Luis Villanueva, CEO of Somos, announced the creation of Somos Films, company dedicated to Spanish-language feature films production.
The executive explained Somos Groups is thus completing its participation in the film industry, integrating a unit with high synergy with the rest of the companies (Somos TV, Somos Next, Somos Distribution and Somos Productions).
"Film production is of great interest for the group, since we already serve content in different windows, especially features. This way we feed our catalog, stimulate the industry and guarantee content that can be commercialized through our channels and distribution companies,” he said.
Among Somos Films’ projects are Muerte en Berruecos, the historic suspense drama about the murder of Antonio Jose de Sucre, directed by Caupolicán Ovalles; Vamos por ti, teen movie about bullying and sexting, directed by Carmen La Roche; and El paraíso de la serpiente, by Bernardo Arellano, about magic realism.
These join other soon-to-be-announced projects.
“Somos Films is integrated by professionals with experience in feature film production. Initially based on a co-production model, it will exploit original production opportunities. Thus, the company will make the most of scripts and production advantages with Spanish-speaking countries,” the company said.
"Film production in Ibero-America is experiencing a stellar moment because of the quality of its productions in technical and artistic terms and its commercial potential, and we are excited to participate in such a dynamic industry, with a positive impact for our companies," Villanueva said.