Estudios América

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Estudios América (English: America Studios) was a Mexican film studio and production company which grew to prominence producing films for Antonio Aguilar, Gaspar Henaine, María Elena Velasco, and Vicente Fernández. It was one of the four main film studios of the classic Mexican cinema along with Estudios Churubusco, Estudios San Ángel, and Estudios Tepeyac.

The studio's sound stages appear in Duro pero seguro, a 1978 film starring María Elena Velasco as La India María who became the studio's exclusive artist in the early 1980s after her contract with Diana Films ended.

In 1993, the studio was sold by the Mexican government as part of the sale of Imevisión. Bought by Ricardo Salinas Pliego, the studio shut down as a film company and in 1996 was converted into a television studio for TV Azteca, where their soap operas and other programming are taped. In 2012, the studio was expanded and currently consists of twelve soundstages.

A couple of the movies shot by Estudios América can be seened on TV in Univision.

Selected films produced by Estudios América[edit]

Year Film Stars
1968 Dos valientes Luis Aguilar
1969 Lauro Puñales Antonio Aguilar
1969 El ojo de vidrio Antonio Aguilar
1970 Vuelve el ojo de vidrio Antonio Aguilar
1970 Capulina Speedy Gonzalez Gaspar Henaine
1971 Vuelo 701 Sonia Furió
1972 Tonta, tonta, pero no tanto María Elena Velasco
1973 Tu camino y el mio Vicente Fernández
1973 Uno y medio contra el mundo Vicente Fernández
1973 Capulina contra las momias Gaspar Henaine
1974 Pobre niño rico Maricruz Olivier
1975 El albañil Vicente Fernández

Selected films shot at Estudios América[edit]

Year Film Stars
1968 Caballo prieto azabache Antonio Aguilar
1969 Lauro Puñales Antonio Aguilar
1969 El ojo de vidrio Antonio Aguilar
1970 Vuelve el ojo de vidrio Antonio Aguilar
1970 Capulina Speedy Gonzalez Gaspar Henaine
1970 Jesús, Nuestro Señor Claudio Brook
1972 Jesús, El Niño Dios Jorge Rivero
1972 Jesús, María y José Guillermo Murray
1972 Tacos al carbón Vicente Fernández
1972 Tonta, tonta, pero no tanto María Elena Velasco
1973 Tu camino y el mio Vicente Fernández
1973 Uno y medio contra el mundo Vicente Fernández
1973 Valente Quintero Antonio Aguilar
1973 Capulina contra las momias Gaspar Henaine
1973 Pobre pero Honrada María Elena Velasco
1974 Jalisco nunca pierde Vicente Fernández
1974 El hijo del pueblo Vicente Fernández
1974 La madrecita María Elena Velasco
1974 El carita Gaspar Henaine
1975 La presidenta municipal María Elena Velasco
1975 El albañil Vicente Fernández
1976 El miedo no anda en burro María Elena Velasco