LOS ANGELES (July 29, 2019) – The Imagen Foundation announced today Luisa Leschin as this year’s recipient of the Norman Lear Writer’s Award. Leschin is currently co-executive producer of the Netflix Original hit show Mr. Iglesias.
“Luisa Leschin’s work with her-highly successful play, Latins Anonymous, to her success as co-executive producer for beloved shows such as George Lopez, Everybody Hates Chris, East Los High, and now Mr. Iglesias, serve as examples of her creative talent and leadership,” said Helen Hernandez, President & Founder.
Leschin has participated in almost every aspect of the entertainment industry. She began her career as a ballet dancer then transitioning into acting. She has appeared in such hit films and sitcoms such as Saturday Night Fever, True Confessions, Beverly Hills 90210, Love Boat, ER, Quincy, Falcon Crest, Hill St. Blues to name a few.
“Norman Lear is a towering legend in the entertainment industry having create some of Hollywood’s most ground-breaking sitcoms,” said Leschin. “He has inspired every writer to think beyond the norm and is someone I have always looked up to. I’m beyond honored.”
The Norman Lear Writer’s Award honors those that have exhibited efforts towards increasing diversity within all aspects of the entertainment industry. Past recipients include Gloria Calderon Kellett, Peter Murrieta, John Leguizamo, Fred Armisen, and Roberto Orci.
The 34th Annual Imagen Awards will be presented Saturday, August 10th, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.
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About The Imagen Awards
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 on the organization as well as details of the event can be found online at www.imagen.org and its social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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