Emilio’s New Sound Machine: The Projector

In Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan on March 10, 2008 at 8:00 am

Now that Emilio Estefan has produced everyone from Jon Secada to Shakira, he wants to tackle bigger talapia.

”I’d love to get into films now. I want to do with movies the same thing I did with music: To help develop a new Hollywood for Latins to make Anglo films with a little Latin flavor.When you’ve had a 30-year career, it’s always great to find a new beginning. To do something new, especially something I feel so deeply, is really exciting.”


 Since his and Gloria’s documentary 90 Milas got such a great reception at the Dubai Film Festival and a standing ovation at Little Havana, he’s convinced that his next career arch is in on the big screen:

‘This is a very special movie because I want to share the legacy of all these amazing musicians with future generations, and some of them aren’t going to be around very much longer. I wanted to pay tribute to the pain and sacrifice so many people have suffered, being immigrants in this country, in order to keep that sound alive. Sometimes people do things just because they love them, and I wanted to commemorate that.”

Latinos are doing it for themselves, thank you very much.


  1. Emilio,
    After 8 1/2 years we have to right to refer to you on a first name basis.
    All the trips to your office, we are sure you have heard of us by now.
    Here are the circumstances…Your company, who we proposed our idea to, what’s the problem?

    It takes them 8 plus years to deliver an answer, in the meantime quite a few in the industry are doing “bits and pieces” of our original idea, the one first presented to your company in 1999.
    Your company held up our project because we continued to believe what your A/R department was telling us. That being, “You guys have an excellent project”, “Emilio likes it and is going to do it”, “but you have to come back”.
    So, after doing what was asked of us, no meeting? What happened?
    After all these years don’t you think we are entitled to know why and how this could have happened?
    We made every attempt to make you personaly aware in hopes that all the time, energy, and sacrifice made while we waited on you would not have been in vain.
    You have to understand, we do not care about other projects and the people that presented them to you years after us.
    They should wait in line.
    Having knowledge about this situation, when are you going to help us resolve it?

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