Dago García

Darío Armando García Granados, better known as Dago García (Bogota, 11 February 1962), is a screenwriter, film producer, director, editor and social communicator. He works currently as production vice-president of Colombian private television network Canal Caracol. He is one of Colombia's most well-known screenwriters.

Personal lifeEdit

Dago García has a degree in Social Communication from Universidad Externado. García was married to actress Martha Osorio, with whom he has two girls (18 and 26 years old). From 2000 on he has been in a relationship with journalist María Mercedes (Mechaz) Sánchez. His brother, Mario Iván García Granados, is currently an executive producer of Dago García Producciones, the producing company he founded. García also used to play as DJ in the well-known “Quiebracanto” pub in Bogota.[1]

WorkEdit

Dago García has been writing for television, theatre and cinema from the 90's, during which time he has written and produced more than thirty series and soap operas (some in association with Luis Felipe Salamanca), a fellow graduate from University Externado of Colombia. Among his creations are popular soap operas “Pedro el Escamoso” (2001), “Pecados capitales” (2002), and “La saga” (2004), among numerous others, which have obtained him national and Latin American awards like Simón Bolívar, India Catalina, Tv y Novelas, and El Tiempo for Best Screenwriting and Best Soap opera.[2] He also obtained the prize to Best Screenwriting and Best Producing Company in the Latin American meeting of soap operas of 2004, in Uruguay.

In addition to his work in soap operas, Dago García has been working prolifically in producing and writing movies. "La mujer del piso alto" and "Posición viciada" both obtained the Cinemateca Distrital 25 years award Best Script, and were nominated by Colombia to the Goya Awards in 1998. His Es mejor ser rico que pobre participated in the Official Selection in the Festivals of Cartagena, Chicago, Montreal, Miami, and Villaverdey.

"Dago García Producciones" was created by him and Juan Carlos Velásquez in 1995, and from 1999 has managed to produce a film every year aimed at the general public in Colombia. García has been producer, screenwriter and co-editor of several films with the company. Despite receiving very negative reviews from critics, these movies have proved to be quite successful at the box office in Colombia, grossing on occasion more than Hollywood films.[3][4][5][6]

García has also been teacher of screen writing for many universities in Colombia (Externado, the Javeriana, Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Rosary, Central University, and Minuto de Dios) and in Cuba (International School of Cinema and Television of Saint Antonio of the Bathrooms).

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Writer Producer Director Editor Notes
1995 La Mujer del Piso Alto Yes Yes No No Co-screenwriter with Ricardo Coral
1997 Posición Viciada Yes Yes No No
1999 Es Mejor ser Rico que Pobre Yes Yes No No
2000 Kalibre 35 Yes Yes No Yes Co-screenwriter with Raúl García;

Co-edited with Hugo Ardila, Luis F. Delgado, Raúl García and Frank Rojas

2001 La Pena Máxima Yes Yes No Yes Co-screenwriter with Luis Felipe Salamanca based on the story "Un día de fútbol" by Jose Luis Varela;

Co-edited with Monica Cifuentes

2002 Te Busco Yes Yes No No
2003 El Carro Yes Yes No No
2004 Colombianos, un acto de fe No Yes No No
La Esquina Yes Yes No Yes Co-screenwriter with Enrique Carriazo
2005 Mi abuelo, mi papá y yo Yes Yes Yes No Co-director with Juan Carlos Vásquez
2006 Las Cartas del Gordo Yes Yes Yes No
2007 Muertos de susto Yes Yes No No
2008 Ni te cases, ni te embarques Yes Yes No Yes Co-screenwriter with César Bentacur;

Co-edited with Ricardo Coral

2009 In fraganti Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Juan Camilo Pinzon and Carolina Silva
2010 El Paseo Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
2011 El escritor de telenovelas Yes Yes No Yes
2012 La Captura Yes Yes Yes No Co-director with Juan Carlos Vásquez
Mi gente linda, mi gente bella Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
El paseo 2 Yes Yes No Yes Also story with Fernando Lara;

Co-edited with Carolina Silva

2013 De Rolling por Colombia No No No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva;

Also script consultant

El Control Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
El paseo 3 Yes Yes No Yes
2014
Carta al Niño Dios Yes Yes No Yes
Uno al año no hace daño Yes Yes No Yes
2015 Shakespare Yes Yes Yes Yes
El Abrazo de la Serpiente No Supporting producer No No With the support of Dago García Producciones and Caracol Television
Regue chicken Yes Yes Yes Yes Also story with María Mercedes Sánchez;

Co-edited with Carolina Silva

Vivo en el Limbo Yes Yes Yes Yes Co-screenwriter with Roberto Flores Prieto and Carlos Franco;

Co-edited with Carolina Silva

Uno al año no hace daño 2 Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
2016 Polvo Calvanerro Yes Yes No Yes
El Lamento Yes Yes No Yes Co-screenwriter with Gina Ortega;

Co-edited with Juan Camilo Pinzon, Carolina Silva and Julio Cesar Viveros

El Coco Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
El paseo 4 Yes Yes No Yes Also story with Fernando Lara;

Co-edited with Carolina Silva

2017 El País más feliz del mundo Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
El coco 2 Yes Yes No Yes
Agente Ñero Ñero 7: Comando Jungla No Supporting producer No No With the support of Dago García Producciones and Caracol Television
El paseo de Teresa Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
2018 Tuya, mía...te la apuesto (La Pena Maxíma) Yes Yes No Yes Mexican Remake of his film "La Pena Maxima" from 2002 co-written with Luis Felipe Salamanca based on th short story "Un día de fútbol" by Jose Luis Varela;

Co-screenwriter with Felipe Salamanca and Jose Luis Varela;

Co-edited with Carolina Silva

Sal No Associate producer No No Associate producers by Dago García Producciones and Caracol Television
Pájaros de Verano No Associate producer No No
El Reality Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
El Man del Porno No Yes No No
El Paseo 5: El Paseo de Oficina Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
Niña errante No Supporting producer No No With the support of Dago García Producciones and Caracol Television
Los Fierros No Yes No No
2019 La Surcursal Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
Boyacoman y la esmeralda sagrada No Supporting Producer No No With the support of Dago García Producciones and Carcol Television
Los Ajenos Fútbol Club No Yes No No
El Coco 3 Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva
Al son que me toquen bailo Yes Yes No Yes
2020 El Olvido que Seremos No Yes No No
2021 Lokillo en: Mi Otra Yo Yes Yes No Yes Co-screenwriter with César Bentacu, Yedinson Flores and Juan Pablo Martínez;

Co-edited with Carolina Silva

El Paseo 6 Yes Yes No Yes Co-edited with Carolina Silva

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Writer Producer Director Notes
1990 El Pasado no Perdona Yes No No 150 episodes;

Co-writer with Luis Felipe Salamanca

1990-1991 Te Voy a enseñar querer Yes No No 128 episodes;

Co-writer with Luis Felipe Salamanca

1991 Asunción Yes No No TV-miniseries;

Co-writer with Luis Felipe Salamanca

1992 La Pantera Yes No No 10 episodes;

Co-writer with Luis Felipe Salamanca

1992-1993 El Último Beso Yes No No 100 episodes;
1993-1994 Pasiones Secretas Yes No No 215 episodes;

Co-writer with Humberto 'Kiko' Uliveri and Luis Felipe Salamanca

1996 La sombra del deseo Yes No No 110 episodes;

Co-writer with Luis Felipe Salamanca

Candela Yes No No 116 episodes;

Co-writer with Ramon Jimena

1997-1998 Dios se lo pague Adaptation Yes No 259 episodes
1998 Tierra de Nadie Yes No No TV-movie
1998-1999 Tres veces Sofía Story No No 220 episodes;

Story with Luis Felipe Salamanca

1999 La Guerra de las rosas Yes Yes No 161 episodes;

Co-writer with Luis Felipe Salamanca and Helena Valencia

Julius Yes Yes No 160 episodes;

Script with Luis Felipe Salamanca

2000 El tío Alberto Yes No No 129 episodes

Co-writer with Luis Felipe Salamnca

María Rosa, buscame una esposa Yes No No 120 episodes
La Baby-sitter No Yes No 160 episodes
2001 Pedro el escamoso Yes Supervising producer No 325 episodes

Co-writer with Luis Felipe Salamanca, Adriana Barreto, Monica Domínguez, Juan Andrés Granados, Perla Ramírez and Rafael Rojas.

2002 Pecados Capitales Yes No No 163 episodes;

Co-writer with Luis Felipe Salamanca

Morning Maria Yes No No 119 episodes;

Co-writer with Juan Andres Granados and Luis Felipe Salamanca

2003 Sofía dame tiempo Idea No No 130 episodes

Idea with Luis Felipe Salamanca

Como Pedro por su casa Yes No No Co-writer with Luis Felipe Salamanca
Ángel de la Guarda, mi dulce compañía No Yes No 122 episodes
2004 La Saga: Negocio de Familia Yes Yes Yes 186 episodes;

Co-directed with Juan Carlos Villamizar;

Co-writer with Solanges Acosta, Paola Arias, Paola Cáceres and Christina Hernández

2004-2005 La Séptima Puerta Yes No No 261 episodes;

Co-writer with Adriana Barreto, Alexandra Ortiz, Johnny A Ortiz, Gerardo Pinzon and Ruth Viasús

Luna, la heredera Yes No No 120 episodes;

Co-writer with María Eugenia Argomedo, Paola Arias, Liliana Bocanegra, Víctor Castillo and Luis Felipe Salamanca

2005 El Pasado no perdona Idea No No 150 episodes;

Idea with Luis Felipe Salamanca

El Baile de la vida Yes Yes No 171 episodes;

Co-writer with Paola Arias and Paola Cazares

2006 La Ex Yes Yes No 159 episodes;

Co-writer with Cesar Bentacur and Luis Felipe Salamanca

Amores Cruzados Yes No No 120 episodes;

Co-writer with Susanna Prieto, Perla Ramírez and Luis Felipe Salamanca

2008 La pasión según nuestros días Yes No No
2009 Bermúdez Yes Yes No 127 episodes;
2010 Secretos de Familia Yes No No 98 episodes;

Co-writer with Adriana Barreto, Carlos Fernández de Soto, Ana Fernández Martínez, Perla Ramírez and Claudia Sánchez

El encantador No Yes No 43 episodes
2011 Amar y Temer Head writer No No 88 episodes
La teacher de Ingles Original idea No No
2013 Prohinido amar Story No No 90 episodes
2017 Polvo Carnavalero Original story Yes No 89 episodes;

Based on the film of the same title written by him

2019 Siempre bruja No Executive producer No 18 episodes
2020 Chichipatos: ¡Que Chimba de Navidad! Yes Yes No TV Movie
2020–Present Chichipatos Yes Yes No 15 episodes

TheatreEdit

Year Title Writer Producer Director Notes
2018 Hombre con hombre, mujer con mujer No Yes No
¡Callate y escribe! No Yes No
El concurso No Yes No
El Puesto No Yes No
Hay un Complot Yes Yes No Co-writer with César Bentacur
2019 Guía Sexual para el Fin del Mundo Yes Yes Yes

Other worksEdit

Year Film Notes
2006 Dios los junta y ellos se separan Assistant art director
2011 En Coma Script consultant
2013 De Rolling por Colombia
El señor de Los cielos TV Series;

Executive Vice President of production

2014 De Rolling 2: Por el sueño mundialista Script consultant
2018 La Mamá del 10 TV Series;

Executuve Vice President of production

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Quiebra Canto - vive.in". Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  2. ^ Tiempo, Casa Editorial El. "'Dago y yo somos como Chávez y Uribe', dice Luis Felipe Salamanca". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  3. ^ "Dago García: el rey midas del cine colombiano". www.semana.com. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  4. ^ "Dago García, el 'rey' de la taquilla del cine en Colombia". EL PAÍS (in Spanish). 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  5. ^ Tiempo, Casa Editorial El. "'El público de cine es impredecible': Dago García". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  6. ^ Dago García supera a la nueva de Star Wars

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