Migde Velazquez


  • LocationUnited States



  • Advertising
  • Digital Media
  • Events
  • Film
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Budgeting
  • Client Services
  • Film Production
  • Marketing
  • Problem Solving
  • Producing
  • Production Management
  • Project Management

Work history


Line Producer

Purple Papaya Films

Jul 2005
  • • Launched and established production company, specializing in international television, film, and advertising projects working with renowned global entities such as the BBC, MTV, and National Geographic, among others • Lead business operations, overseeing budgeting, strategy, and development, utilizing trilingual fluency in French, Spanish, and English to seamlessly work across borders • Executed 300+ productions across Europe, ensuring client expectations were exceeded regardless of short turnarounds, tight budgets, and complicated logistics • Produce seamless small and big budget productions with direct responsibility for creating, allocating, and tracking budgets, negotiating with vendors to consistently perform within budget • Spearhead production planning and scheduling to optimize timelines and resources • Build lasting relationships with leading production companies, agencies, and directors, ensuring director’s creative vision is preserved and supported • Source and hire local crews of up to 80, often with extremely short windows • Collaborate with risk management teams to deliver proper insurance and establish safety and compliance of productions • Oversee compliance with all guild, union, and labor requirements with a deep knowledge of local rules and regulations • Organize and hire post-production crews and facilities, coordinating schedules • Apply exceptional interpersonal skills to work productively under pressure


Digital Producer

W CIE Havas Group

Nov 2007 - Nov 2008
  • • Recruited to produce large-scale, award-winning ad campaign for Sodexo, shooting in 20+ countries, including Thailand, Congo, Chile, Russia, USA, and remote locations, seamlessly navigating cultural differences and language barriers due to superior language skills and experience producing across the globe • Liaised between agency, production companies, and clients with great tact and diplomacy, ensuring all demands and expectations were met • Negotiated with local crews and oversaw budget planning, delivering complex production on time and on budget while securing awards from TopCom and Stratégies


Director of Marketing Communications

International Jewish Film Festival Barcelona

Feb 2003 - Feb 2005
  • • Led marketing and recruitment efforts to raise film festival’s visibility, successfully negotiating ad deals and significantly increasing attendance and participation • Implemented catalogue system to easily track films and manage election process, increasing workflow efficiency • Oversaw 8 teams of translators responsible for subtitling 50+ films in Spanish, delegating workflow and editing subtitles to assure perfect translations



Film and Media Studies

University of California Santa Barbara

Aug 1996 - May 2001
  • Film Studies and Spanish Literature



International Producer

  • Invited to speak at the Festival do Rio Film Festival as an international European producer