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·} EDITORIAL COMMITTEE COPRO SERIES

Each year, the Pitch Copro Series Editorial Committee in Conecta FICTION & ENTERTAINMENT comprises seasoned professionals and senior executives from the audiovisual industry in both Europe and America. Throughout each edition, they meticulously assess the international co-production series submissions received in response to the call for projects. From the pool of entries, they carefully curate a selection of 10 projects, which are then showcased during the pitch session at the event.

The members of the Editorial Committee for Pitch COPRO Series in the 2024 edition of Conecta FICTION & ENTERTAINMENT are:

RODRIGO HERRERA

VP Scripted Acquisitions & Co-Productions

Red Arrow Studios (Germany)

Based in Germany, he oversees all scripted development and acquisition activities, working with both production companies within Seven.One Studios as well as third party producers and writers, with the aim to package, co-finance and co-produce projects for the international market. In his role, Rodrigo takes primary responsibility for the management and executive production of all Red Arrow Studios International’s scripted projects, including Vienna Blood, produced by Endor Productions and MR Film for ORF (Austria) and ZDF (Germany); Departure, produced by Shaftesbury for Global (Canada); The Gone, produced by Blinder Films and Kingfisher Films in association with Southern Light Films for TVNZ (New Zealand) and RTE (Ireland); While The Men Are Away, produced by Arcadia for SBS (Australia); and Those Who Stayed, produced by Film.UA for YLE (Finland), SVT (Sweden) and NRK (Norway).

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ANA CELIA URQUIDI

CEO

Atenea Media (Mexico)

She began her career at Televisa in production and casting direction, participating in several soaps such as El abuelo y yo, La Paloma, among many others. In 1996 she joined the production company Argos, working on hits such as Mirada de Mujer, La vida en el espejo, and more, all for Tv Azteca. Her career as a producer extends to other television stations and platforms such as Telemundo, for whom she produced hits such as La Patrona and El Señor de los Cielos, as well as Capadocia for HBO and Ingobernable for Netflix. In 2016 she joined TV Azteca as director of fiction development. In 2018 she joined Hemisphere to produce the series Erre for Viacom. In 2019 she founded Atenea Media, producing films such as Peligro en tu mirada and Dulce Obsesión. She has also participated on multiple occasions, as a panelist, moderator, special guest and jury of the International Emmy Awards for 6 consecutive years and Conecta FICTION & ENTERTAINMENT. She is part of the board of MipCancun since 2016. She is currently executive producer of Lo que callamos la mujeres for TV Azteca and La serie Lalola for VIX.

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MAURICIO LEIVA-COCK

Showrunner

Fidelio Films (Colombia)

Graduate of the MFA in film from Columbia University. His work has participated in festivals, markets and labs worldwide including Berlin, Toronto, Series Mania, Annecy, Palm Springs, Tribeca and the Gotham, among others. He is the creator and showrunner of The Head of Joaquín Murrieta (Prime Video) and Ruido Capital (Movistar), which won the Best International Series Award at IndieSeries Awards, co-creator of Green Frontier (Netflix), head writer of the International Emmy-winning Falco (Dynamo), story editor and writer of Wild District (Netflix) and consulting producer and writer of Echo 3 (AppleTV+). His adaptation of the Turkish cult novel by Murat Mentes, Double’s Dilemma, won the prestigious Content London pitch. His award-winning feature debut, The Night of the Beast, screened in over sixty film festivals worldwide including TIFF Next Wave, Guadalajara, Transylvania, Cleveland and Stockholm and has been distributed in over twenty countries. He has been script consultant on various feature projects, including Disney’s Oscar-winner Encanto and the Cannes award-winning film The Golden Cage. Mauricio was named one of the fifty leaders of Iberoamerican fiction by TTV, is part of the ‘Los 100 de CV’ list by C21 and currently holds an overall deal with Amazon Studios.

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CHARLINE DE LEPINE

CEO & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

MACONDO (France)

After studying journalism and communication in Paris (Sorbonne and CFJ) Charline de Lépine decides to settle in Colombia where she begins to work in the production of several international feature films. Back in Paris, she has been an associate producer at the company “Son et Lumière” for 16 years and has produced numerous telefilms and series, such as “Avocats et associés” and “Spiral”. In 2006 she created the company Macondo which successfully produced the 3 seasons of “Les hommes de l’ombre”, « Speakerine » y « Piste Noire » which had a spectacular rating in 2023. Currently Macondo is developing a francospanish miniseries thriller written Wagner Cardenas.

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JOSÉ FRAGOSO

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

RTP (PORTUGAL)

José Fragoso (Lisbon, 1963), as a journalist/reporter was a founding member of the private radio station TSF (1988), of the leading private newspaper Público (1990) and of Portugal’s first private television network, SIC (1992). He was editor of the news division of SIC (1999-01); director of the news division of the cable news network SIC Noticias (2001); deputy director of the news division of the public television network RTP (2001-02); director of RTP International and RTP Africa (2002/03). Director of TSF (all-news radio format) (2003); Director of Programs at RTP1 and RTP International (2003/08); General Director of Content at the private company Prisa TV, TVI (2011/13); In Angola: Media Consultant at TPA, Angola’s public television (2013/2015) and Media Consultant at the private Angolan television company, ZAP (2016). Currently, he has been a program director at RTP1 and RTP International since 2018.

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ALEXANDER KEIL

Managing Partner

SKP Entertainment (Germany)

Alex has been a producer for 15 years at various top tier companies such as Producers at Work, Red Arrow, Constantin Film or Warner Bros., specializing in the development and packaging of German TV Movies and Series. Previously, he worked at Los Angeles-based talent agencies UTA and Gersh in the Motion picture literary division. Alex began his career as a GWFF fellow at Screen Gems. He is a graduate of the DFFB and of EAVE and holds business degrees from FU Berlin and UA Madrid.

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FILIP BOBINSKI

CEO

DRAMEDY PRODUCTIONS (CZECH REPUBLIC)

Produced or co-created approximately 400 hours of prime-time TV fiction. Also participates on international productions as co-producer or production service partner. Awarded as an Outstanding European Producer in Monte Carlo TVF 2011 and other awards. Board member of APA-Czech Audiovisual Producers Association and CEPI-European Association of Independent Producers, member of iEmmys-International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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MANUEL MARTÍ

Head of Scripted Development

Fremantle (Latin America)

Manuel Marti is Head of Scripted Development at Fremantle Latam, where he oversees the process of sourcing and developing original content, organizing co-productions and creating alliances between key industry players across the region. Prior to Fremantle, Manuel spent 5 years at Pol-ka, one of Latin America’s leading production companies, working as Head of Development and International Business; and 8 years at Turner International as Director of Original Production Latam. Originally trained as an architect, Manuel has worked in design, direction and content production.

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MONICA ALBUQUERQUE

Head of Fiction Development & Talent Management, Latin America & US Hispanic

WARNER BROS DISCOVERY (BRAZIL)

The executive is responsible for leading the research and management of actors and actresses, directors, writers and other talents for fiction and non-fiction productions. Monica is also responsible for the development of series and telesseries originals for Max streaming platform, working directly with the best creators, directors, producers and technicians in the Latin American market to expand and create new formats for Latin America. The executive also works in close and permanent contact with the Production and Distribution divisions for the company’s linear and digital channels. She is the first Brazilian named among the 50 most influential women with the greatest impact in the entertainment industry in the world by the International Women’s Impact Report of the american magazine Variety, in 2019. Monica Albuquerque worked at TV Globo, in Brazil, for 21 years, seven of them heading the Artistic Development Department.

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JEROME MERLE

Head of Brazil General Entertainment Local Production

The Walt Disney Company Latin America (Brasil)

Since July 2022, he is in charge of Local Productions in Brazil for General Entertainment, covering the areas of development and production of its series. He was at Fox where he joined in 2014 as Head of Production Brazil, and then, in 2016, took over Production Management Brazil & Latin America. In 2019, TWDC acquired FOX. From 2001 to 2014, he was managing partner of TeleImage Brasil, the most important post production house in Brazil, and also producer. At the same time, he was partner of the production company Moonshot Pictures. His academic background is in finance and investment markets, with a Master’s degree from Paris Dauphine/ France, and worked for 7 years in the debt and stock market.

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