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About Latino Public Broadcasting and NGL Studios

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is the leader in the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. Latino Public Broadcasting provides a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Latino Public Broadcasting produces VOCES, the signature Latino arts and culture documentary series on PBS devoted to exploring the rich diversity of the Latino cultural experience. Between 2009 and 2019, LPB programs won over 125 awards, including two prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards as well as Emmys, Imagen Awards and the Sundance Film Festival Award for Best Director, Documentary. In addition, LPB has been the recipient of the Norman Lear Legacy Award and the NCLR Alma Award for Special Achievement – Year in Documentaries. Sandie Viquez Pedlow is Executive Director of LPB; Edward James Olmos is Co-founder and Chairman.

About NGL Studios
NGL Studios is a full service digital and broadcast production company specialized in creating original and branded content that engage multicultural and mainstream audiences across any platforms where they consume video. Co-founded by director/producer Ben DeJesus, actor/writer John Leguizamo, and David Chitel (the CEO of parent company, NGL Collective), NGL Studios is an award-winning in-house team of multimedia storytellers who speak the language of now, whether it’s English, Spanish or both. With offices in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, NGL Studios produces a growing slate of documentary, non-fiction, scripted, and branded content for top distributors and Fortune 100 companies. Their authentic approach to creating content for multicultural millennials is rooted in Ben DeJesus' and John Leguizamo’s life experiences growing up as Latinos in the U.S. – the American multicultural experience is in their DNA, and is reflected in the work they create.

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