By Sebastian Amoroso and Rodrigo Ros, from Los Angeles, US.
CBS Studios International hosted its classic screening this Saturday for its LatAm clients, to present its catalog of new original series through a team led by Armando Nuñez Jr, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution, and Barry Chamberlain, EVP of Sales at CBS Studios Distribution.
With the presence of the cast of iconic 90s series Beverly Hills 90210, which will have a reboot this year, the Hollywood major showcased its most recent initiatives in terms of production for 300 industry buyers.
“We will continue to consolidate our global footprint with the sale of our powerful line of content,” said Armando Nuñez Jr.
The titles showcased included dramedy The Unicorn (CBS), starring Walton Goggins; supernatural thriler Evil (CBS), starring Katja Hebers, Mike Colter and Aasif Madivi; the police drama FBI: Most Wanted (CBS), executive produced by Dick Wolf and starring Julian McMahon and Alana de la Garza.
Also, the police drama Tommy (CBS), with the great Edie Falco; and the comedy Broke (CBS), based on the Colombian format Pobres Rico, original of Resonant TV and RCN Televisión in Colombia and which will feature the executive production of Ben Silverman, Guillermo Restrepo, Gonzalo Cilley and María Lucía Hernández.
In the afternoon, the company screened the adventure series Blood & Treasure (CBS), romantic comedy Carol’s Second Act (CBS), the supernatural series Nancy Drew (CW), and the drama The Loudest Voice (Showtime), based on the bestseller about Roger Ailes, the creator of the FOX News news channel, starring Russell Crowe and Naomi Watts.
Also, CBS Studios International’s slot included a review of other titles, such as the reboot of Dynasty (The CW) and Halo (Showtime), as well as the original series for the CBS All Access streaming service: Star Trek: Discovery, Interrogation, The Stand, Why Women Kill, Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks.
Telefilms Closed the Day
At night in LA, Telefilms -loyal to its claim of being in the heart of Hollywood-, hosted its cocktail and screening at the InterContinental Hotel.
The company led by Tomás Darcyl presented its portfolio of more than 40 independent films, blockbusters and author films, among which were the Oscar winner Green Book, the expected super production Midway, by Roland Emmerich and their original local productions.
In addition to delving into the world of series with The Magic Eye in Argentina -producer with which it’s preparing the series Mojado- the company is producing two series in Mexico through its joint venture Thr3 Media Group: Ninis and El santo.
And in addition, Thr3 is producing in Mexico the films Polvo and Mamá se fue de viaje, while they presented the alliance in Brazil with Galeria, which is also producing local titles such as Cinderella Pop, the second highest-grossing national film in Brazil this year.
Ricardo Costianovsky, CEO of Telefilms, said they’re planning to extend this strategy also in Spain.
“Today we presented lots of local productions, like the ones we announced with The Magic Eye: Sandro and Mojado. In Mexico with Thr3 we have series and movies such as El santo, Ninis, Polvo and Mamá se fue de viaje. And finally we have Galeria, our partnership in Brazil. Our idea is to produce a lot in Brazil,” Tomás Darcul, president of Telefilms, said to ttvnews.
“This year we’re preparing other important new initiatives, both productions and alliances with major companies,” he added.
Agenda for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Between Sunday and Tuesday, Los Angeles will house the last screenings, all hosted by major studios.
On Sunday, May 19, NBCUniversal will host its screening, followed by Warner Bros and Lionsgate on Monday, and Walt Disney and Sony Pictures on Tuesday.