Silvio Horta ready to bring another Latino-themed project to television.
The 40-year-old Cuban American writer-producer and Ugly Betty creator is tapping into his Hispanic roots for another hourlong project.
The Curse Of The Fuentes Women, from Horta’s Silent H Prods. and Warner Bros. Television, has received a script commitment with penalty from NBC.
Written/executive produced by Horta, The Curse Of The Fuentes Women is in the Latin American tradition of magical realism and explores the power of memory and mythology in shaping our destinies. When a young man washes up on Miami Beach claiming to be a long-lost family member from Cuba, he breathes new energy into the lives of grandmother Esperanza Fuentes, daughter Lola and granddaughter Soledad.
Horta, who won an ALMA Award, Writers Guild of America Award and NAACP Image Award for his writing work on Ugly Betty, also developed a drama about a Cuban-American family last year, Bastards at ABC, which he executive produced with Salma Hayek and Mark Gordon.