Everyone wants to soar. Actors yearn for it all: theater, film, television, commercials and voice-overs for animation. Filmmakers want that opening aerial scene that transports the audience. For Hispanic Heritage we celebrate those working and aiming for higher ground. Hear from those that have done it, how they continue to do it and what creative resourcing pays the bills within their artistic realm. Learn how three best friends put their heads and experience together, forging a new company to fill a void and how they’re in demand with new technology delivering top quality for compromised budgets. Join us for some networking, conversations and wine. Because this Hispanic Heritage, it’s not a whine fest, it’s about taking yourself and project to new heights ~ ¡sí se puede!
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On September 28, 2014, he will appear alongside Patricia Arquette in HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" playing a bank manager in 1930s Cuba-- all this for someone born in Santiago de Cuba. He was recently cast in a Kevin Kline film, has appeared on the Emmy® Award winning series "The Sopranos" (HBO) and NBC's "Law & Order" (working alongside Jerry Orbach). He’s done commercials from Coca-Cola to McDonald's and Budweiser to Dr. Pepper and Ziploc bags (with television star Dom DeLuise). On "Entre Amigos-Among Friends", he was the host of the TV show interviewing Latinos in media. For independent cinema he has done El Cantante, Piñero, Azúcar amarga and Zooman. As a bilingual theatrical actor he was a member of Repertorio Español and has performed in Dark Habits by Pedro Almódovar, as well as Albert Camus’ The Misunderstanding. His voice has been captured in "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories" and as Papi in "Dora the Explorer". He has recordied literary works in Spanish for The Library of Congress of The United States by such greats as Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Paulo Coelho and Umberto Eco. http://www.imdb.me/jorgepupo
After graduating from Queens College having studied media, he and his two closest friends (Pablo Barrera & Carlos Espinel) decided to go into business for themselves opening a full production bilingual company whose mission is to bring high cinematic quality to independent films by using multi-rotor platform (using professional pilots and outstanding aerial videography by remote controlled helicopters) carrying professional grade cameras. Born in Flushing, Queens, he spent most of his youth growing up in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. http://www.xizmomedia.com