Xolo Maridueña Signs with United Talent Agency (UTA)

Xolo Maridueña has new representation…

The 19-year-old Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian American actor, who portrays Miguel Diaz on The Karate Kid sequel series Cobrai Kai, has signed with United Talent Agency (UTA).

Xolo Maridueña

The news comes as Maridueña is set to star in season three of the karate drama, which has moved from YouTube to Netflix. The series, in which he plays Diaz, the top student at the Cobra Kai Dojo, recently debuted its first two seasons on Netflix following the shift and will launch the third season in January.

On Parenthood, which aired for six seasons on NBC between 2010 and 2015, he played Victor Graham, the adopted son of Erika Christensen’s Julia Braverman-Graham and Sam Jaeger’s Joel Graham.

His other television credits include guest roles on Major CrimesTwin PeaksRush Hour and Mack and Moxy

In film, he featured in Dealin’ with Idiots, directed and starring Jeff Garlin alongside Gina Gershon and Kerry Kenney and has also performed on stage in Light in the Darkness and Little Red

Sky Ferreira to Release New Album in Early 2018

Sky Ferreira is making music again…

The 25-year-old part-Brazilian American singer/actress has a new EP on the way.

Sky Ferreira

Ferreira, who recently had a new directorial effort with Marching Church, recently sat down with The Fader to talk about the “Christmas on Earth” music video, but also let slip some details on her long-awaited new release, which looks to include more videos and embrace a more “visual” approach to songwriting.

“It’s an EP that is heavily visual,” she shared. “And the videos will all connect to each other in an abstract way. The visual component isn’t necessarily a concept, it was more of an excuse for me to make videos for all the songs. I do think my songs stand on their own with or without a music video, but I feel that my work represents me more when I get to do the visual stuff.

“It’ll be starting to come out in February, or March, for sure. There’s a group of people I’m working with, and it’s exciting because I’ve never written with so many girls before. There’s a girl that’s writing the EP with me. There are very specific things I wanted to write, and I could write on my own, but I knew she could bring another element of what I wanted to the music.”

The EP follows Ferreira’s debut albumNight Time, My Time, which was released in 2013.

This year, the songwriter performed alongside John CaleAnimal Collective and MGMT as part of Cale’s Velvet Underground & Nico anniversary performances, as well as contributed to the soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s film Baby Driver, in which she also appeared as the title character’s mother in flashbacks.

Ferreira also starred as Ella in this year’s Twin Peaks reboot.

Gomez Andreu Wins Spotlight Award at the ASC Awards

There’s a special spotlight on Gorka Gomez Andreu

The Spanish cinematographer picked up the Spotlight Award from American Society of Cinematographers at the 31st annual ASC Awards.

Gorka Gomez Andreu

Gomez Andreu earned the award for his work on House of Others, which tells the story of two families who have physically survived the ‘real’ war, but are incapable of building a new life in peace: war continues in their everyday lives because chaos can be found inside human beings.

Meanwhile, Ron Garcia was recognized with the Career Achievement in Television award.

The Latino cinematographer, a two-time Primetime Emmy nominee, has been nominated for four ASC Awards during his career, dating back to 1991, when he worked on the Twin Peaks pilot.

He’s also been nominated for his work on Murder in the Heartland, Divas and The Day Lincoln Was Shot.

Here’s the complete list of winners at the this year’s ASC Awards:

Theatrical Release: 
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS for “Lion”
Spotlight Award: Gorka Gomez Andreu, House Of Others
International Award: Philippe Rousselot, ASC, AFC
Bud Stone Award of Distinction: Frank Kay and Bruce Berke
Regular Series for Non-Commercial Television: Fabian Wagner, Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”
Career Achievement in Television: Ron Garcia, ASC
Television Movie, Miniseries or Pilot: Igor Martinovic, The Night Of, “Subtle Beast”
Presidents Award: Nancy Schreiber
ASC Board of Governors Award: Denzel Washington
Regular Series for Commercial Television: Tod Campbell, Robot, “eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc” (USA)

Ferreira to Star in Jonas Akerlund’s “Lords Of Chaos”

It’s a time of Chaos for Sky Ferreira

The 24-year-old part-Brazilian American singer-songwriter, model, and actress has signed on to star in Jonas Akerlund’s Lords Of Chaos.
 Sky Ferreira

Lords Of Chaos, which Akerlund co-wrote with Dennis Magnusson, follows young Norwegian band Mayhem that popularized a form of heavy metal music known as “True Norwegian Black Metal,” with a flair for publicity, church-burning and even murder.

In addition to Ferreira, who stars in Showtime’s new Twin Peaks reboot, the film also stars Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen and Jack Kilmer.

Akerlund directed Beyonce: Lemonade and other music videos for bands like The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Maroon 5 before venturing into features.

Ferreira’s acting credits include Elvis & Nixon, The Trust and The Green Inferno.

Ferreira to Star in David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” Reboot on Showtime

Sky Ferreira’s acting career is Peaks-ing…

The 23-year-old part-Brazilian American singer-songwriter, model, and actress will star in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, the Showtime follow-up to his cult ABC series.

Sky Ferreira

The new season, which mixes original and new cast members, has completed filming.

The new installment picks up twenty-five years after the events in the original series that kicked off with the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town of Twin Peaks being shocked by the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer, played by Sheryl Lee who is back for the reboot, joining the only previously confirmed actor, star Kyle MacLachlan, reprising his role as FBI Agent Dale Cooper.

Other actors from the original who are back include Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn, Mädchen Amick, David Duchovny, Michael Horse, Dana AshbrookRay Wise, Grace ZabriskiePeggy Lipton, Everett McGill and David Lynch.

In addition to Ferreira, other Latino actors in the 217-member cast include returning star Miguel Ferrer, Ana de la Reguera, Xolo Maridueña, Vincent Castellanos, Juan Carlos Cantu, Johnny Chavez and Lisa Coronado.

Written and produced by series creators and executive producers Lynch and Mark Frost, the upcoming Twin Peaks, directed entirely by Lynch, will premiere on Showtime in 2017.


Vazquez to Star in NBC’s Supernatural Drama Pilot “Midnight, Texas”

The clock has struck twelve for Yul Vazquez

The 51-year-old Cuban actor and musician has been cast as a series regular in NBC’s supernatural drama pilot Midnight, Texas, based on the best-selling trilogy by Charlaine Harris.

Yul Vazquez

Written by Monica Owusu-Breen and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, the project is described as “Twin Peaks meets True Blood” in Midnight, Texas, a remote town where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf, or even an angel.

Vazquez will portray the Reverand, a grizzled Mexican cowboy who always wears his Stetson boots. He presides over the wedding chapel and cemetery.

Vazquez played the series regular role of President Westwood on The Lottery. His other credits include television appearances on Person of Interest, Magic City and The Good Wife.

de la Reguera to Star in David Lynch’s New “Twin Peaks” Installment

Ana de la Reguera’s career has reached a new peak

The 38-year-old Mexican actress has booked an arc on the upcoming new installment of David Lynch’s groundbreaking 1990 supernatural mystery series Twin Peaks.

Ana de la Reguera

de la Reguera joins returning star Kyle MacLachlan, who is reprising his role as Special Agent Dale Cooper from the original series.

New cast additions for the new season, set for an early 2017 premiere, are also believed to include Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Amanda Seyfried, Ashley Judd, Tom Sizemore, Balthazar Getty, Patrick FischlerDavid DastmalchianGrant Goodeve, Larry Clarke and Caleb Landry Jones.

Lynch is directing the new installment from a script he co-wrote with fellow Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost.

de la Reguera has recurred as Elisa Alvaro on Narcos and Paola on Jane The Virgin. Her other credits include Eastbound & Down, The Blacklist, Royal Pains and Anger Management.

Ferrer to Reprise His Role on the New Installment of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks”

Miguel Ferrer is twinning

The 60-year-old half-Puerto Rican actor is set to reprise his iconic role on David Lynch’s upcoming new installment of his groundbreaking 1990 mystery series Twin Peaks for Showtime, according to Deadline.com.

Miguel Ferrer

Ferrer will reportedly return to reprise his role as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield from the original series in the new season, set to debut in 2017.

In eight episodes of the 1990 series, Ferrer played Rosenfield, a cynical city slicker FBI forensics specialist who butted heads with Twin Peaks Sheriff Harry S. Truman.

Miguel Ferrer in Twin Peaks

The only actor officially confirmed for the new Twin Peaks is the show’s original star Kyle MacLachlan, who is set to reprise his role as Dale Cooper.

Sheryl Lee, who played victim Laura Palmer in the original, also is back — she has been snapped by paparazzi filming scenes with MacLachlan.

Additionally, David Patrick Kelly is said to be reprising his role as Jerry Horne, with Richard Beymer rumored to be resurrecting his character of Jerry’s brother Benjamin.

New cast additions include Jennifer Jason LeighRobert KnepperBalthazar Getty and Amanda Seyfried.

Ferrer, the son of Academy Award winner José Ferrer, is a regular on NCIS: Los Angeles.

Louis C.K. Breaks Record for Most Emmy Nods in Same Year

Louis C.K. may be the reigning “King of Comedy”… But the jack of all trades is apparently an Emmy darling as well.

The 44-year-old half-Mexican American actor/comedian racked up a record-breaking seven nominations during Thursday morning’s Primetime Emmy nominations announcement.

Louis CK

Louis C.K. was nominated in the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series category for his critically acclaimed FX series Louie, which he also writes, directs and edits.

His behind-the-scenes work on the “Louie” earned him writing and directing Emmy nods.

Meanwhile, Louis C.K.’s self-produced stand-up special Live at the Beacon Theater also earned him four nominations, bringing his total to an impressive seven nominations, the highest of any individual in one year.

According to A.V. Club that honor was previously held by David Lynch, who earned five nods for the first season of Twin Peaks.

In an interview with The New York Times, Louis C.K. felt some guilt for earning so many individual nominations.

“That’s a lot of nominations. It feels selfish, because I was really rooting for everybody on my show, so I feel a little selfish,” said the comedian, who’s upcoming comedy tour is already selling out .

Louis C.K. said he would’ve liked to have seen Louie nominated for Outstanding Comedy so he could share the Emmy love with the cast and crew.

“I would have loved to see it nominated, for everybody that works for me. But I don’t think I got robbed or something,” said Louis C.K. “That’s all craziness and I don’t believe in that. We’re a little show on FX. Anything you get is great.”

C.K. has been on the receiving end of a lot of accolades lately. In February, he won a Grammy Award for his comedy album “Hilarious.” He won Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He picked up four awards at Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards, and he was named the Webby Awards Person of the Year in May.

Meanwhile, Sofia Vergara scored a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. It’s the 40-year-old Colombian actress’ third straight nod in that category for her work on ABC’s Modern Family.

And Bobby Cannavale earned a nod for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy for playing Cameron’s “estranged ex-clown partner” on ABC’s Modern Family. The 42-year-old half-Cuban American actor, who won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2005 for his guest-starring role on NBC’s Will and Grace, had previously earned a Critics’ Choice Television Awards nomination for that memorable role.

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be telecast on September 23 on ABC.