Maria Carter

MARÍA AGUI CARTER
Writer / Director

María Agui Carter is an award-winning filmmaker, scholar, and President of Iguana Films, a film and New Media company working in Spanish and English language productions. She is a graduate of Harvard University, and former staff producer for WGBH Boston. Ms. Agui Carter was the only woman director commissioned for Discovery En Español's Director's Showcase series with her dramatic film Cleats, and her work has premiered at film festivals including Tribeca (Chevolution, Writer) and the LA Latino film festival (Cleats, Writer/Director). She began her career in public television, producing documentaries about the Latino community for the La Plaza series on WGBH in Boston. Her credits as Writer/Producer/Director include many films for PBS including Tango Duel Dance (La Plaza Series), Rumble Over West Side Story (La Plaza series) and The Devil’s Music (National Program Service, PBS). She has served as a consulting producer for numerous series and independent projects for PBS and cable, including The College Track Series on access to college for underprivileged kids (Pilot producer) and the Unnatural Causes Series on health disparities in America (Consulting Producer). Her recently completed new feature documentary about women war journalists, No Job For a Woman (Producer), opened at the UN Women's Film Festival in 2011. Her latest independent feature documentary film Rebel about a woman Civil War soldier, is slated for PBS broadcast in January 2013. She has been a visiting scholar at Harvard, Tulane, and Brandeis, and the recipient of a Peabody Gardner, Warren, Rockefeller, CPB/PBS producer’s Academy, and NALIP Producer’s Academy Fellowships. She is a member of the Writer's Guild of America, is Chair of the Board of NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers), and is past Chair of the New England based social issue filmmaker’s group Filmmaker’s Collaborative. She is a native of Ecuador and grew up Nuyorican.

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Maria Agui Carter
Calvin A. Lindsay Jr.
Sabrina Avilés
Kat Alix-Gaudreau
Summers Henderson