Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Vergara founded Omnilife de Mexico in 1991. Creating products for healthy living, the company grew rapidly becoming Grupo Omnilife, one of the Top 250 companies in Mexico, with one and a half million distributors in twelve countries.
Vergara met Alfonso Cuarón in 1999. His love of films had led him to seek out filmmakers for his corporate movies. Cuaron, however, was more interested in filming Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN, and gave Vergara the screenplay. He read it and proposed that they begin production right away and Producciones Anhelo was born. Anhelo would go on to co-produce Guillermo Del Toro's THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE, with Pedro Almodovar's EL DESEO and Del Toro's TEQUILA GANG, and produce Sebastián Cordero's CRÓNICAS.
Vergara has always guaranteed his directors creative freedom and the best possible production quality. In 2002, Variety named him one of its Ten Producers to Watch. For the 2004 edition of the Guadalajara Film Festival, Vergara created the JVC Award for Best Director, which was given to Fernando Eimbcke for his feature debut TEMPORADA DE PATOS.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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