Avail-TVN announced a long-term, industry-wide video-on-demand services deal with VeneMovies, a SOMOSTV 24 hour, commercial free channel that serves the U.S. Hispanic market with top quality Spanish-language content.

Veranda Entertainment announced the distribution of the Peliculas Rodriguez and Cinematografica Rodriguez film catalogs for television in the U.S. This will be the first time that the films are available for television in the U.S for over a decade.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that an independent panel of five distinguished marketing and communications scholars unanimously agreed that both industry and academic best practices were used to develop the paid media portion of the 2010 Census Integrated Communications Campaign.

The educational and historical coffee table book on 100 years of Latinos in Hollywood films, which has been featured on a number of television and radio programs, HOLLYWOOD - Se Habla Español has been awarded 2nd Place prize for Best Gift Book at the International Latino Book Festival held at the

Cinelatino announced that it has finalized first-time deals with Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Studios and signed a new deal with Lionsgate.

Cinelatino announced that it has entered into a partnership with Argos Comunicacion.

Los Angeles based Maya Entertainment has joined forces with home entertainment mega brand BLOCKBUSTER to present groundbreaking Latin Cinema from acclaimed filmmakers and star talent in major US markets.

The multi-city Hola Mexico Film Festival USA '09 and Cinelatino announced the winner of the Cinelatino Audience Choice Award following the conclusion of the second edition of the Hola Mexico Film Festival in the United States.

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The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) celebrates its 10th Anniversary as the premier Latino film festival in the country, unspooling in New York City from Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2, 2009.

Cinelatino has launched a broadband Web site that offers film lovers a one-stop news and entertainment destination covering the world of Spanish-language
film.

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) announced that Mega Films, the SBS Film Division that brought the hit Mega TV Series Gabriel, Amor Inmortal to Latino audiences nationwide on Mega TV and DirecTV, is releasing its first English language film, Falling Awake.

We talked to Roberto Sneider about the film “Arrancame La Vida”, based on the novel by Angeles Mastreta. He directed and wrote the screenplay. This movie will be in US theaters soon. He talked about the making of this film alongside Mastreta, the adaptation of the screenplay, the characters,and his career as a director.

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Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper (Adaptation, Breach), Lost Son of Havana offers a rare inside look at present day Cuba and its people as a 67-year-old Tiant returns to the place of his childhood. During his time there, he confronts once and for all the long-simmering feelings of love and loss he has for his family, his former teammates and the country he left behind.

Maya Entertainment is teaming up with Blockbuster Inc. to support the growing Latino filmmaking industry in the U.S. and spotlight quality examples of its work.

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