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Jesus Salvador Trevino

Artist

Biography

Jesus Salvador Trevino is writer/director whose television directing credits include THE UNIT, LAW AND ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, CRIMINAL MINDS, PRISON BREAK, BONES, E-RING, CROSSING JORDAN, NYPD BLUE, THIRD WATCH, ER, THE PRACTICE, CHICAGO HOPE, DAWSON'S CREEK, NEW YORK UNDERCOVER, THE PRETENDER, NASH BRIDGES, MARTIAL LAW, BRIMSTONE, SEAQUEST, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, BABYLON FIVE, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, SWEET JUSTICE, SPACE: ABOVE AND BEYOND, THE BURNING ZONE and HAWKEYE.

Mr. Trevino began his career in film and television as a student activist documenting the 1960s Chicano civil rights struggle with a super-8 camera. Throughout the late sixties and early nineteen seventies, he was both a participant and a chronicler of the events and issues of the day. His national PBS documentaries about Latinos and the Chicano struggle include AMERICA TROPICAL, YO SOY CHICANO, LA RAZA UNIDA, CHICANO MORATORIUM, THE SALAZAR INQUEST and BIRTHWRITE. He was Co-Executive Producer of the PBS documentary series, CHICANO! HISTORY OF THE MEXICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. He wrote and directed the Mexican feature film RAICES DE SANGRE (ROOTS OF BLOOD) and SEGUIN, an American Playhouse drama of the Alamo saga told from a Mexican American point of view. More recently, he has served as Co- Executive Producer of the SHOWTIME series, RESURRECTION BLVD.

Mr. Trevino has won dozens of national and international awards and recognitions including (twice) the prestigious Directors Guild of America award and an Alma award for Outstanding Director of a Television drama and an Alma award as Co-Executive Producer of Resurrection Boulevard, Best Prime-time drama series. In 1991, his film, RAICES DE SANGRE (ROOTS OF BLOOD), was included in an anthology of the 25 Most Significant Films of Latin American Cinema at the 36th Annual International Film Festival of Valladolid, Spain. In 1993 he was honored with an homage at the Montevideo International Film Festival in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Mr. Trevino is also a writer. His collection of short stories, THE FABULOUS SINKHOLE AND OTHER STORIES was published in 1995. His memoir, EYEWITNESS - A FILMMAKER'S MEMOIR OF THE CHICANO MOVEMENT was published in 2001. The book chronicles his experiences as an activist filmmaker during the turbulent 1960s and also addresses the status of United States Latinos in the next millennium. His latest collection of short stories, THE SKYSCRAPER THAT FLEW, was published in November of 2005.

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