2017 December / 2018 January Newsletter

In this Edition of NHMC at Work:

  • NHMC Announces #OscarsSoWhite Protests
  • SAVE THE DATE – NHMC’s 21st Annual Impact Awards Gala
  • We Choose Art and Mezz Gallery at the Montalbán Theatre, in collaboration with bG Gallery, Present The Brown Oscars by Linda Vallejo
  • LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes February Program Schedule
  • D.C. Policy Update
  • 2017 Holiday Party
  • One Day at a Time is Back!
  • NHMC Writers Update
  • NHMC’s LPFM Station & Podcasts
  • NHMC Welcomes New Board Member & Business Advisory Board Members

NHMC Announces #OscarsSoWhite Protests

On January 23rd, the NHMC Action Network announced at its press conference that it will hold two demonstrations targeting studio film executives attending the very visible Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ events. The demonstrations launch a national campaign protesting the chronic underrepresentation of Latinos in on-screen and behind-the-camera roles in motion pictures.

“Hollywood continues to be challenged by gender and ethnic diversity,” said Alex Nogales, NHMC president and CEO. “Our upcoming demonstrations are only the first of what will become increasingly aggressive wake-up calls to Hollywood executives to end the exclusion of Latinos in the industry. By targeting the very important and visible Academy events, we’re publicly serving notice to the motion picture executives that we’re not asking for equity anymore. We’re demanding it.”

The first demonstration was held February 5th at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Honoree Luncheon. To view photos from the protest, click here. The demonstration was covered by multiple media outlets, including Deadline, New York Times, KPCC, Latina, and many others.

A second demonstration will be held on March 3rd, location to be determined.


SAVE THE DATE
NHMC’s 21st Annual Impact Awards Gala

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At its 21st Annual Impact Awards Gala, NHMC recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media. Past honorees include Eva Longoria, Andy Garcia, Gina Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, America Ferrera, James Cameron, George Lopez, Zoe Saldana, Gina Torres, and Rosario Dawson. We take pride in honoring and giving a voice to those individuals or entities whose achievements, generosity of spirit, and courage under fire, have greatly benefited the welfare of the Latino community both in front and in back of camera.

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, and to purchase tickets or ad space, please visit nhmc.org/impactawards.


We Choose Art and Mezz Gallery at the Montalbán Theatre, in collaboration with bG Gallery, Present The Brown Oscars by Linda Vallejo

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The Brown Oscars: El Gran Jefe, 2018 Repurposed antique poster, oil 8 x 10 in.

We Choose Art and Mezz Gallery at the Montalbán Theatre, in collaboration with bG Gallery, is pleased to present “The Brown Oscars” by Artist, Linda Vallejo. “The Brown Oscars” exhibition is on view to the public from February 27 – March 12, 2018, with a special red carpet opening reception on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., and an Oscars after party on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m (the artist will be present both evenings).

Vallejo’s new body of work around the entertainment industry and its lack of diversity in casting, emerged from a previous series titled, “Make ‘Em All Mexican” (#OscarsSoBrown). The Mezz Gallery at the Montalbán Theatre, is located at 1615 Vine St. Hollywood, CA. (Parking is available at 1627 Vine St. Hollywood, CA.)

To request an interview with the Artist, Linda Vallejo, the show Curator or Presenting Partners, please contact Jennifer Cuevas at 213-375-8714 or jen@jeneratemedia.com.


LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes February Program Schedule

FEBRUARY

Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets & Fondas Thursday, February 8 | 6:30pm | $20

Journalist, author and entrepreneur Lesley Telléz shares her insights on her cookbook, Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City’s Streets, Markets and Fondas. Attendees will sample recipes from the Amazon.com bestseller. Tickets available at Eventbrite.

Mur Murs (1980) | Thursday, February 22 | 7pm

Filmmaker Agnes Varda takes us on a journey to discover the kaleidoscope of murals that decorate the walls of LA. This documentary serves as a study of community and diversity of public art. Guest Speaker: Harry Gamboa, Jr., Chicano essayist, photographer, director, and performance artist.

Visit the LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes by clicking here.


D.C. Policy Update

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FCC Grants NHMC’s Motion For Extension of Time to Comment on Proposed Changes to Lifeline

In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published a series of proposals that will drastically transform Lifeline, the only federal program that provides a telecommunications subsidy to low-income Americans. Notably, the proposals would remove non-facilities based providers from the program eliminating service for 70 percent of current Lifeline recipients.

NHMC Will Continue to Rally Support for the Net Neutrality CRA Until the Free & Open Internet Is Restored

NHMC is committed to the fight to restore a free and open Internet. In addition to its commitment to challenge the FCC’s decision in court, NHMC has joined forces with other civil rights organizations to support Congressional efforts to reinstate Net Neutrality. Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Mike Doyle are leading the charge with a Congressional Review Act (CRA), a legislative vehicle that allows Congress to overrule the FCC’s decision.


2017 Holiday Party

L to R: Brenda Nogales, Gloria Molina, Alex Nogales
L to R: Brenda Nogales, Gloria Molina, Alex Nogales

 

Just before the new year, NHMC held its annual Holiday Party at the home of President & CEO Alex Nogales. Thank you to everyone who attended!

For more photos from the celebration, click here.

 

 

 


One Day at a Time is Back!

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Photo: Netflix

 

After much anticipation, the Netflix series and 2017 NHMC Impact Award honoree One Day at a Time has returned for season 2.

As one of the most relatable families on television, the Alvarez family is back! Tune in as the family deals with topics like immigration, racism, love, and more. Watch One Day at a Time, now streaming on Netflix!

 

 

 

 


NHMC Writers Update

NHMC would like to congratulate NHMC TV Writers Program participant Zayre Ferrer on her new series Tijuana! The series is part of a partnership between Netflix and Univision’s Fusion Media Group.

According to Variety, “…Tijuana begins when a presidential front-runner is gunned down in the streets. As reporters of a local newspaper seek answers to the assassination, they uncover a web of corruption that puts their lives in danger.” Congrats Zayre. We can’t wait to watch the show!


NHMC’s LPFM Radio Station & Podcasts

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With new episodes weekly, NHMC’s LPFM radio broadcasts, and podcasts, aim to be a resource to the community as a provider of cultural, entertainment, and political news affecting the Pasadena, CA community and beyond.

Tune in LIVE from 5 AM – 9 AM on 101.5 FM in Pasadena or by visiting www.nhmc.org for streaming capabilities. You can also find our podcasts on SoundCloud by clicking here.


NHMC Welcomes New Board Member & Business Advisory Board Members

Minerva Pérez
                      Minerva Pérez

This month, it was announced that award-winning broadcast journalist Minerva Pérez has been elected to the board of directors of NHMC. The former television news anchor is the owner/principal of Minerva Pérez Media, LLC, a Sugar Land, Texas-based video production firm.

In addition to Minerva joining the board, Beatriz Acevedo, founding partner and president of mitú, and Philip Sanchez, vice president and relationship manager at City National Bank, were added to the NHMC
Business Advisory Board.

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