Writer / Producer, Chair, PGA Diversity Committee

Producers Master Class - Friday, June 23rd - Creators Studio 2

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 Producers Guild of America for the past 14 years, is an advisory board member of the Geena Davis Institute and a member of the Writers Guild of America.

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, Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival among others.



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