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@parachute.film is an official selection of @psfilmfestYou can watch it online for FREE for the duration of the festival...
16/06/2020

@parachute.film is an official selection of @psfilmfest

You can watch it online for FREE for the duration of the festival: ‪June 16-22.‬ It is also in competition for Best US Student Short. LINK IN BIO + DO SHARE! 🙌🏽🎬

Directed by @go4kath
Shot by @almostbarbaric

We’re thrilled to have the world premiere of this unique little film at Outfest!
14/06/2019
THE TWO-HEADED CALF

We’re thrilled to have the world premiere of this unique little film at Outfest!

When a two-headed calf is born in a remote and superstitious town, Marino, a peculiar adolescent, will find himself coming to terms with his sexuality.

02/06/2019
TED

TED

In her powerful new TED Talk, America Ferrera says Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like.

Watch her full talk here: http://t.ted.com/Kzk7uwg

French-Senegalese star Mati Diop made history on Thursday when Atlantics became the first film made by a woman of Africa...
25/05/2019
Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ and Mati Diop’s ‘Atlantics’ make history at Cannes Film Festival

French-Senegalese star Mati Diop made history on Thursday when Atlantics became the first film made by a woman of African descent to be screened in the event's 72 year history.

Diop revealed she was "moved" but also "a little sad" at the achievement. "It's pretty late and it's incredible that it is still relevant," she said. "My first feeling to be the first black female director was a little sadness that this only happened today in 2019.

Bong Joon-Ho's "Parasite" takes the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, where Mati Diop claimed a historic win and Antonio Banderas won best actor.

As is the case with many representation issues, studio insiders say the lack of Latinx movie stars is rooted in industry...
03/05/2019
Amid Hollywood's Call for Diversity, Where Are the Latinx Movie Stars?

As is the case with many representation issues, studio insiders say the lack of Latinx movie stars is rooted in industry preconceptions and broader cultural stereotypes that die hard. And because the Latinx audience is considered a loyal and unwavering force at the box office, there is no pressing need to program for that audience. As one studio exec puts it, Latinx moviegoers are "a sure thing."

Despite an audience that goes to the movies more than any other demo ("a sure thing," notes one studio exec), insiders say onscreen representation won't improve until Hollywood sheds some prejudices and takes a chance — "like they do all the time for white actors."

And as Margo Guernsey’s Councilwoman documentary shows, such a strategy is what helped make Carmen Castillo, a hotel hou...
28/04/2019
This Doc Chronicles a Dominican Hotel Maid-Turned-Politician Fighting for a Living Wage

And as Margo Guernsey’s Councilwoman documentary shows, such a strategy is what helped make Carmen Castillo, a hotel housekeeper in Providence, RI, win her seat as councilwoman for the 9th Ward all the way back in 2011. Indeed, despite following Castillo’s first few years in local politics and a heated re-election campaign in 2014, this doc feels right at home in the current political climate. Castillo, a Dominican woman who first came to the United States in 1994 with three of her kids in tow, stands out as a champion for the working class in a city that, in her eyes, rarely serves her community.

Read our review of 'Councilwoman.'

The Dominican Republic’s film industry, with around 25 films produced per year and average budgets close to $1 million, ...
12/04/2019
IFF Panama: The Dominican Republic Builds as a Production Hub

The Dominican Republic’s film industry, with around 25 films produced per year and average budgets close to $1 million, stands out in the Central American and Caribbean region, where filmmakers are often forced to resort to guerrilla filmmaking techniques to get their films made.

PANAMA CITY — Fueled by one of the strongest film tax incentive schemes in the world – with a 100% break for national productions, 25% break for international productions, and 1.5% withholdin…

Issa Rae Presents
09/04/2019
Issa Rae Presents

Issa Rae Presents

"‘Little’ Producer Will Packer Calls For Hollywood to Hire More Black Female Directors" | !!!

Gente-fied is based on a digital series of the same name; both are created by first-generation Chicano writers Marvin Le...
07/04/2019
Netflix's America Ferrera-Produced Latinx Dramedy 'Gentefied' Sets Cast

Gente-fied is based on a digital series of the same name; both are created by first-generation Chicano writers Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chavez. Described as a love letter to the Latinx and Boyle Heights communities, the bilingual half-hour dramedy will follow its lead characters as they navigate identity, class and balancing insta-fame with translating memes for their parents.

Karrie Martin, J.J. Soria, Carlos Santos and Joaquin Cosio will star in the half-hour dramedy set in L.A.'s Boyle Heights neighborhood.

"The native-born, they went to go see 'Black Panther,' because they related to it," Esparza said. "They related to the h...
07/04/2019
More diversity, more money: Theater owners want more inclusive films

"The native-born, they went to go see 'Black Panther,' because they related to it," Esparza said. "They related to the historical issues that African Americans have had in the United States, because they've had a similar history ... They relate to those movies, and they go to them. So if you give them something that they can relate to, where they see themselves, well, we're going to make a lot more money."

Diversity in Hollywood films isn't just an important cultural shift, it's a lucrative business model. Theater owners at CinemaCon cite demand from moviegoers.

It’s a waiting game in Central America and the Caribbean where some countries have introduced film funds but their respe...
07/04/2019
Central America, Caribbean Cinema on the Cusp

It’s a waiting game in Central America and the Caribbean where some countries have introduced film funds but their respective governments have lagged in approving them.

It’s a waiting game in Central America and the Caribbean where some countries have introduced film funds but their respective governments have lagged in approving them. Others have reaped the benef…

Aside from being a joy to watch, it is a rare example of a television show about the United States-born children and gra...
18/03/2019
Opinion | Netflix Has Turned Its Back on Latinos

Aside from being a joy to watch, it is a rare example of a television show about the United States-born children and grandchildren of Latin American immigrants. That’s why its cancellation is more than just the loss of a critical darling — it’s an egregious erasure of Latinos at a time when anti-Latino rhetoric floods our political discourse, and it’s a reminder of Netflix’s tepid support for our stories, just when we need them the most.

The cancellation of “One Day at a Time” hurts in a way the diversity numbers can’t fully convey.

An award-winning international film and TV producer and publishing entrepreneur, Sharp brings decades of experience to I...
08/03/2019
IFP Announces Jeffrey Sharp New Executive Director To Lead Non-Profit Hub for Independent Film

An award-winning international film and TV producer and publishing entrepreneur, Sharp brings decades of experience to IFP, including his work producing films such as Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Count on Me, Evening and The Yellow Birds and digitally publishing authors such as William Styron, Pat Conroy and Pearl Buck as co-founder and President of Open Road Integrated Media.

The Independent Filmmaker Project fosters the development, production and promotion of hundreds of feature and documentary films a year.

“I’ve been doing business in the DR for the past 12 years; I know and believe in this country,” he said, adding that it ...
03/03/2019
New Studio Facility and Tech Advances Coming to Dominican Republic (EXCLUSIVE)

“I’ve been doing business in the DR for the past 12 years; I know and believe in this country,” he said, adding that it was not his aim to compete with the six-year-old Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, which sits on a 43-acre site and features a water tank and several sound stages.

“I’m just trying to facilitate my own projects,” he noted, adding that he had some A-list talent projects in the pipeline aside from his local micro-budget films.

The Dominican Republic is poised to take a bold leap into the future thanks to Brooklyn-born tech and real estate titan Louis Arriola, chairman and founder of NYLA Media, whose ambitious multi-mill…

“Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career,” Iñárritu said in a statement. “I ...
27/02/2019
Alejandro G. Iñárritu Named Cannes Jury President

“Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career,” Iñárritu said in a statement. “I am humbled and thrilled to return this year with the immense honor of presiding over the jury.”

Alejandro G. Iñárritu has been named president of the Cannes Film Festival jury. The Oscar-winning director of “Birdman” and “The Revenant” will be the first Mexican artist …

“There is so much talk about diversity, and I mean some progress has been made, but definitely the Hispanic Americans – ...
25/02/2019
At the Oscars, Alfonso Cuarón Says Representation for US-Born Latinos Is Still Dismal

“There is so much talk about diversity, and I mean some progress has been made, but definitely the Hispanic Americans – and specifically Chicanos – are really, really badly represented still. It’s amazing, you know? It’s a huge percentage of the population,” said ROMACuaron

He spoke to reporters at a backstage press conference following his three wins at the Oscars.

Los Angeles Times
25/02/2019
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The Oscars marked a record-breaking year for recognizing the achievement of black artists: Trophies were awarded to seven black winners in six categories.

Netflix paid $10 million for worldwide rights to a film that yesterday received Sundance Film Festival’s coveted Festiva...
08/02/2019
Netflix just bought a film about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It might be the most ever paid for a Sundance documentary.

Netflix paid $10 million for worldwide rights to a film that yesterday received Sundance Film Festival’s coveted Festival Favorite Award.

That makes Knock Down the House the biggest documentary sale ever brokered at a film festival. The @Rachel Lears-directed film that followed the campaigns of congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other candidates who ran against incumbents in the elections last fall, shaking up the status quo and bringing fresh blood into Congress.

Netflix acquired rights to the award-winning documentary "Knock Down the House," about the election campaigns of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other

MACRO
06/02/2019

MACRO

When we tell you we’re just getting started!! So excited to bring y’all the dopiness that is ‘Gentefied,’ “a badass Spanglish story!💥 bit.ly/2SaOAxg
#stayMACRO #Gentefied #Netflix

Cine Las Americas
19/01/2019
Cine Las Americas

Cine Las Americas

We are mitú reports that Ozzie Areu, former President of Tyler Perry Studios, is teaming up with his brother to start Areu Bros., the first major Latino-owned and operated movie production studio in the U.S. The studio aims to bring in new content and opportunities to increase Latinx representation in front and behind the camera.

The report titled “Inclusion in the Director’s Chair” comes from Professor Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg School f...
08/01/2019
Record Number Of Black Directors Helmed Top-Grossing Films In 2018, Annenberg Study Finds

The report titled “Inclusion in the Director’s Chair” comes from Professor Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Inclusion Initiative and analyzes new data on movies released in 2018. The comprehensive analysis goes beyond and examines a total of 1,335 directors working on the 1,200 top-grossing films released between 2007 and 2018.

As Hollywood moves at a glacial pace towards representation and inclusion in film and TV, the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative is here to shed some light on the issue and is leading the charge wh…

The cartel operative — be he a kingpin or a hit man or a small-time drug dealer — has become the dominant image of Latin...
07/01/2019
Opinion | Hollywood’s Obsession With Cartels

The cartel operative — be he a kingpin or a hit man or a small-time drug dealer — has become the dominant image of Latino people in American television and cinema. He’s of course also the dominant image of Latino people in the discourse of the president of the United States.

By the next network upfronts, or summer movie blockbuster season, Latino drug operatives may outpace their chief rivals — jihadist terrorists and Russians mobsters — and become the country’s leading screen bad guys.

It would be nice to see Latinos living regular lives — not stereotype-fueled fantasies — onscreen.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortlists of semi-finalists in nine separate categories. ...
18/12/2018
Oscars: Film Academy Narrows the List of Contenders in Nine Categories

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortlists of semi-finalists in nine separate categories. From here, the organization’s separate respective branches will vote to determine nominees, which will be announced along with all other Oscar categories next month.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortlists of semi-finalists in nine separate categories. From here, the organization’s separate respective branches will vote to…

The American comic book publisher and Warner Bros. are developing the superhero movie “Blue Beetle", which will feature ...
16/12/2018
DC Comics’ universe grows, becomes a little more Latino with ‘Blue Beetle’ movie

The American comic book publisher and Warner Bros. are developing the superhero movie “Blue Beetle", which will feature comic book character Jaime Reyes as the first DC standalone Latino lead, according to reports of the collaboration.

Reyes is a Mexican-American teenager from El Paso, Texas, who finds his life turned upside down when he discovers the Blue Beetle scarab tool, which gives him the technology to activate a bio-mechanical suit.

If done with respect to the Latino culture, "Blue Beetle" could be a commercial hit, says "El Peso Hero" comic creator Hector Gonzalez Rodriguez III.

We're so ready for 2019!
12/12/2018

We're so ready for 2019!

“Working with Bryan Smiley and Columbia Pictures to further the mission ColorCreative set out to achieve four years ago ...
12/12/2018
Issa Rae, Columbia Sign Multi-Picture Production Deal Promoting Diverse Screenwriters (EXCLUSIVE)

“Working with Bryan Smiley and Columbia Pictures to further the mission ColorCreative set out to achieve four years ago in creating access for underrepresented writers, has been a dream come true,” Issa Rae said in a statement. “All of the projects we are working on are fresh and promising and we can’t wait to continue the work. We hope to set a precedent and inspire the industry at large to invest in undiscovered talent, original IP, and fresh stories and perspectives.”

Issa Rae’s production company, ColorCreative, has signed a multi-picture production deal with Columbia Pictures. The pact is unique in that under the agreement, ColorCreative will work with and bac…

Here are the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards nominations for BEST PICTURE: “Black Panther”“BlacKkKlansman”“The Favour...
10/12/2018
‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘First Man’ Lead Critics’ Choice Movie Nominations

Here are the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards nominations for BEST PICTURE:

“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“The Favourite”
“First Man”
“Green Book”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“ROMACuaron”
“A Star is Born”
“Vice”

Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite,” directed by rising art-house star Yorgos Lanthimos, led the field of film nominees for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, the Broadca…

Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther,” Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” all were recog...
07/12/2018
Golden Globes Shatters Diversity Record: 4 of 10 Best Picture Nominees Have Non-White Directors

Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther,” Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” all were recognized in the Best Picture-Drama category, while John M Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” made the cut in the Best Picture – Comedy or Drama competition.

"Crazy Rich Asians," "BlacKkKlansman," "Black Panther" and "If Beale Street Could Talk" all break into the top categories

Almodovar added: “When I first saw the movie, I said to him, ‘This is not only your best movie, it’s one of my top five ...
04/12/2018
Pedro Almodovar on ‘Roma’: ‘The Best Film of the Year’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Almodovar added: “When I first saw the movie, I said to him, ‘This is not only your best movie, it’s one of my top five movies of all time. But don’t get big-headed: it’s number five.”

MADRID — Pedro Almodóvar made an appearance last night in Madrid to present “Roma” to industry members and friends at a private screening held by Netflix. “It’s the best film of the year,” Al…

Before the star was unveiled, Miranda took to the podium, noting that his first connection to the Walk of Fame was seein...
01/12/2018
Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Receive His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame | Playbill

Before the star was unveiled, Miranda took to the podium, noting that his first connection to the Walk of Fame was seeing people pay tribute to stars who’ve passed away by visiting their star. “One day, they’ll put flowers on this star,” he said to moans and protestations. “But not today. Today, we all celebrate…it is one of the great days of my life to be here with you all.”

Rita Moreno and Weird Al Yankovic were on hand to pay tribute to the Hamilton creator as he received his latest accolade.

For the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, 112 feature-length films have been selected, representing 33 countries and 45 first...
29/11/2018
2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: 112 FEATURES ANNOUNCED

For the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, 112 feature-length films have been selected, representing 33 countries and 45 first-time filmmakers. 53% of the directors in this year’s U.S. Dramatic Competition are women; 41% are people of color; 18% identify as LGBTQIA+. 44% of the directors in this year’s U.S. Documentary Competition are women; 22% are people of color; 5% identify as LGBTQIA+. Of the 61 directors in all four competition categories, comprising 56 films, 42% are women, 39% are people of color, and 23% identify as LGBTQIA. 24 films announced today were supported by Sundance Institute in development, whether through direct granting or residency Labs. 102 of the Festival’s feature films, or 91% of the lineup announced today, will be world premieres.

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