The producer of major primetime hits in Spain such as “El Príncipe” and “Allí abajo” joins forces with the Turkish companies Tims & B Productions and Inter Medya to co-produce series
Mipcom has announced that Plano a Plano and Tims & B are planning to produce one or two series jointly per year. They will be distributed in the international market by Inter Medya.
The first project has the provisional title of “Delicias turcas”. It will be a romantic comedy of ten one-hour episodes, and is currently at the preproduction stage. The plan is to start shooting next year in locations in Spain and Turkey.
"We are three of the most significant companies in two markets which are now gaining international recognition. I believe it is worth exploring the opportunity for an alliance," explained Emilio Amaré, CEO and partner of Plano a Plano.
For the Spanish company, one of the keys to the agreement is distribution. "Inter Medya distributes content in 190 countries. It opens the door for us to markets we couldn't enter without their helping hand," added Amaré.
In recent years, Turkish soaps have been exported with great success to Latin America, the Middle East and Spain, with Inter Medya playing a leading role in this expansion.
At the same time, Tims & B has been the producer behind international successes such as the dramatic series “Bitter Lands”.
The alliance with Turkey represents a further step forward in the search for new markets for Spanish TV fiction, which is in big demand by users of global SVOD platforms.
"Today we have to look for major alliances in markets beyond the domestic, to create competitive projects that interest more and more audiences," explained Amaré.
Plano a Plano is also developing “Los Niños de Morelia” as a co-production with the Mexican studio Dopamine. It is expected to go into production in 2020. This premium series will combine talent from both countries, with the co-creator being the Spanish writer Miguel Ángel Fernández (“Desaparecidos. La serie”).
In Spain, the company founded by César Benítez is continuing its busy rate of production. Its suspense series Toy Boy is currently being broadcast on Atresmedia, the group for which it is also preparing the comedy Benidorm. At the same time, La 1 (the RTVE channel) is broadcasting the fourth season of the series “Servir y proteger”, while Mediaset España is set to launch its primetime drama “Desaparecidos. La serie”.
Last summer, shooting started in Madrid of “Valeria”, a Netflix original series which will be premiered across the world next year.