Getting to know us. A little press throughout the years . . .



How Your Manager Should Be Treating You


As actors and those in the business, we need to know about our business if we want to change it from within,” Alvarez wrote on the MET Group’s Facebook page.“Twenty years later it pains me that I have to submit Asian actors when they are looking for a hostess at a sushi restaurant. Or that the maid has to be Latina and the street taco guy Mexican. Trust me, it is getting harder and harder for me to click on those submissions, because I know that once that ‘diverse’ role is filled with someone from Mexico, it will be harder to get another actor from Mexico on the same show. Or even just another diverse actor. Period.

Fighting to Give Minority Actors the Spotlight

By Rebecca White

March 13, 2016


The cabdriver. The petty thief. The nanny. The friend.

The smaller, less glamorous parts on television and in film are usually available to all actors. But the bigger roles, the star spots, often elude minority actors. Annette E. Alvarez, a talent manager in New York City, has been trying to change that, pushing for a broader range of roles for minority actors since 1994.

Annette E. Alvarez, a talent manager in New York City, held video meetings with her actors, most of whom are nonwhite. Credit: Robert Stolarik for The New York Times

Diversity Today: The Transpacific View

Equity Magazine Spring 2013*

Published on Sep 29, 2013  

Official magazine of the Actors Equity section of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance

When reading the article, read with 2013 in mind.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Tell us about three entrepreneurs that you admire?

When I was younger I read all the business books, etc. However, at the end of my day it's my parents who I admire most - they were my Wharton. And from what I just found out, my mother as a kid loved to work at her dad's "bodega" in Cuba. My father -- when he wasn't at the factory, he was selling jewelry or electronics. I'm a first generation Cuban-American. My parents came to this country in the early 50s, and shortly after I was born in '58, the goal was set: to move from Brooklyn to Miami and open a factory. And they did. Basically, they taught me the value of effort and hardwork.

Annette E Alvarez Owner of Multi-Ethnic Talent & Promotion, Inc. and Tostobueno, with DonClark Williams, owner & creator of Tostobueno, The Ultimate Tostonera.