There’s crate(r) expectations for Kyle Patrick Alvarez…
The Latino film director and screenwriter will direct Disney Plus’ sci-fi adventure film Crater.
The film will star Isaiah Russell-Bailey, Billy Barratt, Orson Hong, Thomas Boyce and Mckenna Grace.
The film will be overseen by Disney’s live-action team with hopes to shoot in the spring. Shawn Levy and Dan Levine will produce through their 21 Laps Entertainment banner.
Crater is described as a coming-of-age story in the vein of Stand By Me, set on a moon colony. After the death of his father, a boy (Russell-Bailey) growing up on a lunar mining colony takes a trip to explore a mysterious crater, along with his four best friends, prior to being permanently relocated to another planet. Barratt, Hong and Boyce will join Grace as the boy’s best friends.
John Griffin penned the script. The film was originally set up at 20th Century Fox with Levy circling the directing chair, but after it moved to Disney Levy chose to focus on producing duties as the film gained momentum.
Alvarez’s previous directing credits include Homecoming, Tales of the City, Counterpart and 13 Reasons Why.
Netflix has commissioned a four-part documentary series based on Sharing The Wisdom of Time, the book written by the 84-year-old head of the Catholic Church.
The show comes from Simona Ercolani and production company Stand By Me, partner of Asacha Media Group. It will be released in 2021.
The series will see woman and men aged over 70 from around the world share their stories with young filmmakers under the age of 30 who are from the same country. The elders represent various ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds and religions. It will also feature an exclusive interview with Pope Francis who will offer a unique point of view.
The book was edited Father Antonio Spadaro and first published by Loyola Press in the United States.
Romeo Santos is celebrating his ten-ure on the Latin charts…
Billboardis revealing the top acts of the 2010s by genre, with the 39-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American bachata singer-songwriter topping the list of artists in the Latin category.
Since first hitting Billboard‘s surveys as a soloist in 2011, after breaking though in hit bachata quartet Aventura, Santos has collected seven solo No. 1s on the weekly Hot Latin Songs chart and five No. 1s on Top Latin Albums.
“If you put out quality music,” he told Billboard in 2017, “you’re always going to be in a good place.”
Santos beat out Prince Royce for the top spot.
The 31-year-old Dominican American singer-songwriter has not stopped making his mark in the Latin music industry since he released his eponymous debut studio album, which generated two commercially successful singles, “Stand by Me” and “Corazón Sin Cara,” in March 2010.
Most recently, Prince Royce “Carita de Inocente“, spent a record-breaking 29 weeks at number-one on the BillboardLatin Tropical Airplay chart.
J Balvin comes in at No. 3 on the chart…
The 35-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer, known as the “Príncipe del Reggaetón,”
was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 and one of the greatest Latin artists of all time by Billboard.
Daddy Yankee is the No. 5 top Latin act of the 2010s, due in part to his landmark hit “Despacito,” with Luis Fonsi and featuring Justin Bieber. The English/Spanish-language collaboration spent a record 56 weeks atop Hot Latin Songs beginning in February 2017, passing the 41-week reign of “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias (the decade’s No. 4 artist), featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, beginning in May 2014.
1, ROMEO SANTOS
2, PRINCE ROYCE
3, J BALVIN
4, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
5, DADDY YANKEE
6, JUAN GABRIEL
7, BANDA SINALOENSE MS DE SERGIO LIZARRAGA
9, NICKY JAM
10, GERARDO ORTIZ
Click here to view the full, 50-position Top Latin Artists of the 2010s chart.
The 31-year-old Dominican American singer shared a message of unity while performing his bachata anthem “Stand By Me” during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, August 19.
“We felt that ‘Stand By Me’ would go perfectly with the convention’s message of unity and singing in both Spanish and English was important,” said Prince Royce.
Prince Royce sang his 2010 bilingual hit from Miami, near the colorful Tito Puente St. filled with picturesque murals.
“Mi gente, let’s stand by each other and don’t forget to vote this November,” he said at the end of his performance. “Together we can make a change.”
As the only Latin artist to perform during the four-day virtual event where Joe Biden was officially nominated as the Democratic candidate for the upcoming 2020 presidential election, Prince Royce says he was motivated to be part of convention and represent Latinos.
“All eyes are on the convention which for the first time is virtual and I was happy to be a part of it and represent the Latino community,” said Prince Royce.
At the end of his performance, Royce sent out a message of unity and issued a call to action. “Mi gente, let’s stand by each other and don’t forget to vote this November,” he said. “Together we can make a change.”
A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential elections, according to the Pew Research Center, making Latinos now the largest minority group in the electorate.
“There is no excuse for not voting,” Royce says. “The future is in our hands.”
The 29-year-old Dominican American bachata singer, the first-ever tropical artist to perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert, honored Selena Quintanilla through song Tuesday night at NRG Stadium.
Prince Royce performed Selena’s “No Me Queda Más,” a tribute made even more meaningful, as it marked the 24th anniversary of Selena’s performance at the Houston Rodeo, the last concert of her life (February 26, 1995).
In addition to his Selena tribute, Prince Royce’s performance included the songs “Darte Un Beso,” “Stand By Me,” “Corazón Sin Cara,” “La Carretera,” “Soy El Mismo,” “Back It Up,” “Adicto,” “El Clavo” and “Bubalú,” taking his fans from danceable bachata to the most popular urban sounds in both English and Spanish.
Royce was also accompanied by an eight-piece live band.
RodeoHouston began in January of 1931 and the first show was held in April of 1932. It is considered to be the city’s signature event.
The 27-year-old Dominican American singer has earned his 15th No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Songs airplay chart as “Deja Vu,” featuring Shakira (who earns her fifth leader), steps 2-1 on the April 29-dated chart.
The lift puts Royce in third place for most chart-toppers on the 23-year-old chart, breaking out of a tie with Gilberto Santa Rosa and Elvis Crespo (each with 14 No. 1s). He is bested only by Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle, who each lead the pack with 28 No. 1s.
“I feel honored and grateful for being amongst artists I admire. Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle have been creating great music for so many years and have maintained the tropical genre,” Royce shared with Billboard.
The song reaches the top spot due to a 9 percent audience increase at monitored Latin stations, to 14.3 million impressions in the tracking week ending April 16, according to Nielsen Music.
Further, Royce has earned the 15 crowning hits faster than any other act — six years, six months, and two weeks after is first (“Stand By Me” reached No. 1 on the Aug. 14, 2010 chart). Anthony has the second-fastest accumulation of his first 15 No. 1 hits: seven years, one week (between June 17, 1995, when “Te Conozco Bien” hit No. 1, through June 29, 2002, when “Viviendo” first led the tally).
Royce adds, “Obtaining my 15th number 1 on the Tropical Songs chart in less than seven years is an accomplishment I’m proud of and I’d like to thank my fans, radio programmers, my team and all of the people that have supported my music throughout the years.”
Prince Royce’s 15 No. 1s on Tropical Songs chart Title, peak date (weeks at No. 1)
“Stand By Me,” Aug. 14, 2010 (one week)
“Corazon Sin Cara,” Oct. 23, 2010 (10 weeks)
“El Verdadero Amor Perdona” (Mana featuring Prince Royce), Dec. 10, 2011 (two weeks)
“Las Cosas Pequeñas,” Feb. 4, 2012 (two weeks)
“Incondicional,” June 16, 2012 (two weeks)
“Te Me Vas,” March 2, 2013 (four weeks)
“Darte Un Beso,” Aug. 17, 2013 (seven weeks)
“Te Robare,” March 8, 2014 (two weeks)
“Soy El Mismo,” Aug. 2, 2014 (one week)
“Solita,” March 21, 2015 (one week)
“Que Cosas Tiene El Amor” (Anthony Santos & Prince Royce), June 20, 2015 (one week)
“Culpa Al Corazon,” Feb. 13, 2016 (four weeks)
“La Carretera,” July 9, 2016 (one week)
“Moneda,” featuring Gerardo Ortiz, Jan. 28, 2017 (three weeks)
“Deja Vu,” with Shakira, April 29, 2017 (one week, so far)
On working with Shakira, Royce says the collaboration “has been such a great experience. She’s so talented and professional. The chemistry between us has been great; I love that she’s hands on and has been part of the process since day one.”
“Deja Vu” is the latest single from Royce’s most recent album, Five, which remains at No. 1 for a seventh straight week on the Tropical Albums chart.
The 25-year-old Dominican American bachata singer-songwriter’s latest single “Soy El Mismo” rises 6-1 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay chart, earning him his ninth No. 1 on the chart.
Royce’s song grew by 44 percent in plays, according to Nielsen BDSin the week ending July 20, earning Greatest Gainer honors.
On the Hot Latin Songs chart, “Soy El Mismo” reaches a new peak, jumping 26-17. Its digital sales soar by 195 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan, due, in part, to Royce’s performance on Premios Juventud, a fan-voted awards show broadcast July 17 on Univision.
Royce’s other No. 1 songs on the Tropical charts include his debut “Stand By Me,” “Corazón Sin Cara” and “Darte un Beso.”
Moises Arias latest film project should be hitting theaters in the United States in the near future…
CBS Films has announced that it has acquired domestic rights to the coming-of-age comedy Toy’s House, starring the 18-year-old Colombian American actor and former Hannah Montana scene-stealer.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the movie premiered to rave reviews over the weekend at the this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Toy’s House, which has been compared to the classic films Stand By Me and The Goonies, follows three teenage boys as they head into the wilderness with a plan to build a house and live off the land.
Along with Arias, the film stars Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
“Toy’s House couldn’t have found a better home than with CBS Films,” said Vogt-Roberts commented. “We set out to make a comedy that was hilarious and full of heart – but most importantly we set out to make a comedy that was engaging. CBS Films is so passionate about this movie and share my thoughts that comedy can be poignant and beautiful. The response at Sundance has been overwhelming and I can’t wait for CBS Films to share Toy’s House with audiences everywhere.”