LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK – Fuse is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month once again with programming focused on rising Latinx leaders. From September 15 through October 15, Fuse will explore today’s emerging Latinx leaders in music, film, literature, and politics through programming, short form content, and editorial coverage across linear and digital platforms as part of its multi-platform Future Hispanic History series.
The 2019 celebration will be bigger than ever, with original series, sneak peeks and exciting branded content, culminating with the world television premiere of independent film, Collisions and the newest Fuse original series Made From Scratch.
The latest installment in the new Fuse Films franchise, Collisions tells the story of two young children who embark on a cross-country trip with their estranged uncle after their mother is arrested in an ICE raid. The children's journey to reunite with their mother illuminates the devastating impact of forced family separations and the unwavering power of love. Featuring Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera), Ana de la Reguera (Power), and an outstanding starring performance by teen actor Izabella Alvarez (Splitting Up Together), Collisions depicts the real-life consequences behind the immigration debate. Premiering on Saturday, October 5 at 9pm ET, the film is directed by Richard Levien.
“Empowering the Latinx community through content that authentically represents our audience is something that we focus on 24/7 at Fuse. It’s our mission,” said Fuse Media interim CEO Miguel (Mike) Roggero. “So, for us, layering in an emphasis on who we will be talking about in the future, through our Future Hispanic History lens during Hispanic Heritage month, allows us celebrate our past as we look forward to the future.”
As previously announced, Made From Scratch gives viewers an exclusive in-real-life glimpse into their favorite musicians through the lens gallery of food and family. Viewers get to go home with an artist and watch them participate as a loved one preps a favorite home-cooked meal that the artist has craved while on the road. While Hispanic Heritage Month ends on October 15, the date marks the premiere of the series – which comes to TV for the first time after initially being made for digital – with episode one featuring Latinx artist Ally Brooke learning how to make a traditional family meal of tacos, beans, rice, tortillas de harina, and enchiladas with her parents, aunt and grandmother.
Other programming and Latinx stars being featured on Fuse throughout the month will include: Peabody Award-winning documentary Indivisible, Imagen Award-winning Hip-Hop Houdini (Smoothini, Becky G, Fat Joe), Big Boy’s Neighborhood (Cardi B, Miguel), The Hollywood Puppet Show (Wilmer Valderrama, J Balvin, Gina Rodriguez, Anjelah Johnson) and Complex x Fuse (Bad Bunny, Angie Martinez, Kid Mero, Gabriel Iglesias, Ozuma). As previously-announced, the latter premieres for a fifth season on October 2 at 11 p.m., following a season 4 that delivered the series' most Hispanic (65%) audience to date.