ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA & MAJOR TV ADAPT CHRIS PEREZ’S 'TO SELENA WITH LOVE' FOR TELEVISION
of the most revered Latin music stars, Selena Quintanilla. The TV series will also include details, stories, perspective and insights which were not covered in the book from Perez’s perspective.
Major TV is led by Raymond Garcia, formerly publisher and founder of Celebra at Penguin Random House, where he published numerous best-sellers with top authors such as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Perez, author of To Selena With Love.
“I spent several years keeping the memories of my late wife bottled up inside,” says Perez. “To Selena with Love allowed me to finally embrace my experience and understand the void it could fill in the hearts of so many others. I am now ready to take the important step of being fully transparent and bringing my everlasting relationship to life on the screen.”
“Selena is one of the most influential Latin artists of all time and her legacy continues to live on long after her tragic death,” says Endemol Shine North America CEO and Endemol Shine Americas Chairman Cris Abrego. “Chris Perez’s beautiful book To Selena With Love captured their amazing life together and will make for the perfect foundation for a TV series that our team is currently developing for both English and Spanish audiences worldwide.”
was tragically murdered by the founder of her fan club. Her last album, Dreaming of You, was released posthumously in 1995 and became a huge hit. Selena's life story was the subject of a 1997 film, Selena, which starred Jennifer Lopez in her career-propelling role as the Tejano superstar and James Edward Olmos as her father.
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GETTING TO KNOW ACTOR
From Tijuana, Mexico John Paul shared “ever since I was a little kid I wanted to be an actor.” While he describes acting as his passion, he also understands “even though it’s a passion, it’s also work” and he is ready to continue working and enjoy the process of evolving as an actor. Medrano obtained his MA in acting from New York Film Academy and
Another role where Medrano plays an adversary is in MIRA Protocol. ‘A political piece about freedom in a very complex world.’ He describes it as a “post-apocalyptic thing where the government is controlled by the cartel and there’s a very totalitarian community.” He stars as one of the enforcers.
Not purposely leaning toward a specific
John Paul Medrano has projects coming next year and continues to expand his resume and career as an artist. More of him can be found on his IMDb profile here. Meanwhile, enjoy the short film, Las Vampirass.
FUN WITH THE ARTIST
A genie gives you one wish, what would it be?
To be in good health.
Two options to star in a role, period piece or musical?
Musical would be fun, but I don't think I have the voice. Period piece would be more interesting.
Something personal about John Paul?
I’m a pretty okay guy. Everyone has their insecurities, but I just try to do what I can and the best I can.
From Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Don't Breathe opens with a digital debut on November 8 and the Blu-ray™ and DVD release November 29.
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Bonus Materials Include:
DON’T BREATHE has a run time of approximately 88 minutes and is rated R for terror, violence, disturbing content and language including sexual references.
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