Latino Public Broadcasting Receives Major Award
Aug15

Latino Public Broadcasting Receives Major Award

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) announced today that the organization is the recipient of a 2017 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation award. The $450,000 grant will be used to launch a Current Issues Fund, which will provide project support for Latino filmmakers producing impactful media about social justice issues. The grant is one of seven announced today by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, totaling $5.7...

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Nominees for the 29th Annual Imagen Awards Announced
Jun19

Nominees for the 29th Annual Imagen Awards Announced

The Imagen Foundation has announced the nominees for the 29th Annual Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Awards, honoring portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film. The awards will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner on Friday evening, August 1st, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom. The Imagen Awards will air as a one hour special on PBS SoCal. (TBA) Winners will be selected by an independent panel...

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People | Antonio Banderas
Jan09

People | Antonio Banderas

From Hispanic Lifestyle archives we spotlight actor Antonio Banderas. In this segment the award winning actor talked about the evolution of Latino image in the entertainment industry.  This video interview took place in 2006. In 2014 Antonio will be featured in the action film Expendables 3, that features returning cast members Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham,  and Arnold Schwarzenegger. From the Web José Antonio Domínguez...

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21 films eligible for the Cine Latino Award
Jan03

21 films eligible for the Cine Latino Award

The 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announces 21 films eligible for the Cine Latino Award, which will be presented to the best Ibero-American film screening at the Festival.  Sponsored by the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) and the University of Guadalajara Foundation/USA, the winner will receive a $7,500 cash prize.  PSIFF is scheduled to run January 3-13, 2014. “2013 has been a stellar...

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Furious Beauty: A Hip Hop Family
Dec09

Furious Beauty: A Hip Hop Family

The soulful journey of a professional street dance company, Versa-Style, as it creates an inspired theatrical stage show in Los Angeles.  Led by Jackie “Miss Funk” Lopez, a single Latina mother, and her partner Leigh “Breeze-Lee” Foaad, they pull together a dance company with young people from the street scene and the yards of Los Angeles’ public schools, infusing in them a sense of discipline and commitment.  A community develops...

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Singer Jenni Rivera Lives on in the film Filly Brown
Dec10

Singer Jenni Rivera Lives on in the film Filly Brown

Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra (July 2, 1969 – December 9, 2012), better known as Jenni Rivera, died in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico, on December 9, 2012. The official statement from the Directors, Producers, Cast and Crew of “Filly Brown”  We are shocked and devastated by the tragic loss of our friend and colleague Jenni Rivera. She was a uniquely talented woman and an inspiration to millions, especially those of us...

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