Mr. Haro’s background includes over twenty years of media production/directing, marketing and grass roots organizing. He has worked on the network level with Spike TV where he directed and produced the documentary: “Pancho Gonzalez: The Latino Legend of Tennis.” Continuing on the national level, Haro worked with The PBS Network in producing and directing an extended version (Director’s Cut) of “Pancho Gonzalez: Warrior of the Court,” for inclusion in a 13-part national series entitled, “VOCES.” This first of its kind Latino themed series was broadcast in the fall of 2006, through fall of 2007. In 2007, Mr. Haro’s work was recognized with an Alma Award in the category of “Best Documentary made for Television.” Other producing awards and nominations include; Director’s Guild Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary; the National Education Foundation’s Golden Apple Award for Best Film in the Classroom; and a recipient of the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award.
Mr. Haro is responsible for the financing, development, producing and directing of countless television programs, documentaries, training, and informational works. He has also been involved in all aspects of feature films and produced and directed numerous political and commercial spots for public officials, agencies and municipalities, and both private and public organizations.
Mr. Haro also worked as a Producer/Director of Edward James Olmos Productions for 18 years. His resume also includes production work with New Line Cinema, Universal Studios and Lions Gates Cinema. Haro also has a background in marketing, community outreach and social activism.
Mr. Haro is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelors of Arts in Latin American/American History and holds a Juris Doctor from the Antioch School of Law, Washington D.C.
Haro believes, “our work can empower the present and influence future generations with the stories we choose to tell. The visual image is the strongest medium alive. It is our responsibility to use it wisely.”