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Mary Black Suarez

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Occupation  Executive Producer
Years active  1987–present

Name  Mary Black-Suarez
Spouse  Cisco Suarez
Mary Black-Suarez
Full Name  Mary Black-Suarez
Born  August 23, 1962 (age 53) (1962-08-23) Caracas, Venezuela
Alma mater  Central University of Venezuela

Mary Black-Suarez (born Aug 23, 1962) is an executive producer and entertainment consultant. She is the founder of MBS Entertainment and co-founder of SOMOS Productions, and has worked as executive producer on television programs for networks including Telefutura, Univision, Nickelodeon Latin America, and Telemundo. For the past 7 years, she has served as a trustee for The Latin Recording Academy (Latin Grammy), and as a member of their Executive Committee for the past 4 years.

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Early life

Mary Black was born in Caracas, Venezuela on August 23, 1962. She attended the Central University of Venezuela and graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She later moved to the United States in 1987.

Career

Black-Suarez first worked as a producer for Luca Bentivoglio Productions in Los Angeles, CA, where she produced the programs Desde Hollywood and Fama y Fortuna. Black-Suarez worked as an executive producer for special live events at Univision from 1989-2001. She produced several annual events, including Premio lo Nuestro, Festival Calle 8, Noche de Carnaval, and Nuestra Belleza Internacional. She was also executive producer of the 26-hour live broadcast program Feliz Milenio, which covered celebrations of the new millennium around the world. In 2001, Black-Suarez founded her own entertainment consulting company, MBS Entertainment, which is based in Miami. Under her company’s name, she has worked as executive producer for programs on TeleFutura, Fox Sports Latin America, Freemantlemedia Latin America, PBS, The Latin Recording Academy, and Univision. She was also executive producer of Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve concert in 2012 and 2013. In 2011, Black-Suarez co-founded SOMOS Productions, of which she is also Chief Operating Officer. Working under SOMOS Productions, she has worked as executive producer for Telemundo’s 2011 Billboard Regional Mexican Music Award, Latin American Music Awards and Todos Somos Héroes, NICKELODEON Latin America’s En Mi Cuadra Nada Cuadra, La Cocina de Talía and Que Chance Tengo, and is currently producing the biopic series about Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, Hasta Te Conocí, in collaboration with Disney Media Distribution Latin America.

Personal life

Mary Black-Suarez is married to Cisco Suarez, an executive producer and Senior Vice President of Special Events at Univision.

Awards and recognition

Black-Suarez has received several awards for the programs she has produced, including six Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards, two A.C.C.A. Awards, a Premios TV y Novelas award and a nomination for Best Long Form Music Video from the Latin Grammy Awards.

References

Mary Black-Suarez Wikipedia


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