Sandra Avila is a partner-manager at Inclusion in Los Angeles where she is oversees a roster of talented, diverse film & TV screenwriters and directors. A priority of which is creating content for the U.S. Latino Market. Prior to joining Inclusion, she had her own production company, Avila Entertainment for six years. She also did a four-year stint at Maya Entertainment where she oversaw all TV and film projects for the company. These include the indie comedy, TACO SHOP starring Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), the completion of the features, HARLEM HOSTEL starring Ramon Rodriguez (TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen), VALE TODO and in 2009, Maya’s first TV production, ONE HOT SUMMER starring Vanessa Marcil and Jon Seda, in collaboration with the Lifetime Movie Network. Under her own banner, Avila produced ENDGAME starring Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family) and Justina Machado (One Day at a Time) released by (Cinemark Theatres/ HBO in July 2016) and the 1⁄2 hr. scripted dramedy, TABLE MANNERS starring Monica Barbaro (Top Gun, Chicago Justice) and directed by Angel Gracia (From Prada to Nada).
Prior to her tenure at Maya, Avila worked in TV development at Showtime Networks for seven years, where she worked on such notable shows as QUEER AS FOLK, DEXTER, RESURRECTION BLVD., and BARBERSHOP. In addition, she oversaw the LATINO FILMMAKER SHOWCASE, highlighting Latino filmmakers from around the world.
Avila received her BA from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX and her JD from Loyola Law School in New Orleans, LA. She was nominated in 2018 as a “Latina of Influence” by Hispanic Lifestyle and by NALIP as “TV Producers on the Rise” at MIP Cancun, 2016.