or


[11/02/17 - 10:32 AM]
"15: A Quinceanera Story," A Collection of Four Short Films, Debuts Dec. 19 on HBO and HBO Latino
The films follow five Latina girls from different cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds as they transition to adulthood.

[via press release from HBO]

"15: A QUINCEAÑERA STORY," A COLLECTION OF FOUR SHORT FILMS, DEBUTS DEC. 19 ON HBO AND HBO LATINO

From Superstar Latina Recording Artist Thalía Sodi, Emmy(R) Winner Matthew O'Neill And Legendary Music Mogul Tommy Mottola

15: A QUINCEAÑERA STORY, a collection of four short documentary films, debuts TUESDAY, DEC. 19 (7:00-7:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by a new film at the same time on successive nights - DEC. 20, 21 and 22 - simultaneously on HBO and HBO Latino. Executive produced by renowned music executive Tommy Mottola and directed by Emmy(R) winner Matthew O'Neill and Latin Grammy-winning recording artist Thalía Sodi, the films follow five Latina girls from different cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds as they transition to adulthood, all observing the traditional rite of passage of the quinceañera, a celebration of their 15th birthdays.

The show will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals.

"As a Latina, I'm proud to share our culture and shine a spotlight on the dynamic, talented and beautiful young women featured in these four films," comments director Thalía Sodi.

"These young women are fierce and determined, and represent the rising generation of American Latinas who are helping define the future of our country," adds executive producer Tommy Mottola.

"The featured young women are examples of the breadth and diversity of the Latina experience in America - we're proud to celebrate them and their communities as they contend with the complicated realities of growing up in America today," says director Matthew O'Neill. "I couldn't think of a better home for these stories than HBO."

15: A QUINCEAÑERA STORY follows young girls and their families as they navigate the complexities of coming of age in the U.S. From grappling with gender identity to the constant fear of having a loved one deported, the issues raised in each piece reflect the current cultural and political landscape.

The quinceañera girls profiled include:

Zoey (debuting Dec. 19), a young Mexican-American living south of Los Angeles, who was assigned male at birth and celebrates with her trans-madrinas (godmothers), who never had quinceañeras of their own.

Rosi (Dec. 20), an American growing up in Florida with a mother from Guatemala and a father from Cuba, who combines all three of her cultures for a quinceañera in Havana. She chooses to celebrate there because her beloved grandfather cannot get a visa to the U.S.

Ashley (Dec. 21), an amateur boxer living in East Los Angeles, whose mother is a Dreamer and whose father has been deported. She is as nervous about her first official fight as she is about her quinceañera. Ashley's coach, who is undergoing deportation procedures, may not get to see her special day.

Jackie and Nina (Dec. 22), best friends from San Antonio, who decide to honor their multi-generational Mexican-American heritage by mixing their joint quince with their love of escaramuza, a traditional Mexican horse-dancing display.

Executive producer Tommy Mottola is the former chairman and CEO of Sony Music Entertainment. He has managed or mentored such major artists as Hall & Oates, John Mellencamp, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, among many others. As a theatrical producer, Mottola's Broadway credits include "A Bronx Tale," "Groundhog Day" and the upcoming Donna Summer musical, as well as the reopening of "Jersey Boys" off-Broadway

Producer and director Thalía Sodi is an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and actress who has sold 45 million records worldwide. She is also a fashion designer with her own line of clothing, The Thalía Sodi Collection.

Producer and director Matthew O'Neill is an Emmy(R)-winning and Oscar(R)-nominated director whose previous HBO documentaries include 2016's "The Latin Explosion: A New America," which Tommy Mottola executive produced, as well as the Emmy(R) winner "Baghdad ER," and the Oscar(R) nominees "Redemption" and "China's Natural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province."

15: A QUINCEAÑERA STORY is executive produced by Tommy Mottola; produced by Xochitl Dorsey, Matthew O'Neill and Thalía Sodi; directed by Matthew O'Neill and Thalía Sodi; created by Thalía Sodi and Tommy Mottola. For HBO: senior producer, Sara Bernstein; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.





  [november 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/20/18 - 02:53 PM]
"Scaled" Premieres Friday, August 24th at 9pm ET/PT on Animal Planet
Welcome to Cornel's World, where an animated group of reptile aficionados work together with owners to strip away the ordinary walls of their pet's terrarium and transform them into custom-made masterpieces that cater to their reptile's unique needs and personality.

[08/20/18 - 02:23 PM]
Disney Channel's "Andi Mack" Ranks as Cable's No. 1 Series Telecast in August with Tweens 9-14
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Monday, August 13.

[08/20/18 - 01:33 PM]
VH1 Continues Its Wednesday Night Dominance with the Return of "Black Ink Crew" Wednesday, September 19th at 9PM ET/PT
After six years of inking their place in the New York tattoo scene, this season follows the crew as they set their sights on the future to grow their empires and families.

[08/20/18 - 12:45 PM]
Celebrations Set to Continue on UPtv - Network Renews Three Unscripted Series Focused on Life's Biggest Moments
"Expecting," "Our Wedding Story" and "Crazy Beautiful Weddings" will all return in 2019.

[08/20/18 - 12:01 PM]
"GLOW" Renewed for Season 3
The streaming service broke the news via social media today.

[08/20/18 - 10:59 AM]
BET Networks and WP Narrative_ Let Fans Explore the Mind of Bobby Brown - Literally - Inside 30 Foot Tall Inflatable Replica of Singer's Head
The art installation is timed with the premiere of "The Bobby Brown Story" airing September 4-5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/20/18 - 10:18 AM]
TNT Expands Relationship with Niecy Nash - "Claws" Star to Host and Executive Produce Late-Night Themed Pilot, "Naked with Niecy Nash"
Nash, never afraid to get real and tell it like it is, will serve up a tall glass of humor, advice, and one-of-a-kind "Niecy-isms" on all things love, sex, romance and relationships with everyday people.

[08/20/18 - 10:02 AM]
HBO Renews "Random Acts of Flyness"
"We couldn't be happier with the response to 'Random Acts of Flyness' - it's struck such a powerful chord with our viewers," said Nina Rosenstein.

[08/20/18 - 08:59 AM]
Nickelodeon's "Double Dare" Kicks Off Multi-City U.S. Tour, Hosted by Marc Summers and Original Sidekick Robin Russo
Featuring original host Marc Summers and his beloved sidekick Robin Russo, the live stage show will debut in Fayetteville, NC, on October 30 and will tour North America through November.

[08/20/18 - 08:30 AM]
Viceland Renews "Most Expensivest" and "Slutever" and Orders a Reboot of "Bong Appetit"
The latter will feature a new competitive format and a few new hosts who will be joining returning expert Vanessa Lavorato in the kitchen, including Cypress Hill rapper B Real.

[08/20/18 - 08:25 AM]
MTV to Harness the Power of Friendship with Its First-Ever Midterm Election Campaign "+1 the Vote," Debuting in Tonight's VMAs
"+1 the Vote" was developed based on MTV/AP-NORC research showing that young people feel a renewed sense of empowerment in their ability to impact politics.

[08/20/18 - 08:20 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos in Tight Race
The Eye's "Big Brother" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[08/20/18 - 08:12 AM]
Netflix Announces First Mexican Original Reality Series to Debut September 28
"Made in Mexico" is a captivating reality show that follows Mexico City's wealthy socialites and their opulent lifestyles.

[08/20/18 - 08:05 AM]
IFC Travels Back to the '80s with "The Goonies" Marathon This August
Join IFC this Thursday for a retro-inspired evening featuring everyone's favorite swashbuckling group of misfits followed by a marathon of the cult, late-night acid trip of a TV series, "Night Flight."

[08/20/18 - 08:01 AM]
Mike Tirico Named Studio Host for "Football Night in America"
Dan Patrick previously served as "Football Night's" studio host from 2008-2017.