Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Prime Latino Media Salón (May 2017) - Celebrating Women in Latino Arts

New York’s monthly series for
Latino multimedia-makers, actors & musicians
at The Green Room at New World Stages 

Join us for the launch of the Estela Institute at
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 • 7-10:30PM
A support network to advocate, promote and advance
mainstream and Latino projects in English & Spanish

It’s not a case of numbers. It’s that English- and Spanish-language, mainstream and bilingual media and entertainment in the U.S. and Latin America is simmering with women telling powerful stories. And to ensure those numbers grow PRIME LATINO MEDIA launches the Estela Institute, devoted to the professional and personal development of Latina multimedia-makers, actresses and musicians. Join us as we feature inspirational storytellers and partake in networking, conversation and a drink within a community of ¡Latinos Unidos!

7-8pm: Networking
8-9pm: TÍO LOUIE Reporta: Interviews three female influencers in media
9pm: Musical Interview & acoustic performance, “Salón Unplugged”
9:30-10:30pm: Networking
•  Moderator: TÍO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno, Founder/Executive Producer of PRIME LATINO MEDIA & President, Skyline Features

• Interview #1: Sunny Hostin, Co-host of ABC’s "The View" and ABC News as a senior legal correspondent and analyst, and host & legal analyst on CNN
Interview #2Julia Solomonoff & Christina Lazarididirector and screenwriter, respectively, combine forces to win at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017

• Interview #3: Lorraine Vélez, West End and Broadway singer, actor and dancer ends the evening’s special event with a live musical performance

 New World Stages, 340 West 50 Street (bet. 8th and 9th avenues), NYC
Next PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salón • June 2017

Sunny Hostin (@sunny)
Known to many nationally on ABC’s The View. She returned to ABC News as a senior legal correspondent and analyst in February 2016. From 2007 to 2016, Hostin was a host and legal analyst at CNN. Prior to working at CNN, Hostin filled in as co-anchor for ABC News’ World News Now and America This Morning. Hostin began her legal career as an appellate law clerk, trial attorney for the Justice Department and lastly a federal prosecutor. Hostin graduated from Binghamton University and Notre Dame Law School. She most recently won the 2016 HOLA Excellence in Media Award from the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA).
Christina Lazaridi
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, this Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and screenwriting consultant has won prizes ranging from the Berlin Film Festival to the Tribeca Film Festival with the film she co-wrote with Julia Solomonoff, Nadie Nos Mira (Nobody’s Watching). Her Greek film, Roza of Smyrna, was a box office hit in 2016 and 2017. She is lauded in the Latino community as one of the founders and a core mentor at the Mexico-based international script development lab, Cine Qua Non Lab (CQNL) where she has developed scripts for acclaimed films. She has taught screenwriting at the Film Graduate School at Columbia University and is a screenwriting professor at Princeton University.
Julia Solomonoff
A New York-based filmmaker from Rosario, Argentina she is the Director and Co-writer of the feature film, Nadie Nos Mira (Nobody’s Watching) that won at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017 the Best Actor Award in the international competition with Guillermo Pfening. Her films have premiered from the Toronto Film Festival to San Sebastian. She has directed a 13-part documentary series for television and her short films have received awards from DGA and a regional Academy Award nomination. She currently teaches Film Directing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Film Department and she taught at Columbia University MFA.
Lorraine Vélez
Accomplished singer, actor and dancer who performed in theatrical productions from West Side Story to Dreamgirls. She has graced London’s West End playing in Miss Saigon to Mama I Want To Sing, before starring as Carmen in the original production of Fame. She then played Mimi in Rent, which she took to Broadway. She played in the re-creation of Porgy and Bess at the Savoy Theatre, London. Lorraine starred in the musical about the Life of Roberto Clemente, DC7, a/k/a Clemente: The Legend of 21. Her 2016 one-woman show, There She Goes was featured in The ONE Festival and was named one of top three for the Audience Award.
Louis Perego Moreno (@TioLouie)
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, metropolitan New York's only monthly network gathering in which over 100 narrative & documentary filmmakers, programmers, casting agents, TV & digital media producers, actors and journalist/authors have been interviewed. A Social Impact 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 20 years on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Latino Arts & Culture at Rutgers University.

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