Eva Longoria executive produces this bold, provocative drama set at the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach. Charismatic Santiago Mendoza owns the hotel, while his glamorous second wife, Gigi, and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success. The hotel’s loyal staff round out a contemporary, fresh take on an upstairs/downstairs story. Wealthy and beautiful guests bask in luxury, but scandals, escalating debt and explosive secrets hide beneath the picture-perfect exterior. The show is based on the Spanish series.
The series stars Demian Bichir as Santiago Mendoza, Roselyn Sanchez as Gigi Mendoza, Denyse Tontz as Alicia Mendoza, Bryan Craig as Javi Mendoza, Wendy Raquel Robinson as Mrs. P, Lincoln Younes as Danny, Shalim Ortiz as Mateo, Anne Winters as Ingrid, Chris Warren as Jason, Feliz Ramirez as Carolina and Justina Adorno as Yoli.
Brian Tanen is the writer and executive producer; Eva Longoria and Ben Spector (UnbeliEVAble), Ramon Campos and Teresa Fernandez-Valdes (Beta) are executive producers of the series. Ken Olin directed the pilot. Series produced by ABC Studios.
Former The Game star Wendy Raquel Robinson and Heroes alum Shalim Ortiz have booked series regular roles on ABC drama pilot Grand Hotel, from Eva Longoria, Brian Tanen and ABC Studios. Written by Tanen based on a Spanish format and directed by Ken Olin, Grand Hotel is a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering on the family who owns the business, the staff who run it and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior. Robinson will play Mrs. P, a lovable, no nonsense, staff manager at the hotel. Ortiz is Mateo, the Director of Guest Experiences at the hotel who knows every guest by name. Robinson starred on all nine seasons of The CW’s and later BET’s The Game. Recent credits include Disney Channel’s Descendants and Netflix’s Dear White People. She’s repped by Talent Works. Ortiz played Alejandro Herrera on Heroes and recurred on Ballers. He’s repped by Rothman/Andres Entertainment.
Univision is betting on more originals and different formats for its programming line-up as it tries to adapt to changing consumer habits and attract viewers.
This Sunday, the network premieres a new anthology series that tackles stories of people who lose control when faced with unexpected situations, unleashing “the worst instincts of humankind.” Descontrol (Out of Control), shot in Mexico and Colombia, is the second original production put out by Univision’s W Studios, launched in 2016. The first was La Piloto, which aired in early 2017.
“Descontrol is a unique concept: self-contained stories in a one-hour format that are disruptive, provocative and play on the exaggerated reactions to real-life situations that people could only imagine,” says Lourdes Díaz, Univision’s President of Entertainment. “The actors are top names in Spanish-language TV, playing against type in well-written roles.”
Livia Brito, Arap Bethke, Giselle Blondet, Juan Colucho, Carlos Espejel, Alejandro Nones, Shalim Ortiz, Eduardo Santamarina, Marjorie de Sousa, Laisha Wilkins, and Rodrigo Vidal are some of the stars featured in the series, directed by Carlos Gonzalez Sariñana, Joe Rendon, Carlos Cock, Luis Sierra, and David Ruiz.
Get ready for the return of Carolina Miranda as “Señora Acero” in Season 4 of the hit Telemundo series. Luis Ernesto Franco and Gaby Espino return in their roles as new characters are introduced in the new season. Find out who is part of the cast and tell us what you think!
Carolina Miranda is Vicenta Acero, “La Coyote”: Smart, rebellious and genuinely eager to help her beloved immigrants cross the border, despite everything she has had to endure. Beautiful, with deep blue eyes, she is in love with Daniel Philips, and together they have managed to overcome every obstacle in their way. They are the avengers of the border region. As this new season begins, they have already avenged the deaths of Abelardo, Aracely, and Daniel’s father, wife and daughter by burying Chucho Casares alive in the middle of the desert and leaving him to his fate, surrounded by hungry coyotes. Vicenta is tougher than ever as she confronts the desire for revenge of Indio Amaro, Indira Cardenas and Romero, the Colombian drug lord whose appearance adds another twist to her fate.
Luis Ernesto Franco is Daniel Phillips: Born in the United States to an American father and a Mexican mother, Daniel is a former border patrol officer on the run from the law since Indira Cardenas implicated him in the escape of Indio Amaro. Once tasked with pursuing illegal immigrants, he now works with Vicenta to help them cross the border. He studies law and becomes an Immigration lawyer to help immigrants who are about to be deported or who are unfairly accused of crimes they haven’t committed. Together with Vicenta, he gradually becomes a legend.
Shalim Ortiz (Heroes) has signed on a series regular opposite Daniella Alonso in Las Reinas, ABC’s drama pilot from feature writer Dean Georgaris, ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co. Written by Georgaris and directed by Liz Friedlander, Las Reinas centers on Detective Alex De La Reina (Alonso), who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family – the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, Alex must walk the murky line between the law and her family, and question her true destiny as a de la Reina. Ortiz will play Diego de la Reina, Alex’s brother. Diego has grown up under his grandmother’s supervision and enjoys the power and prestige of being a de la Reina. When he sees his sister again after years of estrangement, they clash over her re-appearance and his increasing role in the crime family. Ortiz played Alejandro Herrera on Heroes and recently recurred on Ballers. He’s repped by Rothman/Andres Entertainment.
Elín Ortiz has died at the age of 81. The husband of the television presenter Charytín Goyco has lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Son, Shalim Ortiz confirmed the news on Twitter with a beautiful message. “I will always love you,” he wrote. “I will always remember you. You don’t suffer anymore. You are free. Your little angel Rabitín.” Shalim attached a photo of himself and his late father together.
Charytín shared an image on Instagram of herself and her husband during their wedding day. “My dear husband Elín Ortiz,” she wrote in the caption. “My life partner for many decates, the one who gave me so much love and protection has left to heaven. I am in profound sadness like my kids and family although I am sure, that he finds himself in this moment in a beautiful place next to God. Thank you to all the lovely public and my fellow artists and all of the press for giving me love and understanding … your messages are in my heart and soul. Don Elín, I will love you for eternity.”
In September 2015, Goyco openly talked about her husband’s fight with the disease. “Elín has very advanced Alzheimer for many years,” she told El Nuevo Día. “In recent four years everything has been accentuated to greater levels and I can’t abandon him for one second. The Puero Rican producer had been facing this challenge for more than a decade. “It is time that everyone knows, although I have never hidden it from anybody because everyone around me already knew,” Charytin said at the time. “The public always asks about him. This is something that I had never said in my life because it’s very serious. I want you to know that I am not hiding Don Elín, I am protecting him.”
Puerto Rican Actor/singer Shalim Ortiz Is Thankful To Be Alive After Experiencing Serious Turbulence On A Recent Flight From Hell.
The nervous flier was en route from Miami, Florida to Bogota, Colombia earlier this week (begs16Nov15) when the aircraft he was travelling on suddenly plummeted “1000 feet” (304.8 metres).
The Heroes star, 36, admits he feared for his life and had to be calmed down by air stewardesses, who allowed him to sit in the bulkhead with the crew and gave him a shot of whiskey to help his nerves.
He filmed himself in the immediate aftermath of the horror and posted the video on Facebook.com, in which he explains, “I don’t remember the last time that life put me in a situation where I had no choice other than to resign.
“Patricia (flight attendant) and this whiskey she gave me immeasurably helped. Thank God we are alive to tell the tale.”
Shalim attended a press conference to announce the movie “Loki 7” in Santo Domingo yesterday. I’ve uploaded 4 photos from this event to the gallery. The movie is directed by Ernesto Alemany, and the cast members include Shalim Ortiz, David Chocarro, Julián Gil, Isaac Sauvignon, Héctor Aníbal, Carlos de la Mota and José Guillermo Cortines. The filming of the movie will start in October in Santo Domingo and Punta Cana. The movie will premiere in August 2016 in both Dominican and Puerto Rico.
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