Monday, October 14, 2019

Hollywood Latinos vow tackle lack of Latino representation in the TV and film industry

Award winning directors and producers vowed to combat the lack of Latino representation in the TV and film industry through the work they do in Hollywood. Television producer, writer and director Gloria Calderon Kellett is one of them. During last week’s Latino Media Fest Award, which celebrates content creators who are helping make the industry a […]

Actress Zoe Saldana launches platform to promote positive Latino representations

Despite being the fastest-growing ethnic population, Latinos remain underrepresented in the media and actress Zoe Saldana has taken upon herself to fight against the lack of representation in the entertainment industry, where Latino film and television actors in major roles are rare and where negative stereotypes of Latinos persist. “Mainstream media misrepresents and omits positive […]

Film studio promises to work on Latino representation both on and off screen

After criticism from two media watchdog groups, Paramount Pictures said yesterday that it is making progress on the issue of Latino representation in its movies. “We recently met with NHMC in a good faith effort to see how we could partner as we further drive Paramount’s culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging,” a studio spokesperson […]

Robert Rodriguez Changing the Way Hollywood Makes Movies

It was on the wide margins of his grade school Spanish-English dictionary where film director-writer Robert Rodriguez discovered his passion. Instead of listening to his teacher in class, he would sketch cartoon figures that would come to life with the turn of a page. And it was that same fast pace and animated approach to telling a […]

Documentary about Child Migration to the U.S. Nominated for an Oscar

This year a touching documentary that follows Central American migrants on a dangerous journey through Mexico to the U.S. border has been nominated for an Academy Award, which will take place this Sunday. The film, Which Way Home,  which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year,  is directed by Rebecca Cammisa. Cammissa’s documentary explores […]