About Spanglish Movies

Spanglish Movies was created in October 2014 by a group of executives of Major Studios who decided it was time to offer Latin American filmmakers the know-how and working processes that Hollywood film distributors had been applying since the beginnings of the film industry.

We create partnerships with licensees around the world, allowing our content creators to benefit from the transfer of rights to broadcast productions to cinemas, free-to-air and subscription TV channels, streaming platforms, and distributors of home-made formats in all possible markets worldwide.

Our goal is to build an economically viable industry, transparent, continuously growing, and able to bring more content of higher quality year after year. To achieve our goals, we count on a team of professionals with ample trajectory within the film industry.

We work tirelessly to create partnerships with licensees around the world, allowing our associate creators to benefit from the transfer of rights to broadcast their productions to cinemas, free-to-air and subscription TV channels, streaming platforms and distributors of home-made formats in all possible markets worldwide.

Team Spanglish Movies

To achieve this, we count on a team of professionals with ample trajectory in the industry.

Gustavo Rodríguez Aparicio
CEO

With over 15 years of experience running leading Fortune 500 companies and independent media initiatives. Gustavo applied his knowledge as Managing Director of 20th Century Fox to rebuild the company’s operations from scratch in various territories, leading them to make the company a market leader for 10 consecutive years. Gustavo has a BS in Engineering, as well as degrees in Marketing and Economics from UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, he holds three patents for media technologies.

Marcello Gagliardi Lugo
Acquisition Manager

UCAB Social Communicator (Venezuela). He has more than 10 years of experience working for media such as Circuito X, film exhibitors such as Cines Unidos and distributors such as 20th Century Fox. He has made corporate videos, documentaries and short films, as well as research work on financing of cinema in emerging markets and business opportunities for filmmakers. He also works as director of the portal AmolrAlCine.com

Sigrid Salcedo
Financial and Administration Manager

For more than 20 years, Sigrid was responsible for the operational and logistical management of the 20th Century Fox office in Venezuela, guaranteeing the arrival and delivery of marketing materials, films to theaters and keeping precise control of the finances of the company. business. She has a TSU in Foreign Trade obtained from the Simón Bolívar University, Bachelor of International Trade and Finance for Non-Financial Executives (IESA). Entrepreneur by vocation, she applies all her knowledge to the administrative and after-sales monitoring of our clients.

Lester Rivé
Sales Manager

Director of ENFOQUE International Film Festival of Puerto Rico, the first and only festival in Latin America that contributes and fosters the well-being of society through the power of cinematography. He was part of the United States Army of the Navy branch for 8 years where he worked as a firefighter and policeman during the attacks of September 11, 2011. Coordinator of community events to benefit hospitals and people in need. With more than 13 years of experience as a video editor and currently he is a professor at the Escuela Libre de Música in Mayagüez for film, radio and television. He is the founder of the digital marketing company La Greca Media Group where he has been able to innovate the market through creativity and marketing strategies.

Orlando Santiago
Digital Content Manager

With more than 25 years of experience in film direction, post-production, editing, special effects and musical composition. Winner of 4 Emmys for his work and multiple awards in other branches. He is a multifaceted professional, he has worked in large companies such as NBC / Telemundo, 20th Century Fox, Nasa, Discovery Channel. He is currently a professor at the College of Cinematography, Arts and Television of Puerto Rico.

Luis Alejandro Hidalgo
Digital Marketing Manager

Social communicator from UCAB (Venezuela) with mentions in Marketing and Audiovisual Production. Founder of the portal AmoIralCine.com and director of Pablito Digital Agency. Specialized in creating marketing campaigns, managing social networks and coordinating digital content. Organizer of 35 academic events (Amo Ir al Cine Campus and Pabilo Servicios), where more than 2,500 young people were benefited. Audiovisual producer responsible for collaborating with artists such as Greeicy Rendón, Carlos Vives, Alejandro Sanz, Silvestre Dangond. Young entrepreneur, creative and passionate about generating value for the company.

Génesis Figueroa Colón
People Management

Multifaceted communicator with a Bach. General Communications of the Ana G. Méndez University (UAGM) Puerto Rico. She has participated as a moderator and host in programs such as “Enfecto Talks”, TeamComu Movies and Cruzando la Isla, among others. Outstanding in radio and television production works being a collaborator for Notiséis 360 of WIPR, Pixedium Corp, Salvation Army, Radio Taíno of UAGM and Taínos al 360 for Sistema TV. She has experience as a journalist and multimedia reporter. She is the creator of: The Community Leader Guide, a manual created for the social responsibility program of the Starbucks Puerto Rico and Latin America company. Likewise, being recognized for her community work. He is currently a spokesperson and communication assistant at ENFOQUE Puerto Rico International Film Festival.

Edgar Rocca
Write’s room

Researcher graduated from the UCV with thesis at Columbia University (2010), audiovisual producer graduated from ESCINETV (2013). University professor of the Venezuelan Cinema and Film Critics Chairs at the Andrés Bello Catholic University of Caracas, Venezuela (2014-2018). Founding member of Caracas Film Critics Circle . Programming Manager of the film distributor Cinematográfica Blancica (2018), Screenwriter, Director and Producer of the feature films of fiction THE WORST MAN OF THE WORLD (2017) and INFIDELS (In post).

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