VPE Founder: Leo Ventocilla

   Leo, as he is known in Hollywood, was born in Peru. Already, as a small child he decided to be an engineer. Therefore he came to study to the United States to make all his dreams come true. He started his studies and graduated at Western States College of Engineering in 1976. Advanced studies for a Master Degree at USC.

   In 1985 he founded and leaded for years a computer business for sales and services with the name Computer Video Doctor. After working for several years as an Aerospace and Test Engineer for Hughes Aircraft Space and Communication Group, building commercial and military satellites for NASA for the Space Shuttle, in 1990 he took a 180-degree turn in his career. He went to journalism school and specialized in the entertainment industry. In 1990 Leo and his brother Fidel Ventocilla, founded VP Entertainment (Ventocilla Productions Entertainment, shortly VPE) to produce TV documentaries. Leo wrote articles, and movie reviews for several newspapers and magazines, such as Press Telegram. He also sent exclusive interviews to Peru for Caretas, Gente and for the Gisela Magazine – just to name some of them. He was one of the charter members of Para Todos. He meet and have interviews and exclusives with the famous ones of Hollywood, such as: Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Antonio Banderas, Charlie Angels (Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz), Bruce Willis, Robin Williams, Mel Gibson, Jennifer Lopez, Christopher Walken, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and many more. In 2001 and 2002 for his work he was voted as the Best International Correspondent in Peru.

   In 2005 Leo started his own radio program The Ventocilla Show. Recently he founded DTodos, a bilingual (English and Spanish) tabloid newspaper, and also KLeo TV.  Once in a while he also works as a contractor in the Aerospace/Electronic Industry, gives computer, mathematics or journalism seminars.

   Leo is currently an active member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, MPAA accredited journalist, Board Member of LAPC (r) Member of the HFPA (r) eligible to vote in competition for the Golden Globe awards. He is also an active member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

   In his spare time he likes to play the piano.  

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