Grupo iZen from Spain and Non Stop from Argentina launch the new Shingle Cacao & Cia

Grupo iZen from Spain and Non Stop from Argentina launched Cacao & Cia, a new tile aimed at producing content for the global Spanish-speaking market.

With offices in Madrid and Mexico, the joint venture will be headed up by Pedro Dávila of Non Stop, who will lead a creative team in close collaboration with Juliana Barrera of iZen in Madrid.

Among his first projects are the biographies of the famous Argentine Formula 1 racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio and the legendary Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. The latter is based on the book “Las verdades de Chavela” by María Cortina, which is being adapted by Arantxa Echevarría (“El Cid”, “Carmen y Lola”).

These projects define the next line of content for Cacao & Cia that reflects strong IPs with protagonists closely linked to Latin America and with strong international appeal. This partnership between two strong players is crucial in a highly competitive market where the demand for content is high, but more players have also joined the fray.

Said Dávila, CEO of Cacao & Cia: “Under this new entity we will seek to support local talent and stories. We want to work with studios, but also with independent creators.”

“We have the experience and resources to enter into co-production agreements and we are eager to work on creating new models and offer production and distribution support in Latin America or Europe,” he added.

The new tile features the creative knowledge and in-depth experience of iZen, led by Sara Fernández-Velasco and José Velasco, with notable credits including “El Cid” (Amazon Prime Video), Netflix’s “Insiders” and “Santa Evita” from Disney. on Star+ among many others.

Non Stop has the most innovative production infrastructure in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Spain, and operates more than 20 studios spanning a total of 70,000 square meters (754,000 square feet). It has been the producing arm of Disney Latin America for more than 25 years.

Non Stop President Patricio Rabuffetti leads a group of investors in Screen I, the $20 million investment fund for movies and TV series founded by Screen Capital in Chile.

“Non Stop’s potential and size and its enormous service and technology capabilities perfectly complement iZen’s creativity and our distribution force,” said iZen’s Sara Fernández-Velasco and José Velasco.

Said Rabuffetti: “In a context where budgets and projects will be tighter, this alliance with a company of the size and experience of iZen allows us to add world-class creative and production capacity to produce exceptional content both in original and acquisitions, and thus helping our clients who will benefit from having high-quality programming with a significantly lower investment.”

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