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Name  Cristina Patwa
Board member of  El Rey Network

Full Name  Cristina Marie Abrina Magn
Occupation  Co-CEO, FactoryMade Ventures
Alma mater  Boston University, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Cristina "Cris" Patwa is the co-CEO of FactoryMade Ventures, a Los Angeles-based entertainment and media incubator.


Early life and education

Patwa, who grew up in the Philippines, attended Boston University. Following her graduation, she attended the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and was awarded an MBA in 2007. She was licensed as a CPA in California in 2011.


After a brief tenure at Fox Filmed Entertainment, Patwa was hired by Disney ABC Television as a director of business development. She remained at Disney ABC until 2008, when she joined William Morris Endeavor (WME) as Vice President, Intellectual Property. She was named Senior Vice President and Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development in 2009.

At WME, in addition to working with Telefonica and JC Penney, Patwa served as an advisor to Hasbro on the Transformers and GI Joe film franchises. She consulted on the creation of Hasbro Studios' Hub Network (with Discovery Communications) and on the development and launch of HSN's HSN Arcade. Patwa worked closely with WME founding board member John Fogelman during her three year tenure at the company.

In 2011, Patwa and Fogelman left WME to found FactoryMade Ventures. At launch, the company announced initial alliances with Telefonica, Hasbro, RTL Group, Michael Bay, Robert Rodriguez, Thom Beers and Whoopi Goldberg, in addition to J.J. Abrams, who was then a principal investor. Abrams withdrew from the company in January 2012, reportedly due to his schedule. In November 2014, Mitsui & Co. purchased a minority stake in FactoryMade.

In December 2013, FactoryMade partnered with Robert Rodriguez to create the El Rey network, an English language American television channel targeting Latino audiences. In addition to serving on the board of directors for El Rey, Patwa is an executive producer for Rodriguez' original series From Dusk Til Dawn, and El Rey’s second original scripted series, Matador. She is on the board of directors for Tres Pistoleros Studios, which she co-founded, and is an executive producer for the studio's Director's Chair, Lucha Underground, Cutting Crew and, with Scott and Dierdre Gurney, an untitled Vice Mexico series.


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