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Kingdom of Shadows Drug War Documentary Opens November 20 in NY & LA and on Video on Demand

October 8, 2015 at 10:15 AM ET [American Entertainment Marketing] – Kingdom of Shadows takes an unflinching look at the human cost of the U.S.-Mexico drug war through the perspectives of three unlikely individuals.

Sister Consuelo Morales, based in the devastated city of Monterrey, prods government officials to take action against the drug cartels on behalf of grieving families whose loved ones have gone missing.

Texan rancher Don Henry Ford Jr. offers historical context for the evolution to the hyper-violent state of drug trafficking today. He recounts his career as a smuggler during the 1980sbefore he served time for importing marijuana.

Undercover agent-turned-senior Homeland Security officer Oscar Hagelsieb recounts his own remarkable journey and offers a unique perspective on the U.S.’ role in the drug war. As the child of undocumented parents, Oscar grew up in an impoverished neighborhood where of his many peers gave in to the temptations of the drug economy.

Kingdom Of Shadows is written and directed by Bernardo Ruiz and produced by Katia Maguire and Ruiz. Executive producers are Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann, and Boiling Pot’s Jimena Martí Haikand Carlos GómezAndonaegui. Directors of photography are Antonio Cisneros, Juan Hernández and Claudio Rocha. Editor is Carla Gutierrez. Original music is by T. Griffin.

Official Website: http://www.takepart.com/kingdom-of-shadows
Kingdom of Shadows on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kingdomshadows
Kingdom of Shadows on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KingdomShadows
Participant Media: http://www.participantmedia.com/

Kingdom of Shadows movie poster

Video – Mashup of Rap Song & Mexico Family Vacation Home Movie (King Louie “Living Life” in Isla Mujeres)

December 30, 2013 at 7:10 AM ET – When some families edit their home movies into a montage, the common choice is typically a pop song along the lines of “Call Me Maybe.” But some people, such as Robby Barnett of Chicago, decide to go a bit against the grain when editing family vacation videos.

Barnett, a video editor at Brella Productions in Evanston, chose the King Louie rap track “Living Life” as the backdrop to his family’s vacation footage shot in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Watch the interesting mashup of a vacation in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and 2012 rap track by Chicago music artist King Louie:

Warning: video contains language that may be offensive to some audiences, viewer discretion is advised. By watching the video, you confirm that you are at least 18 years of age or older.

King Louie Living Life in Islas Mujeres Quintana Roo Mexico

Video – Canada and Mexico World Baseball Classic Fight

March 9, 2013 at 10:31 PM ET – A bunt single was all it took to change the World Baseball Classic into lucha libre on Saturday. Alfredo Aceves and other players were part of a bench-clearing brawl in the ninth inning of Saturday’s Canada vs Mexico game in the World Baseball Classic.

The fight broke out after Canada’s Rene Tosoni was hit in the back by a pitch from Arnold Leon, during the game held at the Arizona Diamondback’s Chase Field. When the dust settled, seven players were ejected. They included Alfredo Aceves, Leon, Oliver Perez and Eduardo Arredondo of Mexico. Tosoni, Pete Orr and Jay Johnson of Canada were also ejected. Canada went on to win the game 10-3.

Watch the video:

Mexico Canada baseball fight

Source via ESPN

SESAC Latina song “Sin Respiración” Tops the Charts

August 8, 2012 at 2:19 PM ET [Digital Girl] – Yet again, a song written by SESAC Latina-affiliated composers in the United States reigns at #1 on the Regional Mexican airplay charts, as tabulated by Nielsen BDS and published in Billboard (for the chart weeks ending August 11 and August 18, 2012).

Performed by the legendary Banda El Recodo de D. Cruz Lizárraga, the song “Sin Respiración” (Breathless) is in its second week and #1 and is written by SESAC Latina affiliates Hernán Soto Sillas and Martín Castro.

“Sin Respiración” is taken from La Mejor De Todas, the most recent album by this group from Sinaloa, Mexico, which has been going strong for an amazing 74 years and is in the midst of a huge U.S. tour.

According to information from Universal Music Latin Entertainment, this song’s #1 position means that it’s “one of the most listened-to and requested by the public.”

The weekly charts from Nielsen BDS and Billboard rank the most-played songs, taking audience size into account, in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Established in 1930, SESAC is driven to assist both the creators of music and music users through timely, efficient royalty collection and music licensing. It is the nation’s second oldest and fastest growing PRO. SESAC maintains a diversified repertory that includes the best of adult contemporary, country, jazz, rock, hip-hop, contemporary christian, latino, and gospel among others. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London.

Banda El Recodo de D. Cruz Lizárraga

Luis Enrique Musical “El Reto” con Reyli Barba en Primer Impacto

July 25, 2012 at 3:57 PM ET [Dream Team Agency] – Hoy miercoles, 25 de Julio desde las 5pm, no te pierdas el estreno de El Reto, la nueva colaboración de Luis Enrique y el cantautor Reyli Barba en Primer Impacto.

El intérprete de Yo No Sé Mañana grabó en México el clip de esta nueva versión del tema, donde también lo acompaña la modelo colombiana Vina Machado. Video bajo la direccion de Ramon Medina.

“Cuando decidí producir el tema en una versión más pop, más rock inclusive, lo primero que pensé fue que me encantaría cantarla con Reyli, desde el inicio fue así”, declaró Luis Enrique.

Sin duda, esta nueva versión balada/pop será un gran éxito para todos los “Cómplices” y amantes de la música latina. Además de la transmisión del video de El Reto, Luis Enrique se conectara via Twitcam con sus fans a las 6pm via @primerimpacto

Para más información de Luis Enrique visite: http://www.LuisEnriqueMusic.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuisEnrique
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/luisenriquepage

Luis Enrique El Reto con Reyli

Xfinity ofrecerá en EU cobertura de la elección en México 2012

June 30, 2012 at 2:00PM ET [H&M Communications] – Comcast Corporation anunció hoy que planea ofrecer a sus clientes de Xfinity MultiLatino a partir de este fin de semana la más exhaustiva cobertura en español de las elecciones presidenciales de México 2012.

La compañía ofrecerá a sus clientes tres canales de noticia y nueve canales de cable y cadenas de televisión en español, incluyendo por primera vez 72 horas de cobertura de Milenio TV a través de cable y satélite. Comenzando el sábado 30 de junio y hasta el martes 3 de julio, los clientes de MultiLatino podrán ver tres días de votaciones, presentaciones y declaraciones de los candidatos, transmisión en vivo de los debates, los análisis posteriores y los resultados completos y continuos de las elecciones.

“Comcast está comprometido a brindarle a sus clientes el mejor contenido en español”, expresó Rubén Mendiola, Vicepresidente y Gerente General de Servicios de Video Multicultural de Comcast. “Estamos muy entusiasmados de poder llevar una cobertura sin precedentes, minuto a minuto, de estas elecciones presidenciales de México, lo cual será un evento histórico”.

La cadena de televisión Multimedios, disponible para los subscriptores de Xfinity Latino, ya ha comenzado a incorporar a su programación de noticias los reportajes electorales de Milenio Televisión. A partir del 30 de junio y hasta el día de las elecciones presidenciales el 2 de julio, el canal cambiará completamente a Milenio TV para ofrecer la extensa cobertura de las elecciones de una de las agencias de información más respetadas de México y su amplia red periodística nacional.

“EE.UU. tiene comunidad mexicana en expansión – 63 por ciento de los hispanos en EE.UU. son de origen mexicano* – que tiene gran interés en conocer lo que ocurre en su país. Estamos muy conformes con que nuestros paquetes de MultiLatino puedan ofrecerle a nuestros clientes el tipo de programación relevante e impactante que ellos buscan”, agregó Mendiola.

Video – Casa de Mi Padre 2012 Movie Trailer

12/23/11 at 2:15 PM ET [American Entertainment Marketing] – Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch faces financial strains, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up with his new fiancée, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez) and pledges to settle all his father’s debts. It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over, but when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, the Alvarez family finds themselves in a full-out war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).

A production of Pantalion, Nala & Gary Sanchez productions. This film is in Spanish with English Subtitles.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Genesis Rodriguez, Pedro Armendariz Jr., Nick Offerman, Efren Ramirez,Adrian Marinez

en Español

Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) ha vivido y trabajado en el rancho de su padre en México durante toda su vida. Cuando el rancho enfrenta dificultades financieras, el hermano menor de Armando, Raúl (Diego Luna) aparece con su nueva novia, Sonia (Génesis Rodriguez) y promete saldar las deudas de su padre. Pareciera que el éxito de Raúl como hombre internacional de negocios significa que los problemas del rancho están superados pero cuando Armando se enamora de Sonia y los negocios de Raul resultan no ser legítimos, la familia Alvarez se encuentra en medio de una guerra sin cuartel contra el más temido de los narcotraficantes, el poderoso Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).

Una producción de Pantalion Films, Nala & Gary Sanchez productions. Esta película es en español con subtítulos en ingles.

Actores: Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Genesis Rodriguez, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Nick Offerman, Efren Ramirez,Adrian Marinez

Casa de Mi Padre trailer

Comedian Louis CK Talks Being Mexican

March 10, 2011 at 11:09 PM EST – Most people may not realize this, but Louis CK (comedian and former writer for Letterman, Leno and Chris Rock) is a Mexican-American.

Here’s an excerpt from an interview done by Tavis Smiley:

Tavis: Did I read – I’m sure I read this somewhere and I don’t believe everything I read, but I think this is true. English is not your first language?

Louis C.K.: That’s right. Spanish.

Tavis: How (laughter)? I don’t mean how. I mean, I know how. I’m just like I never had any idea.

Louis C.K.: I’m curious what makes that so surprising to you.

Tavis: I mean, because you’re – I guess it’s the way that so many of us got introduced to you comedically. You know, it’s possible, obviously. I just never thought of you – I don’t know. I didn’t process it that way.

Louis C.K.: Well, it’s interesting. My dad is Mexican, so I’m Mexican. I’m half Mexican. It’s always been interesting to me. It’s been an interesting part of my life experience. Yeah, my dad was Mexican and moved here – well, he came here to go to summer school and met my mother, who’s American.

But anyway, we lived there for a lot of years. I was born here, but we lived there from when I was like a baby until I was about seven years old and that’s where still my grandmother and everybody in my whole family is there. But because of the way that I look, I wouldn’t be pegged as a Mexican, which is interesting because I’m more Mexican than a lot of people that are known as Mexicans, you know.

I lived in Mexico, my dad’s Mexican, I have a Mexican passport, I have citizenship there.

Tavis: (Laughter) And you’re writing Pootie Tang.

Louis C.K.: That’s right.

Tavis: I think that’s probably why it didn’t connect for me.

Louis C.K.: Well, Mexico is – and I’m not trying to say this like you don’t know anything, but what I understand is that Mexico is like here in terms of racial makeup. There’s a lot of white Mexicans. Actually, my dad’s Jewish, Hungarian, Mexican. You know, Mexico is the land of immigrants like here, but they have more brown people because they didn’t slaughter the Indians like we did, like they didn’t do as thorough a job of genociding their Indians, so the face of the Mexican is more often brown.

Also, people experience Mexicans as that brown guy that comes over and works in my house, or whatever it is. They don’t realize that they’re surrounded by millions of white Mexicans and also a lot of white Mexicans who stay in Mexico because they’re having a great time because white people went everywhere.

Tavis: So the moral of the story is that we’re surrounded by Louis C.K.s that we know not of.

Louis C.K.: That’s right. Lot of white Mexicans. My cousins all look like me, but they don’t speak English.

Louis CK Mexican