Fremantle And Fabula Ink Exclusive First-Look Deal

Fremantle And Fabula Ink Exclusive First-Look Deal

The Oscar award-winning Fabula have forged a new first-look partnership with the global producer and distributor, Fremantle. The deal will see Fremantle collaborate with Fabula to develop a slate of original English and Spanish dramas. Fremantle will distribute the projects worldwide.

Fabula were founded in 2004 by Pablo Larrain and Juan de Dios Larraín. Last year, the film and TV series producers won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, alongside Sebastián Lelio for A Fantastic Woman. Fabula's previous projects include Natalie Portman's Jackie (2017 Academy Awards Nominee), Neruda (2016 Golden Globe nominee), No (2013 Oscar nominee), The Club (2015 Golden Globe nominee) and they recently reimaged the highly acclaimed 2013 Lelio film Gloria as Gloria Bellstarring Julianne Moore, John Turturro and Michael Cera.

"Working with world-class storytellers is key to Fremantle's scripted strategy and Fabula have an impressive track record of producing high-end, groundbreaking projects. This key relationship perfectly complements our existing partnerships which have successfully strengthened our prime-time scripted presence around the world," said Jennifer Mullin, CEO, Fremantle. "We believe in the importance of the Latin American creative community and can't wait to take Fabula's vision to a global audience that are hungry for authentic content."

Referring to the partnership, Pablo Larraín, CCO, Fabula added: "We're proud to join such a great company that are devoted to the best in universal content, and most importantly, the highest quality TV on the planet. This couldn't be better."

Juan de Dios Larraín, CEO, Fabula said: "We feel very honored to enter into this agreement with Fremantle. This opportunity will allow us to be focused in every step of the development and production level, which is where we want to put our energies. Fremantle has been great partners for La Jauría, where we have built a strong relationship. This is an amazing moment for our company."

The Fabula team will work with Fremantle's Global Drama, EVP, Creative Director, Christian Vesper, and Fremantle's President of Scripted for North America, Dante Di Loreto, to develop a range of English and Spanish language projects.

Fremantle and Fabula are currently working together on La Jauria, an eight-part Spanish language psychological thriller directed by Lucia Puenzo. The series features Daniela Vega (A Fantastic Woman), Antonia Zegers (A Fantastic Woman, The Club, Prófugos, Tony Manero) and María Gracia Omegna (Young & Wild, Princesita,La Vida de los Peces). Together they will play a specialist gender related crime police force who investigate the disappearance of student, Blanca Ibarra.

Blanca Ibarra, a student and leader of a feminist movement, disappears amidst a staged protest carried out by a group of girls from Santa Inés School following an alleged case of abuse between a teacher and a student. Hours later, a recording of Blanca being raped by a group of unidentifiable men appears online and goes viral. This begins the frantic search for Blanca and to discover who is responsible for the crime. Production on the series begun in January.

Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries. We produce in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programmes a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. We are also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 300 million subscribers across 1,400 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms.

We are part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.

For more information, visit www.fremantle.com, or follow us @FremantleMedia and visit our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.

Fabula is the most prolific film production company in Latin America, best known for "A Fantastic Woman," winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2018. Founded in 2004 by Juan de Dios Larraín (producer) and Pablo Larraín (director/producer), its work spans over to film, television, advertising and production services, having produced more than 27 films, 800 commercials and the two seasons of the first HBO series made in Chile: Prófugos.

Fabula's most recent film, "Gloria Bell," starring Julianne Moore and John Turturro, premiered last year at the Toronto Film Festival with very positive reviews.

Before the Oscar, "A Fantastic Woman" won the Berlin Film Festival Silver Bear for Best Screenplay, written by Gonzalo Maza and the film's director, Sebastián Lelio.

Fabula's first English language film, "Jackie" -directed by Pablo Larraín- was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Natalie Portman. Larraín also directed "The Club," winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlinale 2015; "No," nominated to the Oscars in 2013, and awarded Best Film at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival 2012. "Ema," Larraín's latest film, is currently in post-production.

Since its beginning, Fabula has taken a chance with young and talented directors such as Sebastián Silva ("Nasty Baby", "Crystal Fairy", Best Director at Sundance 2013) and Marialy Rivas ("Young and Wild", Best Sceenplay Sundance 2012; "Princesita").

For more information, visit www.fabula.cl or follow us @fabulafilms (Facebook) and @fabula_prod (Twitter and Instagram)

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