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Elaine Del Valle, director



Breadth of Experience


Elaine is a native New York, Puerto Rican Director and multi-hyphenate Storyteller.

Her awards include the HBO Latinx Director award and from many festivals including SXSW, Urbanworld, Catalyst Stories, and Seriesfest

Elaine’s feature film directorial debut is a genre dance-drama-thriller Tubi original, Midnight Hustle (now streaming.) Her second narrative feature, Brownsville Bred, which she wrote and directed, is currently in post-production. The YA family drama, and gritty slice of Urban American Latina life shares Elaine's personal coming-of-age story and was filmed in New York and Puerto Rico. The story is adapted from Elaine's award-winning short film, autobiographical novel and Off-Broadway one-woman show, Brownsville Bred.

Elaine is a WarnerMedia 150 Artist, Sundance Writer & Director Lab alumna, Shondaland Director finalist and two-time Lynn Shelton and Imagen Impact award nominee.


Her short films, Me 3.769 and Princess Cut, can be seen on Max.​

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Elaine Del Valle, Director


"Knows what she wants and how she's going to get it."

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As a Writer, across mediums, Elaine's original one-hour procedural drama pilot, The System, was bought by the CBS network; The New York Times hailed her off-Broadway stage play, "From Girlhood Trials to Onstage Triumph."  Elaine's debut novel was named a "Most Inspirational YA Book" by the International Latino Book Awards. ​

Elaine completed the (by invitation only) 2023 WGA East Showrunner Academy program and is a proud member of the Rideback Rise Writers Circle.

Elaine was trained as an Actor at New York City's Carnegie Hall by Wynn Handman. She worked on stage and screen, including  

recurring guest star roles in the ABC drama Queens, and Dora The Explorer. Other guest star roles include on The Resident, and The Sinner. (Acting Reel)

On a mission to tell authentic stories, and expand representation and opportunities for underrepresented artists, Elaine founded Del Valle Productions. She has Produced over 50 titles, and made history as the first person ever to license an interstitial series to HBO

As a bilingual, with a keen eye and her pulse on the Latino community, Elaine was approached to source on-camera talent. Elaine is a member of CSA and has provided Casting for high profile brands, agencies, and studios, including for Comedy Central and PBS Kids.

Elaine is a recognized leader. She received the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Arts award. She was a NY Board of Education Literacy Day Keynote Speaker. Her inspirational journey was featured in the PBS documentary series Beating The Odds and the NYC housing projects, where Elaine grew up named a park bench in her honor, recognizing her outstanding efforts to uplift the community. In 2024 El Diario (the longest running Spanish language newspaper in America) named Elaine amongst its "Mujeres Destacadas" (Outstanding Women).

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