Paradigm Signs Carolina Guerra (EXCLUSIVE)

Starz ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ star a rising U.S. Hispanic talent

Paradigm Signs Carolina Guerra (EXCLUSIVE)

Adding to its robustly building roster of Hispanic/Latino crossover talent, Paradigm has signed Carolina Guerra for representation.

A Colombian actress, star in David S. Goyer’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” and former 2005 Miss Bogota and model, Guerra is already well-known to U.S. Hispanic TV viewers for co-hosting Univision’s 2009 music talent show “Long Live the Dream” and roles in hit telenovelas, such as Telemundo’s “Hilos de amor,” In Latin America, she jump started her career as an MTV Latin America presenter and host of “Colombia’s Next Top Model,” which, airing on Caracol TV, one of the highest-rated shows in Colombia in 2013.

But Guerra has been crossing over into English-language roles, playing a mystical Inca high priestess in 2014’s second season, She made her English-language feature debut and demonstrated her ease in English in horror movie “The Damned,” starring opposite Peter Facinelli and Sophia Myles in a movie picked up for international distribution by IM Global.

Guerra will next be seen in indie feature “Powder and Gold,” a drug cartel boss action/adventure thriller for “Independence Day” producer Bill Fay. Other roles in a relatively short but packed career to date take in “Restos” and “Playback” for Mexican producer-financier-distributor Alex Garcia, one of the leading figures on the buolding U.S./Latin American film scene, and Colombian drama “The Reader.” Carolina also starred in the second season of “A Corazon Abierto,” a Colombian remake of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and appeared on hit series “Nuevo Rico, Nuevo Pobre,” “El Cartel 2,” “Montecristo” and “Regreso a la Guaca” which aired on U.S. Hispanic channels.

Guerra is additionally repped by Fabiola Pena at Talent on the Road Management.

Talked up by her producers – Alex Garcia told Variety’s Anna Marie de la Fuente that Guerra is “a star waiting to happen” – at Paradigm, Guerra joins actors Oscar Jaenada (“Cantinflas”), Luis Gerardo Mendez (“We Are the Nobles”), Edy Ganem (“Devious Maids”) and Ilse Salas (“Gueros”), directors Marco Polo Constandse (“Marry If You Can”) and Jose Manuel Cravioto (“Reversal,” “El mas bucado”) and producer Daniel Posada’s Dark Factory Entertainment (“One Shot,” “Reversal”).

More talent deals look likely to happen as Paradigm drives energetically into on-the-rise Hispanic/Latino crossover talent, establishing a highly competitive market position in the Hispanic U.S. and Latin America.