With the arrival of Laura Miñarro as director of Co-Production and Scripted Content at Eccho Rights, co-production has become a priority for Swedish company Eccho Rights, now present at the LA Screenings with its first deal in the bag.
"We came to the market with the first deal signed in the co-production area with StoryLab Argentina," Laura Miñarro said to ttvnews at the LA Screenings.
"They are well-known producers who've been involved in two projects we especially like, which are Estocolmo and La casa del mar," she added.
The deal will kick-off with the series The Imperfect Crime, a 10-episode thriller about a detective who investigates a series of robberies in Europe and Latin America.
"The idea presents the opportunity to do a co-production between Spain and Argentina, and some other European country. The idea is to add elements from both parties," said Miñarro, who highlighted how fast and easy it was for both parts to agree upon the alliance between StoryLab and Eccho Rights.
"We will start working with The Imperfect Crime here at the LA Screenings and then we will continue in Europe, where we will meet with specific players we're interested in. We believe that after the summer we will already have a solid idea of how we will move forward with the project," she said.
Miñarro added that the series' scripts are currently in development and that they can be influenced by the partner that joins the co-production. "We respect that," she said.
The executive also spoke about Eccho Rights' ambitious initiatives in the area of co-production, explaining the idea is to "combine synergies and backing from independent producers who have this type of projects, which are what Eccho Rights is interested in doing."
"The idea is definitely to reach more deals like this," she added.
And while they are open to working with co-productions anywhere in the world, Miñarro said Latin America and Europe are the main markets.
"Our idea is to focus on Latin America and Europe, where there are projects in development that are of interest to us. The way we participate in them may vary. Each project is different and we can participate anywhere from the development or later on, depending on what the project requires. We are open to everything," she concluded.