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‘Latinos in the Media’ Livestream in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month


In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the White House Office of Public Engagement in partnership with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus hosted a series of discussions today about Latino contributions across media and how the Latino narrative is shaped through cultural and media representation. Three virtual panels were held from 1-2:30 p.m. EST focusing on TV and film, music, and industry, all of which you can watch here:

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The first panel, all about film and television, was hosted by Rep. Joaquin Castro and featured Cris Abrego, the chairman of Banijay Americas and chairman of the Television Academy Foundation; Tanya Saracho, a creator and showrunner; Felix Sanchez, the chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts; and Steven Canals, a screenwriter and producer.

The second panel, discussing music, was hosted by Cedric Richmond, senior advisor to the president, and featured Manuel Abud, the CEO of the Latin Recording Academy; Jackie Beato, the executive vice president of operations at Live Nation; writer, producer, and rapper Residente; and musician and producer Emilio Estefan.

The third and final panel focused on the entertainment industry, hosted by Rep. Linda Sánchez. Panelists included Dr. Ana-Christina Ramón, the director of research and civic engagement at UCLA Division of Social Science; John Gibson, the vice president of external and multicultural affairs at Motion Picture Association; and Netflix’s director of original series, Pete Corona.

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