Vico Ortiz Signs with Paradigm

Vico Ortiz has new representation.

The Latinx, non-binary and gender-fluid actor has signed with Paradigm.

Vico OrtizOrtiz is a known for their work in HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death and The Sex Lives of College Girls, and Starz’s Vida.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ortiz’s first breakthrough role was in Amazon Prime Video’s Transparent. They then appeared in recurring roles for Freeform’s The Fosters and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, and Netflix’s Lucifer. They appeared in Starz’s Vida, where their drag king alter ego Vico Suave made their screen debut.

Currently Ortiz is a series regular on Our Flag Means Death, appearing opposite stars Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby. They play Jim, the first non-binary pirate to exist in a period piece. Their additional credits include S.O.Z: Soldados o. Zombies, American Horror Story: 1984Criminal Minds9-1-1Ray Donovan and Jane The Virgin.

Beyond television, they were a co-lead in The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night, which premiered at TIFF in 2021. Ortiz also received a 2021 Queerties Award nomination for their performance in the buzzed about queer digital series, These Thems.

Beyond their on-screen work, Ortiz is an activist and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. They championed organizations including The Dru Project and the Los Angeles LGBTQ Center..

Ortiz is a known for their work in HBO Max’s Our Flag Means Death and The Sex Lives of College Girls, and Starz’s Vida.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ortiz’s first breakthrough role was in Amazon Prime Video’s Transparent. They then appeared in recurring roles for Freeform’s The Fosters and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, and Netflix’s Lucifer. They appeared in Starz’s Vida, where their drag king alter ego Vico Suave made their screen debut.

Currently Ortiz is a series regular on Our Flag Means Death, appearing opposite stars Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby. They play Jim, the first non-binary pirate to exist in a period piece. Their additional credits include S.O.Z: Soldados o. Zombies, American Horror Story: 1984Criminal Minds9-1-1Ray Donovan and Jane The Virgin.

Beyond television, they were a co-lead in The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night, which premiered at TIFF in 2021. Ortiz also received a 2021 Queerties Award nomination for their performance in the buzzed about queer digital series, These Thems.

Beyond their on-screen work, Ortiz is an activist and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. They championed organizations including The Dru Project and the Los Angeles LGBTQ Center.

“Gentefied” Star Karrie Martin Lachney Signs with Paradigm

Karrie Martin Lachney is shifting her paradigm

The 32-year-old Honduran-American actress and producer has signed with Paradigm for representation in all areas.

Karrie Martin LachneyLachney rose to acclaim with her portrayal of Ana Morales on the Netflix dramedy series Gentefied, created by Linda Yvette Chávez and Marvin Lemus. The series followed a multigenerational, Mexican American family living and loving in Los Angeles, co-starring Joaquin Cosio, J.J. Soria, and Carlos Santos. It ran for two seasons before being canceled in January.

Lachney’s portrayal of Ana represented experiences that mirror that of many second-generation Latinos whose parents sacrificed everything in search of the American dream— a point of view rarely shown on television.

Ana had to prioritize her familial responsibilities while still a young woman herself over her own dreams and desires. She was challenged at every corner with having to choose between an upcoming art show opportunity, spending time with her girlfriend, and being a support to her mother at home while the matriarch worked long hours to support the family. And she had to do it all with a smile knowing that a few moments of freedom to follow her heart was more than what her mother was allowed.

Up next for Lachney is the release of the Disney+ animated series, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, premiering on February 23.

On the film front, she’ll topline writer-director Jigeesh Magar’s Nexus Dream opposite Daniela Azuaje, Alejandro Patiño, and James Ken Blackmon, among others.

Lachney stars as Alejandra Chavez, a young woman of immigrant parents with a gifted intellect and a promising future, which, rare enough in her neighborhood, has to be put on hold. Devotion and loyalty to the family will always come first, and hers is desperately needing help through hard times, even as she grapples with a secret tragedy from her past.

She is also developing the bestselling book series That Boy from author Jillian Dodd as a series with producer Teri Weinberg. The two have acquired the film and television rights to the book via Lachney’s production company, Southern Ave. Productions and Weinberg’s Yellow Brick Road. Lachney and Weinberg will executive produce.

Carolina Miranda Signs with Hollywood Talent Agency Paradigm

Carolina Miranda is ready to ramp up her Hollywood resume…

The 31-year-old Mexican actress and star of Netflix’s Mexican thriller series Who Killed Sara? has signed with Hollywood talent agency Paradigm.

Carolina Miranda

The news comes as the series – which follows Manolo Cardona’s Alex Guzman, who is hellbent on finding out who killed his sister Sara after spending 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit and on getting revenge on the Lazcano family – is heading towards its third season.

The first season premiered in March 2021, quickly followed by the second season in May 2021. The streamer also revealed at the end credits of season two, that a new season would be on its way.

Miranda plays Elisa Lazcano, the youngest child and only daughter of César and Mariana Lazcano, who decides to help Alex find Sara’s true killer, even if she has to expose her family’s crimes, and falls in love with him in the interim.

Elsewhere, Miranda, from Guanajuato, Mexico, has starred in several series including Telemundo’s Señora Acero, which was one of the most-watched Spanish-speaking series in the United States, TV Azteca’s Las Bravo, Amazon’s Dany Who and feature films including Infelices Para Siempre.

She’s currently shooting the period drama Malverde, a story about the Mexican folk-lore hero robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. This series is a story based on his life and will premiere on Telemundo in the fall of 2021.

Miranda continues to be represented by Prensa Danna in Mexico for management.

Mendez Signs with Paradigm

It’s a paradigm shift for Luis Gerardo Mendez

The 32-year-old Mexican actor, considered one of his country’s fastest-rising stars, has signed with entertainment talent agency Paradigm.

Luis Gerardo Mendez

As part of the deal, which was announced at the third edition of the Los Cabos International Film Festival, Mendez will be represented in all areas.

Mendes gained acclaim and a strong fan following after his performance as the partying son of a supposedly bankrupt millionaire in Gaz Alazraki’s Nosotros los nobles/

He most recently appeared in Sebastian del Amo’s Cantinflas, Mexico’s foreign-language Oscar entry.

Nobles became Mexico’s highest-grossing movie ever in early 2013, taking in $28 million for distributor Warner Bros., while Cantinflas, released by Pantelion Films, is the biggest foreign-language hit so far this year in the U.S. with a $6.4 million gross.

Mendez is the star, co-creator and exec producer of Netflix’s first Spanish-language original series, Los Escorpiones, which will go into production in three weeks, scheduled for a 2015 bow. The series is helmed by Alazraki.

Mendez is also attached to star in Fox International ProductionsThe Brothers Huffington-Fynne, a comedy originally developed for Sascha Baron Cohen. He’ll play four roles in the film.

Mendez is also the face of Pepsi in Mexico.

Gutiérrez Signs with William Morris Endeavor

F. Javier Gutiérrez has new representation…

The 39-year-old Spanish filmmaker has signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME).

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Gutiérrez, one of the most awarded and heralded fantasy genre filmmakers in his native country, recently landed the job directing the reboot of the James O’Barr cult fanboy classic The Crow at Relativity Media.

Gutierrez, who has been repped at Paradigm, previously wrote and directed the Spanish-language thriller Before the Fall, a film that won Best Motion Picture and Best Screenplay at the Malaga Film Festival.

In addition, Gutierrez is set to produce the sci-fi project The Greys for Dimension Films, as well as produce House Of Horror with James Wan, currently in production at Dimension Films.