Fresh News 9/17/20

Posted by on September 17, 2020

Check out our Fresh News for September 17, 2020!

NALIP & AAFCA Present 'La Conversatíon'

Join along as speakers including actors, filmmakers, directors, and comedian discuss their past experience and representation as AfroLatinx within the Film and TV industry. Featured speakers include: Gina Torres, Aida Rodriguez, Nadia Hallgren, Selenis Leyva, Magdalena Albizu, and Rick Gonzalez!

Today September 17th 4:00 - 6:00 PM PT! 

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19 Films that May Be Up for Oscar Nominations


Courtesy of Variety


As we are more than halfway through this year movie critics are considering some of these films released as possible Oscar nominations. These films have been released this year through January-June which have been selected in this article based on the box office numbers, critical reception and award buzz. Among these films are ‘Hamiliton,’best supporting actress Renee Elsie Goldsberry,  ‘Da 5 Bloods’ for best actor Delroy Lindo and more!


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Hispanic Heritage Month: The History, Importance and Ways to Celebrate

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In the United States, we have celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month for over three decades —recognizing and educating people all over the country about the many contributions the Hispanic community has made to US culture. Kicking off Sept. 15, ET will be taking to the spotlight this month to shine members of the Latinx community who use their platforms to voice issues they are most passionate about. 


Visit ET to read more and for resources.

John Leguizamo wants to eradicate ‘cultural apartheid’ with positive Latinx stories

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John Leguiza has worked on a movie that has been in development for now 23 years. In his mind-- to create more feel-good and positive Latin stories that share the excellence and success for the Latin people. The movie, “Critical Thinking,” premiered online on Sept. 4. It tells the true story of five Latinx and Black teenagers — played by Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Jeffrey Batista, Angel Bismark Curiel, William Hochman and Corwin Tuggles — from an underserved Miami neighborhood. Cuban-American teacher Mario Martinez (played by Leguizamo) coaches them to the National Chess Championship. 

Read more at the LA Times.

Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman’ Release Delayed to 2021

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The anticipated horror, supernatural slasher film ‘Candyman’, directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele, is set to wait until 2021. “Candyman” was supposed to hit theaters on Oct. 16. Universal and MGM, the studios behind the movie, have yet to set a new release date but plan to announce one in the coming weeks.


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Lisseth Chavez Joins ‘DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow’ As New Series Regular In Season 6

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The Chicago P.D’s star, Lisseth Chavez is set to start as a new series regular in the upcoming sixth season of the CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Chavez will play Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz. Tough and self-sufficient, Spooner Cruz lives off the grid, devising ingenious tech for the detection of — and defense against — space aliens. Prior to her new role, Chavez played key roles on The Foster and recurred on numerous series like, The OA, and Murder in the First

The Warner Bros, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow return for it’s sixth season in 2021 on The CW.


Read more on Deadline.

Film Academy’s Lorenza Muñoz Joins Amazon Studios as Senior Global Awards Executive

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Amazon Studio has brought in Lorenza Munoz as senior global awards executive. Munoz joins the amazon team recently departing from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), where she led the internal member relations and awards departments. She will now focus on implementing awards strategies on a global scales, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusivity.

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‘Marry Me’: Jennifer Lopez Romantic Comedy Sets Valentine’s Day Weekend Release

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Universal’s Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy Marry Me will be released on Valentine’s Day weekend, Friday, February 12, 2021. The feature takes the place of the untitled Universal romantic comedy on the release schedule. The pic will also feature original songs by Lopez and Maluma. 

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‘The Devil All the Time’ Director Antonio Campos on Netflix’s Drama’s Disturbing Violence, Religious Themes

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"The Devil All the Time" debuting on Netflix, September 16, will drive views into the darkest recess of serial kills, false prophets, deranged father, and murderous sons. Director Antonio Campos, the acclaimed auteur behind "Christine," returns with a cast of heavy hitters that includes Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Jason Clarke, Riley Keough, and Robert Pattinson as a perverse priest. Read more about Campos's film process and what he misses most about the movie industry in the age of COVID-19

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