Film and television icon and activist, Edward James Olmos, joins KTLA to talk about National Hispanic Heritage Month, unity, politics, the power of voting and the 2020 census survey. View Edward’s full interview below in our video vault!
Arclight Films has boarded worldwide sales rights to the ensemble coming-of-age drama Chasing Wonders led by Paz Vega and will launch sales during Toronto International Film Festival.The key cast includes Edward James Olmos, Quim Gutierrez, Carmen Maura, Antonio de la Torre, Jessica Marais, and newcomer Michael Crisafulli.
According to Latino Book Awards & Village News, Edward will be the Master of Ceremonies for the International Latino Book Awards which will be broadcast on You Tube on September 12th. The nominees were made by Empowering Latino Futures which was co-founded by Edward.
The 22nd International Latino Book Awards ceremony will be held virtually Saturday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m. with entertainment and the award ceremony at 3 p.m. at http://www. LatinoBookAwards.org or via YouTube with master of ceremonies Edward James Olmos.
For 2020, Empowering Latino Futures has named five awards for writers and the Latino community overall. They included the Rudy Anaya Best Latino-focused Fiction Award in honor of the late great-grandfather of Chicano literature, the Isabel Allende Best Inspirational Fiction Award in honor of the bestselling Latina author in the world, the Alma Flor Ada Best Latino-focused Children’s Picture Book Award for a luminary of children’s literature, the Juan Felipe Herrera Best Poetry Book Award for the first Latino U.S. Poet Laureate and the Victor Villaseñor Best Latino-focused Nonfiction Award for the trailblazing author.
In 2021, Empowering Latino Futures will add five more legends to its award list. They include the Charlie Ericksen Best Book Written by a Youth Award for the editor who mentored more Latino journalists than anyone, the Dolores Huerta Best Community Service Book Award for the woman who has inspired millions, the Hank Lacayo Best Labor Book Award for the labor leader, the Mimi Lozano Best Family History Book Award for the woman lives to see family histories created, the Ambassador Julian Nava Best Educational Themed Book Award and the Raul Yzaguirre Best Political/Current Affairs Book Award for the man of many firsts.
“If this world could be El Paso Strong we’d all be better people…”
Edward & George Lopez took to IGTV to discuss their experience visiting the victims of the 2019 El Paso shooting.
Last night Edward discussed his career with Dan Guerrero during the Happy Hour with Dan Guerrero on a Zoom chat. The video was also streamed live on Facebook however towards the end of the chat, it was stated the video was removed possibly due to the use of the clip from Zoot Suit. During the video he discussed how the play/film affected the need to audition for roles, his time as a rock singer in his youth, and so much more!
Deadline released the list of nominees for the 35th Annual Imagen Awards honoring positive portrayals of Latinos in the media. Mayans MC was a nominee for best primetime drama, while Edward and his co-star JD Pardo were nominees for supporting actor and actor respectively.
Edward James Olmos spoke to FOX 11’s Amanda Salas about the lack of Latinx creators and actors who were snubbed from 2020’s Emmy nominations live on Good Day LA.
On July 2nd, Edward attended the Insight 8.0 webinar on the topic of Outpace of Digital Media: Prospects and Challenges of New Skills during COVID-19.
During the 1st Season of the hit show The West Wing Edward made a two episode guest appearance as Justice Roberto Mendoza. In the first episode Mendoza is nominated as Supreme Court justice after a justice retires, however he only appears in the very end of the episode to accept the position. Edward asked to be cast in the role which originally was only meant to be a one episode appearance upon learning a Hispanic character was to be made a Supreme Court Justice. However, he would make a 2nd appearance in episode 15 entitled Celestial Navigation when his character is accused of drunk driving & resisting arrest which results in him sitting in jail.
Congratulations to Edward, it has been listed on Gold Derby that he is among the Emmy Contenders for supporting actors in a drama series for his role on Mayans MC.