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Luis Castro

Board Member

Luis is an independent producer and consultant whose mission is to fuse storytelling and social impact. He brings stories by women and diverse creators to multiple platforms and advises entertainment companies, nonprofits and funders on creative talent development, equity, and social impact strategy.

Luis was an executive in programming at HBO in Los Angeles, where he worked across film and television to expand the network’s relationships with diverse creators, find new scripted projects, and identify diverse writers for existing shows. Before joining HBO, Luis led corporate grant-making as Executive Director of Philanthropic Initiatives at Time Warner. Luis was Acting Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, overseeing the agency charged with supporting and promoting NYC’s multibillion-dollar film, TV, and theater industry. Luis began his career in Washington, DC, as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Paul Simon. He was a presidential appointee in the U.S. Department of Education during the Clinton Administration. Luis is Senior Fellow of TV Storytelling and Culture Change at The Pop Culture Collaborative. He is on the Board of Directors of New Dramatists and the Sundance Institute Theater Program Advisory Board. He was a member of the TONY Awards Nominating Committee. Luis lives in Garrison, NY, with his wife and 10-year-old son.