Tomás Yankelevich

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Tomás Yankelevich
Born Tomás Yankelevich De Giacomi
1977
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Occupation Film director, television director, screenwriter, film producer, television producer
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Sofía Reca (2008–present)
Parent(s) Gustavo Yankelevich (father)
Cris Morena (mother)
Relatives Romina Yan (sister)

Tomás Yankelevich De Giacomi (born 1977) is an Argentine film director, film producer, screenwriter, television director and television producer. The son of Argentine producer and composer Cris Morena and prolific former Telefe director Gustavo Yankelevich and the brother of actress Romina Yan, he debuted as the producer of talents show Popstars, which created girl group Bandana. Yankelevich directed Vivir Intentando, a movie based on girlgroup Bandana, and Cuatro Caminos, starring Erreway. He also directed Amor Mio and produced Cuando Me Sonries.

In 2011, his mom—Argentina's most renowned children TV producer—announced a hiatus and Tomás decided to create his own show, Supertorpe. An original idea by him, the show was the first creation of his production company Utopia. It was aired in Telefe and in Disney Channel across Latin America. That same year, he was named Telefe's director following the footsteps of his father who directed the channel between 1989 and 1999 and helped it achieve the leadership in Argentina's ratings.

Family and personal life[edit]

Yankelevich was born in 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to actor Gustavo Yankelevich and actress, producer, director and musician Cris Morena.[1] His older sister, actress Romina Yan, died on 28 September 2010 suffering a heart attack.[2][3] On 20 December 2008, Yankelevich married television actress Sofía Reca.[4][5] They have one son, Inti.

Career[edit]

Yankelevich debuted as the producer of talents and reality show Popstars: Argentina, which created girl group Bandana.[6] In 2003, Yankelevich directed film Vivir Intentando, his directing debut, which starred Bandana.[6] The film was a box office hit, as well as its following film Erreway: 4 Caminos, which starred popular pop rock band Erreway.[7] 4 Caminos was directed as the spin–off film of the series Rebelde Way, directed by Yankelevich's mother Cris Morena. In 2005, he directed and wrote the Cris Morena Group series Amor Mio, which starred his sister Romina Yan.[7]

In 2011, Yankelevich produced two series, children-oriented show Super Torpe (aired in Disney Channel) with Pablo Martínez and Candela Vetrano, and Cuando me sonreis, a TELEFE primetime show, with Facundo Arana, Mariana Espósito and Benjamín Rojas. Both shows were produced by his production company Utopia and co-produced by his father's company, RGB Entertainment.

In February 2011, Tomás was named the new Telefe director, following the footsteps of his father who led Telefe from 1989 to 1999.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Credites as Notes
2001 Popstars: Argentina Producer (Talents Reality Show)
2003 Vivir Intentando Director, Writer
2004 Erreway: 4 Caminos Producer With Cris Morena Group
2005 Amor Mio Director, Producer (TV Series) With Cris Morena Group
2011 Super Torpe Producer (TV Series)
2011 Cuando me sonreis Producer (TV Series)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarín: "Estoy muy orgulloso de mi apellido" (19 June 2003)
  2. ^ InfoBae.com: Falleció Romina Yan (29 September 2010)
  3. ^ Clarín: Murió Romina Yan, tras sufrir una descompensación en un gimnasio (28 September 2010)
  4. ^ Pronto: 'Sofía Reca y Tomás Yankelevich, a pocos días de su gran boda (15 December 2008)
  5. ^ Pronto: La luna de miel de Sofía Reca y Tomás Yankelevich (20 December 2008)
  6. ^ a b El Argentino: La boda perfecta (23 December 2008)
  7. ^ a b MundoFanClub: Biografía de Cris Morena (4 June 2007)

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