Cristina Patwa


Cristina is the Co-CEO of FactoryMade, where she leads the incubation of new businesses in media and entertainment. She is the Co-Founder of El Rey Network and is executive producer on TV shows From Dusk Till Dawn, Matador, and Cutting Crew. She is Co-Founder of the Lucha Underground wrestling league, and is executive producer on its TV series on Unimas and El Rey. In addition to working with corporate partners Telefonica and JCPenney, her team spearheaded Hasbro’s film and television business, and developed retail’s first digital gaming and commerce platform, HSN Arcade.

Patwa was previously the Worldwide Department Head for WME’s Strategic Planning & Business Development division. She was also a Director of Business Development at Disney/ABC Television and conducted finance and planning work for Twentieth Century Fox’s global film business. She was a strategic consultant for Deloitte’s Technology Group.

Patwa is a licensed CPA and earned her MBA at UCLA, as well as Certificates from Stanford University and the UNLV International Gaming Institute. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a BSBA in Accounting and MIS.

Patwa is on the board of FactoryMade, El Rey Network and Lucha Underground. She is a guest lecturer and mentor at UCLA Anderson School of Management and established an internship program at FactoryMade for UCLA and USC students.