For the record, we are not a media outlet, just a blog that talks about trends in Latino literature, celebrates Latino literary talent with others, and shares examples of online fiction.
We are interested very much in the power of social media and how it eliminates walls in communication. That is what intrigued us about the Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez story. As people tweeted and streamed about The Social Media Saga of Valdes-Rodriguez, some readers asked whether we had contacted the other party involved in this scenario. The answer is yes, we sent some emails to ask for comment but we haven’t heard back and we don’t expect to. That is cool. This is just a part-time thing on our part.
Yet in the interest of painting a full picture, we did want to share a little bit about Luisa Leschin, who wrote the TV script adaptation of The Dirty Girls Social Club and Ann Lopez, head of Encanto Productions.
Leschin’s bio is impressive. She is a native of Guatemala and has several acting and film credits. Her bio also states:
In prime-time television, Luisa is very proud to have been a writer on the ground-breaking, George Lopez show (ABC) from its inception. Through the six seasons of the show she rose from a position of Supervising Producer to Co-Executive Producer for the show.
In 2008, Luisa served as Co-Executive Producer for 22 episodes of the critically acclaimed CW series Everybody Hates Chris.
As for Ann Lopez, a lot has been written online about her much-publicized divorce with George Lopez, but very little is available about her. Her Facebook profile is private (as is ours) as well. She is not on LinkedIn. The best information we could find, besides basic bio information was this article from Herald de Paris, published in January, 2010.
The article’s introduction reads:
Ann Serrano Lopez… has been the executive producer for the 2009 Nickelodeon & Warner Premiere film Mr. Troop Mom, George Lopez’s 2009 and 2007 HBO comedy specials Tall, Dark & Chicano, and America’s Mexican, as well as the ABC Television film Naughty or Nice. She produced the television specials Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music and America’s Hope Award honoring Oprah Winfrey. Mrs. Lopez started her career as a casting director….She has selflessly worked to improve and save the lives of people confronting the challenges of chronic kidney issues. She has selflessly worked to improve and save the lives of people confronting the challenges of chronic kidney issues.
Her full artistic list of credits can be viewed here: Ann Lopez (Serrano).
In addition, the newspaper also interviews Lynette Ramirez, who has also been mentioned by Valdes-Rodriguez.
If we do hear back from anyone, we will let you know.
UPDATE, January 1, 2011: The Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez blog posts referred to here no longer appear on her site. Valdes-Rodriguez hinted that certain blog posts would very likely be deleted in accordance to the statement she published at Please Respect NBC.