Latinos were optimistic about making a great stride in representation in the summer box office season with films like “ Blue Beetle ,” the first superhero movie directed and written by and starring Latinos. However, writers and actors aren’t able to promote their projects during the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, as guild members advocate for new contracts. So multiple Latino organizations have united and signed an open letter calling on the community to “amplify the work that countless Latino artists have worked so hard to create.”
Signed by 27 Latino Hollywood orgs – such as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), LA Collab, Latino Film Institute, National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) – the letter is a call to action with the hashtag #SupportLatinoCreatives proposed to back the creatives and their stories.
“Stories are more than entertainment,” the letter begins. “They are a powerful tool for social change that fuels our collective movement to build a more equitable, just world for those who have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. Actors, writers, and directors are essential to this work. As we watch them do what they do best, we are reminded that […]