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DISNEY AND myLINGO BREAK LANGUAGE BARRIERS FOR MOVIEGOERS
myLINGO to Provide Free Spanish Language Audio Track for Disney’s “McFarland, USA”
LOS ANGELES (February 12, 2015)—Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a new collaboration with myLINGO, a smartphone app that allows moviegoers to experience a film in the language of their choice discreetly through personal headphones. For Disney’s upcoming release of “McFarland, USA,” moviegoers can enjoy the film in Spanish right along side their bilingual family and friends when the film hits theaters on February 20.
The myLINGO app uses the microphone on a moviegoer’s smartphone or other device to “listen” to the audio, once the movie has begun. The app, through a proprietary algorithm, then matches the unique audio signature to its precise place in the movie, and plays back the alternate language audio through headphones in perfect sync with the film. The audio file will only play if it hears the movie, and once the movie is over, the file self-deletes from the app.
“We are delighted to bring the magical world of Disney films to a broader group of Spanish-speaking viewers and multicultural families at select theatres with this new technology,” said Paul Holliman, Vice President, Strategic Planning at Walt Disney Studios. “myLINGO provides a rich and customized cinematic experience, where bilingual families and friends can share the same emotion, laughter and excitement together in a whole new way.”
The Spanish audio track for “McFarland, USA” will be offered for free via a promotional code throughout opening weekend February 20 – 22. Following the opening weekend, filmgoers can access the audio track for $1.99.
“The Walt Disney Company is one of the most iconic and respected companies in the world, and myLINGO is thrilled to be working together on such an important film about bringing people and communities together,” said Adam Polak, co-founder of myLINGO. Co-founder, Olenka Polak added, “myLINGO is dedicated to creating authentic and inclusive experiences that are accessible to all moviegoers no matter what language they speak.”
Cinemagoers can enjoy their customized audio experience in three easy steps:
(1) Download the myLINGO app for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
(2) Before going to the theater, choose the Spanish audio file for McFarland USA and download it – either at home, or someplace with a strong Wi-Fi signal.
(3) Be sure to bring your smartphone and good earphones that seal the ear canal.
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About The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $48.8 billion in its last fiscal year.
myLINGO is an app for Apple and Android mobile devices that allows users to personalize their movie-going listening experience, either by playing an alternative language track or an enhanced and controllable audio track, through earbuds or headphones, in perfect synchronization with the film they are watching in the theater. The app was founded in 2012 by Adam and Olenka Polak, two siblings from Greenwich, CT who grew up in a predominantly Polish speaking household – because their parents were non- native English speakers, the family was not able to enjoy going to the movies together. Recognizing a need in the market due to potential audiences with increasingly diverse hearing preferences, the Polaks searched for a way to use technology to address this problem. The company is headquartered in in Los Angeles and lists several entertainment industry executives among its Directors and Advisors, including Chris Cookson, former CTO at Warner Bros. and President of Sony Pictures Technologies; Joe Peixoto, former President of Worldwide Cinema for RealD; Jeffrey Zimmer, CEO of United Talent Agency; and Dennis Miller, Former EVP at Turner Broadcasting and Sony Pictures and General Partner at Spark Capital; and Bob Doris, Founder/CEO and Chairman of Sonic Solutions. For more information about myLINGO, visit www.myLINGOapp.com and follow myLINGO on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
About “McFarland, USA”
Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.
Disney’s “McFarland, USA” stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez and Chris Ellis.
Niki Caro directs Disney’s “McFarland, USA” with screenplay by Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson, and story by Cleveland & Gilois. Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi are producing, with Mario Iscovich and Mary Martin serving as executive producers. “McFarland, USA” releases February 20, 2015.
BELOVED KATE, #SIGNMYTWEET!
Comcast to Host Live Twitter Autograph Session
Internationally Acclaimed Actor Kate del Castillo Will Sign
Fan Tweets on Thursday, February 12
Comcast announced its first-ever bilingual “#SignMyTweet” (or #FirmaMiTweet in Spanish) event with internationally acclaimed film and television actor Kate del Castillo. The star of Telemundo’s super series “Dueños del Paraíso” (Masters of Paradise) will be signing fan Tweets during a 2-hour live autograph session on February 12. Fans can submit Tweets starting Monday, February 9, for a chance to receive an oversized version of their own Tweet, signed by Kate herself. The event will be hosted by Xfinity – Comcast’s residential service brand and the nation’s largest video and high-speed Internet provider.
“At Comcast we’re constantly looking for ways to deliver our diverse customer base unprecedented access to their favorite stars and the content, products and services they value most,” said Jose Velez Silva, Senior Director of Multicultural Marketing Communications for Comcast. “Through this #SignMyTweet event with Kate del Castillo, our first-ever for the Latino community, we’re providing fans an opportunity to get closer than ever to one of the most universally esteemed and beloved Latino actors of her generation.”
Here’s how it works:
On Monday, February 9, Kate tweeted an official #FirmaMiTweet (Spanish for #SignMyTweet) announcement. From that point on, any fan who wants an autograph must tweet to @XFINITYLATINO using the hashtag #FirmaMiTweet. Kate will then sign tweets on Thursday, February 12, from 8-10pm EST (5-7pm PT). The signed tweets are then mailed to fans as a souvenir. This is the third #SignMyTweet event for Xfinity. Previous #SignMyTweet events by Xfinity featured NFL Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith and NY Giants wide receiver and Rookie of the Year Odell Beckham Jr.
“I feel very honored that I am the first-ever bilingual actor to be part of the ‘#SignMyTweet’ (or #FirmaMiTweet in Spanish) event,” said Kate. “This is a great way to interact with fans watching ‘Dueños del Paraíso.’”
“Dueños del Paraíso,” which marks Kate’s return to Spanish-language television, features an ensemble cast of nearly 30 actors, and is based on a story set in the late 1970s and early 1980s, that tells the story of Anastasia Cardona (Kate del Castillo), a woman without a trace of innocence, whose life has been derailed by violence and poverty. Ambition lures her into the world of drug trafficking, and transforms her into one of the most powerful women of her time.
With more than 50 motion picture and television series to her credit, Kate has risen to the top ranks of actors. She made her breakthrough in the US market as a result of her award-winning performance in the hit Fox Searchlight/Weinstein film “Under the Same Moon,” one of the country’s highest-grossing Spanish-language theatrical releases to date. The bilingual actress recently starred in the box office smash “The Book of Life,” and has no less than five movies set for release, including “No Good Deed,” “Visitantes,” and “The 33,” the highly-anticipated film based on the true story of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days following a mine collapse.
On the small screen, Kate’s recent successes include Telemundo’s super series “La Reina Del Sur” (Queen of the South), which became the highest rated program in the network’s history, averaging nearly 4.2 million total viewers and over 2.8 million adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.
Xfinity’s Latino offerings provide unmatched access and options for Hispanic programming. To meet the ever-evolving needs and diverse interests of customers, Xfinity consistently introduces new channels and revamps lineups across platforms to deliver the content Latinos value most. In fact, since 2010, Xfinity’s Latino On Demand offering has expanded by more than 3.5 times and now includes more than 50 Latino content providers. Comcast is also the only provider in the industry to offer an interactive channel, the Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel, dedicated to helping Latino customers maximize their experience while navigating and accessing the many available options.
More information can be found at: SignMyTweet.com
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Following it’s huge box office success in Mexico, 20th Century Fox/Fox International Productions will release BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN on January 30, 2015. BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN (GOOD DAY, RAMON) tells the heartwarming story of a young man from a small Mexican town who travels to Germany to find work to support his family and becomes stranded without shelter or money. He struggles to survive on the streets until he meets Ruth, a lonely senior citizen with whom he develops an astonishing and touching friendship that transcends borders and prejudices. The film stars Kristyan Ferrer, Ingeborg Schöner and Adrianna Barazza, and is written, directed and produced by Jorge Ramirez-Suarez.
To celebrate the release of BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN in select cities on January 30th, here are some fun facts about Mexico and Germany’s unique history!
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Master brewer Wilhelm Haase who was originally from Germany created Dos Equis lager in 1897 after he immigrated to Mexico. His approach was to combine his love for his homeland with the new and wonderful tastes and traditions of his new home. Originally, Haase named the brew “Siglo XX” which means “Twentieth Century.” The name Dos Equis comes from the Roman numeral for twenty, which is XX, or two Xs.
Oktoberfest is usually held in several large cities with German-Mexican communities throughout the country, mainly in Mexico City, Chihuahua, and Victoria de Durango. German Mexicans were important in the development of the Mexican cheese and brewing industries.
The German-Mexican population is especially prevalent in southern Mexico, particularly the state of Chiapas, where German farmers and industrialists where encouraged to immigrate in the late 1890s.
Banda music was established in the 1880s in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, when it exploded into popularity in the 1890s throughout Mexico. Its roots come from the overlapping of Mexican music with German polka music. At the time, many German Mexicans lived in the states of Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Jalisco and Nuevo León.
The Mexican National Fútbol team, along with Brazil and Germany, are the only nations to make it out of the group stage over the last six World Cups.
Some notable people of Mexican-German decent include Frida Kahlo, Kuno Becker, Kat Von D, Vicente Fox, and Dulce Maria.
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A beloved box office hit in Mexico, BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN (GOOD DAY, RAMON) tells the heartwarming story of a young man from a small Mexican town who travels to Germany to find work to support his family and becomes stranded without shelter or money. He struggles to survive on the streets until he meets Ruth, a lonely senior citizen with whom he develops an astonishing and touching friendship that transcends borders and prejudices. The film stars Kristyan Ferrer, Ingeborg Schöner and Adrianna Barazza, and is written, directed and produced by Jorge Ramirez-Suarez.
Un adorado éxito de taquilla en México, BUEN DÍA, RAMÓN (GOOD DAY, RAMON) cuenta la enternecedora historia de un joven de un pequeño pueblo mexicano que viaja a Alemania para buscar trabajo y así poder mantener a su familia, pero termina quedándose sin techo ni dinero. Lucha para sobrevivir en las calles hasta que conoce a Ruth, una anciana solitaria con la que desarrolla una asombrosa y conmovedora amistad que trasciende fronteras y prejuicios. El film cuenta con la participación de Kristyan Ferrer, Ingeborg Schöner y Adriana Barraza, y fue escrito, dirigido y producido por Jorge Ramírez-Suárez.