Joshua Mintz was named executive vice president, Scripted Programming and general manager, Telemundo Studios for Telemundo Media in 2012. In this role, Mintz oversees all current network productions in Miami, Los Angeles, Mexico and Colombia, as well as any new third-party co-productions. He is responsible for producing pilots, presenting final packages to the network entertainment executives and managing all production budgets, and reports.
Mintz was named executive vice president, Telemundo Entertainment in January 2011. He was responsible for the overall entertainment development and programming strategy of the Telemundo Network. He worked to streamline Telemundo’s development-to-air process, as well as design and execute long-term strategic plans for the network’s entertainment grid, including original content and program acquisitions strategy.
Prior to this role, Mintz served as vice president, Strategic Development at Telemundo Studios. He joined Telemundo Studios in 2007 as vice president, Talent Strategy, where he was instrumental in attracting impressive talent to the network, including top international stars such as Victoria Ruffo, Edith Gonzalez, Eugenio Siller, Sara Maldonado, Rafael Amaya and Kate del Castillo, among many others.
With more than 25 years of experience in the television industry in Mexico and the U.S., Mintz began his career at Televisa in various technical and production positions. He was appointed general director of Broadcasting Stations in 1990, where he was responsible for operating four national networks, two international networks and Televisa’s cable system in Mexico City. He was later appointed general director of Logistics of Televisa San Angel. During his tenure with Televisa, Mintz was also a member of the Executive Programming and Production Committees. Mintz oversaw the development of hits such as “Diseñado Ambos Sexos,” the highest-rated sitcom at that time and was Executive Producer of more than 20 entertainment/musical productions. Mintz was also executive producer for the first three Mexican Telethons, as well as other highly acclaimed shows such as “Televisa,” “La Fabrica de Sueños,” “Premios TV y Novelas,” “Juan Gabriel at the Azteca,” and “Fantastico Amor.”
In 2000, Mintz joined Univision as Dramatic Production director and led the design of their first novela studio in Miami. While at Univision, he worked directly with Univision’s former chairman and CEO, Jerrold Perenchio, and was executive producer of the “Selena Vive!” live special from Houston, Texas, which became the highest-rated show in U.S. Hispanic television history at that time.
In 2006, Mintz joined Azteca America as director of Programming and shortly thereafter was promoted to director of Programming, Production and Operations. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Communication Sciences with a specialization in Television and Radio from the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City.