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Greater Latino Representation Added To The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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This National Latino Media Council, which met with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in April to ask for a greater Latino representation within the organization, has applauded the fact that the Academy list of 276 new members, released earlier today, includes 22 Latinos.

In the acting category alone, seven Latinos were among 22 invitees. They are Miriam Colon, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Lopez, Alma Martinez, Michael Peña, Geno Silva and Danny Trejo.

"We applaud the actions by the Academy, and look forward to continue to work with them in the future,” Congressman Esteban Torres (Ret.), NLMC chairman, said.

Read the whole story at The Hollywood Reporter