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Fernando Gaitán

Screenwriter

Fernando Gaitán Salom (Born November 9, 1960 in Bogotá) is a Colombian TV series and telenovelas screenwriter as well as a producer. Fernando Gaitán is known for weaving different histories into diverse social contexts. He gained fame in Latin America after writing the telenovela Café, con aroma de mujer and world notoriety for his telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea which has been adapted in different countries. Yo soy Betty, la fea won the TP de Oro for its nominated category, Mejor Telenovela (Best Soap Opera) in 2002. The TP de Oro awards are considered to be the most prestigious Spanish awards for television. The success of Yo soy Betty, la fea led to a sequel in 2002 with Univision's release of Eco moda. Yo soy Betty, la fea also spawned a number of international remakes and adaptations, such as Verliebt in Berlin in Germany, La Fea más bella in Mexico, Lotte in The Netherlands, Ne Rodis Krasivoy in Russia, Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin in India, Sensiz Olmuyor in Turkey, Maria, i Aschimi in Greece, Yo soy Bea in Spain, Ugly Betty in the United States, and Bela, a Feia in Brazil. Gaitán has received multiple awards and nominations in Colombia and internationally; India Catalina Award  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1960-11-09
Place of birth
Bogotá
Profession
Screenwriter, Television Producer

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