Hispanicize Los Angeles Kicks-Off Hispanic Heritage Month by unveiling their 2018 Latinx Filmmakers Showcase for their upcoming October event

Hispanicize, the largest annual gathering for Latinx trendsetters and influencers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment, tech and entrepreneurship, kicks-off Hispanic Heritage Month by unveiling their unprecedented Latinx filmmakers showcase in partnership with the Latino Filmmakers Network. The event, presented by returning title sponsor Prudential Financial, takes place from October 11-13th at Century City’s Intercontinental Hotel (For tickets register here!)

“It’s always been our goal to highlight Latino talent in all industries. Our Miami event has a huge focus on music and marketing and it was only natural that our LA edition focused on the incredible Latinx talent in Hollywood, specially during a time where representation on screen is so important,” said Katherine Johnson-Gunn, Founding Partner & Managing Director of Hispanicize Events.”

“We are here to educate and empower Latino talent in the Entertainment industry and to give our American Latino voice a platform. We have many stories to tell in both English and Spanish, ” said Maylen Calienes, Founder, Latino Filmmakers Network.When platforms like the Latino Filmmakers Network & Hispanicize work together, we become a force.”

The film agenda aims to empower filmmakers to not only recognize the importance of being seen on screen but also the power of being behind the camera and in positions of power. The film panels will offer tips on storytelling, pitching your next project, and using diversity & inclusion to project your American Latino voice and break through the stereotypes in Hollywood.

From pitching your script to producers and executives, to learning how to market your film, to even a live script reading presented by the New Normal Reading Series that will showcase emerging actors and writers of color in a live performance featuring Latino, Black & Native American talent, the Hispanicize LA film showcase has something for everyone. Anchoring the event will be a major film townhall titled “Beyond #MeToo & #TimesUp to #What’sNext. How today’s women are breaking the glass ceiling. The panel will feature actresses, producers, activists and entrepreneurs that have made waves in both movements.

In addition to the film showcase, the overall Hispanicize LA event program starts on Thursday October 11th with influencer pre-treats including excursions, lunches, dinners, film screenings and more. The educational and overall event agenda launches on Friday, October 12th and will feature Live music, top influencer meet & greets, exclusive celebrity fireside chats and keynotes with entrepreneurs.

#HispzLA 2018 Latinx Filmmakers Showcase Overview for FULL agenda, click HERE)

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Social Media Marketing for Film/TV
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Speed Dating for Filmmakers
Pitch your movie or TV pilot to entertainment industry executives and producers that are looking forward to hearing your pitch! You’ve got five minutes with top executives to pitch them your story and make them fall in love.

Make Hollywood Hear You; Defining your American Latino Voice
Latino Filmmakers Network presents three Filmmakers whose movies premiered this year ” Taco Shop”, “The Extraordinary Ordinary” & Student Academy Award Winner “Esta Es Tu Cuba.” They will talk about the importance of storytelling using diversity and inclusion but also being able to project their American Latino voice 


Latinx Filmmakers Showcase participants confirmed so far:

John F. Estrada @John_f_estrada, Gabriela Gonzalez @gabrielagonzalezinla, Jolene Rodriguez @jolene_rodriguez_ , Reko Moreno @rekomoreno, Jalen James Acosta@jalenjames Franceli Chapman @celihangout, Rachel Karry @iamrachelkarry Paul Vu@paulvutv Frankie Hernandez @avenida.tv, Emily Best @seedandspark, Jojo T. Gibbs@nomorecomicsinla, Laura Somers @richkidsthemovie, Glibert Galvan. Jr. @ourquinceanerafilm, Anthony Nardolillo @shinefilm2018, Inetra Brazil@inetrabrazil, Eileen Faxas @eileenfaxas, Roman Navarrette @RomanRandallNavarrette, Gabriela Revilla Lugo, Sandra Varona, Brian Robau @brian.robau, Maylen Calienes @LatinoFilmmakers among others.