Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Award-winning bilingual writer/producer, Charo Toledo has nearly two decades of experience in the entertainment industry working on a variety of projects for film, television and theater. While pursuing her career as a writer, Toledo also worked for the DEA for five years as a linguist and intelligence analyst.
Charo Toledo has worked in the general market and Latino market both in scripted and non-scripted shows. Currently, she is a consulting producer for Facebook’s Confetti Mexico, a live trivia game show for Mexico. Confetti Mexico is the number one show on Facebook Watch with more than 4.7 Million followers and 800K players daily.
Last year, she worked on the first Latina talk show on wheels, the Kiki Mobile for FYI network. In addition, Toledo produced the groundbreaking Univision show La Reina de la Canción, whose ratings beat Dancing with the Stars and The Voice on its premiere. In 2015-16,
Toledo was the consulting producer for NBC Universo's El Vato, a scripted-drama, inspired by El Dasa’s incredible real life story, following an aspiring singer, El Vato, as he navigates life in Los Angeles after landing a once-in-a-lifetime record deal. El Vato is a global hit and can now be seen on Netflix.
Toledo was a writer/producer of the highly acclaimed Hulu hit series, East Los High. Toledo received a 2016 Impact Award, a 2015 Sentinel Award, and five Emmy Award nominations for her work on the series.
Her film credits include co-writing/co-producing the romantic comedy, Pop Star, and the film East Side Story. This independent production was a festival favorite, receiving more than ten awards. In 2009, she received a GLAAD Award for her work on East Side Story.
Toledo has written dozens of episodes for numerous television series including the ABC long-running daytime series One Life to Live and Port Charles, and the Telemundo series, Mas Vale Tarde, Viva Vegas and Solo en America. Additionally, she has produced Camino a la Corona/ Miss Universe and the 2011 Latin Billboard Awards, Minuto Para Ganar for MundoFox and Noches con Platanito for Liberman Broadcasting; as well as writing and performing her critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical play, The Princess Within.
Currently, Toledo is in negotiations regarding her original one-hour drama pilot Ghost on the Line inspired by Charo’s experiences as an intelligence analyst at the DEA.
El vato –
Regional Mexican singer El Vato and his friends struggle to succeed in the enticing but deceptive music world in Los Angeles, California.
EAST SIDE STORY –
INTO ACTION FILMS
The arrival of Anglo newcomers to an East L.A. Latino neighborhood rocks the quiet world of a handsome young local who is torn between the family restaurant and life as a big city chef.
EAST LOS HIGH 3: TRANSMEDIA–
East Los High is a breakthrough Hulu Original that centers around romance, dance, and the struggle of a group of Latino teens living in East Los Angeles.
POP STAR –
LIFETIME MOVIE CHANNEL
A music producer convinces a gifted singer (Christian Serratos) to lend her voice to a talentless celebrity in exchange for a future record deal.