About NEW YEAR’S EVE:
Director/producer Garry Marshall and a stellar ensemble cast will ring in the 2011 holiday season with the romantic comedy NEW YEAR’S EVE.
“New Year’s Eve” celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.
The film’s all-star cast includes Academy Award® winner Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, two-time Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Academy Award® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, two-time Academy Award®
winner Hilary Swank and Sofia Vergara.
Reuniting with Marshall from last year’s hit romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day” are screenwriter Katherine Fugate and producers Mike Karz and Wayne Rice. Serving as executive producers will be Toby Emmerich, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Josie Rosen and Diana Pokorny. The behind-the-scenes creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Charles Minsky (“Pretty Woman,” “Valentine’s Day”), production designer Mark Friedberg (“The Darjeeling Limited,” “Morning Glory,”), editor Michael Tronick (“The Green Hornet,” “Hairspray”), Oscar®-nominated costume designer Gary Jones (“The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Valentine’s Day”) and Oscar®-nominated composer John Debney (“The Passion of the Christ”).
“New Year’s Eve” was shot entirely on location in and around New York City.
A New Line Cinema presentation of a Wayne Rice/Karz Entertainment Production, a Garry Marshall Film, NEW YEAR’S EVE will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. www.newyearseve-movie.com
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About Luis Casco:
Luis was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and was nurtured from an early age to appreciate the beauty that surrounded his exotic birthplace. The child of a diplomat and socialite mother, Luis had regular exposure to some of the most glamorous and interesting people in the world. He found his calling after moving to Paris to become a fashion designer but instead became a makeup artist.
In the beginning of his career in Paris, Luis assisted some of the world’s most famous makeup artists including Stephane Marais, Fulvia Farolfi and Tyen. He was fortunate enough to work for some of the most important designers showing in Paris including Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, Kenzo and Yves Saint Laurent. With his experience and growing reputation, Luis took his work to markets around the world including Germany,
Spain, Italy, Australia and Hong Kong.
Back in the states, Luis moved to New York where he continued his career working at fashion shows for designers including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Randolph Duke and Vera Wang.
In New York, Luis started collaborating with major cosmetic companies. Since that time Luis has acted as a professional makeup consultant and international brand ambassador for many brands. His duties include television appearances, product development consultations, PR events, creating special makeup collections and speaking to large groups of women all over the world through videos and personal appearances in both English and Spanish.
In 2000, Luis moved to Los Angeles and has worked with some of the world’s biggest celebrities and fashion models. The A-list people Luis has worked with include, Cameron Diaz, Heidi Klum, Milla Jovovich, Charlize
Theron and Christy Turlington and Hollywood luminaries like Helen Mirren, Blythe Danner and Tina Fey. Staying true to his Hispanic roots, Luis has also worked with many Latin celebrities including Luis Miguel, Roselyn Sanchez, Dayanara Torres, Kate del Castillo and Paulina Rubio.
Luis’s experience includes frequent appearances in front of the camera, as well. No stranger to the spotlight, he has appeared on TV shows as a beauty expert on both English and Spanish language networks. Guest appearances include Good Morning America, MTV, CNN and The Tyra Banks Show. In Spanish he is a regular guest for different shows on both Univision and Telemundo networks which regularly feature Luis offering makeup tips to their large viewing audience.
Luis’s editorial work has appeared in fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Vogue & Glamour. He has worked with well-known photographers like Annie Leibowitz, Victor Skrebnesky, Antoine Verglas, Timothy
White, Geoff Kern, Pepe Botella, Robert Jaso and Steven White.
These days, Luis spends time writing a beauty column for Cosmopolitan en Español and is trusted by beauty editors in publications all over the world for his ability to communicate current makeup tips and trends
for their readers.
About Carmen Ordonez:
Carmen Ordonez, founder of the budget fashion blog, Viva Fashion, which features the latest in fashion, style and the celebrity look for less, to do a fashion video inspired by NEW YEAR’S EVE.
Before launching her blog in 2008, she worked as an
entertainment reporter and producer for a live news magazine TV show in Miami,
Carmen has been featured in several media outlets including The Style Network, Daily Candy, Fab Sugar, Woman’s World Magazine and was also featured in an article on Top Cool Blogs about Fashion in Seventeen Magazine. She’s also a frequent style contributor to television shows such as Fashion TV, NBC’s South Florida Today, Plum TV and Univision’s Despierta America (#1 Spanish-language
morning show). Carmen has also served as a spokesperson for top brands including T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s, jcpenney and Banana Republic. Her latest
projects includes being a contributing author for the e-book “The New Latina Guide to a Fabulous 2011 Year” and fashion writer for Vista Magazine.
Carmen has also been a guest speaker at several blogging/social media conferences including participating in a fashion & beauty panel alongside Rosie Pope from Pregnant in Heels during SheCon 2011.