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  • Latinos In Popular Films Almost Nonexistent

    Posted by · October 04, 2019

    It is no surprise that you rarely see Latinos in Hollywood movies. Hollywood has that door still tightly shut, save for stereotypical depictions and, every once in a while, an original character in an original story.

  • Hollywood Has the Power to Combat Damaging Stereotypes About Latinos. Here's Proof That It's Utterly Failing

    Posted by · August 28, 2019

    It’s time to confront the way we see and treat Latinos in America. As we grapple with the enduring effects of a horrific attack on Latinos doing their Saturday shopping, a government that locks Latino children in cages, and leaders and news media outlets who spin vile, racist rhetoric, it is clear something must be done.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NALIP Latino Media Awardees Dedicate Honors to Children at Southern Border: "They Are Us" - Nalip News

    Posted by · July 29, 2019

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    Director Gregory Nava said he knows what it's like to be separated from family at the southern border. He recounted losing his grandfather in the 1930s, who was deported to Mexico and how the event split his family apart.