TV & Film Writer/Director

Emerging Content Creators Workshop: Thursday, June 22nd - Creator's Studio 1

Gabriela Tagliavini an award-winning writer/director who just finished her 6th feature film as director How To Break Up With Your Douchebag that will be distributed by Televisa/Pantelion/Lionsgate in October 2017. And she recently just sold a pitch to FOX studios to write and direct the remake of Marilyn Monroe's classic film How to Marry a Millionaire.

 Her upcoming projects are: the feature film Soul Business financed by AMBI Group, starring Antonio Banderas and Mike Tyson. And My Exes, the first TV pilot she wrote for Televisa (Latin America biggest network).

Gabriela Tagliavini was nominated for 2 Imagen Awards (U.S. “Latino Oscars” that take place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills & air on PBS) for Best Director and Best Picture of the year. The last film she directed, Border Run (aka “The Mule”) stars Sharon Stone, Miguel Rodarte, Manolo Cardona and Billy Zane. It was released by Anchor Bay and Starz. VoltagePictures handled international sales and sold it to Germany, France, Japan, etc. The film was nominated for Best Picture of the Year.

Tagliavini's forth feature as a writer-director, Without Men, starring Eva Longoria, Kate Del Castillo and Christian Slater, sold worldwide in many countries and had a theatrical release in the U.S. She earned a nomination for Best Director. Her TV film, the Viacom/VH1/MTV/Maverick feature 30 Days Until I'm Famous, premiered on VH1. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery, Mindy Sterling, Udo Kier and Carmen Electra and was executive-produced by Madonna. Her film Ladies’ Night (distributed by Disney/Buena Vista) was the #1 movie in the box office in Mexico in 2004. It won three MTV Latin Movie Awards. Its soundtrack released by Sony went platinum.

For her directorial debut, The Woman Every Man Wants (aka "Perfect Lover"), Tagliavini won the Best Director award at 3 international film festivals including the New York Independent and Munich FilmFestivals in 2001. It premiered at the A-list Festival of Mar del Plata, Argentina in the Official Selection.

She received a Bachelor's Degree in film directing and a Masters Degree in screenwriting from the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI). She is also a renowned author and has two novels published with critical acclaim.

 She worked as a writer for CNN and was a juror at the Berlin Film Festival and the platinum awards. Shewon the prestigious 2006 ABC/DGAdirecting fellowship where she shadowed shows like Disney's Hannah Montana and Desperate Housewives. For television, she helmed a live show, Comedy Rehab, for Comedy Central. She wrote (uncredited) the screenplay for Cantinflas co-produced by former NBC topper Ben Silverman. She adapted the best-selling novel The Anatomist, hired by HBO Films. She wrote the remake of the prestigious Luis Buñuel’s film Belle De Jour. In 2011, L.E.M.I. gave her the Outstanding Life Achievement Award.

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