¡Celebra Hispanic Heritage Month!
From the invention of color TV, countless medical breakthroughs and yes… hot cheetos, it’s difficult to miss the impact of the Hispanic community in American culture. As Latinx-Americans, some of us live on the hyphen of a dual identity, one that finely toggles between our family's roots and American culture. Although sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint where we belong - as sometimes we are marked as neither from 'here or there' - most days we relish in the luxury of choosing the best parts of two cultures to create an eccentric, flavorful and unique blend of identity. Latinx folks likely grew up in a family that cooked the best ‘arepas’ or tacos, danced to fun ‘cumbias’ on Saturday mornings and drank ‘café de olla’ with ‘pan dulce’ at night – all parts of Latinx culture that have become as synonymous to America as apple pie.
At WarnerMedia, we are committed to interject these cultural references into our storytelling and our workplaces to foster inclusivity. As such, WarnerMedia is honored to take part in the four-week Hispanic Heritage Month celebration that kicks off September 15 – October 15, paying homage to the rich history and culture of people whose ancestry comes from South and Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Spain. Established as a week in 1968 and expanded to a full month in 1988, the festivities commence mid-month to mark the independence days of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18.
This month, Enterprise inclusion, WarnerMedia brands and our business resource groups will showcase the diverse culture within the Latinx community with special guests, events and programing as well as some fun giveaways.
Latinx representation is important both in front and behind the camera at WarnerMedia. This month, let's celebrate the many faces that represent Hispanic Heritage every day.
In our community, storytelling keeps us united across borders and generations, which is why it is so important that we are able to see and celebrate ourselves on big screens or small, in front of the camera or behind it.
Check out some of the amazing shows across our company that elevate and celebrate us!
A story that embodies the tenacity and passion of the American Dream, “Siempre, Luis,” debuting Tuesday, October 6 (9:00-10:35 p.m. ET/PT) during National Hispanic Heritage Month, is a portrait of the pioneering activist Luis A. Miranda Jr. Luis is a decades-long fighter for Latino communities, a key player in the New York and national political arena, and a loving father of three – including the award-winning composer, lyricist and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. Learn more here.
In The Heights
The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the movie event where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... “In the Heights.” The Event of Summer 2021!
The one-hour documentary special features testimonials from U.S. Latinos sharing their personal experiences directly to the camera for a national audience, in both English and Spanish. The special features chef and humanitarian José Andrés, Olympian Laurie Hernandez, actress Diane Guerrero, and many more. “HABLA NOW” will be available on HBO Latino and to stream on HBO Max.
Victor and Valentino
“Victor and Valentino” is a supernatural adventure comedy that follows two half-brothers who spend a summer with their grandma in Monte Macabre, a small and mysterious town, where the myths and legends of Mesoamerican folklore come to life. “Victor and Valentino” is created by Diego Molano and executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
Selena + Chef
Since quarantining at home, Selena Gomez has been spending more time in the kitchen than ever. But despite her many talents, it remains to be seen if cooking's one of them. Each episode of this hilariously relatable, informative, and casual cook-along features a different master chef as they help Selena improve her skills and tackle cuisines of every variety - all via video-chat. While Selena teams up with these top-tier culinary artists to embrace both the struggle and the joy of learning to cook, audiences are invited to join the fun and follow along at home.
Comedians Mark Viera and Alex Carabaño perform in front of a live audience in the latest edition of HBO Latino’s Entre Nos stand-up specials. “Entre Nos: The Winners” feature the two comedians who won a stand-up comedy competition held in conjunction with the New York Latino Film Festival, with Viera and Carabaño coming out on top. “Entre Nos: The Winners” is available to stream on HBO Max.
Cartoon Network's Drawn To...
"Drawn To," is an ongoing content series for kids by kids that celebrates equality and individuality.
HBO Latino Presents: A Tiny Audience
"HBO Latino Presents: A Tiny Audience," an intimate music special featuring the multiple award-winning, world-renown LatinX artist. Enjoy a unique acoustic performance, live and unfiltered, with a glimpse of the stories behind his music as well as unexpected surprises. Learn more here.
SHAKIRA IN CONCERT: EL DORADO WORLD TOUR
Following the successful release of her album El Dorado, Shakira returns to the world stage with her most celebrated show yet. The concert film also features documentary segments that give viewers an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the dedication she puts into her craft in order to give her fans the most electrifying concert experience.
HA Festival: The Art of Comedy
HA Festival: The Art of Comedy is a one-hour, multi-act stand-up special that showcases "the best of the fest" and features some of the greatest Latinx talent on the scene today.