Joseph Tovares

Independent Producer/Multimedia Strategist
Participates in 1 Session
Joseph Tovares is an award-winning producer and executive producer of non-fiction media. He works closely with journalism companies where he explores the intersection of journalism, media, and philanthropy. Joseph is currently in development on a short-form opinion documentary series for distribution through digital journalism companies, a podcast and documentary film project about heroin, race, and the law in South Texas in the 1970s, a film on the search for Aztlan, the legendary home of the Aztecs and a symbol of Chicano identity, and a film about the unknown Jewish history of Mexico.

He most recently served as the Sr. Vice President & Chief Content Officer at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. At CPB he oversaw a portfolio valued at more than 100 million dollars per year and comprised of television, radio, journalism content projects.

Tovares served as a producer and executive producer on dozens of media projects. Among his long-form documentaries is Zoot Suit Riots, a film on the youth culture of 1940s Los Angeles and the anti-Mexican riots of the same period. The film is considered part of the Latino documentary canon.

He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has presented at conferences and meetings in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. He is a native Tejano from San Antonio. He lives in the Boston area.

Sessions in which Joseph Tovares participates

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Time Zone: PDT/Pacific Time (US & Canada)
3:45 PM
3:45 PM