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The celebration of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ 20th anniversary comes at a unique moment in history.
It appears Latinos are starting to gain momentum, even if at times fleeting, within the entertainment industry, but at the same time the political climate continues to alienate and dehumanize us.
Both of these sentiments were present during the NALIP Latino Media Awards, the organization’s annual star-studded gala that culminates the Hollywood-based Media Summit where Latinos and allies working at all levels within the industry come together for panels, workshops, and networking.
At the ceremony, Oscar-winning production designer Eugenio Caballero, who was behind the detailed worlds in El laberinto del fauno and Roma, was among the honorees, receiving the Tech Arts Innovator Award. Breakout trans actress MJ Rodriguez, whose role in the Emmy-nominated FX show Pose has put her on the path to stardom, was visibly moved when accepting the Outstanding Achievement in Television Award and shared her joy at being embraced by the Latino community.
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