Los Angele, CA – Latin Heat Media Institute and the American Cinematheque are pleased to present LatinoMediaVisions, a series of screenings and events which focus on showcasing Latino content, offer an entrepreneur mediamaker development program for the independent content producer and recurring opportunities for community networking.
Created by the LatinHeat Media Institute (LHMI), in association with the American Cinematheque and with the assistance of the consulting firm of Alex Mendoza & Associates (AMA) and Impresario Global Media Group (IGMG), LatinoMediaVisions will present diverse features, documentaries, shorts, TV/Web programs, and other moving-visual art from the U.S., Latin America and Spain. The mission ofLatinoMediaVisions is to advance, promote, instill entrepreneurial growth and inspire Latino content creators across media, while creating a forum for discussion between filmmakers, the industry and the audience.LatinoMediaVisions will launch on September 17, 2015 at the American Cinematheque’s historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood and it will look to expand its geographical reach as the program grows.
“We are excited about the partnership with the American Cinematheque and the opportunity to provide this valuable resource for filmmakers,” said Bel Hernandez, Founder & CEO, Latin Heat Media Institute. “In addition to the prestige of the American Cinematheque, this partnership brings together the talent of two industry professionals; Alex Mendoza with a 25 plus year background in film distribution, marketing and industry events; and Marco Rea whose 15 year experience in casting, advertising and production has led him to design the Entrepreneur Mediamaker Development Program so content creators gain the skills and knowledge to leverage partnerships within the entertainment industry.”
Barbara Smith, American Cinematheque Executive Director, says “The American Cinematheque looks forward to this collaboration which will continue our tradition of spotlighting diverse voices from both the U.S. and abroad.”
Programming, consisting of Latino themed and/or produced film/TV and online content, will be drawn, by invitation, from submissions, film festivals and other showcases. It will include premieres as well the content that LatinoMediaVisions feels needs further exposure and be presented beyond the film festival circuit.
LatinoMediaVisions launches with the premiere of the indie film Strike One, Directed by David Llauger Meiselman and stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Johnny Ortiz (American Crime), Alma Martinez (The Bridge), Billy Gallo (Crash), and French Steward (ABC’s The Middle) and a special screening of the multi-awarded short film Contrapelo, starring Art Bonilla (Salvador) and Eduardo Roman (21 Days).
LatinoMediaVisions welcomes organizational, governmental and corporate support for its programs. It will also seek and offer collaboration with other festivals and organizations involved in Latino entertainment with the intent to expand opportunities for all.