Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for an incredible conversation with Gloria Calderón Kellett, executive producer, co-creator, and co-showrunner of the critically acclaimed sitcom One Day at a Time. We will discuss her extensive experience as a writer and producer in the television industry, Latinx content and inclusivity in Hollywood, as well as all of her creative roles on One Day at a Time and her upcoming projects.
About Gloria Calderón Kellett
Gloria Calderón Kellett is the executive producer, co-creator, co-showrunner, director, and actress on the critically acclaimed sitcom One Day at a Time. Coming later this year, her new Amazon Original series, With Love, is the first series coming out of an overall deal between her company GloNation and Amazon Studios.
The proud daughter of Cuban immigrants, Calderón Kellett graduated from Loyola Marymount University and went on to earn a Masters degree in Theatre from the University of London.
Calderón Kellett spent her early years as a writer/producer on numerous shows including Devious Maids, Rules of Engagement, and How I Met Your Mother. Her acting credits include Jane The Virgin, Angie Tribeca, Dead To Me, How I Met Your Mother, and One Day at a Time. One of her proudest moments was appearing as a narrator on Drunk History (New Orleans). In directing, Calderón Kellett has worked on episodes of One Day at a Time, Mr. Iglesias, Merry Happy Whatever, United We Fall, and the Mad About You revival.
Calderón Kellett strives to create television that is accessible and inclusive. She is an ambassador for the non-profit ReFrame and launched a “Hollywood 101” web series with Buzzfeed’s PeroLike. The series offers free advice to new artists at the beginning of their entertainment careers.
Awards for her work include The Television Academy Honors, The Geffen TrailBlazer Award, Mental Health America Media Award, ALMA Award, Imagen Award, Vanguard Award, NHMC Award, Sentinel Award, and The Voice Award. Calderón Kellett is also one of the few creatives to have the distinction of receiving a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes for One Day at a Time. She has been honored as an industry leader by The Hollywood Reporter in their Top Women in Entertainment issue, the THR100 list issue, and their 50 Agents of Change issue.
About the Moderator: Kristen Lopez
Kristen Lopez has been an entertainment writer, film critic and pop culture essayist for 15 years. Her work has been published on Forbes, MTV, and The Hollywood Reporter. She holds a Masters in English from California State University, Sacramento. In her free time she podcasts and spends her days binging on Turner Classic Movies.
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