Talent Guide

Juan Avella

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Project Involve 2016


Juan Avella is a screenwriter, producer and director born into a family of Italian immigrants and raised in Venezuela. Avella earned a BA in Business Administration and upon graduation, became a Senior Producer for E! Entertainment Television Latin America, where he wrote and produced over 50 episodes of various shows. He has worked as a Content Producer for the Discovery Latin America channels TLC and Investigation Discovery, where he wrote and produced promotions for primetime programming. Avella received an MFA in Screenwriting from AFI, where his script, Bolichicos, was awarded the 2014 William J. Fadiman award for best screenplay. He currently writes interactive stories for EPISODE, a new media app, and is in pre-production for Bolichicos, which he’ll also direct.