocates'
Esai Morales To Co-Star In CBS Pilot 'Advocates'
(Deadline Hollywood) - Esai Morales is has joined the cast of CBS' legal drama pilot The Advocates, which centers on a lawyer and an ex-con who team up as "victim advocates," going to the very edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog. READ MORE


Benjamin Bratt Interview: 'Size Doesn't Matter'
Benjamin Bratt Interview: 'Size Doesn't Matter'
(CineMovie.tv) - Actor Benjamin Bratt says he'll play a good character regardless of the size of the role. READ MORE


Fall TV Preview: 27 Latino Stars Who Have Landed TV Pilots
Fall TV Preview: 27 Latino Stars Who Have Landed TV Pilots
(Latina) - This pilot season, newcomers like Daniella Pineda and former The X Factor contestant Hayley Orrantia have joined seasoned TV stars like Mark Consuelos and Miguel Ferrer in landing roles in potential shows for the broadcast networks. READ MORE


Relativity Nabs Pablo Escobar Script 'Silver or Lead'
Relativity Nabs Pablo Escobar Script 'Silver or Lead'
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Relativity Media has acquired the script rights to Silver or Lead, a story about the manhunt for infamous Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. The film will be directed by Enrique Urbizu from a screenplay by Piers Ashworth. READ MORE


How Rovio Just Played Hollywood With 'Angry Birds'
How Rovio Just Played Hollywood With 'Angry Birds'
(Variety) - During the four years that Rovio Entertainment has turned its "Angry Birds" game into a mega-franchise across mobile devices, the Finnish gamemaker has also quietly built what might turn into one of the most lucrative distribution platforms in years. READ MORE


'Veronica Mars' Movie Meets $2 Million Fund-Raising Goal in One Day
'Veronica Mars' Movie Meets $2 Million Fund-Raising Goal in One Day
(The New York Times) - On Wednesday night fans and supporters of the show "Veronica Mars"  about a wisecracking young sleuth (played by Kristen Bell) pledged more than $2 million to produce a "Veronica Mars" movie, less than 12 hours after the fund-raising drive was announced on Kickstarter. READ MORE


Gina Rodriguez Lands Lead for Navy Drama From 'Justified' Duo
Gina Rodriguez Lands Lead for Navy Drama From 'Justified' Duo
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Fox's Navy drama Wild Blue is assembling is upper ranks. The pilot from Justified's Taylor Elmore and Graham Yost has cast The Bold and the Beautiful's Gina Rodriguez as its female lead. READ MORE


Report: Prime Latino Media Salon - Webisodes
Report: Prime Latino Media Salon - Webisodes
(El Blog de HOLA) - On Wednesday NALIP New York, Tío Louie and the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) presented the March edition of the Prime Latino Media Salon on the topic "Webisodes: The Future of Content is Now." READ MORE


Challenging Latino Stereotypes in the Media
Challenging Latino Stereotypes in the Media
(KPCC) - Picture a strong and positive Latino character in film or TV, and you might think of Edward James Olmos as math teacher Jaime Escalante in 1988's Stand and Deliver. But that example is more of a blip than a theme. (Visit page and click 'Listen Now' for the full story) READ MORE


Viggo Mortensen On Playing Twins, His Love of Argentina, and Soccer
Viggo Mortensen On Playing Twins, His Love of Argentina, and Soccer
(LatinoBuzz) - First time writer-director Ana Piterbarg was taking her son to swimming lessons at the San Lorenzo sports club in Buenos Aires when she ran into Viggo Mortensen. She introduced herself and told him about a screenplay she was writing about two twins who were estranged and that took place in the Tigre Delta, a maze of islands not far from Buenos Aires.READ MORE


AP Drops Term "Illegal Immigrant"
AP Drops Term "Illegal Immigrant"
(NBC Latino) - The Associated Press, a news cooperative which licenses its stories to organizations across the country, is changing its long-standing style entry concerning undocumented immigrants, which it has referred to as "illegal immigrants" up until now. READ MORE


Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70
Legendary Film Critic Roger Ebert Dies at 70
(Variety) - Film critic Roger Ebert was not only the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, but one of the only critics known to the general public, thanks to his long-running movie review shows such as "Sneak Previews" and  his thumbs-up or down movie reviews. He died Thursday in Chicago of complications from cancer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. READ MORE


Site Brings New Way to Connect With Vergara and Other Latino Stars
Site Brings New Way to Connect With Vergara and Other Latino Stars
(The New York Times) - Sofia Vergara’s 4.2 million Twitter followers have seen the actress post a consistent stream of photos of her family, her friends and her Modern Family co-stars. Soon, many of those photos and posts will take her Twitter fans to a new Web site called NuevoWorld, which will make its debut on Friday. READ MORE


25 Minority Characters That Hollywood Whitewashed
25 Minority Characters That Hollywood Whitewashed
(Complex) - Even if you've never heard of Hollywood whitewashing, chances are you've seen it anyway. It's a kind of casting where film studios have placed white actors in lead roles under the assumption that the majority of Americans would rather see a white face than a non-white one - despite what the role calls for. READ MORE


'Devious Maids' Gets June 23 Premiere Date on Lifetime
'Devious Maids' Gets June 23 Premiere Date on Lifetime
(The Wrap) - Lifetime has given "Devious Maids," the new series from "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry and star Eva Longoria, a Sunday, June 23 premiere date. READ MORE


Jenni Rivera's Acting Debut in Must See Film 'Filly Brown'
Jenni Rivera's Acting Debut in Must See Film 'Filly Brown'
(Latin Heat) - By Edward James Olmos. The time has come for all of us to take action and to help ensure that we'll see more Latino movies. On April 19th , the movie Filly Brown opens in 200 theaters around the United States. READ MORE


5 Things Learned at CinemaCon: Fading A-Listers, Killer Comedies, Where Are the Minorities?
5 Things Learned at CinemaCon: Fading A-Listers, Killer Comedies, Where Are the Minorities?
(The Wrap) - CinemaCon, the annual lovefest between movie theater owners and studios, is always rigidly on message, but it's easy to detect an industry in transition. From a lack of ethnic and female faces to the rise of a new crop of A-list actors, here are five things that should be on Hollywood's radar after the exhibition trade show. READ MORE


Olmos: 'Filly Brown' Debuts, 'Stand and Deliver' Still Resonates
Olmos: 'Filly Brown' Debuts, 'Stand and Deliver' Still Resonates
(CNN.com) -  If you can believe it, it's been 25 years since Edward James Olmos portrayed real-life math teacher Jaime Escalante in "Stand and Deliver." Now, in his newest role as executive producer and actor in "Filly Brown," Olmos plays lawyer named Leandro who tries to help Mexican-American hip-hop artist Maria Jose 'Majo' Tonorio, aka Filly Brown, and her family get her mom out of jail. READ MORE


Jenni Rivera: Queen of the Billboard Awards
Jenni Rivera: Queen of the Billboard Awards
(NBC Latino) - The queen of banda music, Jenni Rivera, was also the queen of the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Rivera took home six awards, including Artist of the year, and her life was both remembered and celebrated. READ MORE


Latin Heat’s 2013 Hollywood Super Star List
Latin Heat’s 2013 Hollywood Super Star List
(Latin Heat) - Latin Heat has published part 1 of their list of the top current Latina actresses according to their IMDB STARmeter rankings, and Rosario Dawson tops the list. READ MORE


Jada Pinkett-Smith Dancing With Latino Soap Star William Levy On 'Salsa'
Jada Pinkett-Smith Dancing With Latino Soap Star William Levy On 'Salsa'
(Deadline.com) - Jada Pinkett-Smith will produce and star in Salsa. Her dance partner will be William Levy, whose name makes you think he's an accountant, but he's actually the hunk in the Latino soap Triunfo del Amor. READ MORE


Why 'Aftershock' Director Nicolás López Bets His Movie Will Scare You
Why 'Aftershock' Director Nicolás López Bets His Movie Will Scare You
(NBC Latino) - There's more to making a horror film than the standard mix of gory special effects, plenty of blood, hair-raising frights and thrilling, twisted sequences. In fact, Nicolás López is betting on the fact that Latinos want more – yes, even more than screams and scares – and aims to please with a film he calls "a fun popcorn movie with a horrific twist." READ MORE


Eli Roth Taps Into Latino Audiences with 'Aftershock'
Eli Roth Taps Into Latino Audiences with 'Aftershock'
(CineMovie.tv) - Director, writer and producer Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) teams up with Chilean filmmaker Nicolas Lopez on their first collaboration Aftershock, but Roth has bigger plans that includes making Chile the new Hollywood and renaming it Chile-Wood. READ MORE


Colombian Model Catalina Denis Lands Female Lead in Paul Walker Movie 'Brick Mansions'
Colombian Model Catalina Denis Lands Female Lead in Paul Walker Movie 'Brick Mansions'
(The Hollywood Reporter) - French-Colombian actress Catalina Denis has nabbed the female lead in the Paul Walker action movie Brick Mansions. READ MORE


Alfonso Cuaron on NBC? 'Believe' It, this Fall
Alfonso Cuaron on NBC? 'Believe' It, this Fall
(Se Fija) - NBC has greenlighted a number of projects in the last couple of days, and though the number of Latinos involved is sadly low, there is one particular bright spot: Alfonso Cuarón’s Believe is slated for the Fall 2013 season. READ MORE


Guillermo del Toro's FX Pilot 'The Strain' Casts Mia Maestro in Starring Role
Guillermo del Toro's FX Pilot 'The Strain' Casts Mia Maestro in Starring Role
(Reuters) - Mia Maestro, who played Denali coven member Carmen Denali in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" films, has been cast as one of the female leads in "The Strain," Guillermo del Toro's pilot for FX based on his trilogy of novels. READ MORE


How an Extreme Movie Makeover Saved 'Fast & Furious' From Going Direct to DVD
How an Extreme Movie Makeover Saved 'Fast & Furious' From Going Direct to DVD
(Reuters) - "Fast & Furious 6" has become a road race to riches without a finish line in sight, a rare series that seem to pick up steam with each new sequel. And with its multi-ethnic cast and foreign settings, it's been hailed as a model for how to build a franchise that can appeal to audiences across the globe. READ MORE


Amazon Greenlights Five Original Series
Amazon Greenlights Five Original Series
(Variety) - Amazon Studios has selected five original series - comedies "Alpha House" and "Betas," along with kids' shows "Annebots," "Creative Galaxy" and "Tumbleaf" - to become full series, available via the Internet retailer's subscription video service starting later in 2013. READ MORE


'Fast 6' Races To $500M At Global Box Office
'Fast 6' Races To $500M At Global Box Office
(Deadline.com) - Universal Pictures today announced that Fast & Furious 6 has become the fastest film to climb to $500 million at the worldwide box office in the studio's history. READ MORE


'Fast 6' Races To $500M At Global Box Office
'Fast 6' Races To $500M At Global Box Office
(Deadline.com) - Universal Pictures today announced that Fast & Furious 6 has become the fastest film to climb to $500 million at the worldwide box office in the studio's history. READ MORE


Gina Rodriguez Wins Inaugural
Gina Rodriguez Wins Inaugural "Lupe Award"
(NBC Latino) - Gina Rodriguez has been one busy lady since her lead breakout role, alongside the late banda singer Jenni Rivera in "Filly Brown," which first premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Rodriguez has also just been recognized at NALIP's 14th Annual Conference this weekend, in Universal City, Calif., with the inaugural "Lupe Award." READ MORE


Screening the Class Struggle
Screening the Class Struggle
(CounterPunch) - Dozens of Labor Notes readers responded to our call for your favorite recent feature films (since 2000) about workers, work, and the workplace. Among them was Alex Rivera's Sleep Dealer (2008), a prophetic sci-fi thriller that beautifully weaves together immigration issues and drones. READ MORE


Neither Fast Nor Furious, Part 1
Neither Fast Nor Furious, Part 1
(The Huffington Post) - I was recently asked to write a 20-year review of Latinos in Hollywood, and happily accepted the request. I wondered what would be the best way to look back at our progress, so I decided to start by examining the strides in other industries, to help create a historical perspective. READ MORE


Univision, Penske Media Corp. Team for Multiplatform Entertainment News
Univision, Penske Media Corp. Team for Multiplatform Entertainment News
(Variety) - Univision News and Penske Media Corp., parent company of Variety, have pacted to create a co-branded multiplatform entertainment segment for the Spanish-language network's "Primer Impacto" newsmagazine that airs in the U.S. and Latin America. The "Variety en Primer Impacto" segment is now available across all Univision's broadcast and digital platforms, highlighting the day's most important entertainment news in Spanish with a focus on prominent Hispanic stars and newsmakers. READ MORE


Jennifer Lopez to Star in Chilean Miner Drama 'The 33'
Jennifer Lopez to Star in Chilean Miner Drama 'The 33'
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Jennifer Lopez has signed on to join Antonio Banderas in the Chilean miner film The 33. Mike Medavoy is producing the drama, based on the true story of the 33 Chilean miners who were rescued after being trapped for 69 days in 2010. READ MORE


'No' Release on Home Video This Week
'No' Release on Home Video This Week
(USA Today) - Oscar-nominated foreign film 'No,' starring Gael Garcia Bernal, was released on DVD and Blu Ray this week. The grassroots ad campaign that helped lead to the ouster of brutal Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1988 is depicted in this best-foreign-language-film Academy Award nominee. READ MORE


Robert Rodriguez's 'Sin City 2' Brings Prime Focus on Board as Investor
Robert Rodriguez's 'Sin City 2' Brings Prime Focus on Board as Investor
(The Wrap) - "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" has closed a deal to bring on Prime Focus as an investor in the ultra-violent comic book sequel. The visual-effects house will contribute cash and effects work, as well as offer tax incentives it receives for post-production work. READ MORE


Neither Fast Nor Furious, Part 2
Neither Fast Nor Furious, Part 2
(The Huffington Post) - For years there was what ad agencies called an "ethnic budget" created to cater to all "non-white" people in America. Apparently blacks, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans all had one thing in common - we were not white. READ MORE


'Pacific Rim' Looking Grim With $25 Million-$35 Million Opening
'Pacific Rim' Looking Grim With $25 Million-$35 Million Opening
(Variety) - After spending the past two weeks trying to turn the tide for “Pacific Rim,” Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures now are bracing for what appears to be a gruesome inevitability for the $185 million-plus monster movie: A domestic opening ranging between $25 million and $35 million. READ MORE


'The Bridge' On Track To Become FX's Biggest Launch Ever
'The Bridge' On Track To Become FX's Biggest Launch Ever
(Deadline.com) - Ratings on FX's series premiere of The Bridge jumped from 3.04 million viewers who watched it on Friday, to 4.64 million viewers when DVR viewing is factored in, which the network said makes it the network’s most time-shifted new series debut to date. READ MORE


Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci Pact with CBS TV Studios
Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci Pact with CBS TV Studios
(Variety) - Busy film and TV hyphenates Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have inked a three-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Pair's K/O Paper Products shingle had previously been aligned at 20th Century Fox TV, where they are shepherding drama "Sleepy Hollow" for the Fox network's fall sked. READ MORE


'Gravity' Gets Lift at Comic-Con as Director Cuaron Leaps Into Space
'Gravity' Gets Lift at Comic-Con as Director Cuaron Leaps Into Space
(Reuters) - Among the monster movies and fantasy films showcased at pop culture convention Comic-Con, the space thriller "Gravity" stood out from the field on Saturday with its different setting and two-person cast, as Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron took a leap into space with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. READ MORE


Lifetime's 'Devious Maids' On the Rise
Lifetime's 'Devious Maids' On the Rise
(Variety) - While CBS' "Under the Dome" remains summer's runaway rookie success, a pair of smaller, femme-focused cable newbies — Lifetime's "Devious Maids" and ABC Family's "The Fosters" — have impressed by been picking up steam in the weeks since their unspectacular premieres. READ MORE


The 25 Highest Grossing Indies of 2013 (A Running List)
The 25 Highest Grossing Indies of 2013 (A Running List)
(Indiewire) - Indiewire has started a chart of 2013's twenty-five highest grossing films tracked by their box office charts. The list will be updated on a weekly basis. READ MORE


'Sleepy Hollow'/'Star Trek' Producer Roberto Orci on Fantasy Displacing Sci-Fi
'Sleepy Hollow'/'Star Trek' Producer Roberto Orci on Fantasy Displacing Sci-Fi
(The Wrap) - "Star Trek" and "Sleepy Hollow" producer Roberto Orci says television is turning to fantasy in part because "sci-fi has slightly hit a stumbling block." Fox's upcoming Icahbod Crane update follows a trend that also includes HBO's "Game of Thrones" and ABC's "Once Upon a Time." READ MORE


YouTube to Open Production Studio in New York Next Year
YouTube to Open Production Studio in New York Next Year
(The Wrap) - YouTube will open a production studio in New York next year, the company announced at VidCon on Thursday. The company complements similar facilities in London, Tokyo and Playa Vista, where YouTube opened a 41,000-square foot production, post-production and community event space last November. READ MORE


The End of Leading Men: Why Do A-list actors' Films Keep Flopping?
The End of Leading Men: Why Do A-list actors' Films Keep Flopping?
(New Republic) - American men aren't sure what it means to be an American man anymore. This alleged masculinity crisis has spread to the silver screen: We are a nation without a new generation of bona fide male movie stars. READ MORE


Spanish-Language Network TV is Here to Stay: Univision’s Ratings Blow The Big Four Out of the Water
Spanish-Language Network TV is Here to Stay: Univision’s Ratings Blow The Big Four Out of the Water
(Broadband and Social Justice) - Univision made history in late-July when it defeated ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX as the leading network among viewers between the ages of 18 and 34 and those in the 18 to 49 age range. Univision’s groundbreaking summer news revealed that Spanish-language TV will continue to have an impact in America’s English language-dominated media industry. READ MORE


Writers and Directors Make TV's 'Vast Wasteland' Bloom
Writers and Directors Make TV's 'Vast Wasteland' Bloom
(Variety) - Quality TV was once seen as the writer's medium, and a place for young filmmakers to start out. But today's marquee helmers embrace longform for its freedom and speed, and the story rather than the individual storyteller is king. READ MORE


New York Post-Production Hiring Up 25% After State Increases Credits
New York Post-Production Hiring Up 25% After State Increases Credits
(The Wrap) - New York has increased post-production hiring by 25 percent since the Empire State tripled the tax incentives it hands out for doing film editing, visual effects and other film work within its borders. READ MORE


Forget Kickstarter: How Obama's New Law Could Change Hollywood Crowd-Funding
Forget Kickstarter: How Obama's New Law Could Change Hollywood Crowd-Funding
(The Hollywood Reporter) - The measure could give filmmakers access to $300 billion from regular Joes with net worth over $1 million who can own part of the movies they fund - unlike Kickstarter. READ MORE


Runaway Production: TV Drama Spreads Out All Over the Map
Runaway Production: TV Drama Spreads Out All Over the Map
(Variety) - Atlanta. Chicago. New Orleans. Wilmington, N.C. Austin, Texas. Albuquerque, N.M. Ireland, Hungary and Puerto Rico. These are among the locales that TV producers and actors have to be prepared to call home, at least temporarily, if they are fortunate enough to land a primetime drama series. READ MORE


Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding for Filmmakers
Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding for Filmmakers
(Indiewire) - As crowdfunding becomes more and more the standard for independent film projects, filmmakers continue to look to Indiewire for resources on the best practices and tips for crowdfunding, and we've got a list of our essential reading. READ MORE


'Latino Americans' Review: Familiar Stories
'Latino Americans' Review: Familiar Stories
(Newsday) - An ambitious PBS documentary on the 500-year history of Latinos in America will be aimed at a broad audience, according to its producer. The three-part, six-hour documentary debuting Sept. 17 includes interviews with Dolores Huerta, co-founder of a group that was the forerunner to the United Farm Workers of America; writer and commentator Linda Chavez; and musician Gloria Estefan. READ MORE


The Road to Theatrical Distribution for Award-Winning Film Mission Park
The Road to Theatrical Distribution for Award-Winning Film Mission Park
(Latin Heat) - American Latino filmmakers garnered theatrical distribution for their award-winning film Mission Park through AMC Theaters, Maya Cinemas and Santikos Theaters. READ MORE


Riddick's Jordi Molla Talks Latinos in Outer Space
Riddick's Jordi Molla Talks Latinos in Outer Space
(CineMovie) - Spanish actor Jordi Molla plays Vin Diesel's nemesis in Riddick and the actor is comparing his role to Han Solo, but as a villain. READ MORE


Latino Buying Power Gets Movie Studios' Attention
Latino Buying Power Gets Movie Studios' Attention
(NPR) - One of the surprise movie hits two weekends ago was almost entirely in Spanish. Instructions Not Included made an enormous amount of money per screen, more than $22,000, playing in fewer than 350 theaters. READ MORE


Rick Najera's 'Almost White': Your Unofficial Guide To Hispanic Heritage Month
Rick Najera's 'Almost White': Your Unofficial Guide To Hispanic Heritage Month
(Forbes) - Rick Najera's memoir "Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood" gives us all something different: a laugh-out-loud, cry-out-loud, guide to social-empowerment. READ MORE


A Field Guide To Meetings: Breaking into TV Writing
A Field Guide To Meetings: Breaking into TV Writing
(Script Magazine) - As a writer, chances are you're more comfortable in front of a keyboard than real, live people, but each meeting you go to is a potential lottery win... or minefield. So I thought I'd break down some of the types of meetings aspiring TV writers should expect to face into a field guide. READ MORE


Bobby Cannavale and Louis C.K. Take Home One Emmy Each... and That's About It
Bobby Cannavale and Louis C.K. Take Home One Emmy Each... and That's About It
(Se Fija!) - It's a predictably thin night for Latinos at the Emmys going in, but Cannavale manages an upset over favored Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad, while Morena Baccarin and Sofía Vergara are passed over entirely and Louie goes 1 for 6. READ MORE


Pablo Ferro To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at LALIFF
(Latin Heat) - Pablo Ferro, respected film title designer for more than 80 film and television shows during his 40 year career, will receive the LALIFF GABI Lifetime Achievement Award for his accomplishments in the entertainment industry at the 16th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. READ MORE


Variety's Women's Impact List 2013
Variety's Women's Impact List 2013
(Variety) - Variety has released their list of players who innovated in business, pushed boundaries and grabbed headlines over the past year. READ MORE


Anchor Bay Picks Up Gina Carano Action Vehicle 'In the Blood'
Anchor Bay Picks Up Gina Carano Action Vehicle 'In the Blood'
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Anchor Bay Entertainment is teaming up with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to release the Gina Carano action movie In the Blood. A showcase for the MMA fighter-turned-action star, Blood sees Carano as a wife whose husband disappears while they're on their honeymoon in the Caribbean. READ MORE


Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Devoted to Culture, Humanity
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Devoted to Culture, Humanity
(Daily Bulletin) - Following a year's hiatus, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival returns with a five-day event that starts Thursday and is jam-packed with 62 films including features (most of which are world, national, West Coast or local premieres), documentaries and shorts. READ MORE


Celebrity Rewind: Salma Hayek to Pair with Pierce Brosnan in New Comedy
Celebrity Rewind: Salma Hayek to Pair with Pierce Brosnan in New Comedy
(NBC Latino) - Salma Hayek may have begun her career with very serious roles – think "Frida" – but the "Grown Ups" is really getting into comedy these days, especially with the news that she's signed up to star opposite  Pierce Brosnan in what promises to be a hilariously fun film. READ MORE


CBS Nabs Female Crime Drama From Eva Longoria And Conde Nast With Penalty
CBS Nabs Female Crime Drama From Eva Longoria And Conde Nast
(Deadline.com) - In a competitive situation with both broadcast and cable networks pursuing, Real Deal, a drama project produced by Eva Longoria and Conde Nast Entertainment, has landed at CBS. READ MORE


'Gravity' Repeat Viewing Drives Box Office Into Stratosphere
'Gravity' Repeat Viewing Drives Box Office Into Stratosphere
(Variety) - Audiences are turning out in droves for Alfonso Cuaron's 3D space odyssey Gravity — and not just for a single screening, but for the kind of multiple viewings that signal titanic box office. READ MORE


Warners Sets Up Atlantis Project with 'Gravity' Screenwriter
Warners Sets Up Atlantis Project with 'Gravity' Screenwriter
(Variety) - After exploring the depths of space, "Gravity" screenwriter Jonas Cuaron is ready to look to the deepest parts of the ocean, re-teaming with Warner Bros. on the Atlantis-set film, "The Lost City." READ MORE


Lionsgate Sued Over 'Filly Brown'
Lionsgate Sued Over 'Filly Brown'
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Six months after a modestly successful limited release, the producers and distributors of Filly Brown have been hit with a pair of lawsuits alleging that the film ignored basic contract work. READ MORE


Emma Watson Joins Ethan Hawke in Alejandro Amenabar's Thriller 'Regression'
Emma Watson Joins Ethan Hawke in Alejandro Amenabar's Thriller 'Regression'
(Variety) - Emma Watson has joined Ethan Hawke in The Weinstein Co.'s upcoming thriller "Regression." Alejandro Amenabar is directing from his own screenplay. Amenabar's longtime partner, Fernando Bovaira, is producing for his company, MOD Entertainment, with Canadian producer Christina Piovesan. READ MORE


Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as FCC Chairman
Senate Confirms Tom Wheeler as FCC Chairman
(Variety) - The Senate confirmed Tom Wheeler as the next chairman of the FCC and Michael P. O'Rielly to fill another vacancy at the agency. Wheeler will face a host of pressing issues at the FCC, first and foremost being a plan to set up auctions of broadcast spectrum to free up the airwaves for wireless use. READ MORE


'Pet Sematary' Back From the Dead With Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
'Pet Sematary' Back From the Dead With Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
(Variety) - No stranger to ghouls and ghosts, "28 Weeks Later" director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo looks ready to return to the horror genre as he's in talks to helm Paramount's remake of the 1989 horror classic "Pet Sematary." READ MORE


Gael García Bernal To Star In Amazon Pilot 'Mozart In The Jungle'
Gael García Bernal To Star In Amazon Pilot 'Mozart In The Jungle'
(Deadline.com) - Amazon Studios continues to attract big names for its pilots. Feature actor Gael García Bernal has been tapped for the streaming service's comedy pilot Mozart In The Jungle, written by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers. READ MORE


What if VOD Revenue Was Made Public?
What if VOD Revenue Was Made Public?
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Some small distributors aren't taking so kindly to John Sloss daring them to release their VOD numbers, which generally have been a closely guarded secret. Sloss, the maverick producer, lawyer and sales agent who runs Cinetic Media, says transparency is the best policy. READ MORE


Cassian Elwes May Take You To Sundance If You Have Not Earned $5,000
Cassian Elwes May Take You To Sundance If You Have Not Earned $5,000
(Variety) - Producer Cassian Elwes and Black List founder Franklin Leonard have created the Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship - which will award an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival for an unrepresented writer with lifetime earnings not exceeding $5,000. READ MORE


Wrap-up on the Hottest Selling Projects at AFM
Wrap-up on the Hottest Selling Projects at AFM
(Studio System News) - Contradiction, resiliency and the quest for original content were the predominant themes of this year’s American Film Market. READ MORE


Wrap-up on the Hottest Selling Projects at AFM
Wrap-up on the Hottest Selling Projects at AFM
(Studio System News) - Contradiction, resiliency and the quest for original content were the predominant themes of this year’s American Film Market. READ MORE


Warner Bros Chasing Javier Bardem For Blackbeard Role in 'Pan'
Warner Bros Chasing Javier Bardem For Blackbeard Role in 'Pan'
(Deadline.com) - Javier Bardem has been offered the lead villain role in Pan, the Warner Bros take on the Peter Pan myth based on a Jason Fuchs script. READ MORE


Sony Pictures To Shift Emphasis From Movies To TV, Will Cut Film Output For 2014
Sony Pictures To Shift Emphasis From Movies To TV, Will Cut Film Output For 2014
(Deadline.com) - Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton just laid out the new plan to investors as he discussed ambitious financial goals for the company's entertainment units. That will include "a significant shift in emphasis from motion pictures to higher margin television" production and distribution. READ MORE


Roundtable: Oprah Winfrey and 5 Top Actresses on Crying for Spielberg and 'Muff Shots'
Roundtable: Oprah Winfrey and 5 Top Actresses on Crying for Spielberg and 'Muff Shots'
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Amy Adams, Emma Thompson, Julia Roberts, Octavia Spencer and "12 Years a Slave's" Lupita Nyong'o on their scariest on-set moments, dumb audition moments and kissing Meryl Streep. READ MORE


POV's 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey
POV's 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey
(POV) - POV asked documentarians to share their experiences with equipment and documentary tools - from cameras and lenses to animation software and mobile apps - to create a comprehensive equipment list based on what filmmakers are actually using in the field. Whether you're a novice or veteran, this unique resource will help you make some big decisions. READ MORE


Universal Postpones 'Fast & Furious 7,' But There Are No Plans To End Franchise
Universal Postpones 'Fast & Furious 7,' But There Are No Plans To End Franchise
(Deadline.com) - Universal Pictures has indefinitely postponed production on Fast & Furious 7 following the tragic death of Paul Walker in a car accident, but sources involved in Fast & Furious 7 paulwsaid there are no plans to scrap the franchise. READ MORE


'Gravity,' 'Her' Tie for Best Picture With L.A. Film Critics
'Gravity,' 'Her' Tie for Best Picture With L.A. Film Critics
(Variety) - Doing little to clarify an awards season with multiple strong contenders, the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. named Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's "Her" the top films of 2013, in a tie victory. READ MORE


Disney Channel Goes Bad with 'Descendants' Telepic
Disney Channel Goes Bad with 'Descendants' Telepic
(Variety) - "High School Musical" helmer Kenny Ortega is back in biz with the Disney Channel, directing a telepic revolving around the children of notable Mouse House villains. READ MORE


Latinos Spend Most at Cinema, but Least Represented on Screens
Latinos Spend Most at Cinema, but Least Represented on Screens
(Golden Gate Xpress) - Since 2000, only five Latino performers were nominated for Oscars, not including Spaniards (Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz with six nominations and two wins). Those nominated played an undocumented gardener, an undocumented nanny, an undocumented drug mule, a former convict turned religious zealot and a corrupt police officer. READ MORE


NuvoTv Picks Up 'Dexter' For Basic-Cable Syndie Debut
NuvoTv Picks Up 'Dexter' For Basic-Cable Syndie Debut
(Variety) - Dexter Morgan lives to cut again - on a basic-cable network that specializes in running English-language programming for Latino audiences. The Showtime series will make its basic-cable premiere on NuvoTv on Jan. 13. READ MORE


Jonas Cuaron and 6 Other Top Writers on Awful Agent Advice and the Accuracy Police
Jonas Cuaron and 6 Other Top Writers on Awful Agent Advice and the Accuracy Police
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Superstar scribes Clooney, Grant Heslov, Julie Delpy, Nicole Holofcener, John Ridley, Danny Strong and Jonas Cuaron reveal to THR the secrets of how they work, the public figures they really want to write about and how Janet Jackson's breast impacted their work. READ MORE


10 Latino Films You Probably Didn't See in 2013 But Should
10 Latino Films You Probably Didn't See in 2013 But Should
(Remezcla) - Latin American movies are blowing up the international film festival circuit, are heralded by critics, and are winning coveted awards. The American Latino film scene is also burgeoning yet remains less lauded than our neighbors to the south. Here is our list of the Top 10 Latino Films of 2013 That You Probably Didn't See But Should. READ MORE

Zoe Saldana to Star in NBC Miniseries 'Rosemary's Baby'
Zoe Saldana to Star in NBC Miniseries 'Rosemary's Baby'
(Variety) - NBC has found its Rosemary. Zoe Saldana has been tapped to star in the Peacock's four-hour miniseries. She will play Rosemary, the iconic young wife and would-be mother who, with her husband, moves into a Paris apartment that has a darkly storied past. READ MORE


Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana Back for All Three 'Avatar' Sequels
Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana Back for All Three 'Avatar' Sequels
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have finalized deals to reprise their characters for the next three Avatar movies. The trio of movies are being made back-to-back-to-back by James Cameron. READ MORE


Benjamin Bratt Joins Fox's '24: Live Another Day'
Benjamin Bratt Joins Fox's '24: Live Another Day'
(The Wrap) - Benjamin Bratt has been cast in a major role in Fox's "24: Live Another Day," the network announced on Wednesday. Bratt will play the head of the CIA operations team tracking rogue Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) in London. READ MORE


SAG Honoree Rita Moreno on Fighting Ethnic Stereotypes and Meeting Amy Poehler (Q&A)
SAG Honoree Rita Moreno on Fighting Ethnic Stereotypes and Meeting Amy Poehler (Q&A)
(The Hollywood Reporter) - On the eve of the SAG Awards, actress Rita Moreno was characteristically outspoken about her journey from immigrant to movie star, why not working for seven years probably saved her career and why resilience is an actor's most powerful tool. READ MORE


Cote De Pablo Joins Chilean Miner Movie 'The 33′ In First Post-'NCIS' Gig
Cote De Pablo Joins Chilean Miner Movie 'The 33′ In First Post-'NCIS' Gig
(Deadline.com) - In what will be her first acting role since leaving network TV's most-watched series NCIS, Cote De Pablo has been cast in The 33, the feature film based on the 2010 rescue of 33 Chilean miners after being trapped 69 days in the Copiapo gold and copper mine more than half an mile below the earth's surface. READ MORE


Alfonso Cuaron Wins Top DGA Award for 'Gravity'
Alfonso Cuaron Wins Top DGA Award for 'Gravity'
(Variety) - Alfonso Cuaron has won the Directors Guild of America award for feature film for his high-tech space thriller "Gravity." The DGA win comes a week after "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" tied for the top award by the Producers Guild of America. READ MORE


CW Pilot Pickups Include Telenovela Adaptation 'Jane the Virgin'
CW Pilot Pickups Include Telenovela Adaptation 'Jane the Virgin'
(Variety) - The CW has announced pilot pickup of "Jane the Virgin," an adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela "Juana La Virgen" about a young Latina who accidentally finds herself pregnant. READ MORE


Watch the First Trailer for Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series'
Watch the First Trailer for Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series'
(Variety) - The El Rey Network has released the first trailer for their upcoming series, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" based on the Robert Rodriguez movie of the same name. READ MORE


John Travolta, Salma Hayek Join 'A Three Dog Life'John Travolta, Salma Hayek Join 'A Three Dog Life'
(Variety) - John Travolta and Salma Hayek are to star in "A Three Dog Life," a drama based on the memoirs of Abigail Thomas. Thomas reinvented her life to live near her husband, who suffered major hallucinations after a near-fatal car accident. READ MORE


JoAnna Garcia Swisher Joins ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'JoAnna Garcia Swisher Joins ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club'
(Variety) - "One Upon a Time's" JoAnna Garcia Swisher has been cast in Stephanie Savage's period drama "Astronaut Wives Club." READ MORE


Alfonso Cuaron on 'Gravity': 'Awards Don't Make Your Film Better or Prettier'
Alfonso Cuaron on 'Gravity': 'Awards Don't Make Your Film Better or Prettier'
(The Wrap) - Six months into a grueling awards season, the Mexican director reflects on the surprises from a crazy year. READ MORE


Paz Vega, Carmen Maura Head Down Under With Jim Loach
Paz Vega, Carmen Maura Head Down Under With Jim Loach
(Variety) - Spanish stars Paz Vega and Carmen Maura join with Edward James Olmos in the new picture by British director Jim Loach which starts shooting next month. The film is the tale of a 12 year old boy who tries to escape his dysfunctional, multi-generational Spanish family. READ MORE


All 85 Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked
All 85 Best Picture Oscar Winners Ranked
(Buzzfeed) - A totally subjective list ranking all 85 Best Picture Oscar winners from worst to best, factoring in my personal feelings about each movie, along with how well it has held up, how influential it is, and what it was up against.READ MORE


White House Backs Broadcasters In Aereo Case
White House Backs Broadcasters In Aereo Case
(Deadline.com) - The big boys came out today on the side of the broadcasters in their upcoming appearance in front of the Supreme Court in the Aereo case. The solicitor general's office put the Obama administration solidly in the anti-Aereo camp with a 40-page amicus brief filed with the SCOTUS today. READ MORE


Watch the First Trailer for 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'
Watch the First Trailer for 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'
(Variety) - Dimension Films has released the first trailer for "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, nine years after the surprise success of the original "Sin City." READ MORE


Chris Boal Signs On To Script Sony's 'Zorro' Reboot
Chris Boal Signs On To Script Sony's 'Zorro' Reboot
(Deadline.com) - Sony Pictures is crossing swords with Chris Boal, signing the playwright and scribe to reboot its Zorro franchise. I'm told that the ambition of the movie is less traditional swashbuckler, and more of a Dark Knight-style unveiling of the character with a new backstory, gritty realism and emotional core. READ MORE


Erik Estrada Flies in 'Planes' Sequel
Erik Estrada Flies in 'Planes' Sequel
(USA Today) - It has been decades since Erik Estrada rocked his motorcycle as Frank "Ponch" Poncherello in the classic 1980s TV show CHiPs (California Highway Patrol). But Estrada is back in the animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue (out July 18), voicing Nick "Loop'n" Lopez - the star of a television show called CHoPs (California Helicopter Patrol). READ MORE


'Machete Kills' Producers Slap Texas With Discrimination Lawsuit
'Machete Kills' Producers Slap Texas With Discrimination Lawsuit
(The Wrap) - The company behind the Danny Trejo-starring schlockfest says that the state's film commission denied it grants because the film glorified the Mexican Federales. READ MORE


Weinstein Co. Buys Animated 'Foosball,' Re-Titled as 'Underdogs'
Weinstein Co. Buys Animated 'Foosball,' Re-Titled as 'Underdogs'
(Variety) - The Weinstein Co. has acquired rights to Juan Jose Campanella's animated Argentinian feature "Foosball," which will be re-titled "Underdogs" and released in English by TWC. The film costs $21 million, making it most expensive Argentine film ever. READ MORE


Diego Luna on 'Cesar Chavez': 'The Story of Farm Workers Matters'
Diego Luna on 'Cesar Chavez': 'The Story of Farm Workers Matters'
(Variety) - The life and works of activist Cesar Chavez were remembered both on the big screen and through the testimonies of those who knew him at the Los Angeles premiere of helmer Diego Luna's biopic "Cesar Chavez." READ MORE


'Cesar Chavez' Only Part of The Untold Story
'Cesar Chavez' Only Part of The Untold Story
(Latin Heat Entertainment) - 'Cesar Chavez,' directed by actor-turned-director Diego Luna, made its premiere last month at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), and early mainstream press buzz pegged it as slow-going and an almost deity portrayal of the myth. Since then, the film has progressively faired much better as actual moviegoers have had an opportunity to see the film firsthand. READ MORE


Eva Longoria's 'Food Chains' Documentary Getting U.S. Distribution
Eva Longoria's 'Food Chains' Documentary Getting U.S. Distribution
(Variety) - Screen Media has acquired North American rights to the farm worker documentary "Food Chains," executive produced by Eva Longoria and narrated by Forest Whitaker. The film is set in southern Florida, where a group of farm workers battles the global supermarket industry and reveals the abuse of farm laborers in the United States. READ MORE


Rosario Dawson: Where's the Dolores Huerta Movie?
Rosario Dawson: Where's the Dolores Huerta Movie?
(HispanicBusiness.com) - After playing civil rights activist Dolores Huerta in 'Cesar Chavez,' Rosario Dawson wants to bring her friend's life to a theater near you. READ MORE


Univision Chief Objects to Lack of Hispanic Presidential Debate Moderator
Univision Chief Objects to Lack of Hispanic Presidential Debate Moderator
(TheWrap) - Univision president and CEO Randy Falco criticized the lack of a Hispanic moderator for the upcoming presidential debates, saying in a letter that it means millions of Hispanics "do not have a voice in the debates." READ MORE


'Selena' The Movie, 15 Years Later
'Selena' The Movie, 15 Years Later
(NBC Latino) - Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez was taken away much too early at the ripe age of 23. In 1997, just two years after her death, Gregory Nava wrote and directed the biopic, "Selena," about the Tejana star's life. READ MORE


Oscar Nominations 2012: Life Keeps Getting 'Better' for Demian Bichir
(The Envelope) - Demian Bichir, the Mexican actor, best known to U.S. audiences from Showtime's "Weeds," on Tuesday received an Oscar lead actor nomination for his role in "A Better Life." read more


Emerging Latino Voices Get To The Point: Short Films at SundanceEmerging Latino Voices Get To The Point: Short Films at Sundance 
(The Huffington Post) - This year's short films represented by Latinos and Hispanics offer a wide array of unique subjects and characters - from challenged love relations in the digital age to sisters battling grief through relieving a plugged milk duct. READ MORE


Introducing 'Man On A Ledge' Star Genesis Rodriguez
Introducing 'Man On A Ledge' Star Genesis Rodriguez
(Latina) - Anyone not familiar with Venezuelan-American actress Genesis Rodriguez won’t be left the dark much longer, with roles in two major upcoming films, Man on a Ledge and Casa de Mi Padre. READ MORE


Latina Playwright Josefina Lopez Tells Immigrant Stories
Latina Playwright Josefina Lopez Tells Immigrant Stories
(Voice of America) - Mexican American playwright Josefina Lopez is showcasing the struggles of Latino immigrants through film, and through a community theater in Los Angeles. READ MORE


Iran’s HispanTV Aims to Woo Latino Viewers
Iran’s HispanTV Aims to Woo Latino Viewers
(Miami Herald) - Iran's charm offensive in Latin America now has its own channel: HispanTV, a Spanish-language satellite TV network that is available throughout the region. READ MORE


Lubezki Nabs Top Prize at ASC Awards
Lubezki Nabs Top Prize at ASC Awards
(Variety) - In a continuation of his awards dominance in feature cinematography this year, Mexican cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki ("The Tree of Life") nabbed the top prize at the 26th annual ASC Awards. READ MORE


Guillermo del Toro to Direct Beauty and the 'Beast'
Guillermo del Toro to Direct Beauty and the 'Beast'
(Variety) - Guillermo del Toro will direct "Beast," a new take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale that Warners has tapped "Bridget Jones's Diary" scribe Andrew Davies to write. READ MORE


Garcia Bernal to mark Fox's 'Zorro Reborn'
Garcia Bernal to mark Fox's 'Zorro Reborn'
(Variety) - After a prolonged search, 20th Century Fox is zeroing in on Mexican thesp Gael Garcia Bernal to star in "Zorro Reborn." READ MORE


New TV Series "Devious Maids" Gets a Cast
New TV Series "Devious Maids" Gets a Cast
(LatinoLA) - When Marc Cherry, creator of the phenomenally successful nighttime soap "Desperate Housewives," announced that "Devious Maids" was the name of his new pilot for ABC, it almost sounded like a joke. READ MORE


Michelle Rodriguez Among Those Discovery Their Ancestry on PBS Series "Finding Your Roots"
Michelle Rodriguez Among Those Discovery Their Ancestry on PBS Series "Finding Your Roots"
(Hispanically Speaking News) - Michelle Rodriguez is among those taking part in the 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots, in which those taking part join Harvard scholar and renowned cultural critic Henry Louis Gates Jr. into the discovery of each person’s ancestry and the role it plays in American history. READ MORE


In 'Mosquita Y Mari,' A Tale Of Self And Community
In 'Mosquita Y Mari,' A Tale Of Self And Community
(NHPR) - The film Mosquita y Mari — the first narrative feature by a Chicana director to screen at the Sundance Film Festival — is both the singular vision of writer-director Aurora Guerrero and a crowdsourced production that could not have been made without multiple communities coming together. READ MORE


Will Hollywood Ever Speak Hispanic Audiences' Language?
Will Hollywood Ever Speak Hispanic Audiences' Language?
(The Guardian) - Hispanic-Americans are among the US's keenest film-goers, but Hollywood offers them little more than stereotypes. READ MORE


When Docs and Fiction Collide - An Interview with Fernanda Rossi
When Docs and Fiction Collide - An Interview with Fernanda Rossi
(LPB) - A week after the world premiere of Fernanda Rossi's short 'Clara Como El Agua' we interviewed her where she shared her thoughts about filmmaking, the important issues she tackles in her short film and the vital role symbolism plays in this coming of age story. READ MORE


Emiliano Saccone Named President of MundoFox
Emiliano Saccone Named President of MundoFox
(Latin Heat) - Former entertainment president of Fox International Channels, Emiliano Saccone, has been named the president of the new U.S. Latino broadcast TV network which is set to launch this coming fall. READ MORE


Omar Rodriquez Lopez Talks Spirituality, Storytelling & The Symbolism Of 'Los Chidos'
Omar Rodriquez Lopez Talks Spirituality, Storytelling & The Symbolism Of 'Los Chidos'
(Indiewire) - One of the more talked about films of this year's SXSW has been Omar Rodriguez Lopez's "Los Chidos." Shocking, violent, funny and made in a style unlike anything else at the festival this year (unlike anything you've probably ever seen). READ MORE


Using Pinterest For Your Film
Using Pinterest For Your Film
(Future of Film) - I know, collective groan: "Yet another social network to keep up with?" Seems like there is a new one born every minute, and many of them fail to get off the ground. But here is why Pinterest might be a site you should consider using for your production. READ MORE


Indiewire Introduces New Blogger, Juan Caceres
Indiewire Introduced New Blogger, Juan Caceres
(Indiewire) - Independent film producer Juan Caceres will be writing for Indiewire about his discoveries and thoughts on the Latino Film Circuit. Juan is a founding member and Director of Programming for the HBO New York International Latino International Film Festival. In his first article, he writes about his thoughts on the inaugural Riviera Maya Film Festival in Mexico. READ MORE


'Paranormal Activity' Team Sets Latino-Themed Horror Offshoot at Paramount
'Paranormal Activity' Team Sets Latino-Themed Horror Offshoot at Paramount
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Paramount and the producers of Paranormal Activity are prepping a spinoff of sorts, described by sources as a Latino-themed "cousin" to the Paranormal movies but not a sequel, reboot or spinoff. It will star a Latino cast and will tackle Catholic-based paranormal mythology. READ MORE


'Sin City' Sequel to Begin Shooting This Summer
'Sin City' Sequel to Begin Shooting This Summer
(IFC) - It seems as though "Sin City" is finally getting its long anticipated sequel. The flick will be called "Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" and is allegedly going to start filming over the summer.  READ MORE


Mun2 Harnesses Hispanic Demo Growth
Mun2 Harnesses Hispanic Demo Growth
(Variety) - NBCUniversal is plowing more money and resources into its Spanish-lingo TV assets, and for good reason. Broadcast net Telemundo and cabler Mun2 hit the sweet spot of the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population. READ MORE


En Route to Tribeca, Two Cuban Actors Go Missing
En Route to Tribeca, Two Cuban Actors Go Missing
(Indiewire) - Two of the three lead Cuban actors in Lucy Mulloy's film "Una Noche" went AWOL after they arrived in Miami en route to New York City for the Tribeca Film Festival. READ MORE


'John Leguizamo's Tales from a Ghetto Klown' Will Air on PBS in July
'John Leguizamo's Tales from a Ghetto Klown' Will Air on PBS in July
(Playbill) - "John Leguizamo's Tales from a Ghetto Klown," which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the versatile actor, will make its broadcast premiere on PBS July 13 at 9 PM ET as part of the PBS Arts Festival. The hour-long profile of the actor/playwright, according to PBS, "looks at his unorthodox rise to success while capturing his struggles to mount his latest one-man show. READ MORE


Havana Film Festival New York Closes with Cuban Zombie Comedy Juan of the Dead
Havana Film Festival New York Closes with Cuban Zombie Comedy Juan of the Dead
(LatinoBuzz) - The 13th annual Havana Film Festival New York screened 40 films from across Latin America and hosted almost as many filmmakers. The festival's small scale creates a close-knit community of filmmakers who end up watching and discussing each other's films at dinners that last into the wee hours of the night. READ MORE


Universal Signs First-Look Deal With Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci
Universal Signs First-Look Deal With Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and their K/O Paper Products banner have signed a two-year, first-look production deal with Universal Pictures. The duo, who wrote Transformers and Star Trek, will kick off their new relationship with Universal by re-imagining titles from the studio’s library including Van Helsing and The Mummy. READ MORE


ABC News, Univision to Launch English-language News Network
ABC News, Univision to Launch English-language News Network
(Los Angeles Times) - Speaking the language of the fast growing and increasingly desirable Latino audience, Walt Disney Co.'s ABC News and Univision Communications are teaming up to launch a 24-hour English-language news network. READ MORE


Del Toro to Co-direct New 'Pinocchio' for The Jim Henson Company
Del Toro to Co-direct New 'Pinocchio' for The Jim Henson Company
(Entertainment Weekly) - One of Hollywood’s busiest directors is adding another title to his to-do list:  Guillermo del Toro is set to co-direct Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, a 3D stop-motion animated tale produced by The Jim Henson Company. READ MORE


Andy Garcia Partners with Anchor Bay for 'Admissions'
Andy Garcia Partners with Anchor Bay for 'Admissions'
(The Wrap) - Anchor Bay Film has partnered with Andy Garcia's CineSon productions for the upcoming romantic comedy 'Admissions,' in a deal announced at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. READ MORE


Jennifer Lopez Top Celebrity on 2012 Forbes List
Jennifer Lopez Top Celebrity on 2012 Forbes List
(Latina) - Jennifer Lopez is "The World's Most Powerful Celebrity" according to Forbes. The celebrity list details the 100 most powerful celebrities by money and fame, including their presence on social media, like Facebook and Twitter. READ MORE


Zoe Saldana Joins Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills'
Zoe Saldana Joins Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills'
(Indiewire) - Response to the 2010 film Machete didn't set the roof on fire, but made quick and inexpensively, the exploitation film's $44 million worldwide gross was evidently enough to warrant a sequel. READ MORE


Hispanicize 2012: Winning Films "Spanish Harlem" and "Spaceflight" Get Encore Screenings
Hispanicize 2012: Winning Films "Spanish Harlem" and "Spaceflight" Get Encore Screenings
(Latin Heat Online) - An encore screening of the best of show feature length and short films of Hispanicize 2012’s National Film Showcase  will be held May 31st in Miami as part of a special event that will also include a networking reception for South Florida filmmakers. READ MORE


Andy Garcia Is All About Making Movie History
Andy Garcia Is All About Making Movie History
(HispanicBusiness.com) - Andy Garcia didn't set out to build a career out of playing historical figures. But these days, it's starting to look that way. He is Mexican revolutionary general Enrique Gorostieta Velarde in his latest, "For Greater Glory."  READ MORE


Zoe Saldana Wins 'Best Latino Actor Award' at the MTV Movie Awards
Zoe Saldana Wins 'Best Latino Actor Award' at the MTV Movie Awards
(HispanicBusiness.com) - Zoe Saldana this past weekend won "Best Latino Actor Award" at the MTV Movie awards for her role in "Colombiana." READ MORE


Motion Picture and Television Fund Receives $30 Million
Motion Picture and Television Fund Receives $30 Million
(PND) - Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp., has donated $30 million to the Motion Picture and Television Fund's $350 million capital campaign. The gift will help the organization provide support and services to active and retired members of the film industry. READ MORE


Latino Growth Not Fully Felt at Voting Booth
Latino Growth Not Fully Felt at Voting Booth
(The New York Times) - The nation’s rapidly growing Latino population is one of the most powerful forces working in President Obama’s favor in many of the states that will determine his contest with Mitt Romney. But Latinos are not registering or voting in numbers that fully reflect their potential strength, leaving Hispanic leaders frustrated and Democrats worried as they increase efforts to rally Latino support.READ MORE


L.A. Still Losing Drama Pilots to Other Cities
L.A. Still Losing Drama Pilots to Other Cities
(TheWrap) - Los Angeles remained by far the most popular location for comedy pilots this past pilot season but continues to lose drama pilots to other areas, thanks in part to production incentives and more crews and facilities available outside Hollywood, the non-profit group FilmL.A. says in a new report. READ MORE


How Filmmakers Can Do the Work They Want and Get Paid For It
How Filmmakers Can Do the Work They Want and Get Paid For It
(Deadline) - Getting paid to do the work you want and getting paid fairly for it: sounds like a dream to most aspiring and working filmmakers, right?  Scott Belsky, the co-founder and CEO of the digital portfolio platform Behance, says things are headed in that direction. READ MORE


The Art of the Mystery Doc: Must-Sees
The Art of the Mystery Doc: Must-Sees 
(Indiewire) - Festival faves "The Imposter" (Indomina, July 13) and "Searching for Sugar Man" (Sony Pictures Classics, July 27) are two hit Sundance docs that play like features. In other words, their directors cannily manipulate their stories so that we are left in the dark, eagerly following clues, seeking the answer to various mysteries that unfold in delightful and surprising ways. READ MORE


'Brave' Goes Latin with Spanish Animator Ramiro Lopez Dau
'Brave' Goes Latin with Spanish Animator Ramiro Lopez Dau
(Fox News Latino) - Spanish illustrator Ramiro Lopez Dau brings Disney/Pixar's newest flick 'Brave' to life by taking audiences on a wild adventure with a princess living in a medieval Scotland castle who struggles to see eye to eye with her demanding mother queen. READ MORE


Spanish Ad During NBA Finals a First for Broadcast TV
Spanish Ad During NBA Finals a First for Broadcast TV
(Fox New Latino) - A Hispanic first marked the recently concluded NBA finals won by the Miami Heat: A Spanish language ad aired on an English-language broadcasting network during the finals - a move that may signal a significant change in advertising approaches toward Latinos in the United States. The 30 second telenovela-esque Ford Motor company advertisement for the 2013 Ford Escape played twice on ABC. READ MORE


Adam Rodriguez Strips Down and Tells All
Adam Rodriguez Strips Down and Tells All
(NBC Latino) - You may remember Adam Rodriguez from his days starring on the long-running hit drama "CSI Miami," but the sexy star is heating things up on the big screen with the release of the stripper flick "Magic Mike." READ MORE


From Boy Next Door to Lead Role in 'Step Up Revolution'
From Boy Next Door to Lead Role in 'Step Up Revolution'
(NBC Latino) - Ryan Guzman is a 24-year-old from Texas who went from mixed martial arts fighter and model, with no dance or acting experience, to playing the lead male role in "Step Up Revolution." READ MORE


Sundance Institute Names 27 Recipients of Documentary Grants
(Indiewire) - The Sundance Institute announced 27 recipients of its development, production and audience engagement documentary grants. READ MORE


'Ice Age 4' Animator Dan Segarra Talks About His Craft
'Ice Age 4' Animator Dan Segarra Talks About His Craft
(The Hollywood Reporter) - "Ice Age 4: Continental Drift" is set to hit theaters on Friday, and movie animator Dan Segarra assures audiences they will love it as much as the first three. READ MORE


William Levy To Star in Western Action Drama “Boom Town”William Levy To Star in Western Action Drama “Boom Town”
(Latin Heat) - Transcendent Entertainment, an independent film studio led by Danny Rodriguez, announced that it has begun pre-production of the film Boom Town, a new western-action-drama film starring William Levy (Dancing with The Stars, Single Ladies)READ MORE

The Next Media Jackpot: The Fight For The $1 Trillion Hispanic Market
The Next Media Jackpot: The Fight For The $1 Trillion Hispanic Market
(Forbes) - America's Hispanic market has emerged as the biggest jackpot in media, with Disney, Comcast--and now News Corp.--battling for the $1 trillion prize. READ MORE


PBS's 'VOCES' Back For Third Season
PBS's 'VOCES' Back For Third Season
(The Huffington Post) - PBS and Latino Public Broadcasting have partnered to bring back "VOCES", a documentary series which explores Latino arts and culture, for a third season. READ MORE


Ryan Guzman Spices 'Step-Up: Revolution'
Ryan Guzman Spices 'Step-Up: Revolution'
(Fox New Latino) - Mexican-American actor Ryan Guzman is shaking what his momma gave him in the upcoming dance flick "Step-Up: Revolution." READ MORE


13 Latinos To Look For In The London Olympics
13 Latinos To Look For In The London Olympics
(The Huffington Post) - In 2008, the Associated Press found that only 4 percent of Beijing's Team USA was Hispanic. Well we're hoping that's about to change. Here are 13 Latino Olympians we recommend you keep your eye on in London. READ MORE


Theater Near You: Gael Garcia Bernal vs. Diego Luna
Theater Near You: Gael Garcia Bernal vs. Diego Luna
(Remezcla) - Remezcla readers love to take in culture, but don't always have the cash for tickets. That's where we come in. A Theater Near You is Remezcla's guide to awesome Latin movies for the lazy and broke; you can watch these all at home. READ MORE


The 2012 Imagen Awards and Latinos in Media with Yvonne DeLaRosa
The 2012 Imagen Awards and Latinos in Media with Yvonne DeLaRosa
(Fox News Latino) - The Imagen Awards will be underway on Friday in Beverly Hills, and the cast of "Los Americans" could not be more thrilled - in particular fresh Latina face Yvonne DeLaRosa. READ MORE


The 2012 New York International Latino Film Festival
The 2012 New York International Latino Film Festival
(The Huffington Post) - The best way I can describe programming for NYILFF is that I get to make a mixtape every summer for New York City. A Latino film mixtape. And when the festival rolls around you get the same feeling of when you made one for someone special - of anticipation. READ MORE


J.Lo Releasing 3D Concert Movie
J.Lo Releasing 3D Concert Movie
(The Huffington Post) - Get ready to see Jennifer Lopez in concert like you've never seen her before: in 3D, on the big screen. "Extra" reports the film, which will be titled "Dance Again," will follow Lopez through the last few years of her life as she's made significant changes. READ MORE


ABC Family Orders Jennifer Lopez-produced TV Pilot
ABC Family Orders Jennifer Lopez-produced TV Pilot
(AP) - ABC Family says it green-lighted a series pilot from Jennifer Lopez's production company about a lesbian couple and their diverse family. The comedy-drama pilot, titled "The Fosters," is about two women raising a "21st century," multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids. READ MORE


NuvoTV Secures $40 Million Investment
NuvoTV Secures $40 Million Investment
(Los Angeles Business) - NuvoTV, an independent English-language cable network aimed at bi-cultural Latinos, said it has raised $40 million in financing that will be used to expand its original programming. READ MORE


Danny Trejo: More than Macho
Danny Trejo: More than Macho
(Color Magazine) - Anytime Hollywood needs a tough guy to give their movie an edge, they call Danny Trejo. But if you look closer at his resume, he's done more on screen than beat people to a pulp and blow things up. READ MORE


Why It's Time for Hispanic-Owned Businesses To Become More Strategic
Why It's Time for Hispanic-Owned Businesses To Become More Strategic
(The Huffington Post) - Hispanic-owned businesses must operate with a strategic versus a tactical approach, through leadership and operational excellence. Learning how to apply both of these factors within a small business is the difference between success and failure and both can be attained through one variable: executive education. READ MORE


Time Warner Cable Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Time Warner Cable Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
(HispanicBusiness.com) - In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Time Warner Cable is offering Digital TV customers a collection of acclaimed films celebrating Hispanic culture On Demand. The Hispanic Heritage collection features a variety of influential Latino films, directors and actors. READ MORE


ALMA Awards to honor Lochte, other Latino US Olympians
ALMA Awards to honor Lochte, other Latino US Olympians
(AP) - Ryan Lochte is among the Latino U.S. Olympians to be honored at this year’s ALMA Awards. A salute to Olympic medalists from the London Games will honor swimmer Lochte, whose mother is Cuban-born, along with water polo champions Brenda Villa and Jessica Steffens, gymnast Danell Leyva, boxer Marlen Esparza and runner Leonel Manzano. READ MORE


Latinos Not at the Mainstream Media Table
Latinos Not at the Mainstream Media Table
(San Jose Mercury News) - I hear it from Latinos all the time: One of the things they find galling about the mainstream media is when they turn on the television and four pundits are sitting at a table discussing Latinos or some issue that impacts Latinos - and there isn't a single Latino present. READ MORE


7 Latinos Making a Splash on NBC's Fall Lineup
7 Latinos Making a Splash on NBC's Fall Lineup
(NBC Latino) - From a wacky comedy taking place at a veterinary practice, a smoldering fire house drama to Eva Longoria's new dating show with its modern take on relationships, here's a glimpse at seven brand-new shows on NBC's fall lineup starring Latinos that we can't wait to tune in to see. READ MORE


Guillermo del Toro's Vampire Novel "The Strain" Headed to FX
Guillermo del Toro's Vampire Novel "The Strain" Headed to FX
(Latin Horror) - A deal between FX and the hardest working man in entertainment - Guillermo del Toro - is within sight to adapt his highly-successful vampire novel 'The Strain Trilogy' for the cable network, and a pilot order has been greenlit. READ MORE


'Tales of Masked Men' Opens New Season of Voces on PBS
'Tales of Masked Men' Opens New Season of Voces on PBS
(Technorati) - I did not expect that Tales of Masked Men would hook me from the very first scene and that I would find the subject of Mexican wrestlers, or luchadors, to be not only interesting, but fascinating and illuminating. READ MORE


Blockbuster Bows In-Store Latino Movie Department
Blockbuster Bows In-Store Latino Movie Department
(Home Media Magazine) - Blockbuster LLC Oct. 1 said it is launching a "Cine Latino" movie section in about 200 stores. The section - adorned in celebration of Latino film culture - will offer new and catalog titles for all age groups. READ MORE


Jennifer Lopez, Successful Entrepreneur, Talks Business, Love, Politics
Jennifer Lopez, Successful Entrepreneur, Talks Business, Love, Politics
(HispanicBusiness.com) - Actress, singer, dancer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jennifer Lopez may well be the "world's most powerful celebrity," a title Forbes magazine bestowed on her this year. READ MORE


Univision Steps Up Courtship of Madison Avenue
Univision Steps Up Courtship of Madison Avenue
(The New York Times) - Univision is introducing this week what executives are calling their most ambitious effort to woo marketers and agencies that remain reluctant to run commercials in a language other than English. READ MORE


CNN Announces CNN Films; First Documentary Features Streep, Hathaway
CNN Announces CNN Films; First Documentary Features Streep, Hathaway
(The Wrap) - CNN announced the creation of CNN Films, which will develop documentaries with top filmmakers and secure films to release theatrically and air on CNN and CNN International.READ MORE


Mini-Budgeted 'Sinister' Horrifies the Box Office - Here's HowMini-Budgeted 'Sinister' Horrifies the Box Office - Here's How
(The Wrap) - It was the blockbuster sequel “Taken 2” vs. the star-driven political thriller “Argo” at the box office this weekend, but Summit’s mini-budget horror film “Sinister” felt like the big winner. READ MORE


Michael Moore's New Plan: Eliminate the Oscar Documentary RulesMichael Moore's New Plan: Eliminate the Oscar Documentary Rules
(The Wrap) - Michael Moore has taken another look at the Academy's notoriously messy documentary process, and he has a new proposal: The way to fix the documentary rules is to eliminate the documentary rules. READ MORE


Is 3D Dying? Why Hollywood Is Putting Down the GlassesIs 3D Dying? Why Hollywood Is Putting Down the Glasses
(The Wrap) - The 3D boom is leveling off, and that means that the credits may be rolling on rapidly climbing movie ticket prices. READ MORE


TV Giant Don Francisco Celebrates 50 Years of 'Sabado Gigante'
TV Giant Don Francisco Celebrates 50 Years of 'Sabado Gigante'
(Los Angeles Times) - An entertainment institution in the Spanish-speaking world, Don Francisco aims to stay on top of the game with his long-running variety show 'Sabado Gigante.' READ MORE


Guillermo Del Toro Hoping To Do DC Comics Monster Team Film
Guillermo Del Toro Hoping To Do DC Comics Monster Team Film
(Slash Film) - Rumor has it that Warner Bros. is extremely happy with what they've seen of Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim and has given the director his pick of the litter of studio projects. READ MORE


AFI Fest Unveils New Latino Perspectives
AFI Fest Unveils New Latino Perspectives
(The Huffington Post) - Of the 56 short films in this year's AFI FEST film festival, nine are Latino films or works by Latino or Spanish directors. READ MORE


Nadine Velasquez Takes A 'Flight' With Denzel
Nadine Velasquez Takes A 'Flight' With Denzel
(Latin Heat Online) - Co-starring in Paramount Pictures' "Flight" with two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington (Safe House, Unstoppable) is the talented and beautiful TV and film star Nadine Velasquez (The League, Hart of Dixie) as Washington’s girlfriend, Katerina. READ MORE


POV Launches Search for the Greatest Documentaries of All Time
POV Launches Search for the "Greatest Documentaries of All Time"
(Tribeca Film News) - The expert PBS documentary series POV is conducting an online poll to arrive at a list of the greatest documentaries of all time—as determined by you, the viewers! READ MORE


Benicio del Toro set to Play Pablo Escobar
Benicio del Toro set to Play Pablo Escobar
(Variety) - Benicio del Toro is in final negotiations to play notorious Colombian cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar in "Paradise Lost," a Panama-set $25 million thriller romance produced by Dimitri Rassam's Chapter 2. READ MORE


'Parks and Recreation' Starlet Natalie Morales Jumps to New ABC Comedy
'Parks and Recreation' Starlet Natalie Morales Jumps to New ABC Comedy
(NBC Latino) - Natalie Morales, whom fans may remember best in the role of Lucy in the NBC sitcom "Parks and Recreation," has officially been tapped to join the cast of a new ABC comedy titled "Trophy Wife." READ MORE


Digital Media and Puppets: The Making of 'Hey Vato'
Digital Media and Puppets: The Making of 'Hey Vato'
(Mas Wired) - Two cholo puppets talking about philosophy, their ex-girlfriends and the rims they are going to buy for their Geo Metro may not sound like forward thinking digital media - except when it's done by the makers of the "Hey Vato" web series. READ MORE


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Going Funny With 'Birdman'
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Going Funny With 'Birdman'
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, known for heavy dramas such as 'Babel' and '21 Grams,' will direct a film about an actor who once played a superhero but now tries to mount a Broadway play. READ MORE


Tony Plana and Sonia Braga Head All Latino Cast in Hallmark's 'Meddling Mom'
Tony Plana and Sonia Braga Head All Latino Cast in Hallmark's 'Meddling Mom'
(Latin Heat) - The Hallmark romance 'Meddling Mom' is directed by Patricia Cardoso (Real Women Have Curves) and featuring an all Latino cast starring three-time Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Sonia Braga (Angel Eyes, Paginas Da Vida) as the meddler and Tony Plana (Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty) a the "arranged" boyfriend. READ MORE


For Latino Stars, Telenovelas Can be Fast Track to Hollywood Crossover Success
For Latino Stars, Telenovelas Can be Fast Track to Hollywood Crossover Success
(NBC Latino) - What do Salma Hayek, William Levy, Diego Boneta and Gael Garcia Bernal all have in common? Besides being (really, really ridiculously) good-looking, these camera-friendly actors all got their start on Spanish-language soap opera dramas. READ MORE


Univision Names Antonio Román Senior Vice President of National Sales
Univision Names Antonio Román Senior Vice President of National Sales
(Latin Heat) - Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced the appointment of Antonio Roman to the position of senior vice president of National Sales for the Television Station Group. READ MORE


TV Drama Production in L.A. Plunges by 20% in 2012
TV Drama Production in L.A. Plunges by 20% in 2012
(The Wrap) - The filming of TV dramas and reality shows in Los Angeles plummeted in 2012, according to figures released Tuesday by FilmL.A., the non-profit agency that coordinates location shoots in the region. READ MORE


Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins the 'Sin City' Sequel
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins the 'Sin City' Sequel
(The Wrap) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson in the cast of “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” the sequel to 2005 hit “Sin City.” The actor, fresh off roles in "Looper" and "Lincoln," will play Johnny, a cocky gambler. READ MORE


AT&T to Carry NUVOtv For the Long Term
AT&T to Carry NUVOtv For the Long Term
(HispanicBusiness.com) - AT&T U-verse announced a long-term renewal of NOVOtv on the network's U200 TV package. The agreement allows AT&T U-verse to roll out NOVOtv's HD channel as well.READ MORE


Univision Forms Internal Advertising and Media Unit
Univision Forms Internal Advertising and Media Unit
(HispanicBusiness.com) - Univision Communications this week announced the launch of the Univision Agency, which will centralize the company's advertising and media inventory. The Univision Agency will be responsible for a media inventory of more than $500 million across the company's broadcast, cable and radio properties and oversee all cross-channel promotions as well as research and creative services for clients and internal divisions. READ MORE


Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak' Adds Charlie Hunnam and Emma Stone
Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak' Adds Charlie Hunnam and Emma Stone
(Science Fiction) - Last month, Guillermo Del Toro announced that his next directorial effort after 'Pacific Rim' will be 'Crimson Peak'. This new project is described as "a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story" that will draw inspiration from films such as 'The Haunting', 'The Omen', 'The Exorcist', and 'The Shining.' READ MORE


Latinos Among Those Nominated for NAACP Image Awards
Latinos Among Those Nominated for NAACP Image Awards
(NBC Latino) - Bruno Mars, Tatyana Ali and Miguel have each made their mark as outstanding entertainers and their work has been honored by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People with Image Award nominations. READ MORE


Producers Struggle to Adjust to Life Off the Studio Lot
Producers Struggle to Adjust to Life Off the Studio Lot
(The Wrap) - For 25 years, larger-than-life producer Joel Silver had a sweetheart deal with Warner Bros., which among other perks granted him two lavish bungalows on the lot, paid for his staff of 20 and helped fund production on movies like "Sherlock Holmes" and "Lethal Weapon." READ MORE


How Netflix is Turning Viewers Into Puppets
How Netflix is Turning Viewers Into Puppets
(Salon) - NBCUniversal has united its cable channels under the command of long-time executive Bonnie Hammer, leaving Lauren Zalaznick, who previously controlled Bravo, Oxygen, Style and Sprout, to focus on innovation and emerging technology initiatives. READ MORE


Telemundo Media Taps New Programming ExecsTelemundo Media Taps New Programming Execs
(The Hollywood Reporter)&mdash;NBCUniversal's production division Telemundo Media has named industry veteran Jesus Torres Viera executive vice president of programming and content. The Spanish-language media giant also announced that Daniel Cubillo will take on the newly created position of vice president of non-scripted content development.
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Fox News On The Hunt For Hispanic Audience
Fox News On The Hunt For Hispanic Audience
(TVNewser) - A number of Fox News hosts, most notably Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly, have tempered or changed their views on immigration in recent months, and Fox News Latino, the company’s Latino-targeting English-language website, continues to grow. READ MORE


The Majority/Minority Report
The Majority/Minority Report
(The Huffington Post) - This morning I wandered upon an interesting article online. It was about how non-white babies have surpassed white babies in America. The writer then used a term that really caught my attention, he stated, "Latinos, Blacks and Asians are now the "majority/minority." READ MORE


Baby, It's You
Baby, It's You
(The Huffington Post) - I was driving down Sunset Boulevard recently and I noticed the new billboard of a Fortune 500 company that featured two adorable white babies in white clothes, on a white blanket with white letters shaped like white clouds. READ MORE


Selena Gomez Back on 'Wizards' for Disney
Selena Gomez Back on 'Wizards' for Disney
(HispanicBusiness.com) - Selena Gomez returns to Disney in a "Wizards" special airing March 15 on Disney Channel. The 20-year-old Texan actress also makes her producing debut with the special. READ MORE


Luke Ganalon Signs on for John Leguizamo Pilot
Luke Ganalon Signs on for John Leguizamo Pilot
(The Wrap) - 'Bless Me, Ultima' child actor Luke Ganalon has been cast in ABC's untitled John Leguizamo comedy pilot. Co-created by and starring Leguizamo, the pilot is based on the actor's life as a husband and father who feels like a fish out of water on Manhattan's Upper West Side. READ MORE


Rush... to Judgement
Rush... to Judgement
(The Huffington Post) - When I first married my wonderful wife Ana, she left working for the Clinton Administration and moved from Washington D.C. to LA. After a month in the land of milk and Honey Boo Boo, she queried, "Mi Amor, do people in this town talk about anything other than themselves?" READ MORE


What Netflix's 'House of Cards' Means For The Future Of TV
What Netflix's 'House of Cards' Means For The Future Of TV
(Forbes) - It’s hard to watch Netflix’s’ House of Cards’ and not get the feeling that it’s not only great programming, but also a seminal event in the history of TV. READ MORE


Sofia Vergara's 'Machete Kills' Poster Reveals Her Body is a Lethal Weapon
Sofia Vergara's 'Machete Kills' Poster Reveals Her Body is a Lethal Weapon
(NBC Latino) - There's no denying the fact that Sofia Vergara is one of Hollywood's hottest Latina actresses and in a new poster for the Robert Rodriguez film "Machete Kills," the Colombian star doesn't hold back by displaying machine guns strapped onto her chest in a decidedly lethal breast plate. READ MORE


Fair Is Fair
Fair Is Fair
(The Huffington Post) - Before I go to bed at night, like many, I flip back and forth between "State Run" television networks, MSNBC and FOX News. It's amazing how a story about the same person, can yield such a different result between the two competitors, particularly on a topic like immigration. READ MORE


Filly Brown: The Soundtrack of Their Minds
Filly Brown: The Soundtrack of Their Minds
(Latin Heat) - As the critically acclaimed film 'Filly Brown' gets ready to release on April 19th, a growing number of fans eagarly await the 2012 Sundance darling which features award-worthy performances from a cast of seasoned performers and the introduction of several talents to the big screen. READ MORE


CNN en Espanol Host Ismael Cala Logs Second Block of LA Tapings
CNN en Espanol Host Ismael Cala Logs Second Block of LA Tapings
(FishbowlLA) - Born in Cuba and educated in Canada, Ismael Cala considers Larry King to be a model of broadcasting excellence. So it was extra special for the host of Cala, a one-hour talk show airing weekdays at 9 p.m. on CNN en Español and Channel 63′s new nightly SoCal block CNN Latino, to have King as his first guest during last week's LA visit. READ MORE


The Way We Were?
The Way We Were?
(The Huffington Post) - Lately, I seem to hear and read a lot about how some people wish America would return to the "way it was." I thought long and hard about this and decided next time I hear that, I'm going to ask the person to be more specific. READ MORE


Contrary to What Hollywood Wants Us To Believe, Women Do Go To The Movies
Contrary to What Hollywood Wants Us To Believe, Women Do Go To The Movies
(Indiewire) - It's the time of the year when the MPAA (the lobbying group from Hollywood) releases their annual stats, and the numbers prove what we all know, that women go to the movies even more than men. READ MORE


Written For Latinos By Latinos, ‘East WillyB’ is Back With a New Season
Written For Latinos By Latinos, ‘East WillyB’ is Back With a New Season
(LatinoBuzz) - Last summer, Julia Ahumada Grob and Yamin Segal, creators of the popular East WillyB web series took to Kickstarter, hoping to raise 50K in 50 days to fund a new season. The media savvy producers took social media by storm, their funding campaign quickly became the buzz of the internet. READ MORE


Interview With Gina Rodriguez
Interview With Gina Rodriguez
(Inconnu Magazine) - To say that Gina Rodriguez is an "up and coming" Hollywood actress isn't quite right. Nor is Gina Rodriguez "one to watch" – nor is she some sort of "IT girl." She's just hard core.READ MORE


Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'
Benedict Cumberbatch to Star in Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'
(Variety) - Helmer Guillermo del Toro is assembling quite the guest list for his haunted house thriller "Crimson Peak," with Benedict Cumberbatch set to star in the Legendary Pictures movie. READ MORE


'The Tonight Show' Battle Proves Late Night TV Is Still A White Men's Club
'The Tonight Show' Battle Proves Late Night TV Is Still A White Men's Club
(The Huffington Post) - The role of female talk show hosts in late-night TV broadcast network history, all 50-plus years of it, can be summed up in two words: Joan Rivers. It takes just another two – Arsenio Hall – to do the same for minorities. There's no indication that's going to change in the latest round of musical chairs involving "Tonight" and "Late Night." READ MORE


Will the Next ESPN or MTV Spawn From Spanish-Language Cable?
Will the Next ESPN or MTV Spawn From Spanish-Language Cable?
(The Wrap) - Hispanic cable in the U.S. is a sweet spot not just of Hispanic media but all U.S. media. Hispanic cable is akin to where the general cable market was 25 years ago when the audience was growing. READ MORE


Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez Team For Roberto Duran Pic 'Hands Of Stone'
Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez Team For Roberto Duran Pic 'Hands Of Stone'
(Deadline Hollywood) - Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez have signed on to star in Hands Of Stone, a boxing drama written and to be directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. Ramirez will play champ Roberto Duran and De Niro will play his trainer Ray Arcel in a drama that focuses on how each man changed the life of the other. READ MORE


FX Greenlights George Lopez Comedy From Lionsgate
FX Greenlights George Lopez Comedy From Lionsgate
(Variety) - George Lopez's latest sitcom venture has landed at FX. Multi-cam laffer "Saint George" features  Lopez as a  recently divorced, working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur juggling the demands of his ex-wife, 11-year-old son and overbearing family members. READ MORE


Cannes Unveils Official Selection Lineup
Cannes Unveils Official Selection Lineup
(Variety) - Heralding a strong showing for American auteurs, Palme d'Or laureates Steven Soderbergh and Joel and Ethan Coen will square off with Alexander Payne and James Gray at the star-packed 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. READ MORE


Michelle Rodriguez is Ready to Leave Acting
Michelle Rodriguez is Ready to Leave Acting
(NBC Latino) - Michelle Rodriguez has etched out a reputation for herself in Hollywood as the ultimate tough girl, but the 34-year-old actress is honest about the fact that she's ready to take a break from acting to focus on writing. READ MORE


Content Costs and Revenue Are Rising for Digital Players
Content Costs and Revenue Are Rising for Digital Players
(The Wrap) - Wall Street earnings this week reflect the changing landscape of the entertainment business as digital players investing heavily in content are seeing both their costs and their revenue on the rise. READ MORE


What YouTube Got Wrong: Thinking It Was Like TV
What YouTube Got Wrong: Thinking It Was Like TV
(The Wrap) - YouTube content chief Robert Kyncl told advertisers this week that the biggest online video portal in the world got something wrong last year. So what did YouTube flub? Kyncl thought YouTube was like TV. He now contends that it's better. READ MORE


What Am I? Tatyana Ali on Race and Being Afro-Caribbean
What Am I? Tatyana Ali on Race and Being Afro-Caribbean
(NBC Latino) - Actress Tatyana Ali grew up on television as the adorable Ashley Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," playing the youngest sibling on one of America's most iconic sitcoms. And while Ali fully embraced her role as part of the country's beloved black families, at school grappling with her identity was much more complex. READ MORE


John McCain Wants Pay Channels Sold Individually, Not In Bundles
John McCain Wants Pay Channels Sold Individually, Not In Bundles
(The Wrap) - Sen. John McCain wants to let customers buy their pay channels on an a la carte basis, an idea that would fundamentally alter the TV landscape and threaten one of the major revenue sources for media companies. READ MORE


Sony TV Gives Univision Go-Ahead For 'Breaking Bad' Adaptation
Sony TV Gives Univision Go-Ahead For 'Breaking Bad' Adaptation
(Deadline.com) - Univision jumped the gun on Friday when it announced during its upfront presentation that it has greenlighted a Spanish language adaptation of Breaking Bad - before there was a deal with series producer Sony Pictures Television. Now Sony TV is moving forward with the project, Metastasis, which the studio will co-produce with Teleset for Latin American audiences. READ MORE


John McCain Introduces Cable A La Carte Legislation To Stop Bundling
John McCain Introduces Cable A La Carte Legislation To Stop Bundling
(Deadline.com) - Arizona senator John McCain is introducing The TV Consumer Freedom Act of 2013, legislation is intended to "allow the consumer, the television viewer who subscribes to cable, to have à la carte capability." READ MORE


NuvoTV Names Former Comedy Central Exec as Head of Programming
NuvoTV Names Former Comedy Central Exec as Head of Programming
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Former Comedy Central and BBC America executive Bill Hilary has been tapped head of programming at nuvoTV, the English-language cable network targeting Latinos. Hilary, based in Los Angeles, will oversee all aspects of the network's programming, including development, production, acquisitions and scheduling. READ MORE


Chilean Miner Happy to be Played by Banderas in Film
Chilean Miner Happy to be Played by Banderas in Film
(AP) - Antonio Banderas will star in a movie as one of the 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for more than two months in 2010, and the charismatic survivor he's playing couldn't be happier.READ MORE


Charlie Sheen Uses Birth Name Carlos Estevez for 'Machete Kills'
Charlie Sheen Uses Birth Name Carlos Estevez for 'Machete Kills'
(The Huffington Post) - Charlie Sheen appears in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez film "Machete Kills," he's just not using the name Charlie Sheen. According to TMZ, Sheen is credited in "Machete Kills" with his birth name, Carlos Estevez. READ MORE


Telemundo's 'Voice' Spinoff Hits Highs
Telemundo's 'Voice' Spinoff Hits Highs
(The Hollywood Reporter) - While its parent series continues to see dips from a juggernaut spring, Telemundo's The Voice spinoff for younger singers "La Voz Kids" continues to gain more traction with viewers, hitting a new series high of 2.1 million viewers in its fourth episode. READ MORE


El Rey To Do Latino James Bond Style Series
El Rey To Do Latino James Bond Style Series
(Deadline.com) - El Rey is going big with its inaugural slate. The network from filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is planning a 13-episode Latino James Bond-type series, with Rodriguez on board to direct the first episode from a script by Bob Orci. READ MORE


Eva Longoria's "Simpsons" Makeover
Eva Longoria's "Simpsons" Makeover
(NBC Latino) - Eva Longoria's looks helped propel her into superstardom but now that she's officially an A-lister, the Tejana actress feels that she can experiment a little, getting into a brand-new character that will appear on "The Simpsons" next season. READ MORE


JLo Goes to Washington With Message of Diversity on TV and NUVOtv
JLo Goes to Washington With Message of Diversity on TV and NUVOtv
(Latin Heat) - Jennifer Lopez  made the rounds this past June 11th in Washington D.C. as NUVOtv's new Chief Creative Officer. Starting off with a guest appearance at the The Cable Show at the Convention Center, she had one mission to promote the NUVOtv channel and lobby for more access and diversity on television. READ MORE


Salma Hayek Offended by MTV Movie Awards Over Non-televised Prize
Salma Hayek Offended by MTV Movie Awards Over Non-televised Prize
(OK! Magazine) - Actress SALMA HAYEK refused to pre-record a video acceptance speech for April's (13) MTV Movie Awards after learning her category for Best Latino Actor would not even be televised.READ MORE


Why "Devious Maids" Actress Judy Reyes Says the Show Surprised Her
Why "Devious Maids" Actress Judy Reyes Says the Show Surprised Her
(NBC Latino) - There's intrigue, deception, lust, greed and sex. Just like any prime time soap, all those elements are right at home within the plot of "Devious Maids." READ MORE


Five Things to Know About Latino Actor Michael Peña
Five Things to Know About Latino Actor Michael Peña
(VOXXI) - Michael Peña is setting a high standard on the entertainment ladder for Latinos as he takes on the role of legendary activist Cesar Chavez in Diego Luna’s upcoming film 'Chavez.' READ MORE


'Game of Thrones' Casts Pedro Pascal as New Character
'Game of Thrones' Casts Pedro Pascal as New Character
(Variety) - In the first major casting news for season 4 of "Game of Thrones," HBO has cast "The Good Wife" actor Pedro Pascal to play Prince Oberyn Martell. SPOILERS IN ARTICLE. READ MORE


After 'Lone Ranger,' Disney May Not be Willing to Take Risks
After 'Lone Ranger,' Disney May Not be Willing to Take Risks
(The Los Angeles Times) - As Walt Disney Studio's "The Lone Ranger" limps off into the sunset after a bruising box-office encounter with the minions of "Despicable Me 2," it could be years before the studio gambles on a character unfamiliar to young moviegoers. READ MORE


5 Must-See Latin American Films From Latinbeat 2013
5 Must-See Latin American Films From Latinbeat 2013
(Indiewire) - The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 16th annual Latinbeat program (July 12-21) presents the latest works from South American filmmakers from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Uruguay. READ MORE


VFX Artist Marcus Alqueres Directs 'The Flying Man'
VFX Artist Marcus Alqueres Directs 'The Flying Man'
(USA Today) - A short film has been receiving attention over the last few days for its sharp visual effects and interesting take on the superhero genre. The Flying Man, co-written, directed and financed by Marcus Alqueres, tells the story of a mysterious flying man/being who is taking out unsuspecting citizens. READ MORE


'Paranormal Activity' Latino Spinoff Gets January 4 Date
'Paranormal Activity' Latino Spinoff Gets January 4 Date
(Deadline.com) - Paramount's as-yet-untitled spinoff of its Paranormal Activity franchise aimed at PA's sizeable Latino audience is the film that the studio today marked out for January 4, 2014.READ MORE


Toronto Intl. Film Festival Unveils First Batch of Films
Toronto Intl. Film Festival Unveils First Batch of Films
(Variety) - Bill Condon's biopic thriller "The Fifth Estate," starring Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, will open the Toronto Intl. Film Festival on Sept. 5. READ MORE


Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Welcome Birth of Baby Girl in Spain
Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Welcome Birth of Baby Girl in Spain
(NBC Latino) - Prince William and Kate Middleton's new son may be English royalty, but Penélope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem just welcomed a baby girl, a birth that could be considered near-royal thanks to the celebrity status of the two Latino mega-watt celebrities. READ MORE


Relativity Snatches Up Pablo Escobar Script, 'Silver or Lead'
Relativity Snatches Up Pablo Escobar Script, 'Silver or Lead'
(The Wrap) - Relativity Media announced on Tuesday that it has picked up the rights to "Silver or Lead," a screenplay by Piers Ashworth, which tracks the manhunt for Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Enrique Urbizu is attached to direct. READ MORE


Google Glass on Loan as Movie-making Tool
Google Glass on Loan as Movie-making Tool
(CNET) - Will Google Glass soon flood the world with documentary filmmakers? That's one possibility the company is encouraging through a partnership with film and design schools dubbed the "Glass Creative Collective." READ MORE


Venezuelan Juan Pablo Galavis Named First Latino on 'The Bachelor'
Venezuelan Juan Pablo Galavis Named First Latino on 'The Bachelor'
(NBC Latino) - Venezuelan Juan Pablo Galavis has been tapped to star on season 18 of the ABC show "The Bachelor," show host Chris Harrison revealed Monday night. This would make Galavis the first Latino to be featured as the "Bachelor" on the reality dating show. READ MORE


Latinos Rely on TV for News, Lean Toward English
Latinos Rely on TV for News, Lean Toward English
(Mas Wired) - A Pew Hispanic Center report on news media consumption suggests that Latinos are gravitating more toward English and bilingual news, and that they are also gradually embracing online news. READ MORE


Eva Longoria To Receive NCLR’s "ALMA de tu Mundo" Award at Premios Tu Mundo
Eva Longoria To Receive NCLR’s "ALMA de tu Mundo" Award at Premios Tu Mundo
(We Love Soaps) - Telemundo announced today the recipients of two special awards during the 2013 edition of Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards). Devious Maids executive producer Eva Longoria will receive NCLR's "ALMA de tu Mundo" award. READ MORE


Ken Howard Re-Elected President of SAG-AFTRA
Ken Howard Re-Elected President of SAG-AFTRA
(Variety) - Ken Howard has been re-elected national president of SAG-AFTRA, easily defeating Esai Morales as his primary challenger in the contest to lead the actors union in the first contest since the merged union was created. READ MORE


PBS Documentary 'Latino Americans' Calls on Rita Moreno, Benjamin Bratt to Explore Topic
PBS Documentary 'Latino Americans' Calls on Rita Moreno, Benjamin Bratt to Explore Topic
(AP) - An ambitious PBS documentary on the 500-year history of Latinos in America is aimed at a broad audience, featuring familiar faces such as Oscar-winning actress Rita Moreno and journalist Ray Suarez, and actor Benjamin Bratt as the narrator. READ MORE


Review: Tribeca & Berlin Award Winner & Film Festival Fave 'Una Noche'
Review: Tribeca & Berlin Award Winner & Film Festival Fave 'Una Noche'
(The Playlist) - There's a youthful energy running through "Una Noche" that threatens to overwhelm, from its sun-kissed first image to its final moments on the sands of the beach. READ MORE


MSNBC To Air ALMA Awards Live As Part Of New Deal
MSNBC To Air ALMA Awards Live As Part Of New Deal
(Deadline.com) - NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Comcast NBCUniversal announce a partnership to air the "2013 NCLR ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Awards" LIVE on MSNBC with programming on MSNBC, mun2 and digital platforms including mun2.tv and Telemundo.com. READ MORE


Demi Lovato Will Play Naya Rivera's Lesbian Love Interest on 'Glee'
Demi Lovato Will Play Naya Rivera's Lesbian Love Interest on 'Glee'
(NBC Latino) - Demi Lovato is about to show fans an entirely different side of her on the upcoming season of "Glee" in her guest role as Naya Rivera's love interest. READ MORE


Late Summer Blockbusters Featuring Latinos
Late Summer Blockbusters Featuring Latinos
(NBC Latino) - Labor Day may represent the unofficial end to summer, but luckily, there are still fantastic films that beg to be seen.  From family fare, action thrillers and serious period flicks, here are a few of our favorite films – all featuring Latinos! – to check out over the three-day Labor Day weekend. READ MORE


Emmy Spotlight: Director Allison Anders on Staying Smart and Forging Ahead
Emmy Spotlight: Director Allison Anders on Staying Smart and Forging Ahead
Allison Anders knows how to direct strong female leads. She got her start as a production assistant on the iconic Wim Wenders drama Paris, Texas and went on to direct indie favorites like Gas, Food, Lodging, Mi Vida Loca and Grace of My Heart. READ MORE


The Immigrant Experience Through Some Essential Movies
The Immigrant Experience Through Some Essential Movies
(NBC Latino) - Immigration might be dominating the political headlines, but the immigrant experience and the plight of so many families takes on a different meaning when seen through art and film. Here is a list of some of the best movies describing the lives of immigrants and undocumented immigrants. READ MORE


Melissa Fumero & Stephanie Beatriz Playing Cops On Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Melissa Fumero & Stephanie Beatriz Playing Cops On 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'
(Latin Heat) - At this summer’s gathering of the Television Critics Association (TCA), Michael Schur responded to my question as to how two young Latina actresses - Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz - were cast as series regulars on FOX TV’s new police precinct comedy series, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," scheduled to debut Tuesday, September 17. READ MORE


Nielsen to Add Mobile Device Viewing to TV Ratings in Fall 2014
Nielsen to Add Mobile Device Viewing to TV Ratings in Fall 2014
(Variety) - Next week, Nielsen will formally announce to clients a timetable for a long-awaited development: In September 2014, the firm is aiming to be able to attribute linear TV viewed on smartphones and tablets to its National TV ratings. READ MORE


Comcast's Marlene Sanchez Dooner Named NBCU's EVP of Hispanic Enterprises & Content
Comcast's Marlene Sanchez Dooner Named NBCU's EVP of Hispanic Enterprises & Content
(The Wrap) - NBCUniversal has appointed Comcast executive Marlene Sanchez Dooner as its new executive vice president of Hispanic Enterprises & Content, overseeing financial planning, strategic initiatives and business development for Telemundo and mun2. READ MORE


Starz Developing Mexican Organized Crime Drama from 'Spartacus' Alums
Starz Developing Mexican Organized Crime Drama from 'Spartacus' Alums
(Variety) - Starz is developing "Gringo," an hourlong drama from "Spartacus" vets Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing. Inspired by nonfiction book "The Shadow Catcher," it centers on a Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent who infiltrates one of Mexico's most deadly drug and human smuggling cartels. READ MORE


Chernin And Rupert Wyatt Tap Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa To Adapt 'Night Film'
Chernin And Rupert Wyatt Tap Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa To Adapt 'Night Film'
(Deadline.com) - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been tapped to adapt Night Film, the Marisha Pessl noir novel for Chernin Entertainment and director Rupert Wyatt. READ MORE


Jerry Ferrara to Play Boxer Arturo Gatti in Biopic
Jerry Ferrara to Play Boxer Arturo Gatti in Biopic 
(Variety) - Jerry Ferrara looks ready to show off his boxing skills and will play boxer Arturo Gatti in an untitled biopic. Nicknamed "the Thunder," Gatti was a two-time world champion boxer who went 40-9 over his 15-year career before his death under controversial circumstances. READ MORE


Two Latino Film Festivals in Tacoma This Week
Two Latino Film Festivals in Tacoma This Week
(The News Tribune) - It can be tough to find Latino films in the Northwest, but this week a pair of film festivals will honor Cuban-Amercan director Leon Ichaso - and both are in Tacoma. READ MORE


Spanish-language TV Shows Muscle in U.S.
Spanish-language TV Shows Muscle in U.S.
(Fox News Latino) - The rise of the Spanish-language television industry appears to be unstoppable in the United States as media outlets that broadcast in English are looking more and more toward a market of 53 million Latinos with $1.2 trillion in purchasing power. READ MORE


Demian Bichir to Make Directing Debut With 'Refugio'
Demian Bichir to Make Directing Debut With 'Refugio'
(Deadline.com) - A Better Life star Demian Bichir is making his feature directing debut on the indie Refugio. He's set his cast — Eva Longoria, Jose Angel Bichir, and Jorge Perugorria — and production is just getting underway in Mexico City. READ MORE


New Achievement Ceremony for Latino Luminaries Kicks Off at 2013 Latinos de Hoy Awards
New Achievement Ceremony for Latino Luminaries Kicks Off at 2013 Latinos de Hoy Awards
(Red Carpet Report TV) - Red Carpet Report and host Lala Castro interviewed numerous Latino luminaries at the inaugural 2013 Latinos de Hoy Awards at the Los Angeles Times' Chandler Auditorium spotlighting the diverse and influential Latino luminaries in Los Angeles. READ MORE


The Screen Is Silver, but the Seats Are Gold
The Screen Is Silver, but the Seats Are Gold
(The New York Times) - AMC Theaters, with more than 300 theaters nationwide, is wagering its future, and many millions of dollars, on ripping out the old, uncompetitive seats and replacing them with what it calls "plush power recliners." READ MORE


How Celia Cruz Became a Google Doodle
How Celia Cruz Became a Google Doodle
(Billboard) - Millions of Google users worldwide woke up this week to find a Google-Doodle on the home page of a woman with multi-colored hair wearing a sweeping blue gown. It's the late Cuban singer Celia Cruz, who would have turned 88 years old this week. READ MORE


Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana Lead Voice Cast for Fox's 'The Book of Life'
Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana Lead Voice Cast for Fox's 'The Book of Life'
(The Wrap) - Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana will lend their voices to 20th Century Fox Animation and Reel FX Animation Studios' animated comedy "The Book of Life." Guillermo del Toro is producing the movie, which Jorge Gutierrez is directing from a script he wrote with Doug Langdale. READ MORE


Hollywood's New Leaders: Film Executives
Hollywood's New Leaders: Film Executives
(Variety) - Variety's list of Hollywood's New Leaders, Film Executives consists of David Hail, Matthew Milam, John Friedberg, Adam Rosenberg, and Fabian Castro. READ MORE


'Slave' Writer: Hollywood Making GOP Mistake of Not Tracking Blacks
'Slave' Writer: Hollywood Making GOP Mistake of Not Tracking Blacks
(The Wrap) - John Ridley may be at the forefront of this year's bumper crop of awards-worthy films from black filmmakers, but the "12 Years a Slave" screenwriter is convinced that real success for minority filmmakers won't be measured by Oscar nominations, but by their ability to make "big-budget pieces of crap." READ MORE


'Fringe's' Kirk Acevedo, 'Breaking Bad's' Emily Rios Enlist for 'Grimm' Guest Roles
'Fringe's' Kirk Acevedo, 'Breaking Bad's' Emily Rios Enlist for 'Grimm' Guest Roles
(The Wrap) - Both actors will appear as former soldiers on an episode of the NBC supernatural drama airing in early-2014. READ MORE


'Dallas' Adds Juan Pablo Di Pace for Season 3
'Dallas' Adds Juan Pablo Di Pace for Season 3
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Dallas is adding a hunk for the third season. Argentine actor Juan Pablo Di Pace has joined the TNT drama as a series regular, and will portray the powerful, self-made billionaire businessman Nicolas Trevino. READ MORE


Netflix Picks Up Four Marvel Live-Action Series
Netflix Picks Up Four Marvel Live-Action Series
(Deadline.com) - Disney will provide Netflix with live action series and a miniseries featuring Marvel characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage set in the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell's Kitchen, New York. The companies call this an "unprecedented deal" and "Marvel's most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling." READ MORE


'Gravity' Rises to $500 Million at Worldwide Box Office
'Gravity' Rises to $500 Million at Worldwide Box Office
(Variety) - Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" is expected to cross the $500 million mark globally on Saturday, becoming one of the most successful sci-fi movies of all-time and the biggest box office hit of both Sandra Bullock's and George Clooney's careers. READ MORE


Spanish Language Broadcaster Agrees to Pay $110,000 to Settle FCC Indecency Complaints
Spanish Language Broadcaster Agrees to Pay $110,000 to Settle FCC Indecency Complaints
(Variety) - Liberman Broadcasting, which operates Spanish-language stations in Los Angeles, Houston and other cities, has settled a complaint over the show "Jose Luis Sin Censura," agreeing to pay $110,000 in fines to the FCC for airing indecent and profane material. READ MORE


Ethan Hawke Stars In Alejandro Amenábar's 'Regression'
Ethan Hawke Stars In Alejandro Amenábar's 'Regression'
(Variety) - Ethan Hawke will star in Alejandro Amenábar's elevated genre project "Regression," with shooting expected to start in the spring. The Chilean-born Spanish filmmaker Amenábar's credits include "The Sea Inside," which won the best foreign language Oscar in 2004. READ MORE


FX's "The Bridge" Catalina Sandino Moreno Set to Star in 'Castro's Daughter'
FX's "The Bridge" Catalina Sandino Moreno Set to Star in 'Castro's Daughter'
(Latin Heat) - Colombian actress Catalina Sandino Moreno who currently stars alongside Demian Bichir on FX’s The Bridge, and who earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in Maria Full of Grace, is set to star in the historical drama Castro’s Daughter. READ MORE


'Inside Llewyn Davis' Star Oscar Isaac Is About to Be a Very Big Deal
'Inside Llewyn Davis' Star Oscar Isaac Is About to Be a Very Big Deal
(The Daily Beast) - He plays a down-and-out folk singer in Greenwich Village in the '60s. And he's mesmerizing. Meet Oscar Isaac, the breakout star of the Coen Brothers' lovely new film. READ MORE


Esai Morales Joins HBO Comedy Pilot 'The Brink' As Regular, Will Play POTUS
Esai Morales Joins HBO Comedy Pilot 'The Brink' As Regular, Will Play POTUS
(Deadline.com) - Esai Morales is set to co-star in The Brink, HBO's comedy pilot directed by Jay Roach from a script by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib and exec produced by Jerry Weintraub. Morales will play Julian Navarro, the President of the United States. READ MORE


Development Season 2013: Fewer Dramas, Bigger Commitments, Early Orders, Spinoffs, Adaptations & Remakes
Development Season 2013: Fewer Dramas, Bigger Commitments, Early Orders, Spinoffs, Adaptations & Remakes
(Deadline.com) - Network drama has been on a roll with a string of strong premieres the last two seasons - Revolution, The Following and Arrow last season and The Blacklist, Sleepy Hollow and Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Originals this fall. But the genre will have to rely heavily on the quality vs. quantity principal if its wants to continue its hot streak. READ MORE


John Sayles Does Indie Hustle Again With 'Go for Sisters'
John Sayles Does Indie Hustle Again With 'Go for Sisters'
(Los Angeles Times) - At 63, Sayles, an endurance athlete in the punishing sport of independent film, has just released his 18th movie and fourth in a row that is primarily self-financed, a character-driven, border-set whodunit called "Go for Sisters." READ MORE


A Gloria Trevi Biopic is Coming Soon
A Gloria Trevi Biopic is Coming Soon
(Latin Heat) - The rise, fall, and sort of rise again of Mexican pop icon Gloria Trevi is epic. Now, an unauthorized biopic tentatively titled Gloria is set to start shooting in Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City later this month. READ MORE


California Court Grants Law License to Mexican Immigrant
California Court Grants Law License to Mexican Immigrant
(Los Angeles Times) - A Mexican immigrant without a green card on Thursday won the right to practice law in California, an unprecedented ruling that will permit others in similar circumstances to become lawyers. READ MORE


Directors Guild Nominates Cuaron, Greengrass, McQueen, Russell, Scorsese
Directors Guild Nominates Cuaron, Greengrass, McQueen, Russell, Scorsese
(Variety) - Opting mostly for history-based spectacles, the Directors Guild of America has nominated Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity"), Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips"),  Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"), David O. Russell ("American Hustle") and Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street") for its top feature film award. READ MORE


Steven Spielberg, Javier Bardem, Steve Zaillian Circle Montezuma-Cortez Epic
Steven Spielberg, Javier Bardem, Steve Zaillian Circle Montezuma-Cortez Epic
(Deadline.com) - Steven Spielberg is rumored to have his sights on 'Montezuma,' an epic tale of the kinship and ultimately the bloody collision between Montezuma and Cortez as the latter led the Spanish infiltration into Mexico. READ MORE


Michael Pena Circles Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
Michael Pena Circles Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
(Variety) - With Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas now set as Scott Lang and Hank Pym, Marvel has now moved on to other supporting players by offering Michael Pena a part in "Ant-Man." READ MORE


Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action
Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action
(Variety) - Four years after Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the directing Oscar for "The Hurt Locker," the industry still has a terrible track record on gender equality behind the camera. Women did not direct any tentpole features in 2013 with the exception of Disney's animated "Frozen," made by the duo Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.  READ MORE


Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel Set to Topline Matteo Garrone's 'Tales'
Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel Set to Topline Matteo Garrone's 'Tales'
(Variety) - Salma Hayek and Vincent Cassel are set to topline Italian helmer Matteo Garrone's "The Tale of Tales," the helmer's follow up to "Reality," which won a Grand Prize at Cannes. The English-language film will shoot in Italy during the spring. READ MORE


John Ortiz On New Court Dramedy 'Rake': We Want People To Love These Guys
John Ortiz On New Court Dramedy 'Rake': We Want People To Love These Guys
(Fox New Latino) - Fox's new comedic drama "Rake," based on the Australian hit show of the same name, stars Greg Kinnear as criminal defense lawyer Keegan Deane, whose best friend from law school, Ben Leon, is played by veteran actor John Ortiz. READ MORE


Ibra Morales Named President of MundoFox
Ibra Morales Named President of MundoFox
(The Wrap) - Ibra Morales has been named president of MundoFox. He joins the Spanish-language network from Katz Television Group, where he was senior vice president of National Marketing. READ MORE


Annette Bening to Star in Push for Tax-Form Donations to Arts Ed
Annette Bening to Star in Push for Tax-Form Donations to Arts Ed
(Los Angeles Times) - The California Arts Council - the government agency that oversees the state’s arts grant program - announced Wednesday that Annette Bening will be the spokeswoman for its latest effort to boost its meager budget, with the extra money earmarked for arts education. READ MORE


'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Star Jorge Diaz Joins Chilean Miner Movie 'The 33'
'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Star Jorge Diaz Joins Chilean Miner Movie 'The 33'
(The Wrap) - Jorge Diaz, who recently caught Hollywood's attention with his performance as one of the Hispanic leads in "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," has joined the cast of the Chilean miner movie "The 33." READ MORE


Paraguayan-American Julia Marino Is Making History In Slopestyle Skiing
Paraguayan-American Julia Marino Is Making History In Slopestyle Skiing
(Fox News Latino) - 21-year old Paraguayan-American freeskier Julia Marino is making Olympic history by becoming the first athlete ever to represent Paraguay in the winter games, and her path to Sochi has been anything but normal.READ MORE


Anne Fletcher In Talks To Helm Reese Witherspoon And Sofia Vergara In 'Don't Mess With Texas' For MGMAnne Fletcher In Talks To Helm Reese Witherspoon And Sofia Vergara In 'Don't Mess With Texas' For MGM
(Deadline.com) - Anne Fletcher is in talks to direct Don't Mess With Texas, a female-driven Midnight Run-style comedy that stars Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. READ MORE


6 Latino Movies in the 2014 Berlinale Film Festival6 Latino Movies in the 2014 Berlinale Film Festival
(Voxxi) - The Berlinale's (Festival of Cinema of Berlin) Competition Section will feature 20 films, among them four directed by Latin American producers. READ MORE


Why It's Still a Big Deal When Ellen Page Comes Out
Why It's Still a Big Deal When Ellen Page Comes Out
(Variety) - When Ellen Page announced that she is a lesbian, in a speech in Las Vegas at an event sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign on Friday, it still was a big deal, no matter how fast public opinion has shifted on LGBT rights, or in the more cynical tendency to just say, ho-hum. READ MORE


Latinos in Reality TV
Latinos in Reality TV
(Latin Post) - Reality shows are known for spicy and sexy behavior, so it's no wonder that plenty of Latinos have gained fame through reality television. Here is a list of realIty television's Latino stars that are shining today. READ MORE


John Leguizamo's 5th HBO Special "Ghetto Klown" Debuts March 22
John Leguizamo's 5th HBO Special "Ghetto Klown" Debuts March 22
(Latin Heat) - HBO Loves John Leguizamo to the tune of airing his fifth HBO special.  Leguizamo returns with his fifth solo special "John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown" on March 22. READ MORE


Venezuela President Threatens to Expel CNN
Venezuela President Threatens to Expel CNN
(Politico) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threatened to throw CNN out of the country if they don't change their coverage of protests and civil unrest in the country. READ MORE


TV Pilots/Development Scorecard
TV Pilots/Development Scorecard
(Variety) - Follow all of the development action during upfront season with Variety Insight's up-to-the-minute listings of pilot and series orders. READ MORE


Bring Blockbusters Back To California With Increased Film Incentives, Says FilmL.A.
Bring Blockbusters Back To California With Increased Film Incentives, Says FilmL.A.
(Deadline.com) - In a study released today on feature film production in California in 2013, FilmL.A. has added its voice to the chorus wanting an increase to the entertainment industry tax incentives the Golden State offers. READ MORE


YouTube Documentary 'Life After Pi' Chronicles Collapse of Rhythm & Hues
YouTube Documentary 'Life After Pi' Chronicles Collapse of Rhythm & Hues
(The Wrap) - It has been almost a year since Rhythm & Hues, the Oscar-winning visual effects studio behind "Life of Pi," succumbed to millions in debt and filed for bankruptcy. To help make sense of the fallout, two Hues employees created "Life After Pi", a YouTube documentary chronicling the company's failure. READ MORE


Lionsgate Acquires Rights to Bigfoot Found Footage Pic 'Exists'
Lionsgate Acquires Rights to Bigfoot Found Footage Pic 'Exists'
(Variety) -  Lionsgate has acquired the North American distribution rights to the Bigfoot found footage pic "Exists," a horror film from "Blair Witch Project" director Eduardo Sánchez and screenwriter Jamie Nash. READ MORE


'Gravity's' Alfonso Cuaron Talks Moving on From Oscars
'Gravity's' Alfonso Cuaron Talks Moving on From Oscars
(Variety) - After the celebrated landing of his groundbreaking movie, director Alfonso Cuaron can finally soar to the next step in his career. READ MORE


Jennifer Lopez-Backed NuvoTV Said to Make Offer for Fuse
Jennifer Lopez-Backed NuvoTV Said to Make Offer for Fuse
(Bloomberg) - Jennifer Lopez, the pop star and entrepreneur, is challenging her former beau Sean "Diddy" Combs as the two compete for Madison Square Garden Co.'s Fuse TV. READ MORE


Your Unfair Cable Bill: Most Expensive Channels Aren't the Most Watched
Your Unfair Cable Bill: Most Expensive Channels Aren't the Most Watched
(The Wrap) - Love "The Walking Dead," but hate "SportsCenter"? Too bad. Cable providers pay only a fraction as much for AMC — the network that airs TV's top-rated drama — as they do for ESPN. And they pass their fees on to you, the consumer. READ MORE


Can 'Cesar Chavez' Finally Make Hollywood Pay Attention to Latino Audiences
Can 'Cesar Chavez' Finally Make Hollywood Pay Attention to Latino Audiences?
(The Wrap) - "This community has been represented in very disrespectful ways, falling most of the time into the cliche," director Diego Luna tells TheWrap. READ MORE


Cannes Prospects: Inarritu's 'Birdman' Likely Headed to the Croisette
Cannes Prospects: Inarritu's 'Birdman' Likely Headed to the Croisette
(Variety) - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman," a rare foray into comedy for the often gravely serious Mexican helmer stars Michael Keaton as a famous actor struggling to mount a Broadway play. It should earn another shot at the Palme d'Or for Inarritu. READ MORE


Telemundo Partners With 'Access Hollywood' for New Weekly Segment
Telemundo Partners With 'Access Hollywood' for New Weekly Segment
(The Wrap) - Telemundo has partnered with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution to launch a new co-branded weekly segment called "Access Hollywood Al Rojo Vivo," which will air Fridays on the Spanish-language network's "Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste." READ MORE


Sundance 2012: 'It' Star Gina Rodriguez Moved to Tears
Sundance 2012: 'It' Star Gina Rodriguez Moved to Tears
(thestar.com) - Every film festival has one: an "it girl" actress who seems to come out of nowhere to turn heads with a breakout performance that signals the first blush of stardom. This year it's 27-year-old Puerto Rican-American Gina Rodriguez's turn as star of the hip-hop drama Filly Brown. read more


Jose Ferrer Honored on Forever Stamp
Jose Ferrer Honored on Forever Stamp
(HispanicBusiness.com) - Jose Ferrer, the multitalented actor, director, writer, musician and producer, has been commemorated on a first-class Forever stamp by the U.S. Postal Service as part of its Distinguished Americans stamp series. Ferrer, whose career spanned the worlds of theater, film, television and music, is considered to be one of the most accomplished talents of his generation and the first Latino to win the Oscar for Best Actor. READ MORE


Why Withoutabox Has 400,000 Indie Filmmakers, 1,000 Film Festivals - and Frustrated Customers
Why Withoutabox Has 400,000 Indie Filmmakers, 1,000 Film Festivals - and Frustrated Customers
(Indiewire) - The 12-year-old film festival submission system Withoutabox is facing increasing complaints from festival organizers and filmmakers that their technology is clunky and out-of-date, their movie viewer is substandard and claims to exclusivity are unfair. READ MORE


New Hispanic Network MundoFox Announces Programming Line-up
New Hispanic Network MundoFox Announces Programming Line-up
(Rapid TV News) - MundoFox, the new U.S. Spanish-language broadcast network from News Corp. that is slated to launch this summer, has unveiled its initial programming line-up with shows like El Capo, Kdabra, Corazones Blindados and Tiempo Final. READ MORE


Conde vs. Hearst in Battle for Latina Readers
Conde vs. Hearst in Battle for Latina Readers
(New York Post) - In one of the few announced launches from a major media company this year, Conde Nast will debut Glam Belleza Latina, a Glamour spinoff aimed at the Hispanic market with Lopez as its inaugural cover girl. READ MORE


First Look 'K-11' Poster With Kate del Castillo
First Look 'K-11' Poster With Kate del Castillo
(ShowBizCafe.com) - You "La Reina del Sur" telenovela fans are going to love me today! I just got my hands on the exclusive first look character poster of "K-11" with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo! READ MORE


Univision Ad Sales Blend NBC's Heyday with Spanish Accent
Univision Ad Sales Blend NBC's Heyday with Spanish Accent
(Variety) - The ad-sales team at Spanish-language network Univision is led by the man who shepherded NBC's outreach to sponsors during the heyday of "Friends," "Frasier" and the "Law & Order" franchises. READ MORE


Mundial to Sell Alberto Arvelo's Libertador
Mundial to Sell Alberto Arvelo's Libertador
(Screen Daily) - IM Global and Canana’s joint sales venture will introduce buyers in Cannes to the Simón Bolívar epic starring Edgar Ramírez, which the parties claim to be the biggest Latin American production yet. Alberto Arvelo directed from a screenplay by Timothy Sexton. READ MORE


Cannes: Anna Paquin's 'Free Ride' With Yvette Yates Picked Up By Phase 4
Cannes: Anna Paquin's 'Free Ride' With Yvette Yates Picked Up By Phase 4
(Latin Heat) - Felicidades to NALIP member Yvette Yates! We can't wait to see her in "Free Ride" when it's released in the U.S.A. Read about this film getting picked up at Cannes, about the cast and Yvette, and don't forget to leave your comments. READ MORE


Fox To Adapt Spanish Series ‘Red Band Society’ With Amblin TV & Margaret Nagle
Fox To Adapt Spanish Series ‘Red Band Society’ With Amblin TV & Margaret Nagle
(Deadline.com) - Amblin TV and ABC Studios are taking another stab at adapting the acclaimed Spanish hospital series Polseres Vermelles (Red Band Society), this time for Fox. READ MORE


Megan Ellison First Woman to Score 2 Best Picture Nods in Same Year
Megan Ellison First Woman to Score 2 Best Picture Nods in Same Year
(The Wrap) - Megan Ellison made history on Thursday, becoming the first woman and only the fourth person to receive two best picture Academy Award nominations in the same year. READ MORE


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