Porta Dos Fundos

Netflix ‘Gay Jesus’ comedy ban overturned in Brazil

The Brazilian Supreme Court has overruled a Rio de Janeiro judge who ordered Netflix to take down The First Temptation Of Christ – a controversial comedy that depicts Jesus as gay. The Brazilian Christmas special sparked outrage in the country, with more than two million people signing a petition calling for its removal. The uproar […]

Gay Jesus comedy draws fire for Netflix in Brazil

A Netflix comedy that depicts Jesus as gay has drawn widespread criticism in Brazil. Over 1.8 million people have signed a Change.org petition calling on the streaming service to remove the show, The First Temptation of Christ. The show was created by Brazilian YouTube comedy group Porta dos Fundos and portrays Jesus bringing home his […]

Viacom buys Brazilian prodco

Viacom International Media Networks has acquired control of a Brazilian short-form comedy producer. The acquisition of Porta dos Fundos, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will allow Viacom’s international arm to expand in Latin America and its own content pipeline. The deal comes soon after Viacom bought Argentinian commercial channel Telefe. Porta dos Fundos […]

Ex-Fox content chief named Endemol Brazil boss

Former Fox International Channels content director Marcello Leão Braga has been named general manager at Endemol Brazil. He will replace Juliana Algañaraz, who exited in August after a stint that included the launch of shows such as SBT’s Your Face Sounds Familiar (Esse Artista Sou Eu), Fox’s The Brain (Os Incriveis – O Grande Desafio) […]