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NALIP brings the first Latino Media Fest

Latino Creatives Make A Strong Case for Media Inclusion

at the 2017 Latino Media Fest

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers, known by NALIP, brings the Latino Media Fest, the unique presenter of the best U.S. Latino content across all media platforms: from narrative short films, TV/streaming pilots, digital content, virtual reality, augmented reality and documentary shorts. But what all these talented people have in common: they are all latinos! The 2017 NALIP Latino Media Fest is taking place at the AMC Century City 15 on September 26 and 27.

According to Benjamin ‘Ben’ López, Executive Director of NALIP, “this is the perfect opportunity to check shorts, Latin American content and Latinos here in Los Angeles in all media platforms. It’s not just to celebrate our culture but also to celebrate the seventh art.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“They are so talented, the next generation of Latinos, they will be the next ‘Guillermos’ or ‘Cuarons’, they were raised here in the United States […] and we need to give them this opportunity,” said Ben during our phone interview last week.

One of the highlights of this first Latino Media fest is the Mexican filmmaker Jorge R. Gutiérrez. He will be taking part in NALIP’s Animation Master Class and will discuss the specifics of making animated features and the process of telling unique stories that are relatable to global audiences. Gutiérrez has worked on Book of Life (2014), the TV series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera and his upcoming short VR film, Son of Jaguar.

The awardees that were voted in the four award categories will be recognized for their work behind the camera. The film Beatriz at Dinner, from Puerto Rican director Miguel Arteta, which has Salma Hayek as protagonist, will receive the award for Best LatinX Film. The Best LatinX Filmmaker awarded to director, writer and editor José María Cabral, for his film Woodpeckers. The Best Latin American Film awarded to Lemon, received by Janicza Bravo, director and writer of the film. And the Best Latin American Filmmaker awarded to Mexican director and writer Amat Escalante, for his film The Untamed.

The festival also serves to introduce new Latinos talents to the industry, which there are just a few artists on the market. “There is a lack of representation of our people in the stories,” added Ben. “and they just don’t include us as lawyers or doctors. we always play either the housekeepers or the criminals.”

With more than 60 million people, the Latinos community represents the first United States minority. “We are here but they just don’t see us, somehow it’s like we are the invisible community,” concluded Ben.

The NALIP Latino Media Fest attracts Latino content creators, industry executives and media from around the globe for invaluable learning and networking opportunities. The first annual Latino Media Fest is presented by Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo and additionally sponsored by FOX Inclusion, MPAA, Labo Digital, El Rey Network and venue sponsor AMC Independent.

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FERDINAND – Trailer & New Cast Members

20th Century Fox has released an additional trailer for FERDINAND!

And, there is more news: Nick Jonas has written an original song titled “Home” for the film; and Peyton Manning and Juanes have rounded out the exciting all-star cast alongside John Cena (as Ferdinand).

The animation also has voices of Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre. Directed by the Brazilian Carlos Saldanha.

Inspired by the beloved book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

FERDINAND hits theaters everywhere on December 15, 2017!

 

 


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Peter Rabbit – First Trailer Released

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation launched today the first trailer for Peter Rabbit!

Peter Rabbit (James Corden) in Columbia Pictures' PETER RABBIT.

Peter Rabbit (James Corden) in Columbia Pictures’ PETER RABBIT.

Based on the characters and tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. And he is planning to hit theater on February 9, 2018!!!

Let’s check it out the trailer:

Directed by Will Gluck, the film follows Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor, played by Domhnall Gleeson, escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door, Bea, played by Rose Byrne. James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.


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TOMB RAIDER – Trailer

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Tomb Raider is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug, with Oscar-winner Graham King. The executive producers are Patrick McCormick, Denis O’Sullivan and Noah Hughes.

This is not the first time that the video game has a adaptation to the big screen. I hope this time around we will be luckier and get THE real good movie. Tomb Raider is set to be release on March 16, 2018.

Let’s check it out the trailer:

 

Tomb Raider also stars Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas.

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen.  Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class.  Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone.  Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.

Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan.  But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous.  Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown.  If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

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JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE – New Trailer

Columbia Pictures launched today the first trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The game has changed, but the legend continues. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, and more. Directed by Jake Kasdan.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle hits theaters on December 20!

Watch the new trailer here:

 


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Sia’s New My Little Pony: The Movie Music Video

The singer Sia and Lionsgate released today the new soundtrack for My Little Pony: The Movie.

A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home.

The film has an all-star voice cast including Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, Michael Peña, Sia, Taye Diggs, Uzo Aduba and Zoe Saldana. The movie features original music and songs performed by Sia, Diggs, Saldana, Chenoweth and Blunt.

My Little Pony: The Movie.gallops into theaters nationwide on October 6.

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The LEGO NINJAGO Movie – Featurettes & Posters

image001 (1)In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

Cast members are Jackie Chan stars as Master Wu; Justin Theroux is Garmadon; Dave Franco plays Lloyd; and Olivia Munn is Lloyd’s mom, Koko. Making up the secret ninja crew, Michael Peña is Kai; Fred Armisen voices Cole; Kumail Nanjiani is Jay; Abbi Jacobson plays Nya; and Zach Woods voices Zane.

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie is directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan. The screenplay is by Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

The animation opens this Friday, September 22, in both 3D and 2D formats.