Two-time Emmy Nominee Riaz Patel creates and Executive Produces authentic and transformative shows for all major networks. His shows have been commissioned by and seen on AMC, TLC, Lifetime, OWN, Science Channel, MTV, Vh1, Style, A&E, Bravo, Syfy, TruTV, and others. His most recent work on Season 5 of Mary/Mary for WeTV was nominated for an NAACP Image award in December 2016.
Riaz started his career in the motion picture literary department of The William Morris Agency, going on to work for Stanley Tucci before being hired by Bob Balaban to start his production company, Chicagofilms. It was there that he personally oversaw the development of “Gosford Park” (Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture).
Riaz graduated a double-major with double honors from the University of Pennsylvania where he won a medal from The National Psychology Honor Society for his research in Psychology.
For his work with women and self-esteem in domestic violence shelters Riaz received a special commendation from the City of Los Angeles and The Silver Rose Award from The Jennesse Center which is chaired by Halle Berry.
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