J-Lo teams up with HBO for documentary film

NEW YORK: Gigli may have turned out to be the biggest box office flop of the year, but that is not stopping its star Jennifer Lopez from moving on.

HBO and Lopez' Nuyorican Productions are producing a documentary feature film about Los Quinces. This is a traditional coming-of-age ball, marking a Cuban girl's 15th birthday. The film will have a theatrical release first and then make its television debut on the cable network.

First-time director Vincent Castellanos will direct the film, which will be shot in and around Miami later this year. For HBO, Jackie Glover will act as supervising producer and Sheila Nevins will be the executive producer.

Nevine is also HBO's executive vice president for original programming. She was quoted in an official release as saying, "This is a hot and vibrant concept. Jennifer's idea gives the audience something to laugh about, to celebrate and to dance to."

Lopez added, "At Nuyorican, we are committed to producing unique and provocative films. So a documentary on this tradition is a natural fit for us. We are excited that Sheila and her team at HBO took so well to the concept."

Every year, thousands of young Cuban girls go through a similar rite of passage, marking what is, for many, the single most important day of their lives. Told through the eyes of a young Cuban-American girl living in Miami, the documentary will unfold the drama of one family's journey through the passions, joys and conflicts of a rich cultural tradition, the release stated.

Latest Reads
MNX to premiere supernatural fright flick, ‘Wish Upon’

MNX, the preferred movie channel of the millennials, will premiere, American supernatural horror film, ‘Wish Upon’ for the first time on Indian television.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Hill+Knowlton Strategies India wins communication mandate for Discovery India

After a competitive multi-agency pitch, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of India’s premier communications consultancies

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Doordarshan now wants all matches of men’s hockey WC

Even as TV sports channels are wracking their brains as part of a public consultation to justify why proposed tweaking of rules relating to mandatory sharing of signals of sporting events is not a good idea, the Indian government has gone ahead to notify hockey World Cup for sharing with the...

Television TV Channels Sports
Balaji Telefilms reports higher programming hours and better realisation

The Ektaa Kapoor-led Balaji Telefilms Ltd reported a consolidated profit from continuing operations of Rs 7.1 crore for the quarter ended 30 September 2018 (Q2 2019, quarter or period under review) as compared to a loss of Rs 22 crore for Q2 2018 and a loss of Rs 0.6 crore in the immediate trailing...

Television Production House Post Production
3rd Sahitya Aaj Tak India’s largest Hindi Literature Festival promises a grander & a bigger show

Aaj Tak, India’s No. 1 Hindi news channel with over 25 crore viewers (Source: BARC, TG:2+,Mkt:HSM, Period: W29'18-W32'18,) kicks-off the third edition of its annual mega Hindi literature festival - Sahitya AajTak .

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Excitement Tenfold as Nickelodeon India Brings a Week of fun to celebrate children’s day

The memories that we make as children always set path for the adult in us.  Nickelodeon, India’s leading kids’ entertainment franchise by Viacom18

Television TV Channels Kids
The Irwin Family -Terri, Bindi and Robert - come home to Animal Planet in ‘CRIKEY! IT’S THE IRWINS’ which premiers in India on November 15 at 9 PM IST

Lace up your boots because you’re about to embark on the journey of a lifetime with the family that’s bringing khaki back.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

MUMBAI: A new study on type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients in India finds that obesity among diabetics is on the rise. The same study also revealed that majority of patients prefer to have fewer large meals as opposed to more frequent small meals which are more diabetes friendly The results are part of...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Cartoon Network celebrates 20 years of heroic supremacy of The Powerpuff Girls in November

Cartoon Network, home to the three fabulous superhero sisters, Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup rings in 20 glorious years of ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ this November. Cartoon Network India along

Television TV Channels Kids

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories