DRG & Mexico’s Dopamine strike co-financing, production deal


UK distributor DRG has partnered up with Mexican producer Dopamine to co-finance, develop and produce English-language scripted content.

The deal will allow NENT Studios-backed DRG “to significantly increase its support for UK producers in bringing their shows to the screen,” the distributor said.

Dopamine was launched by Azteca CEO Benjamin Salinas in 2017 and is behind Spanish-language series Hernán, which tells the life-story of the conquistador Hernán Cortes. The show, produced with Spain’s Onza Entertainment, was acquired by A+E Networks International last year and has already debuted on Amazon in Latin America.

Richard Halliwell, CEO of DRG and MD of NENT Studios UK, described Dopamine as “a truly exciting business within the rapidly developing scripted landscape in Latin America.”

He added: “Dopamine is already producing high-quality Spanish-language content and our collaboration will extend its global reach while providing DRG with access to its talented team, unique storytelling capabilities, and a greater understanding of the Latin American market. This partnership will further increase our investment in the UK production industry, and we look forward to announcing our first production together very soon.”

Fidela Navarro, CEO of Dopamine, added: “This new alliance with DRG pairs us with experienced hands in the international market and helps strengthen our strategy. We share DRG’s passion for storytelling and look forward to a long and successful relationship, creating truly standout new English-language scripted content for broadcasters and streaming platforms worldwide.”

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