Univision Communications has signed a first-look deal with global megastar Eugenio Derbez and 3Pas Studios, run by Derbez and his producing partner Ben Odell. Under the agreement, Univision will have the first look at all Spanish-language television and theatrical motion picture projects controlled by 3Pas Studios and Derbez, including movies and series for SVOD or theatrical releases.
Derbez and 3Pas Studios will develop and produce world-class Spanish-language content across different genres and age groups for Univision’s SVOD platform, including projects as possible Derbez starring vehicles. In addition, the renowned actor, comedian, and filmmaker will serve as a subject-matter expert to develop and acquire the best Spanish-language, authentic, family-friendly content for the new “Derbez Channel” which will initially launch in Latin America, on Univision’s streaming platform’s AVOD tier.
“Eugenio is a globally celebrated content creator whose vision and passion for storytelling are unmatched. We’re delighted to partner with him and 3Pas Studios on this first-look deal that will allow Univision to offer even more of the world-class, premium content that global Spanish-language audiences of all ages crave. This partnership is a testament to how we are doubling down on our commitment to building the best and largest Spanish-language streaming service in the world, one that will be the home to top-level creative Spanish-Language talent,” said Pierluigi Gazzolo, President and Chief Transformation Officer at Univision.
“I love Univision CEO’s Wade Davis’s and Pierluigi Gazzolo’s vision for this platform. It’s about time that our audience has consistent high-quality content to consume in Spanish. I can’t wait to roll up our sleeves and get to work,” Eugenio Derbez added.
Univision already has rights to iconic shows that made Derbez popular worldwide, including the sitcoms “Al Derecho y al Derbez” and “La Familia P. Luche,” - one of the Spanish-language longest-running and most successful comedy series in the United States -, and the blockbuster movie “Instructions Not Included,” which became the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time in the United States.
It’s about time that our audience has consistent high-quality content to consume in Spanish” Eugenio Derbez