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SPT, Telecolombia sign copro pact

Gustavo Bolivar

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Fox Telecolombia have inked a multi-series deal to produce and distribute three titles, including two from screenwriter Gustavo Bolivar (Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso).

The shows include El Precio del Silencio, a remake of the Colombian series first produced in 2001, and two original series: Regias and La Espía. All three are to be produced by Estudios Telemexico, a Fox Telecolombia’s subsidiary, and distributed by SPT.

El Precio del Silencio, one of Bolivar’s first shows, was originally produced by Telecolombia 18 years ago, and was a success on RCN, sold worldwide and was adapted locally in Mexico.

Regias (13×60’), meanwhile, is a dramedy written by Miguel Angel Baquero (El Día de la Suerte, Chepe Fortuna, Casa de Reinas) about a wedding planning company in Mexico.

Lastly, La Espia (60×60’) is an action-thriller based on an original concept by Bolivar that tells the story of a Mexican CIA agent who must infiltrate a terrorist group that wants to attack the US with nuclear bombs.

The SPT/Fox Telecolombia collaboration marks the first alliance between both studios. Bolivar is the creator of the franchises El Capo and Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso, which were big hits in Colombia, U.S. Hispanic and Latin America. He has written over 3,000 hours of television.

“These strategic partnerships enable SPT to continue to create and distribute the best content to our audiences throughout Latin America and the rest of the world,” said Alexander Marin, exec VP of distribution and networks for Latin America at SPT.

Fox Telecolombia president Samuel Duque Duque added: “This multi-series deal with SPT is the result of a shared vision and joint efforts of both studios who understand the current needs and dynamics of our industry and final consumer, bringing to the global market three relevant and different shows which we are certain will satisfy a wide range of audiences, through different networks and platforms.”

Content London 2019
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