PRODUCTION STARTS ON “LOS COWBOYS,” NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE REALITY FROM CORRAL 360 TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVELY ON HULU IN OCTOBER
Production has begun on “Los Cowboys,” an English-language, half-hour reality series from Corral 360, which will premiere exclusively on Hulu this fall. “Los Cowboys” follows the lives of a group of Latino/a urban charros (Mexican cowboys) from Los Angeles and their quest to gain respect as bona fide churros and earning a slot in the Mexican Rodeo finals.
Much of the action takes place at Rancho Los Dorados in La Puente, California where the “Los Cowboys” team gathers to train in the rodeo arts in order to qualify for a coveted spot in the Mexican National Rodeo Championship. The cast is also featured in different settings in and around Los Angeles as they go about their busy urban lives as Angelenos.
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“Los Cowboys” is a real-life dramedy starring a cast of Hispanic millennials and acculturated Latinos and Latinas living different urban city lives in Los Angeles, while simultaneously sharing a passion for horses and the art of Charreria, the Mexican rodeo, which began over 100 years ago as horse competitions among cattle ranchers. The men and women of “Los Cowboys” juggle the trials and tribulations of their daily career and family lives with their love and commitment to charro sports such as bull riding, wild bronc jumping, horse reining and trick roping. Their commitment and the excitement comes with major dangers and risks, but - for these urban cowboys - it will all be worth it if they manage to qualify for a coveted spot at the Rodeo Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico, and finally earn respect and credibility as charros.
The show features a wide range of opportunities for branded content and integration in categories ranging from home improvement, travel, food, beauty, telecommunications, alcohol, etc. Within four months of launching, Corral 360 has signed the Ram Truck brand as a title sponsor via Lightning Strikes Entertainment. Ram will play an integral part of the story line with continuous brand integration and several vehicle features. Former Fox executive Emiliano Calemzuk is invested in Corral’s entrepreneurial endeavor and is a partner in the Los Angeles-based company.
Alex Corral, a young but ambitious TV producer who is an avid horse and rodeo enthusiast. He takes care of the family ranch and keeps his family’s traditions alive. Alex is also creator and executive producer.
Joey Corralis Alex’s best friend and younger brother. He is a florist and a bassoon player who understands and respects the world of charrería, but who strayed from the charro world long ago.
Robert Larais a horse trainer who is a hilarious wild card character. He speaks his mind and you never know what’s going to come out of his mouth next.
Marisela Corralis Alex’s sassy wife and a TV executive who keeps her husband and the charros in check. Watch the sparks fly when she learns of Alex’s antics. The two of them will soon be new parents, adding a new baby to the drama.
Rafael (Ralph) Cabrera is a Los Angeles entrepreneur who is an all-star charro and team leader.
Adrian Nevarezis the heartthrob of the team. But he is a rookie and has lots to learn so he’s got something to prove.
Ivette Saucedois a model and a witty beauty queen. She is as fierce on a horse as she is on the runway, making her a social media star with thousands of followers.
“Los Cowboys” is created by executive producer Alex Corral and produced by his Corral 360 Production Company. Show runner and executive producer: Jeff Cvengros; executive producer: Harvey Grisalez; Producer: Luke Arreguin; Line Producer: Leslie Godfrey. The series will air exclusively on Hulu, fall 2014.
About Corral 360Corral 360 is a production company, targeting Hispanic millennials with high quality, general market content for a complete in-culture experience. The company’s first venture is “Los Cowboys” a reality series featuring a group of Latino/a urban charros (Mexican cowboys), set to debut in October 2014 exclusively on Hulu. Corral 360 is also developing properties in the reality and scripted comedy and drama series.
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AUSTIN ROCKER PATRICIA VONNE COMES BACK AS “ZORRO GIRL” IN SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR IN THEATRES AUGUST 22
Singer/songwriter and Austin-based rocker Patricia Vonne, who is sister to director Robert Rodriguez, will reprise her role as “Zorro Girl” in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, coming to theatres on August 22.
Patricia Vonne is an alluring and fervent performer whose smoky voice and sultry dancing have earned her wide international appeal. Born in San Antonio and living in Austin, Patricia’s fifth release “Rattle My Cage,” prompted The Austin American Statesmanto declare: “I was not prepared for the force of this singer’s new LP, “Rattle My Cage,” which represents everything good about Austin music.” In the album, Patricia collaborates with some of the biggest names in the Texas music scene that have inspired and informed her music: The late Doyle Bramhall, Alejandro Escovedo, Rosie Flores and Johnny Reno. The San Antonio Express News, her hometown newspaper, raved: [Rattle My Cage] “ is her best, edgiest and most focused album yet. The image is tougher; so is the music.”
As Alejandro Escovedo notes: “You can’t take your eyes off Patricia when she’s onstage. The power of her performance and the romanticism of her songs creates a real mystique, a very heady concoction.”
Patricia has also acted in several films directed by her brother Robert Rodriguez, Machete Kills and Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For, in which she reprises her role as Zorro Girl. She also appeared in Sin City, Four Rooms, Desperado and Spy Kids.
Patricia represents a new wave of American performers who fuse together their Latin roots with rock and other American styles to create a beautiful new sound. Patricia’s love of music was born early on growing up in San Antonio, the fourth of 10 children. Music and the arts pervaded her family home. Her Mexican-American father studied music in college and played drums and her Spanish-American mother played guitar and sang Latin folk songs for the family. She knew she wanted to play music when she saw her first concert ever: Reno and the Sax Maniacs. Patricia moved to New York in 1990 to pursue her music and began playing the city’s premier music clubs but she wanted to return to Texas, where her decidedly Texan sound would blossom. Watch Patricia: https://vimeo.com/87838194.
After moving to Austin in 2001, Patricia released her debut disc of which Texas Monthly noted her “confident, tuff gal vocals, sharp musicianship and smart lyricism don’t just promise the total package, they deliver the goods from the get-go.” Patricia has forged a formidable following in both the United States and Europe where she tours every summer. An accomplished songwriter, Patricia won the grand prize in the Latin category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and second place Latin song in the BillboardSongwriting Contest.