Belén Atienza
Madrid, Spain
BELÉN ATIENZA, p.g.a. (Produced by) began working as a producer at Telecinco Cinema over 14 years ago. Among the films produced during that time include Steven Soderbergh’s Che: Part One and Che: Part Two, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, which was nominated for 14 Goya Awards and won eight, as well as being nominated for several Academy Awards® and won three.

The Orphanage, J.A Bayona’s first feature film received 14 Goya Award nominations and won seven of them including Best New Director for Bayona and Best Original Screenplay for Sergio G. Sánchez.

After several years in Telecinco Cinema, she became an independent producer under the company she founded, Apaches Entertainment.

During this period, Atienza worked in a slate of projects that have been successfully developed and produced Intruders, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s thriller which starred Clive Owen; and Bayona’s The Impossible, which starred Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and became one of Spain’s biggest box office successes and which garnered Watts a nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards®.

Besides these films’ production she has also participated as a co-executive producer in Bayona’s pilot episode of the Showtime series Penny Dreadful.

Atienza’s latest projects include Bayona’s A Monster Calls, which was awarded with nine Goya Awards in 2016, and Sergio G. Sánchez’s directorial debut Marrowbone.