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  • LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Launches Plan to Double Latinx Representation in Hollywood by 2030

    Posted by · January 14, 2020

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    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced an initiative that will aim to connect Latinx talent, executives and creators with opportunities throughout the entertainment industry and double Latinx representation in Hollywood by 2030.

  • Meet the creator of one of the nation’s first major Latino-owned film studios

    Posted by · December 17, 2019

    Growing up in Burbank as the son of Cuban immigrants, Ozzie Areu never dreamed of a career in Hollywood. The big film studios just a few miles away from his family’s modest home were remote walled-off compounds, so removed from the hustle and grind of his family’s day-to-day life that they felt like another world.

    Areu wanted to be a cop. But as he likes to say, God had another plan. After taking on a job as a security guard at Warner Bros., he got the film bug.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In The Heights’ Trailer Celebrates Latinx Stories On The Big Screen

    Posted by · December 13, 2019

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    With “In The Heights,” Miranda and the cast are taking a rare step in a predominantly white Hollywood by centering powerful and gripping Latinx stories on the silver screen.

  • "One Day At A Time" Star Isabella Gomez Speaks About Her Experience With Colorism at NALIP's Diverse Women in Media Forum

    Posted by · December 12, 2019

    One Day At a Time is coming back for its fourth season in 2020 and fans are stoked! It would be an understatement to say how rare shows like ODAAT really are and how important it is for Latinx to be portrayed as full multifaceted people. One thing in particular that has made the sitcom so beloved is the progressive way it deals with everything from mental illness and gentrification to homophobia and racism.

  • Diverse Women in Media Forum offers hope mixed with practicality

    Posted by · December 09, 2019

    A West Hollywood hotel banquet room full of aspiring industry players got a day of encouragement – along with, crucially, some practical advice – at the Diverse Women in Media Forum Thursday.

     

  • Isabella Gomez Says Auditions ‘Dwindled’ After ‘One Day At A Time’

    Posted by · December 08, 2019

     

    Actress Isabella Gomez claims she started receiving less auditions once it became known she was Latina after starring as Elena Alvarez in “One Day at a Time.” 

     

  • Gloria Calderón Kellett Sees Comedy as First Step to Improved Latinx Depictions

    Posted by · December 08, 2019

    Gloria Calderón Kellett says her drive to create stories about the Hispanic community comes from wanting to provide more accurate representations of it in entertainment. 

    "The constant demonizing of our community made me a writer because we need more accuracy out there," she said during the Diverse Women In Media panel hosted by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

     

  • NALIP To Receive Salute To Excellence Award From African American Film Critics Association

    Posted by · November 20, 2019

    The African American Film Critics Association has just announced their award winners for 2020!

  • Latinos in Hollywood Are Becoming Rare, Study Shows

    Posted by · November 14, 2019

    The statistical result of the Latinos participation in the Hollywood film is very bad. 4 percent only were made by Latinos out of 1,200 films. Meanwhile, 71 percent of those films hailed outside U.S. and 29 percent of them were American. The worst, out of 1,335 films examined by the researchers, one 1 Latina directed a film.

  • Latino Characters Make Up A Tiny Fraction Of Characters On-Screen

    Posted by · November 13, 2019

    A new study from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative paints a dismal picture for Latino representation on screen and behind the camera.