Creative corner: Creators in series


  • Mariola Cubells
    Mariola Cubells


  • Alba Lucio
    Alba Lucio
  • Maria Ripoll
    Maria Ripoll
  • Jelen Morales
    Jelen Morales

Patricia Font

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Mariola Cubells

Journalist. Degree in Information Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. She worked as a reporter for seven years at the Levante-EMV newspaper in Valencia. He later joined television: Canal 9, TVE, different audiovisual production companies. She was first an editor and then director and creator of different television formats. He left TV because he was fed up, wrote his first (and most personal) book, ¡Mírame, tonto! where he told the guts of (bad) television. Thanks to this book, he became a television analyst on different radio stations. And so began the talks on the ins and outs of television and his own experience in universities and institutions of all kinds. It is a task he has not abandoned.

This book has been followed by five others, almost all linked to the audiovisual world. As Editor-in-Chief, she started up the newspaper ADN, owned by the Planeta group, which was active for six years until the crisis led to its closure. In 2008 he joined the Cadena Seron the program A vivir que son dos díaswith Montserrat Domínguez, in the television section. Since 2102 it has been in La Ventanaalso on La Ser, with Carles Francinoin the section La Ventana de la Televisión. Also on the Ser radio station, he collaborates in the program Here, Catalonia, from La Ser Catalunya. Since 2012 he has been writing about television in the Huffington Post and is a regular contributor to Smoda magazinemagazine, both of Prisa Group where she writes about feminism, pop culture and audiovisuals.. She is in charge of the television section in the program El Matí de Catalunya Radio, Pop ap Catalunya Radio, Pop apand also collaborates in the program of TV3, Planta Baixa.

It tells stories of life, leisure and gastronomy in the Repsol Guide. In 2015 he launched at the Espai Rambleta in Valencia a forum for thought and entertainment under the name. FactoriesThe program consisted of personal and casual encounters with personalities from the fields of communication, journalism, cinema, television, literature and other artistic disciplines. Since 2018 it has been carrying out this model, Factorías, in other locations in Valencia and other cities in the country. The following year Conversation, (
) a format that continues the path started with Factorías, with its own team, with which it continues to program culture: it directs and conducts cultural meetings with different creators from the world of cinema, television, screenwriting, journalism or literature. She collaborates in different media, moderates meetings and participates in those events that can disseminate audiovisual, communication, culture, feminism, from different perspectives.

She is about to publish a non-fiction book for Espasa, Mejor que nunca se llama, which is a chronicle of the generation of women who are now in their sixties, and who are pioneers in a multitude of vital issues.

Alba Lucio

Alba Lucío (Madrid, 1987) is a screenwriter and script coordinator. She has been in charge of the script teams of the TVE series “La Otra Mirada” and “Dos Vidas” (winner of the Rose D’Or and nominated for an International Emmy) and has been Development Executive at Secuoya Studios. Creator of the series “Noobees” (Nickelodeon LAT), participated in the development of the series “Alba” and has been a scriptwriter in the series “Olmos y Robles” and “Chiringuito de Pepe”. Her career is mainly focused on television fiction and since 2021 she is also Co-Director of the Master’s Degree in Film and Television Screenwriting at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and ALMA.

Maria Ripoll

María Ripoll is currently the highest-grossing director in Spanish cinema, with an international career and 12 feature films to her credit. He studied at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He is based in London, RAIN ON SHOES and wins Best Screenplay at the Montreal International Film Festival, Audience Award at the Sitges and Seattle Film Festivals. In addition, it was nominated for Best New Director at the Goya Awards. With TORTILLA SOUP, filmed in LA, obtains box office success in the USA and 9 ALMA Award nominations. He returns to Spain to direct UTOPIA and YOUR LIFE IN 65′. (LA Film festival, Stockholm). In 2012, he produced and directed CROMOSOMA CINCO for TVE. Between Bombay and Barcelona, he directed RASTROS DE SÁNDALO, which won Best Film at the Gaudí Awards and the Audience Award in Montreal. In 2015 and 2016, he released AHORA O NUNCA and NO CULPES AL KARMA DE LO QUE TE PASA POR GILIPOLLAS, big box office hits and both screened at the Miami Film Festival. In 2019, he directs LIVE TWICE, with great success on Netflix. He directs in Mexico GUERRA DE LIKES, for Sony and Amazon Prime. Also for Prime, he is shooting the series UN ASUNTO PRIVADO with Jean Reno and Aura Garrido, to be released in 2022. In the same year, he premiered NOSOTROS NO NOS NOS MATAREMOS CON PISTOLAS (WE WILL NOT KILL US WITH GUNS) at the Malaga Film Festival. In 2023, she jointly announced with Sony Pictures and The Studio the creation of The Love Collection, a new label to produce romantic comedies written and directed by women. Ripoll signs what will be the label’s first film, YO NO SOY ESA, starring Verónica Echegui. He is currently developing several series and feature films with his production company Cahuenga Filmmakers.

Jelen Morales

Although he graduated from UCM with a degree in Sociology, he ended up choosing to become a screenwriter. A profession to which he has been dedicated for two decades.

He has written emblematic series such as 7 vidas, Aída, Cámera Café, Con el culo al Aire, or El embarcadero, among others. He has developed fiction projects for Disney Channel, Endemol Shine Iberia, Paramount Comedy, Disney ABC Television Group, Vancouver Media or Mediapro. He has co-written several theatrical comedies. The last one: La madre que me parió, has been running for seven seasons.

In 2018 she participates as a guest at the IV edition Princesas y DarthVaders, held annually at La Casa Encendida in Madrid. And that same year he collaborates with his own section, Bien de Wasabi, in the Madrid radio station M21, where he analyzes reality from a comic perspective.

In 2019 he co-scripted his first feature film, a rural comedy entitled La pequeña Suiza, for Nadie es perfecto Films and TVE. In 2020 he co-wrote Reyes vs. Santa for Morena Films. That same year he co-wrote with Álex de la Iglesia, Mandrágora, a fantasy adventure set in the 17th century, for Pokeepsie Films.

At the same time, he teaches tutorials and film writing courses, and at the same time he nurtures his vocation for training by conducting seminars with Isaki LaCuesta, Pedro Costa and Víctor Erice.

In 2021 she is one of the 20 selected for the III Edition of the Film Academy Residencies with the documentary project, (LA) vista desde aquí, which will be her first film as a director.

She is currently immersed in the development of a fiction pilot, and the writing of a horror feature film, for Pokeepsie Films.