Theresa Navarro (USA)
Vice President, External Affairs
American Documentary | POV

Theresa Navarro is an Independent Spirit Award-nominated producer and the Vice President of External Affairs at American Documentary, the producer of POV on PBS.

Over the past decade, she has managed development, communications and public program initiatives for award-winning media arts organizations, including cause-marketing collaborations with Disney, HBO, Macy’s, MTV, Toyota, and Verizon.

Her independent producing credits include Daylight Savings (SXSW ’12), sports documentary 9-Man (DOCNYC ’14) and sci-fi feminist film Advantageous (SUNDANCE ’15) which was nominated for the 2015 Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award.   Theresa recently served as associate producer for the Emmy-nominated documentary series AMERICA REFRAMED, a co-production of American Documentary, Inc./POV and WORLD Channel.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Theresa holds undergraduate degrees from the University of California at Riverside and completed her graduate work at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

She was nationally recognized as one of 15 Asian Pacific American Women Leaders for her work in the media arts in 2011.

Follow her online @theresaxtine


Currently looking for:

Character-driven feature and short-form documentaries that put a human face on contemporary social issues