Partner News 10/21/21

Posted by on October 26, 2021

Check out this week's partner news!


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The Sundance Institute Launches Trans Possibilities Intensive

The Sundance Institute has just launched the Inaugural Trans Possibilities Intensive, which is a three-day virtual program focused on advancing transgender storytellers of color and their projects. For this year’s event, six talented artists have been selected for this Intensive where they will be sharpening their crafts, further developing their projects, and helping break through the barriers of stigmas. Read more.

Latina Legend Rita Moreno Opened Up for Career-Spanning Documentary

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The Puerto Rican legend, Rita Moreno, finally gets the recognition and celebration she deserves. Pérez Riera’s film “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It,” which just premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, captures the essence and life’s journey of Rita Moreno; from her childhood in Humacao to beyond her Oscar win for West Side Story; from her struggles as a Latina in a racially challenged industry to her legacy in an overly aware today. Check it out here.

Afridocs Launches GLAAD-Supported Queer Kenyan Documentary I Am Samuel to Stream

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The groundbreaking documentary, I Am Samuel, tells the story of a young Kenyan man as he navagates his sexuality in a country that continues to uphold colonial-era laws against homosexuality and ban same-sex marriage. This powerful story follows Samuel over the course of 5 years and dives deep into the LGBTQ+ communities within the country. Despite the controversy and banning of this film in Africa, the documentary has premiered over 25 different film festivals in the US and continues to make an impact. Click here to read more.

From Alex Gibney to Steve James, 19 Documentarians Will Make You Ache for the Loss of Diane Weyermann

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Although Diane Weyermann just passed away, her legacy will never be forgotten. Far beyond the awards and accolades she received, Diane Wayermann was truly committed to producing and bringing to light truth to the screen. From conception to birth, she was involved in numerous projects that helped shape the e view and understand the world today. Follow this link to read more about her life’s impact.

Al Madrigal Wants Hollywood to Hire More Latine Talent Because Right Now It’s Just “Lip Service”

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Check out this captivating interview with comedian, writer, actor, and producer, Al Madrigal as he tells Kiko Martinez from Remezcla about his upcoming projects and the challenges he is working to overcome as a Latine artists. Al Madrigal expresses that  there seems to be a lot more talking than action, especially when it comes to Latinx artists. Al Madrigal explains that it is up to us to write the compelling stories we want to see portrayed on screen and… Read more.

Courtney D. Armstrong Tapped As Paramount President Of Business Affairs And Administration


Courtney D. Armstrong’s new role in Paramount presents hope for new change and growth! Armstrong will now supervise business and legal affairs for all of the studio’s live action and animation production divisions. In addition, he will also be involved with the companies’ strategic planning activities. Click the link to find out more about Courtney D. Armstrong’s new role and why it is important to further development in the entertainment industry.


Starting (Oct. 20) until Sunday (Oct. 24), talented filmmakers and leading industry professionals will be gathering at the 14h Annual Bushwick Film Festival. Many different panels, such as Heard City’s “Uplifting Underrepresented Voices,” will feature important topics and answer many questions which will serve to overcome the obstacles and challenges within the industry. 

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Netflix & Chills: 6 Latine Horror Film & TV to Stream Before Halloween

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If you like Horror movies and you love the Latine community, this Halloween season will be loaded with flavor for you. Check out this wide variety of Latine Films and TV series all available streaming now for a limited time on Netflix. Ranging from an Argentine short animated series to a vampire film set in the Bronx, Latine horror has it all. Click here to see the list.

Nadine Velazquez Talks ‘Queens’ and What It Means To Be One in Real Life


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Nadine Velazquez tells us all about her experience in the new ABC show Queens (premiering tonight Oct. 19). She tells Remezcla about her experience being a woman and how she has always seen this as a representation of power and grandeur. She tells her inspirations growing up and much more. Click here to read more about it. 

NALIP Presents Prayers for the Stolen by Tatiana Huezo at AFI FEST 2021

Showcasing the best films from around the world, the 35th annual AFI FEST film festival will be held November 10-14. The hybrid festival will include both in-person and virtual screenings. Movie fans will be able to see 115 titles (48 Features, 1 Episodic, 49 Short Films and 17 Conservatory Showcase Shorts) of which 51% are directed by women, 40% directed by BIPOC filmmakers and 13% are directed by LGBTQIA+ filmmakers. This year’s program represents 50 countries and includes five World Premieres. For more information about AFI FEST, go to View the full program here.

NALIP will present Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de Fuego) directed by Tatiana Huezo at AFI FEST 2021. Use code FEST21NALIPPRAYERS for a 20% ticket discount for Prayers for the Stolen.

GuadaLAjara Film Festival

The Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) is considered one of the most important showcases for the appreciation, promotion and distribution of Mexican and Ibero- American cinema. FICG in LA transforms itself and becomes GuadaLAjara Film Festival in honor of the two cities that have seen it grow. The festival’s mission is to show the best of Latin cinema and it’s creators, in order to cultivate relationships for a borderless industry. For more information: [email protected] Read more about the festival at