THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO has reached a co-production agreement with Chilevisión, the network belonging to the Turner Latin America group, in a move to bolster its international expansion. The first project included in this agreement is “El Discípulo del Chef”, a show involving the collaboration of Phileas Productions.
The program is one of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO’s most significant investments in non-fiction and as such, will be presented at the upcoming edition of MIPCOM. “El Discípulo del Chef” sets out to set itself apart from other entertainment formats of a similar nature taking a much fresher and more daring approach to the culinary talent genre.
The first season of this big entertainment format will consist of 24 episodes to be broadcast during prime time, and giving an idea of the scope and level of production and direction.
Chilevisión recently issued the casting call for the program with the participation of renowned and prestigious chefs. Strategy goes hand-in-hand with gastronomic dissemination in the show, designed for family audiences. The show’s winner will offer an aspiring chef the chance to train with some of the best chefs around.
With “El Discípulo del Chef”, THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Turner Latin America strengthen their commitment to the production of innovative and original formats, thus offering a quality content alternative in this opportunity for the Chilean market. The project is part of the five-year global agreement signed between the two companies for the development and co-production of multiplatform content for Latin America. This agreement contemplates an overall investment of €9 million, which has already seen the production of 8-episode drama series “Las Bravas F.C.”.
“The alliance between THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Turner Latin America is an excellent opportunity to merge our expertise with their talent and thus contribute to the dissemination of innovative and quality content in Chile, confirming our desire to become leaders in terms of content production”, said Laura Fernández Espeso, TV director at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO.
Javier Goldschmied, Director of Programming at Chilevisión, explained that “we are very happy to be able to form this alliance with THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, with whom we have achieved an excellent level of synergy regarding the format development and opportunities for fresh content. Both parties have top-class teams in place and “El Discípulo del Chef” is just the beginning of a long journey together”.