About Us

A Common Goal - Bring Film and Media People Together.

Meet the Team


Patty Arias, Executive Producer Miami Media and Film Market

Pattie has been involved in public service for more than 30 years and has developed programs and initiatives on a local, national and international level. In 2008 Ms. Arias founded the Miami Media and Film Market and currently serves as its Executive Producer. Ms. Arias was named International Business Woman of the Year by the World Trade Center/Miami, presented with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Medal, for the State of Florida, and has served as a member of the international jury for the “Premios Platinos” (the Latin ‘Oscars’). She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami with a major in history/minor in political science. Pattie also holds a Certificate in Foreign Studies from the Universite D’Avignon. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian, with a working knowledge of German.   

Patty Arias bio

Jose Luis Martinez, Creative Director MMFM.

Jose began his career as a booking agent for South Florida talent over 12 years ago. After a transition to Los Angeles, he worked on a motion picture production desk at what is now ICM Partners. He returned to Miami and was involved with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th Anniversary edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premiers of A-list talent. He has served as producer on several independent feature films. He is currently directing Communications and Media for the Foundation for the Foundation of Human Rights in Cuba which has launched an ambitious digital media project “Connect Cuba”, a campaign to bring greater internet connectivity and human rights awareness to the island. Mr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of Miami’s School of Communication, majoring in Motion Pictures and Theater Arts.

Jose Luis


Special Appreciation 


Special Appreciation

Miami Dade County

City of Miami

Port Miami

Miami International Airport


Hon. Wifredo “Willy” Gort Chair, Hemispheric Congress

Mercy Saladrigas, President CAMACOL

William Talbert, III President Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Dave Prodger, HM Consul General

Adrian Wootton, OBE Chief Film London

Paul Brett, Flying Tiger Media/UK

Lourdes & Giorgio del Rossi

Find Your Muse Entertainment

Ethan Banville

Elvi Cano, Egeda US/Los Angeles

Andrew Curtis, Politestorm/U.K.

Matthew Stein, MES Productions/L.A.

Karen Hall, Karen Hall Productions/U.S.A.

Lesene Media Group

Notable MMFM Speakers and Alumns

Adrian Wootton, OBE/Chief Executive British Film Commission & Film London

Paul Brett/Executive Producer “The Kings Speech”, “Chef” & Producer “Wolf Hall”

Andrew Hevia/Co-Producer “Moonlight” Winner Best Picture Academy Award

Karen Hall/Emmy Award Winning Writer “Mash”

Lisa Bruce/Producer “Darkest Hour” & “The Theory of Everything” Academy Award Nominee

Craig Bernstein, Agent United Talent Agency

Bruno del Granado, Agent CAA

Feng Xing/Director

Mathew Stein, MES Productions

Howard Rosenman, Producer “Call Me By Your Name”

Prashant Shah, Producer Bollywood Hollywood

Luis Santeiro, 20 Time Emmy Award Winner, Sesame Street

Jaydee Freixas, Producer

Ana Villafane, Actor

Gina Reyes, Director of Content Development, Story House Entertainment

Stephen Baldwin, Actor

Debbie Liebling, President Red Hours Films

Gregory Allen Howard, Writer “Remember the Titans”

Advisory Committee Members

Advisory Committee Chair

Sandy Lighterman, Miami Dade County Film Commissioner

Chair Emeritus

Prashant Shah, Bollywood Hollywood

Advisory Committee Chair

Sandy Lighterman, Miami Dade County Film Commissioner

Chair Emeritus

Prashant Shah, Bollywood Hollywood

Advisory Committee Members

Justin Jones, Brit Week Miami

Taima Jones, Brit Week Miami

Tony Lester, Media MMFM

Kevin Sharpley, President Kikijik Multimedia

Jamie Lee Smith, Global Rockstar Productions