Maite Bulgari and José María Irisarri
Independent Spanish production company Onza and Garbo Produzioni, the audiovisual company of the producer and entrepreneur Maite Bulgari, have signed a strategic industrial alliance with the acquisition of an equity stake by Maite Bulgari’s holding company in Onza. The Spanish company thus strengthens its growth in Europe, Latin America and internationally in particular through the development of joint projects with Maite Bulgari’s Italian companies: Garbo Produzioni and Anthos.
Onza’s founding partners, José María Irisarri, Gonzalo Sagardía and Nicolás Bergareche, will remain shareholders and continue to manage the company. Maite Bulgari, Raúl Ballestero and Stefano Torrisi will join as new members of the board of directors.
Onza president José María Irisarri said: “We are very excited about the entry of the audiovisual group led by Maite Bulgari as a shareholder of Onza. It means opening a new growth phase in which we share the strategic vision and ambition to produce the best content in Spanish-speaking markets and in related territories such as Italy, where Maite has a great team of executives led by Stefano Torrisi”.
Onza’s new Vice-President Maite Bulgari said: “I am very happy to have found a strategic partner for us in the Spanish and Latin American markets, who shares my passion for stories and enthusiasm for finding original content in the audiovisual world. I am convinced that together we will be able to carry out an industrial project that will consolidate our skills and produce quality content bringing our stories to other territories”.
The growth targets that the new partners have identified are the joint production and distribution of content for Spain, Italy and Latin America.
Founded in 2014 by José María Irisarri, Nicolás Bergareche and Gonzalo Sagardía, Onza is an independent audiovisual production company with business in both Spain and the United States, where it produces content for the Spanish-speaking market in Latin America such as "The Department of Time", "Little Coincidences", "Parot" and "Hernán".
Garbo Productions is an independent production company established in 2017 and founded by Maite Bulgari. The company has always been committed to the conception and production of a vast catalogue of high-quality television series, docu-series and entertainment products such as "L’Ispettore Coliandro", "La Porta Rossa" and "Il silenzio dell'acqua". Garbo has recently opened a new Spanish branch, Garbo Stories, to promote international projects.
I am very happy to have found a strategic partner for us in the Spanish and Latin American markets, who shares my passion for stories and enthusiasm for finding original content in the audiovisual world.” Maite Bulgari Onza’s new Vice-President