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“Dante Night Show” comes to AmericaTeVe in late night, family-friendly format

 

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Dante Gebel, América TeVé Web site (www.americateve.com)

Surge a varied and entertaining show format “Late Night”, classic, innovative, and informative for the whole family, premiering this Monday 20 October at 11:30 pm in AmericaTeVe.

With monologues that appeal to everyday life, funny celebrity interviews of the Hispanic world, music, humor and a mixed salad of topics of interest for all ages, DANTE GEBEL, your host will inject energy with a touch of humor in a framework of positive entertainment in the new program, “Dante Night Show.”

Done in the entertainment capital, Hollywood, California, Dante proposes hilarious stories of everyday life such as marriage, female occurrences, the latest film, language problems, children, teens, in-laws and even the lies we grew up with … all accompanied by stories and daily maximum media interest topics discussed in social networks.

All opening “DANTE NIGHT SHOW” was filmed at Universal Studios, in the amazing UVS1 the virtual scenario Universal (a huge 36-degree set of green screens, which have been filmed many scenes from famous films). In them, Dante will play legendary film scenes from the Wild West, science fiction, disaster movies, and even the black and white classic. The creation of the set was given by the famous Joe Stewart who also designed the sets of Connan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson and other figures of the late night format in addition to the sets of shows like Friends and scenarios and the Oscars Billboard.

In a segment worthy of its name, Dante will present the program “El Angel” in celebration of solidarity with thousands of Hispanics, anonymous and showing commendable work done by citizens delivered to causes or projects and their poignant personal stories that demonstrate that it does not to be a millionaire to be representative of the true value and incalculable spiritual seizes “angels without wings.”

- “We will be the new option for all nights,” stated the driver. “It is an honor to respect the time families spend together to gather together feeds heat their homes.”

-. “Give them this new option that directly impacts the soul of our viewers AmericaTeVe to show” DANTE LATE NIGHT “, it fills us with emotion know that can end your day with a positive and fun note family, is a great incentive for us, “allege Omar Romay, president of AmericaTeVe.

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Northwestern Mutual adds multicultural marketing pros to Diversity and Inclusion team

 

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Northwestern Mutual has added two multicultural marketing experts to its Diversity and Inclusion team.

Jose Gomez, director of diversity and inclusion, leadership development, is responsible for designing and delivering leading edge solutions in diversity, inclusion and multicultural leadership consulting strategies. His expertise includes the areas of workforce, community, marketplace, and leadership diversity.

Based in Milwaukee, Gomez previously was senior managing partner of Denver-based Multicultural Solutions, a diversity, bilingual communications and public affairs company focusing on multicultural strategies, training and communications. Prior to that Gomez served as director of diversity and corporate relations at Brinker International; as well as senior manager, corporate affairs and diversity at Walmart Stores, Inc.; and director of the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) in Chicago, a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating professional development and workforce diversity programs. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Luis Cachua, director multicultural markets, will develop and lead the company’s Hispanic-integrated marketing initiatives out of Los Angeles. Cachua will be working with Northwestern Mutual’s cross functional teams and external Hispanic community partners. Cachua comes to Northwestern Mutual with significant marketing experience in financial services, having worked on multicultural market development with Wells Fargo, most recently as vice president of diverse segments strategy including management of national sponsorships and design of integrated marketing plans. Cachua holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California.

“Both Jose and Luis understand the financial-services industry, are bilingual, and will be valuable assets as we continue to expand our Hispanic-market initiatives,” said Chris Meece, director of multicultural market strategy at Northwestern Mutual. “They not only bring a wealth of diversity experience in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds, they also share our belief that our company’s brand values align well with those of the Hispanic market – building trust, keeping promises, and doing the right thing for your family.”

Northwestern Mutual offers a number of tools designed specifically to help Hispanic clients and their families achieve financial security, including an informational microsite in English and Spanish (http://es.northwesternmutual.com/) and a variety of Spanish-language materials and videos on financial planning, available through Northwestern Mutual Financial Representatives.

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NALEO Educational Fund to address impact of Latino voters and candidates

 

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NALEO Web site, www.naleo.org.

 

 

Two weeks before Election Daythe National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will brief media and partners on the crucial impact Latino voters and candidates will have on the outcome of Election 2014.  The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the National Press Club (MWL Room) in Washington, D.C.

With Latinos on both sides of the aisle running in some of the most competitive Congressional races this year, Latino candidates are poised to play a pivotal role in Election 2014.  At the state level, Latino candidates are pursuing statewide positions across the nation, including in “nontraditional” states like Rhode Island and Wyoming.  Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director, will take a closer look at this year’s races to watch and discuss the potential impact Latino candidates will have on the number of Latinos serving in Congress and state legislatures nationwide following Election 2014.

In addition to races involving Latino candidates, NALEO Educational Fund will examine competitive races for Governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives where the Latino vote is likely to have a decisive impact.  According to NALEO Educational Fund, more than 7.8 million Latino voters are expected to cast ballots this November, up 1.2 million from the 2010 midterm elections.

Leading Latino leaders will also be on hand for an in-depth panel discussion on the impact of Latino voters and candidates this election year.  Panel participants will include Latino Victory Project President Cristobal Alex, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director Daniel Garza and NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director Arturo Vargas.

WHAT:
NALEO Educational Fund’s 2014 Races to Watch: The Power of Latino Voters and Candidates Luncheon Briefing

WHO:
Cristobal Alex, Latino Victory Project President
Daniel Garza, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director
Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:
The National Press Club – Murrow/White/Lisagor Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

 

Two weeks before Election Daythe National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund will brief media and partners on the crucial impact Latino voters and candidates will have on the outcome of Election 2014.  The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the National Press Club (MWL Room) in Washington, D.C.

With Latinos on both sides of the aisle running in some of the most competitive Congressional races this year, Latino candidates are poised to play a pivotal role in Election 2014.  At the state level, Latino candidates are pursuing statewide positions across the nation, including in “nontraditional” states like Rhode Island and Wyoming.  Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director, will take a closer look at this year’s races to watch and discuss the potential impact Latino candidates will have on the number of Latinos serving in Congress and state legislatures nationwide following Election 2014.

In addition to races involving Latino candidates, NALEO Educational Fund will examine competitive races for Governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives where the Latino vote is likely to have a decisive impact.  According to NALEO Educational Fund, more than 7.8 million Latino voters are expected to cast ballots this November, up 1.2 million from the 2010 midterm elections.

Leading Latino leaders will also be on hand for an in-depth panel discussion on the impact of Latino voters and candidates this election year.  Panel participants will include Latino Victory Project President Cristobal Alex, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director Daniel Garza and NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director Arturo Vargas.

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WHAT:
NALEO Educational Fund’s 2014 Races to Watch: The Power of Latino Voters and Candidates Luncheon Briefing

WHO:
Cristobal Alex, Latino Victory Project President
Daniel Garza, The LIBRE Initiative Executive Director
Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:
The National Press Club – Murrow/White/Lisagor Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

 

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Blue Moon Brewing partners with L.A. artist to create Hispanic-themed mural

 

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“The Great Wall of Los Angeles” is among the public works of art commissioned by SPARC (Photo credit: SPARC Web site, www.sparcinla.org)

This fall, Blue Moon Brewing Company® is embracing its artfully crafted heritage by partnering with Los Angeles-based artist Wenceslao Quiroz to create a mural in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The mural will be a rendition of one of Quiroz’s unique works and will be completed in time to close out Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 15. To inspire further beautification in the community, Blue Moon will make a donation to the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC).

The mural site, located on a wall at 2001 7th St. in Los Angeles, is one of many walls that have been used as canvases for illegal graffiti in Boyle Heights, an issue SPARC has been working to alleviate for more than 30 years. Blue Moon’s $5,000 donation to SPARC will help fund future art projects in the area.

“We are excited to continue building on SPARC’s legacy of public arts projects in the community and to be able to support the arts in L.A.,” said Keith Villa, founder and head brewmaster at Blue Moon Brewing Company. “L.A. is known for its history of Latino muralists, so we are delighted that Blue Moon can help expand on SPARC’s efforts to help preserve the city’s colorful landscape.”

Quiroz’s celebration of culture in his artwork made him a clear choice for Blue Moon, whose founder has also drawn inspiration from his own Hispanic heritage when it comes to his art of brewing. Similar to Villa, Quiroz adheres to a strong work ethic that promotes unity and empowerment.

Locals will have an opportunity to meet Quiroz Oct.15 at 6 p.m. at a restaurant on East 7th St. and Mateo St. across from the mural site. The meet-and-greet will also include a short program to present SPARC with the donation and celebrate the completion of the mural.

 

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Univision and IES partner to increase online presence of Hispanic-serving colleges

 

 

 

 

 

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Integrated Education Solutions Web site (www.integratededsolutions.com).

 

 

Integrated Education Solutions (IES) and Univision Communications Inc. today announced a strategic alliance to help Hispanic serving institutions develop their online capabilities. IES and UCI will work with colleges and universities experienced in serving Hispanic students to build new online educational offerings, or expand current efforts.

IES will provide a turnkey solution to institutions seeking to offer online courses and degree programs, including program planning, instructional design, recruitment and student services, virtual campus management and regulatory compliance consulting.

“IES has tremendous expertise in this area, built on DeVry Education Group’s more than 20 years of experience managing programs and serving students from the certificate to the doctoral level,” said Stephanie Woodson, executive director of IES. “We are excited to work with Univision and Hispanic serving colleges and universities to create and deliver quality online programs.”

DeVry Education Group’s online services operations serve over 450,000 course takers per year across a wide range of academic programs at DeVry Group institutions, including nursing, business, medicine, technology and allied health.

As part of the strategic alliance, Univision will provide access to research from its consumer insights team, as well as a material media package supporting this strategic alliance that includes television, radio, digital, and live events.

More than 56 million Hispanics live in the U.S., representing nearly half the nation’s population growth from 2000-2012, and nearly 89 percent of the growth in college enrollment during that timeframe.

Lexus and Mega TV partner to broadcast second season of “VIDA LEXUS Presenta: Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla” nationwide

 

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Journalist, TV host, and social media influencer Pili Montilla is the host of “Té Para Tres,” now airing weekly on MegaTV.

 

Mega TV and Lexus are teaming up to bring  the Emmy-nominated music  series “VIDA LEXUS Presenta: Té Para Tres con Pili Montilla” to millions of viewers. Lexus will co-produce the second season, which began airing nationwide and in Puerto Rico on Mega TV starting yesterday, at 9 PM ET / 8 Central / 6 PM Pacific.

In its debut, viewers enjoyed an updated version of the first season, with María Del Pilar and Domino Saints as guests. Later they will see Fofé and Gustavo Galindo, Las Cafeteras, La Santa Cecilia, Mexican Dubwiser, Palenke Soul Tribe, Indigo, Henry Cole, Astro, Especial SESAC, Fofé and Rakas. The second season will begin airing on November 29th.

Created, produced and hosted by Emmy-nominated TV presenter Pili Montilla, and directed and edited by two-time Emmy winner Juan Agustín Márquez, “Té Para Tres” is a place of musical discovery that offers a fun, intimate and spontaneous look at a “day in the life” of the most unique and talented Latino musicians emerging today, through conversations that excite and inspire.

In an intimate setting, Pili Montilla takes the audience through the ups and downs, struggles and triumphs of the lives of today’s hottest emerging artists. Viewers will have behind-the-scenes access to exclusive places like recording studios, concerts and homes of these rising stars and acclaimed artists like Draco Rosa, Vega, Periko y Jessi León, Babasonicos, La Santa Cecilia, Ceci Bastida and many more.

“As a producer, host and music lover, my mission for “Té Para Tres “is to create a platform where incredible alternative talent can share theirmusic and history. Undoubtedly, the show has become a place of discovery that helps expand the musical palate of our audience. Here at “Té Para Tres Studios,” we are very proud to share our vision with the Lexus community, as well as with these Latino musicians, embarking on a journey in search of musical perfection, “said Pili Montilla.

An Emmy-nominated television presenter, producer and social media expert, Pili Montilla has built a reputation as one of the best presenters in the world of bilingual entertainment. Her curiosity to explore the depths of people has afforded her the opportunity to interview renowned artists such as Sandra Bullock, Jenni Rivera, Calle 13, Ricky Martin and Gwen Stefani, among others. 

The partnership between Lexus and MegaTV will also take the concept of the show on tour with four intimate live concerts, which featuring one of the artists profiled in the program. Stops will include cities with key Hispanic markets such as Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, and New York.

“The variety of featured artists attracts a diverse and enthusiastic audience that is also reflected in our customer base. We are proud to bring this kind of energy to the Latino community,” said Brian Smith, Lexus vice president of marketing.

 

Guests and dates of the first season are:

Maria del Pilar and Domino Saints - Oct 4
Fofé and Gustavo Galindo - October 11
Las Cafeteras and La Santa Cecilia - October 18
Mexican Dubwiser and Palenke Soul Tribe - Oct 25
Indigo and Henry Cole - Nov 1
Astro and SESAC Special - Nov 8
Fofé and Rakas - Nov 15

HPRA Announces National Winners of 2014 ¡BRAVO! Awards; Hispanicize launches Hispanicize Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, CA – It was a historic night for the Hispanic Public Relations Association as HPRA held its 30th annual BRAVO Awards and Scholarship Gala last night at the historic Tamayo Restaurant.  Edelman Multicultural led all agencies with two of the eight National ¡BRAVO! Campaign of the Year Awards that were announced at the sold out dinner event.

Photo courtesy Eddie Sakaki Photography.

Edelman Multicultural won the Food & Beverage category for its“Starbucks Caramel Flan Latte Hispanic Program” and the Non Profit category for the 2013 U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Convention “America’s Business Future”.

The other 2014 ¡BRAVO! Campaign of the Year Award winners were:

- The California Endowment for the category for Public Education for #Health4All Campaign

- Cohn & Wolfe INFUSE for the Fashion & Beauty category for “Colgate® Optic White ® Making ‘Tu Sonrisa’ Your Best Accessory”

- Merck with GCI Health for the Healthcare & Nutrition category for “Cuida Tu Diabetes, Cuida Tu Corazón”

- Balsera Communications for Media Event (Corporate) for “Hispanicize Positive Impact: Celebrating Latinos Who Do Remarkable Good Deeds”2014 HPRA National ¡BRAVO! Campaign of the Year Award

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- República for the category of Integrated Marketing “Goya World of Flavors”

- Imprenta Communications Group, Inc. for the Public Education Non Profit category for its California Department of Industrial Relations Wage Theft campaign

After Party Features Launch of Hispanicize Los Angeles, Hispanicize Stars Awards

The BRAVO Awards were followed by the Hispanicize-HPRA after party that was sponsored by the Greater Miami Conventions and Visitors Bureau and República.

The after party marked the official launch of the Hispanicize Los Angeles City Group that is under the leadership of Barney Santos of Unilever, Jose Villa of The Sensis Agency, Lizza Monet Morales of XoxoLizza.com and Willy Villarreal of Edelman Multicultural.

As part of the after party, which also raised money for the scholarship fund of HPRA LA, Hispanicize L.A.’s team recognized three local Latino influencers for their work in journalism, marketing and Latin music.  the 2014 Hispanicize Los Angeles influencer “Stars” were:

- Magaly Ortiz, Entertainment reporter, Primer Impacto. For her achievements in the world of journalism and being a go-to source on entertainment news for Latinos.

- Diana Beas, Head of Music Licensing + Latin Music at Secret Road Music For her contribution to the Latin music industry, endless support of indie artists and always championing for their success.

- Jose Villa, President of The Sensis Agency, for his contribution as a leading Hispanic thought leaders in the marketing industry.

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From left to right, the 2014 Hispanicize Stars of Los Angeles: Magaly Ortiz, Entertainment reporter, Primer Impacto; Jose Villa, President of The Sensis Agency; and Diana Beas, Head of Music Licensing + Latin Music at Secret Road Music.

Mitsubishi launches ad campaign aimed at booming Latino population

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Mitsubishi Spanish-language campaign site (www.mitsubishicars.com/mimitsubishiauto

Yesterday, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., launched a national advertising campaign aimed at U.S. Hispanics in an effort to serve the booming Latino population. The campaign, conceived by Grupo Gallegos, an independent advertising agency, will target Hispanic consumers with advertising in TV, print and digital, and will run through March 2015.

The launch marks the first time since 2004 that MMNA has focused communications on the Hispanic market with a national campaign. Mitsubishi Motors and Grupo Gallegos previously worked together on a digital campaign supported by radio and print in the Miami area.

“We are thrilled that when Mitsubishi Motors decided to increase their focus on the Hispanic market, they returned to Grupo Gallegos for support,” shared John Gallegos, CEO and founder of Grupo Gallegos. “The Hispanic population represents a huge opportunity for brands to expand their consumer-base and increase sales, a fact that Mitsubishi Motors has embraced with this new national campaign and communication focus.”

The campaign’s creative is built on the insight that Latinos grow up in a large network of family and friends who want to help with every decision. While family and friends may be well intentioned, the communications seek to encourage car buyers to find their own lane by selecting their own car.

The TV spot features footage of each of the three cars with a first-person voiceover sharing anecdotes about his family’s feedback on his car buying decision. As the bright cars zip across scenic backgrounds, he explains, “my car is my decision.” The visual then transitions to a dramatic black background with graphic text emphasizing the confidence and individuality of the consumer, ending on the Mitsubishi Motors logo.

Commenting on the campaign, Marty Orzio, Chief Creative Officer at Grupo Gallegos, stated, “We were able to play with the name Mitsubishi by teasing out the first two letters, mi, which means “my” in Spanish. This created a great opportunity for a memorable, brand-focused campaign. By utilizing a voiceover and graphic text, we were able to convey the message of ‘My Mitsubishi’ without requiring new footage or on-camera talent.”

Mitsubishi Motors North America has seen strong sales this year, with total sales up 29.9 percent year to date (as of October 1). The Outlander Sport, an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick, has had its best ever year-to-date sales. While Mirage continues to be a strong contender in the highly-competitive sub-compact market thanks to its industry-leading gas mileage and warranty.

To learn more about the products featured in the campaign, visit MiMitsubishiAuto.com.

CHCI 37th Annual Awards Gala honors Latino leaders and communicators

 

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Last night, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute celebrated its 37th Annual Awards Gala, honoring Latino leaders in America with the CHCI Medallion of Excellence and the Chair’s Medallion Award, and hearing from President Barack Obama.

Medallion of Excellence honorees included journalist José Díaz-Balart and community activist Eliseo Medina, and the Chair’s Medallion was given to Dr. Juliet V. García, who was named this year as the head of the new University of Texas Institute of the Americas.

As a part of the gala, CHCI celebrated generous, multi-year gifts from capstone donors, Time Warner Cable, Hyundai Motor America, and Entravision, which will deepen the breadth and reach of CHCI’s leadership development programs.

The capstone donors, joining CHCI’s six cornerstone donors from last year, are ushering in a period of expansion for CHCI and the availability of programs for thousands of high school, college and post-graduate students nationwide. Last year’s six cornerstone donors were national and international titans PepsiCo Foundation, Toyota, State Farm®, Bank of America, Anheuser-Busch, and Dell. Together with Time Warner Cable, Hyundai Motor America, and Entravision, these companies have invested nearly $11,000,000 in CHCI’s Building Our Future, Together campaign.

“Over the last 15 years, CHCI has grown from serving 48 students to reaching more than 1,600 students in 2014. With the projected growth of the Latino population, these programs are more important than ever,” said Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, CHCI Chairman. “The support of partners like Time Warner Cable, Hyundai Motor America and Entravision is critical to ensure that students have the opportunities they need to succeed in school and the workplace. Together, we are building the workforce and leadership of tomorrow.”

“As a long-time partner of CHCI, we’re happy to support the organization’s investments in the next generation of Latino leaders,” saidJoan Gillman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Time Warner Cable Media. “This partnership reflects our ongoing commitment to the communities we serve. We’re a large employer of Hispanic Americans, service provider for many Hispanic households and provide an abundance of Spanish-language programming and channels to serve English-speaking Latino consumers.”

“Hyundai is proud of its long-standing partnership with CHCI and our work together on a variety of scholarship and community service initiatives that build a stronger America,” said Dave Zuchowski, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. “Today we are pleased to announce our latest collaboration, the creation of the CHCI Virtual Leadership Institute.  This five-year initiative remains true to the founding vision of the CHCI and is designed to train the next generation of American leaders.”

“We are thrilled to sponsor CHCI and immensely proud to be a part of such a wonderful initiative that promotes and supports the Latino community,” said Walter F. Ulloa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Entravision. “I would like to congratulate this year’s honorees and all of the students taking part in CHCI’s programs. Our involvement is an example of Entravision’s commitment to the U.S. Latino community and our efforts to foster the growth and development of our nation’s future leaders.”

CHCI administers highly-competitive and Latino youth leadership development programs, including two fellowship programs, a congressional internship program, scholarship awards, and college readiness programs, Ready to Lead (R2L®) and R2L®NextGen for high school students. It recently launched CHCI NextOpp, an innovative online database that provides Latino students access to academic and professional opportunities from middle school to graduate school.

Georgia Latino Film Festival set to attract over 700 people

 

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Georgia Latino Film Festival aims to promote the work of Hispanic filmmakers in the U.S. (www.georgialatinofilmfestival.org).

 

The 3rd annual Georgia Latino Film Festival was announced by Jose Marquez-Leon President, CEO and Founder of Georgia Latino Film festival and Chief Marketing Officer and Co Founder Lance Robertson CEO Robertson Media Group. The highly-acclaimed event supporting the independent Latino filmmaking community is here for the 3rd year with more workshops, films and music for the Georgia Community than in years past. With the mission of redefining, discovering and honoring artistic excellence in Latino Independent cinema, Georgia Latino Film Festival will provide an unprecedented platform for Latino filmmakers and will attract an annual attendance of more than 700 people.

Event sponsors include : AAA,  Georgia Pacific,  OVNLatino,  Macy’s,  Atlanta Film Festival,  Coca Cola,  La Bodega International, JR Revelry,  Big Picture Con,  Oz Magazine, Regions, Latin Heat,  FilmFreeway, Festhome, Rumbeando Atlanta,  Que Pasa Atlanta, Reino Magazine, SBC,  Plaza Fiesta, and Univision. Georgia Latino Film Festival is also supported by grants from Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office  and the Mayor’s Office of Entertainment.

“Latinos continue to over-index across the board, and according to the Motion Picture Arts Academy, Latinos go to the movie 5 times more than average [person]. As a community, we must cultivate, develop and showcase Latino independent film talent and develop crews for this growing community, in order to stimulate the growth of Latino storytellers, actors, crew, and executives.” said Jose Marquez, CEO of OVNLatino and Co-founder of the Georgia Latino Film Festival.

The Georgia Latino Film Festival celebrates the contributions of Latino filmmakers in front and behind the camera in Georgia. Also providing and up close and personal panel discussions with Directors, Producers, Distributers & Actors plus workshops on Distribution, Product Placement to Casting targeting the newest and largest consumer in the America.

“The Georgia T.V. and  film Industry has become the second home for most of Hollywood’s motion picture decision makers. As we strive toward making the Georgia Latino Film Festival one of the premier industry events, we determined that Atlanta is the central location in the southeast. We see no better place than Georgia to encourage greater participation, help us attract a multicultural audience, provide state-of-the-art facilities, and build stronger alliances with Hollywood film studios,” Robertson said.
The Georgia Latino Film Festival includes film showcase, workshops, and panel discussions. Invited guests and artists included Kiki Melendez (Hot Tamale), Michael di Lorenzo (NY Undercover), Edward James Almos, Gina Rodriguez, Roger Bobb, Ed Martin, Seich, Tito Puente Jr., E. Vincent Martinez (Fashionado) Michelangelo, Reese Odum and many others. Bringing it all together our hosts Tony Guerrero, Mariela Romero and many others.
The GaLFF will showcase emerging Latino’s independent filmmakers from all over the world. While highlighting Georgia’s TV & Film Industry being camera ready to become the second home for most of Hollywood’s motion pictures decision makers.
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HPRA-NY announces winners of their 2014 Scholarship Program

 

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HPRA New York (http://ny.hpra-usa.org)

 

The Hispanic Public Relations Association’s New York Chapter (HPRA-NY) executive board has announced the winners of the HPRA-NY 2014 Scholarship Program. Krystal Suarez, senior at CUNY majoring in Communications and Crystal Belmont, senior at Stony Brook University majoring in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing, will each be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to be applied to their 14-15 academic school year and a year-long membership to HPRA-NY.

“HPRA-NY is proud to honor the achievements of Hispanic youth seeking to pursue a career in our industry” said Andy Checo, president of HPRA-NY. “The future of the Hispanic PR industry thrives when professionals are empowered to meet their maximum potential, and for this reason, the HPRA-NY scholarship program is the organization’s most important undertaking and valuable asset.”

The HPRA-NY Scholarship Program was created to assist New York area students of Hispanic descent (origin) achieve their educational goals in the field of marketing, advertising and/or public relations.

Suarez adds, “Receiving this scholarship from HPRA gives me the freedom I need to continue my educational endeavors. It’s a humbling recognition, and a reminder to keep pushing,” asserts Suarez. Belmont adds, “”Winning this scholarship humbles me and has proven that I am not only one step closer to becoming a leading Latina in the public relations and marketing field but closer to making a difference as well. I am honored to be identified as a Hispanic Public Relations Association scholarship recipient.”

The 2014 HPRA-NY executive board is comprised of the following members: President- Andy Checo of MundoFox; Vice Presidents – Federico Mejer of MGSCOMM and Veronica Potes, Univision; Secretary – Maria Amor of FORMULATIN and Treasurer – Evelyn Galarza of Time Warner Cable.

EC Hispanic Media scores 7 wins at the NAHP Conference

 

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EC Hispanic Media outlets El Clasificado, elclasificado.com and El Punto were announced to be among the winners of the 2014 Jose Marti Publishing Awards, at the 2014 National Association of Hispanic Publications conference in Illinois. 

The three publications were nominated– and won– in seven categories. El Clasificado won gold for “Outstanding Circulation Program” and silver for “Outstanding Classified Section,” both for the 13th consecutive year. 

“It is such an honor to celebrate the continued success of El Clasificado and to be rewarded for our determination year after year,” said Martha de la Torre, co-founder and CEO of El Clasificado.  “These awards reflect the growing diversity of our company, with new publications like El Punto and our core product, El Clasificado, with a more established presence in the community, as well as an ever-growing presence in the digital world.”

Elclasificado.com was awarded silver for Outstanding Publication Website for the fifth consecutive year. 

Additionally, El Punto, EC Hispanic Media’s monthly Spanish-language publication, picked up four awards– gold for “Outstanding Community Service,” silver for “Outstanding Front Page Design,” and for “Outstanding Cultural Article,” and bronze for “Outstanding Political Article.” 

The NAHP annual awards aim to recognize excellence in the Hispanic publishing industry.