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Alfonso
Herrera

Alfonso Herrera is one of the most recognized talents in Latin American . As an actor, Alfonso chooses memorable characters that challenge him, as well as stories that can transcend. In theater, he stands out with his performance as Michal in Pillowman, as well as Gus in  Nadando con tiburones, where he shared the stage with Demián Bichir and Ana de la Reguera. Recently, he gave life to the endearing Professor Keating in the theatrical version of Sociedad de los Poetas Muertos, a work that received the Metropolitan Prize of the Public, in 2018.

In cinema, his participation in La Dictadura Perfecta directed by Luis Estrada, the highest grossing film of 2014, consolidated him as one of the best actors of his generation in Mexico and Latin America. In addition, with the film El Elegido, he made his way into the Spanish market giving life to Ramón Mercader, a Catalan communist and Soviet agent, this gave Herrera the challenge of playing a character with three different identities, speaking English, Spanish and French.

Recently, he shot the romantic comedy Me Case con un Idiota, and will soon start shooting El Baile de los 41, a film based on the taboo and real story of 42 gay men who were caught in a raid in 1901, while performing a clandestine party in Mexico City .

Herrera rose to fame for his participation in the television project Rebelde in 2004. Currently, we can see him on the Netflix original series Sense8, created by the Wachoswki sisters, in a story and with a character that challenges the viewer and invites them to think about the beauty in diversity. In 2016 and 2017 he starred in Fox's The Exorcist sharing the screen with Ben Daniels and Geena Davis. The Exorcist was the sequel to the iconic 1971 film of the same name, by William Friedking. In 2018 and 2019, he participated in the American series Queen of the South, by USA Network and Sitiados for Fox Latin America. 

Additionally, he has participated in 8 animated films and series such as Baki (Netflix), The Lorax and The Croods.

Peter
Fonda

The son of Henry Fonda and brother of Jane Fonda, Peter is one of the most recognized and respected American actors in the film industry. He made his professional Broadway debut in 1961. Two years later, the actor made the transition into the world of film with Tammy and the Doctor, before playing a role in The Victors.

His lead role came in 1969 when he played Wyatt in Easy Rider, which he also produced and co-wrote. For his work on this film, Peter Fonda earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The film became one of the most representative films of the American culture in the 1960s. The image of Peter Fonda with his legs outstretched in his Harley- Davidson painted in the colors of the American flag is an emblem of the cinema at that time.

The Wild Angels (1966); The Last Movie (1971), where he alternates with Dennis Hopper; Ulee’s Gold (1997), that earned him his only Oscar nomination as an actor; Race With The Devil (1975); Lilith (1964), of Robert Rossen, Split Image (1982); Two People, (1973), by Robert Wise; and John Carpenter, 2013: Escape From L.A. (1996), starring by Kurt Russell.

The American actor died at age 79, on August 16, 2019, in the city of Los Angeles, California.

Gregory
Nava

Writer-Director-Producer Gregory Nava has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and an Emmy. His films have been honored at many film festivals, including, Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Telluride and San Sebastian.

Nava became an internationally renowned filmmaker and was nominated for an Oscar for his film, EL NORTE which addresses the plight of undocumented immigrants in the United States. EL NORTE was named an American Classic by The Library of Congress.

Nava continued directing his string of ground- breaking Latino films with the multi- generational, Oscar-nominated saga, MY FAMILY/MI FAMILA.

Nava went on to write and direct the box-office hit, SELENA, based on the true-life story of the singing superstar and created the definitive breakout role for Jennifer Lopez, earning her a Golden Globe nomination.

Nava co-wrote the screenplay for the Academy Award winning film, FRIDA, starring Salma Hayek.

Nava then wrote and directed the political thriller BORDERTOWN starring Jennifer Lopez and Antonio Banderas. BORDERTOWN was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.

In television Nava was nominated for the Emmy and Golden Globe as the Creator and Executive Producer of AMERICAN FAMILY, the first dramatic Latino series in the history of broadcast television.