Follow Latina At The Sundance Film Festival!

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Latina is headed to Sundance! Diversity in Hollywood has always been important to us, so Latina will be front and center at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival!

Among the Latinx talent expected to be there are actresses Aubrey Plaza, Rosa Salazar, Tessa Thompson, and Rosario Dawson, as well as filmakers Rudy Valdez, and showrunner Tanya Saracho, among many other talent in front and behind the screen.

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This year Latina is partnering with Latino Reel, NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers), Malecon Productions, and Dell to bring a variety of impactful panels and convos on inclusion in the enteratainment industry, as well as the Times Up movement.

Below are some of our panels, so come say hi!

1. Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:15-11:30 AM

Venue: Latino Reel at Bodega Restaurant, 710 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

Panel: Ask PBS?

Join PBS executives Beth Hoppe, Amy Letourneau and Marie Nelson for a wide-ranging conversation about pitching and producing films for PBS and the larger public television network. As America becomes even more multicultural, how is this change affecting PBS’ programming plans for the future? Hear about upcoming PBS content plans and get your questions answered first hand.

 

2. Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:00-1:15 PM

Venue: Latino Reel at Bodega Restaurant, 710 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

Panel:  What are the issues affecting Latino actors, producers, directors, and writers in the film and television industry?

Is the film and television industry telling the stories of all communities and cultures? How are diverse communities portrayed, and is the content an accurate representation of the culture? This panel discussion will look into content as it relates to the Latino experience. It will address the topics of the industry and how artists from diverse backgrounds are able to connect with audiences in sharing their stories.

Moderator: Robyn Moreno, Co-President of Latina Media Ventures, Latina Magazine

Panelists: Cristina Costantini, Journalist / Filmmaker

Josefina Lopez, Screenwriter/Producer/Director

Rudy Valdez, Filmmaker

 

3. Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:30-3:00 PM

Venue: Latino Reel Bodega Restaurant, 710 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

Panel:  Diverse storytelling in Utah is growing. How can we keep diverse stories alive and ensure their presence in the film industry in Utah?

 

4. Friday, January 19, 2018, 3:15-4:45 PM

Venue: Latino Reel at Bodega Restaurant, 710 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

Panel: The evolution of Latina roles in media

Join us for an exclusive conversation about the evolution of Latina roles. From the big screen to behind the camera, we all play an important part in ensuring the positive portrayal of Latinas.

 

Moderator: Celeste Carrasco, Director of Federal Public Affairs for AT&T

Panelists: Eli Vazquez, Director and Creative Producer at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

María Agui Carter, Director, SCIGIRLS Latina and The MARIPOSA project

David Ortiz, head of mitú's long-form development, talent and production teams

 

5. Sunday, January 21, 2017, 9:00-11:00 AM

Venue:  Utah Film Commission at 625 Main Street, Park City, UT 84060

Panel:  "Latinx in Hollywood had the worst year in 2016 in terms of on screen visibility though we account for about 23 percent of ticket sales. While we have more Latinas on and behind the big and small screens, are we really where we ought to be when it comes to opportunity, diversity, and representation?  Our celebrated panel of Latina talent (on and behind the scenes) will discuss where we are in the entertainment industry; where we need to go, and why we must support each other along the way."

Moderator Robyn Moreno, Co-President of Latina Media Ventures, Latina Magazine

Panelists Carmen Rita Wong, Founder and CEO of Malecon Productions

Ben Lopez, Executive Director, NALIP

Tanya Saracho, Playwright

Yvette Yates, Actress/Filmmaker

 

To attend you must RVSP

For panels 1-4, visit rsvp@vox-creative.com

For panel #5, visit rsvp@nalip.org

 

Follow all our coverage via social @latina, and see you in Sundance!!