- Diego Luna will receive the award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television at this year's Hispanic Television Summit.
Mexican actor, director, and producer Diego Luna will be the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television presented by Future PLC’s Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News magazines during the Hispanic Television Summit.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hispanic Television Summit will be presented virtually for the first time as part of Fall TV 2020 this coming September. Over a series of four consecutive days, beginning with the Awards Ceremony on Monday, September 21, and running through Thursday, September 24 the Summit will have keynote interviews, presentations, and panel discussions occupy the agenda of the remaining three days.
Luna most recently starred in Netflix’s worldwide hit Narcos: Mexico and has appeared in multiple telenovelas as a child star and as an adult. He has contributed many noteworthy performances in outstanding films including Y tu mamá también, Open Range, Milk, Rudo y Cursi, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, The Terminal, and 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He has also produced documentaries including the highly-acclaimed Cesar Chavez. Luna will be starring in Pan y Circo, an original series from Amazon Prime Video and La Corriente del Golfo which launches in August.
“We are thrilled Diego Luna will accept this honor. He is one of the most recognizable TV and film stars as well as a highly creative producer and director,” said Joe Schramm, the Summit’s producer for 18 years. Schramm added, “Luna’s performances always reflect the Latino voice. We believe that Hispanic TV is where Latino voices matter most, and that’s why Diego Luna is the ideal recipient of this legacy award at the Hispanic Television Summit.”
The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television will be presented to Luna by Isaac Lee, from Exile Content. The award is one of a series of awards that will be presented during the Hispanic Television & Video Awards Ceremony. A total of ten different awards will be presented at this year’s virtual ceremony on Monday, September 21 at 12 p.m. ET. Additional award recipients will be announced soon.
The Hispanic Television Summit is the premier event for those in the business of television and video for Hispanic viewers, worldwide.
“We are excited to continue this great tradition of providing a platform for business discussions about TV and Video for Hispanics,” said Bill Gannon, Vice President & Global Editor-in-Chief at Future plc. Gannon continued, “This summit is where leading executives in Hispanic media come together for unparalleled collaboration that doesn’t happen anywhere else.”
More information about the Hispanic Television Summit is available at www.hispanictvsummit.com.