Maria’s award-winning work as a director, producer, writer as well as an entrepreneur, and acting coach span 20 years. She has served in a variety of roles for Women In Media, EdTA, Breaking Into Hollywood, CATE, Sundance Film Festival panel speaker and more. Maria is an example to other females entering the entertainment industry specifically that age and gender DO NOT matter. She’s created original content as well as success in taking other’s from Development through Post Production and sales.
Recently produced the award-winning music video HURRICANE featuring Emmy award winning rapper CHRIS REDD (Saturday Night Live) and won Best Music Video Award and Grand Jury Award for a Performance Artist (RAFFAELA). Her feature film REACH starring Garret Clayton, Jordan Doww, Corbin Bernsen, and Kevin Sizemore was nominated for best feature, best screenplay and best female producer at the Westfield International Film Festival and had its world premiere at Dances With Films. REACH’s screenplay was selected as best in the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival and Garrett Clayton was recently honored at the CATE festival as best leading actor in a feature. In line with REACH’s message “the power of kindness”, Maria’s high school comedy DIVOS! will be released summer 2020.