CEO - Entrepreneur
Actress, Writer, Producer, Director, Stuntwoman, Makeup Artist
Executive Vice President
Stuntman, Stunt-Choreographer, Actor, Producer, Director, Editor, Director of Photography
VP Production and Development
Actor, Singer, Writer, Music Composer
Felix Betancourt is known from his family as the Golden Child. Felix Since 5 years old, raised by dancers and talented family, he decides to pursue the career of a dancer. Felix was a very energetic boy. He found a place where to put all his energy, sports. He's learned and gained different skills and experiences that help him in his everyday life. Cross country, weight lifting, track and field, baseball, football, and most importantly wrestling. Wrestling took over Felix's life dramatically and he became second in Florida state finals, became champion in numerous tournaments and graduated with a full ride scholarship to rend lake college in the state of Illinois. After 2 years in college, Felix decided to come back home and continue his dancing career where he believed it was better for him. Felix gets an opportunity to be part as a performer at Universal Studios park in Orlando. Still with the desire for dancing, he gets hired as a Hip Hop dance instructor at a dance studio called "Dance to the Beat" who his partner Yadi Nieves owned. Here Felix was performing in different concert stages with local and international artist, appearing in magazines and music videos. Felix also landed an outstanding cirque company that traveled all over the world called "Cirque Dreams". Felix with his acrobatics skills, was able to mix-up his performing skills as an acrobat dancer in their shows. He started working for Walt Disney at Hollywood studios in a show called "Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular". At that time Felix end up being apart of an independent feature film called "The Last One". Felix was fully committed for a whole year to this movie, even traveling out of the country. (released in 2017). Since then, It all turned up hill from there. Felix spark of being part of movies started. He joins the Stunts world. Felix appears in "24 Legacy", "MacGyver", many independent Films and can't miss one of the biggest Hollywood franchise movies "Fate of the Furious" where Felix has an amazing scene with the Talented Actor "Dwayne Johnson" most known as "The Rock" where he gets enough airtime to notice him fighting with the great "Rock". Felix then realized that stunts was an outlet for his creations as a stuntman and director. Now all this couldn't have been done with out his partner Yadi Nieves next to him. Yadi was producing films with great story-line that matched Felix desire for film and stunts. It brought such inspiration to Felix, getting him out of his comfort zone and was able to perform as an actor, stuntman, director and stunt choreographer. Felix noticed the combination of them two was very powerful and decided to unite. "Distinctive Light Entertainment" gets created as their Film /Stunt company. Felix and Yadi are now making films back to back to soon see their work in the big screen.
Yadira is the mother of Yadi Nieves. Yadira found her passion for acting after getting an opportunity to act as a cast member in the soap opera TV-series “La Gran Alondra” where her daughter Yadi was also a member of the cast. Yadira was impacted by this acting opportunity and even when she did not have acting experience, she began to sharpen her acting skills. While filming, other cast members were very impressed with her work and encouraged her to pursue an acting career. Since then, Yadira has decided to pursue acting full time, taking classes and being part of DLE productions with her daughter. Yadira has adapted and learned the acting craft quickly and easy, as if it was meant to be for her since she was born. She has participated in numerous short films from DLE. She has gained a lot of experience on camera and is also polishing her technique in acting classes. Yadira has been a hard working woman all of her life. She entered the workforce when she was 16 and has injected all that hard work, dedication and ethics in her new career as an actress and VP. Yadira brings her "A" game into everything she does. She has great goals and broad vision for her acting career together with her daughter.
Yadi Nieves’ talents were evident from young age of three. Gathering her closest neighbors she would choreograph and perform every weekend for her family recognizing her talent as a dancer and choreographer. From a very young school age, Yadi would get involved and excel in school dance activities as a dancer and choreographer. Participating in numerous talent shows, dance competitions, music videos, dancing for numerous artist, TV shows, stages, newspapers, magazines and commercials.
Yadi's inspiration for acting became apparent when she was 12 years old motivated by the movie "Tomb Raider" and the performance by Angelina Jolie. Since then, she decided to pursue the acting industry. At the age of 14, Yadi gets her first taste of acting when joining drama class in Puerto Rico. There she performed and excelled in numerous plays. Yadi began to produce a few short films with her school friends for fun. Those small productions marked the beginning of her passion for becoming a film producer. Yadi relocates to Kansas, where she continued dancing, acting and producing her fun films. At age 16, Yadi became a Hip-Hop dance instructor at 2 local dance studios called "Bates Dance Studios", also train on different dance styles. Yadi gets her first taste of combat in the sport of boxing, knowing that she will need to train to prepare herself for action movies. After graduating High School, Yadi relocates to Florida where she receives formal certifications as Ballroom Dance Instructor and Aerobics Instructor in the Core Rhythms genre by world-class dance champions Julia Gorchajova, Janna Kunits, and Bob Powers. Yadi then starts to compete in ballroom dancing events until decides to join the modeling world by participating as a contestant on the Miss America, Puerto Rico pageant 2010, where she placed as one of the last five finalists and awarded the Miss Congeniality trophy. The following year, Yadi participated and wins the crown of Miss Hispana International Pageant and Miss Photogenic. During that time, she also continued her acting and dancing careers by appearing in numerous TV commercials, music videos, films, choreographing several concerts and festivals. Yadi became the Master of Ceremony in different international Latin clubs and big dance festivals in the Central Florida area. Continuing her desire of becoming an action films actress, she began training on the martial art of Capoeira, Boxing, Muay thai and other. Yadi also incurred into the business world and became a CEO by opening her own dance studios, with a business partner, in two different locations called "Dance to the Beat". Yadi and her partner decided to close because of business differences. This gave Yadi the opportunity to pursue acting and producing full-time. Yadi was offered an acting part as the series antagonist on a TV series called “La Gran Alondra” where she excelled and received many accolades for her acting. She has had the oportunity to work in, "Mary Jane Season 4", "Step Up TV Series", "Haves and Have Nots Season 3", "De Pura Sepa Telemundo" and numerous independent Films. Yadi then decides to open a film oriented production company and called it "Distinctive light Entertainment". On Distinctive Light Entertainment, Yadi showcases her writing, producing, directing and acting abilities with her partner Felix Betancourt with the dream of one day having one of her productions make it into the big screen.
DISTINCTIVE LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
VP Production and Development
Actress, Make-Up Artist
Ray Acevedo Biography Ray Acevedo born December 21, 1971, is a Puerto Rican pop music singer. In 1985, Ray joined the internationally famous Puerto Rican boy band Menudo towards the end of the band's "golden era.” During his days in Menudo, Ray became one of the most powerful voices to have been a part of this famous band, singing such hits as "En San Juan me Enamore ," “Panuelo Blanco Americano," and "It's You and Me All The Way," which became a massive international hit. Along with his fellow Menudo members, Ray also starred in the Argentina soap opera, "Por Siempre Amigos," which provided with him a background in acting in front of the camera as well. The show was aired in 1987 and ran for 100 episodes. It was a mix of drama, romance and humor. Having become a teen idol in Puerto Rico and the rest of Latin America, and a favorite among Menudo fans, Acevedo's departure from the group was followed closely by Puerto Rican media. He left on August 2, 1988, a few months short of his seventeenth birthday. He announced on a local television show that he planned to move to the United States. He has since harnessed invaluable international experience to develop an impressive professional portfolio, ranging from off-Broadway productions in New York City to sophisticated songwriting and beyond with cross-culture appeal. He also polished his skills as a musician and co-produced his first solo CD. In 1999, co-writers Ray and Aurelio Laing III met - the two combined their collective talents and began writing lyrics and music for themselves ultimately creating Afterworld Records. During the winter of 2000, a San Antonio recording studio became the breeding ground for their first album, "Amor Oculto" ("Hidden Love"), which was released in 2001. That was Acevedo's first CD as a solo artist and he also made as his own website the same year. Collaborating with fellow bandmates, Enrique Palacios and Nathan Slimane, on yet another successful project - an English alternative release, "Age of Anxiety" in 2004, unleashed a powerful realization that this undeniably talented 30-something quartet had quickly become among music's "best-kept secrets." He later toured in Brazil with other former members of Menudo on a Reunion tour. They called themselves Menudo La Reunion. Just as he is talented in music, Ray is a skilled and accomplished Visual Artist as well. A second passion, with an eye for intriguing captivating charcoal drawings and oil paintings, his art stems from a deep seeded intuition and was further enriched by attending a visual art school in New York. Through years of patience and perseverance, Ray’s strength, determination and personal growth have become the springboard of his illustrious career.He has since harnessed invaluable international experience to develop an impressive professional portfolio , ranging from off-Broadway productions in NYC where he developed the insatiable thirst for acting, theatre-life and appearing on the big screen, to sophisticated songwriting and beyond with cross-culture appeal.
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