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Carlos Avila

Host Tim Z. Hernandez speaks with award-winning film and television director Carlos Avila in this episode of Words on a Wire.

Carlos Avila has directed for various companies such as NBC/Universal, Warner Brothers Television, Sony Pictures Television, CBS, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Shoreline Entertainment, New Line Cinema and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). His credits include the television series, Grimm and Cold Case, the feature film, Price of Glory (which was developed at the Sundance Institute’s Writers and Directors Lab), and several independently produced projects including Distant Water, Foto-Novelas and Tales of Masked Men. Carlos’s new award-winning short film, The Kill Floor, is currently playing at film festivals throughout the country. Carlos is also partnered with veteran producer David Valdes (Avatar: The Way of Water, Dune 2 and Unforgiven). Together, they are developing the feature film, Last Band Standing, which Carlos wrote and will direct.

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Originally aired on October 29, 2023

Tim Z. Hernandez is a poet, novelist and performance artist. He is the recipient of an American Book Award for poetry, the Zora Neal Hurston Award, the Premio Aztlan Prize for fiction, a Colorado Book Award for poetry, and the International Latino Book Award for historical fiction.
Will Rose is a longtime technology and marketing executive based out of NYC and Texas. He is the co-founder of Words on a Wire’s publishing imprint, eRadical Books, and now spearheads marketing strategy for the Words on a Wire podcast. He also serves as Chief Technology Officer at the EdTech startup, Student Select, and as Head of Data Science at the artificial intelligence company, Harqen AI.
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