Spanish-language broadcaster Univision is launching Univision Story House, a new unit that will produce original content for the company’s portfolio of networks as well as third parties. The studio will create content in both English and Spanish and will be part of the company’s recently announced Fusion Media Group.
Story House has inked a production deal with HBO for two projects. “Outpost” is a ten-part series that combines experiential journalism and adventure. The series gives viewers a local perspective of faraway places through immersive stories on current events, subcultures, the environment, and adventure sports. “Hate in America” will see Jorge Ramos, the Univision and Fusion anchor, investigating why hatred seems to be growing in this country.
Based in Los Angeles, Story House will be supervised by Camila Jimenez Villa, who will be president and chief content officer of the Fusion Media Group, and led creatively by Juan Rendón. Christian Gabela will assume the role of vice president and general manager and will help lead strategy and partnerships as well as manage the daily operations of the team. Rendón and Silvana Aguirre will serve as the venture’s creative directors.
Rendón previously led Univision and Fusion’s documentary division where he produced, directed, and executive produced over 15 documentaries since 2012. Aguirre most recently served as creative director for UniMás.
The team will report to Isaac Lee, Chief News and Digital Officer for Univision.