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  • New Study Spotlights Lack Of Latinos in Film On Screen and Behind the Camera

    Posted by · August 27, 2019

    A new study titled “Latinos in Film: Erasure On-Screen & Behind the Camera Across 1,200 Popular Movies,” spotlights the ongoing lack of Latino representation in the film industry. 

  • Films lag significantly in Latino representation, study shows - Nalip News

    Posted by · August 27, 2019

    NEW YORK (AP) — Latinos make up 18% of the U.S. population and 24% of its frequent moviegoers, yet they rarely see themselves on movie screens.

  • J. Lo Is The Only Latinx Actress Over 45 To Hold A Lead Role In The Last 12 Years - Nalip News

    Posted by · August 27, 2019

    You knew J. Lo was unique, but a new study puts her on a whole new level.

    In over 1,200 top-grossing box office films between 2007 and 2018, only two Latina lead roles were played by an actor 45 or older.

  • How These Latino Filmmakers Won the Opportunity to Direct for TV for the First Time - Nalip News

    Posted by · August 02, 2019

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    One of the ways the entertainment industry has tried to course-correct its biases against minorities when handing out directing and writing roles and responsibilities is through diversity initiatives.

  • NALIP Honors AAFCA With Its 2019 “We Are Inclusion” Award

    Posted by · August 02, 2019

    The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) has announced that it will present the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) with their We Are Inclusion Award during the 20th Annual NALIP Media Summit, July 25-28, in Hollywood.

  • These Are the Creatives Working to Bring Us More Latino Superheroes in Movies & on TV

    Posted by · August 01, 2019

    Superhero narratives are powerful cultural artifacts that reflect a society’s values, and because of their major presence in film and television, their role to create a more diverse industry is critical. Aware of this, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) put together a panel moderated by Gil Robertson from the African American Critics Association (AAFCA), where Kalinda Vazquez (Executive Producer of Marvel’s Runaways) and Venezuelan director Joel Novoa (Esclavo de Dios, Arrow) discussed the impact and significance of this profitable subgenre.

     

  • These Latinx Actors and Directors Are Pushing the Boundaries of Gender in Movies & TV - Nalip News

    Posted by · July 31, 2019

    “People of color are left behind.” The statement, uttered by trans filmmaker Kase Peña, could easily have summed up many of the conversations that took place during this year’s NALIP Media Summit.

  • How ‘Vida’ Showrunner Tanya Saracho Became a Leading Voice for Latinx Creators - Nalip News

    Posted by · July 30, 2019

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    When Variety’s Marc Malkin sat down for a conversation with “Vida” showrunner Tanya Saracho as part of the 2019 NALIP Media Summit, she admitted that her Mexican heritage wasn’t always a personal point of pride.

  • 'Spider-Man' Actor Tony Revolori Talks Auditioning as a Latinx Actor: "I Had to Convince Myself Why I Deserved the Role" - Nalip News

    Posted by · July 30, 2019

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    The National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ 20th annual Media Summit keynote luncheon kicked off Friday with board of directors co-chair Axel Caballero, HBO’s director of corporate social responsibility, declaring that “there is enough Hollywood money to go around. Trust me.” 

     

  • Gregory Nava Gives Fiery Speech About Detained Children After Accepting Lifetime Achievement Award - Nalip News

    Posted by · July 30, 2019

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    The celebration of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers’ 20th anniversary comes at a unique moment in history.