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Congratulation to The Pitch 2018 winner Nick Perkins. His script Tri Again beat out the other great entries to take home the prize. All the participants did a great job of pitching before the panel of judges but there can be only one official winner. We thank everyone who participated this year. Stay tuned for more info on The Pitch 2019!

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THE PITCH 2018 winner Nick Perkins

Nick Perkins posing with a prize check for his winning pitch Tri Again.


THE PITCH PANEL 2018


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Valente Rodriguez

ACTOR

Valente was born in south Texas in 1964. His first acting Job was a feature film called Salsa the Motion Picture in January of 1988. Since then Valente has appeared in numerous Film/TV and Theatre productions – Film: Blood in… Blood out…, Mi Familia, Roosters, Erin Brockovich, Deep Blue Sea, Volcano, The Ugly Truth,  It’s Complicated, McFarland USA. TV: Golden Girls, Mad About You, X-files, ER –  he was a regular on the George Lopez show as Ernie (120 episodes). And a regular on the Fran Drescher show Happily Divorced.

He has performed on numerous stages in LA and through out The United States. He produced three films in the Rio Grande Valley, directing one of them, in 2010 and in 2015 graduated with a Masters in Theatre from UTRGV.

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Kerry Valderrama

DIRECTOR, WRITER, & PRODUCER

Kerry Valderrama is a former airborne infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division and served as a team leader in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. He received a B.A. from Methodist University in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. While attending the University of Texas at San Antonio for his Masters degree in International Relations, Kerry withdrew halfway through the program to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Since working in the entertainment industry, Kerry has directed, produced and written two award-winning feature films, numerous commercials, music videos, created a comic book series (distributed through Diamond Comics), 

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Sandra Avila

PRODUCER


Sandra Avila currently works as a manager producer in Los Angeles focused on overseeing a roster of talented, diverse film & TV screenwriters and directors. A priority of which is creating content for the U.S. Latino Market.

Prior to joining Inclusion, she had her own production company, Avila Entertainment for six years. She also did a four-year stint at Maya Entertainment where she oversaw all TV and film projects for the company. These include the indie comedy, TACO SHOP (May 2018 release- Maya Cinemas/ Sony Home Entertainment) starring Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), the completion of the features, HARLEM HOSTEL starring Ramon Rodriguez (TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen), VALE TODO and in 2009, Maya’s first TV production, ONE HOT SUMMER starring Vanessa Marcil and Jon Seda, in collaboration with the Lifetime Movie Network.

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