Filmmaker wants to tell ‘uncelebrated stories’
Feb16

Filmmaker wants to tell ‘uncelebrated stories’

Making Latino movies isn’t something Anthony Solorzano intentionally sets out to do. But drawing from a well of personal experiences, he is ready to tell many stories inspired in the barrios of his native Southern California. That’s the case of his new film “Varsity Punks” that marks Solorzano’s directorial debut and for which he also has big plans. Completed last summer the coming-of-age sports comedy revolves around the clash...

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Central American film fest in Hollywood
Nov03

Central American film fest in Hollywood

The third annual Central American International Film Festival takes place in Hollywood Nov. 3 through 5. Created to showcase works about Central American struggles, history, culture, and talent, the CAIFF will feature nearly 30 films in various categories such as full features, shorts, documentaries, student works and a specific division for U.S. Latino works. It will also feature performances, art exhibits, workshops and...

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Tomorrow’s filmmakers are here…
Oct18

Tomorrow’s filmmakers are here…

The directors, screenwriters, producers and actors of tomorrow are here. They are part of The Cinema Project and some are as young as nine years of age and attend fourth grades in Southern California schools, including some in inner city neighborhoods like Hooper Elementary in South Los Angeles. Recently hundreds of students from The Cinema Project in schools in L.A. and Orange County attended the screening of a teen adventure drama,...

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Americans urged to help fight hunger
Jul17

Americans urged to help fight hunger

As starvation threatens the lives of more than 20 million people in Africa, a new coalition of U.S.-based humanitarian organizations has launched a campaign to mobilize Americans in hopes to prevent the worst. Actor George Clooney is lending his voice to the effort. The Global Emergency Response Coalition has launched the Hunger Relief Fund to encourage people to immediately lend a helping hand and save millions of lives. The campaign...

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Children’s musical sensation on the road
Jul15

Children’s musical sensation on the road

The pop phenomenon called Kidz Bop, an act that performs the biggest hits with lyrics cleaned up and adapted for kids, is now touring the US. The “Best Time Ever Tour” is scheduled to stop at more than 50 American cities that might include your hometown. Launched in 2001, Kidz Bop consists of compilation albums with pop hits performed by talented youths. The CDs have been hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and radio stations...

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