Migdia Chinea Varela is a Cuban-American Screenwriter/Actress. First Hispanic woman to join the Writers Guild of America, west (WGAW), she was also the Founder of the WGAW Latino Writers Committee and its Chair for many years, creator of screenplays for television and film in all genres to serve a diverse audience, role model for disadvantaged children, panelist in more than twenty entertainment seminars, published essayist/journalist, e.g., Newsweek, Daily News, Los Angeles Times. Received the 1988 City of Los Angeles Human Relations Award for volunteer work. Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ...
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Migdia Chinea has a 1999 Cum Laude University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) BA in Political Science/Pre-Law and Classical Civilization. She has been choreographed in jazz by Doug Rivera since she was a teenager and continues to dance weekly.
As Migdia Chinea-Varela she testified before a Congressional Committee in Washington (at their request), on October 21, 1997, on the subject of Affirmative Action (pro and con), Equal Opportunity -- Equal Pay for Equal Work in Hollywood.
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It is still relatively easier for Hollywood filmmakers to deal with someone suffering from schizophrenia, than to deal with someone "suffering" from being Hispanic. TV Interview "Cafe California."
She lives in a Historically-designated and registered Spanish Colonial Revival House in the City of Glendale, CA. She's represented by Lew Weitzman of Preferred Artists in Encino. Her new project is an Internet Dating film noir.
"The Departed" New York Times Viewers Reviews
I have something to say -- October 23, 2006 Reviewer: migdia Often people display a curious respect for a violent man, rather like respect for the convoluted ramblings of the insane. There is something awe-inspiring in someone who has lost all inhibitions. That's how I feel about Jack Nicholson. Is this the same man who thought Fidel Castro was a "great humanitarian?" Would he say that about North Korean madman Kim Jung II? As a Cuban-American, I boycotted Nicholson's movies. But I was raised with Scorcese -- fodder to my writing career and my attitude: "Hey, wha're ya lookin' at?" Besides, I had a fling with a brawling Irishman two years ago and I still miss the Jerry Springer excitement. So I loved Jack in "The Departed." I wish he'd been less callous about Castro, the man who sent a million-plus Cubans into exile and imprisoned my dad just for writing poetry -- but it appears that he's extended his screen persona to his personal life. In the spirit of contradiction, Jack and De Caprio are two of the sexiest men alive -- it's crazy! But, hey, movies are crazy - they are a racket. Seriously. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero. God, I love that racket. Link title Media:Migdia Chinea Part of the Style and how-to series Shortcut: WP:HEP See also Help:Editing, m:Help:Editing, m:Help:Starting_a_new_page Wikipedia is a WikiWiki, which means that anyone can easily edit any unprotected article and have those changes posted immediately to that page. ...
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