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UM’s Center for Latin American Studies hosted forum on future of Cultural Industries in SpanishJanuary 31, 2011
Miami, FL-January 31st, 2011- The University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) co-sponsored the second edition of the “Foro de analistas y profesionales de España y los Estados Unidos” in Madrid this past December. The Forum was organized in collaboration with the Fundación Santillana, Fundación Alternativas, and the Queen Sofia’s National Museum of Art, along with the support of Spain’s Ministry of Culture, to discuss trends that shape Spanish-language audiovisual products.
Thirty professionals, including senior corporate executives, academics, researchers, experts and analysts, from the United States and Spain, participated in five panel sessions, short presentations, and open discussions. Two UM professors, Dr. George Yúdice and Dr. Lillian Manzor, delivered presentations.
“The US market in cultural industries focused on the Latino population is constantly growing and undergoing innovation," said participating guest and CLAS Director Dr. Ariel Armony, “which is why the industry has found itself the subject of extensive analysis and research. It presents promising opportunities for creative partnerships between educational institutions, government and businesses.”
The group of professionals focused on the mechanisms of improvement to favor the cultural and creative industries as they continue to assess the characteristics and opportunities that await Europe and the US.