Mauricio Mota

Co-President/Executive Producer
Wise Entertainment

Recently awarded with an Innovation and Inclusion Award by the Digital Diversity Network, Maurício serves as executive producer of East Los High, an award-winning drama series that has earned six Emmy nominations since its debut on Hulu in 2013 for its realistic portrayal of Latino high school students. The series ran for five seasons and comprised more than 60 episodes, making it Hulu's longest-running original.

Mota began his career as an entrepreneur at the age of 15 when he developed a storytelling board game with writer Sonia Rodrigues, which he sold door-to-door all over Brazil and where it is now present in over 5,000 schools. It later became a YA book collection and has been used by many Forbes 500 companies and the United Nations to foster creativity and innovation among their leaders. The patent of the game was used as the foundation for a literacy social network employed by 700,000 kids in public schools in Rio.

Mauricio was the first Latin American to speak at the Futures of Entertainment conference at MIT. He has been a judge on many international juries, such as Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Festival of Media, The Emmys and the One Show.

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