SPi presents new fiction project at IBERSERIES 2022
A new Portuguese fiction project, selected by HBO Max among more than 100 competitors, written by SPi, was presented by the General Director of Content, Pedro Lopes, anda Rosa Palma, Deputy Head of Business and CoPros, in the second edition of Iberseries, held in Madrid in the last week of September.
HBO Max selected 12 projects from all over the world, and a new series by SPi, scripted by Pedro Lopes and Gonçalo Pereira, was the only Portuguese project in the pitch sessions.
"Iberseries is a new market (this is the second edition) that intends to facilitate contacts between Iberian-American production companies, with the objective of turning what was, for many years, a peripheral audiovisual market and very dependent on telenovela, into an increasingly stronger force in the industry, very much based on the importance of the Spanish language and its almost 500 million speakers", said Pedro Lopes.
"The change of paradigm in distribution has made it possible to create new business models, which has allowed SPi to grow, whether in the relevance of its content, the budgets available or the markets it is able to reach. The focus on original content has brought visibility to the production company, and the capacity to produce with quality has generated curiosity from major international players", he added.