This Festival isn’t Letting Coronavirus Stop It From Showcasing Latino Films
At least one Los Angeles film festival isn’t letting a global pandemic prevent it from showcasing the work of Latino artists. Instead, it’s going virtual. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival announced LALIFF Connect. The free, online festival will allow quarantined viewers to stream feature films, shorts, episodics, masterclasses and live music on LALIFF’s website.
De Marvel Studios A Educar A Latinos En Animación
Magdiela creó LatinX in Animation, la rama de animación del Instituto de Cine Latino de Los Ángeles, para promover la diversidad en la industria del entretenimiento y de animación. Actualmente está trabajando para implementar un plan de estudios para 2020 en las escuelas, e incorporar habilidades de animación y capacitación a una edad temprana. También está enseñando a jóvenes profesionales sobre cómo valorar su trabajo y negociar al momento de buscar trabajo. Ella es supervisora de producción de la primera serie animada de Marvel Studios, ¿What If?, anunciada recientemente en Comic Con y programada para salir en 2021. Conoce la historia de Magdiela Hermida Duhamel.
SXSW: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters And Filmmaker Erin Lee Carr Added As Keynotes
Latino Film Institute: Pipeline, Platform & Launch (Film & TV Industry): A conversation about the ideas and programs that LFI have placed into action to address the lack of representation in Hollywood and focus on the next generation of content creators, featuring Director of Research and Civic Engagement for the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón; actor-producer and humanitarian Edward James Olmos; Founder & Co-Program Manager of LatinX in Animation Magdiela Hermida Duhamel; and writer and Latino Film Institute executive director Rafael Agustin.
Featured Session: Latino Film Institute: Pipeline, Platform & Launch
How do you close the achievement and opportunity gap for minorities in the entertainment industry? This panel lead by leaders from the Latino Film Institute will discuss the ideas and programs that LFI have placed into action to address the lack of representation in Hollywood and focus on the next generation of content creators.
Through its Signature Programs that include the LA Latino International Film Festival, Youth Cinema Project, and LatinX in Animation, LFI is increasing the number of artists from emerging communities and shaping the entertainment industry’s multicultural future. LFI’s Signature Programs develop, empower, and support students, artists, creators, and executives through pathways and platforms for the expression and appreciation of their work.
‘The Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez Calls Netflix ‘Seis Manos’ “The ‘Citizen Kane’ of Mexican Anime”
The cast and crew of Netflix’s upcoming animated series Seis manos couldn’t have asked for a better logling following a sneak peek of the show’s first two episodes. None other than Jorge Gutierrez — he of The Book of Life fame — called it “The Citizen Kane of Mexican animé.” At a Los Angeles screening hosted by VIZ Media and Latinx in Animation, the famed animator was plenty effusive: “I loved it. I thought it was incredible. I think what you guys did was so brave and funny and subversive, and it’s just packed with heart.”
A New Organization, LatinX in Animation, Expands Access For Underrepresented Artists
Established in 2018, LatinX in Animation is an organization created to bring together Latinx professionals already working in the industry and emerging talents seeking to start their careers.
Latinx is the focus of reinvigorated Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
For 2019, LALIFF is adding an animation master class to tap into a medium where Latinx creators are gaining prominence, and it’s focusing its sights on Latinx works, those conceived by U.S.-born or -raised artists with Latin American roots.
Meet Magdiela Hermida Duhamel of Latinx In Animation in Glendale
I wanted to meet more people like me that were as passionate about creating cartoons as I was! I took it upon myself to start the process of creating a community within my animation studio during lunch breaks. The word got out, and soon after, with the help of my friend and co-founder, Bryan Dimas, we grew and started expanding to other studios.