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2nd September 2019

 “The New Pope” screened at the Venice Film Festival
The official trailer for the Sky, HBO and Canal+ series, co-produced by Haut et Court TV and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, is now available

September 1st saw “The New Pope” enjoy its international premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The event screened two of the episodes of the new season of the Sky, HBO and Canal+ original series, produced by Wildside and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO.

The first footage of the fiction series, written and directed by the Oscar-winning Paolo Sorrentino has been released with the trailer of “The New Pope” which stars Jude Law and John Malkovich, heading an international cast which also includes the Spanish actor Javier Cámara.

“The New Pope” is the second Sorrentino series set in the modern Papal Court. In addition to Jude Law, John Malkovich -both Oscar-nominated actors- and Javier Cámara, the cast also included some of the faces from “The Young Pope”, such as Silvio Orlando, Cécile de France, Ludivine Sagnier and Maurizio Lombardi. The new cast for the limited series features Henry Goodman, Ulrich Thomsen, Mark Ivanir, Yuliya Snigir and Massimo Ghini. Actress Sharon Stone and singer, director and actor Marilyn Manson will guest star.

"The New Pope" is produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside, which is part of the Fremantle family of producers, and co-produced by Haut et Court TV and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO. Fremantle is the global distributor for "The New Pope". In Spain, "The New Pope" will be released by HBO Spain.

2nd September 2019

“Malaka” kicks off the FesTVal in Vitoria
Maggie Civantos, Salva Reina and Vicente Romero head the cast in the Globomedia (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) production for TVE

Just as every year, and this year makes 11, from September 2nd to the 8th, Vitoria is set to become the TV capital of Spain playing host to premieres, meetings and award ceremonies in a TV festival that has become a must-go event. “Malaka”, the fiction series produced by Globomedia (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) for TVE, will open the FesTVal and the first to stroll down the Orange carpet and will feature the presence of some of the leading cast members including Maggie Civantos, Salva Reina, Vicente Romero, Cuca Escribano, Antonio Gil, Susana Córdoba and Laura Baena Torres. The presentation of the thriller at the Basque TV festival will also include the creators of the series Daniel Corpas and Samuel Pinazo; as well as Javier Olivares and Marc Vigil, the executive producer and series director respectively.

“Malaka”, which finished filming in July, was supported by the Malaga City Council and was shot in and around the city from April and includes a host of both exterior and interior shots such as the Paseo de los Curas, the Alameda Principal and Avenida de Cervantes, as well as the Puerto del Condado and the area around the Cerrado de Calderón.

The disappearance of the daughter of an important Malaga business-man is the launch pad for this police thriller. Two detectives with troubled pasts are in charge of the investigation. Both feel obliged to work together from the moment the young, Noelia disappears. The investigation also features a private detective and ex-cop. The three try to get to the bottom of the case which ends up getting entwined with family and personal problems. A new of complexity is added with the appearance of a new drug in the city which sparks a war among the rival gangs who are looking to control its sale. Among the clan bosses, La Tota, is center-stage, the head of Los Cucos. 

2nd September 2019

LaLiga TV Bar, in public establishments, via Movistar, Vodafone, Orange, Euskaltel and Deion
MEDIAPRO sign a commercialization agreement for the broadcasting rights in hotels, restaurants and cafeterias) with Movistar, Vodafone, Orange, Euskaltel and Deion Comunicaciones

MEDIAPRO have agreed with Movistar, Vodafone, Orange, Deion Comunicaciones and Euskaltel, the latter for Asturias through Telecable, the commercialization of the broadcasting rights to LaLiga Santander and LaLiga Smartbank in hotels, restaurants and cafeterias.

The agreement means that Movistar, Vodafone, Orange and Euskaltel have incorporated all LaLiga Santander and LaLiga Smartbank matches in their offer for public venues through the LaLiga TV Bar channel, which also includes international clashes from the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, also marketed by the MEDIAPRO Group for public establishments

In addition, through Futbar, MEDIAPRO offers football fans the chance to find nearby establishments showing LaLiga TV simply and quickly via Movistar, Vodafone, Orange, Deion Comunicaciones and Euskaltel, in Asturias.

Futbar, the only app for locating bars throughout Spain, also offers the possibility to bookmark favorite bars, select them by team, and access exclusive promotions and contests to win prizes and unique experiences. It can be found on the web www.futbar.com

2nd September 2019

“4x4”, co-produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, premiers in Spain at the 52nd Sitges Film Festival
The film, from the creative team of Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat, will compete in the Festival’s Òrbita section

“4x4”, a THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Televisión Abierta co-production will premiere in Spain at the 52nd edition of the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, being held in Sitges this coming October 3rd to 13th. The film is set to compete in the Òrbita section, one of the most important sections in the contest, which features previously unreleased fantasy-themed films in Spain including thrillers, action, adventure and black comedy titles.

Directed by Mariano Cohn, who is also the screenwriter together with Gastón Duprat, "4x4" is a disturbing thriller whose cast includes Peter Lanzani, Dady Brieva, Noelia Castaño and veteran Argentine actor Luis Brandoni, who repeats after starring in "My Masterpiece”, also co-produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, and which received a magnificent reception at the Venice Festival winning the Public Award at the Seminci.

The new co-production from THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO arrives in Spain on the heels of its successful release in Argentina, where it premiered last April to excellent box office success, becoming the highest grossing Argentine movie of the year. The film is distributed internationally by Latido Films.

Plot

"4x4" is a thriller with a disturbing intro. A luxurious SUV is parked in a neighborhood like so many others in Buenos Aires. A young man breaks into the car with the intention of stealing it. However, when he tries to leave, he can't. Doors and windows refuse to open and the 4x4 becomes an armored bunker. The situation is desperate: He’s locked into a vehicle that someone is controlling from outside and they seem to have a plan.

2nd September 2019

The MEDIAPRO US HQ in Miami plays host to the SVG Soccer Summit Americas
The event brought together soccer production and technology professionals to analyze the exponential growth of the sport

The MEDIAPRO US HQ in Miami recently played host to more than 200 production and technology professionals at the SVG Soccer Summit Americas, an event designed for networking, informative panel discussions, one-on-one conversations with industry leaders, and technology exhibits. The challenges, opportunities of the sector, the growth in the number of competitions and the transformation of the world of sport due to digital technology were just some of the topics discussed at the event.

 “Mediapro U.S. is pleased to join Sports Video Group for what will be the first of many Soccer Summit Americas. I hope this event spurs ideas and technologies for sports production,” said Mediapro U.S. CEO Irantzu Díez Gamboa. “Today, we will be addressing the challenges and difficulties that currently face the industry. As technology and soccer competitions continue to grow, events like this that promote innovation and collaboration are really important.”

The day kicked off with conferences about the state of soccer in America and the challenges facing the Northern American league in terms of its reach and ability to attract new fans. A round-table was also organized about the application of virtual reality in soccer as well as a panel featuring a host of broadcasters, including MEDIAPRO, who also provided an account of its experience of the use of artificial intelligence at soccer stadia.  

2nd September 2019

"My Name Is Violeta", selected to participate in the San Sebastian Film Festival in the Made in Spain section
The film has already won the Audience Award and Amnesty International Award at the recent DocsBarcelona festival

"My Name Is Violeta", a THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Polar Star Films co-production directed by David Fernández de Castro and Marc Parramon, is set to take part in the San Sebastian Film Festival. The non-competitive section Made in Spain will host the film screening this coming September 27th.

The film was officially presented out of competition at the recent edition of the Malaga Film Festival. "My Name Is Violeta" also took part in the DocsBarcelona Festival, where it won two awards: the Audience Award and the Amnesty International Award.

"My Name Is Violeta" revolves around two very different families who share a common situation: both have trans-gender children. Violeta, 11, daughter of the adult film actor and producer Nacho Vidal, is (so far) having a relatively placid transition, although her parents, baffled, took a while to assume her new identity.

Alan wasn't so lucky, bullied at school, the love of his family wasn't enough to avert a tragic end which moved the entire town where he was born. Based on the two stories, the profoundly moving film shows a society which is making strides in accepting trans-gender children, but which still has a long way to go.

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