26th Annual Imagen Awards Call for Entries
Call for Entries for 26th Annual Imagen Awards Now Open; Awards Gala Honoring Latino Talent and Projects in TV and Film Scheduled for August 12th in Beverly Hills
March 8, 2011 - Los Angeles, California. The Imagen Foundation has announced that their Call for Entries period for the 26th Annual Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Awards, honoring positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertainment, is now open. Entries are being accepted in several categories that include lead and supporting actors as well as television, film, web-based and commercial productions that were aired or released between May 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011. Deadline for entries is May 2, 2011. Winners will be selected by an independent panel of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders and announced at the non-profit organization’s annual Imagen Awards ceremony to be held Friday evening, August 12th, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Submission details, as well as the Call for Entries form, are available at the Imagen Foundation website at www.imagen.org. For more information, contact the Imagen office at (626) 376-9751.
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 can be found on the website www.imagen.org. Imagen is also on Twitter at twitter.com/imagenfound as well as on Facebook.