Hispanic entertainers to be honored

Impact Awards to Honor Hispanic Entertainers
Richard Kaplan--HispanicBusiness.com Feb. 9, 2009

Actor and comedian John Leguizamo, Hollywood leading lady Rosario Dawson and film director/choreographer Kenny Ortega are all scheduled to be honored at the National Hispanic Media Coalition's 12th Impact Awards Gala on Feb. 20.

The trio will headline the glamorous ceremony and dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and will be joined by other Latino luminaries, including past Impact award recipients Edward James Olmos, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria and George Lopez.

The coalition announced they will also present Impact awards to four other Hispanic talents: to Wilmer Valderrama for his work in voicing the title role in the Disney cartoon series "Handy Manny": to actress Lauren Velez for her gritty portrayal of Lt. Maria LaGuerta in Showtime's drama series Dexter; and to actor Freddy Rodriguez for his role in Nothing Like the Holidays. Finally, an Impact Award for Outstanding Marketing in Film and Television will be bestowed upon Santiago Pozo, CEO of Arenas, a premiere Hispanic entertainment marketing company and the Hispanic AOR for Paramount Pictures. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

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