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NHMC Latino MediaCon: Where Media & Fans Converge

Media Conference & Consumer Showcase -- July 20 to 21st -- Pasadena Convention Center

By Latin Heat Online
Published on LatinoLA: July 14, 2012


NHMC Latino MediaCon: Where Media & Fans Converge


More than 350 media advocates and influencers and industry professionals will gather on Friday, July 20th to network, discuss trends and gain insight on emerging issues relating to Latinos in entertainment.

Worldwide pioneer and entertainment industry leader Haim Saban, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Univision will serve as the keynote speaker at the Friday luncheon. MediaCon has assembled a stellar line-up of media experts covering all facets of the media industry from TV, filmmaking, social media, and talent management.

Highlights include:

THE NEW GENERAL MARKET: POWER OF THE LATINO ENTERTAINMENT CONSUMER - Latinos are over indexing in the entertainment world from movie attendance to cell phone usage and downloads. Hear the latest trends from film, TV and mobile experts as they share with attendees the blueprint for reaching this lucrative demographic.

Moderator- Rick Sanchez, Journalist
Monica Gil, VP of Gov't & Public Affairs, Nielsen
Julia Jenks, VP of Research, MPAA
Hector Galvan, Hispanic Marketing Manager, Sprint/Nextel

DECIDIMOS: WILL LATINOS DECIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION? - Latino demographics are growing in critical battleground states. How will this affect the November elections? Political and media experts will forecast the Latino impact.

Moderator: Maria Elena Salinas, Network Anchor, Univision
Matt Barreto, Co-Founder, Latino Decisions
Monica Lozano, CEO ImpreMedia
Evan Bacalao, Senior Director of Civic Engagement, NALEO

EMPOWERING LATINAS IN ENTERTAINMENT - Come and listen to successful Latina producers, writers and directors share their expertise and experiences with the next generation of Latinas in Hollywood.

Moderator: Ivette Rodriguez, American Entertainment Marketing
Elizabeth Avellan, Troublemaker Studios and President, EYA Productions (Machete, Sin City, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Spy Kids Series)
Ligiah Villalobos, Writer/Producer (Under The Same Moon)
Patricia Riggen, Director (Under The Same Moon, Lemonade Mouth, Girl In Progress)

PANTELION FILMS & TELEVISA USA - Join top Pantelion Films & Televisa USA executives as they share their perspectives on film and television within the Latino entertainment industry. Their entertainment leadership will lend itself to a colorful discussion on the US Hispanic market and its influence on content creation and distribution.

Jim McNamara, Chairman of Pantelion
Paul Presburger, CEO of Pantelion, Managing Director of Televisa USA
Michael Garcia, Chief Creative Officer of Televisa USA

FIRST LOOK CLUB PREMIERE SCREENING: END OF WATCH - Established by the NHMC and Latin Heat Media, First Look Club will focus on harnessing the consumerism of the U.S. Latino by presenting a "first look" at new film releases and television programming. The film End Of Watch is a powerful story of family, friendship, love, honor and courage starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. Following the screening will be a Q&A with End Of Watch star Michael Peña and End Of Watch Writer/ Director David Ayer.

For more information or to register, visit www.LatinoMediaCon.com or call (626) 792-6462. #mediacon. Latino MediaCon & Expo is produced by NHMC and LatinPointe.

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