Juliana Barrera, the well-known Colombian producer and showrunner has joined THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO team. Barrera, one of the most respected professionals in the Latin American audiovisual scene, will be Head of Content at MEDIAPRO’s office in Colombia. By hiring Barrera, THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO once again confirms its commitment to high quality international content.
With a career spanning two decades in which she has specialised in creating, developing and producing content for television, Juliana Barrera has amassed extensive experience in writing and producing series of fiction and entertainment formats, and in directing content teams.
Since 2011 she has been linked to Caracol Televisión as a Producer, Head of Content and Creative Director. In this last role, she generated new business opportunities. Highlights of her long career include the executive production of the first season of “La Voz Colombia” and the development and production of fictions such as “Always a Witch”, the first original Netflix series in Colombia; “The Secret Law”, which brought to the screen for the first time the true story of a special police unit made up solely of women; “The White Slave”, an ambitious historical series about slavery in Colombia which has been sold to almost 150 countries; “Perfect Lies”, an adaptation for Colombia of the U.S. series “Nip/Tuck”, and “Lynch”, the first fiction written by Barrera and also the first Premium content in Colombia to be acquired by a pay channel.
In the area of entertainment, she has been Head of Content of several editions of the reality show “The Challenge” and of “Big Brother”, “The Farm”, “The Apprentice” and “The Hairdresser’s”, among other formats.
She has received a dozen awards for her work, including the TVyNovelas Prize for the Series of the Year for “Perfect Lies” and the India Catalina Audiovisual Industry Prize -awarded at the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival- for Best Reality Show-Contest for “La Voz Colombia”.
Laura Fernández Espeso, TV Director at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, has commented: “THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO has become a benchmark in the international market for the production of high quality content and, in this sense, Juliana’s becoming part of the team will help us to continue implementing our strategy. We feel very fortunate to have a professional with her talent and experience”.
Juliana Barrera has added: “Joining THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO as Head of Content in Colombia at a time when the industry is so eager for content is a very important step in my career. Now the challenge is to attract the best talent, offer the best stories, and turn THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO Colombia into a benchmark of creativity and production in Latin America that appeals to all types of channels and platforms”.
Juliana Barrera joins the extensive list of creators at THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, which includes Diego San José, Marc Vigil, Ran Tellem, Iván Escobar, Javier Olivares, Fernando González Molina, Daniel Burman and Lorenzo Silva, with whom THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO has recently signed a collaboration agreement to adapt fiction content inspired by his novels.