Dennis Leoni Starts Production on Latino Webseries

Drama "Los Americans", tackling issues of a middle class Latino family in L.A., starts production November 2nd

By Al Carlos Hernandez - Contributing Editor
Published on LatinoLA: November 1, 2010

Dennis Leoni Starts Production on Latino Webseries

Award-winning executive producer Robert Townsend under his V-Studio shingle and Rey Ramsey of One Economy Corporation have joined forces with award winning writer/producer/director Dennis Leoni (Resurrection Blvd.) on a new U.S. Latino dramatic web series titled "Los Americans."

Principal photography begins November 2nd on a drama that tells the journey of a middle class Latino family in Los Angeles as it tackles difficult issues, such as the economy and every day real-life problems that face all families in America, no matter what the race. The series will star Esai Morales (Caprica, Jericho), Lupe Ontiveros (Southland, Family Guy) and Raymond Cruz (The Closer, Breaking Bad).

This is the second series that will be produced under Townsend's V-Studio shingle that will air on www.pic.tv (Public Internet Channel) a division of One Economy. The show will join Townsend's already extremely successful, groundbreaking series "Diary of a Single Mom," that begins airing its third season on November 18, 2010.

"I'm really excited about this new series because it truly represents an American voice that is rich, but not heard from very often" stated Townsend.

"It's an honor to be working with Robert Townsend, Rey Ramsey and One Economy because it was their vision that allowed me to create a new and fresh perspective of the U. S. Latino experience and bring it to the internet," said Leoni

Townsend is known for his groundbreaking works in film and television, and his latest project is no exception as he breaks news strides in the internet based web series, "Diary of a Single Mom," a compelling and thought provoking series about the lives of three single mothers whose trials and tribulations expose the raw reality of being a single mother in today's society.

Only Robert Townsend could assemble some of the best and brightest rising and iconic stars of Hollywood to star in this groundbreaking web series ÔÇô Monica Calhoun, Valery Ortiz, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Roundtree, and Leon to name a few. Townsend's vast resume of projects include, A Soldier's Story, Hollywood Shuffle, Eddie Murphy Raw and The Five Heartbeats to name a few. His television credits include, "The Parenthood," "Robert Townsend and his Partners in Crime," "Holiday Heart" and "10,000 Blackmen Named George."

An award-winning executive producer, writer and director, Leoni has over twenty-five years of experience developing, writing, producing and marketing television pilots, series and movies. He created "Resurrection Blvd." ÔÇô the first and longest running Latino dramatic series in the history of American television ÔÇô overseeing and managing all aspects of the film making process, from idea to broadcast, to deliver three seasons of the multi-million dollar series to Paramount Studios/Viacom Productions and Showtime Networks on time, on budget and of the highest quality.

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