Elaine Del Valle
ELAINE DEL VALLE/ PRODUCER-WRITER-ACTRESS
Elaine Del Valle developed her One Woman Show at Wynn Handman Studios, where she is presently a student of, the renowned Wynn Handman--a LEGEND in the theater world.
Elaine won Teatro La Tea's 4th Annual "THE ONE" Festival as well as The Network's 2009 "ONE-ACT" Festival, where she swept awards in every possible category including BEST ACTRESS, BEST SHOW, &
BEST SCRIPT with her autobiographical dramatic comedy, solo show, BROWNSVILLE BRED. Her show was named A Powerful DAILY NEWS TOP PICK. In Nov/09 she produced a five week run at NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ. Nuyoricans Executive Director, Daniel Gallant said, "Brownsville Bred easily takes the title of highest grossing and most successful Monday night weekly event series in the Nuyorican Poets Café 37 year history."
Performing Brownsville Bred at The Los Angeles Theatre of NOTE garnered Elaine with a nomination for Outstanding Contribution to Los Angeles Theatre in a Solo Performance 2010, along with an LA Weekly coveted "GO". Chief critic, Steven Leigh Morris wrote "With Fashion Model beauty and a smile that can melt iron, Del Valle has a squeaky voice that can be tinged with a growl hinting at the ferocity of her performance mingled with the sweetness of her portrayal."
Upcoming theatre performances include presentations of Brownsville Bred at and for the Time Warner Company. She is also negotiating with several colleges.
Elaine is set to open the 2010-2011 season of the SchoolHouse Theater with her multiple award winning one woman show. For showtimes and tickets visit www.BrownsvilleBred.com
Del Valle is a featured INSPIRING ARTIST in the SOULFRITO Arts Foundation Project; a not-for-profit cultural organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of the Urban Latino culture in America today. Promoting multicultural unity and the advancement of its communities through the preservation of Latin Music & Arts Education in public schools nationwide.
Elaine is a proud member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA, NATPE, and NYWIFT. Elaine plays a multitude of characters on the Nickelodeon/CBS hit animated series DORA THE EXPLORER, and GO DIEGO GO. Elaine has also worked in front of the camera on print, film and television. Her television appearances include THE SOPRANOS, and ONE LIFE TO LIVE. She has starred in such pilots as HEY PAISAN!, TRACES, and most recently in TITANS OF GETA directed by Torrence Colvin. Elaine has also appeared on such films as Donnie Brasco. Her most recent Feature Film, "Sicilian Tale," opened at the 2009 NY International Independent Film Festival, winning BEST CRIME SHORT. Elaine's next film is ELLIOT LOVES directed by Terracino and produced by Juan Caceres, where Elaine will play the supporting role of the sassy Aunt Carmen.
Elaine also has a lucrative commercial career, appearing in dozens of National and Hispanic-National campaigns.
In 1998, Elaine founded her production company, Del Valle Productions, which continues to produce pilots, films, documentaries, live events, theater and music videos. She has authored several scripts registered with the Writers Guild of America.
Her most recent production, JACK & JILL (a short film), teamed her with Step Sister Productions and is currently on the festival circuit. She is in pre-production with her latest script, a childrens musical television pilot, The Silly Dilly Band Show.
Elaine's first behind-the-scenes experience was as a producer on the Documentary short AUTISM THROUGH THE EYES OF SIBLINGS, on which she worked with Director Taryn Kosviner (Caan Young Director Award Winner). Elaine and Taryn met during their internship at the New York Women In Film and Televisions Revlon Intern/Mentor Program. Since 2001, when she took on the Autism project, Elaine has remained deeply involved in the cause, founding and producing what is now touted as one of the countrys TOP 35 Charity Cycling Event (Bicycling Magazine 2009). It is through her cycling event, The Mansion Ride for Autism and grant writing, that Elaine has raised over a million dollars for childrens autism charities.
Elaine has been a contributing writer to BACKSTAGE magazine, the ROSS REPORTS (ASK THE PROS section) and BlackFilm.com. She is also the BEAUTY TIPS Writer for THE EXAMINER.com