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Onza Distribution adds up Wakai’s sports documentaries to its catalogue

Onza Distribution adds up Wakai’s sports documentaries to its catalogue

Onza Distribution will represent sports documentaries produced by Wakai & Prime Video Spain: ‘FC Barcelona: A New Era’ (S1: 5×40′, S2: 4×40′, 2022-2023), ‘Marc Márquez: All In’ (5×40′, 2023), ‘Simeone: Living Match By Match’ (6×40′, 2021). This marks the start of a promising new collaboration between international sales agency Onza Distribution and production company Wakai.

FCB A New EraFC Barcelona: A New Era, spanning two seasons, recollects the club’s most difficult and turbulent years until they reclaim the lost throne. The team is undergoing a total reconstruction process with a single goal: to win again. Xavi’s arrival to lead the change, the new world-class signings, the emerging young talents, and the definitive adaptation of the rest of the squad allow this team to aspire to everything. The fans regain the lost excitement thanks to the successful achievements during the 21-22 and 22-23 seasons.

Marc Márquez: All In introduces us to a decisive moment in the career of the Moto GP star. In this documentary, we see how he will have toMarc Márquez take drastic measures to try to win again. The series illustrates firsthand a decisive year in Marc’s life and career. The fear, the risk, the suffering, the excitement of the races, and the infinite ambition of that who wants to be a champion again.

Simeone‘Simeone: Living Match By Match’ showcases the achievements in Diego Pablo Simeone’s stellar career as a player and coach of Atlético de Madrid, globally recognized for his unique way of understanding soccer. “Cholismo” is not just about tactics, but rather a philosophy in life.

“We’re very glad to be distributing Wakai’s sports titles, considering how close these productions are to these talented athletes” – says Béatrice Nouh, Head of Sales at Onza Distribution. “Wakai demonstrates how committed they are with quality in their productions. And that allows us to work with prestigious titles within the international market every time”.

Onza Distribution will bring these novelties to international clients at the upcoming markets, such as MIPDOC and MIPTV next April. Among the three Wakai sports titles, other documentaries will be accessible to MIPTV assistants through MIPDOC videolibrary, such as ‘Young Addictions’, ‘Wild Tales Of Madrid’, ‘Real Madrid: The White Legend’ or ‘Francis! The Pope Of Surprises’.

Alongside them, new additions like the highly anticipated thriller ‘Heartless, produced by Onza, the Czech period drama ‘Golden Swan’ or the new seasons of ‘Flowers Over The Inferno’ and ‘Sweet Strawberries’ will be headlining.

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Onza Distribution picks successful TV NOVA period drama ‘Golden Swan’

Onza Distribution picks successful TV NOVA period drama ‘Golden Swan’

Onza Distribution just announced the addition of ‘Golden Swan’ (Zlatá labut’) to its international catalogue. The series, created by Filip Bobinski, Jan Coufal and Petr Sizling from Dramedy Productions (‘The Manor House’, ‘Away From You’), is a production of Czech TV broadcaster TV NOVA (‘Ulice’, ‘One Family’). It premiered on the channel’s SVOD platform, Voyo, last January 26, 2023 and aired in free TV on February 2, followed by a second season that was broadcast at the end of August. The third season will bring the series to an end this June 2024. ‘Golden Swan’ recorded great audience scores in its first season, hitting a 29% of share in its most viewed episode with more than 1 million viewers.

Golden Swan

The series travels back to 1939, set in the protectorate of Bohemia andGolden Swan Moravia, under Nazi occupation, at the beginning of World War II. Bára Veselá, a young thief, enters the Golden Swan luxury department store while escaping from the police. Following a series of accidents and mistakes, she becomes a saleswoman in the fashion department and a new life opens up for her. Soon the charming owner Petr, son of the Kučera family, notices her. They fall in love, but the match is so obviously unequal. During war times, can love be stronger than the struggles to carry it through?

“We are glad to represent this successful period drama series which we are sure will attract our international clients” – says Béatrice Nouh, Head of Sales at Onza Distribution. “It is a great example of the quality that can be found in productions from the region and we are thrilled to start this new collaboration with TV NOVA”.

Golden Swan“We are thrilled that the stories of our heroines and heroes will travel beyond the borders of our region. I hope that our dramatic story from Prague in 1939 will touch the hearts of many viewers around the world”, says Klara Follova, the Creative Producer at TV NOVA.

Golden Swan’ is the new addition to Onza Distribution’s catalogue and will be present in the main markets this 2024, such as upcoming Series Mania or MIPTV. Recent additions like ‘Heartless’ (8×45′) – the highly anticipated thriller produced by Onza premiering this spring on Prime Video, and ‘FC Barcelona: A New Era’ (5×40′, 4×40′) – a sports documentary series about the legendary team produced by Wakai.

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Onza Distribution adds acclaimed series “Flowers Over The Inferno” to its catalogue

Onza Distribution adds acclaimed series “Flowers Over The Inferno” to its catalogue

Onza Distribution recently added to its catalogue acclaimed TV adaptation ‘Flowers Over the Inferno’ (Fiori sopra l’inferno), an Italian series inspired by the best-seller written by Ilaria Tuti. ‘Flowers Over the Inferno’ (6×50′) premiered last February in prime time on the Italian public channel Rai 1. The series followed critical and public acclaim, registering in its first emissions 4 million viewers per episode average and 25.5% of share.

‘This series follow an intriguing police investigation with a bit of a Nordic noir touch, and it’s the adaptation of a best-seller, with a second season coming on October 2024 and potentially for more seasons adapting the other books of the series by Ilaria Tuti’, comments Béatrice Nouh, Head of Sales at Onza Distribution.

‘Flowers Over the Inferno’ is an original production by Publispei, the production company behind hits as ‘I Cesaroni’ and ‘Medico di famiglia’. This new thriller compiles powerhouse Carlo Carlei as its director (‘The Last Legion’), and the immense talent of Elena Sofia Ricci, Gianluca Gobbi and Giuseppe Spata among the cast.

Criminologist Teresa Battaglia (Elena Sofia Ricci) and her investigation team, recently joined by young inspector Massimo Marini (Giuseppe Spata) are after a serial killer who’s threating the lives of villagers in a small mountain town in Italy. His motives are fueled by his eager defense of abused and abandoned children by their caregivers. As intelligent and skilled as the profiler is, Teresa will have to endure the first symptoms of the Alzheimer’s she is suffering from, as she chases this criminal who threatens to take away everything she has – her intuition, her wit and her memories.

‘Teresa Battaglia is a strong character facing the biggest personal challenge of her life, struggling against the news of her Alzheimer diagnostic, while she keeps investigating murders. She´s brilliant, but for how long? This big question makes the series unique,’ adds Nouh about the series. ‘Flowers over the inferno is an amazing addition to our distribution slate, one more example that Southern Europe is a land of talent and creativity, and we are sure that this series can travel really well’.

Onza Distribution is launching a promising series in the international distribution market. This new addition will be showcased at MIPCOM this October, alongside many other successful fiction series, such as ‘Allende, The Thousand Days’, which honors the 50th anniversary of the Chilean president’s death, and ‘Sweet Strawberries‘, TVI’s new young adult thriller.

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Awaited series on Allende’s downfall begins international sale next fall by Onza Distribution

Awaited series on Allende’s downfall begins international sale next fall by Onza Distribution

The co-production between Chile, Spain and Argentina has already been released this September in Chile and Onza Distribution will be exclusively in charge of its international distribution.

The miniseries, consisting of 4 chapters of 60 minutes each, is a political thriller combining elements of drama, which has been produced after the 50th commemorial of Salvador Allende’s death.

Highly anticipated miniseries “Allende The Thousand Days“, produced by Parox (“Invisible Heroes,” “The Substitute”), in collaboration with Mediterráneo Media Entertainment, Aleph Media, Mente Colectiva, and HD Argentina, premiered on TVN channel in Chile on September 7th, achieving great audience success. After its premiere, Onza Distribution has become its international distributor.

“Allende The Thousand Days” is a first fictional approach to depict the experience of the Popular Unity government following Allende’s journey (Alfredo Castro). These experiences are narrated through Manuel Ruiz’s point of view, a young Spanish lawyer who becomes his closest advisor. The series explores the challenges faced by Allende and his collaborators in fulfilling their government program, which promises to address social inequalities and achieve economic independence for the country. It delves into the intervention of the United States in domestic politics to destabilize the government and push forward the Armed Forces to carry out a coup d’état, the growing contradictions within the leftist movement exacerbated by the visit of Fidel Castro (Benjamín Vicuña) to Chile, the loyalty and his late betray of General Augusto Pinochet (Daniel Alcaíno). Over the course of 4 episodes, these and other pivotal events will illustrate how Chile became a focal point of global geopolitical balances in the early 1970s.
“Allende The Thousand Days”, consisting of 4 episodes, each lasting 60 minutes, blends political thriller elements with drama. It has been produced in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Allende’s death.

“Allende The Thousand Days” will be screened at San Sebastián Film Festival on Tuesday, September 26th. Subsequently, it will also be featured in the Chapter One section at Iberscreenings Madrid during Iberseries on Wednesday, October 4th, from 17:15 to 18:45 in the Sala Azcona at Matadero (Madrid). The series will air in Spain in the last quarter of 2023 on RTVE.

Onza Distribution has already begun its international distribution, along with many other new additions to their catalog. “We are thrilled to be distributing such a high-quality historical drama about one of the most prominent political figures of the 20th century; it is a great series that will leave no one indifferent,” commented Béatrice Nouh, director of sales. “I am a great admirer of Parox and its production quality. ‘Allende The Thousand Days’ is no exception in its excellent track record as a production company. It is an honor to have the opportunity to present a series that deals with one of the most important historical moments in Latin America which made an impact worldwide.”