“Cromo,” “Club de Cuervos” and “El Dandy,” three of Latin America’s highest-profile TV fictions of the season, plus Canadian skein “The Book of Negroes” will screen at the first edition of Cabos TV, the new TV business platform launched by the Los Cabos Intl. Film Fest.
Committed to fostering a healthy dialogue between cinema and TV, Cabos TV has assembled a select group of film producers and filmmakers to premiere TV dramas in development stage in Cabos Discovery Meetings sidebar, while at the same time showcasing finished TV series.
Set up at Argentine prodco Historias Cinematograficas, eco-thriller “Cromo,” directed by Lucia and Nicolas Puenzo and Pablo Fendrik, was designed as a mixed feature/TV model, which rapidly lured international market interest. “Cromo” world preemed at September’s Toronto Film Festival and powerful French arthouse Pyramide has taken international distribution rights.
Historias Cinematograficas execs will attend Los Cabos TV for “Cromo’s” Latin American premiere and will also present two new TV projects in development: “Viaje al unico” and “Los ultimos.”
Netflix’s first Spanish-language original series, “Club de Cuervos,” a comedy created by Gary Alazraki, turns on a family feud among heirs of a Mexican soccer club after the owner’s death.
“Club de Cuervos” producer Leonardo Zimbron will team with Antonio Flores and Film Tank’s Edgar San Juan to present at Los Cabos their TV series project “Dunas.”
Backed by eOne, “The Book of Negroes,” a six-part miniseries based on Laurence Hill best-selling novel, tells the life of Aminata Diallo, a West African woman sold into slavery during the 18th century. Aunjanue Ellis, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lou Gosset Jr. star.
“The Book” producer Damon D’Oliveira, co-founder of Canada’s Conquering Lion Pictures, will unveil the project “The Lincoln County War.”
Inspired by the 1997’s Al Pacino-Johnny Depp-starrer gangster film “Donnie Brasco,” “El Dandy” teams Sony Pictures Television with Mexican giant Televisa, as part of a multi-year deal to co-produce a dozen of TV drama series.
Mexican outfit Room Service’s Rodrigo Ordonez, “El Dandy” head of writers, will present TV project “Vida estereo.”
Cabos TV attendees will be able to take part in meetings with a select delegation of high-caliber TV and OTT companies such as HBO, Netflix, Sundance TV, AMC, HBO Latin America, Gaumont Intl. TV, Awesomeness, Bell Media, Claro TV and Sony Pictures TV Mexico.
In a nod towards TV , Los Cabos festival’s Meet-Your-Neighbors round tables in Pitahayas Restaurant will also add a forum exclusively dedicated to TV series producers.
“Cabos TV is our response to the global trend whereby film actors and directors are beginning to be active in television, TV writers are starting to make independent movies, and a generation has gradually begun to consume both TV and movies alike via their mobile devices,” said fest director Alonso Aguilar-Castillo.
The first edition of Cabos TV, backed by Mexican digital pubcaster Una Voz Con Todos, runs Nov. 11-15, as part of the 4th Los Cabos Film Festival.