Prior to taking the producing reins for Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Soria had a producing deal at Fox Family Pictures, where she produced the romantic Cinderella story Ever After, starring Drew Barrymore and Anjelica Huston. Soria also executive produced the Disney Channel horror comedy Under Wraps.
She had previously held the post of vice president of production for Walt Disney Pictures from 1990 to 1995. During her tenure, she oversaw the development and production of such projects as Cool Runnings, The Mighty Ducks and its two sequels, and 1994's live action version of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.
Soria had come to Disney from the Steve Tisch Company, where she was a vice president and also produced several projects. Her producing credits there included the pilot and 13 episodes of the series Dirty Dancing, the telefilms Victim of Love and Out on the Edge, and the CBS Afterschool Special Lies of the Heart. She also developed a number of feature film and cable and network television projects.
Soria began her career in 1982 as manager of dramatic series development at ABC. Two years later, she joined Columbia Pictures Television as director of current programs. In 1985, she returned to ABC as director of dramatic series development, and was responsible for developing the groundbreaking series thirtysomething.
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