Alex Garcia Topete
Writer-Director & Producer
Alex Garcia Topete is a writer and filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience working in the media industry in Mexico and the United States, having worked in series development for Sony Pictures Television International (2010), as executive producer for shows on National Public Radio’s digital platform (2010), and as writer-director of sketch shows for Mexico’s Televisa del Golfo (2006-2007), among others. He has written, directed, and produced the independent features Trippers (2010) and Vamps, Blood & Smoking Guns (2012), as well as the independent sitcom The Realty (2019-), the edutainment web series HablandoTV (2015-) and the docu-series Our Americas (2016-). In addition, Alex has been a festival programmer since 2007 for several film festivals, including the Dallas International Film Festival and the Festival de Cine Latino Americano of North Texas (FDCLA), of which he’s an original co-founder.
Alex is also a researcher and entrepreneur currently pursuing a dual master’s degree and doctorate in Arts, Technology and Emerging Communications at the University of Texas at Dallas, focusing on transdisciplinary intelligence & collaboration methodologies, particularly as they relate to the creative industries and their relationship to technology and diverse audiences.
Margaret has been a certified Immigration and Nationality lawyer since 1980. She’s also an award-winning book author, political advocate, educator, passionate supporter of community throughout the Americas.