It’s official – SESAC Latina-affiliated and exclusively signed Universal Music artist, Jencarlos Canela is joining the star-studded international cast of the English-language NBC series Telenovela, led by the renowned actress Eva Longoria.
The multi-faceted singer, songwriter, producer and actor Jencarlos Canela is to play the telenovela actor Xavier, whose character is described in press reports as a “superstar” and leading man.
“I’m in love with this project, a groundbreaking sitcom, it’s a dream come true to be able to do what you love with the people that you admire. I want to thank NBC andÂ Eva Longoria for this incredible opportunity,” expressed Jencarlos.
Headlining as lead actress and co-producer of this series, Eva Longoria invited Jencarlos Canela to join the cast in recognition of his versatility and his real-life success as an artist, with emphasis on his musical prowess.
According to the trade publication The Hollywood Reporter, this scripted NBC series will explore the efforts of its lead character, portrayed by Eva Longoria, to defend her position as Latin America’s most popular actress.
Jencarlos Canela’s participation in this English-language series represents a decisive crossover in his career which will increase his exposure to mainstream U.S. audiences. Meanwhile, he continues to promote his latest album Jen, available on Universal Music.
SESAC LatinaÂ represents such prestigious artists as Draco Rosa, Jencarlos Canela,Â Reik, Carlos Baute, Enrique Bunbury, Rayito, Rafa Arcaute, Luz Casal, Gaby Moreno, Intocable, Joey Montana, Luciano Luna, Calibre 50, Aleks Syntek, Fonseca, AmÃ©rica Sierra, among many others.Â www.sesaclatina.com
As the first Latin music-focused division to be created by a performing rights society originally founded in 1930,Â SESAC LatinaÂ is also recognized as a leader in technology, which allows it to process royalty payments more quickly and accurately. SESACÂ is the only society offering its affiliates monthly radio performance royalty payments.