SVP of BMP Kids
As SVP of Kids, Maria is currently responsible for the development, management, and execution of the BMP Kids/Family slate of programming. She is an Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer with over 20 years of experience in the Entertainment Industry, with an extensive background in both production and post-production. Current and past projects include collaborations with Netflix, Disney, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Apple, HBO Max, Dreamworks Animation Television, Universal Kids, DHX, Go90, Spin Master, and more. Maria was also an Executive Producer on the award-winning and record-breaking documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly.
In her own words:
NOTABLE BMP PROJECTS YOU’VE WORKED ON: The Crystal Maze (Nickelodeon), Disney’s TRYathlon, Emily’s Wonder Lab (Netflix), Surviving R Kelly, Starting Over, The Real World
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH BMP AND WHAT WAS YOUR ROLE WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED? I started as a Field Producer on the Emmy-Award winning series Starting Over, and I’m still here 17 years later!
BRIEF SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE PRIOR TO BMP: FOX News, Ambush Makeover, Judge Mathis.
COLLEGE/DEGREE(S): I have a BA in Health Administration and Community Health from the University of Illinois in Urbana - Champaign. I was supposed to run a hospital and then decided that TV was my calling. Never looked back.
FUN FACT ABOUT YOU: I’m fluent in Arabic and super competitive. I love being a mom, basketball, anything food-related, and the beach is always a YES.