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LATINOPIA CINEMA REMEMBERING ELIZABETH PEÑA

The news hit all of us hard–some of us more terribly than others. Elizabeth Peña, who starred in La Bamba and Lone Star and so many television shows was gone. The members of Showtime’s ground … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA YENIFFER BEHRENS

Yeniffer Behrens is a Venezuelan-born television and film actress perhaps best known for her role as Marianna Erosa in the day time drama General Hospital. Latinopia learned that her break-out role … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “LE FLEURISTE”

Gabriel Carmona and Branden Selman are co-founders of Nac Theory Films, an independent film collective based in Nacogdoches, Texas. Both of these creators wear multiple hats, writing, directing, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MAURICIO MENDOZA ON RESURRECTION BLVD.

Mauricio Mendoza is a stage and screen actor best known for his portrayal of Miguel Santiago, the eldest brother of the Santiago family in the SHOWTIME drama series Resurrection Blvd. Mauricio told … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE RICARDO ACUÑA “SORRY”

Ricardo Lira Acuña is the author of three books of poetry and narrative fiction. He recently has branched out to video production.  Latinopia is proud to hsowcase his original visual poem, "Sorry," … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MARÍA JIMÉNEZ HENLEY “ON WEST SIDE STORY”

María Jiménez Henley pioneering Latina actress, choreographer and stage manager. She began her career when she played  the role of "Teresita" in the motion picture WEST SIDE STORY. Latinopia learned … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA MARÍA AGUI CARTER “REBEL”

María Agui Carter is a prize-winning independent filmmaker whose PBS credits include Tango Dual Dance (2000), Rumble Over West Side Story (2000)  and The Devil's Music (2000).  She also produced the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “LA HORA DEL TÉ”

Luis R. Quintero is a director based in Los Angeles whose projects including major studio productions, independent films, television pilots and web series. His short drama "La Hora del Té" (Tea Time) … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “LOVE IN THE TIME OF ALBINO”

Gabriel Carmona and Branden Selman are the founders of Nac Film Theory, an independent film company based in Nagotchoches, Texas. Both of these talented filmmakers produce, direct, film, edit and act  … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “AFTER SCHOOL”

After School is a new independent motion picture co-directed by Carlos Meléndez and Mauricio Mendoza, written by Ruben Padilla, and starring Mauricio Mendoza, Yeniffer Behrens, Vance Valencia and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA CARLOS AVILA ON “PRICE OF GLORY”

Carlos Avila is a director, writer and producer. In 2002 he directed the motion picture "Price of Glory" starring Jimmy Smits, Maria del Mar, Ron Perlman, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Jon Seda. Avila … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “THE BRICK PEOPLE”

Alejandro Morales is an acclaimed author whose novel "The Brick People" is the story of the Mexicans who worked at the Simons Brick Yard. Their work was crucial to the growth of Los Angeles and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “THE LATIN HEAT STORY 1″

Bel Hernández is known in Hollywood as the editor-in-chief and publisher of Latin Heat Magazine, the premier source for Latino entertainment and news. Since its inception in 1992 it has grown from a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “THE LATIN HEAT STORY 2″

Having successfully launched a major Latino entertainment magazine, Latin Heat, and then transformed it into a digital version complete with on-line red carpet interviews, Bel Hernandez and her … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA REY VILLALOBOS CÉSAR CHÁVEZ FUNERAL

Rey Villalobos is the acclaimed Director of Photography of such motion pictures as "Urban Cowboy," "Nine to Five," "A Bronx Tale," and "American Me." He has also directed numerous episodic television … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA ENRIQUE “KIKI” CASTILLO “BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT”

Enrique "Kiki" Castillo is an acclaimed Chicano actor of stage, television and motion pictures. His television credits include programs like Weeds, N.C.I.S, American Family, L.A. Law and many others. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE VOCES – ERASMO LÓPEZ

Soñia Escot is a journalism major completing her senior year at the University of Texas at Austin. She participated in the 2012 VOCES Oral History Editing Contest sponsored by the Journalism … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE VOCES – LEONARD FUENTES

Since 1999, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez has been documenting the history and lives of Latino veterans of World War Two, Korea and, later, Viet Nam. Each year, Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez conducts an editing … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA JOSÉ LUIS RUIZ “THE UNWANTED”

José Luis Ruiz is a ground-breaking Chicano filmmaker and media activist. As Director of the National Latino Communications Center, he was the visionary force behind the acclaimed PBS documentary … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE VOCES – CARMEN CONTRERAS BOZAK

Since 1999, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rdoriguez has been documenting the history and lives of Latino veterans of World War Tow, Korea and, later, Viet Nam. Each year, Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez conducts an editing … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA – DANNY DE LA PAZ

Danny De La Paz is an accomplished actor of stage and screen whose motion picture credits include Boulevard Nights and American Me. Known for his portrayal of cholos or gang members, Latinopia was … [Read more...]