Dan Guerrero

Dan Guerrero has been widely-acclaimed as a highly creative independent producer and writer of diverse programming for network and cable television in both English and Spanish.  He has also produced, written and directed non-broadcast live events at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and the Cite de la Musique in Paris, France. 

Guerrero began his production career in 1990 at Guber Peters Television as one of the original team that developed the ground-breaking bilingual talk/variety program, El Show de Paul Rodriguez.  He eventually headed Paul Rodriguez Productions with two El Show colleagues where the team produced four specials for FOX starring the comic actor that were a unique mix of comedy and hard-hitting documentary segments.

Other credits include the NBC Vida Awards, the CNBC J.D. Power Global Automotive Awards hosted by Tim Allen and Loco Slam, a series of Latino stand-up comedy shows for HBO.  He also co-produced the PBS Kennedy Center Concert of the Americas with Quincy Jones/David Saltzman Entertainment.  President Clinton and 34 leaders of Western Hemisphere countries attended the star-driven concert celebrating the Summit of the Americas conference in Miami.

Guerrero served as executive producer of Al Dia con Maria Conchita, a daily talk/variety show hosted by Maria Conchita Alonso.  During the same time, he produced and co-wrote the PBS special, Vikki Carr: Memories/Memorias that included a best-selling CD. An earlier bilingual Christmas special produced for Buena Vista International also created a best-selling Disney Records CD that hit  #8 on the Billboard Top 50 Latin Albums chart.  Navidad en las Americas aired internationally with Ricky Martin and Jose Feliciano among the guest performers. 

Major non-televised events include the 2002 Inaugural NCLR Alma Awards Gala, the 2003 Imagen Awards, the Artes de Mexico Opening Ceremonies on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, and a Chicano et Tex-Mex concert at the Cite de la Musique in Paris, France. Guerrero produced and directed the spectacular AmericArtes Gala at the Kennedy Center to launch the multi-year AmericArtes Festival and the Maravilla concert gala to open the new Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He next directs the world premiere of Concierto Para Mendez for the Los Angeles Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion based on the life of Mexican trumpet maestro Rafael Mendez.


Nancy De Los Santos

Nancy De Los Santos, a native of Chicago, is co-writer and co-producer of The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood Cinema. She was the Associate Producer on the feature films Selena starring Jennifer Lopez and Edward James Olmos, and My Family, Mi Familia starring Jimmy Smits and Esai Morales.

Currently, Nancy is concentrating on the written word. She has written scripts for Showtime's drama series, Resurrection Blvd. and for the PBS series American Family. She wrote the teleplay for Gotta Kick It Up!, based on a Latina teenage dance team that aired on The Disney Channel this past summer.

She also has two teleplays in development. The Texas Boys, co-written with Tomas Benitez, details the life of the first Mexican American civil rights attorneys. The film is in development with StarzEncore. A Simple Act of Kindness, based on a true story of the Oaxacan Mexican community in upstate New York, is being developed at Showtime.

De Los Santos began her career in Chicago, at what she calls "the best job in the city!" As Producer for Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel's film review program At The Movies, she oversaw the production of this groundbreaking series. She was also the Executive Producer for Programming at the ABC affiliate in Chicago, working on a number of documentaries, entertainment, and public affairs programs. During this time she co-wrote and co-produced two children's shows, Be A Safe Kid! and The Day Christmas Disappeared. She wrote and produced a number of specials featuring Roger Ebert, including Roger Ebert's Oscar Deadline and Riviera Rendezvous.

De Los Santos was selected to direct a short film from her own script by The Universal Television Film Project. Breaking Pan with Sol is a character study of a Chicana on her thirtieth birthday. The film was selected as "Best Short Film" at the Chicago International Latino Film Festival. Out of 2700 submissions, Nancy was selected for HBO's New Writers' Festival. The Answer to My Prayer was produced on stage for the event. Her feature film script based on this work was selected to participate in the prestigious Equinoxe International Screenplay Writing Workshop held in Bordeaux, France.

De Los Santos was the co-writer, with Dan Guerrero, on the 1998 PBS network music special, Vikki Carr: Memories, Memorias and is currently developing a feature script with Guerrero based on the life of Chicano rocker Chris Montez. De Los Santos received her degree in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, with a Masters in Communications, and has written for Hispanic Magazine, LatinGirl, Latin Heat, and Latina.


Production Credits

Dan Guerrero
Nancy De Los Santos

Nancy De Los Santos
Dan Guerrero

Adrian Salinas
Daniel Martinez

Mark Guerrero

Joseph Julian Gonzalez

Created by
Jorge Luis Gonzalez
Director of Photography
Ernesto Quintero
Directed by
Ernesto Quintero & Jorge Luis Gonzalez

Mi Tierra Dancers
El Pachuco Zoot Suits, Ray Estrella

Frank Cano
Karl Carrasco
Lorenzo Martinez
Juan Perez

Sergio Lopez

Alberto Barboso
Lee Mancilla
Nick Younker

Production Assistants
Lain Cueva
Fernando Barragan
Jeshanah Naranjo

Julie Gallego
Nancy Montoya and Kirt Ijams
Adam Soch Williams

Historical Photographic Animation
Daniel Foster, Eye Awake Studio

Computer Animation by Joaquin (Kino) Gil

Kelly Coats, Creative Director/Designer/Animator, Rajas
Yvonne Dávalos, Designer/Animator, Rajas
Kirby Conn, Designer/Animator, Rajas

Gloria De Los Santos

Arizona Historical Society
Southern Arizona Division
Library and Archives Department
Tucson, Arizona

Lalo Guerrero Collection
California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives
Department of Special Collections, University Libraries
University of California Santa Barbara

Cesar E. Chavez Foundation
(but each photo used still needs credit of photographer)

Library of Congress (exact credit?)

Herald Examiner Collection/ Los Angeles Public Library
Shades of L.A. Archives / Los Angeles Public Library
The Guerrero Family Trust
The Amparano Family
Nancy De Los Santos
Boris Feldblyum Collection
Satir Gonzalez
Dan Guerrero
Luther Orrick Guzman
Ric Salinas
Jocelyn Sherman
Jay Thompson for Mark Taper Forum
Susan Titelman
The Veloz Family

Lalo Alcaraz
Carlos Almaraz
Ignacio Gomez

RKO “Boots & Saddles”
Don Normark

Margaret Guerra Rogers

Margarita Diaz

Luis Fuerte

Elias Gonzalez
Martin Rubio
Miguel Torres, Carmona Entertainment, Inc

Laura Espejo
Pocha Pena

Stephen Espinoza
Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie,
Stiffelman, Cook, Johnson, Lande,  Wolfe LLP

All music and lyrics written and performed by Lalo Guerrero
and published by Barrio Libre Music (BMI) unless otherwise noted.

“Los Chucos Suaves”
“Elvis Perez”
“La Minifalda de Reynalda”
“La Manzanita”
“El Hombre Gordo”
“El Guiri Guiri”
“Hey, Mabel”
“Marijuana Boogie”
“De Que Murio el Quemado”
“El Chicano”
“Las Ardillitas”
“Muy Sabroso Blues”
“Vamos A Bailar”
“La Pachuquilla”
“No Chicanos on TV”
“Corrido de Delano”
“Barrio Viejo”

“Cancion Mexicana”
Published by Peer International Corporation (BMI) o/b/o PHAM

“Nunca Jamas”
Published by Peer International Corporation (BMI)

“Pancho Lopez”
(“The Ballad of Davy Crockett”)
Published by Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (BMI)
Original music and lyrics written by George Bruns and Tom Blackburn
Parody lyric by Lalo Guerrero
“There’s No Tortillas”
(“O, Solo Mio”)
Original music and lyrics written by Edoardo Di Capua and Giovanni Capurro
Parody Lyric by Lalo Guerrero

“The Ballad of Lalo Guerrero”
Published by Ynez Avenue Music (BMI)
Music and lyrics by Mark Guerrero
Performed by Mark Guerrero

Olivia Harrison
Margaret Marmion Guerrero
Luca Bentivoglio and Luis Ortiz,
Latino Public Broadcasting
Sal Guerena, Director
California Ethnic & Multicultural Archives
University of California Santa Barbara
Dianne Bret Harte, Executive Director
The Southwestern Foundation for Education and Historical Preservation
Anne Woosley, Executive Director
Arizona Historical Society
Nilza Serrano, The Media Shop

Luis Fuerte
Elsa Flores Almaraz
Diane Hadley, Arizona State Museum
Bilingual Foundation of the Arts
Randy Carrillo, Mariachi Cobre
Carolyn Cole
Ry Cooder
Adam Engelsgjerd,
Digital Library and Information Systems Team
University of Arizona Library
Julie Gallego
Adan Gonzalez
Malan McCubbin
Lieb Ostrow, Music for Little People
Katya Peterson
Khandaker D. Rahman, R&D Media Group
Plaza de la Raza, Rose Cano
Daniel Reza
Richard Read
Mark D. Sendroff, Sendroff & Associates. P.C.

R&D Media Group

Original Chicano Productions ©2006
All rights reserved.