Saturday Keynote Luncheon - June 23rd - The Ray Dolby Ballroom Salon 1+2
David Ortiz is currently executive producing Spotify's bilingual digital series BREAKING BORDERS, their largest series order to date, featuring artists like Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Prince Royce & Maluma, amongst others. Production locations included Colombia, Puerto Rico, Mexico City along with various others U.S. locations. He is also EP’ing a digital series with GENIUS producer Sam Sokolow & director Jessy Terrero.
Most recently David oversaw Pitbull’s production company, HONEY, I’M HOME, which was founded by Pitbull under his EndemolShine production deal. Concurrently, David served as a SVP at EndemolShine USA under North American co-CEO’s Cris Abrego & Charlie Corwin. There he developed scripted, unscripted and digital content for Endemol, most notably three successful seasons of Pitbull's New Year’s Eve special on Fox while also selling shows to Fox, MTV & TBS.
Previously, David oversaw development for Vin Diesel’s banner One Race Films whose 1st-look production deal is at Universal Pictures. Projects produced included XXX3, which recently grossed $346M worldwide, LAST WITCH HUNTER which grossed $147M worldwide, along with FAST FIVE, FAST SIX and FURIOUS 7 which collectively grossed $2.9B worldwide. Additionally, David was a producer on RIDDICK which grossed $120M+ in the box office.
Before joining One Race, Ortiz was mentored by Universal Chairman Donna Langley as a development executive for Universal Pictures. There he co-oversaw the 4th film FAST & FURIOUS bringing back Vin Diesel & Paul Walker, WANTED starring Angelina Jolie & James McAvoy, HELLBOY 2, written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, ROLE MODELS, starring Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott, DEATH RACE starring Jason Statham and ACCEPTED starring Justin Long, Jonah Hill & Blake Lively. Prior to his time at Universal, David spent two years at Warner Bros. Pictures working on Tim Burton’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY starring Johnny Depp and Steve Gaghan’s SYRIANA, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon and produced by Steven Soderbergh.
David started at William Morris in the motion picture talent department before switching to the development track. Originally hailing from New York City, David graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Public Policy. He is proficient in Spanish and French.