Linda Yvette Chavez
Writer / Producer / Director
Linda Yvette Chávez is the co-creator, co-showrunner, director, and executive producer of Netflix’s hit TV series GENTEFIED, which was produced by America Ferrera and MACRO (JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, MUDBOUND). GENTEFIED's first season is a Peabody Award nominee and a three-time Imagen Foundation award nominee, including Best Comedy Series. While producing GENTEFIED, Chávez adapted I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER, a New York Times bestseller by Erika L. Sanchez, into a feature film for Anonymous Content (THE REVENANT, SPOTLIGHT) and MACRO. Acquired by and slated to premiere on Netflix, the film will be America Ferrera’s feature directorial debut. Chávez was also tasked with penning Eva Longoria’s feature directorial debut for Searchlight Pictures by revamping FLAMIN’ HOT, a feature film that tells the story of Richard Montanez, the creator of Hot Cheetos. GLAMOUR MAGAZINE named Chávez one of the top Latinas changing the game for representation in television. VARIETY highlighted her as a part of their Comedy Impact Report alongside comedy heavy-hitters like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Tiffany Haddish. She and her co-creator Marvin Lemus graced the cover of the WGA's 2020 Summer Issue of WRITTEN BY MAGAZINE. Chávez is currently promoting season 2 of GENTEFIED, which is now streaming on Netflix. She also recently inked a multi-year overall deal with 20th Television, where she will develop new series for Disney’s many platforms.