has written for stage, film and television. He first captured attention as the
producer and co-writer of Warner Bros.
Stand and Deliver, now preserved in the National Film Registry of the U.S.
Library of Congress. Musca has created roles for a wide array of acting talent
including Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Benicio del Toro, America Ferrera, John
Cusack, Andy Garcia, James Gandolfini, CCH Pounder, Raquel Welch, Lou Diamond
Phillips, River Phoenix, Paul Rodriguez, Miguel Sandoval, Elizabeth Peña,
Michael Madsen, Cliff Robertson, Hector Elizondo, and Edward James Olmos, among
others. His films have earned an Oscar nomination and six Independent Film
Awards including: Tortilla Soup, an
Imagen Award winner; the popular Gotta
Kick It Up! for the Disney Channel; Hollywood Pictures’ Money for Nothing; Columbia Pictures’ Little Nikita; Flight of Fancy for Showtime; Race,
Make Love Great Again, Amaraica and Chateau Vato for HBO. His
latest film is the tropical film noir Aguadilla. Musca has been a guest
lecturer at the Sundance Institute and currently serves as the head of the MFA
Screenwriting track at the University of Miami.