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Mediapro and Burman join forces

Spain’s Mediapro Group is bringing the Argentinean prodco led by Daniel Burman into its production stable.

Daniel Burman

Daniel Burman

Mediapro and Oficina Burman are pooling their resources and targeting ambitious international drama projects in the Spanish language.

The announcement was made by Burman and Mediapro’s Jaume Roures at the Berlin International Film Festival this week.

The move is part of Mediapro’s ongoing expansion strategy. Several projects are already in development, including the adaptation of true-crime book IOSI: The Reformed Spy by Miriam Lewin and Horacio Lutzky.

The story centres on a spy who infiltrated the Jewish community and ended up giving vital information to the perpetrators of attacks on the Israeli Embassy and AMIA – the worst bomb attacks in Argentina’s history.

Stroke, an original script from Burman himself, is also in the works.

Burman is the latest scripted talent to join Mediapro’s international content division, following the likes of Ran Tellem, creator of gameshows including Boom and executive producer of Homeland, and Stephen Johnson through the door.

Mediapro Group has been producing primetime content for Spanish TV networks for more than 20 years and has grown to comprise 35 offices in 23 countries.

Oficina Burman was set up in 2014 by Burman, who has coproduced films including Truman and The Motorcycle Diaries.

The company produced Supermax, an ambitious drama series that became the first Spanish-language project to be commissioned by Brazilian broadcast giant Globo.

In 2016 Netflix chose Oficina Burman to produce its first original series in Argentina, Edha.

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