Chilean star author José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela, creator, showrunner and executive producer of hit Netflix series “Who Killed Sara?” has shaped a generation enterprise with L.A.-based Argentine producer Lucas Akoskin of Aliwen Entertainment.
The new bi-coastal production company, identified as Malule Leisure, will be primarily based out of Los Angeles and Miami, where Valenzuela resides. Both associates have lived in the U.S. for additional than 20 decades.
Hinting at the kind of films and Television series they’ll be producing, Valenzuela mentioned: “I’m most fascinated in discovering the chance to collaborate with initial-rate screenwriters and, at the exact same time, give rising Latin American writers the opportunity to publish hybrid stories that combine genres and formats.”
“Who mentioned that a thriller simply cannot be composed as if it were a melodrama? Why just can’t a romantic comedy have, in addition to a highly effective appreciate story, a layer of suspense?” he pointed out.
“I consider in exploring new avenues, in organically telling stories that are new, numerous and that are borne from our Latinx globe but that also have a worldwide attractiveness,” he asserted.
In Oct, Valenzuela signed a a few-year special inventive partnership for collection and a to start with look movie pact with Netflix that will entirely focus on his capabilities as a writer.
“Chascas has extra than 25 released publications, like novels for older people, children and teenagers,” said Akoskin, incorporating: “Part of Malule’s mission is to adapt some of those publications into tv and film.”
“Valenzuela’s considerable career, not only in the earth of literature but also in the audiovisual marketplace, marks an appealing way ahead because it offers us a eyesight of how media and distinct formats can coexist. A lot of of his novels have a cinematographic issue of view that we can and will have to exploit on monitor,” observed Akoskin, whose listing of noteworthy film credits contain two-time Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica’s “On The Milky Highway,” winner of the Little Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Film Competition the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated HBO film “Nightingale,” starring David Oyelowo and “Captive,” with Kate Mara and Oyelowo.
Akoskin also developed the intercontinental shorts compilation “Words With Gods,” featuring world renowned directors Bahman Ghobadi, Hideo Nakata, Mira Nair, Álex de la Iglesia, Guillermo Arriaga and the late Hector Babenco, between some others.
Akoskin’s approaching assignments include anthology aspect “Tell it Like a Lady,” currently in submit, which capabilities prominent feminine administrators led by Catherine Hardwicke, Taraji Henson and Lucia Puenzo. He also stars in and creates the Argentine romcom “Mienteme” by Sebastian Schindel, which starts output in December.
He is also creating a remake of Alejandro Amenábar’s gothic thriller “The Others” and 1996 attribute debut, “Thesis,” with Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin, the latter with FilmSharks’ Guido Rud and Enrique Cerezo executive making.
Valenzuela is presently performing on the 3rd year of “Who Killed Sara?” whose initial period landed in Netflix’s Top 10 record of 87 countries, such as the U.S., Germany, Israel, Brazil and France. Aside from the pending launch of various novels as effectively as a participate in in Argentina, he has an future series on Netflix underneath the new alliance, “Donde Hubo Fuego” (“Where There Was Fire”) a Mexican novela established in a fire station.
Malule Enjoyment is repped by UTA.