Institute Speaker/Panelist Bio

Mary Angélica Molina

Screenwriter

Mary Angélica Molina creates dark, funny, queer, intersectional stories about Latinxs that grapple with unanswerable questions like should I have the sweet plantains or the salty ones? She is a staff writer on the upcoming Party of Five reboot at Disney’s Freeform. Papi, her original half-hour comedy, is in development with Gina Rodriguez’s I Can and I Will Productions. Papi participated in the 2019 Sundance Reading Series and was selected for the 2018 Sundance Episodic Lab. Molina is also a 2017 Sundance New Voices Lab Fellow and a 2013 Sundance Screenwriters Intensive Fellow. Valentina (2018), a short film written, directed and produced by Molina, played sold-out screenings across the festival circuit and is available worldwide via HBO. She also wrote, produced and directed DICHOS (2019), a comedy web-series featuring an impressive selection of female-identified Latinx talents, now in post-production. DICHOS was selected for NALIP’S 2018 Latino Media Market, NALIP’s 2018 Latino Media Fest, and the 2018 LA Diversity in Comedy Festival at Second City. Molina holds a BA in Experimental Film from Bard College and an MFA in Screenwriting from USC. She was born in the Colombian tropics and grew up in Queens, NY.

Mary Angélica Molina is a staff writer on the upcoming Party of Five reboot at Disney’s Freeform. She is a 2018 Sundance Episodic Lab Fellow and a 2017 Sundance New Voices Lab Fellow. Valentina (2018), a short film written, directed and produced by Molina, played sold-out screenings across the festival circuit and is available worldwide via HBO. She was born in the Colombian tropics and grew up in Queens, NY.

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