Summary Review: highlight from September 25 to October 1

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Summary Review: highligth from  September 25 to October 1

MIPCOM, from October 7th to 10th in Cannes, France; NEXT TV SUMMIT, on October 1st and 2nd in Mexico DF; CHILEMEDIA, on November 5th and 6th in Santiago, Chile; NEXT TV SUMMIT on November 19th in Bogotá, Colombia, and on October 21st in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; XI WORLD SUMMIT OF THE TELENOVELA AND FICTION SERIES INDUSTRY, from November 13th to 15th in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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TVMAS maintained a dialogue with one of the experts on television in Colombia. The journalist, analyst and professor * Omar Rincon. What is the current reality television in Colombia ?. “No surprises for lack of jurisdiction. Two channels that do the same and do not care about winning or losing because they are the only two . Little narrative innovation, much abuse to the viewer with the schedule changes”read more

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“Low budget writers at the service of high budget producers. That’s the telenovelas today.” Denounced writer Humberto “Kiko” Olivieri.

Renowned Venezuelan writer, screenwriter and producer dedicated to the telenovela genre. Creator of stories like El rostro de Analia, La Tormenta, La Traidora, La Venganza and Maria Fernanda, among others. Adapter of his telenovelas which he implemented in the 70s decade for RCTV, Venevision and Marte Television in Venezuela, for Caracol TV in Colombia and more recently for Telemundo and Televisa networks, manifested in this interview to TVMAS being disappointed with the direction this genre has taken due to the policies of the industry todayread more


Studios Telefónica is  Born, the global producer of audiovisual contents of Telefónica

Telefónica Studios to centralize under its brand all company projects and will produce in the next three years 25 quality feature films and television series for its Movistar TV service. The new producer looks to consolidate as a source of quality projects in both European and Latin American markets as in the Anglo-Saxonread more



El Numero Uno” made TV history in El Salvador

The largest and most ambitious project of Salvadoran television, with a super production, a set with the best technology and a forum built especially for this program” thus cataloged Salvador Gadala Maria – Vice President of Sales and Programming TCS – the Endemol format that premiered last Sunday on Channel 2read more



NATPE to relocate european market to Prague in 2014 under the NAPTE||EUROPE BANNER

NATPE||Content First President and CEO Rod Perth today announced that the organization is relocating NATPE||Budapest to Prague in 2014 and renaming the market NATPE||Europe to reflect an unwavering commitment to the growing European television industry. NATPE||Europe will take place June 23-26, 2014 at the Hilton Prague Hotel. “Our move from Budapest to Prague represents a deep and ongoing commitment to the EEC countries and their growing television and content businesses,” Perth more



Jonathan Blum is now the president of Cisneros Media

The Cisneros Organization announced the appointment of Jonathan Blum as chairman of Cisneros Media, its new corporate division covering media and entertainment companies, focused on aligning business strategies and promote greater synergy between their companies. Jonathan will report directly to Adriana Cisneros, CEO of the Cisneros Organizationread more
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Tony Yates CEO of the New Zodiak Los Angeles

Zodiak Americas announced the rebrand of Zodiak USA as Zodiak Los Angeles and the appointment of Tony Yates as Chief Executive Officer of the new entity. Zodiak Los Angeles will be the new Los Angeles non-scripted production based in the West, where Yates will oversee a program listing that includes; “Secret Millionaire” (ABC), “Celebrity Wife Swap” (ABC) and “Killer Karaoke” (truTV). The executive will report directly to Jonny Slow, Chief Executive Officer of Zodiak Americasread more

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Domestic and foreign movies, stories inspired by the work and labor solidarity – Alejandra Marano – Executive Director of Canal Construir TV

Construir Cine is the first film Festival about work, organized by Construir TV, sponsored by UOCRA Cultura and supported by the Instituto de Cinematografía y Artes Audiovisuales – (Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and the French Embassy. Born with the goal of gradually becoming, from its first edition, a mirror of social content and international projection, combining quality entertainment with thematic that invite debate, focusing on the work world and of workers. The Festival was invited to join the Global Labor Film Festival 2014read more
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Personality of the Week: Victor Kong to the presidency of Cisneros Interactive

The announcement comes as a prelude to the participation of Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros Organization at the conference “Leading Business Change” as part of the Festival of Media LatAm. The appointment formalizes the creation of a corporate division which covers all business and incursions of the Cisneros Organization in the digital world…read more

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Spain: The riskiest film and in Spanish was the big winner at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Simple stories, yet forceful. Pelo Malo, Venezuelan directed by Mariana Rondon, with a budget of 350,000 Euros, has achieved La Concha de Oro (The Golden Shell) at the 61st edition. The three major awards this year, marked somewhat by a lower level in its official section as last year’s and a significant absence of major stars, have gone to movies in Castilian.

– Japan’s Panasonic will not manufacture more smart phones, after losses of 15,000 million (11,100 million Euros). It becomes supplier of other companies. The Japanese firm came late to this business. And it is that Japan is represented by two large multinationals such as the U.S. company Apple and South Korea’s Samsung market drivers. Both of them take and will take all the benefits of the smart phone industry. By now.

– Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the stars of the Segovia Hay Festival, together with Jorge Edwards, José Manuel Caballero Bonald and Antonio Muñoz Molina, among more than a hundred authors, filled the Juan Bravo theater, last Saturday the 28th. Talked with writer Juan Jose Armas Marcelo of his latest novel, El Heroe Discreto a portrait of the courage of anonymous people, who conceived as the moral reserve of a society of men and women trying to be consistent with some values, as Felicito Yanaque, the protagonist, who refuses to pay the revolutionary tax to the mob, even at the risk of his life.

The Spanish Federation of Film Producers released catastrophic data: the fall in billing was 15% and 12% in employment in 2012. The number of filmings has dropped by 28.7%.The forecasts for 2013 are even worse.Between 2004 and 2011, Spanish cinema lost 40 million viewers and in 2012 ceased  to attend theaters another four million.


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