Carla Gonzalez Vargas
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 in the Golden Era from the Spanish publishing house Lunwerg. Additionally, Gonzalez Vargas collaborated as a film columnist for diverse magazines such as Cine Premier and Milenio, as well as multiple radio and TV shows in Mexico. She has served as a member of the jury at the Guadalajara Film Festival, Los Cabos Film Festival and PRODU awards. She has also been invited as a guest speaker by UCLA on the subject matter of Mexican Cinema in the Golden Era, as well as UNAM University in Mexico City. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she established her own production company in 2014, the same year in which she directed and produced the documentary Alivio.
Gonzalez Vargas is President of Gato Grande Productions, dedicated to developing and producing premium, Latinx-driven content for U.S. and Latin American markets alike. 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.