A cable industry veteran, Maria Perez-Brown is nuvoTV’s Senior Vice President of Programming & Development. In this capacity, she is responsible for developing and producing all content for nuvoTV’s linear network, broadband, VOD and mobile platforms.
Named one of the most powerful women and minorities in the cable industry for 2011 by CableFax Magazine, Ms. Perez-Brown is a nationally recognized leader in cable and Hispanic media with more than 20 years’ experience creating and developing targeted content for leading television and digital brands. At nuvoTV, she has been instrumental in the development of the network’s series Model Latina, Fight Factory, Curvy Girls and Pasport, for which she was nominated for an Emmy award. Most recently, Ms. Perez-Brown Executive Produced, We Decide: Latinos and the 2012 Election, a collaboration with NBC’s Peacock Production.
Prior to joining nuvoTV in 2007, Ms. Perez-Brown was president & CEO of Dorado Entertainment, an independent production company. She advised several Latin American television networks including Venevision, RCN and Televisa in the development and adaptation of their Spanish language formats for U.S. television audiences. Of note, she executive produced the 20th Anniversary of the Hispanic Heritage Awards from the Kennedy Center.
She also led development of several drama and sitcom scripts for Touchstone Television and Nickelodeon. She was the creator and executive producer of Taina, a live-action comedy series for Nickelodeon that was named Best Children’s Series by the Imagen Foundation and the National Council of La Raza in 2002. Additionally, Ms. Perez-Brown executive produced the landmark pre-school series Gullah Gullah Island, which was recognized by TV Guide as of the nation’s “top 10 television shows.” The series also garnered three Parent’s Choice Golden Awards, a National Association of Minorities in Cable Award and four NAACP Image Award nominations.
She is the recipient of several honors including the Annual Achievement in Television Award from the National Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences and the New York University Award for Outstanding and Dedicated Service to the Latino Community. She also received an Emmy nomination for producing Gullah Gullah Island.
Ms. Perez-Brown is the author of Mama: Latina Daughters Celebrate Their Mothers, published by (Harper Collins). She holds a law degree from New York University’s Law School and earned her B.A. at Yale University. Additionally, Ms. Perez-Brown is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.