*By Sebastián Amoroso and Rodrigo Ros, from Los Angeles, US.
"Majors week" continued this Saturday with the presentation by CBS Studios International which in addition to renewed seasons, announced new titles and pilots, during a screening that welcomed 250 buyers from Latin America, Europe and Asia.
"This is a great time of the year for the media business, the combination of the US networks’ Upfronts, along with the LA Screenings, remind us that beyond technology’s evolution, platforms and new consumption habits, everything still comes down to content," said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Studios International.
"Aside from every debate about consolidations in the industry, majors’ acquisitions and other business issues, there’s nothing more important than content. And we are presenting contemporary content for global audiences, programming for everyone, with great titles from CBS, Showtime and CBS All Access", he added.
The list of new series features: FBI (CBS), from Dick Wolf; Happy Together (CBS); The Neighborhood (CBS); The Code (CBS) and FAM (CBS).
There’s also, Charmed (The CW); A Million Little Things (ABC); In the Dark (The CW); Just Another Immigrant (Showtime); City on a Hill (Showtime), starring Kevin Bacon and produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon; Escape at Dannemora (Showtime), starring Benicio del Toro and Patricia Arquette and produced by Ben Stiller and Michael DeLuca; and Kidding (Showtime), starring Jim Carrey, Catherine Keener and Frank Langella, and produced by David Holsetin, Jim Carrey and Michael Gondry.
There will also be original series projects from CBS All Access: Strange Angel, produced by Ridley Scott; One Dollar, Tell Me A Story, and the remake of The Twilight Zone.
Telefilms Presents Movies and Original Series Mojado
In its traditional screening hosted at the Grand Salon Ballroom del InterContinental Century City, Telefilms presented a catalog of more than 30 films, with titles like Mile 22, Adrift, The Happytime Murders and Hereditary, among others.
"The concept behind this presentation is a big change from being the leading Latin American distributor, to a Ibero-American distributor and producer," ttvnews Tomás Darcyl, president of Grupo Telefilms, said to ttvnews. "In addition to presenting Hollywood blockbusters, we are also producing series and movies with The Magic Eye in Argentina and THR3 Media Group in Mexico".
The group also announced the new original series by The Magic Eye: Mojado, based on the cult Argentine comic El Tony. The series will be a 10-episode fiction, to be shot in Mexico in October, as announced by Juan Parodio, CEO of The Magic Eye, to ttvnews.
The group also presented projects from THR3 Media Group, led by Bruce Boren, already presented at Natpe Miami 2018, whose first project will be the bioseries El Santo, el enmascarado, based on the wrestling character.
The Majors’ Agenda
The Hollywood majors will continue presenting their new programming during Majors week, which will continue with NBC Universal on Sunday 20th, The Walt Disney Studios on Sunday 20th, Warner Brod on Monday 21st, Sony Pictures Television on Tuesday 22nd and Disney Media Distribution Latin America on Wednesday 23rd.