Maya Entertainment

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Maya Entertainment Group, Inc. was an independent multi-platform video distribution company. Moctesuma Esparza founded the company in Los Angeles, California in 2007.[1] Maya Entertainment procured and produced content that appealed to the new diverse American Latino and multi-cultural audiences. The company acquired a library of over 100 titles.

Maya Entertainment launched “Maya at the Movies” with Time Warner Cable.[2] They also participated in The Maya Indie Films Festival, a traveling summer film tour.[3] The festival embodied a culturally diverse cinema and attempted to promote Latino prominence and talent in the film industry and to provide an outlet for independent film exposure.[4]

Maya Entertainment recently released Sympathy for Delicious, a major motion picture starring Mark Ruffalo, Laura Linney, and Orlando Bloom.[5]


Founder Moctesuma Esparza was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received a B.A. and MFA in Theatre Arts, Motion Pictures and Television, from UCLA, and has dedicated himself to empowering and transforming the images of Latinos in Hollywood.[6]

Feature films[edit]

Theatrical films


International film distribution[edit]

International film distribution is currently headed by Elias Axume. Maya Entertainment sells rights to its entertainment properties worldwide and has a large presence at major markets including Berlin Film Festival/European Film Market, Hong Kong FILMART, Cannes Film Festival, MIP-TV, Toronto International Film Festival, MIPCOM and AFM.[8]



List of releases[edit]

Film Director Genre Release
La Mission N/A Drama 2008
Garcia Girls Georgina Garcia Riedel Comedy 2008
Fraude Luis Mandoki Documentary 2008
Talento de Barrio José Iván Santiago Rivera Action 2008
Maldeamores Carlitos Ruiz Ruiz Comedy 2008
Amexicano Matthew Bonifacio Drama 2009
August Evening Chris Eska Drama 2009
Personal Belongings Alejandro Brugues Drama 2009
Coyote Brian Peterson Drama 2009
The Pearl Alfred Zacharias Drama 2009
Mancora Ricardo de Montreuil Drama 2009
Sleep Dealer Alex Rivera Sci-Fi 2009
Fast Lane David Betances Action 2009
Casi Divas Issa Lopez Comedy 2009
The Line James Cotten Action 2009
Bad Guys Rick Jacobson Action 2009
Bajo la Sal Mario Muñoz Thriller 2009
Vicious Circle Paul Boyd Drama 2009
The Ministers Franc. Reyes Thriller 2010
Once Upon a Time in Rio Breno Silveira Drama 2010
Sultanes Del Sur Alejandro Lozano Action 2010
Cronicas Chilangas Carlos Enderle Comedy 2010
One Hot Summer Betty Kaplan Drama 2010
Mejor Es Que Gabriela No Se Muera Sergio Umansky Comedy 2010
Como No Te Voy A Querer Victor Avelar Drama 2010
Hotel California Geo Santini Action 2010
The War Boys Ron Daniels Drama 2010
Harlem Hostel Nestor Miranda Comedy 2010
Anything Goes (Vale Todo) Roberto Estrella Action 2010
Un Dia En El Banco Al Bravo Comedy 2010
Samurai Avenger Kurando Mitsutake Action 2010
Chasing 3000 Gregory J. Lanesey Family 2010
The Kid: Chamaco Miguel Necoechea Sport 2010
Spoken Word Victor Nuñez Drama 2010
I Do...Knot (Recien Cazado) Rene Bueno Romantic Comedy 2010
In Therapy José Alvarenga Jr. Comedy 2010
Giallo Dario Argento Thriller 2010
Backyard Carlos Carrera Crime 2010
The Dry Land Ryan Piers Williams Drama 2010
Rains of Injustice (Tropico De Sangre) Juan Delancer Biopic 2010
Walking Vengeance Agustín Díaz Yanes Thriller 2010
Hunter Prey Sandy Collora Sci-Fi 2010
Across the Line R. Ellis Frazier Crime 2010
All She Can Amy Wendel Drama 2011
Sins of My Father Nicolas Entel Documentary 2011
See You in September Tamara Tunie None 2011
A Kiss of Chaos Ricardo Sean Thompson Crime 2011
The Zombie Farm Ricardo Islas Horror 2011
Spooner Drake Doremus Comedy 2011
The People I've Slept With Quentin Lee Romantic Comedy 2011
Year of the Carnivore Sook-Yin Lee Romantic Comedy 2011
The Speed of Thought Evan Oppenheimer Sci-Fi 2011
Sympathy For Delicious Mark Ruffalo Drama 2011
Capadocia: Season 1 Javier Patrón, Carlos Carrera, Pitipol Ybarra Crime 2011
Hijos Del Carnival: Seasons 1 & 2 N/A Drama 2011
Playing House Tom Vaughan Thriller 2011
Alice: Season 1 N/A Drama 2011
MANDRAKE: Seasons 1 and 2 N/A Drama 2011
Epitafios: Season 2 N/A Drama 2011