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 bilingual, Colombian American Writer/Producer who is creating original Latino and female inclusive content for television and film. She has completed Ma Barker, a 1930’s Gangster/Horror hybrid, and Maybe They Don’t Like You, a female buddy dark comedy, as well as a made for television movie based on the Toronto gay pride movement. Both the feature screenplays and the made for television movie are co-written with Canadian scream queen Lesleh Donaldson.

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. She also co-produced the web series Days of Joy with Gene Moonfeather.

Currently she is one of the selected readers at ScriptLens, the world's first industry-led script consulting service providing substantive feedback from working professionals.

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.

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