29 JUL 2021

VIS CLOSES DEAL WITH CHILEAN WRITER PABLO ILLANES

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS), a division of ViacomCBS, closed a first look deal with renowned Chilean writer, screenwriter, journalist and filmmaker Pablo Illanes to develop original scripted series as well as documentaries.

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ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS), a division of ViacomCBS, closed a first look deal with renowned Chilean writer, screenwriter, journalist and filmmaker Pablo Illanes to develop original scripted series as well as documentaries.

Pablo Illanes, CEO of Arrebato Films, is known for being the creator of several series and highly successful telenovelas, such as “Adrenalina,” “Machos,” “Alguien te mira,” “¿Dónde está Elisa?,” “Perdona nuestros pecados,” and the “Prófugos” series. Illanes has also published three novels - “Una mujer brutal,” “Fragilidad” and “Los amantes caníbales” -, and has directed to two feature films - “Baby shower” (2011) and “Videoclub” (2013) -.

“When our studio began, we envisioned a business model-based partnerships with the most prominent talent to produce both local and global content to enhance our pipeline. Pablo's talent, originality and experience in creating successful content globally is key for our studio to continue to develop the best and most varied content for global audiences,”  said Fernando Gastón, VP of Content at VIS Americas.

"As a creator, this agreement presents an exciting challenge. At the same time, it also offers the unique possibility to create new exciting, impactful stories that are set to become favorites among different audiences,”  Illanes added.