Gabby Revilla Lugo

Gabby Revilla Lugo is a Latinx TV/feature writer-producer-director. A collector-of-hyphenates.

Gabby Revilla LugoOriginally from Nicaragua, Gabby moved to DC, and started her career in the music industry, producing concerts for musicians and comedians. After collecting no end of rock n roll stories—like paying a musician his million-dollar fee in cash—she found her first writing job, as a researcher for Martin Short’s Broadway Show, Fame Becomes Me. A gig at MTV followed, producing shows like TRL, Mi TRL, the Movie Awards, and then she went to Fox to produce The Wendy Williams Show.

She then began to produce scripted TV and film, producing the oddball indie, Drunk Wedding (Paramount Pictures) and then other indie darlings, like Fat Kid Rules the World (Audience Award at SXSW, 2012), and Damien Chazelle’s short, Whiplash, (Jury Selection Prize at Sundance, 2012). She launched a production company, Revek Entertainment, which handled physical production for the movies Molly’s Game, The Gallows and Holidays. Along the way, she was hired by Relativity to write the feature This Year’s Girl, and then sold a pilot called, The Fingerlings. In 2014, she graduated from the Fox Writer’s Program, and in 2020, from the Disney Writer’s Program.

More recently, Gabby produced the Sundance Film Festival hit, Palm Springs, starring Andy Samberg, Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming movie, The Starling, and Fox Searchlight’s Next Goal Wins, written and directed by Taika Waititi. As a writer, her film Illegally Brown was optioned by Marginal, and she was hired by Daniel Wagner (Fortitude/Bitfost) to write the thriller script, Violation. In 2021 Gabby sold multiple podcasts and landed a feature film writing job for Mattel. She also sold 15 Candles, a TV pilot based on John Hughes’ 16 Candles, to Peacock, alongside UCP and OJALA, lead by award-winning playwright, Tanya Saracho. She worked on the TV series Brujas and completed the WGA’s showrunner training program. Most recently she has been tapped as the creator of a Spanish language racing drama with MGM International and HBO MAX LATIN AMERICA.

Gabby has written for the hit ABC network drama, A Million Little Things, and currently has several TV projects in development, including one with Eugenio Derbez and 3PAS and Gina Rodriguez which is in negotiations with a major studio, and another for broadcast with AGC studios. She recently also partnered up with Linda Yvette Chavez and Julissa Arce to develop a Chicano dramedy based on real events in the 1960s and is a part of the 2022 cohort for STARZ writing intensive for underrepresented writers.

You can find her @gabbyrevlugo on Twitter

 

 

 

Testimonials

Gabby is more than an instructor, she’s an inspiration! I signed up for this class looking to gain some structure for my writing. But I got a lot more than just practical knowledge. Gabby teaches storytelling, of course. But she also encourages the kind of bravery and persistence that it takes to do high-quality work.

— Max Benitez

I took the six-week intensive class with Gabby after I heard her on a webinar Script Anatomy hosted about PALM SPRINGS which I loved. She was a delight, full of heart and knowledge. The classes were challenging, but she has a way of explaining difficult concepts and be so encouraging you can’t fail. Between classes, she was accessible for questions and was invested in each person’s project. By the end, we felt like a team cheering each other on. I finished with a stellar outline I couldn’t have done myself. I’m definitely going to take her first draft class to complete my script that I am more committed to than when I started.

— Betty Sullivan

I’d never written a feature on my own, so I signed up for Gabby’s Feature Development Lab, hoping to learn more about feature structure. In short, the class completely exceeded my expectations, thanks to Gabby. Not only did she teach us about structure, but we also had weekly lectures and development worksheets to help us prepare to write our outlines. Gabby quickly became more than a teacher to us— She was a mentor/writing guru/therapist. She was always available to us in between classes to help us with our assignments, or to just pump us up when we ran into challenges. Her dedication to both us and the stories we were trying to tell was incredibly motivating. In the end, I left the class with a solid outline, and now feel prepared to start writing my first draft.

— Jonathan Hurwitz

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