Monday, March 9th, 2015

Dances With Mexicans, Disney’s McFarland, U.S.A.

By Domino Renee Perez, Ph.D., Director – Center for Mex-Am Studies, University of Texas For two years in a row, Mexico’s native sons have taken home the Best Director Academy Award, Alfonso Curón in 2014 and Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2015. Both directed innovative films that pushed the boundaries of storytelling and neither focused on Latinos.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Review: Instructions Not Included

By Luz Chavez, Gozamos Record-breaking film Instructions Not Included stars Mexican powerhouse Eugenio Derbez, who also directed and co-wrote the dramedy. Known for his successful comedies in Mexico, Derbez tiptoed into drama in the 2007 film Under the Same Moon....

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Spanish film ‘Instructions’ storms U.S. box office

By Ronald Grover, Reuters (Reuters) – “Instructions Not Included,” a Spanish-language film with English subtitles, generated $10 million in ticket sales over the four-day Labor Day weekend, a record for a Spanish film in the United States...

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Actor enters ‘Chavez: Cage of Glory’ to escape stereotypical roles

By Robert W. Welkos, Los Angeles Times While auditioning for Hollywood movie and TV roles, actor and martial arts champion Hector Echavarria said he often found himself reading for stereotypical Latino parts that left him feeling disgusted....

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Zoe Saldana, Lionsgate to develop films for Hispanic audience

By Nina Terrero, NBCLatino Zoe Saldana’s newest role is behind the camera as she partners with Lionsgate to create new television and film projects. Saldana – whose on-screen performances include roles in “Star Trek” and “Avatar” – has...

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Hollywood Takes Spanish Lessons As Latinos Stream to the Movies

By Ben Fritz, Wall Street Journal LOS ANGELES—In a small room on the Paramount Pictures lot here, postproduction work is under way on a movie that sounds as derivative as they come: the fourth sequel to “Paranormal Activity.”...

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Upstart director rides Hollywood’s chase of Latino audiences

By Michael Martinez, CNN Hollywood, California (CNN) — In Hollywood’s chase for America’s new No. 2 demographic — Latinos — Carmen Marron stands front and center. Marron is an upstart director with an improbable rags-to-film-festival-success story that begins in...

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The Cesar Chavez film walking a tightrope to succeed

By Tony Castro, Voxxi When actor Michael Peña landed the role of Cesar Chavez, he had knew his name but little about the legendary farm labor organizing leader. “But my father almost broke down in tears when...

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Gael Garcia Bernal Will Star In Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut ‘Rosewater’

By Michael Lopez, blogamole Fans of The Daily Show got a nice bit of news last week. It seems host Jon Stewart will be leaving his desk for a few months to direct his first film. And interestingly enough, he’s chosen Gael...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

How Media Portrays Latinos Supports Negative Stereotypes

By LIN@R Negative portrayals of Latinos and immigrants are pervasive in news and entertainment media. Consequently, non-Latinos commonly believe that many media-promoted negative stereotypes about these groups are true. Conservative talk radio and Fox News audiences are less...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Two Latinos Take Home Top Awards At 2013 Cannes Film Festival

By Stefan Lopez, Latinos Post Sunday was a proud day for the Hispanic film community, as two of their own took home top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. Awards for both the top director and actress went to Hispanic nominees. Mexico’s...

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Forget “Where’s Waldo”…. Try, “Where’s the Mexican?”

Spot the Scary Mexicans and the Saucy Latina Femme Fatales! ‘The Scalphunters’ Edition! From the textmex obsessed imagination of Memo Nericcio Hit the image, a scandalous movie poster for The Scalphunters, and see if you can spot the central casting...

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Finally, a Cinco de Mayo Campaign We Can Support

“Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla” to Premiere May 3 By Latino Rebels It’s a start. While most of the America will be donning silly sombreros, drinking cheap tequila and thinking that Cinco de Mayo is just another...

Friday, April 12th, 2013

New Film Boosts Immigration Fight

By Associated Press, Santa Fe New Mexican WASHINGTON — The immigration overhaul pending before Congress is picking up more high-profile support as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, bankrolls a new documentary to promote the...

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