Andy Garcia has been honored for his work as an actor, director and both film and music producer. His most recent productions include the critically acclaimed Rob the Mob, which he starred and executive produced and Fox’s Rio 2 and Kill the Messenger.
Andy Garcia has been honored for his work as an actor, director and both film and music producer. His most recent productions include the critically acclaimed Rob the Mob, which he starred and executive produced and Fox’s Rio 2 and Kill the Messenger. His most recent production under his own CineSon Productions, is the romantic comedy At Middleton.
In 2006, he made his feature film directorial debut with The Lost City, a project he had been developing for 17 years. Garcia composed the original score for the film and also produced the soundtrack. He received a Best Director Award nomination at the 2007 Alma Awards.
Garcia’s CineSon productions also released City Island, which won the prestigious “Audience Award” at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. His recent credits include 5 Days of War, New York, I Love You, La Linea, The Exodus of Charlie Wright, The Open Road, The Dark Truth and The Air I Breathe. Garcia was nominated for best actor by the Alma Awards for his performance in For Greater Glory. In addition, Garcia joined the all-star ensemble cast of the hit remake of Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen.
Garcia earlier garnered Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Godfather: Part III in 1990. He later received an Emmy Award nomination and his second Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of legendary Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval in HBO’s 2000 biopic For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. As the executive producer of the telefilm, Garcia also earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Made for Television Movie. In addition, Garcia produced the movie’s soundtrack and the Emmy-winning score, featuring the music of Arturo Sandoval.
On the music side, Garcia produced and performed on Volumes I and II of Cachao –- Master Sessions, the first a 1994 Grammy Award winner, and the latter a 1995 Grammy Award nominee. The CD Cachao – Cuba Linda, was nominated for a 2001 Grammy and a 2000 Latin Grammy Award. Garcia won both Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards for his latest collaboration with Israel Lopez Cachao, ¡Ahora Sí!. Additionally, Garcia composed songs for the soundtracks of the films Steal Big, Steal Little and Just The Ticket.
Born in Havana, Garcia was only 5 when his family fled to Florida in 1961, two years after Fidel Castro’s takeover of Cuba. He began acting in regional theatre before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a film career. His credits include 8 Million Ways to Die, The Untouchables, Hero, When A Man Loves A Woman, Night Falls on Manhattan and Desperate Measures.
Garcia has been honored with a Harvard University Foundation Award and Hispanic Heritage Award for the Arts and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Degree from St. John’s University. Andy was recognized as an “Outstanding American by Choice,” an award that is presented by the U.S. Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services. He also gave the keynote address at the 2009 Naturalization Ceremony held at Disney World.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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