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26th February 2020

MEDIAPRO and the Association of Spanish Racecourses sign agreement to promote Spain's horseracing industry
The Group is set to produce the 74 horseracing meetings and manage the national and international sale of media rights and advertising, resulting in a significant growth stimulus for the country's horseracing industry

MEDIAPRO and the Association of Spanish Racecourses have reached an agreement whereby the group will produce and broadcast all the horseracing fixtures and manage the organization's national and international distribution and commercialization of its range of advertising formats. Viewers can now follow the 74 horseracing meets via streaming, thanks to the creation of an OTT platform, where all race days will be broadcast in full.

With this agreement, the Spanish turf industry takes a qualitative leap thanks to the MEDIAPRO Group's expertise and experience in the production, management and distribution of media rights internationally and the commercialization of advertising for major sporting events and competitions.

The MEDIAPRO Group will produce the retransmission and the one-hour television program featuring the day's fourth and fifth race and will create the OTT platform where the entire day's racing will be streamed. In addition, the Group will produce the racetracks closed circuit for racecourse judges, stewards and screens, supported by an especially in-house designed graphics system called EQUO; a tool that provides instant replays, similar to the VAR, so judges and stewards can review each race. The complete production for each race will feature a device consisting of a main set, two interview positions in the paddock, two production teams, 12 cameras, a drone and a camera with radio link.

The horse racing season begins on 1st March at the Zarzuela Hippodrome and ends on 27th December at the Dos Hermanas Racecourse. TEN will broadcast the fourth and fifth race of the circuit's opening day live this coming March 1st.

Viewers can enjoy the full broadcast of the entire race card and exclusive content on lascarreras.com. They will also have the possibility to interact live and keep up with all the goings-on at the different events via social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

The presentation of this historic agreement took place today at the Zarzuela Hippodrome, attended by Rafael Márquez Ojea, president of the Association of Spanish Racecourses, Juan José García Pérez, of the MEDIAPRO Group, and Álvaro Gutiérrez de la Fuente, president of the Zarzuela Hippodrome and vice president of the Association of Spanish Racecourses.

21st February 2020

First images from "Paraíso", an original series from Movistar+ directed by Fernando González Molina
Created by the very same González Molina, together with Ruth García and David Oliva / A production where suspense and adventure go hand-in-hand with mystery and thrills

"Paraíso" is the title of the new original series from Movistar+, produced in association with Globomedia (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO), and directed by Fernando González Molina ("Palm Trees in the Snow", "Three Steps Above Heaven", "I Want You"). "Paraíso", the genre series combining elements of adventure and mystery set in Spain in 1992, created by the same Fernando González Molina, together with Ruth García ("El Incidente", "The Protected", "The Boarding School", "Paco's Men") and David Oliva ("El Incidente", "The Protected", "Paco's Men", "Los Serrano"),

"Paraíso" is an ambitious production where suspense and adventure go hand-in-hand with mystery and thrills, featuring a cast starring Macarena García (Goya for Best Breakthrough Actress for "Snow White"), Iñaki Ardanaz ("Victim Nº 8"), and Gorka Otxoa ("Friend Zone", "Bomb Scared", "Down There"), in the main adult roles and who are accompanied by the crew of young talents including Pau Gimeno ("Billy Elliot"), Cristian López ("The Lion King", "Billy Elliot"), León Martínez ("Merlí", "Superlópez"), Héctor Gozalbo ("Nada será igual"), María Romanillos ("Antidisturbios", "Las consecuencias"), and Patricia Iserte.

Filming is scheduled to last 15 weeks on location at different venues in Valencia (La Albufera Natural Park, Sueca; El Perelló, Xilxes, Requena, Oliva and Villargordo del Cabri); in Alicante (Benidorm; Altea, Jávea, Santa Pola, Calpe, Sierra Helada Natural Park and Alfaz del Pi); and in Madrid. "Paraíso" consists of seven 50 minutes episodes.

Plot
Levante, 1992, the summer is coming to an end in a coastal town when three 15-year-old girls, Sandra, Eva and Malena, disappear without a trace from a nightclub. When the police investigation appears to be taking the wrong direction, Javi, Sandra's younger brother, takes things into his own hands, along with Quino and Álvaro, his best friends, and Zeta, the class bully. Together they discover the girls are being held by something not of this world.

20th 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
The writer is set to take part in an exclusive session on Friday for students of the Television module / 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. 

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is the content creation, production and distribution factory of the MEDIAPRO Group. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is responsible for creating high-quality international content in association with the very best Spanish and international talent, including Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen, Isabel Coixet, Ran Tellem, Oliver Stone, Daniel Burman, Fernando León de Aranoa, Iván Escobar, Javier Fesser, Patricio Guzmán, Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José, Marc Cistaré, Manuel Huerga, Ernesto Daranas, Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn, Laura Belloo, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García. The Group develops and produces content across 14 of its 58 bases.

MEDIAPRO has partnered with key industry players worldwide including HBO, Movistar, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Sky, Atresmedia, TVE, Mediaset, Orange, DirectTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle, Turner o Disney. Its productions have won several international awards with highlights being 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Independent Spirit, 1 Vulcaine (Cannes Festival), 1 Silver Bear (Berlinale), multiple Goyas, 1 Golden Shell and 2 Daytime Emmy Awards.

MEDIAPRO also includes a division specializing in the creation of museum and exhibition content in a one-stop shopping concept which goes from the project design to the final execution leveraging the application of engineering and new technologies to create spaces which surprise and excite.

18th February 2020

"Rifkin's Festival" written & directed by Woody Allen, produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Gravier Productions in co-production with Wildside

"Rifkin's Festival" is the title of the Woody Allen film shot in San Sebastián last summer, produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Gravier Productions in co-production with Wildside. The film will be released internationally in 2020.

THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO DISTRIBUTION, responsible for the sales and distribution of all THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO content, will work with Gravier and Mediapro on international sales.

"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.

18th February 2020

Asia Ortega, Albert Salazar, Natalia Dicenta, Daniel Arias and Ramiro Blas join the cast members of "El Internado: Las Cumbres"

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, Sara Belloso and Abraham Sastre, who also worked on "El Internado: La Laguna Negra", available for fans of the franchise on Amazon Prime Video.

11st February 2020

New footage from the squad in the fourth season of "The Ministry of Time"
The TVE La 1 series will travel to the convulsive 16th century court of England, post-war Spain, the 'movida' in Madrid and the Golden Age of Velázquez / Movie beaus, soldiers in powerful armies, ladies in waiting in the most influential of royal courts, spies, etc. These are just some of the characters the agents will become

Filming on the fourth season of "The Ministry of Time", produced by RTVE in association with Globomedia (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) and Onza is well underway and fans of the La 1 adventure fiction will soon be able to see Julián (Rodolfo Sancho), Amelia (Aura Garrido), Pacino (Hugo Silva), Alonso (Nacho Fresneda) and Lola (Macarena García), the mythical members patrolling time one again.

Accompanied by Irene (Cayetana Guillén Cuervo) on many missions, this season the squad will become movie stars, soldiers in powerful armies, ladies in waiting in the most influential of royal courts, spies and journalists in an effort to complete the missions they're commissioned by Salvador (Jaime Blanch). The objective: to ensure the past doesn't change so that our History, with all its ups and downs, can continue as we know it.

With Javier Olivares and Marc Vigil at the helm, the latest episodes explore moments in history as diverse as the convulsive 16th century royal court of England, post-war Spain, the 'movida' in Madrid and the Golden Age of Velázquez, while continuing to imagine what the future might hold if we were to change history.

A television phenomenon received by widespread critical and public acclaim 
"The Ministry of Time" premiered on La 1 on February 24, 2015. Thirty-four episodes and three seasons later, the RTVE series has become a cult phenomenon received by widespread critical and public acclaim.

With more than twenty prestigious awards to its name, including international awards such as Best Latin American Television Series at the 2018 Platinum Awards, Best Director at the Gold Panda Awards and the bronze medal at the New York International Festival. National awards include two Ondas Awards for Best Spanish Series (2016 and 2015), four Feroz Awards, three Silver Frames, six Actors Union Awards, three other MiM Awards and six Iris Awards.

 
 
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