"Pirates of the Caribbean" in Puerto Rico

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz, Patricia Riggen, Il Postino, Michael Pe??a, Taboo of Black Eyed Peas y mucho m?ís from Latino

By Latino Loop
Published on LatinoLA: September 12, 2012

"Pirates of the Caribbean" in Puerto Rico

Arts and Entertainment

The forthcoming installment in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" series will be filmed in Puerto Rico and is scheduled to begin shooting in November.

Patricia Riggen ("Girl in Progress") is slated to direct "The 33", the story of the Chilean miners trapped underground for 70 days. The film is produced by Mike Medavoy ("Black Swan", "Shutter Island") and is scheduled for release in Fall 2013.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz' new collection of short stories, "This is How You Lose Her", is out in stores this week.

Michelle Rodriguez stars alongside Milla Jovovich in "Resident Evil: Retribution" which hits theaters this Friday, September 14th.

Nominees for the Billboard Mexican Music Awards were announced this week with 3BallMTY topping the list with 12 nominations, followed by Gerardo Ortiz and Espinoza Paz both with 11 nominations.

Romeo Santos won an MTV VMA as "Tr3s Best Latino Artist of 2012".

Director Duncan Bridgeman's documentary "Hecho en Mexico" premiered in Mexico last week offering the point of view of Mexico and Mexican culture through interviews with a diverse group of musicians, artists, actors and intellectuals. Among those featured in the film, produced by Lynn Fainchtein, are Cafe Tacuba's Ruben Albarran, Bronco's Lupe Esparza, Blue Demon Jr., Lila Downs, Don Cheto, Alejandro Fernandez, Laura Esquivel, La Original Banda el Limon, Kinky, Camilo Lara of MIS and Diego Luna. Check out the trailer: http://youtu.be/0Oc1uo4BV2Y

CineMuestra Guadalajara takes place in Los Angeles October 12-14th at Universal Studios Hollywood, showcasing Spanish-language films from the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

PBS took home three Imagen Awards for Frontline's "Lost In Detention", Great Performances' "Il Postino From LA Opera", and "Noah Comprende" (now named "Oh Noah!").

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, "Oh Noah!" , the web series introducing kids to Spanish, will make its broadcast debut as part of interstitials in episodes of PBS KIDS math series "Cyberchase".


A massive blackout in Cuba had most of the country in darkness, including Havana, for several hours on Sunday night. Power was restored early on Monday morning and a cause for the massive outage is still under investigation.

Leonel Sanchez Jesus Meza was arrested by Mexican authorities last week in connection with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Terry's death led to the disclosure of the existence of Operation Fast and Furious.


The City of Los Angeles will unveil a statue of Antonio Aguilar, El Charro de Mexico, on September 16th at Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) annual Gala Awards will take place on September 13th in Washington DC. Maria Elena Salinas, George Lopez, Robert Rodriguez, Michael Pe??a, Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, Sheila "E" Escovedo and Frankie Negron will be among those in attendance.

Telemundo Media announced the launch of "Vota por tu Futuro", a bilingual voter empowerment digital tool kit created in collaboration with NBCUniversal, Project Vote Smart, Nonprofit Vote and Voto Latino. The kit includes a series of non-partisan voter education tools in English and Spanish. www.telemundo.com/votaportufuturo.

Media and Marketing

Telemundo News Anchor Jose Diaz Balart will interview President Obama this week in the President's first exclusive interivew to a Spanish-language network after formally accepting his nomination. The interview will air on Thursday, September 13th on "Un Nuevo Dia" at 7 AM ET, "Noticiero Telemundo" at 6:30 PM ET and "Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart" on Sunday, September 16th at 12 PM ET.

McAfee released its list of the Most Dangerous Celebrities to search for online. Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez, Shakira, Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara and Salma Hayek are all in the top 10. Cybercriminals use these searches to lure people to sites that are actually laden with malicious software that are designed to steal passwords and personal information.

DJ Laz interviewed President Obama yesterday on the "DJ Laz Morning Show" on DJ106.7FM-Miami and LA96.3FM-Los Angeles.

Both Gustavo Santaolalla and Christina Aguilera will participate in keynote Q&A sessions at the Billboard Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles October 24-25th.

Univision President Cesar Conde will deliver the opening keynote address at the Hispanic Television Summit on October 3rd in New York City.

Jesus Chavez has been appointed as SVP of Interactive at Univision Television Group. Chavez was previously VP and GM of Local Interactive Media at Univision.

Jennifer Lopez has formed a partnership with nuvoTV to collaborate on programming strategy, production and marketing as well as developing new content. Lopez will be a part owner of the network and will also promote the network exclusively.

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