"La Divina Gula"
VICE Studios, the global production division of VICE Media Group, continues to grow its footprint in Latin America with the announcement of a new global commission for Netflix: six-part food series “La Divina Gula” (‘Heavenly Bites’). The show is a culinary journey through Mexico that follows the characters who have created the most eccentric and delicious flavors, by mixing their ingenuity with their passion for food.
“La Divina Gula” is created by Juan Márquez, Nacho Gil and Laura Woldenberg. The series is narrated by Memo Villegas, executive produced by Laura Woldenberg, produced by Ivonne Gutiérrez, and edited by Joaquín Celaa. Carlos Correa serves as cinematographer.
As the business looks to expand its offering across both unscripted and scripted content with a focus on Latinx stories, the studio has also appointed Edgar Jaramillio as Senior Director, Unscripted. Jaramillio will oversee production operations in Latin America and will be responsible for growing VICE Studios’ non-scripted content pipeline in the region as well as developing and producing content focused on Latinx audiences. Jaramillo is based in Los Angeles and reports to Danny Gabai, Head of VICE Studios US.
“As we continue to build our business in the region, we are also focused on increasing our Latinx content offering across all genres to better represent the community and tell authentic stories. Edgar is a hugely talented creative who has already impressed us with his taste for strong characters, compelling stories and a very fresh perspective, and he has an unparalleled knowledge of the region – he is the perfect leader to grow our Latinx unscripted pipeline,” Danny Gabai said.
“VICE Studios have a strong track record of producing premium unscripted content in Latin America and it's exciting to join the business at this time of expansion and grow our slate of programming targeted at LatinX audiences. As we launch our fantastic series ‘La Divina Gula’ with Netflix, we will continue to find unique stories from the region’s best creative talent,” Edgar Jaramillio added.