CALLA PRODUCTIONS

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About Us

CALLA PRODUCTIONS is a content creator for Television, Film, and the Web. It is also a producer of live events.

Calla Productions’ subsidiary, CALLA PRODUÇÕES, operates in Rio de Janeiro as a production services company in the production of conferences, live events, commercial campaigns, TV programming and feature films.

Principal Deborah Calla is a native of Brazil with many years of experience writing and producing in the US and in Latin America.

Deborah Calla is the Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Producers Guild of America (PGA), the West Coast Chair of Women’s Impact Network (PGA) and the Media Access Awards (a yearly event celebrating people in the industry who advance the employment and portrayal of people with disabilities). She is a also a member of the Writers Guild of America West.

FILMS

A Beautiful Life
Starring: Jesse Garcia, Angela Sarafyan, Dana Delany, Debi Mazar and Bai Ling
Produced by: Deborah Calla
Written by: Deborah Calla and Wendy Hammond
Directed by: Alejandro Chomski

Lost Zweig
Starring: Rüdiger Vogler and Ruth Rieser
Produced by: Sylvio Back
Co-Producer: Deborah Calla
Written by: Sylvio Back based on the book by Alberto Dines
Directed by: Sylvio Back

Lehi’s Wife
Starring: James Greene, Kathryn Joosten and Ana Ortiz
Produced by: Deborah Calla and Wendy Hammond
Written by: Wendy Hammond
Directed by: Wendy Hammond

Dream House
Starring: Justin Theroux and Jane Jensen
Produced by: Deborah Calla and Alan Amdur
Written by: Michael McKenzie
Directed by: Adam Amdur

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TELEVISION

  • Carnival in Rio – 2004
    60 min. special for the Travel Channel
    Producer: Deborah Calla
    Hosted by Linda Lopez
  • Carnival in Rio – 2003
    90 min. special for the Travel Channel
    Producer: Deborah Calla and Terry Jastrow
    Hosted by Dani Behr and narrated by Anne Archer
  • Chicano Artists
    A series of vignettes on Chicano Artists for HBO Latino
    Writer: Deborah Calla
    Producer: Deborah Calla
  • Fox Kids Club
    A series of vignettes for Fox Kids Latin America
    Producer: Carlos Portugal and Deborah Calla
  • 500th Anniversary of Brazil
    Special for TNT Latin America
    Producer: Deborah Calla

LIVE EVENTS

MAA 2014

Host: Robert David Hall
Producer: Deborah Calla
Written by: Allen Rucker
Venue: The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Alex Kurtzman, Deborah Calla, Noah Hawley

Annual Awards event honoring people in the entertainment industry who advance the portrayal and employment of people with disabilities.

MAA 2011

Host: Marlee Matlin
Producer: Deborah Calla
Written by: Allen Rucker
Venue: The Beverly Hilton Hotel

MAA 2013

Host: Fred Willard
Producer: Deborah Calla
Written by: Allen Rucker
Venue: The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Frank Marshall, Deborah Calla, Norman Lear, Bruce Cohen

IBM Smarter Cities – Rio 2011

IBM Smarter Cities – Rio 2011
Host: Fareed Zakaria
Brazil Producer: Deborah Calla
Producing Company: Jack Morton Worldwide

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Out of Silence: Readings from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project
Starring: Nancy Travis, Conchata Ferrell, Marcia Wallace, Jodi Long, Summer Bishil, Nichelle Nichols, Bahar Soomekh, Nadia Bjorlin, and Teal Sherer.
Producer: Deborah Calla, Steak House and Juli Vizza
Executive Producers: Jeff Lyons, Jim Steers and Masha Hamilton
Conceived and Directed by: Frederick Ponzlov
Venue: Museum of Tolerance

MAA 2012

Host: Jimmy Kimmel
Producer: Deborah Calla
Written by: Allen Rucker
Venue: The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Deborah Calla, Allen Rucker, Jimmy Kimmel

MAA 2010

Host: Pat Harvey
Producer: Deborah Calla
Written by: Allen Rucker
Venue: The Peninsula Hotel

PRODUCTION SERVICES

You Got Served: Beat the World

Executive Producer: Benedict Carver
Producer: Robert Adetuyi
Brazil Producer: Deborah Calla and Ricardo Whatley Bandeira
Written by: Robert Adetuyi
Directed by: Robert Adetuyi
Distributed: Sony Pictures EntertainmentLost Zweig


The Andrew Jergens Company

(commercial campaign)
“Catwalk”, “Ads”, “Then and Now”
Agency – Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners
Production Company – Chased by Cowboys
Director – Walter Kehr


GlaxcoSmithKline

(commercial campaign)
Days
Agency: EURO RSCG MCBMS
Production Company: Chased by Cowboys
Director: Carlton Chase


Postcards from Rio (news)

Client: WCBS
A Series of spots about Rio’s carnival parade.

SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS

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Workshops:

The Taipei Film Academy 2014 – (Taipei – Taiwan)

Sponsored by the Taipei Film Commission

Projeto Empreendedores de Alto Potencial – Audiovisual 2014 – 2015 (Curitiba – Brazil)

Sponsored by Sebrae/PR

Power of Diversity Workshop – Producers Guild of America 2004 – 2014 (LA – US)

Producers Guild of America

Projeto de Capacitação de Empresários de Setor Audiovisual 2014 (Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba – Brazil)

Sponsored by Apro, Sebrae

Producers Workshop 2012 – (Amman – Jordan)

Sponsored by the Jordan Film Commission

Panels and Seminars:

Produced By Conference

American Film Institute

USC Film School

Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival

Tribeca All Access

Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival

UCLA Latin American Studies

SCRIPTS

Romeo & Juliet Redux (fantasy/romance/drama/crime) MOW, ABC-Family,
Writer – Deborah Calla
In development

In Her Dreams (psychological thriller)
Writer – Deborah Calla
In development

Quest (one-hour drama pilot)
Writer – Deborah Calla
In development

A Beautiful Life (feature film)
Writer – Deborah Calla and Wendy Hammond
Produced by Deborah Calla
Directed by: Alejandro Chomski
With: Dana Delany, Jesse Garcia, Debi Mazar, Bai Ling and Angela Sarafyan

BOOKS

The Yummy Book: 25 Recipes for Happy Living
Publisher: Calla Productions
Format: Digital

Shape Your Legs in Twenty Days
Publisher: Scholastic Books
Format: Soft cover

Shape Your Waist and Hips in Thirty Days
Publisher: Putnam Books
Format: Soft Cover

Shape Your Thighs in Thirty Days
Publisher: Putnam Books
Format: Soft Cover

BLOGS

Huffington Post
The Love Project Inc.

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