Nuyorican Productions

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Nuyorican Productions
Type Corporation
Industry Entertainment
Founded 2001
Founders Jennifer Lopez
Benny Medina
Headquarters 1100 Glendon Ave #920,
Los Angeles, CA
Key people Jennifer Lopez (president)

Nuyorican Productions, Inc. is an American production company founded by Jennifer Lopez and Benny Medina.

History[edit]

Lopez owns the film and television production company Nuyorican Productions, which was launched as early as 2001.[1][2] It was co-founded with her manager Benny Medina, who was supposed to receive half the producing revenue from the company.[3] Lopez split with Medina shortly after the company was founded, but they later restored their business relationship.[4]

In September 2003, Nuyorican Productions partnered with HBO to create a documentary about Los Quinces, a traditional ball held to celebrate a Cuban girl's 15th birthday. Lopez stated: "We are committed to producing unique and provocative films, so a documentary on this tradition is a natural fit for us".[5]

Nuyorican Productions produced South Beach, a primetime television drama that aired from January 6 to February 11, 2006 on UPN.[6] The series, which stars Vanessa L. Williams, follows three young adults "trying to get ahead in Miami".[7] The show experienced low ratings and received generally negative reviews from critics.[6] With UPN shutting down and moving its programming to The CW that fall, South Beach was one of many shows that weren't moved over to the new network.[8] Screenwriter Jack Bunick filed a lawsuit in April stating that the plot for South Beach was copied from South Beach Miami, a script he wrote in 1999. Bunick claimed that he pitched the idea to UPN, but he was never contacted back.[9] The lawsuit named Lopez, UPN, CBS Television and others as defendants. It was dropped in April 2008 by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman, who stated that there's inadequate evidence to take the case to trial.[10]

El Cantante, a film which Lopez starred in alongside her then-husband Marc Anthony, was Nuyorican Production's first ever production, which Lopez has shelved years previously.[11] Nuyorican Productions produced mini-series broadcast on Univisión, which Jennifer was a co-executive producer of; the show was named after her album Como Ama una Mujer. It ran in five episodes from October 30 to November 27, 2007, and starred Adriana Cruz.[12][13] Another show that came from her production company, Brethren which Fox gave script commitment, and it later aired on the channel.[14][15] The production company, which has produced Taming Ben Taylor, Nannyland and Amigas Sweet 15 Club has signed deals with Fox for films to be made.[16]

In November 2011, it was announced that Nuyorican Productions will produce Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?, a film adaption of educational children's game; in which Lopez was rumored to potentially star in.[17][18] Lopez is producing a drama series called The Fosters for ABC Family.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Motion pictures
Television series
Television specials
  • Jennifer Lopez in Concert (2001)
Online series
  • Tiger Beat Entertainment (2012)[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farache, Emily. "J.Lo joins peacock flock". (au.eonline.com). Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Universal Domestic TV Signs Superstar Jennifer Lopez To Produce Syndicated Ensemble Talk Show for Fall 2004; Provides One-Stop Source for Younger Women on Pop Culture, News, Lifestyle, Celebrities, Beauty, Fashion – and Special Access to Lopez". PR Newswire (goliath.ecnext.com). October 20, 2003. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  3. ^ Laura M. Holson (July 14, 2003). "When Jenny Dumped Benny". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  4. ^ Courtney Hazlett (February 8, 2009). "J.Lo puts music on back burner". MSNBC. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  5. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Jennifer Lopez, N.E.R.D., John Lennon, Interpol, Liz Phair, Something Corporate & More". MTV News. 2003-09-15. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  6. ^ a b "South Beach - Season 1 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. 2006-01-11. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  7. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Jennifer Lopez, Mandy Moore, Irv Gotti, Audioslave, Dido, Michelle Branch & More - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com. 2005-05-19. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  8. ^ "2006 Cancelled Shows: UPN Leaves Many Series Behind | canceled or renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  9. ^ "Entertainment | J-Lo sued over television series". BBC News. 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  10. ^ News, Daily (2008-04-30). "Judge tosses out lawsuit against Jennifer Lopez - New York Daily News". Articles.nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  11. ^ Celizic, Mike (July 26, 2007). "J.Lo on new movie, Marc Anthony, laying low". NBC (today.msnbc.msn.com). Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  12. ^ Como Ama Una Mujer Univision.com. Retrieved 2008-02-01.
  13. ^ "Univision and Nuyorican Productions Announce All-Star Cast for Jennifer Lopez Produced Dramatic Mini-Series 'Como Ama Una Mujer'". (hispanicprwire.com). October 9, 2007. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  14. ^ "J.Lo brings 'Brethren' to FOX". (jam.canoe.ca). Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  15. ^ "Fox OKs Jennifer Lopez production". Chicago Tribune (Chicago). November 20, 2006.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help);
  16. ^ Richie, Michael (September 26, 2010). "Jennifer Lopez Ready to Take TV by Storm". (singersroom.com). Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  17. ^ Ayres, Tom (November 7, 2011). "Jennifer Lopez attached to 'Carmen Sandiego'". Digital Spy. (digitalspy.com.au). Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  18. ^ Moraski, Lauren (November 4, 2011). "Jennifer Lopez to produce "Carmen Sandiego" movie". CBS (cbsnews.com). Retrieved 2012-02-05. 
  19. ^ "Jennifer Lopez Developing New ABC Family Series". Deadline. July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Six Dancers, Six Interconnected Stories & a Dream to Dance Their Way to the Top ...". The Futon Critic. January 11, 2007. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Spike TV Takes a Ride With New Orleans' Best Bounty Hunter With the Series Premiere of "Big Easy Justice" Tuesday, April 10 at 10 PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic. March 19, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  22. ^ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/aol-believe-entertainment-group-nuyorican-220000192.html