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Globomedia co-founder creates drama unit

A cofounder of Globomedia, Daniel Écija, is creating a ‘fiction factory’ within the Spanish-language production giant. Écija’s production division launches with an exclusive, five-year agreement in place with Mediapro Group-owned Globomedia. Écija is one of Spain’s best-known showrunners, having worked up Globomedia-produced scripted series including Family Doctor, The Serranos, Paco’s Men and The Boat. His new […]

Amazon US moves for Spanish and UK drama

Amazon has snagged two new international scripted series, coming on board the upcoming second season of Sky’s drama Fortitude, and acquiring Spanish primetime prison drama Locked Up. Supernatural drama Fortitude is on Sky Atlantic in the UK and now has Amazon as its US partner after the streaming service bought it for the States. The […]

Walter Presents buys Spanish drama for UK, US

UK and US on-demand service Walter Presents has acquired exclusive rights to a Spanish-language thriller drama. Lifeline (Pulsaciones) is billed as a psychological thriller about an eminent surgeon who unravels a horrific medical scandal after suffering a massive heart attack and subsequently having strange nightmares when he receives a donor heart. Produced for Spanish broadcaster […]

Eccho poaches Imagina sales boss

Eccho Rights has hired Laura Miñarro as director of coproduction and scripted. Miñarro joins from Spain’s Mediapro, where she was general manager of the Imagina International sales operation. She also served as VP, international copro at Mediapro’s Globomedia. At Eccho she will be based in Madrid and work alongside Lat Am and Iberia chief Barbora […]

Mediapro appoints international content chief

Laura Fernández Espeso has been appointed head of international content at Spanish channel operator, producer and distributor Mediapro. Fernández Espeso was previously at Mediapro production division Globomedia. Having moved to parent group Mediapro, she will oversee the company’s international strategy, including international coproduction, in-house programming, and, through Imagina International, international sales. Mediapro recently raised capital, […]

Spanish net remaking Turkish drama The End

Spanish commercial broadcaster Telecinco has ordered a local version of well-travelled Turkish scripted format The End. The Spanish series will be titled El Accidente and goes on air next year, with Globomedia attached to produce, as previously reported. This is the third European remake of the crime drama. In the Netherlands, Vlucht HS13 (Flight HS13) […]

Eccho poaches Imagina exec for Lat Am role

Eccho Rights has hired Barbora Susterova to become its first head of Latin America. Susterova (pictured) joins the Spark Eccho Group-owned distributor this month from Spanish giant Imagina, where she has handled sales of territories including Latin America for the past eight years. Eccho has recently sold Turkish drama Ezel into ten Latin American territories, […]

Imagina launching Russian Boat, Czech Manor House

Spanish distributor Imagina International is launching scripted format The Boat and Czech drama The Manor House (pictured) at the upcoming NATPE programming market. It distributes the original, Spanish, versions of The Boat and is now launching the Russian-language version, which went out on free-to-air channel CTC in Russia. The Manor House is a Czech murder-mystery […]

Spain’s drama producers look to go global

Spain’s crisis has forced TV producers to seek international business. Local fiction continues to dominate Spanish primetime, but the dramatic fall in investment in TV advertising has obliged broadcasters to cut their budgets for originals. Creating virtue out of necessity, an increasing number of drama producers are looking beyond Spanish border and beginning to reap […]

Spain’s Imagina restructures sales division

Spanish TV and film producer and distributor Imagina is restructuring its international sales unit. The new structure at Imagina International Sales combines content sales across TV, features, home entertainment and new media. As part of the reorganisation, Barbora Susterova (pictured) has been promoted to sales manager, while Guillermina Ortega and María José Camacho will round […]