Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tío Louie, HOLA and ULP present the PRIME LATINO MEDIA SALÓN (May 2014)

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

Join us in kicking off the summer at the
Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 6-10pm
Building a network of support and furthering 
English- and Spanish-language projects

Up & Coming: Actress & Documentary Filmmaker
It’s all about the journey and achieving your dreams. A Tony nomination and working alongside Rosario Dawson, John Leguizamo, Eva Mendes, George López, David Zayas, Danny Trejo, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, Meryl Streep and Madonna, to boot?! Or how about making a documentary on a family secret and told in the process, “There are things that just aren’t discussed”? This is what set mavericks and risk-takers from those who solely dream. Come hear from two savvy artists in our community who share strategies in overcoming challenges at different stages in their career and projects, and learn what inspires each to get up in the morning and keep going. Join us and be part of the movement!

Date & Program Schedule: 
Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 6-10pm
6-8pm: Networking (Happy Hour 6-7pm)
8-9pm: Fireside Chat: Two Interviews & Networking in  between each session
9-10pm: Networking

Moderator: TÍO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno, President, Skyline Features
Interview #1: Olga Merediz, a Tony-nominated Broadway, TV, and film actress, currently starring in the FX television series "Saint George"
Interview #2: Cecilia Aldarondo, a New York-based filmmaker directing her first documentary feature, Memories of a Penitent Heart

October 5-12, 2014
1) Showcase: English- & Spanish-language films, TV & Digital Media                        
2) Conference: workshops, panels & master classes                                                        
3) Collective: connecting multimedia-makers with funders & distributors

Venue & location: Alquimia Bistro Bar, 506 Ninth Avenue, between West 38th and West 39th streets, NYC. Food and drink available at cash bar.

Olga Merediz
She is probably best known for originating the role of Abuela Claudia in the Broadway musical In the Heights where she received a Tony Award nomination. She is currently on television playing the role of Alma in the FX comedy series, "Saint George", alongside George López, David Zayas and Danny Trejo; the second season of Netflix's smash hit "Orange is the New Black" and on HBO in the feature film The Place Beyond the Pine with Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta. She also is currently in three films: The Angriest Man In Brooklyn alongside Robin Williams, Finally Famous with Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson, and in Fugly with John Leguizamo. named her one of the 50 Best Latino Singers of All Time. She is currently pitching two television pilots, "Addicted to Love" and "Papa's". She is a graduate of Tulane University. For more information, visit

Cecilia Aldarondo

She is a New York-based filmmaker directing her first documentary feature, Memories of a Penitent Heart. It is the story of her uncle Miguel Dieppa, who died of AIDS in 1987 after being the first Puerto Rican to receive a heart transplant. As he was dying, Miguel repented about his homosexuality under pressure from his devout Catholic mother. Twenty-five years later, Miguel’s niece pieces together the mystery behind her uncle’s death, sifting through conflicting memories of a man she never really knew. She holds an M.A. in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmith's College and a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota. Her writings on film and contemporary art have been published in The New Inquiry, Art Papers, Performance Research, and multiple exhibition catalogues. For more info on her film visit her fundraising campaign at 

Louis Perego Moreno (Tío Louie)

An interactive content producer and educator who for the past 32 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 people, he trained 1,500 Latino and Black Youth over 10 years to produce 70 documentary shorts addressing social, public and mental health issues. For documentary features he was the Producer/Director/Writer of Latina Confessions (2010) and airing on PBS nationally was the Co-producer on "American Dreams Deferred" (2012-2014). For two years he was the President of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers in New York (NALIP) and for the last two years produces PRIME LATINO MEDIA SALÓN, metro-New York's only monthly gathering of Latino multimedia-makers and actors in which over 52 narrative & documentary filmmakers, programmers, casting agents, digital media producers and actors have been interviewed. He has been serving for over 15 years on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Latino Arts & Culture at Rutgers University.

Stay tuned… next monthly PRIME LATINO MEDIA SALÓN: June 2014

Join the following Professional Networking Groups.
PRIME LATINO MEDIA group on Facebook

Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) 

United Latino Professionals (ULP) 

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