What Went Wrong With 'Men In Black International'
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2M ago
Film and culture Mike Sargent joins Jack to discuss the reasons that led to the new 'Men In Black' reboot to get "the boot" from general audiences ..read more
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Tanya Saracho On 'VIDA', Brujas, and S3 Jitters
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by reVolver
2M ago
Tanya Saracho, the talented creator of the TV show 'VIDA,' and a leading voice in the Latinx community, comes on the show to discuss how VIDA happened, the pains of writing the pilot while she was mending from a spinal infection, her bouts with anxiety and doubt and the tricks she does to get through them. She also reveals how in a particular Hollywood writing room, the writers called her and her friend Spic and Span, and she opens up about her jitters on not being renewed for S3 before S3 got picked up. Music Playlist Aute Cuture - Rosalia Playa Grande - Sofi Tukker and Bomba Estereo  El ..read more
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Marta Tellado, CEO Consumer Reports, Talks New Book 'Buyer Aware'
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by Nino Freestyle, Dalex, Kat & Alex, Esperanza Spaulding, Marta Tellado
2M ago
In this interview with Marta Tellado, the CEO of Consumer Reports, we discuss how she became one of the few Latina CEOs in the country, how her Cuban heritage shaped her democratic ideals, and how her new book, ‘Buyer Aware: Harnessing Our Consumer Power for a Safe, Fair, and Transparent Marketplace,’ acts as a guide for consumers to reclaim their power against shady business practices.  Marta's Favorite Things:  Casa de Papel, Sound of Music, Esperanza Spaulding Highly Relevant Music Playlist:  Flores - Nino Freestyle, Dalex Tomemos un Trago - Kat & Alex I Know You Know - E ..read more
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Ximena Sariñana on 'Amor Adolescente,' Singing in English and Experimenting with Reggaeton
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by reVolver
2M ago
Ximena and I discuss her most recent album Amor Adolecente and how her hit ballad 'Una Vez Más' came to be. We also discuss the significance her sophomore English-language album had on her artistic growth, the pressures for Latin artists to succumb to the Reggaeton momentum, why it’s hard for Latina artists to find global acceptance, and we discuss her dreams of one day composing on the New York Broadway stage ..read more
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Manuel Abud, CEO Latin Recording Academy, On The Future of the Latin Grammys
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by reVolver
2M ago
In this week’s episode, we welcome Manuel Abud, the CEO of the Latin Recording Academy for a chat about this year’s Latin Grammys. We discuss an array of topics including thoughts of taking the Latin Grammys back to CBS and mainstream validation, his vision of taking the show internationally to different countries, competition from other Spanish-language award shows, which award is more important to a Latin artist… the Grammy or the Latin Grammy? and he addresses some of the controversies surrounding the urban/reggaeton backlash of the last several years ..read more
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Benjamin Odell, CEO 3Pas Studios, On Why 'The Valet' Is A Love Letter To Immigrants
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by Benjamin Odell
2M ago
This week I interview my good friend Benjamin Odell, who is the CEO of 3Pas Studios, the production company he and his friend Eugenio Derbez formed together. Their latest project is the remake of the French film ‘The Valet’ which premieres on HULU May 20th. In this conversation, Ben and I talk about his unique life and cultural upbringing, as well as the work 3Pas Studios has accomplished in a short time. We discuss in detail the unique ways he and Eugenio have used Latino storytelling to successfully reach general audiences, and why 'The Valet' could very well be a culmination of that work ..read more
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Manny Perez Talks 'La Soga Salvation'
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by reVolver
2M ago
Dominican actor Manny Perez, perhaps best known for his films 'Washington Heights,' 'El Cantante,' 'Bella' and the hit action film ‘La Soga,’ is now doing his directorial debut with the sequel - 'La Soga Salvation'. We discuss what it takes to write, direct and produce his own movie, what the future of Dominican cinema looks like, and his opinion on the film ‘In The Heights ..read more
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Justina Machado On The Success Of Latino Animation vs. Live-Action Latino Films
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by reVolver
2M ago
In our first episode, we welcome actress Justina Machado. You know her from the Emmy Award-winning comedy reboot of “One Day at a Time” from legendary producer Norman Lear and several other tv shows and films. Our conversation covered several interesting subjects such as Latino representation in the animation industry, why Hispanic animated films succeed and real-life Latino content doesn’t, and why she stopped using the term Hispanic to describe herself. Highly Relevant Playlist Santo - Christina Aguilera y Ozuna Melancolia - Sinego y Ácido Pantera Eucalipto - Mario Puglia ..read more
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Gloria Calderon Kellett's 'With Love' Is The Future of Latinx Content
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by reVolver
2M ago
Gloria Calderon Kellett's 'With Love' is the best Latinx television I have seen. It combines all the American TV characteristics we grew up with, but with a US Latino family at the center. Think of ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ ‘Love Actually,’ 'The Holiday,' but with Latinos. It's all the shows that make us cozy up to a warm fire, a snug blanket, and hot chocolate. Gloria shares the details of how she got into the business, and how legendary producer Norman Lear believed in her. Highly Relevant Playlist Eso Es Un Vibe - Omar Courtz Poema - Las Villas Pa Poderte Ver - Mareh, Ana Mancebo, Sobrino, ju ..read more
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Photographer Josefina Santos Is Experiencing A Breakthrough
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by reVolver
2M ago
This week I welcome Colombian photographer Josefina Santos who as of late has been photographing some of the biggest names in music, tv, and film, such as Olivia Rodrigo, MJ Rodriguez from ‘Pose’ and indie director Jim Jarmusch to name a few, plus has photographed covers for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Teen Vogue and more. Josefina and I discuss what she did to make media mainstream’s elite notice her, how Instagram is a blessing and a curse and we tackle the creative’s debate - should a creative work free for career-changing opportunities OR take the opportunity for no pay. Highly Rel ..read more
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