One Hot Summer
for 25th Annual Imagen Awards Announced Latino Advocacy Organization to
Celebrate Silver Anniversary of Promoting More Opportunities for Latinos in
Entertainment; Luncheon Event Scheduled for Sunday, August 15th at Century Plaza
LOS ANGELES, CA - The Imagen Foundation has announced the nominees for the 25th Annual Imagen (Spanish for "image") Awards, honoring positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in entertainment. The awards will be presented at a luncheon on Sunday, August 15th, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. Major sponsors of the event include The Nielsen Company, The Walt Disney Company, Disney/ABC Television Group, Fox Television Stations, The Lear Family Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting and CBS.
The Imagen (pronounced ee-MAH-hen) Awards program was established in 1985 from a suggestion by veteran television producer Norman Lear to encourage and recognize the positive portrayals of Latinos in the media. Later, as The Imagen Foundation, it expanded its programs and initiatives to further its mission to serve as a bridge between the Latino community and the entertainment industry in providing access, education, and resources for Latinos in the industry, as well as those seeking careers in entertainment. More information on the organization as well as details of the event can be found online at www.imagen.org and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/imagenfound, as well as on Facebook.
Winners will be selected by an independent panel of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders. Following are the finalists for this year’s Imagen Awards in their respective categories:
Best Primetime Television Program or Movie-of-the-Week: One Hot Summer (Lifetime).