HIGHER GROUND ENTERTAINMENT (323) 286 2011

PARTNERS

Danny Haro

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Producer Mr. Haro’s background includes over twenty-five years of media production/directing, marketing and grassroots organizing. He has worked as a Producer/Director of Edward James Olmos Productions for 18 years.  His resume also includes production work with New Line Cinema, Universal Studios and Lions Gates Cinema.

He has worked on the network level with Spike TV where he directed and produced the documentary: “Pancho Gonzalez: The Latino Legend of Tennis.”  Continuing on the national level, Haro worked with The PBS Network in producing and directing an extended version (Director’s Cut) of “Pancho Gonzalez: Warrior of the Court,” for inclusion in a 13-part national series entitled, “VOCES.”  This first of its kind Latino themed series was broadcast in the fall of 2006, through fall of 2007.  In 2007, Mr. Haro’s work was recognized with an Alma Award in the category of “Best Documentary made for Television.” In 2010 Haro finished producing two full seasons for the Mun2 Network reality series, “The Mun2 Hook Up.” Other producing awards and nominations include; Director’s Guild Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary; the National Education Foundation’s Golden Apple Award for Best Film in the Classroom; and a recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award.

Ernesto Quintero

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Director / Producer Ernesto Quintero strongly believes in projects of social relevance and utilizes his skill in video and film to advocate positive change. Ernesto has been documenting A Sacred Journey, a story of his brother’s fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) since his diagnosis in 2005. In 2013, he decided to edit this heartfelt journey producing the short.  In addition to pointing the camera on his brother, Ernesto most recently traveled the world working with Jennifer Lopez (JL) on Dance Again a documentary featuring JL on her first ever world tour. As second unit director, Ernesto got to see the world through his lens, traveling to 40 countries in 4 months. On this same tour Ernesto, directed JL’s ten dancers and came back to produce six episodes of A Step Away, a docu-series for NUVO TV, which is presently airing.  Ernesto is prepared to direct, produce, shoot or edit, but most importantly, Ernesto has a knack for story and heart that allows him to capture emotions. Quintero is bringing light to exceptional stories that otherwise are going unnoticed and his work is unmistakably poignant and recognized by many. His awards include the Imagen Award for Outstanding Stage Production for “Veteranos: A legacy of Valor” (2000), a nomination for Outstanding Made-for-TV Documentary Producer for an Alma Award for Warrior of the Court (2007), Imagen Award for the PBS national television series Voces (2007), Cine Golden Eagle Award for Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano (2007) and a NAMIC award for the mun2 Hookup (2008). Of his awards and honors Quintero says, “It is nice to know that the social relevant projects I am a part of are getting attention, but I still feel that there’s so much work to be done.” To learn more about Ernesto’s work please visit: https://ernestoquinterofilms.com/