Writer/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.
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