AGC Nabs English-Language Remake Rights To Hit Argentine Comedy ‘Ten Days Without Mom’


EXCLUSIVE: Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios has nabbed English-language remake rights to hit Argentine family-comedy Mama Se Fue Viaje (10 Days Without Mom) from Buenos Aires sales outfit FilmSharks.

AGC will finance and produce the remake under the title 10 Days Without Mom with a screenplay from writing-producing team Eduardo Cisneros (Instructions Not Included) and Jason Shuman (Bangkok Dangerous).

The 2017 feature, produced by Disney-backed Patagonik, tells the story of a mom who takes off on a solo holiday sending her family into chaos as the father tries to take over the household duties. Diego Peretti starred in the original, which was directed by Ariel Winograd. The film took more than $10M in South America, accounting for a huge 1.8M tickets. It was picked up by HBO Latino for U.S. and North American pay TV and SVOD.

Cisneros was an associate producer on Eugenio Derbez’s box office smash Instructions Not Included, while Bangkok Dangerous producer Shuman was an exec producer on Lone Survivor and Role Models. The team recently wrote the Fox feature comedy Upgrade and the 20th Television/FBC pilot Star-Crossed.

Lat-Am remake rights specialist FilmSharks has previously closed local language versions with French outfit Soyouz Films and Brazilian company Glaz Entertainment and the firm is in negotiations with companies in China and Germany. Sony Pictures International is in production on a version in Spain.

AGC’s Head of Latino Content Cristina Garza, who struck the deal with FilmSharks, said, “Producing commercial, smart, Latinx-facing content is a priority for us at AGC. We are passionate about telling universal stories through a Latinx lens and Cisneros and Shuman have crafted something truly heartwarming, funny, nuanced and most importantly, entertaining.”

Said FilmSharks’ Guido Rud, “We are very happy to work with our friends at AGC on their new venture, and hope we can have a long and fruitful relationship.”

The deal was negotiated by Garza, AGC’s VP of Legal & Business Affairs Anant Tamirisa, and Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin on behalf of AGC Studios, and by Rud on behalf of FilmSharks.

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