Sunday, October 9, 2016

Prime Latino Media Salón (October 2016) - Celebrating Latin American Culture and Artistry

New York’s monthly series for Latino
multimedia-makers, actors and musicians
at The Green Room at New World Stages 

Join us for el Día de la Raza kicking off the

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 7-10pm

A support network to advocate, promote and advance
mainstream and Latino projects in English and Spanish


Kicking off the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival in New York, (November 9-13, 2016) by featuring interviews with films screening at the Festival: a first-time feature film director with an indie film showcasing a cast of renowned Latino actors from Lauren Luna Vélez to Tony Plana, a Latina actress who has acted with Martin Sheen, and mariachi music with a multicultural twist.

7-8pm: Networking
8-9pm: TÍO LOUIE Reporta: Two interviews w/director, producer & lead actor
9pm: Interview and acoustic musical performance, “Salón Unplugged”9:30-10pm: Networking
·   Moderator: TÍO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno, Founder/Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA and President, Skyline Features
·      Interview #1: Christopher López – director-writer has a world premiere of feature film, ADRIFT, at International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF)
·      Interview #2: Aris Mejias – premiering as lead actress in feature film, THE VESSEL, and short film, AFTER, at International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF)
·      Interview #3: Mireya I. Ramos & Shae Fiol  members of New York’s first, all-female multicultural mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache.

 The Green Room New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street (between 8th and 9th avenues), NYC

Holiday Fiesta

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Padrino Awards

Christopher López (@DenselyHollow)Having its world premiere at the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival is Adrift, Christopher’s first feature film that he wrote and directed. The film was successfully produced by James Manos, Jr. (creator, Showtime’s Dexter); Taso Mouhteros; Lauren Luna Vélez; López; and co-produced by the Exec. VP of Densely Hollow (the production company he co-founded) Darlene Rose Javier. The stellar cast includes Lauren Luna Vélez (How to Get Away with Murder, Dexter), Tony Plana (Ugly Betty), Davi Santos (Power Rangers), Laura Gómez (Orange is the New Black), and Olga Merediz (In the Heights, Madam Secretary, Shades of Blue). Christopher has produced, written, edited, and directed three short films. He was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic and studied Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology, ultimately graduating with a B.A. in English.
Aris Mejías (@ArisMejias)The award-winning Puerto Rican actress is currently co-starring alongside Martin Sheen in The Vessel, shot in Puerto Rico with a 90% Puerto Rican cast by director, Julio Quintana and Executive Producer, Terrence Malick. Her voice narrates the three-time, award-winning film at Tribeca Film Festival, Una Noche (2012) and her passionate portrayal in Loco de amor: La historia (Crazy in Love: The Story) garnered Juanes a Best Video Long Format at the 2015 Latin Grammys. She began her international career in such films as: Cayo (2006), The Caller (2011), and most notably Che (2008), by Steven Soderbergh. She also performed in Puerto Rican filmmaker Zoé Salicrup Junco’s short film, Gabi, that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and the NY International Latino Film Festival. She owns and operates her clothing label, Skin Onion.
Mireya I. Ramos (@mariachinyc)Violinist, vocalist, composer and arranger of Dominican and Mexican descent raised in Puerto Rico, which embody all her musical influences from mariachi to salsa, from jazz to hip-hop, always creating a warm and new refreshing sound. Although, classically trained through Suzuki method and orchestral experiences in college, her passion lies in folklore and other alternative genres. Her natural improvisational skills and beautiful tone both in her violin and lyrical voice have made her one of the top Latin artists in New York City. In Puerto Rico, she was part of the Coro de Niños de San Juan. In 2008 she founded Mariachi Flor de Toloache, New York’s first, all-female mariachi band and one of the city’s most exciting bands. Mireya has also shared the stage with Chucho Valdez, Omar Sosa, Arturo O’Farrill, Marc Anthony, Elvis Crespo, Juan Carlos Formell, Alfredo de La Fe, Rubén Albarrán from Café Tacuba, soul singer Bilal, to name a few.

Shae Fiol (@mariachinyc)Cuban-American singer-songwriter-producer, her music encompasses an organic mixture of pop, world, soul, Hip Hop and folk. Born in Portland, Oregon, to a family of musicians, she has resided in New York for the past five years. Shae’s debut CD — Catch a Ride on Purpose Records/ Shae Butter Music — has been getting rave reviews. She has shared the stage with or opened for artists such as India Arie, Esthero, Maya Azucena, Van Hunt, Dwele, Vivian Green, Leela James, Common, Talib Kweli, Angela Johnson and Eric Roberson. She was recently a finalist for Best New Artist 2009 by and her debut CD made several year-end best of lists, including
Louis E. Perego Moreno (@tiolouie)Founder & Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA, the largest network of Latino multimedia-makers and actors on the East Coast that hosts the PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón, New York metropolitan area's only monthly network gathering in which over 60 narrative & documentary filmmakers, programmers, casting agents, TV & digital media producers and actors have been interviewed. An interactive content producer and educator who for the past 35 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).

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