Endeavor Content, Exile Strike First-Look Deal With Mexican Producer Subtrama (EXCLUSIVE)

Endeavor Content is upping its local-language game, signing a significant first look deal with Mexico City-based producer Subtrama.

Endeavor enters the deal with Exile Content Studio, a long-form English and Spanish content maker. Subtrama is run by Mauricio Katz and Manuel Alcalá (“Museo”), and Panorama Global’s Gerardo Gatica and Alberto Muffelmann.

“We are thrilled to power an engine that combines Mauricio and Manuel’s unique style with Gerardo and Alberto’s seasoned experience producing compelling content for global markets”, said Daniel Eilemberg, president of content at Exile.

Adds Endeavor VP of international strategy Kelly Miller, “Subtrama is at the intersection of compelling content, global audience, and gripping storytelling, all of which are paramount to the Endeavor Content fold, and we’re excited to be working with Mauricio and the entire team.”

This deal will focus primarily on Spanish-speaking projects. First up is “Litempo,” a neo-noir spy-thriller about the CIA’s operations out of Mexico City during the 1960s, which included several high-ranking government officials. The series will combines historical and invented characters and events that sprawl from Havana to Moscow and Washington, DC.

“Supporting new ventures across the creative industries is firmly at the heart of Access Entertainment. We’re thrilled to be an investor in Exile, as the company embarks on its collaboration with this talented team of creators and producers,” said Danny Cohen, president of Access Entertainment and former director of television at the BBC.

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Alcalá won the best screenplay Silver Bear at Berlinale for “Museo,” one of the many films produced by Gatica and Muffelmann, such as Atom Egoyan’s “Remember,” Fernando Frias’ “Ya No Estoy Aquí,” and Manolo Caro’s “La Vida Inmoral de la Pareja Ideal.”

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