Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Prime Latino Media Salón: Holiday Fiesta 2014

invite you to
the MADRE of all holiday parties

Holiday Fiesta 2014

New York’s only monthly network series for
Latino multimedia-makers & actors

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 6-10PM
A support network to advocate, promote and advance
 mainstream and Latino projects in English and Spanish

1st Annual Padrino & Madrina Awards 2014
As we wrap up 2014, we count our blessings. But as we embark on a new year we also take stock: where have we come from, where are we now, and where are we going in 2015? Heaven knows we can’t do it alone and in PRIME LATINO MEDIA we firmly believe in the power of networking and forging relationships to move forward. We know the power of having a “Padrino” and “Madrina” (Godfather & Godmother) in the industry. To that effect we highlight two individuals who on top of working successfully, they firmly believe in the artistic Latino community and supporting. No better way to kick off our prospects for 2015 in full Latino style ~ ¡Latinos Unidos!

8PM: Padrino & Madrina Awards 2014 with TÍO LOUIE
PADRINO 2014, actor David Zayas & MADRINA 2014, filmmaker Sonia González-Martínez

Note location: Bar 13, 121 University Place, at East 13th Street (near Union Square), NYC 

David Zayas
Star of stage and screen, he was raised in the Bronx. He won raves as the terrifying and powerful prisoner Enrique Morales, from HBO's Oz. A longtime member of the LAByrinth Theater Company, he had his debut on Broadway in Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Anna in the Tropics. He was seen playing Ángel Batista in the hit Showtime series Dexter. He received the 2012 HOLA José Ferrer Tespis Award. This year alone he was in the TV series Saint George with George Lopez and Olga Merediz and recently in the breakout Fox TV series, Gotham playing the mobster, Sal Maroni. But what is most impressive about this performer is that in spite of the heights he has reached professionally, he has no qualms about acting in independent films by Latinos and first-time filmmakers. He believes that it keeps him current and immersed in innovation, as well as a belief in this is how we build community. He is a member of Latino artistic organizations believing in the power of support.

Sonia González-Martínez
A writer, director and editor, she has edited the documentaries Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente!, Soul Food Junkies, and Spies of Mississippi and two episodes of María Hinojosa's America by the Numbers for PBS. Her directing credits include the award-winning documentary feature Bragging Rights: Stickball Stories, on the history and players of the NYC game of stickball that aired nationally on PBS. She formed T&A Flicks, a comedy team with actress Tammi Cubilette and comedian Angelo Lozada, directing and writing comedy shorts. For 20 years she has been an activist working on anti-police brutality cases and she led a protest against the film The Perez Family, for casting non-Latinos in Latino roles, which inspired her to create Latinos for Positive Images (LPI) organizing panels between Latinos in media and the community to raise awareness of our collective power in media. She is co-founder of Chica Luna Productions, which was a multimedia organization dedicated to training young women of color in all aspects of video production and distribution. She was on the NY chapter and the national Board for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP).

Celebrating 21 interviews conducted @
·      Laura Gómez: Actor, Director, Producer & Screenwriter
·      Jean-Marc Berne: Songwriter, Audio Producer & Voice-Over Coach
·      Adel L. Morales: Writer/Director/Producer/Editor Web Series
·      Mónica Palmieri: Producer/Actor
·      Luis Caballero: Director/Screenwriter
·      Adrian Manzano: Director/Screenwriter/Actor
·      Jesenia: Actor & Writer
·      Jenni Ruiza: Actor, Writer & Director
·      Michael Díaz: Writer, Director, Producer, Actor
·      Jaime Fernández: Actor, Writer, Director
·      Anthony Palmini: Actor, Director, Composer, Editor
·      Olga Merediz: Tony-nominated Broadway, TV & film Actor
·      Cecilia Aldarondo: Documentary Filmmaker
·      Sonia Fritz: Narrative & Documentary Filmmaker
·      Juan Pablo Cadaveira: Documentary Filmmaker
·      Rashaad Ernesto Green: Filmmaker
·      Reinaldo Marcus Green: Filmmaker
·      Paola Mendoza: Actor, Director, Screenwriter & Author 
·      Javier Aguirre: Film Producer
·      Jorge Pupo: Theater, Film & TV Actor
·      Edward Kostakis: Producer/Creative Director Aerial Filmmaker

Louis E. Perego Moreno/TÍO LOUIE

An interactive content producer and educator who for the past 33 years has owned Skyline Features, a bilingual (English- and Spanish-language) multimedia and educational production company developing documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials featuring Latinos, Blacks, Women, Urban Youth and LGBT. Produced 70 documentary shorts with 1,500 Latino and Black Youth. Producer/Director/Writer of documentary feature, Latina Confessions (2010) and airing on PBS nationally was co-producer on American Dreams Deferred (2012-2014). Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón, metropolitan New York's only monthly gathering of Latino multimedia-makers and actors in which over 60 narrative & documentary filmmakers, programmers, casting agents, TV & digital media producers and actors have been interviewed.

Next month: PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón, January 2015 … stay tuned!

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Join the following Professional Networking Groups:
·      Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)
·      United Latino Professionals (ULP)

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