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Telenovelas heat up Miami

Miami is becoming the new telenovela Tinseltown.

Most telenovelas are still produced in Mexico on the Spanish-language networks, Univision and Telemundo. But production has increased in Miami. Today, five telenovelas are being shot in Miami and last year, producers spent a $40 million in Southern Florida, up from $11.5 million in 2009.

Even though filming in Miami is more expensive than in Mexico, Miami productions allow networks to charge advertisers more. In addition, there is a growing Hispanic audience in the states and unique opportunities for marketing.

Read more at The New York Times.

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


  1. fake boobs ugh!

  2. great novela……too bad it was short

  3. It’s also become porno capital USA. With movies shot all over South Beach and Coral Gables. Google it. Miami is the new San Fernando Valley.

  4. There’s apps for iTouch that have American shows, there’s and – we need something for Latinos. My Univision app only shows snippets of shows and news. I don’t have cable or satellite nor plan on getting it so my window to LatinoAmerica is via the Internet through sites like

  5. and my cousins on FB. That’s the most important link but they don’t have any shows on their pages. :)

  6. @joeseph yeah we need something for Latinos, but novellas. I work in the film industry and I rather watch educational and awesome movies that are well written and color corrected with great acting with an awesome written script.
    I am a Latina who works in the biz.

  7. now all they need is some GOOD actors and itll be great!!!

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