JANE THE VIRGIN'S STAR IVONNE COLL RETURNS TO THE STAGE IN THE MADRES
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JANE THE VIRGIN'S STAR IVONNE COLL RETURNS TO THE STAGE IN THE MADRES

Award-winner, TV and stage star Ivonne Coll, who plays matriarch Alba Villanueva on TV’s Jane The Virgin, will lead the cast in the world premiere, The Madres at Teatro Vista in Chicago.  Ivonne Coll will be joined by a stellar cast featuring Lorena Diaz-Dwyer, ensemble member Ramon Camín, Felipe Carrasco and Ilse Zacharias. It’s 1979 in Buenos Aires, Argentina where people are disappearing right off…

KAREN PATMAS: DETERMINED TO CHANGE THE HOLLYWOOD AGENCY GAME
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KAREN PATMAS: DETERMINED TO CHANGE THE HOLLYWOOD AGENCY GAME

After world-wide condemnation against disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein and the birth of the #MeToo movement, Hollywood is experiencing a major paradigm shift. Weinstein’s alleged vicious and exploitative treatment of employees, coupled with the company’s failure to protect them, presented egregious violations of civil rights, human rights, and business laws. In the midst of all this chaos…

MARTIN SANTANDER: ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S NEW ACTION STARS
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MARTIN SANTANDER: ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S NEW ACTION STARS

For some time now, filmmakers have been turning to U.K. and Australia to find the next big action star.  Many producers in Hollywood are wondering where have the manly movie stars gone? In the past, Hollywood’s male stars were men’s men. Think John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart and Steve McQueen. Same with NASA.  Astronauts were macho…

STEPHANIE GERARD: FROM THE WORLD STAGE TO HOLLYWOOD
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STEPHANIE GERARD: FROM THE WORLD STAGE TO HOLLYWOOD

Each year new and talented young actors and actresses rise to the top of the competitive world that is Hollywood.  Some of these new faces will land coveted roles, turn movies into box office hits and even go on to receive nominations for their work.  One of those new faces already with a studio film…

YENIFFER BEHRENS: HOW SUNDANCE INSPIRED HER TO CREATE TRUE FORM FILMS
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YENIFFER BEHRENS: HOW SUNDANCE INSPIRED HER TO CREATE TRUE FORM FILMS

A few years ago, Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles launched an initiative to foster gender parity for women behind the camera. Their first step was to understand the root cause behind the scarcity of American women filmmakers so they could design effective ways to improve on the status quo. When they analyzed…

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ACTOR & PRODUCER MAURICIO MENDOZA: HOLLYWOOD'S JACK OF ALL TRADES

We often ponder why aren’t more movies being made for Hispanic audiences? They make up 21% of U.S. moviegoers, compared to 14% for African Americans and Asians, and 56% of them go to movies six times a year or more per actual statistics.  Yet, according to USA TODAY,  there is no Latino who acts as a greenlight executive…

ROB REINER TO RECEIVE AWARD FROM AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION

ROB REINER TO RECEIVE AWARD FROM AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION

(Los Angeles, CA) – The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will honor veteran film/television actor, writer, director and producer Rob Reiner with its inaugural Stanley Kramer Award for Social Justice in recognition of his career long activism and support to progressive politics. The director, whose latest film LBJ earned AAFCA’s Seal of Approval to denote its high quality,…