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  1. Banijay Americas Launches New Production Studio Banijay Mexico & U.S. Hispanic

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    Banijay Americas is launching new production studio Banijay Mexico and U.S. Hispanic, which will be led by multiple-Emmy nominated producer Marie Leguizamo, it was announced today by Cris Abrego, Chairman of the Americas, Banijay and President and CEO, Endemol Shine Holdings.

     

    The studio will be based in both Mexico City and at Banijay America’s Los Angeles offices and focus on original content in both English and Spanish for broadcast, cable and streamers in the Mexican and U.S. Hispanic markets. Leguizamo, who has served as an executive producer for top unscripted series for the company over the last decade, will serve as the studio’s Managing Director.

     

    Leguizamo has produced unscripted television for nearly two decades, and her vision and concepts have led to record-breaking ratings and successes. In 2019, Leguizamo signed an overall development and executive producer deal with the company’s sister Mexico City-based studio Endemol Shine Boomdog.

     

    Endemol Shine Boomdog, which is led by CEO Alejandro Rincon, continues to be the leading independent producer in the region, behind such unscripted and scripted hits as ¿Quién Es La Mascara(Televisa/Univision), La Casa de los Famosos (Telemundo), Mira Quien Baila (Univision), Subete a Mi Moto(Amazon Prime), Nicky Jam: El Ganador (Netflix) and much more.

     

    Leguizamo just wrapped executive producing the third and fourth seasons of Boomdog and Amazon Prime’s Last One Laughing (LOL) with Eugenio Derbez and has served as the showrunner/EP on such Spanish-language hit series as La Voz Kids for Telemundo, Pequeños Gigantes USA and Mira Quien Baila.

     

    “We are truly excited to be launching a new studio that’s focused on developing and producing original content for the Mexican and U.S. Hispanic marketplaces and to have someone like Marie at the helm,” said Abrego. “Marie is perfectly suited for this role—she’s one of the most respected producers in this space, she has deep roots in both nations and is entrepreneurial at heart.”

     

    “I am honored to be given this unique opportunity to lead a new label focused on creating fresh and innovative content for both Mexican and U.S. Hispanic audiences,” says Leguizamo. “It’s an incredibly exciting time in this space right now, with so many networks and emerging platforms looking to acquire premium programming. I thank Cris Abrego and our team for trusting me with this new role and I can’t wait to further establish Banijay as a leader in this territory.”

     

    Most recently, Leguizamo served as Executive Producer/Showrunner on Amazon Prime and Endemol Shine Boomdog’s LOL, a series that she has helmed for three of its four seasons. She has been recognized twice by the International Emmy association with nominations for her work on La Voz Kids and she also garnered a Daytime Emmy nomination for LOL.

     

    Leguizamo served as Executive Producer/Showrunner on Univision’s Pequeños Gigantes and she’s produced a variety of network performance/competition-centric shows including two seasons of Carnival Corporations’ La Gran Sorpresa and Endemol Shine Boomdog’s top-rated series Mira Quien Baila. Additionally, she has produced various shows such as Nuestra Belleza LatinaViva El Sueño, Premios Juventud, El Juego de Oro and Billboard All Access.

  2. Endemol Shine Boomdog Developing Latin American Edition of Into The Wild with Bear Grylls

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    Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, is developing a Latin American version of hit global format Into The Wild With Bear Grylls, it was announced today by Alejandro Rincon, CEO, Endemol Shine Boomdog.

     

    The series is an innovative take on survival television where famed adventurist and survivalist Bear Grylls takes local celebrities & dignitaries into some of the most wild locations in the region for an adrenaline pumping journey they won’t forget.

     

    Into The Wild with Bear Grylls is produced by The Natural Studios (a JV with Banijay) and Endemol Shine Boomdog with Bear Grylls & Delbert Shoopman serving as Executive Producers. Into The Wild will be one of numerous new unscripted and scripted series that Endemol Shine Boomdog will feature during the studio’s first-ever Upfront presentations for buyers February 15-19.

     

    Into The Wild is one of the most successful unscripted formats in the world and we are thrilled to be teaming with Bear Grylls to produce a local edition of the series,” says Rincon. “We are lining up some of the biggest celebrities from across Latin America to go on the adventure of a lifetime.”

     

    Endemol Shine Boomdog currently produces such hit series as MasterChef Mexico (Azteca), Mira Quien Baila(Television/Univision), Quién es la Máscara (Televisa/Univision) Nicky Jam: El Ganador (Netflix), LOL (Amazon), Me Caigo de Risa (Televisa), Súbete a mi Moto (Amazon) and Tu Cara Me Suena (Univision).

     

  3. Javier Perez Teuffer Lopez Named Senior Vice President of Operations & Business Affairs For Endemol Shine Boomdog

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    Javier Perez Teuffer Lopez has been named Senior Vice President, Operations & Business Affairs, Endemol Shine Boomdog, it was announced today by Alejandro Rincon, Endemol Shine Boomdog’s CEO.

     

    Perez Teuffer joins Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, from Sony Pictures Television’s Teleset Mexico, where he most recently served as Executive Director, Operations. Prior to that, he spent nearly 15 years at Televisa in various roles, including Director of Finance and Operations, Entertainment, for Grupo Televisa from 2016-2019.

     

    In his new position, Perez Teuffer will oversee Endemol Shine Boomdog’s physical production efforts, business affairs, facilities, IT and general services. He will be based at Boomdog’s Mexico City offices and report directly to Rincon.

     

    “We are thrilled to have someone with Javier’s vast operational experience joining our team here at Endemol Shine Boomdog,” says Rincon. “He is the perfect executive to oversee our production efforts as we look to continue ramping up our programming output in 2021.”

     

    Added Perez Teuffer, “I am so honored to be part of the Endemol Shine family. I hope my experience and hard work can help Endemol Shine Boomdog accomplish its goals and continue growing as they have done so successfully in recent years.”

     

    For the last year, Perez Teuffer oversaw operations for Sony Pictures Television’s Teleset Mexico and was a member of Sony Pictures Television’s Latin America strategy committee.

     

    Previously, Perez Teuffer spent nearly 15 years at Televisa in Mexico, rising through the company’s ranks to his last role as Director of Finance and Operations, Entertainment, for Grupo Televisa. In that role, he led all TV rights and license negotiations, strategy and financial planning and oversaw the company’s annual production budget. Perez Teuffer also served in a variety of roles for Televisa International, including Strategic Planning Coordinator from 2014-2016.

     

    Endemol Shine Boomdog currently produces such hit series as MasterChef Mexico (Azteca), Mira Quien Baila (Television/Univision), Quién es la Máscara (Televisa/Univision), Nicky Jam: El Ganador (Netflix), LOL (Amazon), Me Caigo de Risa (Televisa), Súbete a mi Moto (Amazon) and Tu Cara Me Suena (Univision).

     

    Boomdog is also home to Latin superstar actress Kate del Castillo (La Reina del Sur) who has an overall deal to develop, produce and star in original scripted and unscripted series with the studio. Acclaimed producer Gaston Pavlovich and his Mexico City-based production company Fabrica de Cine also have a development and production deal with the studio.

  4. AMAZON PRIME VIDEO WILL PREMIERE SÚBETE A MI MOTO, THE SERIES ABOUT LATIN AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR BOY BAND

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    Amazon Prime Video announced today that Súbete A Mi Moto, the 15-episode series about Puerto Rican pop group Menudo, will premiere on October 9th. Produced by Somos Productions, Endemol Shine Boomdog and Piñolywood Studios, Súbete A Mi Moto will be available to Prime Video clients in Mexico and Latin America.

    In 1977, in the small town of Caguas, Puerto Rico, an ambitious and skilled businessman named Edgardo Díaz created a group that laid the foundations for the boy bands that still exist today. Creating never-before-seen rules and a work style that had never been implemented, he developed a group that still today is a reference for all other Hispanic young bands, and triggered the solo careers of featured performers.

    With drama, passion, incredible stories and anthological songs that frame each episode, Súbete A Mi Moto will tell an adventure of epic proportions: the story of the youth phenomenon that forever revolutionized Latin pop music.

    Running through fifteen 60-min episodes, production of Súbete A Mi Moto took place in Mexico and Puerto Rico. The series stars Yamil Ureña and Braulio Castillo as Edgardo Díaz, Sian Chiong as Joselo Vega, Marisol Calero as Doña Panchi, Josette Vidal as Julieta Torres, and Rocío Verdejo as Renata Torres.

    Alongside the main cast, a talented group of young performers portray the band members including Felipe Albors and Ethan Schwartz (Ricky Martin), Marcelo Otaño and Eugenio Rivera (Ricky Meléndez), Samu Jove (Xavier Serbia), Gustavo Rosas (Sergio Blass), Alejandro Bermúdez (Rene Farrait), Leonel Otero (Johnny Lozada) and Mauro Hernández (Miguel Cancel), among others.