GRANT RECIPIENTS: PATRICK PEREZ
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Patrick Perez has worked in television, cinema and radio both as producer and as talent. His lifelong goal has been to increase the presence of Latinos in North American Entertainment; both in front of and behind the camera. After graduating from Columbia University in the City if New York with a degree in anthropology, he earned his stripes directing live television on public access cable at Buenavision in East L.A. Next, Patrick taught filmmaking to inner city youth for three years before entering UCLA film school. In 2006, Patrick won a Student Emmy Award for his episode of "UCLA:NEXT: The Outsider's Guide to Independent Film". Also in 2006, Patrick took a year off from UCLA film school to work in broadcast television producing writing and directing on DESIRE and FASHION HOUSE for MyNetworkTV. Patrick is currently back at UCLA finishing his thesis film Stockholm for an M.F.A. degree from UCLA School of Theater, Film, Television, and Digital Media. Patrick can also be heard on the radio every Friday afternoon on The Pocho Hour of Power, a weekly political satire show on 90.7 KPFK in Los Angeles now in its third year. He lives with his wife, a writer and actress in Lincoln Heights.

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