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Fernando Gaitán
Creator de Betty la Fea. Colombia.

Topic: “Melodrama and series”.

A prominent writer and producer who has made humor a defining element. He is without doubt the most globally well-known author of Telenovelas over the last decade. His other successes are Café con aroma de mujer and Hasta que la plata nos separe, works which have crossed borders in their original versions and adaptations in Europe, Asia, the US and Latin America.

Guillermo Restrepo
Producer of Pura Sangre of RCN. Colombia.

Guillermo Restrepo has been part of RCN Televisión - Colombia since 2001 and is currently general producer of telenovelas.
Gustavo Bolívar
Creator de Sin tetas no hay Paraíso. Colombia.

He is not only a TV show writer but he also has great prestige in literary writing since he has written seven books: three novels, chronicles, investigations and essays.
Bill Bakula
A great business tycoon and visionary. USA.

Además de ser un magnate de los negocios, es un visionario. Construyó su imperio a partir de haber adquirido la marca del reconocido psíquico Walter Mercado con quien produjo Walter y las estrellas, un programa que aún está al aire en varias filiales de Univisión.
Gus Howard

Entered industry 1966. Freelanced in UK 1971-72. Freelanced as cinematographer 1970’s. Shot numerous short dramas, commercials, documentaries. Formed documentary production company late 1970’s. Shot second unit on several features 1970’s, early 80’s. Freelanced as 1st AD on feature films and mini-series 1980’s.
Pedro Torres
Founder of the Production Company The Mates Group. México.

He is undoubtedly one of the greatest figures in Mexican television and advertising. He began his career in stills photography and cinematographic photography direction after studying communication in Mexico, cinematography in London and colorimetry in Paris. He has made more than 100 documentaries and feature films galore as photography director; he has directed great commercials for national and international powerhouses like Ford Motor Company, Nissan, Volkswagen and Bacardi, among many others.
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