The 24-year-old Guatemalan and Puerto Rican actress has signed on to star in Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming college-set comedy Life of the Party.
Described as in the vein of Rodney Dangerfield’s 1986 comedy Back to School, Life of the Party stars McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Gillian Jacobs, Jacki Weaver, Molly Gordon and Jessie Ennis and hits theaters May 11, 2018.
Arjona is set to play “a sorority sister with issues.”
Ben Falcone directs Life of the Party from a script he co-wrote with McCarthy.
Life of the Party begins filming this week in Atlanta.
Amazon has picked its lineup for the online retailer’s 2016 comedy pilot season, with the 36-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star’s project The Tick slated to debut in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Japan on August 19.
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, The Tick centers on an underdog accountant with zero powers who comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.
In addition to Martinez, who stars on Hollywood Heights, The Tick also stars Peter Serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Jackie Earle Haley, Valorie Curry and Brendan Hines.
The Tick is directed by Wally Pfister. The project is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television.
Amazon customers can stream and review the pilot to help the online retailer choose the next Amazon Original Series that’ll be available for Amazon Prime members.
The pilot will be available via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online.
Martinez’s credits include appearances on True Detective, Necessary Roughness, Alpha House, The Lying Gameand Nashville.
Alberto Rodriguez’s latest film, one of Spain’s most recent blockbusters, is ready to conquer North America.
Todo Cine Latino, the specialty label of Paul Hudson’s Outsider Pictures, has teamed with Canada’s AZ Films to acquire the North America rights to La Isla Minima.
The 44-year-old Spanish filmmaker’s fifth feature, titled Marshland in English is described as a noirish period cop thriller.
The film won 10 Spanish Film AcademyGoya Awards, among them best picture, director and actor (for star Javier Gutierrez).
Produced by Atresmedia Cine, Sacromonte Films and Atipica Films, and a competition frontrunner at San Sebastian International Film Festival, where it world premiered on September 20, winning the jury prize and best actor (Gutierrez), Marshland went on to gross $8.4 million in Spain, a standout achievement for its distributor, Warner Bros. Entertainment España.
Marshland now figures with nine category recognitions as the leading contender for 2015’s Platino Awards, taking in movies from Spain, Latin America and Portugal, which takes place July 18 in Marbella.
Written by Rodriguez and his near-career-long co-scribe Rafael Cobos, and set in Spain’s deep South in 1980, Marshland begins in classic crime thriller style with two homicide detectives, one a Francoist hardliner, the other younger and more pliable with a bright future ahead of him in Madrid, being called in to investigate the disappearance of two teen girls on Seville’s flatlands, a sprawling marsh expanse of stunning natural beauty and base poverty ruled by a few families certainly not willing to give up their centuries-old power and privileges – economic, social or of droit du seigneur.
Marshland impressed for its stunning, often kinetic, and varied cinematography: It’s made up of some 170 sequences, some multi-shot, some not. It also won critical plaudits for the interplay between the two cops who realize that they must put aside their personal differences if they’re to stop a serial killer, and the shaded balance of its portrait of one, played by Gutierrez. Capable of absolute heroism, he also tortured suspects under Franco and will never be hauled up in court for that.
“Marshland has been compared to everything from the first season of True Detective to Seven, and is a first class thriller, and the Goya Awards are a testament to the quality of the filmmaking,” said Hudson.
Todo Cine Latino will look to build word-of-mouth via festivals; AZ Films will release the film in Canada on August 14, while Outsider will release in the U.S. on August 21 in Miami, where “Marshland” had its U.S. premiere in March at the Miami Film Festival.
Marshland will then be released on digital streaming site Todocinelatino.com, which is dedicated to the release of the best in Latin Cinema in North America.
Emerald City, originally developed during the 2013-14 season, was recently resurrected with a new writer/executive producer, David Schulner. He is now joined by Shaun Cassidy, who also will serve as executive producer.
In Emerald City, in the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale (Arjona) and her K9 police dog are transported to another world, one far removed from our own — a mystical land of competing kingdoms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. This is the fabled Land of Oz in a way you’ve never seen before, where wicked witches don’t stay dead for long and a young girl becomes a headstrong warrior who holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands.
Described as a modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein of Game Of Thrones, drawing upon stories from Baum’s original 14 books, Emerald City hails from Universal Television.
Considered one of Hollywood’s rising Latina talents, the Guatemalan-American actress—the daughter of singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona—has signed with United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the entertainment industry’s premier talent and literary agencies.
It’s an Eddie good start to the New Year for Affonso Gonçalves…
The Brazilian Emmy-nominated film and television editor has received an ACE Eddie Awards nomination from the American Cinema Editors.
Gonçalves, best known for his work on the films New York, I Love You, Winter’s Bone and Beasts of the Southern Wild, earned the nod in the Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television for his work on the “Who Goes There” episode of HBO’s critically acclaimed True Detective. That same episode earned him his first-ever Emmy nomination earlier this year.
It’s his second ACE Eddie Awards nomination…
Gonçalves previously earned an Eddie nod in 2012 in the Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television category for his work on HBO’s Mildred Pierce miniseries.
The awards will be announced on January 30 at a ceremony at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Here’s a look at his competition:
BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR NON-COMMERCIAL TELEVISION True Detective: “Who Goes There,” Affonso Goncalves
True Detective: “The Secret Fate of All Life,” Alex Hall
House of Cards: “Chapter 14, ” Byron Smith