João Emanuel Carneiro is a screenwriter, film director and author of Brazilian telenovelas. His many works include: Central Station, Midnight, Orfeu and Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum.
With Avenida Brasil, Carneiro broke several TV audience records in Brazil and abroad, being sold to more than 130 countries. Aired March-October 2012 in Brazil, the telenovela achieved an overall average of 42 rating points and a 69% share. The last episode scored an impressive 56 rating points and an 84% share, with more than 50 million viewers, becoming the most watched TV program of the year. Avenida Brasil, was considered by Forbes the most-commercially successful telenovela in Brazilian history, with total earnings estimated in $1 billion. In addition to a nomination to the 41st International Emmy Awards.