Dante Angel Betteo

 

Santiago, Chile - 1956

United States - 1972

 

Dante is a creative go-getter. A television reporter at 24, a news anchor at 25, and a news director at 26, his television career took off during the 80's. By the late 90's Dante had solid command of the business, both in front and behind the cameras. In 1997 he produced and wrote his first documentary, an homage to Cesar Chávez, and in 1998 drew upon his life experience as a newsman to write "Foreign Policy", his first screenplay. In 1999 he changed paths and moved to public television as executive producer at a PBS affiliate, where he helmed numerous series and documentaries. In 2006 he was honored with an Emmy Award as Executive Producer of "That's a Wrap!" a documentary about high school filmmakers. Dante completed production of The Other Barrio, his first feature film, and his production company Atacama Films is in development of Huelga! a feature film based on the novel Huelga House by Bonnie Hearn Hill.  Dante studied journalism and photography at Sam Houston State University, and uses the visual medium to connect with the world.

2010 - present

2010 - present

Film

LIFE AND OTHER SUBTLETIES - In development - Writer/Director (Feature)

 

HUELGA! - In development - Producer/Director (Feature)

 

The Other Barrio - 2014 - Producer/Director/Editor (Feature 94 min.)


After Ever After - 2014 - Editor (Feature 97 min.) 

Documentaries

Crimebuster - 2011 - Editor

 

It's a Wrap - 2006 - Executive Producer

 

The Jeeter Bug: Mission Over Iwo Jima - 2005 - Executive Producer

 

Railroads in America: Is the Future on Track? - 2005 - Executive Producer

 

The Spirit of Taiwan - 2004 - Producer/Writer

 

Beyond the Scars - 2004 - Executive Producer

 

All Games Are Home Games: Baseball in San Quentin - 2003 - Executive Producer

 

The Railroad Empire - 2003 - Executive Producer - Writer

 

In My View: Photo Memories of 9/11 - 2002 - Executive Producer


Minds Behind the Station - 2000 - Executive Producer


Cesar Chavez: El Hombre y su Causa - 1995 - Producer/Writer

Television

Latin Pulse/Link TV - 2007/2009 - Producer - Writer (Weekly 30 min. newsmagazine/analysis)

 

Youth Cinema - 2009/2010 - Producer - Writer - Host (2 seasons 26x30 filmmaker's showcase)

 

Spotlight! - 2008/2010 - Series Executive Producer (Weekly 30 min. filmmaking series for young adults)

 

The Best of the Best with Chef Marc - 2005 - Producer - Director (Food/Travel one hr, pilot)

 

Classical Stretch - 2004 - Series Producer - Director (Exercise 26x30 PTV)

 

California AM - 1997 - Writer - Producer (Sitcom 30 min. pilot)

 

Noticiero 48 Telemundo -  1987/1999 - Anchor - News Director - Producer - Writer (2x daily newscast)


Noticiero 14 - Univision - 1981/1984 - Anchor - News Director - Producer - Writer (Daily newscast)


KEMO-TV - 1980 - Weatherman - Reporter - Anchor (Daily newscast)

Awards

Emmy Award - 2006 - Best Children's Oriented Programming - That's a Wrap

 

Best Documentary - 2003 - The Railroad Empire - Peninsula Press Club

 

Best Documentary - 2002 - In My View: Photo Memories of 9/11 - Peninsula Press Club