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Almodovar Believes a Film’s Success is Not Dependent on Awards

Almodovar Believes a Film’s Success is Not Dependent on Awards

Pedro Almodovar returned Saturday to Cannes as producer of "Wild Tales" by Argentina's Damian Szifron, a film competing for a Palme d'Or that the Spaniard doesn't believe it will win, but also believes that a movie "doesn't have to win a prize for it to take off." continue reading »

Pitbull, JLo Releases Video of official World Cup Song (VIDEO)

Pitbull, JLo Releases Video of official World Cup Song (VIDEO)

Pitbull premiered on his official YouTube channel the official song of the World Cup in Brazil, "We Are One (Ole Ola)," which he sings together with Jennifer Lopez and Brazil's Claudia Leitte. continue reading »

Daddy Yankee Films “Ora por Mi” Video in Puerto Rico

Daddy Yankee Films “Ora por Mi” Video in Puerto Rico

Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee filmed in his native Puerto Rico the music video for his next single, "Ora por Mi" (Pray for Me), a song he describes as a resume of his life as an individual and as an artist. continue reading »

Televisa Bringing Vargas Llosa’s “La Fiesta del Chivo” to TV

Televisa Bringing Vargas Llosa’s “La Fiesta del Chivo” to TV

Mexican media giant Televisa announced the start of shooting on a television series inspired by Mario Vargas Llosa's "La Fiesta del Chivo," a novel about Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1891-1961). continue reading »

Antonio Banderas May be Cast as Pope Francis in Biopic

Antonio Banderas May be Cast as Pope Francis in Biopic

Spanish heartthrob Antonio Banderas may be cast in the role of Pope Francis in the first feature film to be made on the life of the Argentine pontiff. Italian director Daniele Luchetti plans to make the $12 million Spanish language film, titled “Call Me Francesco,” with producer Pietro Valsecchi, who has made some of Italy’s highest-grossing movies. continue reading »

Argentine Film ’ Relatos Salvajes’ Vies for Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

Argentine Film ’ Relatos Salvajes’ Vies for Top Prize at Cannes Film Festival

Argentine films are looking to give a Latin American flavor to the 67th Cannes Film Festival, where Damian Szifron's feature film "Relatos Salvajes" will be vying for the Palme d'Or, while Lisandro Alonso's "Jauja" will compete in the Un Certain Regard section. continue reading »

Mexico Honors Late Gabriel Garcia Marquez with Tribute

Mexico Honors Late Gabriel Garcia Marquez with Tribute

The Mexican capital's Jose Marti Cultural Center has begun screening a series of films based on famous works by the late Colombian Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on April 17. continue reading »

Actor Kevin Spacey Shares Photo With Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

Actor Kevin Spacey Shares Photo With Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

American actor Kevin Spacey posted a photograph on Twitter taken with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who he joked was "also making progress in his 1st year in office." continue reading »

Antonio Bandaras on Hispanic Artists and Their Roles in Hollywood

Antonio Bandaras on Hispanic Artists and Their Roles in Hollywood

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas said here that he is proud to be a part of the generation of Hispanic artists who managed to open the doors of Hollywood and consolidate themselves in the movie mecca. Banderas, who was in Bogota to present his new ladies' fragrance, "Her Golden Secret," recalled at a press conference his early years in movies and gave details about his most recent film project," The 33," about the Chilean miners who were trapped in a collapsed mine for 70 days in 2010. continue reading »

Actress Eva Longoria Kicks Off Latino Victory Project- PAC  to Find Future Hispanic Leaders

Actress Eva Longoria Kicks Off Latino Victory Project- PAC to Find Future Hispanic Leaders

Actress Eva Longoria on Monday fired the figurative starter pistol for the Latino Victory Project, an initiative that is designed to increase the influence of the Latino community and find future Hispanic leaders in the hopes that one of them will ultimately occupy the White House. continue reading »

Whatever Happened to Latino Media?

Whatever Happened to Latino Media?

They’re folding like cheap card tables. Since the beginning of the year, we’ve seen the demise of NBCLatino.com, an English-language website for Latinos, as well as CNN Latino, Time Warner’s year-long effort to create programming for the U.S. Hispanic market. Now come rumors that Poder, Televisa’s magazine providing “Intelligence for the Business Elite,” may cease publication. continue reading »

Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna Documentary Film Festival Coming to U.S.

Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna Documentary Film Festival Coming to U.S.

The Ambulante traveling documentary film festival founded by Mexican actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna has arrived in the United States with the screening of a movie about late farmworkers' leader Cesar Chavez. continue reading »

Comedian Roberto Gomez Bolaños, Chespirito,  in Critical Condition

Comedian Roberto Gomez Bolaños, Chespirito,  in Critical Condition

Comedian Roberto Gomez Bolaños, known as Chespirito, is in critical condition with no hope of recovery, Mexican daily Basta said, citing sources close to the family. Recent weeks have seen periodical reports about the 85-year-old actor's deteriorating health, but on continue reading »

Cuban Musician and Band Leader Juan Formell Dies at 71

Cuban Musician and Band Leader Juan Formell Dies at 71

Cuban musician Juan Formell, leader and founder of Los Van Van, died in Havana, state television reported. He was 71. continue reading »

Direct TV to Offer New Reality Channel  ¡Hola! TV

Direct TV to Offer New Reality Channel ¡Hola! TV

The lifestyles and reality channel ¡Hola! TV, which is owned by Spanish network Atresmedia and Hola magazine, begins broadcasting in the United States on Thursday after reaching an agreement with DirecTV. Serving the U.S. market has been a goal since the channel launched in September 2013, ¡Hola! TV chief Ignacio Sanz said. continue reading »