Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PRIME LATINO MEDIA SALÓN: Hispanic Heritage – Celebrating Our Roots (September 2015)

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

Join us at the

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 • 6-10pm
A support network to advocate, promote & advance 
mainstream & Latino projects in English & Spanish.

Hispanic Heritage: Celebrating Our Roots
Where we come from– the U.S., Latin America and Spain. It shapes our music, content and the passions we champion. Join us for a monthly network interviewing proven Latino multimedia-makers and actors, as well as indulging in conversation, drink, food and music with community. Interviews feature three artists who share their strategic plan for sustained success while aiming for greater heights. But more importantly, come for an earthy exchange and to be inspired– that’s Hispanic Heritage.

6-8pm: Networking
8-9pmTÍO LOUIE Reporta: Interviews with Actor/Producers & Musician
9-9:30pm: Musical Interview & acoustic performance, “Salón Unplugged”
9:30-10pm: Networking

Moderator: TÍO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno, President, Skyline Features
      Interview #1: Elaine Del Valle, Writer/Producer/Casting Director/Actor: HBO Latino webseries, casting Latinos at Comedy Central & "The Bodega Series"
    Interview #2: Arian Blanco, Program Director of NYSCA, co-founder Hudson Exploited Theater Company and creator of NJ-based pilot, "West of the City"
     Interview #3: Edwin Vázquez, Puerto Rican-born Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Guitarist and pioneer of Gypsy Soul


New location: RAYMI Peruvian Kitchen & Pisco Bar, 43 West 24th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, NYC (F or M trains to 23 Street; N, Q, or R trains to 23 Street) 
Dinner Reservations: (212) 929-1200

Next PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón: October 2015 (Hispanic Heritage Month Part II)

Elaine Del Valle                 @brownsvillebred
The award-winning actor is a leading producer and casting director. Propelling her career was an autobiographical one-woman show that she wrote and starred in, Brownsville Bred. No stranger to HBO Latino, having played a “tía” (aunt) in the English-language narrative film Elliot Loves, she negotiated a first of its kind deal for interstitial programming with HBO Latino, "Gran’pa Knows Best", a webseries she produces with director-creator, William D. Caballero. She recently cast Comedy Central’s "Alternatino", the first Latino-centric sketch for their digital channel. She also wrote, cast and produced, "The Bodega Series", a pilot about gentrification in Brooklyn through the eyes of the Rivera family who own a Bushwick bodega. Be the first to see the HBO Latino premiere episode, as well as a sneak preview of "The Bodega Series", only at PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón.

Arian Blanco
Born and bred in New Jersey, he is a Penn State University graduate from where he earned a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Theatre Arts. For the last 16 years he has worked for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) as a Program Director benefitting culture and artists in 62 counties. Arian co-founded the Hudson Exploited Theater Company (HExTC) in 1990 and serves as its Artistic Producing Director, enhancing theater on both sides of the Hudson in New York and New Jersey. He directed a film short, Reigniting Hope, and made another short, Mo(u)rning (an excerpt), as well as a film short that he wrote and directed, Winter Guayabera. Due to relationships developed in theater over decades he has drawn some of the most seasoned talent (i.e., "The Sopranos", "OZ", "Weeds", "House of Cards") to create a TV pilot, "West of the City". 

Edwin Vázquez          @edwinvazquezmus

He is a master at fusing rumba, flamenco, jazz, bolero, R&B, bossa nova and a whole lot of rhythm as singer, songwriter, composer, guitarist and percussionist. In 2013 Edwin released his debut album Faith, dedicated to his father, the gifted bolero artist Roberto Vázquez. Throughout his career he has played and recorded with Paul Simon; Marc Anthony; Tony Vega; and Tito Puente, Jr.; and has shared the stage with Willie Colón, George Lamond, Judy Torres, and Frankie Negrón. He was selected as Artist of the Week by Best Buy. Edwin recently opened up for the legendary merenguero Johnny Ventura. Watch Edwin’s captivating music video, "Bailarina". 

Louis Perego Moreno     (Tío Louie) @tiolouie
Founder & Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA, the largest network on the East Coast of bilingual Latino multimedia-makers and actors that hosts the PRIME LATINO MEDIA SALÓN, metropolitan New York's only monthly network gathering in which over 60 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 34 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.

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Twitter: @PLMSalon

Join Professional Networking Group:
·      Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)

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