Latino Hub at Sundance Film Festival Brings Industry Pros to Attendees Virtually

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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The 7th annual Latino Hub event at the Sundance Film Festival will take place virtually Jan. 30 from 2 p.m to 7 p.m. EST. Sundance is teaming up with the Latino Filmmakers Network and Avenida Productions. Both organizations focus on empowering independent filmmakers from underrepresented communities and promoting diversity across all aspects of the entertainment industry.

This year, Latino Hub will begin with the virtual event “Our Road to the Sundance Film Festival,” a “candid conversation” that will celebrate the filmmakers who were chosen to screen their films at this year’s high-profile fest. Filmmakers and other industry professionals participating on the panel include director Mariem Pérez (Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It), writer/director Alexis Gambis (Son of Monarchs) and co-writer/director María Belén Poncio (4 Feet High).

The one-hour panel discussion will be followed by a second panel, “Directing for Television,” featuring directors speaking about their experiences working as independent filmmakers and transitioning to directing TV projects. Panelists will include Alonso Alvarez-Barreda (TV’s Snowfall), Aurora Guerrero (TV’s Queen Sugar) and Diego Velasco (TV’s Orange is the New Black).

The Latino Hub event will conclude with “The Business of Filmmaking,” a panel conversation about the things every filmmaker should know when it comes to taking a project to the next level. This includes issues like payroll, legal responsibilities and property licensing agreements.

For more information about the Latino Hub event, visit the Sundance website here.