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LatinoBuzz: Interview with Laura Checkoway Dir. of "Lucky"

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • April 16, 2014 9:00 AM
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Laura Checkoway had an idea for an article she wanted to write which took a new direction when she met Lucky Torres ( née Waleska Torres Ruiz) , a headstrong defiant girl from the Bronx who had a story to tell her. This article would set the documentary ‘Lucky’ into motion.

Latino Buzz: March was the Month of Latino Networking Around the World

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 12, 2014 1:04 PM
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Once again the top Latino works in progress that we will see in the coming year's festivals are showing along with the best completed films selected for these March film festivals and events: Carthegena Film Festival in Colombia (FICCI), Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG) in Mexico and Cinélatino in Toulouse, France.

The Platinum Awards: The First Major International Iberoamerican Cinema Awards

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 5, 2014 11:07 PM
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The first ever Platinum Awards for International Iberoamerican Cinema Awards was a gala presentation in Panama City, Panama April 5th, sponsored by EGEDA and FIPCA (The Producers Association). Winners for best Iberoamerican talent in the most important global event promoting and supporting the Iberoamerican film industry with international films produced by 22 Spanish speaking countries in the Americas as well as Brazil, Portugal and Spain were announced.

LatinoBuzz: The Anatomy of a Dope Short Film

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • April 4, 2014 8:30 AM
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Let’s face facts, the days of the short film being your calling card are pretty much gone (along with the bank account you pillaged). The digital revolution did democratize filmmaking and it meant any Tom, Dick and Harry could pick up a camera and shoot a film. And they did, saturating the festival circuit and bringing about countless of needless short festivals in every neighborhood (this being especially true in NYC). In curating thousands of short films over the years, I’ve lost years of my life to the art. So, you can imagine the joy one gets when you come across those “bangers”. A film that never leaves you.

LatinoBuzz: Kiki Melendez' Debut Feature “Journey of a Female Comic” to Open in Time for Cinco de Mayo

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 2, 2014 1:30 PM
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Starring Latino comedienne Kiki Melendez, Journey of a Female Comic,is a documentary comedy that will be released through AMC Theatres’ AMC Independent Program in Los Angeles and San Diego on May 2nd, 2014 with other major markets to follow. The date will also see the release of “Water & Power”, which will be a historical accomplishment for Independent Latino Filmmakers just in time for the Cinco de Mayo weekend.

LatinoBuzz Takes Five with Gina Rodriguez, Host of NUVOtv’s “Nu Point of View”

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • March 26, 2014 11:00 AM
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With Jenny from the block and her Nuyorican Productions outfit taking over the reins at NUVOtv (formerly Si TV) with a keen interest in the production and the creative direction of the English language show aimed at Latinos. NUVOtv recognized the neglect in support that the beyond bonkers, burgeoning American Latino film scene was experiencing, especially given the voids left behind recently by a few Latino film festivals.

El Rey Network Scores Alfred Molina for Kurtzman/Orci Original Action Series, 'Matador' Premiering in July on Robert Rodriguez's New Cable Network

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 25, 2014 8:30 AM
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Genre filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network announced today that Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider Man) has been cast as Andres Galan in the network's upcoming scripted original set to premiere July 2014. Previously announced cast members include Gabriel Luna, Nicky Whelan and Neil Hopkins.

Guadalajara FF FICG29: Special Guest Quebec

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 21, 2014 2:30 PM
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Guadalajara International Film Festival (also known as FICG29 or Festival International of Cine in Guadalajara) is on my regular beat, but this year my work with the Talents will include an introduction to the book I am writing on Iberoamerican Film Financing.

LatinoBuzz: Latinas On TV Changing Cultural Misrepresentation

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • March 20, 2014 6:31 PM
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Latin Heat Entertainment has recently published 3 great articles that focus on the current Latina experience in Hollywood from distinct points of view.

LatinoBuzz: Shipwrecked Latino Filmmakers

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • March 5, 2014 3:00 PM
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We asked a few LatinoBuzz amigos to get their Robinson Crusoe on and pick a film, an album, a book and a companion from the movies to join them in their shenanigans were they to be stuck on a deserted island (and before anyone nitpicks, filmmakers are resourceful, so of course they built solar powered entertainment centers made from bamboos, coconuts and grass to watch movies and listen to baby making slow jams). We figured we'd start with the narrative filmmakers since they probably sit around thinking about this kinda stuff anyway.

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