Venture teaming on 'Talking'
Spain’s Intuition Films is teaming with the L.A.-based film/TV and music company the Licensing Team and post house Look! Effects Inc. to create a joint venture: Intuition Films — the Licensing Team Group.
Intuition and Licensing are already teaming on one Spanish-lingo feature co-production, “Talking With the Wind,” which rolls in October.
The Licensing Team has taken U.S. rights to the drama set in 18th century Spain.
Toplining high-profile Spanish thesps Luis Tosar, Elsa Pataky and Celso Burgallo, pic will be helmed by David Carreras, hot off his prized suspenser deb “Hypnos.”
The Intuition-Licensing Group’s first production is a pilot for a Showtime dramedy series “Killer Snake,” toplining Elpidia Carillo, about the trails and tribulations of women in Hollywood. The pilot will screen at Cannes.
“The new Group aims to identify films which can be co-produced as Spain-U.S. co-productions taking the effects to Los Angeles.,” said Intuition Films general manager Patrick Juarez.
In this scenario, Look! could trade its services for production equity.
U.S. pics brought in by The Licensing Team could be co-produced out of Spain and shoot there.
Intuition Films’ production films include “Isi Disi” and Michel Ocelot’s “Azur et Asmar.”
The Licensing Team is producing a pilot “Mexican Surfer Girls,” for a weekly reality skein for HBO.
Its producers are Efie T. Brown, Melinda Esquibel and Miguel Govea.
Look! Effects worked on “The Passion of the Christ,” “Frida,” “The OC” and “CSI: New York.”