L.A. Law Firm Fights for Rights of U.S. Hispanics Caught At the...

L.A. Law Firm Fights for Rights of U.S. Hispanics Caught At the Edge of the Law

‘Al Filo de la Ley’: 1st Original Weekly Legal Drama Series Debuts on Univision May 4, 10pm


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Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 28, 2004–Seeking justice, a brilliant team of Latin lawyers defends the rights of the U.S. Hispanic community in the weekly scripted original prime time dramatic series “Al Filo de la Ley” (“At the Edge of the Law”). Premiering Tuesday, May 4 at 10pm, the one-hour series is a joint effort by Plural Entertainment and the Univision Network and is based on real-life accounts of Hispanics caught in the U.S. judicial system.

“Al Filo de la Ley” is filmed entirely in the U.S. by Plural Entertainment, the production division of Spain’s premier media company, Grupo Prisa. Created specifically for the U.S. Hispanic audience, the series tells the story of a prestigious law firm located in Los Angeles, California, that handles the most difficult immigration, labor, discrimination, and civil and criminal cases.

Leading the cast of dedicated attorneys is Jorge Aravena as “Andres,” Natalia Ramirez as “Barbara,” and Ximena Rubio as “Valeria.” Each episode presents and gives closure to two “ripped-from-the-headlines” cases while delving into the lives of the sharp-witted, altruistic, but very human attorneys who try them.

The debut episode opens with a patrol unit stopping a suspect vehicle at a gas station. After being told to exit the car, Jessica (guest star Michelle Manterola) innocently reaches in her purse for her cell phone. The officer, who has a history of police brutality, overreacts, shoots and destroys the classical dancer’s knee. Now Andres faces the monumental task of taking on the police department in a very difficult case.

“Al Filo de la Ley” will present TV viewers with real-life reenactments, complex prosecutions, intricate proceedings, and unexpected outcomes. And brings a new sense of realism and drama to the U.S. Hispanic experience. The program will air Tuesdays from 10-11pm ET/PT (9-10pm Central/Mountain), only on Univision, Hispanic America’s favorite TV network.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 79% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 24 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 31 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net

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CONTACT:

Univision Network

Cristina Romano

(305) 463-4608

L.A. Law Firm Fights for Rights of U.S. Hispanics Caught At the Edge of the Law