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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 usat the
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 • 6-10pm
Asupport 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.
NextPRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón: October 2015 (Hispanic Heritage Month
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 MEDIASalón.
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".
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.