Hollywood Reporter's Latino Power 50

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Published on LatinoLA: August 2, 2007

Hollywood Reporter's Latino Power 50

=The Hollywood Reporter published its first Latino Power 50 list. The list includes writers, producers, directors, actors and executives who are changing and shaping the industry. Heading the list are the power trio of Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro Gonzalez I??arritu and Guillermo del Toro. Also included are Salma Hayek (pictured), SiTV founder Jeff Valdez, Jennifer Lopez, George Lopez, MTV Tr3s‘«÷ Lucia Ballas Traynor, mun2' Alex Pels, Gustavo Santaolalla, Eva Longoria and many more.

According to data released by the California Department of Finance, Latinos are expected to make up the majority of California‘«÷s population by 2042.

Julieta Venegas, Mana and Chayanne are among the artists that are already confirmed to perform at this year‘«÷s Vi??a del Mar Festival.

Among the highlights of this year‘«÷s National Council for La Raza conference last week, were appearances from Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

According to a report by Reuters, Universal Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Warner Music Group and EMI are all interested in the upcoming auction of Univision Music.

As Argentina‘«÷s presidential election in October approaches, a recent poll showed that 47% of respondents would vote for Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, wife of current president Nestor Kirchner.

Advertising Age released its 2007 Hispanic Fact Pack last week. The pack contains information about demographic trends, ad spending, media rankings, and U.S. Hispanic ad agencies.

Manu Chao will make his U.S. television debut on the IFC‘«÷s Henry Rollins show on August 17th. Chao will perform material from his new album, La Radiolina, set for release September 4th on Nacional Records.

Bruce Moran was named president of Live Nation‘«÷s Latin American Division. He was formerly president of Live Nation New York.

Vicente Fernandez will release a new album in September. ‘«£Para Siempre‘«ō will be Fernandez‘«÷ 75th album.

Benicio del Toro will portray Ernesto ‘«£Che‘«ō Guevara in two new films, ‘«£The Argentine‘«ō and ‘«£Guerrilla‘«ō.

Heineken presented its Red Star Award to Sergio M. Castilla, who wrote, directed and produced the film ‘«£Take The Bridge‘«ō, at the New York International Latino Film Festival earlier this week.

MTV Tr3s will unveil its new show ‘«£Rally MTV‘«ō on August 8th. The show, an 8-episode series, pits five up-and-coming bands against each other in a race across Latin America. The bands participating are Guajiro (Miami), Zombie (Argentina), Motores (Brazil), Sonica (Venezuela) and Tarzanes (Chile).

Ciudad Magazine's Sex Issue is now on newsstands and includes, among other sex-related topics, the results of an online reader survey.

Beyonce is planning to release a special EP/DVD of ‘«£Irremplazable‘«ō, including Spanish-language versions of ‘«£Irreplaceable‘«ō, ‘«£Listen‘«ō and duets with Shakira, Alejandro Fernandez and Voltio. The MTV-Tr3s branded EP/DVD will go on sale exclusively at Wal-Mart on August 28th.

LTV (Latin Television) has decided to shut down its broadcasting division to refocus its efforts on sports publications. The company cited the costs of converting from analog to digital as well as producing high-definition programming for its decision to pull out of broadcasting.

Venevision International Films is now distributing its films digitally via Amazon Unbox, Amazon‘«÷s video download service.

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