Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Starz

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

Marta Fernandez joined STARZ in 2007. As the Senior Vice President, Original Programming she supervises development and production for the Network: her credits include the Spartacus franchise, Boss, Davinci’s Demons, Black Sails, Ash vs Evil Dead, Flesh and Bone and American Gods.

Ms. Fernandez is currently developing a slate of programming for the Network aimed at attracting Latino and African American audiences.  

 Featured development includes:

  • TERESA – based on the Mexican Telenovella. An undocumented Latina searches for her American dram
  • POUR VIDA – ½ hour set in Boyle Heights. Two Latina sisters move back to their old neighborhood after the death of their mother
  • PUSSY VALLEY – set in the Bible Belt the series explores the intersection of money, race, greed and religion all through the eyes of five exotic dancers

Prior to her work at STARZ Ms. Fernandez worked on the critically acclaimed series; MONK (USA) and CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS).  

Ms. Fernandez is a graduate of Montclair State University. Her family is originally from Vigo, Spain