LOS ANGELES, CA – August 18, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – LatinHeat Media Institute and the American Cinematheque are pleased to present LatinoMediaVisions, a series of events which focus on showcasing Latino content, offer an entrepreneur media-maker development program for the independent content producer and recurring opportunities for community networking.

“We are excited about the partnership with the American Cinematheque and the opportunity to provide this valuable resource for filmmakers”

Created by the LatinHeat Media Institute (LHMI), in association with the American Cinematheque and with the assistance of the consulting firm of Alex Mendoza & Associates (AMA) and Impresario Global Media Group (IGMG), LatinoMediaVisions will present diverse features, documentaries, shorts, TV/Web programs, and other moving-visual art from the U.S., Latin America and Spain. The mission of LatinoMediaVisions is to advance, promote, instill entrepreneurial growth and inspire Latino content creators across media, while creating a forum for discussion between filmmakers, the industry and the audience. LatinoMediaVisions will launch on September 17, 2015 at the American Cinematheque’s historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and it will look to expand its geographical reach as the program grows.

“We are excited about the partnership with the American Cinematheque and the opportunity to provide this valuable resource for filmmakers,” said Bel Hernandez, Founder & CEO, LatinHeat Media Institute. “In addition to the prestige of the American Cinematheque, this partnership brings together the talent of two industry professionals; Alex Mendoza with a 25 plus year background in film distribution, marketing and industry events; and Marco Rea whose 15 year experience in casting, advertising and production has led him to design the Entrepreneur Mediamaker Development Program so content creators gain the skills and knowledge to leverage partnerships within the entertainment industry.”

Barbara Smith, American Cinematheque Executive Director, says “The American Cinematheque looks forward to this collaboration which will continue our tradition of spotlighting diverse voices from both the U.S. and abroad.”

Programming, consisting of Latino themed and/or produced film/TV and online content, will be drawn, by invitation, from submissions, film festivals and other showcases. It will include premieres as well the content that LatinoMediaVisions feels needs further exposure and be presented beyond the film festival circuit.

LatinoMediaVisions launches with the premiere of the indie film Strike One, Directed by David Llauger Meiselman and stars Danny Trejo (Machete), Johnny Ortiz (American Crime), Alma Martinez (The Bridge), Billy Gallo (Crash), and French Steward (ABC’s The Middle) and a special screening of the multi-awarded short film Contrapelo, starring Art Bonilla (Salvador) and Eduardo Roman (21 Days).

LatinoMediaVisions welcomes organizational, governmental and corporate support for its programs. It will also seek and offer collaboration with other festivals and organizations involved in Latino entertainment with the intent to expand opportunities for all.

About Latinheat Media Institute
LatinHeat Media Institute (LHMI) is a non-profit organization which utilizes multiple platforms and strategic alliances to inform, educate, connect, and empower Latinos in entertainment by providing the resources and tools, as well as insight into relevant issues in the entertainment industry that inform and advance Latinos in media. Serving as a springboard and catalyst for Latino content creators with programs that will advance the development and visibility of Latino made and Latino themed films, TV and web projects.

About American Cinematheque
Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501 C 3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. At the Egyptian Theatre, the Cinematheque presents daily film and video programming which ranges from the classics of American and international cinema, to new independent films and digital work. Exhibition of rare works, special and rare prints, etc., combined with fascinating post-screening discussions with the filmmakers who created the work, are a Cinematheque tradition that keep audiences coming back for once-in-a-lifetime cinema experiences. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman’s first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. In January 2005 the American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

About Alex Mendoza & Associates
Alejandro (Alex) Mendoza is the founder of Alex Mendoza and Associates, a consultancy serving production companies and filmmakers since 2000. Since his career began in 1987, Mendoza has served as Director of International Sales and Distribution at Vestron, Inc. and Live Entertainment, Inc., managed Saban Entertainment’s Home Video division and handled the distribution of new releases and the library at Morgan Creek International. He is also a scholar level advisor on the Gerson Lehrman Group Council of Advisors. With 20+ years of experience in the fields of marketing, distribution, festivals, conferences, and markets, he is also fully immersed in the Latino community in the entertainment industry, brokering and facilitating deals and project development. He was, for more than ten years, the editor of the Latinos in the Industry Newsletter published by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. He is also the owner of AMARTE Event Image Specialists, a design and large format printing studio that develops branding for 30+ festivals, conferences, awards shows and premieres per year.

About Impresario Global Media Group
Impresario Global Media Group (IGMG) is a market-driven development, financing and marketing company for the independent filmmaker in the entertainment industry. Its primary focus is creating and managing lasting bilateral international partnerships specifically Latin American and China. It aims to deliver film, television, and online content that resonate with global markets. Its primary target audience for providing such content is the teen and young adult demographic. Its entrepreneurial spirit for entrepreneurial growth is implemented in collaborations with non-profit organization relations both domestically and internationally with aim to creating entertainment communities.

All principals are available for interviews