The Mediapro Studio

Blackbox’s Giuliano Papadia & Mediapro’s Stephen Johnstone share ‘58 Seconds’

With The Berlin International Film Festival underway this week and its Co-Pro Series launching today, Mark Layton gets the inside line on medical drama co-production 58 Seconds from BlackBox Multimedia CEO Giuliano Papadia and The Mediapro Studio’s content head Stephen Johnstone. Co-productions have been a mainstay of the global drama business for decades but in a fractured world […]

Starzplay unveils Spanish, Mexican series as co-production deals bloom

Lionsgate-owned Starzplay has unveiled its first slate of international originals with four shows from Spain and Mexico, which will be made available via the global streamer and other services owned by the US studio. Express is a Spanish crime thriller exploring a kidnapping that will be produced by The Mediapro Studio and has been written […]

Mediapro Studio and Back Roads ink US format co-pro deal

Spanish production house The Mediapro Studio has signed a co-production partnership with US-based indie Back Roads Entertainment to develop formats together in the States. The deal will see the two companies work together to produce original formats for the US market, targeting commissions from broadcasters, cablenets and streamers. Back Roads will also adapt content from […]

Exclusive: Erik Barmack’s Wild Sheep ‘accelerates’ move into docuseries & animation

Erik Barmack, the former Netflix exec who drove the streamer’s much-vaunted international content strategy, has accelerated his Wild Sheep production firm’s moves into animation and docuseries, with a show from Vox Media’s Josh Davis among new projects. Barmack launched Wild Sheep six months ago, striking a deal with The Mediapro Studio earlier this year, and […]

Viaplay joins HBO Asia, Hulu Japan on Mediapro Studio’s Antarctica thriller

Nordic streamer Viaplay has partnered with HBO Asia, Hulu in Japan and Spain’s The Mediapro Studio on a six-part crime drama set in the Antarctic. The Head is an English- and Danish-language series directed by Jorge Dorado (The Pier), which has been written by Àlex and David Pastor (Carriers) along with Isaac Sastre (Al Filo De […]

Amazon Prime reboots Spanish drama ‘El Internado’

Amazon Prime Video is rebooting hit Spanish drama El Internado (aka The Boarding School), a decade after the show first aired. The new eight-part series will begin filming in early 2020 and will be known as El Internado: Las Cumbres. It will be shot at locations across northern Spain and is being co-produced by Atresmedia […]

The Mediapro Studio acquires Spanish comedy indie El Terrat

Spain’s The Mediapro Studio has acquired Barcelona-based comedy production company El Terrat after several months of negotiations. El Terrat was founded by well known Spanish comic and Late Motiv presenter Andreu Buenafuente in 1989. He will continue to head up El Terrat under TMS ownership. El Terrat employs 290 staff, and produced over 580 hours […]

Mediapro hires Caracol exec to head Colombian content arm

Spanish producer The Mediapro Studio has appointed the former creative director and head of content at Latin American broadcaster Caracol to oversee content at its recently launched office in Colombia. Producer and showrunner Juliana Barrera will become head of content for Mediapro Colombia having spent more than two decades creating, developing and producing drama and […]

Sony teams with Globo, Mediapro Studio for drama

Spain’s Mediapro Studio and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have struck a co-production and co-development pact, with a 13-part thriller set to launch the deal. SPT is to produce 13 x 60-minute thriller Implacables – Mexico, which it will also distribute in the US, including Puerto Rico, as well as Latin America and Canada. Meanwhile, Mediapro […]

Mediapro launches global studio with $226m content fund

The Mediapro Group has launched a new global studio named The Mediapro Studio as it ramps up international expansion.    Headquartered in Barcelona, The Mediapro Studio will have 10 creative offices around the world. They will produce 34 series in Spanish and English in 2019. The studio will have a fund of $226m (€200m) for […]