Chascas Valenzuela, Lucas Akoskin Form New Company, Malule Entertainment.

Yoshiko Yap

Chilean star author José Ignacio “Chascas” Valenzuela, creator, showrunner and executive producer of hit Netflix series “Who Killed Sara?” has shaped a creation corporation with L.A.-centered Argentine producer Lucas Akoskin of Aliwen Entertainment.

The new bi-coastal creation company, identified as Malule Entertainment, will be centered out of Los Angeles and Miami, where Valenzuela resides. Both of those companions have lived in the U.S. for a lot more than 20 many years.

Hinting at the sort of films and Tv series they’ll be manufacturing, Valenzuela mentioned: “I’m most fascinated in exploring the possibility to collaborate with initial-rate screenwriters and, at the similar time, give emerging Latin American writers the opportunity to produce hybrid stories that mix genres and formats.”

“Who mentioned that a thriller simply cannot be published as if it have been a melodrama? Why just cannot a passionate comedy have, in addition to a impressive love story, a layer of suspense?” he pointed out.

“I think in checking out new avenues, in organically telling tales that are new, numerous and that are borne from our Latinx world but that also have a international enchantment,” he asserted.

In Oct, Valenzuela signed a a few-calendar year distinctive innovative partnership for series and a initial glance movie pact with Netflix that will exclusively concentration on his skills as a author.

“Chascas has more than 25 published books, like novels for adults, children and teenagers,” said Akoskin, adding: “Part of Malule’s mission is to adapt some of people books into tv and movie.”

“Valenzuela’s substantial job, not only in the entire world of literature but also in the audiovisual field, marks an attention-grabbing way forward because it presents us a vision of how media and different formats can coexist. Lots of of his novels have a cinematographic point of look at that we can and will have to exploit on screen,” pointed out Akoskin, whose record of noteworthy movie credits contain two-time Palme d’Or winner Emir Kusturica’s “On The Milky Highway,” winner of the Minor Golden Lion at the 2016 Venice Movie Competition the Emmy and Golden World-nominated HBO film “Nightingale,” starring David Oyelowo and “Captive,” with Kate Mara and Oyelowo.

Akoskin also created the worldwide shorts compilation “Words With Gods,” featuring globe renowned administrators Bahman Ghobadi, Hideo Nakata, Mira Nair, Álex de la Iglesia, Guillermo Arriaga and the late Hector Babenco, among some others.

Akoskin’s upcoming assignments include things like anthology function “Tell it Like a Lady,” currently in post, which features distinguished woman administrators led by Catherine Hardwicke, Taraji Henson and Lucia Puenzo. He also stars in and produces the Argentine romcom “Mienteme” by Sebastian Schindel, which commences output in December.

He is also producing a remake of Alejandro Amenábar’s gothic thriller “The Others” and 1996 function debut, “Thesis,” with Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin, the latter with FilmSharks’ Guido Rud and Enrique Cerezo govt manufacturing.

Valenzuela is now doing work on the 3rd season of “Who Killed Sara?” whose initially time landed in Netflix’s Leading 10 listing of 87 nations around the world, which includes the U.S., Germany, Israel, Brazil and France. Apart from the pending launch of different novels as nicely as a enjoy in Argentina, he has an forthcoming sequence on Netflix below the new alliance, “Donde Hubo Fuego” (“Where There Was Fire”) a Mexican novela established in a fire station.

Malule Amusement is repped by UTA.

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