Globo makes Happy sales

A broadcaster in Serbia has picked up a slate of telenovelas from Globo TV International, including The Life We Lead.

Happy TV has also added The Enchanted Tale, Irrational Heart and Looks & Essence to its schedule following a deal with the Brazilian distributor.

The Life We Lead (aka A Vida da Gente, 70×45′) is about a promising tennis player who enters into a coma that lasts for five years. After waking up, she has to recover the life that went on without her, and which she no longer recognises as her own. It is written by Lícia Manzo.

The Life We Lead (aka A Vida da Gent)

The Life We Lead (aka A Vida da Gente)

The Enchanted Tale (aka Cordel Encantado, 110×45′) follows the love story between the majestic Açucena and the noble Jesuíno who must overcome a series of obstacles to stay together. The writers are Thelma Guedes, Tuca Rachid and Thereza Falcão.

Cordel Encantado (aka The Enchanted Tale)

Cordel Encantado (aka The Enchanted Tale)

Irrational Heart (aka Insensato Coração, 150×45′) tells the story of a pair of brothers whose lives are changed forever by a series of events. It is written by Gilberto Braga and Ricardo Linhares.

Irrational Heart (aka Insensato Coração)

Irrational Heart (aka Insensato Coração)

Looks & Essence (aka Fina Estampa, 140×45′) is the story of a single-mother-of-three who wins the lottery and finds many of the people around her start to show their real colours. It is written by Aguinaldo Silva, produced by Globo TV and US Hispanic network Telemundo and expected to premiere in 2013.

Looks & Essence (aka Fina Estampa)

Looks & Essence (aka Fina Estampa)

Source: Globo TV International

Brazil’s Dinosaurs & Robots travel the world

Brazilian telenovela Dinosaurs & Robots (aka Morde e Assopra, 125×45′) will find new viewers across Latin America and Europe after it was sold by Globo TV International.

Dinosaurs & Robots

Dinosaurs & Robots

Teledoce in Uruguay, ATV in Peru, Cerro Corá in Paraguay, TeleAntillas in the Dominican Republic, Canal 2 in Nicaragua and SIC in Portugal have all bought the series, which was partly recorded in Japan where the story begins.
The story follows a paleontologist hoping to find fossils on a farmer’s plantation, causing huge conflict, and a scientist who hopes to build a robot in the image of his wife who disappeared after an accident.

The cast of Dinosaurs & Robots, written by Walcyr Carrasco, includes Caio Blat, Cissa Gimarães, Bárbara Paz, Nívea Stelmann, Vanessa Giacomo, Ary Fontoura and Paulo José.

Source: Globo TV International

Globo sends Sparkling Girls to Panama

It is the story of three housekeepers who become a successful singing group after their music video becomes a hit on the internet.

And now Brazilian telenovela Sparking Girls (aka Cheias de Charme, 120×45′) is heading to Panama and Mozambique following deals by Globo TV International. It is written by Filipe Miguez and Izabel de Oliveira.

The distributor’s new deals for Sparking Girls, which is currently on air on SIC in Portugal, mean it will air on NEXtv in Panama and STV in Mozambique.

Sparkling Girls

Sparkling Girls

Another Globo TV telenovela, Gabriela (55×45′), has been sold to ATV in Peru, Cerro Corá in Paraguay, Canal 2 in Nicaragua and TeleAntillas in the Dominican Republic

The series, based on the book Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado, tells the story of a young immigrant who captivates everyone with her sensuality and spontaneity. It is written by Walcyr Carraso

The original version of Gabriela first aired in the 1970s and the format has now been licensed by Warner Bros International Television Production.

Gabriela

Gabriela

Globo TV International has sales rights in Latin America, Africa and Europe, while Warner Bros International Television Distribution is handling sales in Asia, North America, Australia and the UK.

Source: Globo TV International

Telemundo starts work on Dama y Obrero

Dama y Obrero, the new telenovela from US Hispanic network Telemundo, has begun production ahead of its debut this summer.

Dama y Obrero

Dama y Obrero

Produced by Telemundo Studios and set in Los Angeles, it stars Ana Layevska, José Luis Reséndez and Fabián Ríos in a story about two people who find that nothing can stop love.

The story comes from José Ignacio Valenzuela, adapted by Sandra Velazco. The executive producer is Aurelio Valcarcel.

Source: Telemundo

Venevision chooses The Life We Lead

Two telenovelas from Brazil’s Globo TV are heading to Venezuela.

Cable channel Venevision Plus has acquired The Life We Lead (aka A Vida da Gent, 70×45′), which tells the story of a promising tennis player who spends five years in a coma after an accident and awakes to a life she no longer recognises. It is written by Lícia Manzo.

The show was previously sold to Canal 13 in Chile, Ecuavisa in Ecuador and Teledoce in Uruguay.

The Life We Lead (aka A Vida da Gent)

The Life We Lead (aka A Vida da Gent)

Venevision Plus has also bought Brazil Avenue (aka Brasil Avenida, 160×45′), about a girl to fights to regain the life that her horrible stepmother stole from her when she was a child. It is written by João Emanuel Carneiro.

The telenovela has previously been sold to more than ten territories in Latin America, as well as SIC in Portugal and networks in South Korea, Hungary and Croatia.

Brazil Avenue (aka Brasil Avenida)

Brazil Avenue (aka Brasil Avenida)

Venevision Plus previously picked up another Globo series, Irrational Heart.

All the deals were completed by distributor Globo TV International.

Source: Globo TV International

Teletica visits Brazil Avenue

Brazilian telenovela Brazil Avenue (aka Avenida Brasil, 160×45′) has found a home in Costa Rica following a deal with Globo TV International.

Brazil Avenue

Brazil Avenue

Teletica has picked up the series, about a girl who fights to regain the life stolen by her stepmother when she was a child.

Brazil Avenue, which aired in Brazil on Globo TV in 2012, is also currently on air in Portugal, where it is aired by SIC.

It is written by João Emanuel Carneiro.

Source: Globo TV International

Globo TV tells Enchanted Tale

Broadcasters in Dubai and Egypt have acquired Brazilian telenovela Cordel Encantado (aka The Enchanted Tale) from Globo TV International.

OSN in Dubai and CBC in Egypt have picked up the 110×45′ series, which follows a princess and the son of bandits who must overcome a series of obstacles on the path of true love.

It is written by Thelma Guedes, Tuca Rachid and Thereza Falcão.

Cordel Encantado (aka The Enchanted Tale)

Cordel Encantado (aka The Enchanted Tale)

Meanwhile, another Globo telenovela has made its debut in Uruguay.

Araguaia (aka Destiny River, 105×45′), which began airing on Teledoce on April 10, tells the story of a man marked by an Indian curse who falls in love with a mysterious Indian.

It is written by Walter Negrão.

Araguaia (aka Destiny River)

Araguaia (aka Destiny River)

Source: Globo TV International

Univision plays a Mariachi tune

US Hispanic network Univision weaves Mariachi songs into its latest telenovela about a nightclub in Mexico City and the characters who work and perform there.

Qué Bonito Amor (aka What a Beautiful Love) is described as a romantic story that uses the melodies and lyrics of traditional Mariachi songs to express the love that develops between the leading couple.

Qué Bonito Amor

Qué Bonito Amor

The telenovela is produced by Salvador Mejía and Mexican broadcaster Televisa, which first aired the drama in October 2012.

It is based on La Hija del Mariachi, produced by Colombia’s RCN Television and written by Mónica Agudelo.

Qué Bonito Amor will be stripped on Univision on weeknights following its debut on April 15.

Source: Univision

Caracol slate goes global

Colombian broadcaster Caracol TV has seen a number of its shows debut around the world this month.

Cinco viudas sueltas, produced by Caracol TV and Sony Pictures Television, has premiered on Venezuelan network Televen in a 20.00 slot on weeknights. The 120-part telenovela tells the story of five ‘widows’ who each visit their husbands in prison every Sunday.

Cinco viudas sueltas

Cinco viudas sueltas

French international channel France Ô has begun showing Pablo Escobar el patrón del mal, produced by Caracol TV and distributed by Caracol TV International. The 74-part biographical drama tells the story of Pablo Escobar, one of the most feared drug lords in Colombia.

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar

In Panama, TVN is airing Made in Cartagena (63×60′), an action drama produced by CMO Producciones and distributed by Caracol TV International, in a 22.30 weeknight slot. It tells the story of a bank robber who plots revenge for the death of his son.

Made in Cartagena

Made in Cartagena

Caracol telenovela El Secretario has also begun its brodcast on US Hispanic network Univision. Produced by Televisa, it airs in a 20.00 weeknight slot and tells the story of a man who takes on the traditionally female role of a secretary.

El Secretario

El Secretario

Source: Caracol TV International