With over fifteen years of experience producing and consulting for the Puerto Rico audiovisual industry, Nadia Barbarossa has been an advisor to key industry players, including the Puerto Rico Film Commission & Corporation. She oversaw more than $122 million in tax credit certifications provided by the Government of Puerto Rico, that included Universal Pictures’ Fast Five, Disney’s Teen Beach High School Musical, Johnny Depp’s The Rum Diary and Warner Bros’ The Losers. She developed and led marketing campaigns to promote and position Puerto Rico within the top US film destinations. She directed Puerto Rico’s participation in the Cannes Film Festival & Market, American Film Market and Berlin Film Festival & Market.
Coming from within the industry, she has experienced every angle of the film production scene. Some of Barbarossa’s producing credits are the films Midnight Sun, Mothers of Our Land, Our Island Our Enchantment, Cuba and PR Are, Lucia, Ignacio and other stories, Juan Meléndez 6446, and Vietnam Diary, and the short films Worldwater Puerto Rico and Four Keys. As a production incentive consultant, she has handled several projects shot in Puerto Rico, including Netflix’s Spike Lee series She’s Gotta Have It and The Last Thing He Wanted starring Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck, among many other commercials and music videos.
Her earlier career includes production coordinating the series Mission Rescue for National Geographic Television and Film in Washington D.C. She’s currently directing TCIFILMS, the film division of Tax Credits International.
Since her early years Barbarossa has been involved in the performing arts in Puerto Rico as part of the Ballet Theatre company Nana Hudo. While attending the University of Puerto Rico, she volunteered for school plays at La Nueva Escuela Juan Ponce de Leon. In 2017, Barbarossa served in the Board of Advisors for the John F. Kennedy Center’s project Ensuring the Arts Any Given Child in PR; a program to assist schools in San Juan in developing and implementing a plan for expanded arts education, ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8. She joined Coqui Charities to expand the philosophy that all arts should be accessible to all people.