A recognized leader and expert in the marketing and branding arena, Lara has a superb record of accomplishment in all aspects of the entertainment industry. Specializing in launching, developing and revamping new products and services, Lara advises companies wishing to gain broad distribution in new markets.
As the founder and President of Target Latinos, Lara has established this revolutionary multimedia entertainment company as a highly sought-after leader in its niche. The companyıs clients include Fox, Discovery,; The Family Channel; ICTV; Razorfish; Telemundo; Ventura Distribution; International Channel Networks; Japanıs PerfecTV!; Singaporeıs TCS and Cozumel Films.
Lara began her career by proposing and spearheading the creation of HBO OLE in Latin America, the first pan-continental, satellite-delivered premium service in the world. HBO OLE was launched into 21 countries in 1991. Five years after the launch of that service, HBO OLE was officially valued at half a billion dollars and is HBOıs most successful international venture to date.
At HBO Lara also proposed and developed HBO Selecciones en Espaıol, which was later expanded in to HBO Latino.
Later, as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Foxıs Latin American Channel, Lara directed the launch and supervised all aspects of the network---one that transmitted to the entire Latin American continent in three languages. Though outstaffed and outspent by her competition, Lara took the company to the number one position in the region.
While still at Fox, Lara proposed and implemented the expansion of Fox Kids by launching the networkıs first offshoot, Fox Kids Latin America.
Lara is a graduate of Stanford University and has been honored with numerous awards for creative and marketing excellence in the broadcast industry. She is a fellow of the prestigious National Hispanic Leadership Institute and she has also been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School.
Lara has also been featured by The Hollywood Reporter as one of the ıOutstanding Women in Hollywoodı and has received the Corporate Achiever Award from the Hispanic Academy of Media Arts & Sciences. Lara was also spotlighted in Simon & Schusterıs publication, ıLatino Success: Insights from 100 of Americaıs Most Powerful Latino Professionalsı. In 1998, the HOPE Leadership and Education Fund named her ıOutstanding Latina Business Leader of the Yearı.
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