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NALIP and STARZ will partner at Sundance this year to feature a panel and discuss the network’s new drama series “Vida,” which will premiere in 2018. The show is one of the first of its kind, having a majority of Latinos both in casting and behind the scenes. The series features Mexican-American sisters Emma and Lyn (Mishel Prada, Melissa Barrera) from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity.
Earlier this year, Starz greenlit the drama from showrunner Tanya Saracho, who holds critical acclaim from previous shows such as “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Girls.” Tanya has also been part of the NALIP Media Summit as a speaker in 2014. Since the show has begun production, it has hired a couple of talented NALIP Members to join their team. Included in the list is NALIP Member & 2016 Latino Lens Incubator Semi-finalist, Nancy C. Mejía. A queer Latina writer, who brings her own unique voice and authentic experience to the show. NALIP is proud to see the impact of having Latino voices being portrayed on the screen as well as Latino representation on set and in production. Follow our #WeAreInclusion Campaign to see more faces making strides in the media industry.