Grace Santos

Award-winning producer and former business affairs executive

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  • Content Creation
  • Producing
  • Production Legal
  • Distribution Legal & Operations
  • Foreign Sales

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Biography

Grace Santos is a multi-faceted producer and former entertainment attorney & executive.  Producing credits include award winning productions such as AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women’s Silk by Catherine Dent (The Shield) and starring Oscar Nominee and Emmy Winner Shohreh Aghdashloo, Election Night by Tessa Blake (NCIS) and starring Peri Gilpin (Frasier), and Spun with Eyal Alony which was awarded by the Producers Guild of America.

A University of Miami magna cum laude grad, with a BA in International Studies and Religious Studies and minor in Theatre Arts.  She went on to obtained a Juris Doctor from Stetson University, and then earned a Producing Certificate from the University of California Los Angeles School of Theatre, Film, and Television.

Grace’s prior work as a Hollywood executive included time as Vice President of Business Affairs for companies owned by Producer Steven Paul (Baby Geniuses, Ghost Rider, Tekken), where Grace negotiated development, production, domestic distribution, and foreign sales deals.  Grace was also Vice President of Business Affairs for the Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded by Academy Award Winner Geena Davis, with a mission to promote women and people of color in media and entertainment by providing distribution offers through its sponsors AMC Theaters and Lionsgate.  As a former business affairs executive for Image Entertainment / RLJ Entertainment, she received mentions in the Hollywood Reporter and Variety for closing multi-million dollar deals such as The Rewrite starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei, Pay The Ghost starring Nicolas Cage, and Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell.

A champion of diversity & inclusion, Grace’s management and production company, Ethos Pictures, seeks character driven and diverse content and  is currently in development on a slate of feature films and television series. Grace is a member of the Florida Bar and SAG-AFTRA.  Grace has also volunteered for numerous charities and has been awarded public interest awards for her service, and recently founded a nonprofit with her daughter to mentor and assist single parents.

 

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