Netflix’s German historical Romanian saga Barbarians Swedish crime drama Quicksand It’s among some of the most popular international series that the catwalk audience captures in Latin America, according to what a panel from Ventana Sur heard online this week.
In a 20-minute session titled Netflix between the Pandemic and the OTT Ecosystem, Francisco Ramos, vice president of the Spanish Originals Service in Latin America who has been on festival tours (speaking recently in San Sebastian), said during the plan that developing successful stories in Latin America, Popular shows from other parts of the world have influenced local show.
Up until that point, Ramos has indicated that the Mexican series is a mystery Dark wish (Dark wish) “It was a hit around the world” during the pandemic, and lit green for another season, while the Mexican piracy drama Control Z I also travel a lot.
Recent films in Latin America have included the comedian Marcus Carnival. a lot of love (crazy HeartA crime drama by Sebastian Sheindel Binding crimes (Family crimes) From Argentina as well as Mexican songs like rom-com You got it (There I ask you) Written by Salvador Espinosa and Family Comedy Dad wanted (I am looking for my father) Written by Javier Colinas.
“Diversity is still important to us because it is what our members so passionately demand,” the CEO said, noting that in the five or six years since Netflix began producing original content on Latin American television, it has become an early specialty. Although that may change.
“We have come a long way with this series. Now it is the turn of the film. We will also work to improve the presentation of documentaries, be they series or feature films. We do not only care about the quantity: our main goal is to expand the diversity of visions, themes and viewpoints.”
When asked whether the production shutdown due to the pandemic has caused a content gap, Ramos disputed, saying that timelines were planned months in advance.
“[R]With regard to the impact of the epidemic and the cessation of production in some regions, as the epidemic affected different regions in different ways, we have stopped production in Latin America after stopping it in Europe, but we have resumed production earlier, so the production of Asia and Europe. Keep coming. “
“Production resumed in Latin America two months ago, so the negative impact on our programs was minimal and not noticeable.”
When asked to advise producers on what Netflix likes, Ramos replied: “In short, the most important thing is your point of view. Different looks, originality, are what generates interest locally, in the country in which the series was filmed, as well as its ability, which is what makes it. Unique and allows viewers from other countries and continents to see what people are doing in the other. Places you feel and believe.
Looking at the rest of the year highlights Ramos Celina, The biographical film of the late Mexican-American singer Tijano Selena Quintanella Perez that made his debut on the catwalk, as a show he was proud of.
He said, “I think this pays tribute not only to the heritage of her music, but also to Selena’s vitality and the story of her life and her family.” “It is very important that you tell your success story now to Hispanics and Latins in the United States.
The CEO welcomed competition from new streaming platforms as something “that pushes us to improve what we do”, noting that it is important for Netflix to be in the pack in the region as it provides another opportunity for potential audiences to prove it. Show.
He also said that the original production was not all and the end of it all. “We will continue to work on licensing and co-production agreements because we do not expect to be the owner of the best ideas in the world.”