Endemol Shine Boomdog Signs Overall Development & Production Deal with Acclaimed Producer Gaston Pavlovich
November 13, 2019 — Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, has signed an overall development and production deal with acclaimed producer Gaston Pavlovich and his Mexico City-based production company Fabrica de Cine, it was announced today by Alejandro Rincon, CEO, Endemol Shine Boomdog.
Pavlovich, under his production company, Fábrica de Cine recently produced Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, will develop and produce scripted TV drama series for both Spanish and English-language audiences with Endemol Shine Boomdog. The first project the two sides are developing together will focus on the complete story of Antonieta Rivas Mercardo and the fascinating and turbulent times of early century Mexico.
“Gaston is one of the leading film producers in the world today and we are thrilled that he’s bringing his cinematic vision to join us in producing dramatic television series,” says Endemol Shine Boomdog’s Rincon. “Together I believe we can create some very special offerings to both the Spanish and English-language markets in the coming years.”
“I´ve longed admired the position Endemol Shine Boomdog has earned in the world stage,” states Pavlovich. “Their passion in reaching the international viewer is remarkable, and one that coincides with my vision of taking the most powerful stories to as wide a global audience as possible. It is an honor to feel their confidence in me.”
Pavlovich and Scorsese first collaborated on Silence starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver. The film was released by Paramount in 2016 and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Pavlovich´s most recent production before The Irishman was the powerful historical drama The Professor and the Madman, starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn, and he’s presently in development with Netflix on a remake of Harvey, the Jimmy Stewart 1950 classic film.
Endemol Shine Boomdog produces such hit series as Chumel Con Chumel (HBO), MasterChef Latino (Telemundo), MasterChef Mexico (Azteca), Mira Quien Baila (Televisa/Univision), Nicky Jam: El Ganador (Netflix), LOL (Amazon) and Me Caigo de Risa (Televisa). The studio’s initial drama series El Vato (Netflix/Universo) was honored last year with an International Emmy Award.
Endemol Shine Boomdog recently announced an unprecedented production and development deal with Televisa and the two sides teamed up for the record-breaking Mexican launch of the hit MBC series The Masked Singer this season. Earlier this year, Amazon Prime announced it has licensed the studio’s upcoming drama series Súbete a mi Moto, which is being produced alongside Somos Productions and Piñolywood Studios.
Latin superstar actress Kate del Castillo (La Reina del Sur) also recently signed an overall deal with Endemol Shine Boomdog to develop, produce and star in original scripted and unscripted series with the studio. And the studio just signed award-winning producer Marie Leguizamo (La Voz Kids) to an overall deal to produce unscripted series for both English and Spanish-language audiences.
Endemol Shine Boomdog and Endemol Shine North America are part of Endemol Shine Group, the world’s largest independent producer with 120 production labels across global markets. Endemol Shine is behind such scripted fare such as Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders and upcoming dramas Almost Family (FOX), Ripley (Showtime) and Utopia (Amazon Prime).
About Endemol Shine Boomdog
Endemol Shine Boomdog was formed in November 2017, when Endemol Shine North America merged its Spanish language division Endemol Shine Latino with Mexico City-based production company Boomdog. The newly combined studio, which has offices and production facilities in Mexico City, Miami and Los Angeles, is focused on developing and producing scripted and unscripted content for the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican TV markets. Endemol Shine Boomdog currently has numerous hit shows and projects in development across myriad networks/platforms including Netflix, Amazon, Televisa, Univision, Telemundo, Azteca, HBO, MTV, Comedy Central and more.
About Fábrica de Cine
In addition to The Irishman and Silence, recent Fábrica de Cine projects include: The Professor and the Madman starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn; Milagro en Praga starring Mexican superstars Aislinn Derbez and Dolores Heredia; Jennifer Morrison’s Sun Dogs, starring Michael Angarano, and Allison Janney; Waiting for the Miracle to Come alongside music legends Willie Nelson and U2’s Bono and Charlotte Rampling; A Hologram for the King starring Tom Hanks; Prometo no enamorarme, starring Spanish star Natalia Varela and Mexican star Alfonso Dosal; and Gaston´s first American production, Max Rose, starring the late Jerry Lewis in his final film.
In 2019, Pavlovich launched a distribution office within Fábrica de Cine with Academy-nominated film, Loving Vincent, becoming the company’s first film to be successfully distributed in México. Fábrica de Cine will release The Irishman in Mexico on Nov. 15 following the premiere at the Cabo Film Festival on Nov. 13th.