It is no secret that the entertainment scene is predominantly white. In Hollywood alone, as much as 70% of its filmmakers and almost 60% of its actors are Caucasians. And while there are many talented people of color working in the field, they continue to be undervalued and even unrecognized. Because of this glaring lack of diversity, one outstanding individual is using his platform and success to help show his fellow minorities that they have a place in the dynamic world of film and TV: Jaime Peralta.
The multi-talented man has Ecuadorian-Lebanese heritage and is very proud to call himself a Latino. He has been in the industry for more than two decades, both in front and behind the camera. As an actor, he has appeared in several movies, such as Champions, The Big Lebowski, Carnival of Souls, and Sorority Boys. He was also part of television programs such as Boston Public and Grey’s Anatomy: Under Pressure.
However, he first started his career outside the spotlight as the Personal Executive Assistant to the late legendary film Producer and President of Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans. Since then, he has taken on several pursuits, including being the executive producer for two television series, Undercover and Road 2 Remembrance. He also co-produced an upcoming short with the working title Addicted to You, which is currently in pre-production. On top of that, the dedicated man is the talent manager of musical artist A.B. Quintanilla III, Selena’s brother.
Currently, Jaime Peralta is the Executive Vice President of Development and Production at PANGAEA Studios, formerly known as AREU BROS. Studios. It is a full-service film and television enterprise that can cater to various types of productions, including international teams. Located at the heart of Atlanta, it sits on 60 acres and 200,000 square feet of studio space, allowing it to provide premium quality features and easy access to clients.
The company was founded by Ozzie Areu, making it the first Latino-owned and operated film and television studio based in Atlanta, Georgia. As the company’s VP, Jaime intends to leverage his position and help bring more Latino-themed content to the world. Because of his remarkable mission, the respected leader has become the go-to person for people of color, especially Latinos who wish to be represented by an established and renowned venture.
Jaime Peralta is undoubtedly an extraordinary force within the entertainment scene. Moving forward, the visionary remains steadfast in his goal of scaling the success of the minority and ultimately putting them at the forefront of the industry. In addition to that, he wants to trigger change and progress, especially in the TV and film industry, by continuing to break barriers and push boundaries.
But most importantly, he intends to be a beacon of light and motivation for the community. After all, he was able to accomplish all of his impressive milestones while being a devoted stay-at-home dad to his five lovely children. As the inspiring man simply but profoundly said, “If I can do it, you can do it.”