Gloria Calderón Kellett
An enthralling evening was hosted with the presence of Gloria Calderón Kellett, a formidable presence in the realm of film and TV. Best known as the executive producer, co-creator, co-showrunner, director, and actor on the celebrated sitcom ‘One Day at a Time’, Gloria’s creative prowess also shines in the Amazon Original series ‘With Love’ and a collaboration with Blumhouse Television and Spotify on ‘The Horror of Dolores Roach’. With credits as a writer/producer for renowned shows like ‘Devious Maids’, ‘Rules of Engagement’, and ‘How I Met Your Mother’, and acting roles in series like ‘Jane the Virgin’ and ‘Dead to Me’, this talent’s reach is undeniable. Behind the scenes, directing accolades include episodes of several acclaimed series and an upcoming feature film, ‘We Were There, Too’, with HBO Max.
The evening was further illuminated by the presence of Justina Machado. An esteemed American actor, Justina’s journey began with supporting roles and later flourished with a standout role as Vanessa Diaz in HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under’, earning a Screen Actors Guild Award. With such immense talents sharing the stage, the night was a testament to the magic of Hollywood and storytelling.”
Rachel Raimist – A distinguished Director and Filmmaker. Credits include THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (Disney+), CSI: LAS VEGAS (CBS), WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA (Hulu), THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS (HBO).
Ben DeJesus – A seasoned Director, Producer, and Filmmaker; the driving force behind NGL Studios. Signature projects: JOHN LEGUIZAMO’S LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS (Tony Award Nominated), BUNK’D (Disney), MTV CRIBS (Producer role).
Jonny Gomez – An astute Writer. Standout works under the #LatinCredits initiative: THIS IS US (NBC), BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC), PREACHER.
This memorable fireside chat unraveled the diverse viewpoints and narratives of Latinos in the contemporary TV and Film domain. The panel, featuring Rachel Raimist, Jonny Gomez, and Ben DeJesus, shared enlightening insights, intimate stories, and perspectives on the complexities and opportunities of being Latinos in the entertainment milieu of their time. This gathering was a testament to the significance of Latino representation in media and became a hub for professionals to resonate with shared experiences.