Sunday, March 16, 2014

Report on Prime Latino Media Salón (February-March 2014) - Actors-Turned-Producers/Directors

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Tío Louie, the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), and the New York Chapter of the United Latino Professionals of New York (ULP-NY) presented the February-March 2014 edition of the Prime Latino Media Salón. This edition took place at Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) El Barrio Firehouse Media Center in Manhattan's El Barrio neighborhood and was filmed for posterity and future airing. The topic of the salon was "Actors-Turned-Producers/Directors". Moderated by Louis Perego Moreno (Tío Louie), the panelists included Adel L. Morales, writer-director of the webseries "Pushing Dreams"; Mónica Walter Palmieri, assistant director-producer-star of the film short Derailing; Luis Caballero, writer-director of the film El color de la guayaba; and Adrian Manzano, writer-director-star of Sex, Love & Salsa.

Prior to the live recording, as is common at a Prime Latino Media Salón event, there was time to network and reconnect with other Latino actors and multimedia-makers. Once the recording began, Tío Louie showed clips of each of the filmmakers and interviewed Walter Palmieri, Morales, Caballero and Manzano, respectively. In addition, certain questions from the audience were written down in advance and posed to the filmmakers.

After wrapping up the taping with some closing remarks, Tío Louie lead everyone outside into the lobby where people had an extended networking session. HOLA would like to thank so many people for making the event a success– including Iris Morales and the staff of the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Media Center; Sandy Pérez Águila; the actors-turned-filmmakers who participated in this event and especially all the Latino actors and multimedia-makers in attendance. 

[Photos courtesy of Tío Louie. Top, from left to right: Tío Louie, Luis Caballero, Mónica Walter Palmieri, Adrian Manzano, Iris Morales. Center, from left to right: Walter Palmieri with fellow actor-filmmaker Marisol Carrere. Bottom: Studio audience at MNN El Barrio Firehouse Media Center. For more photos of the event, click here.]

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