Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Panelists and Moderator Announced for HOLApanels Event on July 31, 2009

HOLA and Screen Actors Guild present
an HOLApanels event

The Changing Face of Latinos in Media in the 21st Century

An official event of the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF).

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF), the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) in conjunction with Screen Actors Guild will present an all-star panel event where the individual experiences and perspectives of the panelists—performers at the top of their field—will trace the changing levels of inclusion and focus on the expanding range of portrayals of Latinos in entertainment, with an emphasis on the accelerated evolution over the past 10 years. Finally, it will discuss what lies ahead for the dynamic and diverse Latino community.

Panelists include Emilio Delgado ("Sesame Street"), Adrián Martínez (The Ministers; The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3), Tony Plana (Ugly Betty), Rogelio Douglas (Broadway's The Little Mermaid).

Moderated by Dr. Clara E. Rodríguez,
Fordham University, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology

Dr. Rodríguez is the recipient of the American Sociological Association's 2001 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in the Field of Latina/o Studies; a Consultant to "Dora the Explorer" and "Sesame Street"; and was named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s 100 most influential Hispanics in the nation.

Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 3pm
Home Box Office (HBO)
1100 Avenue of the Americas (at West 42nd Streets), NYC

There are a limited number of reserved seats available. If you would like to attend, please contact Marlena Fitzpatrick-García at (212) 827-1505.


For more information about the NYILFF, please visit

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