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Fran Mires

Advisor Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area, US

Creator / Executive Producer, Middle East Broadcasting Networks and President, Options Unlimited, Inc.. Northwestern grad.

Creator / Executive Producer, Middle East Broadcasting Networks and President, Options Unlimited, Inc.. Northwestern grad.

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Alhurra Television
MGM Latin America
CTV Trinidad


Creator / Executive Producer Middle East Broadcasting Networks 2007 - present
President Options Unlimited, Inc. 1996 - present
Vice President of Content and Production 2000 - 2001
Co-Executive Producer Sunbeam Productions 1995 - 1996
Director of Programming Telenoticias del Mundo LLC. 1994 - 1995
Creator / Executive Producer Telemundo Network, Inc. 1990 - 1994
Producer Sunbeam Productions 1988 - 1990


Northwestern University Broadcast Journalism 1986 - 1987
San Francisco State University Broadcast Journalism 1975 - 1980

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Michael Meehan
We worked together  •  President & CEO, VennSquared Communications and Governor, Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Successfully launched and managed several TV shows in the Middle East, this woman makes things happen.
Hanani Rapoport
We worked together  •  Chief Executive Officer, JCS Jerusalem Capital Studios. Previously V.P JCS Group & Manager of NPF Division, Jerusalem Capital Studios - JCS.
The best person to be on a team
Jeffrey Smith
We worked together  •  Executive Director, Contact Press Images. Previously North American Representative, Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas Images. Northwestern grad.
Because she has built shows and networks from the ground up and has the feel for grassroots productions striving for high production values ... and eyeballs.
engy anwar
We worked together  •  Main anchor of"Alyoum" The signature show of Alhurra TV, alhurra.
When Fran is set out to accomplish something she is persistent enough to see it through till the end.
Laura Hale
We worked together  •  Creative Services Director, CW69/ CBS Television Stations Group.
Fran doesn't know the meaning of the word "no" and will not give up when you place obstacles in her path. She is smart, talented and has un ... matched drive. She also has the kind of work ethic it takes to make a start-up succeed. In short, she'll do whatever it takes to realize her dream. I've never met anyone as hard-working, optimistic and tenacious as Fran. I'm proud to vouch for her.
Tifani Roberts
We worked together  •  Network Correspondent, Univision Network. Previously Freelance Correspondent - Managua, Nicaragua, Univision Network.
Fran is one of the smartest people I have ever met. I have always admired her tenacity and vision, she somehow knows what will work and what ... will fail, and no matter what happens.. she always manages to keep a smile on her face!
Jarrod Ravanzo
We worked together  •  Owner, Second Floor Productions. Previously Senior Editor, Discovery Networks Latin America/Iberia.
Fran isn't afraid of challenges. In fact she loves them. She is very tenacious, intelligent yet thoughtful. Thoughtful in the sense that she ... is passionate about bringing a voice to areas around the world where people lack the freedom of expression. Her show "Al Youm" which is part of the Middle East Broadcasting Network has won numerous awards for the in-depth stories they do in the region. It also has gained millions of viewers in the middle east, a market that is difficult to tap into. With the right and talented entrepreneurs, Fran will be able to provide more and more people the knowledge and information to change their world.
Justine Schmidt
We worked together  •  Executive Producer, Independent. Previously Co-Executive Producer, KCET. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Fran is a resourceful genius that never takes no for an answer. She definitely thinks outside of the box and knows how to communicate her id ... eas from start to finish. Fran has a winning personality that makes her employees want to work hard and be the best in any project. Fran is joy to work with and seems to always get great results in whatever she puts her mind to. No matter how difficult the situation Fran is fun with a quick laugh and a creative work around. I highly recommend this special lady.
Roberto Vizcon
We worked together  •  Director of News, Univision Puerto Rico and President-on going, Vizcon And Associates.
Bassel Sabri
We worked together  •  Show Host, AlHurra. Previously Talk Show Host, Masr ElNaharda.
Fran understands the core of the media business; People. She knows how to communicate, persuade, and ultimately, effectively lead people. He ... r passion towards what she does is clearly reflected on the performance of those around her and the results achieved, which are always nothing less than perfection. Fran has, overtime, acquired the 'feel' for what is correct and what is not, the sixth sense of broadcasting; an essential, yet rare to find attribute in the mass media business.
Deena R. Hoagland
They're my friends  •  Breaths That Count, Author and Director, Island Dolphin Care.
Fran Mires is successful at every project she takes on. She is creative, resourceful, persistent and an extraordinary leader. I would not he ... sitate to work with her on any project.
Alfredo Duran
We worked together  •  President & Founder, Duran Media Management Services. University of Miami grad.
Because she enjoys launching businesses, making them successful and making history. Fran is clearly a risk-taker who thrives on conquering n ... ew territories. She's done it over and over and her results always amaze me.
Chad Cook
We worked together  •  VP Creative Services, Stephen Arnold Music.
I have worked with Fran on several demanding and visionary projects. As the Vice President and Creative Director of a renowned 20+ year bro ... adcast agency, I can say with confidence that she is truly remarkable and could not be more highly recommended.
Debra Juarez
We worked together  •  News Director, NBC5 Chicago. Previously News Director, NECN.
Fran is hard-working, driven, smart and extremely talented. She has taken on extremely difficult projects and worked tirelessly to ensure a ... successful outcome. She also has a great personality and is able to engage others in a positive way. I would highly recommend her.
Debbie Mason
We worked together  •  Founder Director, MasonMediaMatrix Limited. Previously Co-founder and Director, UK2U.
She has the drive and passion that is required to be a successful entrepreneur, and at the end of the day is a grafter gets on it with not a ... fraid of hard work.
Peter Glynn
We worked together  •  President, Propmasters.
Fran has over 30 years in the buisness. she has worked with all the best and brightest producers in the world
Guillermo Villa
They're my friends  •  VP Global Total Rewards, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.. Previously VP Compensation and Benefits International, Citigroup. Harvard grad.
I know Fran for over 25 years, she had a robust professional career. She is creative and focused on execution.
Gaby Rosenberg
We worked together  •  Chairman of the Board of Directors, BestTV and Chairman & Founder, G.R. Business Management & Development Ltd..
Frans' experience , Know how , motivation ans perfectionism are assets to her future endeavors .
Gaby Rosenberg
We worked together  •  Chairman of the Board of Directors, BestTV and Chairman & Founder, G.R. Business Management & Development Ltd..
Because of her perfectionism , network , experience and know how .
Monique Skruzny
We worked together  •  Founding Partner, MBS Value Partners. Previously Networking Chair, Wharton GAF Organising Committees.
Fran is totally collaborative, has great ideas that she actually makes happen. She is resourceful, fun to work with and goes the extra mile ... . A typical response from fran is, let's see how to make it ahppen.
Nadean Stone, CLM, MBA
We worked together  •  Legal Administrator/Marketing Director, Ratzan Law Group, P.A.. Previously Celebrity Booker/Producer "The Rick Sanchez Show", NBC.
She is a natural leader, thoughtful and compassionate with employees, driven to succeed, enthusiastic about anything she works on and draws ... you in with her fierce determination to be the best.