The alliance with the non-fiction specialist director covers the development of a minimum of 6 projects in collaboration with JWP productions.
JWP, documentary production company specialized in narrative documentaries and series and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, Barcelona based audiovisual giant, have reached an agreement for the next three years. The agreement with British director Justin Webster and producer Sumpta Ayuso, responsible for JWP, will involve the development of a minimum of 6 projects.
This deal strengthens the relationship between Webster and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO on the heels of their recent joint project “Six Dreams”, a documentary series that provides an unprecedented look at Spanish football’s first division through the eyes of six professionals on and off the playing field.
“Six Dreams”, directed by Webster, recently won two Emmy Awards at the Daytime Emmy Awards Ceremony for Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish and Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design. Co-produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, JWP and LaLiga for Amazon Prime Video, a second installment of the documentary series is already underway.
After more than a decade dedicated to non-fiction and driven by a passion for narrating true stories and doing it well, Webster has directed multi-award-winning documentaries including “Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez”, “I Will Be Murdered”, “Muerte en León”, “El fin de ETA”, “The Madrid Connection” and “FC Barcelona Confidential “.
Javier Méndez, Chief Content Officer for MEDIAPRO, said, “Justin and Sumpta cover a need in the content market. We’re currently witnessing the golden age of television drama series, but Justin fills a niche in the growing demand for non-fiction narrative productions, with real stories told through the characters themselves, if you like, fiction, but without the fiction”.
According to Justin Webster “the agreement opens up a wealth of possibilities for two reasons: on the one hand it will facilitate the development of new projects, a luxury given that development is essential in creating quality; and on the other hand, both JWP and Mediapro have considerable international experience”. The director added “the projects will have to be very ambitious and international and most certainly they’ll have to non-fiction narratives because that’s what we do-“
The agreement with Justin Webster is another in a string of alliances forged by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO in recent times to expand the creation, production and distribution of global content both in Spain as well as internationally. The British director joins creative talents including Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen, Isabel Coixet, Ran Tellem, Oliver Stone, Daniel Burman, Fernando León de Aranoa, Iván Escobar, Javier Fesser, Patricio Guzmán, Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José, Marc Cistaré, Manuel Huerga, Ernesto Daranas, Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn, Laura Belloo, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García.