MIAMI, Florida, – January 16, 2013- SOMOS Distribution, the international company responsible for distributing television programming and led by Luis Villanueva, will be at the 2014 NATPE with a varied product catalog, highlighting important genres for programmers such as novelas and movies, complimented by offering formats, sports and assortments, among other content. The intentions of the Miami distributor are to strengthen the company’s position to offer their clients high quality programming that satisfies the needs of the different audiences, as well as production projects that are adaptable to different markets as part of its affiliation with Sparks Network, a company that unites successful television producers from across the world.
Luis Villanueva, President and CEO of SOMOS Distribution, expressed that during the 2014 NATPE “the company will grow as a global player in the television industry by including Turkish novelas in their catalog along with high profile movies with credited casts, as a result of the recent partnership with Shoreline Entertainment.” The highly recognized business executive added, “With this upcoming NATPE, our novelas catalog is increasing in value due to the record breaking ratings from “11-11, En Mi Cuadra Nada Cuadra” produced by SOMOS Productions for Nickelodeon. The success of the novela has reached an all-time pan regional high, demonstrated by the screenplay which has been licensed, showcasing its strength as a love story.”
In terms of movies, SOMOS Distribution offers about 40 high quality films, with a majority having received awards from different festivals along with high profile and popular actors such as Angelina Jolie, David Carradine, Faye Dunaway, Daniel Baldwin, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sean Young, Natalie Dormer, Abigail Spencer, Joe Mantegna, Ari Gold and Mario Lopez, among others. This offering is important to programmers, especially in moments when Hollywood has reduced production and merely seeks to exploit recognized franchises. These movies form part of the catalog for the highly recognized company, Shoreline Entertainment, which strengthens the penetration of this content in the Spanish markets.
The Turkish novelas have become a sensation in the international markets, a key genre for programmers. The quality of production, locations, talent and overall bill has led their entry into international markets, along with the protection from the strength of their plots. SOMOS Distribution has obtained the representation of a group of these productions (Ezel and 20 Minutes among others), which have received much acceptance, in both finished versions and scripts. Francisco Villanueva, Sr. Vice President of SOMOS Distribution said, “We have approximately 30 scripts with proven success, uniting the best of Latin American productions along with Turkish scripts, the new power genre. We have already closed many negotiations with this type and we hope to deepen this area of business.”
Closing their offer, SOMOS Distribution presents two product formats with their association with Sparks Networks, among them “Exit,” (where a team of five to seven participants have to exit three rooms closed with lots of locks and many cunning tricks, with speed and teamwork) and “Ultimate Brain” (where the most intelligent people from a country try to resolve puzzles using intelligence, intuition, and creativity), as well as sports such as Mixed Martial Arts, Lucha Libre and Boxing. Also listed are relevant programs from MegaTV such as varieties of “Bayly” and “Charytin and Felipe” among others.
SOMOS Distribution will be on the 29th floor of the Tressor Tower of the Fontainebleau Hotel in suites 14-16. In attendance for the event will be, among others, Luis Villanueva, President and CEO of the company; Francisco Villanueva, Sr. Vice President; Jose Antonio Espinal, VP of Business Operations; Mary Black, VP Executive Producer; and Mariana Villanueva, Regional sales for the Andes and Caribbean.
About SOMOS Distribution: SOMOS Distribution, LLC is a company with the objective to commercialize worldwide first class programming in all genres, based on the experience and knowledge of a multicultural sales and management team, with deep knowledge and strong commercial relationships with over 20 years of experience in the industry. SOMOS Distribution, LLC has the human and technical resources, and provides the services necessary to ensure the most efficient, productive, and comprehensive coverage in all territories worldwide, in an industry characterized by speed and dynamism. SOMOS Distribution is able to exploit the commercial potential of any content from tradition channels such as broadcast, cable and satellite, to Pay-per-view, the growing Internet, video on demand, and all other platforms that continue to develop in the industry.