ADVISORY: MON., FEB. 5: LATINOS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THEIR EXCLUSION IN THE FILM INDUSTRY

CONTACT: Clarissa Corona 213.718.0732 mailto:communications@nhmc.org

MON., FEB. 5: LATINOS DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THEIR EXCLUSION IN THE FILM INDUSTRY    PASADENA, CALIF. – At the February 5 Oscars® Nominees Luncheon, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) Action Network will hold the first of two demonstrations targeting studio film executives attending 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. The NHMC Action Network represents independent writers and producers, and casting, production and entertainment marketing companies. Details will be announced shortly for the second demonstration which will be held March 3. Event Details WHEN Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
  • 11 a.m. – Demonstration
  • 11:30 a.m. – Program
WHY The country’s 56 million Latinos represent 18 percent of the U.S. population and 23 percent of all movie ticket buyers yet they remain one of the most underrepresented minorities in Hollywood.
  • Latinos held only 3.1 percent of all movie speaking roles from 2007-2016 while representation among back-of- camera positions, such as writers and directors, was worse.
  • Of the 900 films produced during from 2007-2016, only one film was directed by a Latino.
  • No Latinas were featured in 72 of the top 100 films produced in 2016.
WHO
  • Alex Nogales, NHMC president and chief executive officer
  • Gloria Molina, former Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel, MALDEF
  • Moctesuma Esparza, chief executive officer and producer, Maya Cinemas
  • Santiago Pozo, founder and chief executive officer, Arenas Entertainment
WHERE The demonstration and speakers program will be held at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Merv Griffin Way near the Beverly Hilton, located at 9876 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. Parking 441 N. Roxbury Dr., Beverly Hills 461 N. Bedford Dr., Beverly Hills (First two hours are free) Two hours free parking in the neighborhood north of the Beverly Hilton For interviews, please contact Clarissa Corona, at communications@nhmc.org or at 213.718.0732.

### The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is the media watchdog for the Latino community, ensuring that we are fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that our voices are heard over the airwaves and on the internet. 

We exist to challenge executives and influencers throughout the entertainment and news industry to eliminate barriers for Latinos to express themselves and be heard through every type of medium. NHMC works to bring decision-makers to the table to open new opportunities for Latinos to create, contribute and consume programming that is inclusive, free from bias and hate rhetoric, affordable and culturally relevant.   Receive real-time updates on Facebook, Twitter @NHMC and Instagram @NHMC_org.

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