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Univision Archives - ShowBizCafe.com

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2018/05/18 at 6:13pm

PODCAST: What The ‘Univision’ and ‘Telemundo’ Upfronts Told Us, ‘Deadpool 2’ Review

It’s Upfronts Week in NYC and all the TV networks are making their annual pitches to sponsors with the intention of obtaining millions of dollars to advertise on their programming. We speak with journalist/blogger Laura Martinez, about how Univision and Telemundo are trying to adapt to the demographic growth of US born Latinos, if we’re ready for English-language novelas and why the next CEO of either network needs to be a woman. Then Mike Sargent joins us to review Deadpool 2 and why he thinks it’s better than the original – from its diversity down to it’s humor. Read More

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2018/04/15 at 2:17pm

PODCAST: Gotham’s Michelle Veintimilla on Firefly, Latinx Representation and Why She Isn’t A Fan of Telenovelas

Ecuadorian-American actress and singer Michelle Veintimilla joins us on this episode to discuss her role as the villainess Firefly on FOX’s Gotham series. She has a solid resumé which includes performing on Broadway with legendary icon Chita Rivera, working in film opposite Russell Crowe, Octavia Spencer, and Aaron Paul, as well as TV credits in “Blue Bloods” and “The Goodwife”. She joins me today to talk how she got the part of Firefly, why identifying as Hispanic is crucial in Hollywood and the reasons why she isn’t a fan of telenovelas. Read More

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2018/04/07 at 9:44am

PODCAST: NALIP’s Ben Lopez On Next Univision CEO, Latinos Breaking Into Hollywood, U.S Hispanic Stories

On episode 71 of Highly Relevant, Ben Lopez, Executive Director of NALIP joins us to discuss the rock-bottom depths Hispanic actors have reached in Hollywood. What is the African-American community doing differently than the Hispanic community? Also, Randy Falco, the CEO of Univision, recently announced he’s retiring early. What type of person should replace him? Is it time for a U.S. born Hispanic to run it and should it be a woman? Should they look into doing English-language programming? And we also chat about how NALIP’s whole mission is to help Hispanic creatives break into Hollywood.

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2017/10/21 at 4:17pm

PODCAST: Hamilton’s Mandy Gonzalez Talks ‘Fearless’ Album, Rich Greenfield Discusses Univision/Verizon Debacle


Host Jack Rico is joined by actress/singer Mandy Gonzalez and media/tech analyst Rich Greenfield. Gonzalez (9:35), who is currently playing the role of Angelica Schuyler in the mega-smash Broadway hit Hamilton, talks her debut album Fearless, plus, how she asked Lin-Manuel Miranda to write the title track, her moments of discrimination because of her Latino last name and her upcoming concert appearance at New York’s legendary cabaret Cafe Carlyle. Read More

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2017/08/09 at 9:02am

PODCAST: April Reign on Boycotting HBO’s ‘Confederate,’ How Will Venezuela’s Problems Affect US Latinos?

On the podcast this week, we talk MTV’s TRL reboot and how they need to seize the Latino music opportunity to be successful, plus, we discuss HBO and it’s controversial new slave series ‘Confederate’ with the creator of the #OscarSoWhite April Reign. She and four women have now created the #NoConfederate campaign to boycott the show. Will HBO succumb to social media pressure? Read More

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2017/08/04 at 7:34pm

Maria Elena Salinas To Depart Univision And Why CBS’ 60 Minutes Should Hire Her

One of the news anchors of Univision News’ primetime team, Maria Elena Salinas, is leaving the company after 30 years at the desk. Her last day will be at the end of 2017. Word is Jorge Ramos will be partnerless until a new female anchor is announced. Salinas will also be leaving behind “Aqui y Ahora,” Univision’s equivalent of CBS’ 60 Minutes. Read More

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2017/07/07 at 2:48pm

The Highly Relevant Podcast: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Review, Angélica Celaya on Telemundo’s ‘Mariposa del Barrio,’ ‘New York Latino Film Festival’ Returns


On today’s episode 39, we talk Spider-Man Homecoming with Grae Drake, Senior Editor of Rottentomatoes.com, who joins us to review and dissect the new reboot. We think its better than Wonder Woman. We also chat with Angelica Celaya, the star of Telemundo’s new Jenni Rivera biopic, Mariposa del Barrio, about the challenges in becoming Jenni, handling the love and hate from Rivera’s fanbase and how bilingual latino actors still have a hard time not being seen as real Latinos. And finally, the New York Latino Film Festival is back from the dead and Dennis Williams, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibility at HBO, joins us to talk about why they brought back the festival, what’s in it for HBO and can this Latino festival ever become as big as Sundance?  Read More

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2017/06/30 at 8:58am

The Highly Relevant Podcast: ‘Premios Juventud’ Preview, Interview With Director Miguel Arteta, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ And Diversity


Thank you for listening to episode 38 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This week we’re focusing on Spider-Man: Homecoming and how everyone has been raving about how diverse it is. We’ll talk to our intern Andrea Huswan, who attended the press conference in NYC on our behalf and set off a chain of diversity questions that ultimately got us covered by NewYorkMagazine.com! Read More

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2017/04/29 at 11:30am

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Univision’s ‘El Chapo,’ ViceLand’s Panama ‘Jungletown,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2,’ Broadway’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’

Thank you for downloading episode 30 of the Highly Relevant podcast! On this week’s episode, we talk with the creator of the most anticipated show in Spanish language TV right now, Univision’s EL CHAPO. We get to the moral and ethical controversies of getting the show done, the fascination of cartel tv shows and if actors Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn will be making cameos. Also urban millennial network VICELAND has a new show called JUNGLETOWN that takes place in Panama. Why are they there and why should we care? I talk to Jimmy Stice, the man behind it all. That, plus highlights of The Premios Billboard, reviews of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Read More

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2016/10/21 at 12:42pm

‘Highly Relevant Podcast’ Ep. 9 – Should Tom Cruise Still Be Making Action Films?, ‘Queen Sugar,’ Broadway’s ‘Holiday Inn’

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On this ninth episode, I talk about Tom Cruise’s new movie ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ with my good friend Mike Sargeant as we tackle Tom’s career, his longevity and our opinions on why he doesn’t seem to want to collaborate with another A-List actor (3:20). We also review Broadway’s new family feel-good musical Holiday Inn (24:46) as well as take a look at Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar (21:34), and I ask a New Yorker what he’s seeing, listening and downloading (27:43), plus, we recap the most important pop culture news you might have missed this week. Read More

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