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