Joshua Mintz

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Joshua Mintz, deputy to the president, TV Azteca

Joshua David Mintz (born August 22, 1965 in Mexico City) is a Mexican television executive and producer.

Since January 2016 he is a deputy to the president of the Mexican network TV Azteca. In his current role, Mintz leads the strategy and execution behind the network´s primetime programming restructure that is taking place as part of the reinvention of the network since its new CEO, Benjamin Salinas, took office in 2015.[1][2]

Career[edit]

In 2006, Mintz joined Azteca America as director of Programming[3] and shortly thereafter was promoted to director of Programming, Production and Operations.

Mintz is the executive vice president of scripted programming and general manager at Telemundo Television Studios, a division of NBCUniversal.[4] Mintz is in charge of Telemundo Media fiction and drama productions in the U.S. and Mexico. He also oversees new third-party co-productions.[5] In early 2012, Mintz led the formation of new partnerships with two entertainment entities. He oversaw a distribution pact that was made with Mexican television network Cadena 3 and signed a production agreement for several telenovelas with Argos TV.[6] Mintz served as executive producer of the Globo TV/Telemundo series Marido en Alquiler.[7]

In 2011, he signed longtime Univision talk show host Cristina Saralegui for a new talk show on Telemundo, Pa'lante con Cristina.[8] Under Mintz, Telemundo produced La Reina del Sur, a telenovela that premiered to more viewers than any other show in Telemundo history.[9][10] The show's May 2011 season finale recorded the highest ratings in network history.[11] According to NPR, Mintz said the show deserved an Emmy Award for attracting millions of viewers.[12]

Prior to his general manager position, Mintz was vice president of strategic development for Telemundo.[13] He has also held leadership or production positions at Televisa, Azteca América and Univision.[14]

Personal[edit]

Mintz is married to retired telenovela actress Sarah Mintz. They announced in December 2013 that they were expecting twin babies.[15] This is in addition to two children, Daniela and Alex, from his first marriage to fellow television executive Veronica Pimstein.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.elfinanciero.com.mx/empresas/vicepresidente-de-telemundo-llega-a-tvazteca.html
  2. ^ http://www.mediamoves.com/2016/01/mintz-quits-telemundo-to-join-azteca.html
  3. ^ http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/joshua-mintz-joins-azteca-america-as-director-of-programming-following-a-very-successful-five-years-at-univision-56528432.html
  4. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (July 30, 2013). "NBCUniversal bets big on original Spanish-lingo productions". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Telemundo - Executives". NBCUniversal. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  6. ^ De la Fuente, Anne Marie. "Telemundo sets deals". Variety. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  7. ^ "My Dear Handyman". Globo TV. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  8. ^ Chozick, Amy (October 25, 2011). "Telemundo Blends English Into a Mostly Spanish Lineup". The New York Times. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  9. ^ Villarreal, Yvonne (June 20, 2011). "'La Reina Del Sur' pursues Primetime Emmy consideration". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  10. ^ ""La Reina del Sur" de Antena 3, estreno más visto de la historia de Telemundo". Vertele.com. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  11. ^ Johnson, Reed. "Actors crisscrossing the border". Philly.com. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  12. ^ Kahn, Carrie (June 24, 2011). "Spanish-language network makes Emmy bid". NPR. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  13. ^ "Latin Power Players: Joshua Mintz". Billboard.com. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  14. ^ Hecht, John. "Joshua Mintz promoted to Senior EVP of Telemundo Entertainment". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  15. ^ "Maritza Rodríguez está embarazada de gemelos" (in Spanish). HuffPost Voces. Retrieved March 15, 2014.