Author: Hipolito

Is filmmaking in the Mexican chocolate?

By Hipolito Navarrete, Publisher/Managing Editor How do storytellers like Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, and that other guy that keeps winning the Oscar for Directing learn and polish their craft? How did Rodrigo Prieto and that other guy who keeps winning Oscars for Cinematography get their starts? The answer is not simple, but somehow some of them found themselves working together in a Mexican horror show called, “La Hora Marcada.” The show was produced by Carmen Admendariz, the daughter of the iconic Mexican Actor, Pedro Armendariz, and produced by Televisa from 1989 to 1990. Only 31 episodes were produced...

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63 times more likely to be incarcerated than college graduates.

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher It is baffling that we still ignore of the power of reading and writing. That we are still easily dissuaded from pursuing creative careers because someone will immediately question the earning power of such “jobs.” The other questions, where are those jobs? What are the most basic skills necessary to develop in order to be successful in those jobs? These questions are also very important. Well, those jobs are every where, but when as a community we do not have the basic skills that it takes to fulfill those positions they will turn to...

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“The Academy” Is Not Just an Artistic Clan

By Hipolito Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher There is a lot of noise about diversity in film and TV and generally on the overall landscape of media. There is of course the controversy that engulfed the Oscars, a showcase produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Just to be clear, “The Academy” is the lobbying arm of the major studios. Which means that they do have a political mission and thus have a responsibility to the general populous. This is not group of artists that are just part of an artistic clan. What seems to be missing from...

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