Saturday, January 31, 2015

Official Latino Film Industry Post Oscar Party

This Year, The Latino Film Industry will be holding their Official Post Oscar Party at The Playhouse Hollywood Night Club at 6506 Hollywood Blvd, in Hollywood California.Ranked the number “4”nightclub in the world, The Playhouse Hollywood will dazzle artists in attendance, which invitees from film, music, TV, and sports, stretch over two continents, and over 20 countries.

The Latino Film Industry spared no expense on Craft Services by hiring a globally recognized team of Chefs that just placed 3rd in a world championship. Rumors spread rapidly on the invite list as the Latino Film Industry is the only Oscar Party supporting Veterans and PTSD. Two films in Hollywood, just released, highlight Veterans and PTSD. Who will that shinny guy named Oscar go to this year? As other parties had a hard time finding a new home this year, hint hint, this party had a head start with much blessing from the community.

The executive producer of this event, none other than the Messianic Jewish Latina “Isa Swarez”, has worked with the likes of Iheart Media, the MMA community, and many celebrity parties. A person who likes to stay in the shadows, and get the job done, began her start in Hollywood 23 years ago, by working with renowned publicist/writer, Elia Esparza. (ie. Latina,Univision,Latin Heat,
and many more.)

As an P.A. on many production sets, Isa has worked with the likes of Bel Hernadez, and Nancy De Los Santos, to name a few. This highly positive energetic professional, also just so happens to be the niece of the famed Ricardo Tejada from Televisa , as well as Susana Perez Ochoa, a heavy hitter with events, in Mexico City, D.F. As you see, the talent is genetic. This is the, don't miss event of the year, crossing collaborations from Canada, to South America. Where do you want to be Oscar Night?

Your invitationto the party is here.

Oscar Isaac: "We Latin American actors don't just know how to play villains"

By Anna Buj
Oscar Isaac continues to break away from Hollywood stereotypes of the Latino actor and, following the success of "Inside Llewyn Davis" by the Coen brothers, is again a critics' favorite with "A Most Violent Year," a tense drama in which he teams up with former classmate Jessica Chastain.

"We Latin American actors don't just know how to play gangbangers and villains. I've had the luck to play characters from all over the world, and that for me is very important," the Guatemalan-born Isaac said in an interview with Efe.

"A Most Violent Year" finds Isaac at the height of his career, since he will also appear in "X-Men:
"Apocalypse," the last of the "Star Wars" saga, and in the science fiction thriller "Ex Machina."

Though "A Most Violent Year" debuts this Friday in U.S. commercial theaters, the film has already earned him the Best Actor award from the National Board of Review (tied with Michael Keaton for "Birdman") and a nomination for the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

"I want to help Latin American actors see themselves as real actors, that we're really very good. It's hard but it's possible," the actor said, adding that his Latino origins are present in every part he plays.

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Sundance: Jennifer Lopez and Viola Davis on Hollywood Diversity, TV Careers and ‘Lila & Eve’

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Roberto Carlos, Ruben Blades, Myriam Hernandez & More Nominated for Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame officially set forth its third year of operations with the announcement of finalists for the third annual La Musa Awards 2015. The eventual winners will be inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Oct. 15 at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach.
A total of 12 nominees were announced in both the performers (or singer/songwriters) and non-performers categories. Names included Joan Sebastian, Myriam Hernandez, Roberto Carlos and Ruben Blades in the performers category and Lalo Schifrin, Leo Brouwer and Ramon Arcusa in the composers category.
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Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

I will join the chorus of voices who think it is a terrible shame that Ava Duvernay will not be up for an Academy Award for her work on Selma. It's equally concerning that not a single actor or actress of color will be eligible for awards in the four acting categories and that only men will be under consideration for Best Director. While it's terrible that Ms. Duvernay won't be able to make history this year, perhaps it's even worse that there are so few women and people of color for awards panels to even choose from.
This year's Academy Awards are set to be the least diverse in 17 years. It doesn't just stop at the Oscars, a lack of diversity plagues Hollywood even more broadly. Out of the vast amount of movies produced this year only a small number featured women directors and producers or lead actors and actresses of color. We should be able to name many more African American, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander actors, directors, screenwriters, and producers who should have been up for consideration in addition to those who worked on Selma.
During a tearful acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez said, "This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes." Her words resonated with many viewers that night because they were true. Women and people of color want and deserve to see their stories accurately represented in television and on the silver screen. They also deserve consideration for Hollywood's top honors for the quality of their contributions.
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Disney Launching Latin-Inspired 'Sofia the First' Spinoff

by Kimberly Nordyke

Disney Junior is launching a new animated series about a teen princess that takes inspiration from by Latin cultures.

Princess Elena of Avalor, described as "a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore," will be introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior's Sofia the First. The episode is going into production for a 2016 premiere, with Princess Elena voiced by Aimee Carrero (ABC Family's Young & Hungry). The debut of the new series Elena of Avalor, produced by Disney Television Animation, will follow later that year.

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Luis Guzman Movies and TV Shows: Puerto Rican 'Boogie Nights,' 'Miami Vice' Actor to Receive Hispanicize 2015 Latinovator Award

By Yara Simon

Luis Guzman is well-known for his varied movie appearances, and the actor is going to honored with the Latinovator Award at Hispanicize 2015.
Guzman, who was born in Puerto Rico, will be awarded in March when the sixth annual Hispanicize takes place in Miami, according to Hispanicize WireHispanicize aims to recognize Latinos in film, media and music. The event is running from March 16-20 at the InterContinental Hotel.
"Luis is a standout, crossover actor who in his 30-plus years in show business is best known for his character actor and cameo roles in dozens upon dozens of incredibly well known films," said Manny Ruiz, organizer and creative director of Hispanicize 2015.
Guzman has more than 100 film and TV credits. Read more.