Amazon Studios Announces Parnerships with Latino Film Institute and LA Collab held at NeueHouse Hollywood on October 03, 2022 in Los Angeles, California, United States | Photo by Jc Olivera/Amazon Studios
Last night the founder of the Latino Film Institute, Edward James Olmos celebrated Amazon Studios support to the Latino community. They will be sponsoring 2022-2023, Youth Cinema Project (YCP) Alumni Program. The YCP is one of the Latino Film Institute’s signature programs.
Latino Film Institute
The Latino Film Institute (LFI) showcases, strengthens, and celebrates the richness of Latino lives by providing a pipeline, platform, and launching pad from our community into the entertainment industry. LFI houses three signature programs: The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF), The Youth Cinema Project and Latinx in Animation (LXiA).
Edward James Olmos has been in the entertainment industry for over 50 years. Originally a musician and has achieved outstanding success as an actor, producer and humanitarian. This Icon has received prestigious awards. Including a Golden Globe for his role as Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver. He directed and starred in his first film American Me. Today, he is remembered for several of his projects but a few of the popular roles were as Abraham Quintanilla in Selena and Admiral William Adama in Battlestar Galactica.
His success has never gotten in the way for him to forget to give back to his communities that supported him. Olmos is an international spokesperson, humanitarian and advocate for organizations like The River Keepers, The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of America, Thank you Oceans and founder of the Latino Film Institute.
Check out the interview with Edward James Olmos, who celebrated this mile stone of more giving back to his community.
An additional inspirational leader was present last night, Beatriz Acevedo. The co-founder and co-chair of LA Collab. Amazon Studio is currently supporting the local non-profit, LA Collab in effort to connect Latino talent to jobs, mentorship boards, capital and community. I had a moment with Acevedo to talk about her position as an entrepreneur, her latest startup SUMA Wealth and more!
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Source: LRMExclusive, Amazon Studios