Yolanda Cruz's short film, 'El Reloj', is a touching story that shows a day in the life of a Zapotec grandfather and his granddaughter; where every Sunday morning, the grandfather goes to the city of Oaxaca to visit his granddaughter for the day. Their ritual consists of attending mass and window-shopping throughout the city. On this particular Sunday, their routine is disrupted when they pass by a stand selling watches.
LPB talked to Cruz about her beautifully shot film. A filmmaker from Oaxaca, Mexico - Yolanda's work has screened at festivals worldwide. She is a 2011 Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Lab Fellow with her first feature script La Raya, to be produced by Canana Films in 2014. El Reloj, Yolanda’s second fiction short film, launched by Petate Productions…
Posted by LPB on June 27, 2014 at 3:34pm
'El Doctor' begins in an Arizona Home Depot parking lot, where a married couple - Andrew and Jen – hires undocumented day laborer Carlos and his buddy to repair their deck. As Carlos washes up in the family’s bathroom, 7-yr-old Jonah interrupts him. A tragedy of errors puts Carlos’s and Andrew’s lives at risk, leaving everyone caught between their individual consciences and the law.
Executive producer/writer/actress Jude Roth talks to LPB about the making of her captivating short film that humanizes the immigration debate. The now award-winning film has screened nationally and internationally and at several Oscar-qualifying…
Posted by LPB on June 24, 2014 at 7:30pm
LPB proudly congratulates Cynthia Lopez, LPB board member and former Executive Vice President and Co-Executive Producer of the PBS documentary series POV, for her recent appointment to Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in New York.
Under Lopez’s leadership, POV has become an excellent platform for showcasing and celebrating women directors, producers, and writers. As one of the founding chairs for the National Association for Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), she has helped launch the next generation of Latino producers, writers, and directors.
Read about Cynthia Lopez's road to this prestigious honor in New York’s Film Czar Preserves Indie Spirit, …
Posted by LPB on June 20, 2014 at 3:48pm
LPB is thrilled to announce that Latino Americans, Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, State of Arizona, and Street Knowledge 2 College have been nominated for an Imagen Award.
The Imagen Foundation announced today the nominees for the 29th Annual Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Awards, honoring portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film. The awards will be presented at a gala black-tie dinner on Friday evening, August 1st, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom. The Imagen Awards will air as a one hour special on PBS SoCal. Winners will be selected by an independent panel of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders and announced at the awards gala. For a complete list of nominees, please visit the Imagen Foundation website.…
Posted by LPB on June 19, 2014 at 8:25pm