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Jose Luis Martinez

Lucky Seventeen Entertainment, LLC
Entertainment Consultant / Producer
Miami, Florida
Jose Luis "JL" Martinez began his career as a booking agent for South Florida talent in Miami Beach. He later transition to Los Angeles, working on a motion picture production desk at what is now ICM Partners, one of the elite Hollywood talent agencies. Upon returning to Miami, Mr. Martinez was involved with the Miami Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th anniversary edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list talent. He went on to become Creative Director of the Miami World Cinema Center, the first nonprofit film studio, where he developed emerging South Florida filmmakers, holding various producer titles on independent feature films, including #EM3, "Urban Stories," "The Holders", and "Chronic Love (Amor Cronico)", which have premiered at multiple international film festivals including the Miami Film Festival, Marbella, and South by Southwest. He went on to direct Communications & Media for the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC), where he developed and launched an ambitious digital media project, Connect Cuba, a campaign to bring greater internet connectivity and human rights awareness to the island. Since 2010, through his work with the Miami Media & Film Market (MMFM), a yearly content conference hosted by CAMACOL, the Latin Chamber of Commerce of the US and its prestigious Hemispheric Congress, Mr. Martinez has organized and moderated panels with a wide cross section of award-winning entertainment and media professionals from around the world. Most recently, via his Lucky Seventeen Entertainment banner, he consulted on and Executive Produced hours of award winning children's and family friendly content for a unique digital platform. During this time he also served as a Producer on the multi-award winning short "Marcus." He is currently an entertainment consultant for Hialeah Park Studios. Mr. Martinez graduated with honors from the University of Miami's School of Communication, majoring in Motion Pictures and Theater Arts.