The Mexican actress and producer Salma Hayek has formed a partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc to form a company that will specialise in making Latin-themed films.

Hayek's production company, called Ventanazul, hopes to make or acquire two to four Latino movies a year.

The studio will finance the films, which will have budgets ranging from $5 million to $25 million.

Hayek was Oscar nominated for the 2002 film 'Frida', which she produced and starred in, and is the producer of hit television show 'Ugly Betty'. 

"We want these movies to appeal to everyone, but we also hope to make Latino audiences proud," Hayek said.