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-Lucinda Martinez, Netflix

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"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." 

Leslie Cohen,

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."

Wynn Handman,

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.

 

She is the winner of the 2022 SXSW AUDIENCE AWARD (episodic pilot competition), HBO Latinx short film Director award, Seriesfest Caz Matthews award, a Warnermedia 150 artist and was a featured Director in the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Director showcase. Her films have been supported by WarnerMedia, the Knight Foundation, and the Sundance Institute, and screened at top tier festivals including Sundance, Hollyshorts, Urbanworld, SXSW, Seriesfest, Bentonville, Palm Springs, Heartland and more.

 
As a WRITER/DIRECTOR her short films, Me 3.769 and Princess Cut, went on to air on HBOmax. Elaine is a Lynn Shelton award finalist and two-time Imagen Impact award nominee. Redefine Magazine and Miami New Times named her a Filmmaker to Watch. Ad Age called her short documentary, Tagged (filmed entirely on a mobile phone) “compelling” and the LA Times featured her in their SXSW Stars wrap up.
While Elaine loves expressing emotion through her camera, she’s most proud of being referred to as an “actor’s director.” Her many years as an ACTOR trained by Wynn Handman at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, combined with her passion to bring authentic Latina voices to entertainment is what led her to create her autobiographical one- woman stage play, Brownsville Bred. She went on to perform it off Broadway, where The New York Times raved, "From girlhood trials to onstage triumph." Empowered and fulfilled by the experience, Elaine would continue to act while creating content representative of her Latina experience.​
 
Elaine's most recent acting roles are as a recurring guest star in the ABC series Queens and Fox's The Resident.
 
As a WRITER/CREATOR, Elaine's original drama pilot, The System, landed a pilot order with CBS and Sutton Street Productions (Jane The Virgin). Her original short story won the Sundance Challenge.
Under her banner company, Del Valle Productions and Casting, Elaine is a CSA casting director who has cast talented actors in hundreds of projects and PRODUCED over 50 film titles. Elaine was the first person to ever license an interstitial series to HBO. Elaine was featured as a inspirational artist in the PBS documentary, Beating The Odds.
Elaine regularly lectures at Universities, including Emerson College and UMass Amherst, and spends her free time speaking at youth arts programs in underserved communities...including the one created by her daughter in Brownsville, Brooklyn.  
Affiliations: WGA, AWD, NYWIFT, NALIP, CSA, SAG, AEA, AWA, Hue You Know
Elaine Del Valle the Actor