Diego Nájera is an LA-based writer and producer from Guadalajara, Mexico.
He holds an MFA from the renowned Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California. He is a USC International Artist Fellow (2014-2016), a recipient of the Producers Guild of America Debra Hill Fellowship (2016), and a Film Independent Project Involve & Turner Fellow (2018).
Diego launched his career at the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) where he served as Screenings Manager, Producer, and Film Programmer for six editions. After relocating to Los Angeles, Diego had stints working at Amazon Studios Original Films; 20th Century Fox Television; and Gaumont International Television where he participated in the pre-production of the second season of the Netflix series ‘Narcos.’
He has produced multiple short films including SPARK (Dir. Juan Martinez Vera, 2016), recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, nominated for a BAFTA Student Film Award and distributed by HBO. His latest short film, LIBERTY (Dir. Faren Humes, 2019), was produced as part of Film Independent Project Involve and premiered at the Berlinale Generation were it received the Special Jury Prize and went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW. His work has also screened at the Atlanta Film Festival, Chicago Latino Film Festival, FICViña, Guadalajara International Film Festival, Miami Film Festival, Palm Springs Shortfest, San Diego Latino Film Festival, and the Seattle Film Festival, among many others. Most recently, the feature film project he’s producing—BOLICHICOS by Juan Avella—received the 2019 TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Tribeca Film Institute.
Diego is a Co-Founder and Board Member of the Latin Tracking Board (LATB), an entertainment industry networking group that supports and develops Latin talent in the executive ranks through an online community and a monthly speaker series (recent guests include: Charles King, Kim Yutani, Franklin Leonard). He currently works at AG Capital, the Los Angeles-based film and TV financier behind the film CRUISE directed by Rob Siegel, and the Hulu Original Series “The First” created by Beau Willimon and starring Sean Penn.