Monthly Archives: October 2009

Mexican Cinema Memorabilia at the Benson

Mexican movie fans,

Come by the Benson Latin American Collection next Wednesday to see some great memorabilia from all ages of Mexican Cinema. We will have a sampling of our movie collections, from posters and lobby cards of the greats of the Golden Age, such as María Félix, Pedro Infante and Cantinflas, to stills of El Santo fighting everyone from la Hija de Frankenstein to el Dr. Muerte.

What: Mexican Cinema Memorabilia
When: 11:00-12:00 on Wednesday, November 4th
Where: Benson Latin American Collection Seminar Room (SRH 1.115)

Drop by and enjoy some of the many treasures available to you in the Benson’s archives!

Adrian Johnson
Benson Latin American Collection
University of Texas at Austin Libraries
(512) 495-4586

Cine Las Americas is seeking film reviewers

Are you interested in helping Cine Las Americas choose the films for the 13th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival? If so, please email with your name, why you are interested and what qualifies you to be on the Cine Las Americas Film Selection Committee.

Other volunteer opportunities are also available. From helping at the box office, to assisting with production operations and much more, volunteers are major part of the Cine Las Americas Festival. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to know more information, please contact volunteers(@)

Call for Volunteers: Spanish-Language Student Publication at UT

Compañero cuerno largo,
¿Te gustaría que en UT hubiera un periódico en español? ¿Te gustaría ser
un miembro fundador de la más nueva publicación en la Universidad? ¿Quieres dejar otra huella, ayudándonos a crear un proyecto radical, emocionante y con mucho futuro?
Te escribimos para pedirte tu ayuda. Varios alumnos de UT estamos trabajando en una idea: el primer periódico en español en la escuela.
Nuestra idea es una publicación que hable de América Latina, pero de las
cosas buenas de nuestros países, las cosas sobre las cuales los medios de
comunicación no siempre publican.
Si este proyecto te interesa, por favor ven a nuestra primera junta de
orientación. Con tu ayuda, podremos promover a América Latina y empezar una nueva tradición en UT Austin.
No hay ningún requisito. Aunque se prefiere algún dominio del idioma
español, les damos la bienvenida a cualquier persona con deseos de escribir
sobre América Latina, sobre las experiencias de los latinoamericanos en los
Estados Unidos, o sobre alguna opinión acerca de estos temas. No se requiere experiencia periodística previa.

FECHA: jueves, 29 de octubre
HORA: 6:00pm
LUGAR: Biblioteca BENSON. Salón de seminarios (en el primer
CONTACTO: Ludwig Barragán, ludwigbarragan@gmail, (956) 569-6003

Muchas gracias, y que viva la unidad latinoamericana.

Austin Ad Federation Hosts Hispanic Marketing Symposium

The Austin Advertising Federation is hosting its first annual Hispanic
Marketing Symposium (HMS) on November 11, 2009, 11:00am-2:00 pm, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at UT-Austin.

The HMS luncheon will be highlighted by nationally recognized Hispanic market
experts: Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Professor of Medicine and Director of the
Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine,
UCLA; advertising guru Sergio Alcocer, President and Chief Creative Officer of
the award-winning Austin-based advertising agency, LatinWorks; and Danny
Cervantes and Tommy Thompson, who collaborate as client and agency on
McDonalds’ Hispanic efforts. The event will be moderated by Becky Arreaga, a
partner in Mercury Mambo, a Hispanic experiential marketing, sales promotions,
and branding agency.

Dr. Hayes-Bautista is an expert on Hispanic health issues and the author of
“Southwest’s Mexican Roots: The Untold Stories” which explores the
history of Mexicans in the Southwestern U.S. Mr. Alcocer has developed many
high profile campaigns, including Bud Light’s ads for the 2007 Super Bowl,
and has captured top awards including the Cannes Lions Festival, FIAP, CLIOs,
national Addy’s, and the Grand Prix at Festival Caribe. Danny Cervantes is
McDonald’s Regional Marketing Manager. Together with Tommy Thompson, the
Latin-born president of iNSPIRE, Mr. Cervantes is leveraging the Hispanic
market, leading his region to outperform others across the McDonald’s system.
Seating is limited for the Ad Fed HMS luncheon at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center,1900 University Ave. Advance tickets are $35/Austin Ad Fed members and $45/non-members (meal included); students $35, any remaining seats may be purchased day-of for $50.

To purchase tickets, please visit
or call 512-997-9994. For more information,
contact Monica Sanchez 512-810-9726/email: diversity@

Screening and Discussion: Altar (2009)

Screening and Discussion of ALTAR: Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges Documentary film directed by Paola Zaccaria and Daniele Basilio (2009)
Professor Paola Zaccaria
University of Bari (Italy)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Texas Union, Theatre, 2.228

The University of Texas at Austin

ALTAR is a visual portrait of Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004), the Chicana poet and thinker who sang life in Mexican-American borderlands and created powerful images on cultural mestizaje and on nepantla state. The loving ofrenda to her legacy takes shape in the texture of women’s border art(ivism) and in the cultural and political centers committed to creating bridges across differences.


Sponsored by: the Center for Mexican American Studies; the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies; the Gender and Sexuality Center; and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries.

Covergence 2009 Digital & Social Media Conference

This one-day event, hosted by LatinVision Media and the New York City Latin Media & Entertainment Commission (LMEC), includes CEOs and senior executives from the U.S. and Latin America media, entertainment, technology & advertising sectors. Announced speakers include:
• Nancy Hill, President & CEO, American Association of Advertising Agencies
• Olivia Maloney, Director, US Hispanic Sales & Solutions, AOL Latino/AOL
• Gisela Girard, President & CEO, Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies
• Rafael Urbina, Chairman & CEO, Batanga Network
• Cathy Baron Tamraz, Presidente & CEO de Business Wire
• Luis Santos, President & CEO, El Tiempo – Colombia
• John Paton, CEO, impreMedia
• Randall Rothenberg, President & CEO, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
• Ivan Braiker, CEO, HipCricket
• Ruth Gaviria, CEO, Hispanic Business Ventures Meredith Corporation
• Mike Wehrs, CEO, Mobile Marketing Association
• Janet L. Robinson, CEO, The New York Times
• Felipe Machado, Director Digital, O’Estado de Sao Paulo
• Diana Sanchez, President & CEO, Telefónica USA
• Peter Blacker, EVP Digital Media & Emerging Business, Telemundo
• Juan Saldivar, CEO, Televisa Interactive Media
• Mark Lopez, COO, Terra Networks.
• Kevin Conroy, President Interactive Media Univision Communications
• Joe Uva, President & CEO, Univision Communications
• Mario Baeza, Founder & President, V-me Media

To learn more about the conference: