Lapiz created a trailer in support of this year’s Chicago Latino Film Festival (April 13-24) entitled “Paternity.” The spot captures a father telling his son, after many years of withholding the truth, that he is not his biological father. The same story is retold three times, in three different countries, affecting how the news is relayed and interpreted.

Rene "Calle 13," Esai Morales, Benicio del Toro, Jimmy Smits, Maria Conchita Alonso, Marcos Zurinaga, Yancey Arias, Miriam Colon, Teofilo Torres, Bertha Navarro, Celines Toribio along with groups such as the National Puerto Rican Coalition, The Puerto Rico Film Office Management and Staff, produc

Hollywood movies directed by African-Americans are significantly more likely to include African-American characters with speaking roles than movies not directed by African-Americans, according to a report released today from USC Annenberg.

As part of the many events surrounding the Tribeca Film Festival, this past Saturday April 23rd, well-known Latino filmmakers, industry representatives and special guests gathered at a private event hosted by Heineken at the Thompson Hotel in New York City. By Liliana Gil, Managing Partner, XL Alliance and Moments2CultuRise Host Available on

Time Warner Cable Inc. announced the launch of their new 2011 Hispanic consumer brand campaign, “Mi Vida, A Mi Manera”/ (“My Life, My Way”). The campaign is centered on the company’s mission to empower Hispanics to live their life on their terms in ways that are simple and easy.

La Banda Films announced the release of the documentary film, Harlistas: An American Journey, premiering April 2011. The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Alfredo de Villa and follows the emotional journeys of real-life Harlistas – Harley riders of Latino heritage – as they seek adventure, camaraderie and achievement of the American Dream.

Gov. Luis Fortuño signed a new cinema-incentives law Friday aimed at taking Puerto Rico’s percolating film industry to the next level.

Following the January 28 launch of their debut film, FROM PRADA TO NADA, Pantelion Films has announced several upcoming releases for 2011.

A couple of weeks ago I finally parked myself at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway to see “In the Heights,” the Tony award-winning musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, about New York’s Nuyorican and Dominican neighborhood of upper Manhattan. What a charming, inspiring show.
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To read more CLICK above on El Blog. launched a new website, offering instant access to a wide array of premium Spanish Language films. The advertising supported service is now offered free of charge while expanding the consumer’s entertainment choices.

Cine&Mas SF, Comcast and Cinelatino announced the introduction of the "Comcast & Cinelatino Audience Choice Awards" at the 2010 San Francisco Latino Film Festival, marking the first time the Festival has featured an awards category.

TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V. announced the short film "El Pozo" produced by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Arriaga was screened in the "Orizzonti" (Horizons) section at the Venice Film Festival to standing ovations.

Lionsgate and Televisa Have formed a joint venture to target the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. moviegoer population, the Latino audience.

To some, Pablo Escobar was a ruthless criminal. To others, a generous community member. To Sebastian Marroquin, he was one thing above all others ˆ a father. Debuting MONDAY, OCT. 4 (9:00-10:30 p.m.

The past few years have been bruising for the movie industry. After more than a decade of growth, the DVD began stalling in 2007. For the first time in its history, the industry saw its primary revenue source shrink without a new format coming along to take its place in the driver’s seat.