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Humberto Martinez

Winner of TCM Backlot's inaugural
Guest Programmer Contest

For this contest, members were asked to submit videos showing off their hosting skills.  We received many excellent entries, and the judges were extremely impressed with the creativity and expertise of our Backlot members.  Though it was a tough call, Humberto won over the judges with his warmth, charm, and obvious passion for movies.

Hailing from Miami, Humberto is a professor of Radiology at the University of Miami's medical school, where he teaches his students about movies as well as medicine.  On Fridays, he invites his students and residents to his home theater, where he presents special screenings of classic films.  A big fan of musicals, Humberto will introduce three movies with Ben Mankiewicz on TCM: Bye Bye Birdie (1963), The Eddie Duchin Story (1956) and Pal Joey (1957), which was the movie he introduced in his video entry.

Tune in on May 24 starting at 8:00 PM ET to see Humberto represent Backlot on TCM.  Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to Humberto!

Humberto's Winning Video