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.

 

El Diario’s “El Award” 2016

Thrilled to have received el El Diario/La Prensa’s “El Award” 2016 to the most influential Latino men in NYC, along with the likes of soccer superstar David Villa and other luminaries.  Gracias for this humbling and inspiring honor!  Check out El Diario’s special supplement featuring profile stories about all the honorees – on newsstands on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016!

Javier E. Gomez, Soccer Star David Villa, and recipients of El Diario/La Prensa's "El Awards 2016". Photo by Victor M. Ramos (EDLP).

Javier E. Gómez, Soccer Star David Villa, and all recipients of El Diario/La Prensa’s “El Award” 2016. Photo by Victor M. Ramos (EDLP).

TY Harlem Community Radio WHCR 90.3 FM!

Thank you Harlem Community Radio – WHCR 90.3 FM in New York, for a fantastic interview analyzing the Puerto Rico economic crisis.  It was a joy to share my impressions and knowledge about this very serious crisis, for a special edition of the Harlem Beat news and talk program.  Thanks to WHCR General Manager and my fellow Journalism School Graduate Prof. Angela Harden, and the students in her Fall 2016 Radio Journalism Class at CCNY, for such a fantastic welcome and insightful, extremely intelligent conversation about issues that matter.  For more information about WHCR 90.3 FM’s programming, check out whcr.org.

 

Fall 2016 Radio Journalism Class at Harlem Community Radio, hosted by professor and WHCR 90.3 FM's General Manager Angela Harden.

Javier E. Gómez and the Fall 2016 Radio Journalism Class at Harlem Community Radio, hosted by CCNY Professor and WHCR’s General Manager Angela Harden.