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HBO Europe, LatAm team on World Cup docuseries

HBO Latin America and HBO Europe have teamed for their first original coproduction in the lead up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Produced by Koncept Company, the 10-part ...
March 5, 2018

HBO Latin America and HBO Europe have teamed for their first original coproduction in the lead up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Produced by Koncept Company, the 10-part docuseries Destino Rusia 2018 will provide an intimate profile of some of the world’s top soccer players as they gear up for 21st quadrennial international soccer tournament.

The 10 x 30-minute project will present in-depth accounts of passion and achievement across the soccer world, as told by leading players from across Latin America and Europe.

Spanning 12 countries, episodes will aim to provide fresh insight into the journeys of top athletes.

For HBO Latin America, Luis F. Peraza, Roberto Ríos, Paul Drago and Gabriela Remirez are executive producers, alongside HBO Europe’s Miguel Salvat and Hanka Kastelicova.

The event series is produced by Koncept’s Eulogio Romero.

Destino Rusia 2018 will premiere across HBO Latin America and HBO Europe this April.

“After producing Destino South Africa and Destino Brazil in 2010 and 2014, now for the first time we are coming together to produce a global original documentary series providing a unique, compelling, intimate look at soccer and the World Cup, an event that brings the whole world together,” said Roberto Ríos, HBO Latin America’s corporate VP of original production, in a statement.

“This time, the project becomes even more universal, bringing all its colour and emotion to many more countries where football is a source of unequalled passion, with the unique vision and perspective on storytelling HBO is known for,” added Miguel Salvat, commissioning editor of original programming at HBO España.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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