TV Azteca and Keshet International are joining forces in a deal to co-develop and produce an original Spanish-language super series to air on TV Azteca. It will be developed under the KI banner and co-produced with TV Azteca in-house. The plan is to launch the 60-episode series next year. KI is handling global sales. Joshua Mintz, Deputy President for TV Azteca, and Kelly Wright, VP Distribution and New Business at KI, will oversee development. TV Azteca is the second-largest mass media company in Mexico with three national TV networks; lately, it’s been making a push to reinvent it’s primetime lineup with new narratives and stronger characters in series such as Rosario Tijeras, Nada Personal and the recently premiered Las Malcriadas. Keshet for its part has been expanding in Latin America and has made original development a top priority in the region.
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NY-based FilmRise has entered an exclusive distribution agreement with Canadian outfit Incendo which will handle its Canadian TV sales going forward. The deal launches with FilmRise’s Manifesto, starring Cate Blanchett who performs 13 vignettes from 20th century art movements. The film will begin airing on The Movie Network/HBO Canada this fall.
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