Partner News 9/10/20

Posted by on September 10, 2020

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 The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) will present the panel series, La Conversación, centering the Afro-Latinx experience. La Conversación will highlight the exclusion of the Afro-Latinx experience in film/TV, particularly its origins and its impact now. Other hot-button issues include the barriers Afro-Latinx creatives face in Hollywood, diversity and inclusion efforts, as well as the value Afro-Latinx voices add to both Black American and Latinx productions, among others.

The first of two discussions for National Hispanic Heritage Month, also known as Latino Heritage Month and Latinx Heritage Month, will take place September 16. Participants include Suits and Pearson star Gina Torres, Orange Is the New Black’s Selenis Leyva, Arrow’s Rick Gonzalez, comedian Aida Rodriguez, Negrita filmmaker Magdalena Albizu and Emmy-nominated Becoming director/cinematographer Nadia Hallgren. Tiffany Vazquez, who made history as TCM’s first Latina host, moderates. 

To find out more about the September 16 discussion and future events, visit and

Academy Establishes Representation And Inclusion Standards For Oscars Eligibility

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced new representations and inclusion standards for Oscars eligibility in Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. These standards were created to encourage equal representation on and behind the scenes to better represent the diversity in movie-going audiences.


Award-winning Drama Television Show, Pose, Will Aim to Resume Shooting on October, 2020

FX’s award-winning series “Pose” is planning to return to production in October. Production on season 3 was halted in March, due to the coronavirus outbreak in New York City and across the country.

Star Billy Porter, who nabbed an Emmy for his performance, told Variety last year he will direct an episode of the third season. There was no word on which episode he will be helming, or when it will go into production. No additional details have been announced on the upcoming season.

Read more about 'Pose' Exclusive on Variety.

Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program 

Sundance Institute today announced that Carrie Lozano will helm its Documentary Film Program, succeeding interim Director Kristin Feeley and prior Director Tabitha Jackson

As Documentary Film Program Director, Lozano will elevate and support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide at all stages of creating and distributing new cinematic work. She will also work to advance and elevate the health of the independent nonfiction field, ensuring that diverse forms, viewpoints, and participants continue to be central to all Institute programs, which include Labs, global and national partnerships and film funds. She will also lead the Documentary Film Program’s team, including Labs Director Kristin Feeley and Film Fund Director Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs. She will report to the Institute’s Executive Director, Keri Putnam

Keep updates with Sundance, here

Outfest Announces 2020 Winners and Surprise 'Encore Week'

The films of Encore Week include Cicada, Two of Us (Deux), Gossamer Folds, Minyan, Tahara, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story, The Carnivores, Dry Wind, No Hard Feelings, Shiva Baby, Alice Junior, Cured, Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps, Ask Any Buddy, Your Mother’s Comfort, and Lily Tomlin: The Film Behind the Show.

See the winners of this year's Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival below. And learn more about Encore Week at

'In Other Words' InDemand September 8th!


Financier Grandave Capital has struck a three-film finance deal with Patrick Perez Vidauri and Cristina Nava's independent production company LuxIII Pictures. The production company also announced the release of their romantic comedy In Other
Words. Viva Pictures acquired U.S. distribution rights to In Other Words. The film will be released On Digital and On Demand on September 8th and will air on HBO Latino on February 2021.

Starz Picks Up Spin off Series Blindspotting Featuring Rafeal Casal & Daveed Diggs’

Courtesy of Deadline

Starz Network announces they will have a spin off series for Blindspotting featuring Rafeal Casal & Daveed Diggs’. Both Casal and Daveed were part of the first production team of Blindspotting and also played roles in the series. The stars and executive producers are also expected to write and exec produce the TV series that will be premier through Starz Network.


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