New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–June 1, 2007–AOL Latino, the leading bilingual portal for U.S. Hispanics, today launched Latino AIM Pages (http://latino.aimpages.com), a social networking service built on the popular AIM platform that lets Hispanics connect with friends and family in new ways. As part of the launch, AOL Latino worked with Roselyn Sanchez to create a bilingual site featuring exclusive trailers, behind the scenes footage, photo galleries and a blog — updated weekly by Sanchez – for her new movie, “Yellow” (http://yellowthemovie.com). The film is scheduled for theatrical release on June 22.
“We’re excited to partner with Roselyn to launch this new service and to showcase this latest facet in her career as an actress and a producer,” said Miguel Ferrer, director of programming, AOL Latino. “With the unique customization features found in Latino AIM Pages, we are confident that Hispanics will find this to be the best place online to express their creativity, showcase ideas and share their thoughts with others.”
“I’m honored to work with AOL Latino to create a website for my new film,” said Sanchez. “Today’s Hispanic is rapidly embracing the Web – logging on every day for hours. Teaming with AOL Latino is the perfect way to promote my picture and connect with my fans.”
Latino AIM(R) Pages builds on AOL’s popular AIM(R) service and iconic Buddy List(R) feature, letting users build personalized Web profiles to express their creativity and communicate and interact with friends in the U.S. and Latin America. Its easy-to-use tools make it simple to share hobbies, blog entries, photos and more.
Amaryllis Campos (Sanchez) is a young dancer from San Juan whose close relationship with her father, once a great ballet star in New York City, drives her from her native Puerto Rico to Manhattan in order to fulfill her dreams. Living with a deceiving alcoholic wife, and despairing of ever achieving greatness again, Amaryllis’ father takes his life. In order to honor her father’s memory, Amaryllis decides to resume her dancing and pursue fame and success in New York.
She settles into an abandoned apartment and, with few job prospects available, takes a job dancing at a strip club with a new stage name, Yellow. While in New York, she befriends an old man named Miles (Bill Duke), a washed out poetry professor living in her building, and Christian (D.B. Sweeney), a young doctor, who falls for her and tries to help her out of her situation.
About AOL(R) Latino
AOL(R) Latino (http://www.aollatino.com), a leading bilingual portal for U.S. Hispanics, provides comprehensive Spanish language content including U.S. and Latin American news, financial tools, the latest in music, entertainment, personal finance, sports, fashion and beauty, as well as access to all the existing content available on AOL (http://www.aol.com).
AOL(R) is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services, runs one of the country’s largest Internet access businesses, and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC is based in Dulles, Virginia. AOL and its subsidiaries also have operations in Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at AOL.com.