The ambitious Iberseries Platino Industria event kicks off in Madrid

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A new and ambitious event for the Ibero-American industry, Iberseries Platino Industria, will take place from September 27 to October 1 with a multitude of activities divided into eight thematic sections: Financing and business models; Conversations with platforms and their studios; industry talks; Creativity; Market knowledge; Keynotes and Masterclasses; Audiovisual arts as a teaching tool; and synergies between tourism and audiovisual financing.

Some of the biggest names in entertainment from Spain, Portugal and Latin America will take part in the Madrid-based event, including director Alejandro Amenábar (“The Others”), Antonio Saura of Latido Films, Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”), the Colombian actor-producer Manolo Cardona (“Narcos”, “Who killed Sara?”), The Cuban actor-director Jorge Perugorría, the general director of the ICAA Beatriz Navas and the actors Marina de Tavira (“Roma”) and Paulina Gaitán (“Narcos”), among many others.

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The five-day event precedes the eighth edition of the Ibero-American Platino Awards (Premios Platinos) to be held on October 3 in Madrid, an in-person ceremony once again after being relegated online last year.

The traveling awards ceremony took place in Panama, Uruguay, Marbella, Mexico and Madrid in previous editions. Among the stars, receiving 11 nominations each, are “La Llorona” by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante and “Memoirs of my Father” by Trueba.

Masters of ceremonies Juana Acosta and Luis Gerardo Méndez will be the recipient of the honorary Platino award of this edition, Diego Luna and Ambassador Premios Platino, presenter of CNN’s Ojo Critico in Espanol, Juan Carlos Arciniegas.

Iberseries Platino takes place in the former slaughterhouse Matadero Madrid, which will host multiple activities for professionals, masterclasses, high-level conferences and press presentations while the Casa de América serves as a venue for workshops and seminars and the Callao and Capitol cinemas will display key episodes from select shows.

Among them, the eight episodes “Los Prisioneros” retrace the trials and tribulations of the emblematic Chilean group Los Prisioneros which, on the verge of achieving international success in the mid-1980s, was persecuted and censored on radio and television. by the military regime for their protest songs. This is the first series produced exclusively by Movistar Play in Chile, in co-production with Chilean Parox (“Invisible Heroes”), directed by Sergio Gandara and Leonora Gonzalez.

Peruvian filmmaker Joanna Lombardi, former head of drama at Telefonica Media Networks in Latin America, serves as showrunner and leads the team presenting the show, which is directed by Peruvian actor-director Salvador del Solar (“Magallanes “) and Colombian Carlos Moreno (” Dog Eat Dog “,” All Your Dead “). Del Solar will also be in Madrid.

Other series featured at the Iberseries include Movistar Plus and HBO Max’s Spanish comedy series “Vida Perfecta”; the Chilean fact-based drama series “No Nos Quieren Ver”; “Codigo Implacable”, the first series of a production alliance between Sony Pictures TV and The Mediapro Studio; the Mexican telenovela “Si Nos Dejan”; Netflix, Atresmedia Player and Plano a Plano stripper drama “Toy Boy”; “Doctor Portuondo”, a Spanish comedy starring Perrugoria as a Cuban therapist in exile in Barcelona; and the thriller “Sequia”, shot in Lisbon, Caceres and Madrid, by broadcasters RTVE and RTP in Spain and Portugal respectively.

Iberseries Platino Industria is an initiative of EGEDA and the Fundación Secuoya, which aims to highlight fiction series with an Ibero-American scope or theme, to strengthen the talent of creators and to promote international co-production.

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