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2009-03-24 05:30:00

LOS ANGELES, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Maya Entertainment, the Latino-owned film entertainment company that brought "How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer" to the big screen, is teaming up with Blockbuster Inc., a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, to support the growing Latino filmmaking industry in the U.S. and spotlight quality examples of its work. Together, the companies are presenting two programs. The first is Maya Independent sponsored by...

2008-11-11 21:00:16

Maya Entertainment has announced plans to produce "American Tragic," a big-screen drama starring America Ferrera. Ryan Piers Williams, who wrote the film, is also slated to direct it, while Heather Rae will serve as producer. Sergio Aguero is to executive produce along with Ferrera, whose company, Take Fountain Productions, will receive production credit. Ferrera is best known for her Emmy Award-winning work on the TV comedy "Ugly Betty." "Ryan has written a very compelling film that...

2008-10-02 15:00:36

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Just seven months into its launch, Maya Entertainment, a vertically integrated, full-service motion picture production and distribution company targeting the growing entertainment interests of Latinos living in the U.S., has established itself as a force in Hollywood. With a strong executive team of experienced film and television veterans in place, Maya Entertainment is going for the jugular by snatching up several noteworthy films that are garnering...

2008-08-07 12:01:01

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Maya Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the United States rights to Latin urban film TALENTO DE BARRIO, starring Latin phenomenon Daddy Yankee. The acquisition of the film was negotiated by Kevin Benson along with Jose Martinez, Jr. for Maya Entertainment, and Edwin Prado, attorney with George Rivera, representing Pitchaera Records. According to the agreement Maya Entertainment will release TALENTO DE BARRIO theatrically in major cities...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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