“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a
typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway
Writer | Producer | Director
Giovanna is a bilingual (Spanish) multimedia professional who writes, produces and directs original content.
Giovanna is part of the producing team of the multi grant-awarded documentary—HBO/NALIP, NALAC, NYWIFT —DreamTown that follows three Afro-Ecuadorian soccer players as they reach for their dream to play professional soccer as a means out of poverty. DreamTown can be seen in short form on PBS’s Frontline World Rough Cut. Most recently she collaborated as a producer and c0-host on the podcast HourGlass Time to Talk with the show’s co-host and producer Maria Torres. HourGlass shares stories shaping artists across the entertainment industry. A special HourGlass series dedicated to the Broadway musical On Your Feet, in-depth interviews with the show’s creative team and cast – Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Jerry Mitchell, Sergio Trujllo will be released late 2016.
Some of her media credits include: Line producer on the short film Happy Hour, written and directed by Gretl Claggett, and narrated by Academy Award-winner Julianne Moore; Line Producer on the PSA Between Two Plates/Entre Dos Platos, a soap opera style web series written and directed by award-winning producer Pamela Aguilar for Public Health Solutions to help educate low-income Latinos about healthier eating choices. Aguilar has also directed corporate industrials including Born into Beauty for Meredith Corporation’s Siempre Mujer, the largest lifestyle magazine for Latinas in the United States.
As a producer, she has successfully secured funding for projects through her grant writing. In this capacity she works with non-profits and foundations to facilitate funding for their programs. Currently, she is working with Certified Angels, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide a safe haven for adolescents in Passaic, NJ. She is working closely with the foundation’s Founder and CEO Jessica Delacruz and her team to secure funding for an arts center and arts program to be offered in the City of Passaic, NJ.
As a versatile writer, Aguilar has crafted content for print and digital platforms, including for multinationals such as American International Group (AIG) and luxury publications targeting the ultra-net worth consumer such as The Private Journey Magazine. Her published articles include: ‘On the Tipping Point,’ an exclusive interview with Dr. William Begg, founder of United Physicians of Newtown; ‘Phreaking Curious,’ an exclusive interview with Kevin Poulsen, former black hat hacker and digital security journalist, and author of: ‘Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground.’
Aguilar served as the Public Relations Chair (2010-2011) of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Energy and Environmental Studies from Hunter College of the City University of New York.