With a Majors on Chinese Studies from Cologne’s University, María Valenzuela has studied in Germany, Japan and Taiwan. She joined Beta Film after graduating from College where she worked until 2003. Right afterwards she started working in Sony Pictures Distribution Iberia, leading the Iberian Office for over 16 years. In 2019 she served as Head of Global Audiovisual Strategy at Huawei, moving to international production at Buendia Estudios (Movistar and Atresmedia JV’s) in 2020.
On 2021 she joined the Movistar Plus+ Original team and now she is heading the newly launched Movistar Plus+ International division, overseeing all international business for Movistar Plus+.
María Valenzuela speaks fluently English, German, Portuguese and Mandarin. She sees herself as a Life Apprentice and enjoys practising-curiosity, windsurfing, reading and watching TV Series.