Marie Leguizamo was named Managing Director of Banijay Mexico & U.S. Hispanic in September 2021.
A multi-Emmy nominated producer, Leguizamo oversees the new unscripted studio that is based in both Mexico City and Los Angeles. Banijay Mexico & U.S. Hispanic, a division of Banijay Americas, develops and produces original content in both English and Spanish for broadcast, cable and streamers in the Mexican and U.S. Hispanic markets.
Leguizamo has produced unscripted television for nearly two decades, and her vision and concepts have led to record-breaking ratings and successes. She has been recognized twice by the International Emmy association with nominations for her work on La Voz Kids andshe also garnered a Daytime Emmy nomination for Last One Laughing.
Leguizamo has worked closely with Banijay’s sister studio in Mexico, Endemol Shine Boomdog, for the last decade and produced numerous top unscripted series under its banner, including Last One Laughing with Eugenio Derbez. Leguizamo has served as executive producer/showrunner for three of its first four seasons on Amazon Prime.
She has also served as the showrunner/executive producer on such Spanish-language hit series as La Voz Kids for Telemundo, as well as, Pequeños Gigantes USA and Mira Quien Baila on Univision.
Leguizamo has produced a variety of network performance/competition-centric shows including two seasons of Carnival Corporations’ La Gran Sorpresa and various shows such as Nuestra Belleza Latina, Viva El Sueño, Premios Juventud, El Juego de Oro and Billboard All Access.