UMMER SHOWCASE FOR ASPIRING FILMMAKERS, FRIDAY, JULY 4 (8 p.m. ET/PT)
Actress Gina Rodriguez to Host Three-Hour Programming Block,
Which Features on Immigration Related Themes
Glendale, Calif., June 30, 2014 – NUVOtv, the premier English-language destination for Latino entertainment, will premiere the final film selections in itsNu Point of View Summer Showcase Friday,
July 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Inspired by the creative vision of Jennifer Lopez (Nuyorican Productions), Nu Point of View features talented Latino filmmakers, writers, producers and directors who were chosen from hundreds of submissions in the shorts and features categories.
DREAMER (features category) is the longest of the three films selected and was shot on location in Houston, TX. It’s one of the first films to address elements of The DREAM Act and put a face on millions of young undocumented Americans.ELVIS (shorts category) is set in the heart of New York City and is a gripping urban drama about a young man coming to terms with his parents’ undocumented history, as well as his own. Filmed in Los Angeles, STRAY DOGS (shorts category) is part action-epic, part comedy, part heartfelt tearjerker and delivers a thrilling entertainment experience, along with relevant and important social commentary.
The three-hour block, hosted by Gina Rodriquez (Jane the Virgin, Filly Brown), also includes exclusive and insightful interviews with the filmmakers. “We are excited to offer the next generation of talented young filmmakers a unique national platform via our network,” said Lynette Ramirez, SVP of Programming, NUVOtv. “All three finalists featured in the Summer Showcase have produced films that reflect themes that are relevant to our audience while perfectly aligning with NUVOtv’s ongoing commitment to bring viewers quality original programming.”
NUVOtv spent several months reviewing hundreds of submissions from filmmakers of varying levels of experience before collaborating with judges Frida Torresblanco, Gregory Nava and Michael D. Olmos on these final three selections.
The deadline for submissions for the network’s third film showcase is July 31, 2014.
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.