Roberto Busó-García

Lecturer

90 Gilman Hall
410-516-5048
rbusoga1@jhu.edu

Biography

Roberto Busó-García holds extensive experience in screenwriting, film acquisitions, independent film financing, and production. As a filmmaker, he has written, directed, and produced two feature-length films and a television mini-series in his native Puerto Rico. Based out of New York, he works as an independent consultant on independent film financing and distribution, as well as a screenwriter and script doctor.

His seven-year tenure as film acquisitions executive for HBO, HBO Video, HBO Latino, and Cinemax provided him the opportunity to analyze thousands of films and screenplays and represent the company in prestigious films festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, San Sebastian, Los Angeles, and New York.

Roberto was essential in the acquisitions of such projects as the Spanish-language series Epitafios and Capadocia, as well as dozens of feature-length films including award-winning Y tu mamá también, Sea Inside, and Pan’s Labyrinth.

He has served as a member of the jury of the Colombia Film Fund, the Puerto Rico Film Fund, the HBO-sponsored short film competitions at the New York Latino Film Festival, and the American Black Film Festival. He is currently developing a television series.