DIRECTOR - Feature Documentary

Three (Extra)Ordinary Women, April 2021 (work-in-progress)

* Follow & investigative doc about three African American and Palestinian women who lifted themselves from troubled childhoods and now aim to inspire others to follow their footsteps by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

STORY PRODUCER - Documentary Short

PBS Special: Lights, Camera, Acción, June - August 2021

* A historical look at Latino representation in media through to today

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER - Feature Documentary

On Three Wheels, Dec 2019 (work-in-progress)

* A film about a non-profit that adapts bicycles for children with disabilities and the families they work with

STORY PRODUCER - Digital

Debate Defends Democracy, Nov - Jan 2021

* Remote produced, scripted and directed a short archival video on the history of presidential transitions of power for Federal Hall in NYC and MetroFocus on WNET with Sam Roberts, New York Times journalist


STORY PRODUCER - Network TV Special

Univision’s Uforia: La Epoca de Oro, Oct - Dec 2019

* Scripted and post-produced this hour-long special on the history of Urban Latino music

 

STORY PRODUCER - Feature Documentary

The Long Friday, Aug - Oct 2019

* Researched and pre-interviewed subjects for this documentary work-in-progress directed by Emmy award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and media executive Pamela Hogan on feminism in Iceland

CONTENT PRODUCER - Digital Branded Content Shorts

Verizon, July - Oct 2019

* Developed the creative concept and oversaw production for this campaign featuring up and coming Urban Latino artists marketed towards Latinx millennials

 

CO-PRODUCER - Feature Documentary

PBS/NGL Studios, American Masters: Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage, March - August 2019

* Fine-tuned story and helped manage schedules and final deliveries; coordinated film festival and private screenings

 

DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT

NGL Studios, Nov 2018 - Nov 2019

* Research, develop and write and shoot documentary and unscripted pitch decks and proof of concept reels for online, TV and film projects

 

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR - Digital Branded Content Shorts

Shaw Contract Design Awards - November 2018 - February 2019

* Developed the creative and handled all logistical planning to capture the experience of the winners of the 2018 Design Awards in Miami during Art Basel for online promotional use

 

STORY PRODUCER/WRITER - Feature Documentary

PBS/NGL Studios - Great Performances: John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway, July - Nov 2018

* Story and post-produced the behind-the-scenes documentary of John Leguizamo’s latest Broadway show Latin History for Morons -- Winner 2019 Imagen Award for Best Documentary

 

SENIOR PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Communications Department, Jan 2013 – Sept 2014

  • Vetted film, TV, and photography requests from production companies to ensure alignment with strategic communication priorities

  • Adapted the storytelling needs of the producers to the Met, often pitching stories as well

  • Managed logistical and curatorial concerns, and guaranteed protection of both brand and works of art

  • Negotiated contracts and coordinated shoots from small-scale international programs to feature films

  • Handled press vetting and credentialing of over 200 journalists for the Met Gala Costume Institute Benefit red carpet arrivals

 

SUPERVISING PRODUCER

MTV Teen Cribs, Seasons 1 & 2, 73 episodes total, Feb 2009 - Jan 2011

  • Managed a team of 40+ employees divided among three departments, keeping all abreast of the big picture

  • Implemented training of new hires ensuring consistency in filming and editing formats

  • Ensured team wellness and performance in extremely fast-paced environment

  • Created and oversaw budgeting while managing contracts, casting, pre-production, scheduling, filming, scripting, post, delivery, press and multi-platform deliveries

MTV tr3s, July 2006 – July 2007 (Member of the core team for the launch of this network.)

* Produced music, lifestyle and short-form documentary programming for series, specials, and customizations

  • Conceived and produced two new specials, one of which was a day-in-the-life profile of music artist Daddy Yankee

  • Worked with executive producers to supervise various productions from green-light to air

 

DIRECTOR

MTV, MTV Cribs, Feb 2002 – Jan 2008

  • Directed shoots and post-produced segments featuring artists in their homes including: Actors/entertainers: Andy Dick, Perez Hilton, Rachel Hunter, the Jackass boys, Jamie Pressly, Leah Remini, Michael Rosenbaum, Pauly Shore, Tyrese, Ice T, Verne Troyer. Musicians: Patti LaBelle, Macy Gray, Sammy Hagar, Moby, Alanis Morrissette, Wayne Newton, Leann Rimes, Kelly Rowlands, Paulina Rubio. Athletes: Carmelo Anthony (NBA), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR), Jason Kidd (NBA), Terrell Owens (NFL)

MTV: High School Stories: January 2005 – June 2005

  • Researched, planned, casted, scripted and directed reenactments of true events

 

DIRECTOR/CAMERA - Short-from documentary

MTV US & International, Diary, May 2005 – July 2005

  • Traveled with Shakira to Bahamas, Turkey, and Colombia, to capture her daily life verité style for Part I which resulted in being personally requested by Shakira and her team to film Part II in England, Portugal, and Germany

* Filmed segments with Hilary Duff in Mexico City and Juanes in New York City

 

SPECIALS SHOW PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

MTV News & Docs, July 2008- Jan 2009 for: Cribs Wildest Antics hosted by Aubrey O’Day; Cribs Top 10 Teens Special hosted by Miranda Cosgrove; Cribs Awards hosted by Kim Kardashian

 

DIGITAL PRODUCER

Billboardenespanol.com, March 2008 – June 2008

* Produced and edited music related content for the Spanish language Billboard website

Remezcla.com, Jan 2008 – Mar 2008

* Created short form content on the Sundance Film Festival, Latino films, and created their promo reel

 

SEGMENT PRODUCER

MTV News, various dates 2002 - 2005

  • Interviewed Britney Spears, Ben Affleck, Michael Clarke Duncan, Juanes, Paulina Rubio, Shakira, and Moby, among others

* Shows include: Sex 2K: Gay Cruise; High School Stories; The Movie Awards Go Scandalicious

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

MTV News Latin America & MTV U.S., various programs, 1996-2002

 

✪ OTHER QUALIFICATIONS ✪

Equipment: Canon C300, FCP, Premiere, AVID

Education: Hunter College, CUNY; B.A. Communications/English; graduated cum laude 

Languages:  Fluent Spanish

Certifications: The Climate Reality Project, Leadership Corps; Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Health Coach