Greetings, faithful readers.
TGIF, indeed. This is a very special Friday for us here at Latino-Review because we now finally get to pull back the curtain and reveal something we’ve been working on for months. It is with pride that I announce that we’ve been purchased by Mr. Robert Nardelli, the former CEO of Chrysler and The Home Depot.
As Forbes exclusively reported when they broke the story earlier today, Nardelli and his sons have been keeping track of our success and they want to put all of their weight behind the Latino-Review brand as we push to expand.
“The Latino-Review team is very excited about continuing to build upon itâ€™s core business and expanding following, then enhance and expand the site based upon solid feedback from our base and potential new followers,” Nardelli said in a statement. “The team thinks this is a great addition to their portfolio and has tremendous synergy across their business.“
What Does This Mean For The Site?
We will continue to run things with full autonomy, with the same great team providing you with the latest news and scoops. Everyone’s remaining on board with a renewed commitment to bringing you the best in entertainment coverage. Now we’ll just be covering more of it, and exploring new areas. More exclusive news, interviews, and access to the latest happenings in our industry.
What Does This Mean For YOU?
The scope of our entertainment coverage is about to expand. Beyond our current focus on the film industry, there will be a new Television section and the possibility of further expansions in terms of podcasts, covering graphic novels, and video games.
“I believe LR will be in good hands and Iâ€™m very excited to work together with the Nardelliâ€™s and grow the site even more,” said editor-in-chief Kellvin Chavez. He started the site as a hobby back in 2000, and the site began making a name for itself when it would break exclusive casting news for major Hollywood properties. Thanks, in part, to his friend and associate- Umberto Gonzalez, aka “El Mayimbe’- the site garnered a reputation as both a thorn in the side for film studios, and as being the place to visit when you want to hear the latest rumblings about your favorite projects.
One of the last major news stories the site broke was the now widely-known deal made between Sony and Marvel Studios regarding the future of Spider-Man. While the infamous “#SonyHack” got people thinking about the possibility, we were the ones to reveal that the talks had begun again and laid out the details of the proposed plan. Other recent items include the casting of Viola Davis as Amanda Waller in DC/WB’s Suicide Squad, and Josh Brolin taking on the role of Thanos in Marvel’s films. The list goes on, and the industry took notice.
Taggart Media, which is operated by Nardelli’s sons Michael and Tim, is excited to be in the Latino-Review business, and we’re just as excited to be working with them.
Cheers to all! And have a great weekend. The future is looking very exciting.
SOURCE: Forbes / Latino-Review