Category Archives: Entertainment

Cuaron wraps filming of Roma in Mexico

AP – For Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron, returning to film in his native Mexico was an itch that took 16 years to finally scratch. Cuaron has now wrapped shooting on “Roma,” a 1970s period piece about a year in the life of a middle-class family that is infused by the director’s experiences as a child and his Mexican identity.

Conan O’Brien to broadcast one show in Mexico

Huff Post – Conan O’Brien is going south of the border in a bid to build bridges. The late night TV host is relocating his show to Mexico for a special one-off episode. “With all of this week’s negative news about the relationship between the United States and Mexico, I thought I would try and do something positive,” O’Brien said Thursday, in reference to simmering tensions between Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and President Donald Trump over the latter’s border wall plan.

Binational concert planned at U.S.-Mexico border

Huff Post – On Oct. 15, a slew of talented musicians and celebrities will head to the U.S.-Mexico border for a free, bilingual concert called “RiseUp AS ONE.” The show will include performances by Juanes, Carlos Vives, Andra Day, Jesse & Joy, Los Tigres del Norte, Lila Downs and Alejandro Sanz, as well as appearances by special guests Gael García Bernal, Jonás Cuarón, Mía Maestro and Wilmer Valderrama.vThe event, staged by Univision and Fusion, will be held in San Diego at the Cross Border Xpress, an airport terminal and enclosed skywalk bridge that provides access to Tijuana Airport. 

Alfonso Cuaron returns to Mexico for next movie

Deadline – Alfonso Cuarón is teaming with Participant Media on his next feature film, an untitled project he is writing and directing. The movie will chronicle a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s, and production is slated to begin in Mexico this fall. It will be the Oscar winner’s first movie shot there since his breakout 2001 hit Y Tu Mamá También.

Fear the Walking Dead is shooting in Mexico

Vox – Fear the Walking Dead has commandeered Baja Film Studios, in the beach town of Rosarito. One of Baja Studios’ more recent customers was the Christian movie Little Boy, which used the studio’s location to simulate a coastal small town — and whose sets are being repurposed by Fear the Walking Dead for a plot introduced in the midseason premiere, which aired Aug. 21.


Lawyer demands networks pay for use of Chapo’s name

AP – A lawyer for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said he will sue television networks if they air a new series on the imprisoned Mexican drug lord’s life without paying him. Netflix and Univision will co-produce the drama series “El Chapo,” set to air in 2017. The announcement used only the nickname “El Chapo,” and said the series is “based on the life story of one of the world’s most notorious criminals.”

Mexico’s “Oscars” big for first-time directors

Hollywood Reporter – The 58th Ariel Awards is shaping up to be a big night for first-time directors. Of the five features in the running for best picture, three come from freshman filmmakers: Celso Garcia’s dramedy The Thin Yellow Line (La Delgada Linea Amarilla), Christian Keller’s biopic Gloria and Gabriel Ripstein’s gunrunning thriller 600 Miles (600 Millas). Also vying for best picture is David Pablo’s teen prostitution drama The Chosen Ones (Las Elegidas) and Rodrigo Pla’s A Monster With a Thousand Heads (Un Monstro de Mil Cabezas).

Netflix stands by Kate del Castillo

Variety – Netflix is standing by Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo, the mediator in the meeting last October between Sean Penn and Mexican narco kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman which, Mexican authorities claim, helped lead to the arrest of the world’s biggest drug-lord. Originally set for the third week of January, Netflix original series “Ingobernable,” starring Del Castillo as Mexico’s First Lady, will start production this year.

Jagger jokes about Penn-Chapo as Stones rock Mexico

Daily News – The Rolling Stones made a triumphant return to Mexico a decade after they last performed in the country. Jagger poked fun at actor Sean Penn, whose secret interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman while the convicted drug lord was a fugitive from justice has provoked controversy in Mexico.