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The Imagen Foundation is now accepting nominations for the annual Most Powerful and Influential Latinos in Entertainment list that is distributed...

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The 2014 Imagen Awards will honor Emmy® Nominee, Fred Armisen, writer/producer Manny Coto and Latina legend, Daisy Fuentes.

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Powerful & Influential Latinos in Entertainment

Arturo Barquet

Sr. Vice President and CFO of Film Production, Theater and Music Publishing
Universal Pictures

Prior to joining Universal, Barquet was CFO and SVP of Business and Legal Affairs at Arenas Entertainment. He also worked at the Walt Disney Company and at Price Waterhouse Coopers, and earned his Bachelor in Accountancy degree from The George Washington University in...

Fernando Hernandez

Sr. Vice President, Alternative Development
Universal Television

In his role, Hernandez is responsible for all Universal Television reality productions (for both network and cable), spearheading new development and overseeing the studio’s in-house producers and ongoing talent deals.

Cesar Conde

Executive Vice President

Conde oversees NBCUniversal International, and leads strategic corporate priorities across NBCUniversal’s domestic portfolio. Conde, who serves on NBCUniversal’s Executive Committee, reports to Chief Executive Officer Stephen B. Burke.

Erika Kennair

Vice President, Original Programming and Development

Kennair is responsible for developing new original programming and talent for Syfy. She recently launched the first season of Defiance.  Erika is currently shepherding the pilots Dominion, High Moon and12 Monkeys.

Raul Palma

Sr. Vice President, Programming & Production
Fox Sports Latin America

Raul C. Palma is a seasoned sports and entertainment television executive with over sixteen years of television production experience. His extensive background has been instrumental in the development of the three principle regions in Latin America.  His keen eye for fostering and nurturing the...

Marissa Garcia

Agent, Motion Picture Marketing
Creative Artists Agency

As a Motion Picture Marketing agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world’s leading entertainment and sports agency, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Nashville, and Beijing,  Garcia represents digital marketers in the motion picture, television, and video game arenas.


Marlene Dermer

Co-Founder, Executive Director & Programmer
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Dermer  is the co-founder, executive director, and programmer of the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) which celebrated its 16th edition on October 2013. She is also the ...

Mariano Schwed

Sr. Vice President of Telemundo and Litigation
Telemundo Media

In his role as Senior Vice President of Telemundo and Litigation, Schwed is the legal lead for NBCUniversal-owned, US Spanish-language network, Telemundo.  Schwed is also the legal resource for Antitrust and Bankruptcy for NBCUniversal.


In his Telemundo role, Schwed has...

Alfredo Ayala

Sr. Technical Staff, Research & Development
Walt Disney Imagineering

Ayala has been with the Research & Development arm of Walt Disney Imagineering since 1993, where he started as an intern.  He is responsible for leading Research & Development project teams in identifying technology differentiators and adapting and creating new forms of...

Regina O’Brien

Sr. Vice President, Marketing
Golf Channel

An award-winning marketing communications specialist, O’Brien developed and currently oversees on-air and online communications, creative and promotional strategies for the network since she joined Golf Channel in 2008. After registering most-watched years ever in 2011 and 2012, Golf Channel is again on pace to...