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City of Los Angeles Launches LA Collab To Double Latino Representation in Hollywood

 

The city of Los Angeles and Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a new initiative to help Latinos break into Hollywood called LA Collab which includes support from Hollywood leaders and actors like Zoe Saldana, Eva Longoria, J.J. Abrams, producer Jason Blum among others. Read the official announcement below.

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Actress Carla Jimenez Releases Holiday Album, 'Mondo Christmas' Featuring Mi Burrito Sabanero

Carla Jimenez Holiday Album Mondo Christmas

We know actress Carla Jimenez is a funny lady with her roles in Fox’s "The Mick" and "Last Man Standing" but who knew she could also sing. The Latina released her first Christmas album which includes classic holiday classics like "Little Drummer Boy" and "Mi Burrito Sabenero" featuring a duet with "One Day at a Time" actress Justina Machado

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Selena Gomez Executive Produces Immigration Netflix Doc, 'Living Undocumented'

A documentary crew followed eight undocumented families in Netflix's documentary, LIVING UNDOCUMENTED executive produced by Selena Gomez.  The Texas native wanted to be part of the project because of the plight of families in the face of potential deportation. The documentary follows not only Latino families but other minorities.

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Sneak Peek at Nickelodeon's 'The Casagrandes' Featuring A Latino Family

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First they gave us "Dora the Explorer" and now Nickelodeon is bringing us another animated show featuring a Latino family. "The Casagrandes" is a spin-off of "The Loud House," and features the voices of Eugenio Derbez, Carlos AlazraquiCarlos PenaVega and Alexa PenaVega as the family along with Melissa Joan Hart and Ken Jeong as their neighbors.  Take a sneak peek at the new show. 

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34th Annual Imagen Award Nominations List Include Jennifer Lopez, Jay Hernandez

 Jennifer Lopez Jay Hernandez Imagen Nominations

The nominations 34th Annual Imagen Awards are out, and television is the place to be for Latino representation. Check out the list of 93 nominations in 18 categories. Among the nominees are Jennifer Lopez, Andy Garcia, Jay Hernandez, Antonio Banderas, America Ferrera and many newcomers.

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Mexican Ranchera Star Chavela Vargas' Story Told In New Documentary

Documentary: Chavela Vargas. © Maj Lindström/Courtesy of Music Box Films 

Iconic musical artist Chavela Vargas' life story is told in a new documentary, CHAVELA through interviews with Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar, Latin music giants like Miguel Bose, Eugenia Leon, Tania Libertad and more. The revealing film includes never before seen interviews and performances, as well as anecdotes told by some of her most intimate friends. Watch a preview below.

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Interview with Iconic Mexican Comedian Luis De Alba

Luis de Alba as  Ratón Crispín, El Pirruris, Ptolomeo

Legendary Mexican comedian Luis de Alba has embarked on his last stand-up comedy tour, but the 72-year-old isn’t completely retiring from show business. For his next phase in his life, he plans to mentor up-and-coming comedians and spend time with his family. CineMovie caught up with the man of many funny faces before he started his comedy tour.

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Gente-Fied Creator and Director Marvin Lemus Premieres Series at Sundance

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As this year’s award season proves, Latinos are not represented on television and movies in large numbers or as leads, but creator and director Marvin Lemus is hoping to turn things around with his new bilingual comedy series, GENTE-FIED starring America Ferrera. The show premiered at Sundance this year, and Lemus tells CineMovie his motivation for creating the series which is also executive produced by Ferrera.  

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