No membership fee to being part of the PRIME LATINO MEDIA network. However, there is one mandate to follow as we turn five years old in February: we are a professional media and entertainment network connected by supporting one another as a community of Latino multimedia-makers, actors and musicians. Los PADRINOS (Godparents) awardees embody a model for supporting community. More than ever, we must stand united. For 2017, we are committed and connected to advancing our projects and careers in mainstream and Latino media!
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The Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion at CBS Corporation, she reports to Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. She has been at CBS since May 1995. In her job she engages with diverse partners and local and national advocacy groups to enhance outreach, and has been, an integral component in the initiation of the wide range of diversity efforts at CBS. She is most known for her open door policy and her work in the community as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and also serves on their Diverse Women in Media Initiative Advisory Committee, she is an Advisory Board member of Arts for a Better Tomorrow (ABT), and works closely with the Hispanic Federation. She also served as a Big Sister in Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and continues to be involved with the organization. She was among the 2016 honorees of the Imagen Foundation's Powerful and Influential Latinos in Entertainment. She is a graduate of St. John’s University.
Bronx-born and -bred, a former high school English teacher-by-day and a filmmaker-by-night, he quit his 17-year career to pursue a passion for filmmaking. He already had his B.A. in English Literature from Pace University and an M.A. in English from Lehman College/CUNY. In the fall of 2012 he began his studies at the NYU Graduate School Film Program. In 2008 he co-founded HollyHood Productions and joined SAG-AFTRA as an actor. He recently had the world premiere of his narrative short, Lucy Barron, at the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival in NYC. But he is most known for his community work serving for two years in 2008 as President of the New York chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). Then during four years at NYU, he has given a hand to his fellow students producing 18 films, seven of which he wrote and directed. Many Latino filmmakers in New York have been direct recipients of his pro-bono production skills in one capacity or another on their project. He is currently in development of his thesis and graduates from NYU in spring 2017.
Founder & Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA, the largest network on the East Coast of Latino multimedia-makers, actors and musicians in bilingual Latino and mainstream media, digital and entertainment. He hosts PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón, metro-New York's only monthly network gathering in which over 100 narrative and documentary filmmakers, programmers, casting agents, TV and digital media producers, actors and journalist/authors have been interviewed. An interactive content producer and educator who for the past 35 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, about a Puerto Rican family and their son’s journey graduating from NYU with a master’s degree. For 13 years he served on a national level and for two years he was the President of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers in New York (NALIP). He has been serving for over 19 years on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers University.