No doubt will provide great support in the development of Latin American cinema, Salma Hayek and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. have announced on Monday, April 8, 2007 that they have reached deals to establish a film company specializing in Latino pictures appealing to wider and mainstream audiences.
Called Ventanazul, the company will take its base at MGM and be a partnership between the studio and Hayek, who landed an Oscar nomination 2003 for best actress category through "Frida." It is dedicated to make or pick up independent Latin-themed movies to distribute two up to four of them a year for broad, box office appeal.
"We want these movies to appeal to everyone, but we also hope to make Latino audiences proud," Hayek remarked.
Following the deals, the actress will seat as both the president and chief executive officer of the company with her producing partner, Jose Tamez, becoming the president of production.