NUVOtv, the premier English-language destination for Latino entertainment, will debut the official film selections for Nuvo Point of View: The Emerging Latino Filmmakers its showcase on Saturday, November 15 at a screening held in conjunction with the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (Nfmla) film festival at the At&T Center in Los Angeles.
In addition, the televised special by the same name will include exclusive interviews with the filmmakers and host Gina Rodriguez
(Jane the Virgin
, "Filly Brown
"), and will air on Thursday, December 4 at 8pm Et/Pt. Actor and SAG-aftra Board Member Jon Huertas
, "The Objective
") will also lend his support to the premiere event as one of the evening’s program presenters.
“We are extremely proud to present this exciting collection of films that showcase the work of some of the nation’s most talented aspiring Latino writers, directors and producers,” said Lynnette Ramirez
, Svp of Programming, NUVOtv. “This programming will give audiences an intimate look at what drives each filmmaker’s creative process.”
Nuvo Point of View: The Emerging Latino Filmmakers was inspired by the creative vision of Jennifer Lopez
and Nuyorican Productions
to feature the top talented Latino screenwriters, producers and directors and is now presenting its third showcase since debuting in March of this year. Over 900 films have been submitted for the showcase to date and returning film jury members Gregory Nava
, Frida Torresblanco
and Michael Olmos
were heavily involved in the selection process of the final four films.
" (88 minutes) tells the story of Saul Sanchez
who returns home to the rough Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Highland Park, also known as The Avenues, after serving a decade-long prison sentence. His hopes are in connecting with his daughter, whom he has never met. The film is both written and directed by Aaref Rodriguez
and was shot in Los Angeles.
"Luna" (12 minutes), another Los Angeles production, presents a dramatic storyline with a young girl witnessing the murder of her family by a mysterious killer. Now she must try to survive before the killer finds her. Antonio Perez
served as writer, producer and director.
"Meditation" (14 minutes) is the third film shot in Los Angeles and tells the story of a divorce mediation that spirals out of control for a husband, his soon-to-be ex-wife and their court-appointed mediator. The film was written and directed by Francisco Lorite
, and produced by Bill Winett and Freddy Rodríguez
"How You Doin’ Boy?" (4 minutes) is a character-driven hybrid short about the pint-sized elderly Latino “Gran'pa” who leaves a series of humorous unanswered voicemails for his grandson “Davy
D. Caballero served as writer, producer and director. The film was shot in New Jersey.
The deadline for submissions for the network’s fourth film showcase, which will air in Q4 of 2015, is July 1, 2015. Go to mynuvotv.com for more info.
NUVOtv (www.myNUVOtv.com) is the premier English-language destination for Latino entertainment, embodying the spirit, energy and richness of modern Latino culture. Providing original entertainment and lifestyle programming, NUVOtv is available in more than 32 million homes nationwide with major distribution partners: At&T U-verse, Comcast, Cox, Dish Network, Time Warner Cable and Verizon Fios. The network is widely available in all top Hispanic DMAs and most major U.S. markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago and New York. Iconic superstar and powerhouse entrepreneur, Jennifer Lopez
serves as NUVOtv’s Chief Creative Officer collaborating closely with the network on programming strategy, production and marketing.