In his first major programming partnership in the U.S., Jorge Granier, managing director of RCTV’s Miami-based subsidiary RCTV International, has teamed with Ben Silverman’s Electus and Sofia Vegara’s Latin WE. The first two projects to come out of their collaboration are Web series Isla Presidential and TV series project Jane The Virgin.
Granier, Electus and Latin WE will produce new webisodes for Isla Presidencial, a popular Latin American animated web series that has logged more than 22-million views and 32,000 subscribers to date. In it, 12 Latin American presidents, including Hugo Chavez, Felipe Calderon and Christina Kirchner, are stranded on a deserted island where they struggle to survive and cope with the loss of power. (Watch below the series’ first episode, which has amassed 4.5 million views.) The new season will air on NuevOn, Electus and Latin WE’s Hispanic YouTube channel, with the first webisode debuting in November. (more…)