News & Updates
By Anna Marie de la Fuente, Variety
Mexican producer Alex Garcia's AG Studios is ready to break ground later this year on a facility in New Orleans, where it plans to shoot three English-language movies back-to-back-to-back.
By Claude S. Fischer PhD for Sociological Images
One may well wonder where the term "Hispanic," and for that matter, "Latino," came from. The press and pundits are all abuzz about the Hispanic vote, Hispanic organizations, and Hispanic cultural influences.
An International Festival based in Los Angeles, the New Media Film Festivalcelebrates the ever-changing world of new media. Declared "worth the entry fee" by MovieMaker Magazine and hailed for making "the cutting edge accessible" by Huffington Post, New Media Film Festival accepts new media entries across a variety of categories.
The 15th Havana Film Festival New York will run April 3-11, featuring an outstanding program of 45 films - 24 of them Cuban! Our line-up includes World, U.S., and NY premieres, and well as award winners from Sundance, Cannes, Guadalajara, and Berlin. A true Latin American film feast that will take place all around the city, at Quad Cinema, Directors Guild Theater, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Museum of the Moving Image, CUNY, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU, and School of Visual Arts Theatre.
The Producers Guild is encouraging all eligible producers to apply to the 10th Annual "Power of Diversity" Producing Workshop. This may very well be the best kept secret in Hollywood! Designed to foster the development of aspiring and seasoned producers with diverse perspectives in television, film and digital media, this ten-week workshop offers a once in a lifetime chance for you learn from some of the world's top producing talents.
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By John Hopewell, Variety
Adding another significant player to the companies working the U.S./Mexico interface, Gary Alazraki, director of "We Are the Nobles," and former Warner Bros. exec Leonardo Zimbron, a "Nobles'" producer, have joined forces to launch Alazraki Entertainment.
Viewfinder Latin America - Fresh perspectives through the lens of local filmmakers around the globe.
Latin America's burgeoning economic footprint, together with its political, cultural and environmental profile, has raised its status to new heights. Across the continent there is a certain sense of shared identity and cultural heritage.