Robert Daniel Holguin (1953- ) was born and raised in California. He graduated from Baldwin Park High School and received
his Bachelor and Master degrees from UCLA. His main focus of study was television production and directing. As a Mexican American
his collection reflects his interest in films that cover the history and plight of Latinos in the United States. Grant requests,
scripts and clips from some of his films are included. There are also personal writings and law papers that show his struggle
to make it in the film industry.
Robert Daniel Holguin was born January 21, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. He received his high school education in Baldwin
Park High School. In 1976 he completed his undergraduate study of Motion Picture and Television Production at the University
of California, Los Angeles. In 1980 he completed his Master of Fine Arts in UCLA also from the School of Theater Arts. Robert
Holguin won many awards such as the WNET Independent documentary fund for being the Producer and Director of
“Crystal City: The Brown Out” and the UCLA Jim Morrison Award best undergraduate film director for
“Es Mi Abuelita” in 1975. Throughout his life, he has worked in various productions and news networks such as NBC and CBS doing camera work
and directing. He has also taught courses in Mount San Antonio College and Cal Poly Pomona in television studio production
and business report writing.
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