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

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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.

Immigration, Nightmares in Parenting, and Middle Class Mexico on the Silver Screen at AFI

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

The AFI Fest wrapped up on November 8th in Hollywood. The 40th annual festival revealed itself again as one of the globe's superior events for accessing works by both veteran and emerging voices in Latino and Latin American film.

AFI Fest Unveils New Latino Perspectives

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

The American Film Institutes AFI Festhas long been lauded as one of the United States' most prestigious film festivals to launch filmmakers' careers via the short film program. The 2012 edition doesn't fail to impress.

Director Robert Rodriguez Talks Moviemaking Outside of Hollywood: The Road Less Traveled (PHOTOS)

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

Robert Rodriguez's commitment to remaining an "outsider" safely distanced from Hollywood has provided him considerable independence, influencing both how he taps into his creativity, as well as how he applies it through the craft of filmmaking.

Film's Director Matt Piedmont Unravels Satire 'Casa de mi Padre'

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

Matt Piedmont makes his feature directorial debut with the Will Ferrell, Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal-starrer 'Casa de mi Padre,' opening March 16th, 2012, in select theaters.

Actor Demian Bichir Talks Hollywood, Scarlett, Oscars & Being Latino (PHOTOS)

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

Whether Oriol's subject in frame is gang life, a fashion model or celebrity, he presents an artistic voice that is distinctly Los Angeles-bred.

Navy SEALs & Latinos Headline "True to Life" Action Movie 'Act of Valor' Opening Tomorrow

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

The Bandito Brothers' co-directing team Mike "Mouse" McCoy and Scott Waugh "go big" with action this Friday when their patriotic film 'Act of Valor' opens wide in theaters.

Writer/Director Jill Soloway Explores Latino Themes in Sundance Film 'Una Hora Por Favora'

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 03.28.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

In Una Hora Por Favora, it seems the theme of gender stereotypes is turned on its head at the same time as the ethnic one.

Emerging Latino Voices Get To The Point: Short Films at Sundance

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

This year's short films represented by Latinos and Hispanics offer a wide array of unique subjects and characters--from challenged love relations in the digital age to sisters battling grief through relieving a plugged milk duct.

Latino-Themed Movie Starring Gina Rodriguez to Rock Sundance Film Festival: Filly Brown

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

New Latino voices. Rising talent. A directorial vision from a co-directing team of complementary talents. It could just be the recipe for a movie that packs a punch...or in the least, a really cool rhyme.

Latino Themed Movies Take the Spotlight at Sundance Film Festival: Mosquita y Mari

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

Guerrero's voice represents the complexity of the immigrant. Her identity is what she titles "Xicana Urban," a result of being born in San Francisco, raised in the East Bay Area, and maintaining a tight connection with her Mexican heritage.