Jesús Treviño is a director, writer and producer known for his work on the critically acclaimed Showtime series Resurrection Blvd. for which he served as Co-Executive Producer. Treviño’s television directing credits also include popular episodic series such as NYPD Blue, The Practice, Chicago Hope, New York Undercover,Star Trek: Voyager and Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, Crossing Jordan and Bones. Treviño got his start as a director of Latino News and Variety programming for KCET, the Los Angeles Public Television station. He quickly transitioned to directing, producing and writing documentaries such as América Tropical (1971) and Yo Soy Chicano! (1972).
In 1978, he wrote and directed the Mexican feature film, Raices de Sangre (Roots of Blood), which was heralded as one of the top 25 Latin American films of all time at the 36th Annual International Film Festival of Valladolid, Spain. In 1982, Treviño wrote and directed Seguin, a PBS American Playhouse drama about the Alamo saga told from the Mexican-American point of view. He also served as Co-Executive Producer of the PBS series Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement (1996).
Treviño has received DGA Awards for directing the CBS Schoolbreak Special Gangs (1988) and the HBO Life Stories: Families in Crisis episode P.O.W.E.R., The Eddie Matos Story (1994). He has also been nominated for three Daytime Emmy® Awards for directing and three ALMA Awards, winning an ALMA for his work on the Fox series Prison Break (2005).
Jesús Treviño has been a Directors Guild member since 1980. In 1990, he co-founded the DGA’s Latino Committee, serving as committee chair until 1995. Treviño was elected to the National Board in 2005, where he continues to serve. Between 1991 and 2013, he served ten terms as a council member or alternate on the Guild’s Western Directors Council. He was also a member of the 1996, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014 Negotiating Committees and was a Trustee of the Directors Guild Foundation from 1997-2001. Other Guild service includes the DGA’s Diversity Taskforce and the Television Creative Rights Committee.