-Lucinda Martinez, Netflix
"Leads her crew with compassion, appreciation and respect of each person's craft in the tapestry of the work. She arrives prepared to accomplish and communicate what she wants while staying ready to listen and creatively adapt to the ever-changing demands of her surroundings and time restraints. Elaine's low-budget independent film team works as efficiently as a big-budget production."
SVP Acquisitions - HBOmax
"Diligent work ethic and talented instincts...A leader; A consummate professional who adds immeasurably to anything she becomes involved with. An inspiration to young female directors and writers...an artist whose presence is felt far beyond the work she produces."
American Place Theater
Wynn Handman Studios
"Over the years, I have watched Elaine propel her own career through her consistent determination and immense talent in the field of writing, producing, and directing. A true visionary, leader and synergistic partner. 1+1 always equal 3 with Elaine. She is always and with boundless energy working her craft."
Andrea Navedo, Actress
Jane The Virgin
Elaine Del Valle is a Brownsville, Brooklyn-bred Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate filmmaker and storyteller.
Her 2022 festival circuit awards include from SXSW, Urbanworld, Catalyst Stories, and Seriesfest for her independently produced, written, and directed drama pilot, Brownsville Bred.
Elaine is a recent graduate of the WGA Showrunner Academy program. She is a WarnerMedia 150 Artist, Sundance Writer & Director Lab alumna. She won the HBOLatinx short film Director award and was featured in the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Director Spotlight.
Elaine was recently a Director in the Women's Weekend Film Challenge, where 30 women meet, conceive, write, produce and finish a movie over one weekend.
Her original one-hour procedural drama pilot, The System, was
bought by the CBS network.
As a WRITER/DIRECTOR, her short films, Me 3.769 and Princess Cut, went on to air on HBOmax.
Elaine is a Telly award-winning producer, two-time Lynn Shelton award finalist, and Imagen Impact award nominee. Her feature screenplay is a Screencraft Film Fund finalist and ranks in the tops 4% on Coverfly. Redefine Magazine and Miami New Times call her a "Filmmaker to Watch." The LA Times featured her in their SXSW Stars wrap-up.
Her years as an ACTOR trained (by Wynn Handman) at New York City's Carnegie Hall, combined with her passion for bringing authentic Latina voices to entertainment, led her to create her autobiographical one-woman stage play. The New York Times raved, "From girlhood trials to onstage triumph." Empowered and fulfilled by the experience, Elaine would eventually adapt the materials as a novel, then as a screenplay. The book was named a "Most Inspirational YA Book of 2020" by the International Latino Book Awards and is now a part of High School curriculum reading.
Elaine would continue to act while creating content representative of her Urban-American Latina experience. Her most recent acting roles include as a recurring guest star in the ABC hip-hop drama Queens, The Resident, The Sinner, and Law & Order: Organized Crime.
Under her banner company, Del Valle Productions & Casting, Elaine is a CSA casting director who has cast talented actors in hundreds of projects and PRODUCED over 50 titles. She was the first person ever to license an interstitial series to HBO.
Elaine was featured as an inspirational artist in the PBS documentary, Beating The Odds.
She regularly lectures at Universities, including Emerson College and UMass Amherst. She spends her free time speaking at youth arts programs in underserved communities, including the one created by her daughter in Elaine's hometown of East New York, Brooklyn.