FILM JUDGES

NANCY DE LOS SANTOS

Nancy De Los Santos.  Screen writer and Producer.  Guest Film Judges 2016 at Festival De Cine Latino AmericanoWriter/Producer/Director Nancy De Los Santos, began her career in Chicago as Producer for Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel’s film review program At The Movies.  She is the Associate Producer on the films Selena and My Family, Mi Familia.  She wrote One Hot Summer for the Lifetime Movie Network, and one of The Disney Channel’s highest rated original films, Gotta Kick It Up!  Her work on the Showtime series Resurrection Blvd.  was nominated for an Alma Award. She’s also written for the PBS series American Family and the HULU drama series, East Los High.

She’s co-writer and co-producer of the Cinemax/HBO feature documentary, The Bronze Screen: One Hundred Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood Cinema.  Nancy has been on the writing staff for The NCLR Alma Awards, hosted by Eva Longoria, for seven shows.

One of her stories, “My Gang Sweater,” is included in “Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” written by Delia Ephron and Nora Ephron, being staged in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris and Mexico City.  She is also one of the writers of the book “Eight Ways to Say I Love My Life,” published by Arte Público Press.  The stage presentation of the book received the “Imagen Award for Best Live Theatrical Production.” She’s written five plays for the Plaza de la Raza Youth Theatre Workshop, including the 2015 production “UAC ETA TBD,” about Central American youths fleeing their homeland for the U.S.

Nancy De Los Santos is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America West, The Latino Writers Committee, and is the first Latino to serve on the Writers Guild of America Board of Directors (2006-08). She was recently presented with the ALMA Award for Community Service and Industry Excellence.

CARLOS AGUILAR

Carlos Aguilar, a native Texan born in San Antonio and raised in Fort Worth, is a man who wears many hats. On the literal side that hat is predominantly a Stetson cowboy hat with a crisp brim, but professionally he is a successful entrepreneur with a deep love and understanding for the arts.  This passion comes from his creative side, being a musician, filmmaker and leader in many artistic communities.  In 2009 he founded the non-profit organization the Endeavor Cinema Group, to develop and unite the artisans of the emerging North Texas independent motion picture industry and he has most recently and proudly been chosen to serve on the new Fort Worth Film Commission advisory council.

ISRAEL MARQUEZ

Israel is a self taught multi award winning indie film maker. Israel Marquez has his sights set high. Some of his films are Haley's Angel, No Sunshine, Rose, and his most recent Unchained Love just to name a few. Israel has also been a cinematographer and editor for numerous other indie films. Israel finds inspirations from such film makers like Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Alejandro Gonzalez

REBECCA FLORES

From her earliest years, Rebecca Flores has been devoted to media and communication. While earning dual degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, she took the role of Station Manager at TSTV, the first commercial college broadcast station in the U.S. After college she worked as a freelance videographer and cinematographer in central Texas for independent filmmakers as well as for HGTV and the A&E networks. After earning her Masters degree in Film Production at the University of Southern California in 2007, Rebecca was invited to assist in teaching student film workshops at the Royal Film Commission of Jordan. While working there in Amman, she accepted the first teaching position with Jordan’s new graduate film school, The Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts. After many adventures in teaching and filmmaking in the Middle East, she returned to Texas in 2012. Currently, Rebecca can be found teaching as an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, The Art Institute of Dallas, as well as working as a freelance filmmaker.

BURTON PEREZ

Burton Perez was born on August 1, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Crossing Point (2016) and Cleaners (2013).

 

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