Elaine Del Valle
Born & raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn New York, Elaine Del Valle began her entertainment career as an actress, and found early success in the commercial and voice over markets.
While studying acting under the legendary Wynn Handman at Carnegie Hall, Elaine developed what became her multiple award winning, autobiographical one-woman stage play, Brownsville Bred. Brownsville Bred chronicled Elaine’s true New York Puerto Rican coming-of-age story— Set in the tough projects of Brownsville Brooklyn, NY, in the 1980’s, Elaine’s story brought resilience, love and laughter to a world filled with crime, heroine-addiction, AIDS, and welfare.—Her Off Broadway debut brought critical acclaim. The New York Times called it “From Girlhood Trials to Onstage Triumph”.
With a deep understanding of her truthful writing’s impact, Elaine founded Del Valle Productions, Inc. —a full service, bilingual film production and casting company with a mission: to infuse entertainment with original programming using diverse talent in front of and behind the camera. Elaine was named “Trendsetter” at New York’s Multicultural Media Forum and “Madrina/Godmother" by Prime Latino Media. Her company has gone on to produce multiple films, and has a casting division (Del Valle Casting) that has cast actors for major market commercials, in television & digital series, theater and in feature films.
An accomplished producer, Elaine was the first to license an interstitial series (her co-production of Gran’pa Knows Best) to the HBO Latino Network. She received a 2016 Telly award for her co-production of PBS/World Channel series, The Smallest Step. Elaine co-created, co-wrote, produced and directed the comedy web series, Reasons Y I’m Single (now on Amazon Prime). Elaine has also directed commercials (in English and Spanish) and in 2017 she penned Final Decision, which marked Elaine’s directorial debut in a short film. While on the 2017 festival circuit, Final Decision played at over a dozen festivals, winning Del Valle two “Best Actor” awards, a “Best Narrative Director in a Short Film” award and a “Best Original Film Score” award. Del Valle’s many film productions continue to win awards across festivals including the short hybrid animation documentary, Victor & Isolina— which has won numerous awards, screened at over 50 festivals (including the 2017 Sundance Film Festival), IFP Film Center, and at The MoMA. Elaine recently licensed Victor & Isolina to HBO where it will premiere in 2018.
Elaine is represented as an actress by Headline Talent Agency. She continues to act in film and television, and in 2018 will direct and produce her short film series based on her play, Brownsville Bred.
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