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Deals: Endemol Shine Boomdog, Jessy Terrero link; Lionsgate, Cassian Elwes pen first-look deal

Endemol Shine Boomdog, Jessy Terrero ink development deal Endemol Shine Boomdog, Endemol Shine North America’s Spanish-language production studio, has signed an overall deal with film and music video director Jessy Terrero. Under ...
January 18, 2018

Endemol Shine Boomdog, Jessy Terrero ink development deal

Endemol Shine Boomdog, Endemol Shine North America’s Spanish-language production studio, has signed an overall deal with film and music video director Jessy Terrero.

Under the deal, Terrero and his production company, Cinema Giants, will develop original scripted and unscripted content with Endemol Shine Boomdog for the Latin TV marketplace.

One of the first projects in development is a 13-episode documentary series on reggaeton — a musical genre that originated in Puerto Rico.

Endemol Shine Boomdog was formed in November 2017, when Endemol Shine Latino joined forces with Mexico City-based production company Boomdog. The Spanish-language division develops and produces original content for the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican TV markets.

Lionsgate, Cassian Elwes ink first-look deal

Lionsgate’s television group has inked a first-look deal with producer Cassian Elwes.

The deal sees Elwes (pictured) develop and produce scripted and unscripted series for television and streaming platforms under his newly-created Elevated TV banner.

This is the first television deal for Elwes, the producer behind hits such as The Butler, Dallas Buyers Club, Blue Valentine and Mudbound

“We’re thrilled to extend our longstanding relationship with Cassian on the film side into scripted and unscripted series for television and streaming platforms as well,” said Lionsgate EVP and head of worldwide scripted television Chris Selak and EVP of alternative programming Jennifer O’Connell in a joint statement. “This is another prime example of our ‘Lionsgate 360′ cross-platform approach.  Cassian has an incredible eye for signature content and tremendous relationships with world-class talent, and we look forward to working together on an exciting array of programming.”

Elwes joins Lionsgate’s roster of elite producer relationships that include Joel Silver, Matt Kunitz, Courtney Kemp, Ed Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz, Jeff Apploff and K.P. Anderson.

Elwes is represented by UTA and Bloom Hergott.

 

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