Based on his experience as a reporter for CNN, Mr. Lima's first play, El Salvador, was developed and staged at the Circle Repertory Theater in New York and was later translated, published, and produced in seven languages. For his efforts, Mr. Lima was awarded a grant by the Rockefeller Foundation. He has also written for several television series including China Beach and Wiseguy, and has just completed two screenplays commissioned by HBO: Calle Ocho and Arturo. In addition to developing new screenplays, Professor Lima has written two documentaries for PBS, and has recently written and directed an independent documentary, "Presidio - The Trip Back."