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Latinos in Hollywood

Why Sofia Vergara Says She'd Be ‘OK' With Losing Her Fame

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.11.2015 | Latino Voices

Sofía Vergara is at the pinnacle of her career thanks to a handful of endorsement deals and her role as Gloria in ABC’s Emmy-winning series “Mode...

Carolina Moreno

'Bravetown' Director Tells Why Latin Americans Can Relate To Theme Of Losing Family To War

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Daniel Duran has made a name for himself directing music videos for some the world’s biggest Latin stars. Now, the 35-year-old Venezuelan-born direc...

‘Jane The Virgin' Star Explains Hollywood's Latino Problem With The Perfect Analogy

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.29.2015 | Latino Voices

It would strike many as odd for a film director to consider Johnny Depp and Carrot Top for the same role -- which is exactly why "Jane The Virgin" sta...

Hollywood's Diversity Problem Starts At The Top, UCLA Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.02.2015 | Latino Voices

Hollywood’s diversity problem is far from shocking. Over the past few years, studies have highlighted the profitability of diverse casting and the l...

‘McFarland, USA' Director On Why She Avoided Making A ‘White Savior Movie'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.26.2015 | Latino Voices

‘McFarland, USA’ follows the true-story of coach John White and his all-Latino track team, who despite being newcomers to the sport overcome obsta...

Carolina Moreno

Latino Actors Weren't Snubbed At The Oscars -- But That's Not A Good Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.22.2015 | Latino Voices

It's been 14 years since a U.S. Latino actor last took home an Academy Award. No one knows when that will happen again, but it certainly won't be this...

Carolina Moreno

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey' Star On Why The Film's Leads Are ‘Extremely Brave'

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Somewhere amid the incessant lip-biting and erotic scenes that push the limits of its R rating, the highly anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Sam...

Carolina Moreno

Oscar Isaac On His 'Powerful, Flawed' Latino Character In 'A Most Violent Year'

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.02.2015 | Latino Voices

At the height of his struggle to survive in the lucrative but cutthroat heating oil industry during the most violent year in New York City history, Ab...

Cosmo Editor-In-Chief Says Hollywood Makes ‘Deliberate Decision' To Leave Latinos Out

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.16.2015 | Latino Voices

For Michelle Mulligan, editor-in-chief of Cosmo For Latinas, this year’s all-white Academy Award nominees are proof that Hollywood makes a “delibe...

Sofia Vergara Reveals How She Changed 'Modern Family'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.07.2014 | Latino Voices

Over the years Sofía Vergara’s “Modern Family” character, Gloria, has been heavily criticized for perpetuating stereotypes of Latinas. But now ...

Rosie Perez Says Latin Hollywood Told Her Not To ‘Rock The Boat'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.17.2014 | Latino Voices

Rosie Perez has always been a vocal advocate for Latino representation in the entertainment industry -- something she says Latin Hollywood wasn’t ke...

Carolina Moreno

Gina Rodriguez On Why Stars Are ‘Afraid' To Speak Up About Diversity On TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.13.2014 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez may be on the brink of stardom thanks to the CW’s new series "Jane The Virgin," but the actress is more preoccupied with changing the...

Demian Bichir: Latinos Have to Claim Their Own Place Within The Industry

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 09.21.2014 | Latino Voices

The underrepresentation and stereotyping of Latinos by the entertainment industry is nothing new. Latinos as maids and gardeners seem to be the norm. ...

Latinos in Mainstream Media Are a Disappearing Act: The Latino Media Gap Crisis

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

The "Latino Media Gap" report serves as a first solid step in offering the mainstream media industry real data to confirm Latino representation is at a crisis low and requires urgent acknowledgment by all.

John Leguizamo Explains Why Latinos Are ‘The Fuel Of This Country'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.02.2014 | Latino Voices

John Leguizamo thinks Latinos are the key to building a “viable” economy in the United States. On Wednesday, the Colombian-born actor stopped ...

Revelations From The Stars Of 'Orange Is The New Black'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.06.2014 | Latino Voices

Let the binge watching begin. The second season of Netflix’s hit original series “Orange Is The New Black” premiered at midnight on June 6. ...

WATCH: Rodrigo Santoro Opens Up About The Price He Pays To Work In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Mandy Fridmann & Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.09.2014 | Latino Voices

Rodrigo Santoro ("300," "Lost," "Love Actually") lends his voice to the quirky and lovable Tulio in "Rio 2," a film the star says is close to his hear...

Why Rita Moreno Is Asking Hispanics To Support Their Artists

Posted 02.25.2014 | Latino Voices

Rita Moreno has come a long way from her Oscar-winning role as Anita in the 1961 classic "West Side Story," but the Puerto Rican legend doesn’t thin...

No Hoorays For Hollywood When It Comes To Portraying Latinos

Washington Post Writers Group | Ruben Navarrette | Posted 12.26.2013 | Latino Voices

Given what he does for a living, it is no surprise that Rick Najera’s memoir about being a Latino breaking down barriers in Hollywood reads like a g...

Edward James Olmos: Latinos Have Contributed So Much And Our Stories Aren't Being Told

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 11.08.2013 | Latino Voices

If you need to navigate through an intricate criminal network across the border, Edward James Olmos is your man. Or at least that’s what his cha...

Ethan Hawke: If The World Were A Fair Place He'd Have a Bigger Career Than Brad Pitt

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Ethan Hawke has a very different concept of what Hollywood would be like “if the world were a fair place.” In an interview with HuffPost Voces,...

Neither Fast Nor Furious: Part 2

Jeff Valdez | Posted 09.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Jeff Valdez

For years there was what ad agencies called an "ethnic budget" created to cater to all "non-white" people in America. Some marketers are now going as far as to say that Hispanics don't need a special budget, as they are now part of the "Mainstream."

Latinos Represent In The Academy

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 06.29.2013 | Latino Voices

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...

Don't Sleep on Sleeping With the Fishes

Tanisha L. Ramirez | Posted 08.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Tanisha L. Ramirez

I encouraged my friend to attend the screening of the film. My friend responded, "No, that's fine. It's a Latin film. I'm sure it'll just go over my head." That response made me want to scream, in part, because this is no novel sentiment. Why is it that so many people still believe that English-language media produced by and starring Latinos are for Latinos only?

Neither Fast Nor Furious, Part 1

Jeff Valdez | Posted 08.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Jeff Valdez

Latino influence and spending power is undeniable, which leads me to ask: Just how does Hollywood, the liberal and creative capital of the world, view this exploding market?