After two decades of producing television throughout the world, I am now focusing on nurturing promising show ideas. I am looking to build partnerships with writers, directors, and producers who have great content, however, lack the access to getting their projects made. I want to help projects that inspire, inform, or in some way motivate people to take action.

Maria Baltazzi PhD, MFA
Emmy-winning TV Producer

“I’ve known Maria since the beginning of Survivor. We’ve worked together all over the world, and she can produce under the toughest of circumstances. She always delivers excellence, on time and on budget. She can be sent to any location with short notice, and always achieves the result. One of the very best producers I have ever worked with.”

~ Mark Burnett Former Chairman of MGM Worldwide Television Group

“Maria is a talented creative producer with tremendous experience, especially in difficult circumstances. She navigates challenging logistics and environments – and personalities – with consistently excellent results. You can turn over any location project, of any size, to Maria and she will get it done.”

~ Brian Edwards Head of MGM Unscripted TV

“Maria worked on the Animal Planet miniseries Battleground: Rhino Wars. This was a complex story to capture under challenging and potentially dangerous conditions. She was able to capture a compelling story for us in the field and then was an eager collaborator and great partner to the network in post-production. We are all proud of the end product and Maria is responsible for a large part of it.”

~ Jason R. Carey Head Of Original Programming, Red Bull Media House

“I’ve known Maria for many years and have had the pleasure of working with her many times in both developing shows and executing difficult productions with numerous challenges. Maria always brings a unique creative vision to her projects in the field and in post. She has a calm head and presence to execute in the most demanding environments. Talent and crew respond to her direction and I sleep well at night knowing Maria is ‘on it’!”

~ Jay Renfroe Co-CEO Renegade Entertainment

“One of the smartest and most creative showrunners out there, Maria is known for handling highly complex productions and talent and making the experience easy, joyous and successful, whether it’s shooting in the US or some far-flung corner of the globe. Can’t recommend this talented exec highly enough.”

~ Mary Donahue SVP, Development and Production for History
Have worked with
  • ABC
  • Animal Planet
  • CBS
  • Discovery Channel
  • ESPN
  • History Channel
  • Lifetime
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel