Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Prime Latino Media Salón (February 2017) – Valentine's Day Eve & Fifth Anniversary Celebration

Metropolitan New York’s only monthly series for 
Latino multimedia-makers and actors

Join us at the
A support network to advocate, promote & advance 
mainstream & Latino projects in English & Spanish.

Monday, February 13
, 2017 • 6-11pm

 Speed-Interviewing: 16 Five-Minute Conversations + Two Awards

Celebrate on the 5th anniversary of Prime Latino Media “Influencers” who are proven Latino multimedia-makers, actors and musicians supporting community. Show us the love on Valentine’s Day eve by joining inspirational storytellers and partake in networking, conversation, drink and food with a metropolitan New York community of ¡Latinos Unidos!

6-7:45pm: Networking
7:45pm Sharp-8pm: 2017 Community Service & Advocacy Awards
8-10pm: Speed Interviewing: Tío Louie holds five-minute interviews with 16 supporters and proven multimedia-makers, actors & musicians.
10pm: Special DJ guests, Discochic
 Spanish, English and bilingual talent from NYC, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela,
Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Mexico and the Dominican Republic

Bar 13, 121 University Place at East 13th Street
(near Union Square), NYC.
Food menu:

Next PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón: March 2017
Join the actors’ professional networking media group we support:
• Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)

Community Service & Advocacy Awards

Lillian Jiménez
For over 30 years, she has worked as media arts center manager, independent producer, media activist, exhibitor, funder and educator. Producer/Director of Antonia Pantoja, ¡Presente!, a PBS documentary on the Founder of ASPIRA 55 years ago. She is the founding chair of the National Association of Independent Latino Producers (NALIP) and served as Interim Executive Director of Chica Luna Productions, a training center for women of color, teaching narrative filmmaking with social justice themes. Currently working on a new documentary about the Puerto Rican “Left” in New York City.

Mo Zapata
Founder of MY FINAL SHOT PRODUCTION, devoted to the indie scene and produces the film festival, ON GOING YEARLY, which screen films and is an awards show acknowledging the best in various categories and pays tribute to actors who have paved the way. Produced eight short films including the award-winning short films - ¡Ay, Que Susto!, Eye To I and Empanadas. Mo has a B.A. in Communications, Film, and Video, as well as an MS in Education.

16 Influencers 


Marilyn Agrelo (@agrelo1)
Her directorial debut was the feature Mad Hot Ballroom, taking its place among the top 10 highest-grossing U.S. documentary films. It is currently in pre-production for a Broadway debut. Her narrative film debut was directing Jessica Alba in An Invisible Sign. Currently developing Street Gang, a doc based on the visionaries behind the creation of "Sesame Street".

Francisco Bello (
Oscar- and Emmy-nominated for Salim Baba, which he shot and produced. Edited Our Nixon and The Reagan Show for CNN Films, received two Emmy nominations for producing and editing War Don Don, and co-directed the U.S.-Chinese production Dreaming Against The World. Presently developing a true crime documentary miniseries and an interactive scripted miniseries.

Henry Caicedo (
A Colombia native, he attended the University of South Florida majoring in Mass Communications and Theater. Afterwards he moved to New York where he studied Film and TV at the NY Conservatory for Dramatic arts. Recently starred as Romeo in the indie film ‪Romeo and Juliet in Harlem, as well as co-starring recently on the Fox hit TV series, Gotham.

Tammi Cubilette (@tcubi)
She appeared on Mad TV, Brothers and Sisters and The Italian Job. Tammi has guest starred in Judging Amy and The Division. She had a recurring role on That’s Life and was a series regular on the acclaimed sketch comedy show House of Buggin’, where she worked with John Leguizamo. Her award-winning webseries, Get Some can currently be found on

Luisa De La Ville 
Venezuelan-born filmmaker started out as script supervisor, then worked as an editor, Assistant Director, Director and Producer. Working with Venezuelan & international directors in films: Oriana, Small Revenge, Macu Arachnophobia, Dragonfly, The Enemy, and Taita Boves. Luisa is currently producing two documentaries and two feature films. 

Luis Galli
A Peruvian-Italian actor with 40 credits in theater and 17 in film & TV. He was last in the musical, The Zombies: A Musical at the Playwright Horizons Theater. His last film is set in 1871 Peru, La Amante del Libertador (The Liberator’s Lover). Luis has a Masters in Fine Arts from the Actor’s Studio-New School and is a Professor/Drama Coordinator at the New School.

Dayramir González (@dayramir)
Musician, composer, arranger, producer, this pianist has a decade of success in the international jazz community. The Havana native flows seamlessly from Afro-Cuban jazz to jazz and salsa to timba. He is the first Cuban national to receive a full scholarshop to the Berklee School of Music in Boston. He has performed in Carnegie Hall with Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.

Inma Heredia (@inmaheredia6)
HOLA Award winner/HOLA member
Born in Seville, Spain, she is the first-and-only-flamenco comedienne in the world. Her award-winning one-woman-show, Divas de España, sings the music of the goddesses of yesteryear. She starred as María in Soulmates or Nada at La Tea Theater; the 2016 Street Theater Summer Tour with the Theater for the New City; and as Lola Heredia in the film Medardo.

Barbra Herr (@bherrny)
An actress-writer-singer-LGBTQ activist with more than 40 years of performance to her credit, she just finished a theatrical run in BAAD's Los Nutcrackers: A Christmas Carajo, was in HBO Latino's "Habla: Men", and her cabaret show, I'm Still Herr. Born and raised in the Bronx, she moved to Puerto Rico at age 15 where she lived for 18 years.

Vivienne Jurado (@viviennejurado)
HOLA Award winner/HOLA member
An actress born in the Bronx, she has worked in TV from "New York Undercover" to "Saturday Night Live" and she recently played a defense attorney on NBC's "Shades of Blue". She played Brianna in the off-Broadway play Negative is Positive and won a 2016 HOLA Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in the off-Broadway play Exile is My Home. A composer and music producer whose original scores include the award-winning documentaries The Undocumented
The Longoria Affair, The Last Conquistador, and Antonia Pantoja ¡Presente! 

Richard Martínez (@lightbodymusic)
Feature film credits include The DaytrippersThe Miracle in Spanish Harlem, and the Academy Award-winning score for Frida. Upcoming: the Broadway production of M. Butterfly (coming this spring and directed by the Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor). 

Julio Ortega (
HOLA Award winner/HOLA member
Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and based in Amsterdam, he formed the Kayros Theater Group in NYC. He took acting workshops with playwright Carmen Rivera (La Gringa). He wrote and produced the off-Broadway biographical play Medardo, which he later turned into an award-winning feature film of the same name (which he wrote, produced and starred). 

Kristina Puga (
Founder and editor of (a site featuring inspirational people over 60 who are still actively pursuing their careers and passions). A graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, she is currently a contributing writer to NBC, former web producer for NBC Latino, and has been published from The Huffington post to El Diario/La Prensa. 

Sebastián Rea (@Sebz14)
An award-winning filmmaker and founder of the 30 Under 30 Film Festival, which is partnering with UN Women in 2017. He is also developing a feature film that is part of the IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) in their narrative lab program, No Borders. He is a 2016 CUP (Council of Urban Professionals) Fellows graduate from the Leadership Institute. 

José Roldán, Jr. (
@Roldanjjr) HOLA Award winner/HOLA member
In addition to working in film and television, he has been touring his self-penned HOLA Award-winning solo show, Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned in the USA, Europe and Latin America. This year, he is completing his master's degree in screenwriting. 

Rachel “La Loca” Strauss-Muñiz (@RachelLaLoca)
A Brooklyn naive of both Dominican and Jewish American heritage, she is the "JewMinicana", a comedic actress with an arsenal of characters, voice and accents. She is the co-producer, marketing lead, and actress in the sketch comedy troupe Room 28, with whom she collaborated on the Univision/Flama sketch "Dominican Uber", receiving over one million hits.

Louis Perego Moreno (@TioLouie)
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. A Social Impact 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. Created a non-profit video training program that over the course of ten years produced 70 documentary shorts with 1,500 Latino and Black Youth. Producer/Director/Writer of documentary feature, Latina Confessions (What does it mean to be Latina in the USA?) and on the PBS documentary feature as Co-producer of American Dreams Deferred, about a Puerto Rican family and their son’s journey graduating from NYU with a Master’s degree. For 13 years he served on a national level and for two years he was the President of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers in New York (NALIP). He has been serving for 20 years on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Latino Arts & Culture at Rutgers University.

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