A Series of Screenings, Seminars and Networking Opportunities
LatinoMediaVisions Screenings “The House That Jack Built” and Launches their Entrepreneur MediaMaker Development Seminar “From Concept to Profit”
Los Angeles, CA — The launch of the LatinoMediaVisions, 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), this past September set the bar high for events to come. Sponsored by Remy Martin, the standing room only, star-studded, red carpet event at the Egyptian Theatre on September 17, 2015 was a sell-out for the Los Angeles premiere of Strike One which stars Danny Trejo (Machete) and Johnny Ortiz (American Crime, McFarland).
Following the success of the LatinoMediaVisions launch, Latin Heat Media Institute continues its mission of highlighting and providing resources to Latino indie filmmakers. For October 21, 2015, LatinoMediaVisions has selected two award-winning projects for their Monthly Screening Series: The award-winning full-length feature, The House That Jack Built
, written by the late Joseph Vasquez
and directed by Henry Barrial
and the Cannes Film Festival award-winning short Hollygrove: The True Life Story of Monserrat
, written/directed and produced by Carlos A. Hurtado
. Screenings begins at 7:00pm at the Egyptian Theate. For ticket info go to www.latinomediavisions.org
. A Q&A will take place immediately following the screenings with The House That Jack Built
director Barrial and Melissa Fumero
) who stars in the film.
This month LatinoMediaVisions also launches their Entrepreneurial MediaMaker Development Program with the presentation of the “From Concept to Profit” seminar. The seminar series first installment will take place on Wednesday, October 21st
from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The seminar will be presented by panelists Attorney, Kevin Koloff
; Banker, David Acosta
(City National Bank); Distributor, Clay Epstein
(Archlight Films); and Marketing Executive, Auri Maruri
, Producer (Pantelion Films), andMark Donner
(Black Box CG) featuring a mock $3-5 million independent film investment including development, packaging, funding, production, distribution and marketing. For ticket info go towww.latinomediavisions.org
The House That Jack Built
, which is set for a day-and-date VOD and theatrical distribution in the US and Canada by Vega Baby on Nov. 6, is the story of Jack Maldonado, an ambitious young Latino man (E.J. Bonilla
) who, fueled by misguided nostalgia, buys a small apartment building in the Bronx and moves his boisterous family into the apartments to live rent-free. His parents, Carlos and Martha, sister Nadia, brother Richie and his wife Rosa, Grandmother / Abuela and cousins Hector and Manny, all under one roof. Tension builds quickly as Jack imposes his views on everyone around him, all the while, he hides the fact that his corner store is a front for selling marijuana. It’s only a matter of time before Jack’s family and ‘business’ lives collide in tragic fashion.
The short Hollygrove
, revolves around Hollygrove, a home
founded in 1880 as the Los Angeles Orphans Home Society. This was once home to movie icon Marilyn Monroe when she was a nine-year-old with no family to take care of her. The focus of the film is about healing and the true story of Monserrat, a former child in crisis who shares how she learned to trust and love herself again after experiencing trauma and despair.
LatinoMediaVisions presents diverse features, documentaries, shorts, TV/Web programs, and other moving-visual art from the U.S., Latin America and Spain. The mission of LatinoMediaVisions 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.
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 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 filmmakers.
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