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America Ferrera To Make Feature Directorial Debut With I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter At Netflix

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America Ferrera To Make Feature Directorial Debut With I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter At Netflix

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24 February 2021

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Linda Yvette Ch vez Adapting the Feature Film Based on The New York Times Bestselling Novel of the Same Name

The Anonymous Content and MACRO produced feature film adaptation of New York Times bestselling novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, is coming to Netflix.

Award-winning actor, producer, and director America Ferrera (Superstore, Real Women Have Curves) will direct Linda Yvette Ch vez's (Gentefied) adaptation based on Erika L. S nchez's novel of the same name.

Anonymous Content optioned the rights to the book under the company's first-look deal with Aevitas Creative Management.

Producers: Anonymous Content's Doreen Wilcox Little, MACRO's Charles D. King and Poppy Hanks, and Aevitas Creative Management's David Kuhn.

Executive Producers: Aevitas's Michelle Brower, and MACRO's Greta Fuentes

Co-Producer: Erika L. S nchez

Quote from America Ferrera: Years ago, I fell in love with Erika L. S nchez' stunning novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. The depth, wit and searing intelligence of her writing, and her young Latina heroine, struck me to my core and left me wanting so much more. I am truly honored and humbled to direct Linda Yvette Ch vez's beautifully adapted screenplay. The opportunity to direct the work of these two incredibly talented Latina writers is a dream come true. I can't wait to share this film with the many fans of the novel, and to introduce this funny, profound, and resonant story to the world.

A National Book Award finalist in 2017 and winner of the 2018 Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a poignant, laugh-out-loud funny contemporary YA about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home. The story follows Julia Reyes, the precocious and strong-willed teenaged daughter of first-generation Mexican immigrants. She often clashes with her more traditional parents, who wish she were more like her sister Olga, the platonic ideal of a Mexican daughter. However, when Olga is killed in a tragic accident, it is up to Julia to hold her family together.

About AMERICA FERRERA

Ferrera is an Emmy , SAG and Golden Globe -winning actor, producer, director and activist. She most recently produced, directed and starred in the NBC workplace comedy, Superstore, now in its sixth and final season. She is currently executive producing and directing episodes of the second season of Netflix's, Gentefied. Additional television and film credits include her award-winning performance on the hit ABC show Ugly Betty, Diego Luna's biopic, Cesar Chavez, (ALMA Award Special achievement in Film), the Oscar nominated franchise films How to Train Your Dragon, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and Real Women Have Curves. A longtime activist, Ferrera co-founded the organization Harness (to amplify organizations and individuals' work on behalf of social justice) and the social platform She Se Puede (a social platform dedicated to bringing together and providing resources for the Latina community). Ferrera was one of the founders of the Time's Up movement and was an integral part of the Biden/Harris and Georgia Senate grassroots campaigns during the 2021 Presidential elections.

About LINDA YVETTE CH VEZ

Linda Yvette Ch vez is the co-creator, co-showrunner, and executive producer of Netflix's hit series GENTEFIED, a series produced by America Ferrera and MACRO Studios. While producing the first season of GENTEFIED, Linda adapted I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER. Linda's a graduate of the WGA's prestigious Showrunner Training Program, a Sundance Momentum Fellow, and was named a writer/creator to watch by Robert Rodriguez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Zoe Saldana as a part of their LATINXT LIST in 2019 and 2020. Glamour Magazine named Linda one of the top Latinas changing the game for representation in television. Linda's currently writing FLAMIN HOT for Searchlight Pictures, showrunning season two of GENTEFIED, and preparing to direct her first feature film, FIERAS.

About ERIKA L. S NCHEZ

Erika L. S nchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. A poet, novelist, essayist, feminist, and cheerleader for young women everywhere, she was the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas for three years, and her writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Time, The New Yorker, and the Paris Review. Since she was a twelve-years-old, Erika has dreamed of writing complex, empowering stories about girls of color-what she wanted to read as a young adult. Her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was published by Graywolf in July 2017, and her young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, published in October 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers, is a New York Times Bestseller and a National Book Awards finalist. Her memoir in essays, Crying in the Bathroom, is forthcoming from Viking books in 2022. She lives and teaches in Chicago.

About ANONYMOUS CONTENT

Anonymous Content is a visionary and disruptive media company that produces multi-platform premium content and boasts an exceptional client roster which includes many of the world's most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors, and comedians. The company's award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically acclaimed works including BABEL, WINTER'S BONE, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, THE REVENANT and Best Picture Academy Award winning SPOTLIGHT. Current Anonymous Content films include the recently released THE MIDNIGHT SKY
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