Vice President of Drama Development, ABC Studios

The Art of Development: Friday, June 23rd - Latino Lens Space

Juan Alfonso is a VP of Drama Development at ABC Studios, developing and producing one-hour scripted series for ABC and other networks.  Since his arrival in early 2013, Alfonso has worked on a number of projects that became series, including the Emmy-winning American Crime from 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley; Secrets & Lies starring Juliette Lewis and Ryan Phillippe; and Marvel’s television series Agent Carter and the upcoming Inhumans in IMAX theaters.

Previously, Alfonso led new content development and production for ESPN International, overseeing the launch of new documentaries, scripted programs and selected studio shows in all 5 continents. This included the network’s first foreign language scripted series, El Diez; as well as documentaries like Capitales del FutbolThe Clemente Effect and L’Arbitre, winner of the United Nations prize at New York Festivals in 2010.  Alfonso also contributed on Brothers in Exile and Blue White and Blue for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series

Alfonso began his career at advertising agencies in New York and San Francisco, working on brands like Miller Lite, Saturn and Adidas.  He currently serves on the executive board for Children’s Bureau, an organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse.  His passions include his family, traveling, playing guitar and of course, soccer.