ABOUT US

Gato Grande Productions develops premium content that elevates Latinx voices for mainstream markets. We know authentic stories resonate, and audiences want to be represented in the shows they watch.

It is a bi-cultural company in Los Angeles and Mexico City. Gato Grande mines unique stories, talent, and IP from across cultures with the expertise needed to sell in Latin America and the U.S.

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Featured Projects

Luis Miguel (series) - Season 1

The officially authorized series based on the life of internationally renowned music superstar and Grammy award-winning multi-platinum recording artist, Luis Miguel.

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Luis Miguel (series) - Season 1

Luis Miguel (series) - Season 2

The officially authorized series based on the life of internationally renowned music superstar and Grammy award-winning multi-platinum recording artist, Luis Miguel.

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Luis Miguel (series) - Season 2

The Team

Carla Vargas

Carla Gonzalez Vargas

President | CEO
Maximiliano Sanguines

Maximiliano Sanguine

VP of Development
Carlos Taibo

Carlos Taibo

Director of Physical Production
Megan Espinoza

Megan Espinoza

Executive Director of Development
Moises Amsel

Moises Amsel

Executive Director of Development
Priscila Amescua

Priscila Amescua

Director of Operations
Alex Lindgren

ALEX LINDGREN

Development Coordinator
Camila Llorens

CAMILA LLORENS

Operations and Physical Production Assistant
Mayra Garcia

Mayra Garcia

Administrative and Corporate Accountant
Virdiana Garcia

Virdiana Garcia

Production and Corporate accountant
Vania Vivanco de Gyves

Vania Vivanco de Gyves

Assistant
Carla Vargas

Carla Gonzalez Vargas

President | CEO

Born in Mexico City, Carla Gonzalez Vargas started her career as a writer and journalist. Her first book:Woody Allen: His Life and Movies, in 2004 encountered a very successful response. Two more books of her authorship followed: The Routes of Mexican Cinema 1990-2006, and Mexican Cinema from the Spanish publishing house Lunwerg. She has served as a member of the jury at the Guadalajara Film Festival, Los Cabos Film Festival and PRODU awards. In 2014, she directed and produced the documentary Alivio. In 2018, she was the showrunner of Luis Miguel: La Serie, which became one of the most successful TV Series in Latin America. For two consecutive years, Forbes named Carla one of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico.

Maximiliano Sanguines

Maximiliano Sanguine

VP of Development

Maximiliano Sanguine, born in Buenos Aires, has more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry in Latin America. He began his career as an audiovisual designer while working for local media companies until he joined Fox Networks Latam as Executive Director in the areas of Creativity and Production, leading a regional team. He then served as the International Development Manager at Pol-Ka, to finally be recruited by The Mediapro Studio, as Head of Development. He was a television script teacher at the University of Buenos Aires for nine years, from where, in addition, he has a Master in Design and Communication in which he is currently teaching a Postgraduate workshop.

Carlos Taibo

Carlos Taibo

Director of Physical Production

Carlos Taibo, a producer with 25 years of experience and more than 55 credits in feature films and TV series. Author of the "Basic Manual of Film Production" with thousands of copies sold. He was a production professor at the ENAC of the UNAM, he also taught at the SAE INSTITUTE, at the EICTV in Cuba and at the CCC. He directed the workshop for producers "Morelia Lab" at the Morelia International Film Festival for 10 years. He has collaborated with REDRUM, FILMADORA NACIONAL, WOO FILMS, BANDIDOS FILMS among other prestigious production companies and projects such as “ZERO ZERO ZERO”, “La Casa de las Flores”, “Alguien Tiene Que Morir”, “Imposters” “Cristiada”, “ Elysium”, “Bandidas” and “Man on fire” amongst others. Now he will be in charge of Physcial Production on all upcoming Gato Grande projects.

Megan Espinoza

Megan Espinoza

Executive Director of Development

Megan Espinoza is a Los Angeles native who spent her post-college years living in Santiago, Chile. Upon returning to Los Angeles, she got her start in the industry in literary management, before moving into television development at Warner Bros Studios, where she spent time in both the drama and comedy departments. Megan later became the Director of Development at Ted Melfi’s Goldenlight Films, where she shepherded film and TV projects through development and production. At Gato Grande, Megan is thrilled to be able to combine her love of premium content with her passion for bringing to life stories from unique and diverse perspectives.

Moises Amsel

Moises Amsel

Executive Director of Development

Moises Amsel is a passionate filmmaker and entertainment professional with a keen eye for storytelling. A USC Law graduate and alumnus of The Stella Adler Academy, Moises’ expertise is extensive to areas such as development, production, performance, and entertainment law. Moises has found a professional and creative home at Gato Grande, where the vision of creating premium content and elevating Latinx voices, closely align with his personal objectives. He now strives to explore, discover, and develop the kind of ground-breaking stories that could set the stage for ushering in a new great era of American cinema.

Priscila Amescua

Priscila Amescua

Director of Operations

Priscila Amescua Méndez is a native from Mexico City who graduated from Emerson College. After finishing her doublé major in film and theatre studies, she moved to Los Angeles, CA where she worked at KCET Television and with Academy Award Winner, Alejandor González Iñárritu. Upon her return to Mexico City, Priscila worked with Jonás Cuarón , Nicolás Celias and was a Production Supervisor for The Lift, in the entertainment department. At Gato Grande, Priscila is excited to collaborate on top tier projects that not only are entertaining, but also approach unique and relevant matters.

Alex Lindgren

ALEX LINDGREN

Development Coordinator

Alex Lindgren is a Washington DC native, attended Boston University and pursued a major in International Relations and Economics. Coming from a background of working in the Music industry and always attracted to Film and TV, Alex moved to Los Angeles where he switched tracks and broke into the TV/Film world working at Bruce Cohn Curtis films working in feature script development among other things. Coming from a Latin background, Alex later left in 2018 to pursue a tv/film trajectory that better focused on genuine LatinX stories and premium content at Gato Grande, an MGM Company.

Camila Llorens

CAMILA LLORENS

Operations and Physical Production Assistant

Camila Llorens, born in Mexico City, lived most of her life in the Yucatan Peninsula. Her experiences in the Caribbean gave her a vision of the world with a broad sense of social responsibility. That is why she chose the path of audiovisual production, given the impact that content can generate. In Yucatan, she participated in independent productions as an assistant and project coordinator. Now, operations and physical production assistant at Gato Grande, she is excited to be part of projects; that are not only of great quality, but that tell stories that contribute to generating a positive change in people.

Mayra Garcia

Mayra Garcia

Administrative and Corporate Accountant

Virdiana Garcia

Virdiana Garcia

Production and Corporate accountant

Vania Vivanco de Gyves

Vania Vivanco de Gyves

Assistant

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Thank you @variety for the amazing write up about our exciting upcoming projects including Talkies with Alvaro Morte. Much more news coming soon🍾 Link to the article in our story!
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Delighted to officially announce our partnership with the incredibly talented Saskia Niño de Rivera.

With Saskia's remarkable career in human rights, social justice and criminology issues. We’ll develop content based on amazing stories that Saskia has been collecting during her admirable career. We are eager to share the projects we are creating together, especially in the True Crime genre. Good news is on the way!! Welcome @saskianino
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We want to welcome Carlos Taibo to Gato Grande / MGM. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, he joins the team leading the company's Physical Production division from Mexico, the epicenter of LatinX production, for the region. In his new role as Director of Physical Production, he will be focused on overseeing production of all our upcoming shows.
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Muchas cosas en camino 💥

A lot coming up💥
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