CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1999 |
Producer-activist Moctesuma Esparza--an outspoken proponent of Latinos in Hollywood--announced plans Tuesday to launch a national chain of Latino-themed theaters called Maya Cinema that would cater to underserved urban communities. Esparza, who has produced such movies as "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," "Selena," and "The Milagro Beanfield War," said he has a project approved in the Bay Area city of San Pablo, and is negotiating with cities for sites in Arizona and Illinois.
January 29, 1990 |
Spanish-language television producer Luca Bentivoglio has found success doing what a lot of English-language producers routinely do--imitating hit TV shows. The 34-year-old Bentivoglio is the busiest independent producer of Spanish-language programs on the West Coast. His Luca Bentivoglio Productions produces three weekly series and one yearly special that can be seen locally on KMEX Channel 34 and around the country on the Univision Spanish-language network, as well as in most of Latin America.
May 18, 1999 |
The floundering Spanish-language Telemundo network made a major departure from its current programming model Monday, introducing a new fall lineup heavy in reality shows, information programming and featuring a return to the tried-and-true telenovelas, night-time soap operas, during a presentation for advertisers at the Sony Imax Theatre in New York. The new schedule will begin rolling out slowly this summer.
June 7, 1991 |
Now that Fernando Valenzuela is set to make his debut with the Angels, interest in the Mexican-born pitcher has been rekindled by the Spanish-language media here and abroad. Tim Mead, director of media relations for the Angels, said he expects at least a dozen reporters from Latino publications, radio and television to be at Anaheim Stadium tonight when Valenzuela opens the first of a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers.
March 22, 2000 |
The world's richest man and Latin America's wealthiest entrepreneur combined their formidable resources Tuesday to launch a Web portal targeting the exploding Latin American market, where the number of Internet users is expected to double within three years. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Mexico's Carlos Slim Helu formally launched T1MSN, the Latin American version of Microsoft's MSN portal in the United States. The T1 portal for Mexico--http://www.t1msn.
April 22, 1998 |
Just one year after it entered the Spanish-language radio field, KSCA-FM (101.9), which plays Mexican regional music, jumped Tuesday to the top of the quarterly Arbitron ratings--displacing sister station KLVE-FM (107.5), which had been the champion for the previous 27 months. KSCA drew 5.4% of the audience 12 and over in Los Angeles and Orange counties during the three-month survey period, compared to 5.3% for KLVE, a Spanish adult contemporary music station.
January 9, 1998 |
For the first time in local radio history, Spanish-language stations captured first and second place in the quarterly Arbitron ratings, it was reported Thursday. Together, adult contemporary music outlet KLVE-FM (107.5) and Mexican regional music station KSCA-FM (101.9) account for a considerable 11% chunk of the audience in the 80-plus-station Los Angeles and Orange counties market.
October 16, 1999 |
Reflecting a stable marketplace in which most people seem to be set in their listening habits, the Arbitron radio ratings that came out Friday were topped by the same five stations as the previous three-month period. Still in the No. 1 and 2 spots for the Los Angeles-Orange County market--for the fourth quarter in a row--were Spanish-language stations KSCA-FM (101.9), playing Mexican regional music, and KLVE-FM (107.5), featuring adult contemporary music.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1994 |
Some Orange County sheriff's deputies have been moonlighting at night. Not as security guards, but as students, learning Spanish to better serve and protect county residents who don't speak English. On Wednesday morning, they received felicidades for their efforts as 14 deputies graduated from a seven-month course where they learned to ask questions in Spanish such as, "Can I see your license and registration?" and "What does the suspect look like?"
September 10, 1999 |
Hoping to capitalize on the enormous Spanish-language and bilingual moviegoing audience in the U.S., a distribution company has been formed to bring Spanish-language films to U.S. theaters. Latin Universe, backed by Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Brener International Group, is planning to distribute up to a dozen Spanish-language movies to U.S. theaters in the next year.