NHMC Amplifies

April 26, 2024

As April comes to a close, take a look at some highlights from this collection of Latine creatives

When given the opportunity to create, we create excellence!

On April 8th, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) released Seeing Beyond The Stereotypes: Telling Authentic Latino/a/x/e Stories -A Guide for the Entertainment Industry. A first of its kind, Seeing Beyond The Stereotypes will drive media portrayals of the Latine community away from the current state of representation towards a more authentic and in depth understanding of the Latine community and stories we deserve. 

Moving forward, NHMC plans to hold private, unrecorded, safe space one-on-one sessions with studio executives throughout the country, to collaborate and answer questions, while encouraging them to adopt the tenets of the media guide throughout their content. The customly designed sessions with top-level executives will be facilitated by President and CEO Brenda Victoria Castillo, creating an opportunity for industry-leaders to have honest and authentic discussions covering their questions about the Latine community. 

Video: CNN’s First of All with Victor Blackwell

In promotion of the Media Guide, NHMC Visionary Alliance Member, Actor, Producer, and Musician Gabriel Luna spoke with Victor Blackwell of CNN’s First of All. They discussed the importance and purpose of the media guide and gave a special shout out to Brenda and our team for collecting the data and publishing the guide. Thank you Gabriel for your continued support and passion for ensuring authentic Latine stories are told. 

George Lopez and Mayan Lopez return to NBC with season 2 of Lopez vs Lopez! Your favorite dysfunctional family comedy is back, with some big life changes as George takes his first step into sobriety while Mayan adjusts to living and working with her father. 

You will laugh, cry, and shout ‘ta loca’ with this star studded cast of Selenis Leyva, Matt Shively, Brice Gonzalez and Al Madrigal and their incredible lineup of special guest stars, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Diana Maria Riva, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong and former Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch, to name a few! 

Video: NBC

NHMC is proud to continue to support Lopez vs Lopez series co-creator and showrunner, Debby Wolfe and the incredible NHMC Series Scriptwriter Program Alumni Carmen Corral, Marcos Luevanos, Omar Ponce, who are creating Latine magic in the writersroom. 

Lopez vs Lopez airs with back-to-back episodes every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on NBC and is available for streaming the next day on Peacock.

For fans of podcasts, Shared Nightmares by The LatinXorcists isa platform for intimate and honest conversations about the internal horrors we face, the ‘offerings’ we hold onto, and the eerie supernatural encounters of everyday life. 

Video: LatinXorcists

Hosted by Jose V. Chavez, Ricardo Martinez, and Alfredo Hernandez, each episode delves into personal tales and reflections from diverse voices in the entertainment industry, including NHMC's Series Scriptwriters Program alum, Ruben Mendive and Kay Broch.

There are six episodes slated for season one that are available for listening on Spotify now!

To further support the LatinXorcists writing group, visit their website here.

Based on the critically acclaimed self-published book by Author Humberto G. Garcia, The Long Game, tells the story of five young Mexican-American caddies in 1955 who loved the game of golf. They were determined to learn how to play the game and create their own golf course in the middle of the South Texas desert. Through perseverance, the young men would go on to compete against wealthy all-white teams and win the 1957 Texas State High School Golf Championship.

Video: Mucho Mas Media

The film stars Dennis Quaid, Jay Hernandez, José Julián, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Julian Works, Christian Gallegos, Gregory Diaz IV, Cheech Marin, and Miguel Angel Garcia. Julio Quintana serves as Writer and Director of the film including Jennifer C. Stetson, and Paco Farias as writers of the film. The film is produced by Joel M. Gonzales and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez among many others. 

The Long Game is available in theaters everywhere now!

In Prime’s newest series, Fallout sets the scene 200 years after a nuclear apocalypse devastates the United States. After a violent raid by bandits on an underground fallout shelter, “Lucy MacLean” played by Ella Purnell, sets out into the barren and dangerous landscape of Los Angeles filled with radiation, mutated monsters, and a lawless society of those who remained on the surface.

Joining Purnell is Moises Arias, Aaron Moten, Walton Goggins, Leslie Uggams, Zach Cherry, Dave Register, Annabel O'Hagan, Rodrigo Luzzi, Sarita Choudhury, Frances Turner, and Johnny Pemberton in this post-apocalyptic wasteland fantasy series.

Video: Prime

Fallout is based off of the video game hit of the same name and is available for streaming on Prime Video now.

In Abigail, a group of would-be criminals kidnap the 12-year-old ballerina daughter of a powerful underworld figure. The catch? All they have to do to collect a $50 million ransom is to watch the girl overnight. But when the captors start to dwindle one by one in this isolated mansion, they discover, to their mounting horror, that they're locked inside with no normal little girl.

Melissa Barrera stars alongside with Dan Stevens, Alisha Weir, William Catlett, Kathryn Newton, Kevin Durand, the late Angus Cloud, Giancarlo Esposito, and Matthew Goode. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are the Directors of this Certified Fresh horror film. 

Video: Universal Pictures

Abigail is in theaters everywhere now!

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