‘Encanto’ Star Stephanie Beatriz Says She’s Inspired by Simu Liu to Become an Action Star

Forget about Happy Meals — let’s talk about happy filmmakers.“Encanto” star Stephanie Beatriz has teamed up with McDonald’s for Spotlight Dorado, a short film contest for Latino talent.“McDonald’s has a long history of fostering community.

Not only do they essentially feed the community, but they also are trying to sort of put a spotlight on and empower and amplify Latino voices,” Beatriz tells me.

“Spotlight Dorado is going to be a multi-year platform that does that.

For this year, they’re specifically focusing on film, which is really, really thrilling.”The competition is open to U.S.-based Latino writers, directors and producers, with a submission deadline of June 3.

Three finalists will be awarded a production budget of 75,000 and receive mentorship from industry leaders, including Beatriz and “Raya and the Last Dragon” director Carlos López Estrada.“It’s really hands on,” Beatriz explained.

“It doesn’t feel like,

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