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(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) Latino media crix nix the new prime-time fall tele sked in latest minority tubthump, claiming the nets are ignoring a whammo part of the aud by nixing topline talent of color. They also accuse not only webs, but percenteries, individual percenters, reps, prexies and veeps for the lack of color in the ranks of exex, scribblers, scripters, scribes, helmers and thesps. [Mas…]

The Kids Я All Right Dept: Taco truck? How about a taco SHIP! (video)

by Barney Asada April 8, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO’s Associate Naranjero ¡Ask A Mexican! Gustavo Arellano wrote a whole book about how tacos are American as apple pie — TACO USA — which you can buy on Amazon. Taco Truck and Taco Ship, a short commercial for happy, fun futuristic taco technology by students Sum, Quintin, and Samuel of the Blaine County School […]

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POCHO’s Last Annual (We Hope) #OscarsSoWhite Toon-A-Thon

by Comic Saenz February 28, 2016 Cartoons
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Hollywood producer’s Twitter feed highlights sexism in scripts

by Comic Saenz February 11, 2016 Cultura
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Film producer Ross Putman’s new Twitter feed @FemScriptIntros shares the lines from film scripts where female characters are introduced. To protect the innocent(?), Putman has changed all their names to JANE. The excerpts speak volumes about how “The Industry” thinks about women. Unlike all the women, it’s not a pretty picture. Here is his Twitter […]

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What they complaining about? Of course the Oscars are diverse! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 2, 2016 Cartoons
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[Republished with special permission of our amigos at EastLA.com, which is launching soon!]

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Rednecks With Attitude: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan January 22, 2016 Cultura
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Would the nominees at the OSCARs be any different if Academy voters had seen this cowboy version of Straight Outta Compton when it came out in 2009? How about Donald Trump’s B.E.T Awards? [Totally NSFW adult lyrics, F-bombs, N-word, etc.] (Video by CowboyGangstaRap.)

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OSCAR needs Latinos (stop if you’ve heard this before) [2007 toons]

by Lalo Alcaraz January 20, 2016 Cartoons
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A funny thing happened on the way to ‘Bordertown’

by Lalo Alcaraz January 9, 2016 Cartoons
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Hola. I’m Lalo Alcaraz. You might know me. I have been a Chicano political cartoonist forever. I know, I know, it’s God’s work, you’re welcome. Now, all of a sudden I’m a primetime TV writer and producer. Huh? Yes, the last two years in my life have been a super WTF. With ten percent LOL. […]

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Hollywood needs Mexicans! Put POCHO on your Christmas list

by José Canusí November 27, 2015 Corporate
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Hollywood needs Mexicans. We’ve been been saying it since we started: MAY 2012: Hollywood Spaniards, Puerto Ricans plan ‘ultimate’ Chicano film AUGUST 2013: Casting director to actor: Can you act more ‘Mexican’? (video) APRIL 2014: Pocho Ocho reasons why Latinos are Hollywood’s best customers

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