Jack Rico is founder and editor of Showbizcafe.com, a website dedicated to providing movie information and reviews to Spanish speaking audiences. After 10 years in front of the cameras as the weather and entertainment correspondent for WXTV/Ch. 41 in NY, he decided to change career paths and go behind the scenes to give us a more in depth look at movies today, from a Latino point of view. To listen to podcast CLICK above.

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

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.

On January 26, Bromley Communications brought together a panel of industry experts to speak at NYU Film School about directing for the Hispanic market.

Commemorating its 10th year anniversary, the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF), presented by HBO, today announced its open call for 2009 film submissions.

Openfilm.com announced a variety of new tools and features that assist independent filmmakers showcase their work and help audiences discover and watch the best Web video in high-definition, for free.

Cine Latino has finalized deals with five of the world's leading film distributors, acquiring more than 90 new titles that include some of the most critically-acclaimed and biggest box office hits of recent years from across the U.S., Latin America, Mexico, and Spain.

Wandering Films and Minx Films are delighted to announce that their short film, La Milonga, has been chosen as an official selection of the Miami Short Film Festival. The festival will take place November 17-23 in Miami.

Maya Entertainment announced that it will produce America Tragic (working title), a heart-felt drama starring "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera.

Maya Entertainment announced that it will develop, produce, and distribute the slacker comedy feature HOLLYWOOD PLAYERS, written by Joaquin Perea who is also slated to direct the film.

Juniper Content Corporation’s ¡Sorpresa! announced that “I Want My Parents Back” has been selected as the winner of the ¡Sorpresa! Youth Film Competition at the 16th Annual Hampton’s International Film Festival.