Celebrating Creativity from Spain

Oct 2nd, 2023

In addition to its stand at MIPCOM, where Spanish companies can showcase projects, Audiovisual from Spain will have a terrace in the Seaview Producers Hub.

In this lounge, focused on co-production and financing opportunities for producers, the company will be hosting a number of events.

The Spain & Canada: Focus on Co-Production (October 16) is a bilateral pitching activity for Canadian and Spanish producers interested in international partners. The Spain Brand New Content—Breakfast (October 17) is for international buyers interested in discovering fresh content from the most relevant Spanish exhibitors. The Audiovisual from Spain Networking Lunch (October 18) will see invited partners and clients get to know the latest Spanish content offerings.

Allende, the Thousand Days is a political drama thriller on offer from Onza Distribution. On the day of Pinochet’s coup d’état, one of the last people to see Salvador Allende alive is his adviser and friend, Manuel Ruiz, a young Spanish political scientist. When the president asks him to save his own life and tell the world what happened in Chile, he does.

The series is “produced for the 50th anniversary of Allende’s death with really high-quality production about an internationally known political figure,” says Béatrice Nouh, head of sales.

More featured titles include Flowers Over the Inferno, delving into the back alleys of a peculiar mountain town that hides a ruthless killer who defends abused children, and Sweet Strawberries, following a string of mysterious disappearances at a secondary school.

“It’s part of our expansion strategy to not be only an Iberian distributor but also an international company,” adds Nouh.

The Mediapro Studio has on offer a second season of The Head, an English-language suspense thriller created by Ran Tellem (Homeland).

The new season gives biologist Arthur Wilde a second chance after being convicted for the events of season one, but his life is thrown into disarray again soon after his release.

Las Pelotaris: 1926, inspired by the story of the first Basque pelota female players, “raises universal conflicts, still valid today, such as obstacles to striking a balance between motherhood and a professional life, social prejudices restricting sexual freedom, abuse and difficulties accessing positions of power,” says Marta Ezpeleta, general manager of distribution, co-productions and international offices.

The Mediapro Studio is also bringing the reality adventure format El Conquistador to MIPCOM.

“We will arrive at MIPCOM with an extended portfolio of content, including these three titles and many more,” adds Ezpeleta.

A top highlight from Atresmedia Televisión, Zorras (Tramps) tells the story of three empowered women. They have nothing in common except their desire to have fun, take risks and be free, so they form the Sex Friends Club. “Zorras (Tramps) is, above all, a story of friendship and sisterhood,” says Miguel García Sánchez, sales director.

Entre Tierras, a Spanish adaptation of the Italian series La Sposa, follows an anonymous heroine who leaves behind her own dreams for her family.

Written and directed by Álvaro Carmona (Gente Hablando), Déjate Ver (Show Yourself) “revolves around the search for oneself and the need to transcend in today’s world,” adds García Sánchez. It centers on a woman who has lived in a bubble for several years while working as an assistant to one of the most famous artists in the world, whose identity is kept secret from the public.

Movistar Plus+ International has launched La Mesías, securing a deal for the drama with HBO in Latin America. Part of the official selection of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (SSIFF) and made in collaboration with Suma Content, the 7×60-minute La Mesías tells the story of a mother who raises her daughters to save the world.

Also in the official selection at SSIFF, Movistar Plus+ International is presenting The Other Side, a six-episode series that unites horror and comedy. Galgos and Marbella are also among the distributor’s slate.

New Movistar Plus+ nonfiction originals will also be presented at the market. Titles include Bisbal and Bosé Reborn, along with the true-crime production Light in the Darkness with Carles Porta.

SUPERTHINGS Rivals of Kaboom—Kazoom Power, on offer from Filmax, is a series based on the universe and spirit of the SUPERTHINGS toys.

Three friends find themselves caught up in an adventure “filled with action, excitement, danger, pace, tension, humor and, above all, wacky missions that will captivate kids around the world,” says Iván Díaz, head of international. “We think this is one of the IPs with the greatest potential in Europe,” he adds.

The singing and dancing series Turu and the Wackies is also featured, along with Robotia, set in a world inhabited by machines that live, dream, learn and play. All the inhabitants of Robotia are interconnected, as they have been made from recycled parts. However, not everyone knows this, least of all Alex and Bibi.

“In the upcoming months, we will present new, very exciting and ambitious titles,” Díaz comments.

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