in the Shangai TV Festival
Elsa Garcia and Fernando Vendrell's 3 Women was nominated for the 25th edition of the Magnolia Awards as Best Foreign TV Series/Serial. Written by Fátima Ribeiro and Luís Alvarães with Filipa Martins, Diogo Figueira, Rúben Gonçalves and Flávio Gonçalves as coscreenwriters.
Edgar Medina, Guilherme Mendonça, Ivo M. Ferreira. Sales agency: Latido Films.
More than 5600 hours from Portugal, mainly Plural/TVI’s telenovelas, makes Onza Distribution the largest distributor of Portugal's productions. The catalogue includes 1506 hours of Morangos com Açúcar and there’s just one title in Portuguese so far that didn't came from Plural/TVI: Panavideo’s documentary 2077, 10 Seconds to the Future produced for RTP’s 60th anniversary is only available with Onza for Latin America.
The second coproduction of Galicia's TVG and Portugal's RTP miniseries will be shoot between Lisboa and Vigo. The international distribution is already ensured with UK's DCD Rights for Holland, Finland and Eastern Europe (AMC). It's also the second coproduction of Alfonso Blanco's Portocabo with a Portuguese producer (the first one was Banijay Rights' Vidago Palace from the Portuguese creator and coproducer Henrique Oliveira). The new coproduction Auga Seca (Dry Water) is a 6x50' thriller written by Alfonso Blanco, Pepe Coira, Araceli Gonda, José Rubio, Eligio Montero, Carlos Portela, Ana Míguez, Lidia Fraga and Carlota Dans. From the Portuguese side, the coproducer José Amaral's SP-i. The leading roles includes 3 Women's Victória Guerra, Monti Castiñeiras and Sergio Pazos.
The creator of The King’s Favorite, distributed by BetaFilm, has it’s new TV miniseries in the editing room. Directed by Self Destructive Boys’ Marco Leão and André Santos, Red Light was produced by Vende-se Filmes' Filipa Jardim Reis. The screenwriter Patrícia Müller researched and wrote Red Light inspired by a true story known as “mothers of Bragança”. A city in northern Portugal “invaded” by foreign prostitutes got huge media coverage when the local female population was determined to strike back in order to save their marriages. A case of human traffic for investigative journalism. The cast is brilliant: South’s Afonso Pimentel, Margarida Vila-Nova, and Adriano Carvalho, a surprisingly Negócio da China’s Joaquim Monchique, Golpe de Sorte’s Henriqueta Maya, 2018 Emmy-winner The Payback’s Sofia Nicholson, 2011 Emmy-winner Blood Ties' João Baptista, the première of Mariana Badam, the characters of Mayor's family (Dinarte Branco, Maria João Pinho, Bruna Quintas and Luís Ganito), their couple friends (Ângela Marques and The King’s Favorite' Paulo Calatré), 3 Women's João Lagarto as editor-in-chief, the alcoholic journalist Cesário Monteiro, the Foreigners and Borders Service officers Graciano Dias, Duarte Grilo and João Araújo and the prostitutes performed by Sara Norte, Renata Ferraz, Cecília Henriques and Joana Pialgata.