The most powerful Spanish-speaking audiovisual content hub comes into being
MEDIAPRO and Oficina Burman pool their talents to become a benchmark in fiction content
Two of the world leaders in content production, MEDIAPRO and Oficina Burman, have reached an agreement whereby the powerful Argentinian content creator managed by Daniel Burman integrates into the MEDIAPRO Group. In this way, the creative talents of Oficina Burman join forces with MEDIAPRO Group's leadership position in audiovisual production. The incorporation falls within the Group's expansion strategy aimed at reinforcing and strengthening its content area at the international level, and comes just months after an initial collaboration agreement to develop content and formats for the global market. Coinciding with the Berlin International Film Festival, Jaume Roures and Daniel Burman presented the operation in the German capital to the principal players in the audiovisual industry and specialized media. As a result of this integration, several projects are already in the development stages, including the adaptation of the book "IOSI. The Reformed Spy" by Miriam Lewin and Horacio Lutzky, which tells the story of a spy who infiltrated the Jewish community and ended up giving vital information to the perpetrators of the attacks on the Israeli Embassy and the AMIA; the worst bomb attack in Argentina's history. "Stroke", an original script by Daniel Burman himself, is also underway.
Daniel Burman is the latest major talent to join the long list of professionals who make up MEDIAPRO's international content division, which features other names such as Ran Tellem, creator of the well-known television game shows "Boom" and "Ahora caigo" and executive producer of "Homeland", and Stephen Johnstone. The incorporation of Oficina Burman into the Group marks the birth of one of the most important Spanish-speaking audiovisual content hubs.
Oficina Burman was set up in 2014 by Daniel Burman, co-producer of films such as "Truman" (Cesc Gay), "The Motorcycle Diaries" (Walter Salles) and "Garage Olimpo" (Marco Bechis) and director and producer of more than 10 films including "Lost Embrace", "Family Law", "Empty Nest" and most recently, "The Tenth Man", which opened the Panorama section at the 2016 Berlinale. Oficina Burman's activity in television production includes the coproduction of "Supermax", an ambitious project which represents the first Spanish language project by Brazilian company Globo. In 2016 Netflix chose Oficina Burman to produce its first original series in Argentina, "Edha".