Maya snags domestic rights to ‘Hora’

Deal announced at AFM

Maya Entertainment has acquired domestic rights to Venezuelan action-thriller “La Hora Cero” from HSI Films.

Maya announced the deal Friday at the American Film Market. Deal covers a VOD release next year.

“La Hora Cero” (The Zero Hour”), touted as the highest grossing local film in Venezuelan history, is set in Caracas during the 24 hours of a controversial medical strike and follows a tattooed hit man as he takes a private hospital hostage in order to save his girlfriend.

“La Hora Cero” was produced by Open Studios and Factor +RH in association with Anonimo Studio and Centro Nacional Autonomo de Cinematografia (CNAC).

Deal was negotiated by Tonantzin Esparza, Director of Acquisitions, on behalf of Maya and Eric Christenson of HSI Films on behalf of executive producer Sergio Aguero and producers Diego Velasco and Carolina Paiz.

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