Mujeres de Juarez Movie On the Way
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Published on LatinoLA: March 19, 2005
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Director Gregory Nava (Selena) has tapped Jennifer Lopez to star in the film Bordertown. The story has Lopez portraying a journalist investigating the murders that take place along the Texas/Mexico border. The film is a fiction piece based on the real-life murders of hundreds of women of Juarez.
The Billboard Latin Music Conference is proud to announce a Q&A with Chayanne. Leila Cobo, Billboard's Bureau Chief - Miami/Latin, will conduct a one-on-one interview with the singer. Chayanne, who on March 29th will release "Desde Siempre", a compilation of romantic hits, is one of Latin music's biggest and most consistent stars. The Puerto Rican singer has recorded a total of 11 studio albums as a soloist. Two of those albums made it to No. 1 on Billboard's Top Latin Albums; four made it to the Top 10. Eight of Chayanne's hit singles have made it to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Latin tracks chart. For more info about the Billboard Latin Music Conference & to register, visit www.billboardevents.com or (646) 654-4643
Did you know that 74% of Latinos between the age of 45 and 64 with a household income of at least $45,000 are likely to say they are "financially successful"? Source: Study by Roper Public Affairs
Albita, Esai Morales, Justina Machado and Billy Dee Williams will star in the Broadway musical version of The Mambo Kings.
MTV Latin America is presenting the "Lifebeat Benefit for HIV & AIDS Awareness Dance Party" on Thursday, March 24th at I/O Lounge as part of the Winter Music Conference in Miami. DJs from around the world will participate, including Toy, DJ Le Spam & Alex Pels, and others.
Congrats to the film Cowboy Del Amor for winning both the Jury and Audience awards at the SXSW Film Festival this week. The documentary is based on Ivan Thompson, a matchmaker who takes men to Mexico to find wives to bring back to the US.
ESPN has partnered with Editorial Televisa to create ESPN Deportes, the monthly Spanish-language version of ESPN The Magazine, which is set for release in May 2005.
Everlast Nutrition for Latinos is a new line of products including vitamins, energy drinks and nutrition bars specifically developed for Latinos. The line uses Spanish-language packaging with artwork and colors based on Latino culture, and was created using Latino taste profiles.
Pass the Mic!, a film highlighting Latinos' contributions to Hip Hop and Rap music, will screen as one of the six documentaries chosen for AFI's Fourth Annual Music Documentary Series. Filmmakers Richard Montes and Jessica Martinez along with featured music artists will be on hand for the screening on April 13th at Arc Light Cinemas in Hollywood, CA. The screening will be followed by a Q&A reception and open mic. For tickets, visit www.arclightcinemas.com or www.passthemic.net
American Idol finalist, Mario Vazquez, quit the competition right before finals began this week, due to personal reasons. However new information surfaced that the reasons might not be so personal, rather legal. Vazquez has now hired entertainment attorney Jess L. Rosen, who also repped Clay Aiken to release him from his management contract with Simon Fuller.
Santana will record a ballad with Shakira for her upcoming album. Santana will donate all proceeds from an upcoming concert in Guadalajara Mexico to the people of Autlan, the Mexican town were Santana was born.
Showtime is calling for submissions for its 6th Annual Latino Filmmaker Showcase. If you are a Latino filmmaker and have a 15 - 30 minute short film that you'd like to be considered, you could win a $30,000 grant to produce an original short film to premiered on Showtime. For more info, visit www.SHO.com
UBO (Urban Box Office) released a successful CD/DVD box set called "Chosen Few" about the Reggaeton music movement which sells for $10. The set features documentary footage, 25 exclusive recordings and over 120 interviews from artists such as Tego Calderon, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Noriega, and Vico C., Lennox and countless others. The box set was released under UBO's "Freedom" model, with the objective of supplying consumers, where they congregate, with Freedom media products such as CDs, DVDs, videogames and other mixed media product.
Did you know that the number of immigrant business owners has increased 190% in the past 15 years? Women from Mexico, El Salvador and Cuba lead the way as entrepreneurs among Latinas in the US. Source: Today's Immigrant Woman Entrepreneur by Susan C. Pearce, PH.D
The NFL is reaching out to Latinos across the border - hosting the first NFL regular season game outside of the US. The Cardinals/49ers game is planned to take place on October 2nd in Mexico City, most likely at Azteca Stadium.
A new Spanish-language online service for Hispanics to pay their federal, state and local taxes electronically is being offered by Official Payments Corp. For more info, visit www.officialpayments.com
Did you know that plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics rose 49% from 2000 - 2004? Latinos had nearly 553,000 cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004, leading all minority groups in the number of procedures performed. Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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