Latinos in TV Animation: Friday, June 23rd - Creators Studio 3
Humanitas Award-nominated writer and one of Variety's "10 TV Scribes to Watch," Silvia Olivas is co-producer and story editor of Disney's Elena of Avalor. Olivas began her career in television as a stage manager on El Show de Paul Rodriguez. She served as a writer-producer on the hit series Moesha , and wrote and co-executive-produced The Brothers Garcia, for which she was nominated for a Humanitas Award. Her additional live-action credits include Disney Channel's Jessie, Raising Dad, Just Jordan and the Emmy-nominated East Los High. Olivas wrote her first animation script for Disney Channel's The Proud Family. Her additional animated credits include Disney Junior's Special Agent Oso, The Misadventures of Maya and Miguel, Martha Speaks, Fatherhood, Pound Puppies and Olivia. A Los Angeles native, Olivas is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University. She resides in South Pasadena with her husband and son.