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

We are 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 worldwide markets.

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Featured Projects

Libre de Reír (series) - Season 1

Inmates in the Mexican prison system enroll in a stand-up comedy workshop, led by comedian Sofía Niño de Rivera, where they're challenged to turn their personal stories into comedy.

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Libre de Reír (series)

Luis Miguel (series) - Season 3

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 3

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

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

The Team

Carla Vargas

Carla González Vargas

Chief Executive Officer
Maximiliano Sanguines

Maximiliano Sanguine

Chief Creative Officer

Ricardo Espinosa

Chief Operating Officer
Moises Amsel

Moises Amsel

Executive Director of Development
Megan Espinoza

Megan Espinoza

Executive Director of Development

Sandra Godinez

Director of Production
Mayra Garcia

Mayra Garcia

Administrative and Corporate Accountant
Virdiana Garcia

Virdiana Garcia

Production and Corporate Accountant

Giovanni Wesche

IT Manager

Santiago Gavaldón

Development Coordinator

Sara Atehortua

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Patricia Granadas

Production Coordinator

Alexis Garcia

Accounting Assistant

Ytzen Bustos

Treasury and Administrative Assistant
Carla Vargas

Carla González Vargas

Chief Executive Officer

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

Chief Creative Officer

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.

Ricardo Espinosa

Chief Operating Officer

A business administrator specialized in finance, Ricardo graduated from Universidad de las Americas in Mexico City. He also holds a postgraduate degree in leadership and organization from ITESM CCM. With over 18 years of experience in banking and fintech, he has played a fundamental role in various areas, including financial analysis and planning, profitability, and commercial management. His banking career began at Santander, where he pioneered the implementation of the strategic project management office, thus driving digital transformation. Ricardo is recognized for his collaborative leadership style and focus on defining and executing initiatives. Subsequently, he moved into product and business management and was appointed responsible for the business strategy area in payment methods. Later, he expanded his vision and experience in fintech as Senior Director in the operations area, where he was responsible for planning and strategy, overseeing more than 300 people.

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.

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.

Sandra Godinez

Director of Production

Mayra Garcia

Mayra Garcia

Administrative and Corporate Accountant

Born in Mexico City and a graduate of the Faculty of Accounting and Administration at UNAM, she has actively participated in various industries, enabling her to possess over 25 years of extensive experience in the fields of accounting, administration, and finance.

Virdiana Garcia

Virdiana Garcia

Production and Corporate Accountant

Originally from Mexico City, Viridiana graduated from the University of La Salle Mexico with a specialization in Tax Strategies and a Master's degree in Administration. She holds over 13 years of experience in the accounting and tax field. In 2013, she began her career in the theater production industry, and in 2018, she ventured into film and TV productions. The motto that guided her through her academic formation is "Indivisa Manent" which means "united we stand".

Giovanni Wesche

IT Manager

Santiago Gavaldón

Development Coordinator

From a young age, Santiago became interested in film, inspired by the likes of Stanley Kubrik and Bernardo Bertolucci. While completing his Bachelor's degree in Film and Television at CENTRO University in Mexico City, he joined Gato Grande as an intern, seeking to learn about the industry and grow professionally. Since the beginning of 2023, Santiago has been the Development Coordinator at Gato Grande, with the goal of contributing to high-quality projects for Spanish and English-speaking audiences.

Sara Atehortua

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Originally from Medellín, Colombia, she grew up in Houston, TX where she fell in love with performing her local community theater. She went on to study Drama receiving a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. During her time in New York, she went on to study film production while minoring in the Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology. Her interest in the business side of the industry brought her to LA where she was determined to work in television and film development. She's thrilled to be able to work at company paving the way for Latino voices worldwide.

Patricia Granadas

Production Coordinator

Alexis Garcia

Accounting Assistant

Ytzen Bustos

Treasury and Administrative Assistant

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