Arts, Media & Culture in the Reconstruction of Puerto Rico: A Panel

Join actress Luna Lauren Vélez (“Dexter”), media specialist Susanne Ramírez de Arellano, other noted actors/writers/directors/producers/journalists, and I, on Friday, November 10th, 2017, for a series of afternoon panels discussing the role and impact of multimedia makers and artists in the rebuilding of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  Hosted by Prime Latino Media (Louis E. Perego Moreno, Founder and Director) and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, in New York.  For more information about specific panels and times, and RSVP, visit http://centropr.nationbuilder.com/PRFilm2017. #arts #community #empowerment #collaborations #creativity #change

Natural Disaster Relief Fund: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida

In less than a month, our hemisphere has been devastated by historic natural disasters.  Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands were virtually destroyed by Hurricane Maria, barely days after suffering impact by Hurricane Irma.  Mexico has suffered at least three earthquakes in recent weeks, including the Sept. 19th earthquake that left 200+ dead and a rescue and recovery operation that is still ongoing.  Meanwhile, on the U.S. Mainland, communities in Texas and Florida still struggle to recuperate after hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively.

Help is urgently needed for drinking water, food, medication, clothing, fuel, clean up supplies, equipment and other essential items.  Please consider pledging a donation.

For Puerto Rico, Mexico & Dominican Republic, you might visit the Hispanic federation:  www.hispanicfederation.org/donate.  You can choose the location where you’d like your pledge to go.

For Mexico:  You can also visit, Cruz Roja Mexicana at https://cruzrojadonaciones.org

For communities in the USA, incl. the Virgin Islands, please donate via the American Red Cross:  www.redcross.org

Gracias!  #solidarity #giving #humanity #building

Tromadance 2017!

I congratulate Lloyd Kaufman and the entire Troma Entertainment Team for a glorious opening of Tromadance Film Festival 2017!  It was fantastic!  Thanks for keeping the tradition of cult, classic, indie horror films in the USA alive, and providing a platform for the community to come together, foster partnerships, learn, and forge an ongoing dialogue about the genre, its present and future.  #inspiration #collaborations #indiefilmmaking #creativity #freedom #solidarity #toxicavenger #superhero #dontlookmovie #technologies

Troma Entertainment Founder Lloyd Kaufman and Javier E. Gomez, talk during the opening night of the Tromadance Film Festival 2017.

Troma Entertainment Co-Founder and cult horror film legendary director Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger), at the Tromadance Film Festival 2017.

“Don’t Look” Movie… Our Horror Comedy Feature is Ready!

I am happy to share that “Don’t Look”, our comedy horror film is complete!  I thank all of the Kickstarter Donors, film director and co-producer Luciana Faulhaber, co-producer Lindsay DiFulvio, film editor Daniel Shaw, music composer Thiago Thibeiro, friends, family, colleagues and everyone in the Enuff Productions team who helped make this project possible.  We are proud beyond words!  Stay tune for more information soon.  Meanwhile, check out the film’s new poster!  #indiefilm #horror #comedy #kickstarter

“Vitrina Rota” (Broken Window)

On Wednesday March 29th, 2017; 6:30pm, at the Loisaida Cultural Center in NYC, I will have the honor to introduce and lead a Q&A session with noted Puerto Rican journalist, musician and writer Silverio Pérez, for the NYC presentation of his celebrated book “Vitrina Rota” (Broken Window), a fantastic history-based analysis of the economic collapse of Puerto Rico, and looking forward.  Join us for an insightful conversation with one of Puerto Rico’s most influential and respected voices in cultural, political and economic affairs on the island.  To RSVP click here!

Silverio Perez and Javier E. Gomez at the Lyric Theatre in New York City.

Front Cover of Silverio Pérez’s celebrated book “La Vitrina Rota o ¿Qué Carajo Pasó Aquí?” (Broken Showcase or What the Heck Happened Here?), a solid historic analysis of the economic collapse of Puerto Rico, and looking forward.

Fantastic Panel @ BroadwayCon 2017!

Thank you R.Evolución Latina, BroadwayCon 2017 and BroadwayCon Audiences, for a remarkable and humbling experience at the first ever “Broadway En Español” Panel during the convention.  It was a very insightful and inspiring conversation, that will continue for years to come.  Thanks Luis Salgado for your great work as host, and to my fellow panelists for such smart, thought-provoking presentations.  #opportunity #brightfuture #empowerment #artisticexcellence #empowerment.

“Broadway En Español” Panel at BroadwayCon 2017: (L-R) Actress and singer Doreen Montalvo; Oscar-Winning Stage and Screenwriter Alex Dinelaris, Actor/Producer/Marketing Strategist Javier E. Gómez, CNN’s Reporter Maria Santana and Actor/Producer Andy Señor, Jr.

“Broadway En Español” Panel at BroadwayCon 2017: Actor/Director Luis Salgado (L) hosts the “Broadway en Español” Panel at BroadwayCon 2017. Also pictured are CNN’s Maria Santana and Actor/Director Andy Señor, Jr.

See you at BroadwayCon 2017!

Join me at BroadwayCon for an insightful panel along with scriptwriter Alex Dinelaris (Broadway’s On Your Feet, Oscar-Winner for Birdman), Actress Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet, In The Heights, La Lupe); CNN’s Maria Santana; and Actor, Producer & Filmmaker Andy Señor, Jr., for a panel about “Broadway En Español: Are We Ready to Hear Stories in Spanish?”.  Moderated by Luis Salgado and hosted by R.Evolución Latina.  Friday, January 27th, 2017, 12 noon, Javits Center.  Click here for more information!  #BroadwayCon2017 #empowerment #theaterforall #teatroparatodos 

“Broadway En Español: Are We Ready to Hear Stories in Spanish?”. Check out this panel featuring Doreen Montalvo, Maria Santana, Andy Señor, and Javier E. Gomez, moderated by Luis Salgado. Fri. Jan 27th, 2017, 12 noon, Javits Center.

Inauguration Eve Conversation

What can Latino journalists and artists expect over the next 4 years, as we enter the new presidential administration?

Check out the answers and join us for a revealing Inaugural Eve Conversation featuring NY1/NY1 Noticias Journalist Juan Manuel Benítez, Multimedia Specialist Susanne Ramírez de Arellano and I.  Thursday, January 19th, 6 to 10pm at Bar 13, 121 University Place (Near 13th Street) in Manhattan.  Free admission!!  Hosted by Latino Prime Media (dir, Louis E. Perego Moreno) and the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA).

RSVP and more information, click here goo.gl/KkTXH8.

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2016 HOLA AWARDS!

I am thrilled to join actress Évi Siskos and entertainer Jeannie Sol to co-host the 2016 HOLA Awards! Honoring actors Modesto Lacén (“Celia”), Javier Muñoz (“Hamilton”), Victor Cruz, journalist Sunny Hostin (ABC) and many more.  Looking forward to a fantastic night!  For more info, click here.

Javier E. Gómez, Évis Siskos, Jeannie Sol.

Javier E. Gómez, Évi Siskos, Jeannie Sol.