NEW YORK, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — With the launch of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, the MEDIAPRO Group is going one-step further in bolstering its international expansion, clearly and firmly investing in content. The Group is evolving in its role as the benchmark content producer in Spain, growing into an active protagonist on the international stage by driving productions designed for the global market.
Headquartered in Barcelona, THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO has 10 creative offices around the world. With 34 series underway in 2019 and a global investment of 200M€ for producing films, shows, short formats and documentaries in Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Great Britain, Finland, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, the United States and the Middle East.
THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO represents the Group’s prestigious track record, its well-established current situation, and unbeatable future expectations on an expanding content market.
After over 20 years producing content and making decisive contributions to Spanish fiction’s international success, the MEDIAPRO Group is now acting as representative and driving force behind projects designed for all markets and operators. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO’S structure encompasses the entire chain of value, including development, creation, production, audiovisual services, artistic direction and distribution. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is also involved in funding new projects. This entails a paradigm shift for traditional production models in Spain, by creating a global brand that will enable the Group to create large franchises, fund projects and control distribution and intellectual property rights in association with large international partners.
THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO shares productions with HBO, Netflix, Amazon, FOX, Turner, Disney, Yle, Sony, Vice, DirecTV, Hulu, TF1, Televisa, Univisión, Movistar, TVE, A3Media, Mediaset España and Globo Internacional. Its creative teams are working on developing 200 projects in Spain, the United States, Great Britain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Portugal and the Middle East. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO also produces over 5,000 hours of entertainment programs, with original formats like “El intermedio” and “Zapeando,” or worldwide franchises (“Ninja Warriors” or “The conqueror of the End of the World”).
“The time has come to move beyond our role as a production company and to become a Studio,” said Jaume Roures, Managing Partner of Mediapro Group. “For 25 years, we have produced hundreds of great quality projects all around the world, with the ability to develop global content, all the way from the concept to broadcasting, including executive production and artistic direction. Because of this, we feel we are ready to go one step further and create unique content.”
Group Managing Partner Tatxo Benet added, “We want to be a global company, a key player in the international content industry, strengthening our presence around the world as a part of our growth. We are very excited about this step, which will enable us to increase our audience and production capacity.”
Javier Méndez Zori, Javier Pons and Laura Fernández Espeso will oversee the Studio’s productions in all territories to push creation, production, funding and content distribution, also reinforcing presence in the USA through the New York office located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
With over 6,700 professionals and 58 offices on 4 continents, the MEDIAPRO Group has collaborated with directors such as Oliver Stone (“Comandante”), Paolo Sorrentino (“The Young Pope”), Fernando León de Aranoa (“Los lunes al sol”, “Un día perfecto” AKA “A Perfect Day)”), Isabel Coixet (“La vida secreta de las palabras”, “Nadie quiere la noche” AKA “Nobody Wants the Night”), Roman Polanski (“Carnage”), Woody Allen (“Vicky Cristina Barcelona“, “Midnight in Paris“), and promoted projects such as “Tres metros sobre el cielo”, “Águila Roja”, ” Vis a Vis”, “Six Dreams” and “Todo por el juego”. Currently, those collaborating in creative projects include prestigious creatives such as David Simon (creator of “The Wire”), Àlex and David Pastor, Javier Olivares, Ran Tellem, Daniel Burman, Diego San José, Fernando González Molina, Iván Escobar and more.
At this time, MEDIAPRO is broadcasting 27 non scripted shows spanning all genres from comedy, news, documentary and reality competition shows. It was also in charge of the first European Netflix and Amazon productions, “Los reyes de la comedia,” “Six Dreams” and “All or nothing: Manchester City.”