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Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Hollywood Plays it Wrong With Latino Characters

By Esther Cepeda, Washington Post Writers Group/Indianapolis Star Hispanics, by virtue of their underdog status resulting from years of being painted as criminal immigrants by right-wing nativists, have become big-time parity scolds. Whereas not too long ago few complained about being absent in popular culture, today every little factual or fictional “first” is celebrated well

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Film Hopes to Change Latino Stereotypes in Media

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino Miguel Picker was tired of working in the media and film industry for more than two decades and continually seeing Latinos being depicted negatively, and not enough in the important roles they play in real...

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Latino Moviegoers a Big Part of Hollywood’s Future

By Rachel Nuwer, The Credits When population numbers are taken into account, Hispanics make up the heaviest percentage of moviegoers today. They represent 18 percent of the movie-going population but account for a solid 25 percent of...

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Hispanic Coalition Objects to Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Omission

By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times The National Hispanic Media Coalition issued an open letter Tuesday to the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expressing their unhappiness that the late “Real Women Have...

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

‘Inocente,’ Short Documentary of Immigrant Wins Oscar

By Tony Castro, Voxxi There were no political speeches pressing for immigration reform at Sunday’s 85th Academy Awards, but a documentary short about an undocumented immigrant was one of the big winners at the Oscars. Inocente is a...

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Lupe Ontiveros Omitted from Oscar Memorial Ignites Controversy

By Nina Terrero, NBCLatino Lupe Ontiveros appeared in more than 100 films and dozens of television shows before passing away from liver cancer in July 2012 and was praised by members of the Latino community for helping carve out a...

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Bless Me, Miriam

By Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA The new film Bless Me, Ultima based on the Rudolfo Anaya novel is out now in theaters. Maria Hinojosa speaks to actor Miriam Colon, who stars as the curandera, Última. This article was first...

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Latinos Don’t Win Oscars

By Adriana Villavicencio, Being Latino Latinos don’t win Oscars. They star in movies, make movies, write movies, design costumes and write scores for movies, but very few have taken the coveted statuette home. In the history of the...

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

‘Bless Me, Ultima’ Shows the Darkness and Wonder of Life

By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic A deeply satisfying feat of storytelling, “Bless Me, Ultima” makes a difficult task look easy. It combines innocence and experience, the darkness and wonder of life, in a way...

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Latinos Power Box Office, With 25% of U.S. Admissions

By Andrew Stweart, Variety Hispanics continue to be America’s driving force at the multiplex, as the demographic accounted for 25% of Stateside admissions last year, according to a 2012 market report released Tuesday by Nielsen National Research...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

1934 Oscar Winning Film Short Featuring “Mexicans” and More…

From the textmex obsessed imagination of William A. Nericcio La Cucaracha In the film, memorable more for its contribution to the evolution of Technicolor technology than the script or the acting, Steffi Duna plays lead “Mexican”–the Hungarian actress...

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Bless Me Ultima Cast Interview – Screening Ticket Giveaway

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It’s surprising to think about it, 40 years since it happened, but when Bless Me Ultima was first published it was banned – burned in places. And here we are today, anticipating the...

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Bless Me, Ultima ~ San Antonio Screening

By Melanie Mendez-Gonzales, ¿Qué Means What? I recently heard Patsy Torres Lucero, Ph.D. discuss the findings of her dissertation on a sense of purpose. In summary,  her conclusion is that our sense of purpose is tied to our beliefs...

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Bless Me Ultima Movie: Latino Leaders React

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco If you’re like us at NewsTaco, you’ve got the 22nd of this month circled on your calendar. That’s the day of the big release of the anticipated “Bless Me Ultima” movie. In advance...

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