Entrepreneur Encounters is a monthly speaker series featuring local entrepreneurs. This event invites the community to hear entrepreneurs share the story of their business journey, and lessons learned along the way. Through this event we hope to make connections between businesses, community members and NMSU’s Arrowhead Center to help grow entrepreneurship in our community and support the success of our local businesses.
Sergio Armendariz, hailing from the border town of El Paso, Texas near the edge of New Mexico, arrived in Los Angeles in early 1993. He quickly found work as a Screenplay Analyst for several companies: Mercedes Entertainment, Dinovi Pictures, and the Screenplay Readers Company. From there, Armendariz became Director of Development for Jorge Rivero Productions and Mercedes Entertainment.
Armendariz lives by the motto: “We don’t write Latino-themed projects. We write mainstream projects with Latinos in them.” Out of Gum Productions is a powerhouse for all types of projects that have one thing in common – Passion. Through the process of development from inception to completion, we will produce quality productions in the Entertainment business. “Think of Desi Arnaz, think Desilu Studios. This idea will be our business model and inspiration.”
Sergio Armendariz is a highly creative individual who finds a story in any situation and loves to bring it forward. Armendariz holds a B.A. degree in Television Journalism and a Minor in Creative Writing from New Mexico State University.