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Broken English Prods.: Aiming to Fix the Latinx Imbalance on Screen and Behind the Scenes

Broken English Prods.: Aiming to Fix the Latinx Imbalance on Screen and Behind the Scenes

If there’s been one constant about Latino representation in Hollywood, it’s been the abysmal representation that has barely shifted in decades.

Despite some gains in recent years, a 2019 study from the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative revealed that underrepresentation and stereotypical roles for U.S.-based Latinx talent are, sadly, still the norm.

Enter Broken English Prods., a fledgling Latinx production company, which hopes to “change the narrative,” in the words of its CEO Christopher Acebo. The new shingle joins Lionsgate’s Pantelion and other companies in addressing the paucity of Latinx films.

Broken English forms part of new entertainment finance company Grandave Capital (Gc), launched by film financier Stanley Preschutti in June, which has boarded projects as a third-party equity investor but has also plowed considerable funding to its new Latinx production arm.

Gc aims to invest some $20 million in up to four Broken English projects a year

See full article on Variety