About Us

A Common Goal - Bring Film and Media People Together.

Meet the Team


Patty Arias, Executive Producer Miami Media and Film Market

Patty has been involved in public service for more than 30 years and has developed programs and initiatives on a local, national and international level. In 2008 Ms. Arias founded the Miami Media and Film Market and currently serves as its Executive Producer. Ms. Arias was named International Business Woman of the Year by the World Trade Center/Miami, presented with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Medal, for the State of Florida, and has served as a member of the international jury for the “Premios Platinos” (the Latin ‘Oscars’). She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami with a major in history and a minor in political science, and a Certificate in Foreign Studies from the Universite D’Avignon. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian, with a working knowledge of German.

Patty Arias bio

Jose Luis Martinez, Creative Director MMFM.

Jose began his career as a booking agent for South Florida talent over 12 years ago. After a transition to Los Angeles, he worked on a motion picture production desk at what is now ICM Partners. He returned to Miami and was involved with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th Anniversary edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premiers of A-list talent. He has served as producer on several independent feature films. He is currently directing Communications and Media for the Foundation for the Foundation of Human Rights in Cuba which has launched an ambitious digital media project “Connect Cuba”, a campaign to bring greater internet connectivity and human rights awareness to the island. Mr. Martinez is a graduate of the University of Miami’s School of Communication, majoring in Motion Pictures and Theater Arts.

Jose Luis



Honorary Chairs Dave Prodger  HM Consul General Miami Wilfredo  Gort, Chair Hemispheric Congress
William Talbert, President, GMCVBAdvisory Committee Chairs Paul Brett, Prescience/U.K.
Elvi Cano, Egeda US/Los Angeles Andrew Curtis, Politestorm/U.K.
Matthew Stein, Sony Pictures International/U.S.A.
Karen Hall, Karen Hall
Productions/U.S.A.Founder & Executive Producer MMFM Patricia Arias
Creative Director & Co-Founder MMFM Jose Luis Martinez 

Special Guests

Paul Brett, Producer "The King's Speech", Executive Producer "Chef" Director/Prescience U.K.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive Film London 
Rocio Ayuso, HFPA Golden Globes

Julien Temple, DirectorGuillermo Fesser, Director

Matthew Stein, V.P. Sony Pictures International

Karen Hall, Mash, the Good Wife

Barbara Hall, Madame Secretary

Andrew Curtis, Politestorm, U.K.

And, other surprises. 

Advisory Committee Members

Pieter Bockweg, Executive Director City of Miami CRA 
JM Garcia III, Global Expand 
Justin Jones, Brit Week Miami 
Taima Jones, Brit Week Miami 
Tony Lester, Social Media Director for MMFM 
Sandy Lighterman, Miami Dade County Film Commissioner 
Kevin Sharpley, Chair Miami Dade County Film & Entertainment 
John Macho, Intecode