Katie Elmore Mota is an Emmy-nominated producer, writer, and director who was recently named one of the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Women in Entertainment in 2016. She is the founder and co-president of Wise Entertainment and served as executive producer and co-showrunner of the five-time Emmy-nominated series "East Los High," where she also directed several episodes, including the finale event. She currently has a TV series in development with Super Deluxe and is serving as executive producer on DirecTV and DirecTV Now’s "Shine On with Reese." She is also adapting a popular Wattpad story for the television market. Katie serves on the advisory board of Hollywood Health and Society through the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center. Katie also recently penned a piece for Time Magazine’s Motto called ‘Diversity is About More Than Checking Boxes.’
Prior to Wise Entertainment, Katie produced the 70-episode telenovela "Último Año" with MTV Latin America. She previously served as Vice President of Communications and Programs at Population Media Center, where she oversaw the development and production of numerous international programs. After working for seven years as a producer on global and domestic productions, Katie naturally transitioned into writing and directing. Katie has a Master in Media Studies from The New School and a BA in History and Sociology from the University of Vermont.