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Luis F. Soto is an American film and television director based in Los Angeles, California.[1]


The Hatillo, Puerto Rico-born Soto was nominated at CableACE Awards in 1990 as Best Dramatic Director for the HBO film The Vietnam War Story: The Last Outpost. Steve Antin, the lead actor garnered the CableACE for Best Actor.[2]

Soto directed The House Of Ramon Iglesia for PBS's American Playhouse in 1986.[3] The episode was written by José Rivera.[4] The House Of Ramon Iglesia won a silver medal at The Houston Film Festival, as well as The Samuel G. Engel International Film and TV Award.[citation needed]

He has directed episodes for the television series The Equalizer, with Edward Woodward and Macaulay Culkin, for Universal Studios, Fame for MGM, Silk Stalkings for USA Network, Reyes y Rey for Telemundo and Silver Spoons for Columbia Pictures among others. Soto has directed commercials for, among others, AT&T, Budweiser, Pepsi, American Express, McDonald's, US Army, USPS, ARCO, and Folgers. Among his documentaries he has directed Reflections Of Our Past for PBS and Dream of Empire for National Geographic and The St. Augustine Historical Society.[5]

Soto has served on The New York Council of the Arts as well as The Directors Guild of America Latino Committee. The Vuelva Film Festival recognized Luis for his work and invited him to head seminars and screened his films.[citation needed]

Soto directed at The Eugene Theater Conference in Connecticut, under the artistic direction of Lloyd Richards, then the Dean of The Yale School of Drama. He is a member of The Actors Studio, Playwrights/Directors Unit West. Soto was awarded a Purple Heart for his combat service in The Vietnam War and is a member of The American Legion. He graduated with a Master of Arts from the State University of New York.[citation needed]


  1. Puerto Rican cinema in New York From the margin to the center,; retrieved November 13, 2016.
  2. TV Reviews : 'Vietnam War': Trilogy of Profound Humanity Los Angeles Times; retrieved November 13, 2016.
  3. TV REVIEW; ON 13, LIFE OF A PUERTO RICAN FAMILY, The New York Times; retrieved November 13, 2016.
  4. Cast and Crew:The House of Ramon Iglesias,; retrieved November 13, 2016.
  5. Director Luis F. Soto Finds a Home At The Actors Studio,; retrieved November 13, 2016.

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