Sunday, January 20, 2019

DC Comics’ “Blue Beetle” will feature first Latino Lead

The American comic book publisher and Warner Bros. are developing the superhero movie “Blue Beetle”, which will feature comic book character Jaime Reyes as the first DC standalone Latino lead. Reyes is a Mexican-American teenager from El Paso, Texas, who finds his life turned upside down when he discovers the Blue Beetle scarab tool, which gives […]

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 […]

“Selena” producer is building movie theaters in Latino communities

Latino moviegoers make up a disproportionate share of the U.S. box office, boosting the ticket sales for films such as Pixar’s “Coco” and Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” yet there is a lack of movie screens in predominantly Latino neighborhoods. That disparity is where cinema owner and “Selena” producer, Moctesuma Esparza, sees an opportunity. […]

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 […]