Maria Nieto

Filmmaker and Writer in Brooklyn, New York

Maria Nieto

Filmmaker and Writer in Brooklyn, New York

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Maria Nieto is a Writer/Producer who is creating original Latino and female inclusive content for television and film. She is co-writing The Pussy Card, a television comedy pilot. She has completed Ma Barker, a 1930’s Gangster/Horror hybrid, and Maybe They Don’t Like You, a female buddy dark comedy, both feature screenplays co-written with Canadian scream queen Lesleh Donaldson. Along with Lesleh, she is also co-writing and co-producing "Rubber Jungle," a dark half hour dramedy for television.

She was the screenwriter and executive producer of the short film Lousy in Love, which was an official selection of the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival, and was broadcast nationally on the Nuvo TV’s Not So Foreign Filmmaker’s Showcase. Additionally, she executive produced the independent feature film A Song and A Prayer, as well as the accompanying original gospel soundtrack. She also produced the web series Days of Joy with Gene Moonfeather, which is currently streaming on YouTube.

Currently she is one of the on-screen hosts of the online talk show series Latinas Chat Media, which discusses the representation of the Latino community in media and entertainment.

She has appeared as a Latin entertainment industry pundit on Huffington Post Live and Latino Rebels Radio and has both written, and been interviewed regarding issues relevant to Latinos in the entertainment industry.

Maria studied journalism at New York University and is a member of MENSA & Intertel as well as of the Writer’s Guild of America.