THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO ON PRESERVING SAN ANTONIO HERITAGE, ROBERT BELTRAN ON ACTING, PEPE SERNA ON AUDITIONS AND MOCTESUMA ESPARZA ON HOLLYWOOD.
We begin this week with Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report. Ricardo looks at the need to preserve San Antonio historical heritage and in particular some of the city’s landmark buildings and shops, many of whom are no longer extant. His report reminds us that it is important to remember the everyday things in our lives that may someday be gone unless we safeguard them.
Also this week we take a look at Latinos in the motion picture industry. We begins with Robert Beltran, actor and director who is perhaps best known for his role of “Chakotay” in the Star Trek Voyager series. Robert talks about his experiences as an actor working in mainstream Hollywood. Next we have actor Pepe Serna, with more than a hundred credits to his name and perhaps best known for his featured role in the movie Scarface. Pepe talks about the process of auditioning for a role in film or TV and what actors should be thinking about. And producer Moctesuma Esparza, known for his productions such as Gregorio Cortez, The Milagro Beanfield War and Selena, speaks about the status of Latinos in Hollywood and what needs to be done to advance Latino presence.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!