Friday, April 24, 2009

Out in Film: Silvio Horta

Idol worship: Silvio Horta, writer/producer.

- He is best known for creating the American version of the South American telenovela Yo Soy Betty La Fea, better known as Ugly Betty.

- In addition to executive producer, he serves as head writer on the award-winning Movie Dearest fave, which not only will return early from its spring hiatus next Thursday, it has also been renewed for a fourth season.

- His first produced screenplay was for the cult horror flick Urban Legend, in which he also has a cameo. His other unproduced screenplays including Even Exchange and The Furies (with Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy).

- Prior to Betty, he also created two short-lived science fiction series for television, Jake 2.0 and The Chronicle: News from the Edge.

- He is the founder of the production company "Silent H Productions", so named because he found that Americans always pronounced the silent H at the start of his last name.

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