Linda Yvette Chávez

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  • Critically Acclaimed Screenwriter, Director, and Producer
  • Co-Creator, Co-Showrunner, Director, and Executive Producer of Netflix's 'Gentefied'
  • 'Writer to Watch' on the Latinxt List
  • "One of the Top Latinas Changing the Game for Representation in Television" - Glamour Magazine



Award-winning Chingona and Xicana Hollywood creative Linda Yvette Chávez uses storytelling to create a more inclusive world. Linda is the co-Creator, co-Showrunner, Director, and Executive Producer of the hit Netflix series Gentefied. Gentefied’s first season was nominated for a Peabody Award, and recently received seven Imagen Foundation award nominations, including “Best Comedy Series” and Best Directing for Linda's directorial debut. Linda is adapting the New York Times bestselling book I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter into a feature film for MACRO and Anonymous Content, which will be directed by America Ferrera. Named by Glamour as one of the top Latinas changing the game for representation in television, she is also writing Eva Longoria’s directorial debut, the Searchlight Pictures feature film Flamin’ Hot. In sought-after talks, Linda shares her insights from the entertainment industry, as well as impactful takeaways about creating more diverse and equitable teams, workplaces, and communities.

Linda has been highlighted by Variety as part of their Comedy Impact Report alongside comedy heavy hitters like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Dave Chapelle. She has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Wired, and AdWeek, among many others. She and her Gentefied co-Creator graced the cover of the Writers Guild of America 2020 Summer Issue of Written By Magazine, and she recently inked a multi-year overall deal with 20th Television to develop new series for Disney’s many platforms. Linda has been in demand for events with groups like AACI, Qualtrics, and United Ways of California, who raved: ”Linda was a fantastic speaker at the 2022 United Way Western Regional Conference. Through the power of her storytelling, she inspired our United Way audience with her authenticity and the need to organizationally look like the people we serve every day. We are so grateful to her.”

 

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Linda was a fantastic speaker at the 2022 United Way Western Regional Conference. Through the power of her storytelling, she inspired our United Way audience with her authenticity and the need to organizationally look like the people we serve every day. We are so grateful to her.

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  • AACI
  • Qualtrics
  • United Ways of California
In Conversation and Q&A - Gentefied and voicing the issues of the Latino communities | United Ways of California [57:13] - Get Sharable Link
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Telling Diverse Stories to Change the World

In this empowering and motivational talk, Hollywood creative Linda Yvette Chávez shares her personal experience and her award-winning work bringing more inclusive and authentic storytelling to the entertainment industry. Linda offers a powerful message balanced with practical takeaways about how tel ...

In this empowering and motivational talk, Hollywood creative Linda Yvette Chávez shares her personal experience and her award-winning work bringing more inclusive and authentic storytelling to the entertainment industry. Linda offers a powerful message balanced with practical takeaways about how telling more diverse stories can impact our communities, teams, organizations, and the world.

DEI: Nurturing Diverse and Welcoming Teams

Award-winning writer, director, and producer Linda Yvette Chávez is an expert at cultivating and nurturing diverse and welcome teams. From her work as the co-Creator and co-Showrunner of the hit Netflix series Gentefied, to her ongoing work as a mentor for upcoming artist, Chávez shares empowering l ...

Award-winning writer, director, and producer Linda Yvette Chávez is an expert at cultivating and nurturing diverse and welcome teams. From her work as the co-Creator and co-Showrunner of the hit Netflix series Gentefied, to her ongoing work as a mentor for upcoming artist, Chávez shares empowering lessons about building an organization that prioritizes DEI, authenticity, and shared vision for increased happiness and productivity.

Women in Leadership

Hollywood creative Linda Yvette Chávez, best known for her hit Netflix series Gentefied, shares high-impact lessons in this motivational talk for women in leadership. From dealing with imposter syndrome, to prioritizing self-care and wellbeing, to nurturing rising leaders through mentorship, Linda’s ...

Hollywood creative Linda Yvette Chávez, best known for her hit Netflix series Gentefied, shares high-impact lessons in this motivational talk for women in leadership. From dealing with imposter syndrome, to prioritizing self-care and wellbeing, to nurturing rising leaders through mentorship, Linda’s insights will inspire and empower any audience.

Breaking into the Industry

Known for her hit Netflix series Gentefied, Hollywood creative Linda Yvette Chávez shares her expertise about breaking into the entertainment industry in this motivational talk. From developing the skills for writing TV and film, to finding your allies and collaborators and supporting one another, t ...

Known for her hit Netflix series Gentefied, Hollywood creative Linda Yvette Chávez shares her expertise about breaking into the entertainment industry in this motivational talk. From developing the skills for writing TV and film, to finding your allies and collaborators and supporting one another, to telling your authentic story, Linda offers unparalleled insights and empowering mentorship with audiences of all kinds.

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<p><strong>Event Success Story: Hollywood creative Linda Yvette Chávez received a glowing review for her motivational event with United Ways</strong></p>

Event Success Story: Hollywood creative Linda Yvette Chávez received a glowing review for her motivational event with United Ways

When United Ways of California was searching for the ideal speaker for their Western Regional Conference, they knew LINDA YVETTE CHÁVEZ would make a lasting impact on their audience. The award-winning Hollywood screenwriter and producer, known for her hit Netflix series Gentefied, wove together her personal story with insights about the communities United Ways serves for an unforgettable evening. More than 350 United Ways leaders and partners gathered for the annual conference, which included an empowering moderated conversation with Linda as well as an in-depth Q&A with the audience. Covering topics ranging from telling authentic Latinx stories in the entertainment industry to actionable takeaways for cultivating more inclusive teams, Linda balanced humor with a heart-felt message about how organizations of all kinds can make a difference.

Linda’s gifted storytelling, motivational insights about mentorship and self-care for leaders, and empowering equity takeaways made a major impact on the United Ways audience. The host offered a rave review of the event, sharing: ”Linda was a fantastic speaker at the 2022 United Way Western Regional Conference. Through the power of her storytelling, she inspired our United Way audience with her authenticity and the need to organizationally look like the people we serve every day. We are so grateful to her.” (United Ways of California)

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Linda Yvette Chávez is the co-creator, co-showrunner, director, and executive producer of Netflix’s hit series Gentefied, a TV series produced by America Ferrera and MACRO. Gentefied's first season was a Peabody Award nominee and a three-time Imagen Foundation award nominee, including Best Comedy Series. While producing Gentefied, Linda adapted the book, I am not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, a New York Times bestseller by Erika L. Sanchez, into a feature film for Anonymous Content (The Revenant, Spotlight) and MACRO (Judas and the Black Messiah, Mudbound). Acquired by and slated to premiere on Netflix, the film will be America Ferrera’s directorial debut. Chávez was also tasked with penning Eva Longoria’s directorial debut for Searchlight Pictures by revamping Flamin Hot, a feature film that tells the story of Richard Montanez, the creator of Hot Cheetos. Glamour Magazine named Linda one of the top Latinas changing the game for representation in television. Variety highlighted her as a part of their Comedy Impact Report alongside comedy heavy hitters like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Dave Chapelle. She and her co-creator Marvin Lemus graced the cover of the WGA's 2020 Summer Issue of Written By Magazine. Linda’s currently showrunning season two of Gentefied.