PRODUCER, WRITER, ACTIVIST

Deborah Calla, Born and raised in Brazil, is a writer, producer, speaker and activist. Among her film credits are: A Beautiful Life (writer/producer), Beat The World (producer), Lost Zweig (co-producer), Dream House (producer). TV: Carnival in Rio (Travel Channel, producer), Chicano Artists (HBO Latino, producer), Fox Club Kids (Fox Latin America, producer), Romeo & Juliet Redux (in development @ Freeform, writer), 500th Anniversary of Brazil (TNT, producer). Deborah has been the chair of the PGA for the past 14 years, is an advisory board member of the Geena Davis Institute and a member of the WGA. She is also the chair of the Media Access Awards, an yearly awards event started by Norman Lear which celebrates people in the industry who advance the portrayal and employment of people with disabilities. Deborah is a regular guest speaker at: AFI, USC, Globo Network, among others. She also works as a script consultant and travels to such countries as Taiwan, Jordan and Brazil to teach script development and production. She’s working with Ben Lewin on a TV series project and is pre-production on The Case of the 10.001 Women in Brazil.

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