Under the rich, creative environment of the Sundance Film Festival, Latino Reel is a showcase event held during the festival where Latino film is celebrated in a forum of networking and storytelling. The annual event features panel discussions on a variety of topics from industry leaders and trailblazers, who share their experiences, expertise and advice. The purpose of

Latino Reel is to provide a forum in which both aspiring and established Latino artists can network and share their knowledge and experiences while working to hone their filmmaking skills. For more information, go to LatinoReel.com.

Friday, January 19, 2018, 10:15-11:30 AM
Venue: Latino Reel at Bodega 

Join PBS executives for a wide-ranging conversation about pitching and producing lms for PBS and the larger public television network. As America becomes even more multicultural, how
is this change affecting PBS’ programming plans for the future? Hear about upcoming PBS content plans and get your questions answered rst hand.

MODERATOR:Ricardo Flores, Marketing and Creative Executive, Utah Film Commission

PANELISTS:Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. Amy Letourneau, Sr. Vice President, PBS Distribution. Marie Nelson, PBS Vice President News and Independent Film.

Friday, January 19, 2018, 12:00-1:15 PM 
Venue: Latino Reel at Bodega 

Panel: What are the issues affecting Latino actors, producers, directors, and writers in the lm and television industry? Is the lm and television industry telling the stories of all communities and cultures? How are diverse communities portrayed, and is the content an accurate representation of the culture?

This panel discussion will look into content as it relates to the Latino experience. It will address the topics of the industry and how artists from diverse backgrounds are able to connect with audiences in sharing their stories.

MODERATOR: Robyn Moreno, Co-President of Latina Media Ventures, Latina Magazine

PANELISTS: Cristina Costantini, Journalist / Filmmaker Jose na Lopez, Screenwriter/Producer/Director Rudy Valdez, Filmmaker

Friday, January 19, 2018, 1:30-3:00 PM
Venue: Latino Reel at Bodega

Panel: Diverse storytelling in Utah is growing. How can we keep diverse stories alive and ensure their presence in the lm industry in Utah?

MODERATOR: Virginia Pearce, Director, Utah Film Commission

PANELISTS: Jared Ruga, President, Media & Entertainment, Sentry Financial
Amanda Stoddard, Writer/Director/Producer Nancy Rivera, Artes de México, Kasandra Verbrugghen, Executive Director, SpyHop Productions

Friday, January 19, 2018, 3:15-4:45 PM
Venue: Latino Reel at Bodega

Panel: The evolution of Latina roles in media
Join us for an exclusive conversation about the evolution of Latina roles. From the big screen to behind the camera, we all play an important part in ensuring the positive portrayal of Latinas.

MODERATOR: Celeste Carrasco, Director of Federal Public Affairs for AT&T

PANELISTS: Eli Vazquez, Director and Creative Producer at BuzzFeed Motion Pictures
María Agui Carter, Director, SCIGIRLS Latina and The MARIPOSA project
David Ortiz, head of mitú’s long-form development, talent and production teams

Sunday, January 21, 2017, 9:00-11:00 AM

Venue: Utah Film Commission on Main

Panel: Latinx in Hollywood had the worst year
in 2016 in terms of on screen visibility though we account for about 23 percent of ticket sales. While we have more Latinas on and behind the big and small screens, are we really where we ought to
be when it comes to opportunity, diversity, and representation? Our celebrated panel of Latina talent (on and behind the scenes) will discuss where we are in the entertainment industry; where we need to go, and why we must support each other along the way.”

MODERATOR: Robyn Moreno, Co-President of Latina Media Ventures, Latina Magazine

PANELISTS: Carmen Rita Wong, Founder and CEO of Malecon Productions
Ben Lopez, Executive Director, NALIP Tanya Saracho, Playwright, Yvette Yates, Actress/Filmmaker


Latino Reel, Latina Magazine, Utah Film Commission and VOX Creative


Sundance Film Festival Demographics

• An estimated 46,107 people attended the Sundance Film Festival in 2015.

• 33 percent (15,215) were Utah residents (locals) and 67 percent (30,892) visited from outside Utah. Over the past seven years, locals have accounted for 30 to 34 percent of total Festival attendance.
• Festival attendees tend to be well educated – almost 80 percent are college graduates.
• About 43 percent of 2015 Festival attendees said their annual household income was more than $100,000; a percentage slightly lower than the 50 percent reported in 2014. Nonresident attendees were more likely to report having high annual incomes—51 percent compared with 33 percent of Utah residents.

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