Biography

Though best known as one of the Emmy® Award-winning producers of Lost, and for creating the comic book and television series The Middleman, Javier “Javi” Grillo-Marxuach is a prolific writer of television, movies, graphic novels, essays, and trans-media content. In a career spanning two decades, Javi has written on multiple shows — ranging from The 100 to MediumCharmedThe PretenderHelixLaw & Order: SVUseaQuestJake 2.0, and Boomtown – sold pilots to all the major broadcast networks, and written on feature films for clients ranging from The Weinstein Company to Michael DeLuca Productions and CBS Films.

He is also co-host (with fellow writer/producer/Puerto Rican, Jose Molina) of the “Children of Tendu” podcast, an educational series which aims to teach newcomers how to navigate the entertainment industry with decency and integrity. As part of his ongoing efforts to support and encourage emerging writers, Javi is not only an avid participant of the WGA’s Mentor program, but also teaches (also with Jose Molina)  a monthly seminar for mid-level writers at the Writers Guild, and worked to institute the Grillo-Marxuach Family Scholarship, which provides financial aid and mentorship to students attending the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts Masters Degree in Screenwriting with a focus on the Latino experience.

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