Darlene Caamano and Noah Rosen have launched D-No Entertainment, a fully financed management and production shingle dedicated to establishing Latino writers and directors, as well as producing English-language Latino-themed features and television projects.
Company has set up “Lowriders,” a comedy penned by Lalo Lopez and Esteban Zul, at Fox 2000. Pic follows a low-riding loser who must redeem himself by winning the world’s biggest international car club competition. Fox 2000 production VP Vanessa Morrison is overseeing the project.
In addition, Filmstar Prods. (“Poor White Trash”) has acquired and will finance the romantic comedy spec “Extreme Dating,” penned by the D-No-repped Jeff Schechtman. Lorena David is attached to direct, with Mark Roberts producing.
Backing for D-No comes from Florida-based Leinad Investment Corp. Firm primarily invests in real estate in Northern California and south Florida, but has begun acquiring media concerns, including the Hispanic Christian Broadcasting Network.
Caamano, who most recently ran Gregory Nava’s El Norte Prods., began her career at Univision’s KMEX Los Angeles. She later became a producer’s assistant at Trimark Pictures and VP of production at Patchwork Prods.
Among the projects Caamano developed and is attached to produce with El Norte are the Nava-helmed “Bordertown,” at MGM; the Lopez/Zul-penned “Taco Truck: The Movie,” at New Line Cinema; Miracle Entertainment’s “Killing Pablo,” with Antonio Banderas to star under Nava’s direction; and the musical “On 2” at Miramax Films.
Rosen previously ran feature development for Disney-based DIC Entertainment. He then segued into literary management, running the feature lit division of Marathon Entertainment and creating the management division of Ignite Entertainment.
In addition to Zul, Lopez and Schechtman, the D-No client list includes Massy Tadjedin (“Leopold Bloom”), Karen Craig (“American Psycho II”), John Heffernan (“Snakes on a Plane”), Keith Mitchell (“Mr. 3000”), Brent Boyd (“Love Simple”) and Alex Munoz (“Living the Life”).
Lopez and Zul are also repped by the William Morris Agency, Schechtman by the Don Buchwald Agency.