mainstream & Latino projects in English & Spanish
LATINO JOURNALISTS &
STORYTELLERS IN A NEW ERA
On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration we gather and ponder, How are we going to get through the next four years when the country is so divided? Despite a climate of huge distrust, we must keep it real, bring people together with diverse views and build bridges, not walls. How do we as Latinos set the tone for journalists, content creators, actors and musicians? We invite proven Latino journalists who share how we turn the heat down, listen to both sides and maximize this time as an opportunity to tell our stories and highlight those lives. More than ever, we must stand as “Latinos Unidos.”
8pm: Roundtable discussion with three coveted Latino journalists: Tío Louie talks with Juan Manuel Benítez, Javier E. Gómez and Susanne Ramírez de Arellano
Next PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón: 5th Anniversary in February 2017
Join the actors’ professional networking media group we support:
Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) www.hellohola.org
An award-winning, multimedia journalist who is a political anchor/reporter for NY1 and the creator and host of Pura Política --Spectrum NY1 Noticias' current-affairs program. He moderated the first televised debate in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor in 2013. Juan is a guest host on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC Radio, a contributor to MSNBC and to several television and radio stations in the United States, Latin America and Spain. He teaches journalism at Columbia University and at the City University of New York (CUNY). He holds a Master's from Columbia University and a B.A. from Universidad de Extremadura (España).
An actor/producer, he is an award-winning journalist, senior press officer, writer, and communications director who has served as press officer for New York Governor George E. Pataki, State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, Bronx Borough presidents Fernando Ferrer and Adolfo Carrión. He founded High Pitch Public Relations, a boutique firm focused on Hispanic affairs, media relations campaigns/strategies, writing, and translations. He currently hosts Diálogo Abierto, a weekly Spanish-language talk and news program on BronxNet Community Television.
Having worked at Univision, Telemundo and for ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, she is a journalist, media professional and former news director and currently a digital and trans-media storyteller with a specialty concerning her native Puerto Rico. Popular blogger, writer and communications expert who works with not-for-profits and philanthropic organizations, among many. Commentator on cultural, political and gender issues. Her blog, Dos Caminos y Una Subversiva (Two Paths & One Subversive), can be accessed via magacin.com.
Founder & Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA, the largest network on the East Coast of Latino multimedia-makers, actors and musicians in bilingual Latino and mainstream media, digital and entertainment. He hosts PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón, metro-New York's only monthly network gathering in which over 100 narrative & documentary filmmakers, programmers, casting agents, TV & digital media producers, actors and journalist/authors 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.