Liz Sczudlo is a television writer, producer and karaoke enthusiast living in Los Angeles, CA. Her writing credits include “Jane the Virgin” (CW), “The Following” (Fox), “Switched at Birth” (ABC Family), “Awkward” (MTV), “Reign” (CW) and “90210” (CW). She’s also sold a bunch of pilots that never made it to series, including “Sea Change” for Lifetime, “Stripped” for TBS, and “The Heights” for Hulu. She is repped by the United Talent Agency and is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America, West.
Madeline Hendricks has worked on the CW’s Jane The Virgin for the past 5 years, starting as the Showrunner’s assistant, then as an Associate Producer, and is currently a writer on the staff. Hendricks is also a playwright whose work has been published by Samuel French. She co-created See What Sticks, a monthly workshop with an audience in LA where artists of all disciplines come together to present works in progress (seewhatsticksla.com).
One of the most important and influential Latin American actors. Over 11 million followers on his social media platforms, Golden Globe Award and Critics’ Choice Award nominee, AFI Award, Teen Choice Award and Imagen Award winner Jaime Camil, named by VANITY FAIR as one of the Best New TV Characters, plays “the scene-stealing comedic bright spot,” Rogelio de la Vega, the supremely vain, but totally well-meaning, famous telenovela star and Gina Rodriguez’s father on the CW hit series “Jane the Virgin.”
Camil began his career as a singer performing alongside Cuban icons Amaury Gutierrez and Pancho Cespedes before going on to star in the mega hit telenovela LA FEA MÁS BELLA in his native Mexico. He has starred in a multitude of award-winning films including Pulling Strings, 200 Cartas (alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda), and 7 Dias (which earned him the “Best Supporting Actor” honors from the Premios ACE and the Mexican Cinema Journalists respectively). Due to his exceptional accomplishments in the field of theatrical motion pictures, Camil is a member of the AMPAS.
Camil’s career continued to skyrocket following star turns in the gender-bending comedy POR ELLA SOY EVA and the fish-out-of-water romp QUE POBRES TAN RICOS. He has recorded four platinum selling albums and has led many musicals in Mexico City including West Side Story, Hook, Aladdin, El Diluvio Que Viene and more. In 2005 he led the Broadway-bound musical The Mambo Kings.
Camil currently stars on the hit CW sitcom ”Jane the Virgin,” where he has quickly become a fan-favorite. In the summer of 2016, Camil headlined a two-month run on Broadway starring as “Billy Flynn” in America’s longest-running hit musical CHICAGO. He also wrapped a successful 3-night only summer 2017 production of MAMMA MIA! At the Hollywood Bowl playing the role of “Sam Carmichael” opposite Jennifer Nettles as “Donna.” Jaime is a go-to-voice actor for many animated projects, he is the voice of “Papá Julio” in the Academy Award winning animated feature, COCO, which is the top-grossing film of all time in Mexico. Camil just completed his latest film, Pantelion’s MY BOYFRIEND’S MEDS, which he also executive produced under his production banner, ECABA, the film will open on Labor Day of 2019. Cast includes Brooke Shields, Jason Alexander and Brian Baumgartner among many other great actors.
Camil, along with his wife and two children, currently reside in Los Angeles.
Rafael Agustín is a writer on the award-winning The CW show, Jane The Virgin. He is a 2016 Sundance Fellow for his TV family comedy, Illegal, based on his life as a formerly undocumented American. Agustín co-created and co-starred in the national touring, award-winning autobiographical comedy, N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk, which received acclaim from the LA Times, New York Times, Denver Post and won awards for its advancement of social justice in the arts. Rafael Agustín currently serves as Executive Director of the Latino Film Institute (LFI), where he oversees the Youth Cinema Project, their statewide project based learning educational film program, and LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival). Earlier this year, the LA Weekly named Agustín one of the fifty most essential people in Los Angeles. He received his BA and MA from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television, and is an alumnus of the CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase.
A native of Los Angeles, Chantelle never had Hollywood aspirations. But, growing up onSesame Street and Reading Rainbow sparked a life-long love of television that would only continue to grow. As one of two African-American girls in a predominately Caucasian highschool, Chantelle used television as an escape from a world that could sometimes be cruel. When she found herself homeless in high school, living between motel rooms and the back of her family’s car, Chantelle began to write. She wielded her pen like a shield and wrote her way out of that world and into another, sparking her love for storytelling. Chantelle later moved toBoston where she earned a B.S. in marketing, becoming the first in her family to graduate from college. Back in LA, Chantelle worked in advertising for eight years, writing ad copy, until she realized that her love for storytelling and passion for television would be better served writing TV rather than TV commercials. While earning her Master’s for Writing & Producing for Television, Chantelle landed a spot in Variety Magazine’s Top 100 Students to Watch and wrote an original pilot which landed her the acclaimed CBS Writing Fellowship, and her first TV writing job on Jane The Virgin. Now a Co-Producer, during her tenure on the show, Chantelle was named one of Hollywood’s top 100 new writers on The Tracking Board’s Young & Hungry List. When she isn’t writing, Chantelle is an amateur potter who once sold her pottery to buy her first car.
Valentina Garza is a Cuban-American comedy writer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended U.C. Berkeley, graduating with a degree in Comparative Literature. She then returned to her Angeleno roots and pursued her love of writing as a television comedy writer. Her bilingual and bicultural background provided an inroad on the Spanish-language Telemundo sit-com, “Los Beltran” where she freelanced her first script. She was accepted and completed the prestigious Warner Brothers Writers’ Workshop and went on to write for “George Lopez” as well as FOX’s animated juggernaut, “The Simpsons,” and Seth MacFarlane’s animated series, “Bordertown”. Valentina received an Annie nomination for Writing in a Television Production for her work on “The Simpsons” and received an Environmental Media Award for her episode titled, “Opposites A-Frack”. She has sold pilots to ABC, CBS and FOX and is currently a Co-Executive Producer on the critically acclaimed “Jane the Virgin”.
Carolina Rivera studied screenwriting at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and has devoted her entire career to writing for film and television. Read More
IN THE US:
Carolina is currently a Supervising Producer in the multi-awarded television series “Jane
the Virgin” and has worked as a writer in the show for all the show´s seasons.
Carolina’s original show “La Alegria del Hogar” was adapted by Mark Cherry for the US and
aired as “Devious Maids” for four seasons.
Carolina created and is currently developing an original TV series for NETFLIX -LATAM.
In 2017, Carolina ran the writer´s room , wrote 3 episodes and EXECUTIVE PRODUCED for
the NETFLIX – MGM/Gato Grande “Luis Miguel, La Serie.” Television Series.
Carolina also has created stories and worked as head writer for the serial-telenovela
“Lucho en Familia” (40 one-hour episodes), in addition to three 120-episode telenovelas
for TVAzteca and Imagen, including “Amor Cautivo”, aired by Telemundo USA in 2014.
Jennie Snyder Urman
Jennie Snyder Urman developed and executive produces The CW’s Golden-Globe nominated “Jane The Virgin.” The show has been honored with a Peabody Award, three TCA nominations, six Critics Choice nominations, three NAACP Image Award nominations, as well as multiple Teen Choice nominations, a People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Comedy,” the Planned Parenthood “Maggie Award for Television,” and an Imagen Award for best Primetime Comedy. Additionally, the show was named one of AFI’s Top Television Programs of the Year. Read More
Prior to “Jane The Virgin,” Urman created “Emily Owens, MD,” also for The CW. Other credits include “Reign,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Men in Trees,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “90210” and “Hope and Faith.” She was also named one of Variety’s “10 TV Writer’s to Watch” in 2012. Additionally, she wrote the screenplay for the feature film “Something Borrowed” based on the Emily Giffin novel.
Snyder Urman grew up in Rye, New York and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University. She is married to Jamie Urman, a cinematographer, and is the proud (and tired) mommy to Theo and Poppy.