Mauricio Mota

Co-Founder & Pres
Wise Entertainment

Mauricio is founder and co-president of Wise Entertainment. Along with his wife Katie, he 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. Mota represents the fourth generation of one of the most important Latin American storytelling legacies and has helped his mother re-shape the estate created by his grandfather, Nelson Rodrigues, who is considered the Brazilian Shakespeare. He sits on the boards of Scriptd (an online marketplace for screenwriters), Young Storytellers (a non-profit focused on mentoring low-income students through storytelling) and Center for Third Space at the Annenberg School (an Institute focused on shaping the next generation of business leaders). Mauricio also has spoken for national and international audiences including The White House Fellowship, the State Department, and the World Bank.

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