Telecommunications executive, Louis Arriola is the man behind brokering global deals in telecommunications that has set him apart in the Hollywood industry. With his drive and diligence he has now moved his talents to starting his own production company and becoming an executive producer in TV and film.
His first film, Will to Love (2015) created much success starring Keisha Knight Pulliam, Marques Houston, and Draya Michelle and following the next film, Weekend with the Family (2016) starring Karrueche Tran and Marques Houston which premiered in select AMC Movie Theatres last April and on TV One this past summer.
Arriola is a go-getter for what he wants and has continued to produce films seen on BET Networks, TV Once, and more.
“It’s a gratifying feeling to see my vision become a reality. My production company will continue to nourish up and coming talent by showcasing them in the most positive light,” said Arriola.
NYLAProductions and Arriola will continue to flourish in the upcoming year and already has an agenda to produce films with big names like Valerie Petitford, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Omar Gooding, Shondra Avery, and Empire’s “pop princess” V. Bozeman.
In an interview, Mr. Louis Arriola gave inspiration to those who want to go down the same route to being a film maker.
What was your inspiration for creating your own production company?
Louis Arriola: To Allow young entertainers to showcase their talent.
How has digital media changed your career from when you first started?
Louis Arriola: Digital media has rendered physical distances irrelevant. Now I can talk and conduct business half around the world without leaving my home.
What advice would you give young creators who want to have their own production company?
Louis Arriola: To always be true to who they are and don’t allow anyone to take their true art form away from them.
What were some of your hardships that you’re thankful for that have shaped your career?
Louis Arriola: When I started my business it did not go as planned and almost lost everything that I had, but I believe that persistence was the characteristic that allowed me to be successful. I simply refuse to give up. The longer I hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in my favor. Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. No matter how hard it seems, the more I persist, the more likely I will succeed.