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Erik Zuckermann

He received a BA in Economics from Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE) and a MBA in Media & Entertainment at New York University (NYU) where he was Vicepresident of the Media & Entertainment Association and founder of the annual NYU Stern ProMotion Pictures Film Competition, that provides NYU Stern and Tisch Kanbar students with the opportunity to collaborate on a series of innovative multimedia projects for a sponsoring brand. Previous sponsors of the competition include Verizon, Johnnie Walker, Volvo, Heineken, Unilever (AXE) and Cisco.

After the MBA he returned to Mexico to work as Director of Development in Altavista Films, the film studio that produced hits like Amores Perros, Todo el Poder and Arrancame la Vida. He was responsible for supervising and coordinating every stage of the development process of all film projects as well as establishing co-productions and evaluating and securing financing.

In 2007 he was hired by Grupo Imagen Multimedia to be part of the initial team that launched Cadenatres -Mexico‘s third TV network- in May of that year. He started as Director of Acquisitions, where he initiated the network’s first business dealings with international content distributors and assembled the first volume deal, with Sony Pictures Television International, to provide the network with over 50 weekly hours of content to cover all the programming necessary for the launch of the channel and its first twelve months on the air.

Subsequently, he was promoted to Head of Programming and Production, a position he held for several years and where he was in charge of programming, acquisitions and overseeing the development, production and marketing of all the network’s series and novelas.

In 2008 in conjunction with Sony Entertainment Television and Freemantle Media he put together and innovative co-production model to broadcast the reality show Latin American Idol on free-to-air TV in Mexico for the first time.

As Head of Programming and Production he elaborated and secured several co-production deals accounting more than 1,500 hours of fiction programming with numerous companies, among them Argos Comunicaciones, Sony, Caracol and Televen, which produced hits such as Las Aparicio, El 8avo Mandamiento, Infames and El Albergue.

In 2012 with the aspiration of providing opportunities for a roster of individual and corporate clients in the expanding entertainment business in Latin America and the US Hispanic market, he left Cadenatres and founded THE AGENCY, a full-service agency that offers a whole new concept in representation and consulting for clients across all areas of the entertainment industry.

In 2019 he left his post as Managing Director and the day-to-day operations of The Agency to take a new step in his career: develop and produce TV series and films. His first movie as writer and producer, "Guadalupe Reyes" a buddy comedy, opened in theaters in Mexico the same year and was one of the top 5 highest grossing Mexican movies.

He's currently writing and developing his next feature and several TV series.