Nickelodeon Animation and Representation: The Casagrandes and Santiago of the Seas - June 27 @ 2:00pm PST
Rosemary Contreras is a staff writer for Nickelodeon’s The Casagrandes, an original animated series showcasing the culture, humor, and love that’s part of growing up in a multigenerational Mexican-American family. Contreras started her professional career as a staff writer on the pre-school series Go, Diego, Go. Following her success on that show, she transitioned to be the story editor of Dora the Explorer and Dora and Friends: Into the City! As a freelance writer, Contreras has written for the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, The Loud House and Nina’s World. In addition, she has published a children’s book with Simon & Schuster and produced interstitials for Latino Public Broadcasting. Contreras earned a Bachelor of Arts from the UCLA School of Film and Television with a concentration in screenwriting and her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Antioch University Los Angeles. Contreras resides in Los Angeles.
STEVEN CANALS is the Emmy®-nominated and Peabody Award-winning co-creator, executive producer, director and writer of FX’s groundbreaking drama series, POSE, which will return for a third season. For the show's recent second season, Canals made his TV directorial debut with the episode titled "Revelations," which he also wrote. He was recently featured on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter's Pride Issue and named to their list of 2020's "50 Most Powerful LGBTQ Players in Hollywood."
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Cristina directed SCIENCE FAIR, which won audience awards at Sundance and SxSW in 2018, as well as an Emmy and a Critics’ Choice award for best first time director. Cristina previously worked as an investigative journalist, covering detention centers, sex trafficking and the opiate epidemic. Her investigative work has been recognized with a GLAAD Award and a duPont. She is a partner at Los Angeles-based production company, Muck Media.