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Hollywood's Latin ambitions hit new heights

June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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As calls for improved inclusivity -- on-screen and off -- grow louder in Hollywood, some inspiring changemakers are working to showcase a broader spectrum of Latinx artists and experiences in film and television.

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the inspiring changemakers working to showcase a broader spectrum of Latinx artists and experiences in film and television.

In reality, the film is just one step in the right direction that will hopefully spur more and bigger investments into stories about Latinx lives.

Multiple Latinx figures in entertainment described to CNN the efforts they have taken on as individuals to foster a community of support and mentorship -- whether it's helping the work of other aspiring professionals be seen or working with the youth to foster the next generation of creators.

"When you give yourself those identifiers, they should be things that give you power," said Murrieta, who broached the subject in an episode of "Mr. Iglesias. " "If Latinx gives you power, then that should be what you identify as. "

However, it's incumbent that the Latinx community view other marginalized groups as companions, not competition, Murrieta said.

"I think one of the most damaging things that you can do as an individual or a community is compare yourself," he said.

But, rest assured, the Latinx community in Hollywood will keep running, as they say, con ganas.

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