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21st February 2020

“Rifkin’s Festival” is the title of the Woody Allen film shot in San Sebastián last summer
A THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO production

“Rifkin’s Festival” starring cast is Elena Anaya (“Wonder Woman”, “The Skin I Live In”), Louis Garrel (“An Officer And A Spy”, “A Faithful Man”), Gina Gershon (“The Insider”), Sergi López (“A Perfect Day”, “Pan's Labyrinth”), Wally Shawn (“Radio Days”, “Shadows and Fog”, “Manhattan”) and Christoph Waltz (“Carnage”, “Django Unchained” and “Inglorious Bastards”).

“Rifkin’s Festival” tells the story of a married American couple who go to the San Sebastián Film Festival. They get caught up in the magic of the festival, the beauty and charm of Spain and the fantasy of movies. She has an affair with a brilliant French movie director, and he falls in love with a beautiful Spanish woman who lives there. It is a comedy-romance that resolves itself in a funny but romantic way.

This is the fourth collaboration between MEDIAPRO and writer/director Woody Allen after MEDIAPRO and Gravier produced “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger”, “Midnight in Paris” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”, the latter two films having won two Oscars®, among many other awards.

PHOTO: Woody Allen and Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro during “Rifkin’s Festival” shooting (© 2019 THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Gravier Productions, Inc. Photography by Quim Vives)

 

21st February 2020

MEDIAPRO, a key player in the signing of the collective pay-deal in the first ever Women’s Football Agreement in Europe
The Spanish Congress played host to the signing of the deal in the presence of the ACFF, AFE and Footballers ON

Spanish and European football now have their first ever Collective Pay-deal. The Spanish Congress played host to the signing of the deal with Meritxell Batet, the speaker of the Lower Chamber together with the chairwoman of the Sports Council, Irene Lozano, as well as representatives of the ACFF, AFE and Footballers ON, and a large number of players, several ministers and members of all the parliamentary parties present.

The agreement was announced on Thursday February 13th by the ACFF after brokering a deal which sees the signing of the first ever Collective Pay-deal in place in Europe. MEDIAPRO’s commitment to women’s football was key to the negotiating of the deal.

The Group has been showing women’s football for seven years. A decision which seen the broadcast of more than 500 matches on TV, an audience increase of 40%, a sponsorship deal and 60,000 registered players. MEDIAPRO has been behind the introduction of women’s football in Spanish homes with the firm conviction of making a significant contribution to the professionalization of the sport via its greater visibility and scope.

21st February 2020

wTVision creating a Virtual Reality solution for the Portuguese League together with Sport TV
The new functionality includes virtual graphics superimposed on the pitch with official real-time match data

wTVision has been developing an Augmented Reality solution with the Portuguese Football League’s main broadcaster Sport TV since the 2018/19 season. Taking full advantage of being the official data provider of the main football league in Portugal, wTVision was able to develop a solution that implements virtual graphics onto the pitch with the official statistics of the competition, in real time.

The virtual solution is a combination of StYpe’s tracking system with wTVision’s very own R³ Space Engine, a flexible real-time 3D render engine. One operator is responsible for the implementation of the virtual graphics into live broadcasts in at least two matches every week.

The project has been constantly improved, with more data and more impactful virtual graphics being gradually added to enhance the viewer experience.

wTVision’s Augmented Reality solutions are able to cover both the creative and technical aspects of an AR production during live broadcasts. The project represented a major step forward for football broadcasts in Portugal, since it’s the first time official data and virtual graphics have been developed to have such an impact.

 

21st February 2020

Asia Ortega, Albert Salazar, Natalia Dicenta, Daniel Arias and Ramiro Blas join the cast members of “El Internado: Las Cumbres”
Unsettling atmospheres, mystery, thrills and an extra dose of terror are just some of the ingredients in the reboot of “El internado”

Amazon Prime Video announce the first additions to its upcoming Amazon Exclusive series, EL “El Internado: Las Cumbres”. Asia Ortega (“Les de l'Hoquei”), Albert Salazar (MAX Award for Best Actor for AKA) and Daniel Arias (“El acabose”, “Cuéntame”) are some of the actors who will lead the cast of young characters set to star in this new version of the successful The Boarding School series. Natalia Dicenta (“Solas”) and Ramiro Blas (“Locked Up”) will also feature as adult cast members.

Unsettling atmospheres, mystery, thrills and an extra dose of terror will be just some of the fundamental ingredients of “El Internado: Las Cumbres”. The story takes place in a school located next to an old monastery, in a location off the beaten track nestled between the mountains and isolated from the outside world. Students are rebellious, problematic kids who must live under the strict and severe discipline imposed by the center designed to reintegrate them into society. The surrounding forest is home to ancient legends, ever-present threats and where our protagonists are immersed in thrilling and terrifying adventures.

“El Internado: Las Cumbres”is an Atresmedia Studios and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO production. The production team is made up of franchise creator and head of executive production Laura Belloso, together with Laura Fernández Espeso and Javier Pons from The Mediapro Studio, and Ignacio Corrales and Sonia Martínez, of Atresmedia Studios, who will head up the writers room including screenwriters Asier Andueza -co-creator of the new stage together with Laura Belloso-, Sara Belloso and Abraham Sastre, who also worked on “El Internado: La Laguna Negra”, available for fans of the franchise on Amazon Prime Video.

PHOTOS: Albert Salazar, Asia Ortega, Natalia Dicenta, Daniel Arias and Ramiro Blas.

21st February 2020

Sergi Belbel master-class in the first edition of the Script-writing Master’s Degree Course organized by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and the UCM
After the success of the first program, a second Masters course will be launched in March

The MEDIAPRO Group, one the most important international fiction series factories continues to invest heavily in training new creative talent via the Script-writing Master’s program organized by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and the Complutense University in Madrid. The 25 students signed up for the program will get the opportunity this Friday morning to attend a master-class given by Sergi Belbel, the dramatist, theatre director, script-writer, translator and one of the most international figures in the current Spanish theatre scene.

Sergi Belbel joins a list of exceptional quality in the television module which also includes names such as Javier Olivares (“El Ministerio del Tiempo”), Ran Tellem (“Homeland”), Laura Belloso (“El Internado”) and Marc Cistaré (“La víctima número 8”). In the Cinema module, students will get the chance to attend classes given by Iván Escobar (“Vis a Vis”), Fernando León de Aranoa (“Los lunes al sol”) and Daniel Burman (“El abrazo partido”), among other high-profile film-makers who are part of the excellent teaching cohort. After the success of the first program, a second is set to be launched in March.

The Script-writing Masters by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and the UCM is divided into 3 big areas (Cinema, Television and Digital) and includes a module on “pitching” in which students learn how to present their projects, which are later evaluated by sector professionals for possible future production. Among the multiple possibilities coming out of the training course is the partnership with the National Film and Television School (NFTS), where students work in weekly sessions with students from the Master’s Degree in Screenwriting at the NFTS in co-production projects which include the creation of bibles for TV series, coordinated by Mariano Baselga and Brian Ward.

As an important part of the training course, students have been able to attend different script readings and rehearsals for currently airing TV programs such as “El Intermedio” and “Zapeando”, as well as the filming of fiction series such as “Estoy vivo”. In May they will all do job-training in the script-writing departments of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO productions.

The Script-writing Masters by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is certified as an official Complutense University degree. The course looks for talent, creators of stories capable of enthusing audiences and offers the students the opportunity of working inside the MEDIAPRO Group in content creation and alongside its creative teams and putting in practice their knowledge in current Group projects.

21st February 2020

The Superliga Orange sees huge increase in viewing figures in the first round of matches
The competition organized by LVP notches up its best ever launch viewing numbers with 1.7 million total unique spectators

The national League of Legends competitions has brought the first round of matches (9 match-days) of the spring season to a close with a total of 1.7 million unique viewers, a 27.9% increase over the same period last year (spring 2019). Superliga Orange’s best ever launch.

Over the first nine competition match-days, each round of matches Superliga Orange in 2020 has seen an average of 191,277 unique viewers, compared to last year’s 149,541 viewers per program.

The best live viewing figures of the season so far were for the game between Vodafone Giants – MAD Lions Madrid, with a peak audience of 26,465 viewers. In spring last year, the match with the highest live viewing figures was the game between MAD Lions and the Vodafone Giants which took place on the first match-day and saw 25,344 viewers.

In addition, the Superliga Orange audience continues to be extremely loyal with the average watching time close to half an hour per user.

This notable growth of the Superliga Orange viewing figures comes on the back of a series of factors. A large part of the increase in audience numbers is a consequence of the re-branding of the competition, which has given the league a more sporting personality.

The different game upgrades introduced for this season have also had an impact on viewing figures. New features include the implementation of JoinCam technology in more team bases, such as MAD Lions and UCAM. As a consequence, the programs have features continuous live connections from LVP teams from the different team gaming houses.

In addition, the arrival of SuperFantasy, the biggest season up-grade, has set a new bench-mark. With more than 30,000 registered users, the Superliga Orange fantasy league has enhanced the user competition experience.

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