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2010-07-15 12:04:00

LOS ANGELES, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maya Indie Film Series will launch its second annual eight-city tour in Dallas on July 23. The series, which debuted last summer, will bring six critically acclaimed, Latino-themed films to the top eight U.S. markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Washington D.C., San Jose, and San Diego. The series will spend seven days in each city starting in Dallas, TX on July 23. This will be followed by Washington D.C. on July 30, New...

2010-05-12 14:52:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leslie Sanchez, author and political analyst, was honored with the prestigious 2010 Spirit Award by the California Latino Legislative Caucus during a special ceremony at the California Legislature on May 3. Senator Gilbert Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) Chair of the Latino Caucus and Assembly member Tony Mendoza, (D- Artesia) Vice Chair, hosted the ceremonies. The Spirit Awards recognizes individuals who exemplify the spirit of the Hispanic...

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...

2008-08-27 09:00:59

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Maya Entertainment will distribute Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Luis Mandoki's highly controversial documentary FRAUDE MEXICO 2006 The film opens in Los Angeles, Denver and Phoenix on October 10. The film had a bumpy ride to the screen. "We faced intimidations and threats," says Mandoki. "We landed with Maya because of (CEO) Moctesuma Esparza's activism and his desire to bring awareness." Moctesuma Esparza, "It is crucial to present...

2006-03-17 08:35:38

By Ray Richmond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Whenever there has been an important film dealing with the Latino experience in America in the past 20 years, the one constant seems to be Edward James Olmos, from his Oscar-nominated role as educator Jaime Escalante in 1988's "Stand and Deliver" to 1992's "American Me" to 1995's "Mi Familia" (My Family) to, more recently, the PBS series "American Family." So you know without even looking at the credits that Olmos is a driving force...


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