2 JUN 2021

VIS SECURES FIRST LOOK DEAL WITH PRODUCTION COMPANY CINE VAQUERO

ViacomCBS International Studios announced a first look deal with production company Cine Vaquero for the creation, development and production of exclusive Spanish-language scripted and non-scripted content for VIS and Paramount+ Latin America.

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Luis Gerardo Méndez

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ViacomCBS International Studios, a division of ViacomCBS, announced a first look deal with Mexican actor Luis Gerardo Méndez’s production company, Cine Vaquero, which he owns alongside Mexican producer Gerardo Gatica. Under the terms of the agreement, they will create, develop, and produce exclusive Spanish-language scripted and non-scripted content for VIS and Paramount+ Latin America.

"At VIS, we pride ourselves in partnering with the best talent and creatives to secure first look deals that ensure we get the best global content. Working with Luis Gerardo Méndez in ‘Los Enviados’ for Paramount+ has been an amazing experience, and we are excited to partner with his production company, Cine Vaquero, to produce one-of-a-kind stories and content,"  said JC Acosta, President ViacomCBS International Studios & Networks Americas.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with ViacomCBS International Studios. We’ve been working hard the past two years to find the right stories to create the kind of content in our language that we would like to see on TV,”  Luis Gerardo Méndez added.

Luis Gerardo Méndez rose to stardom with his starring role in the 2013 comedy film “The Noble Family,” which was one of the highest-grossing movies in Mexico’s history. He later went on to star in and executive produce Netflix's first Spanish-language original series, the comedy “Club de Cuervos,” as well as the film “Half Brothers”. His most recent projects include Netflix's “Murder Mystery” and a lead role in the upcoming season of “Narcos Mexico”.

Gerardo Gatica is best known for producing Alonso Ruizpalacios’ internationally acclaimed film “Museo,” which stars Gael García Bernal. He also produced “I’m No Longer Here,” which was short-listed for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars.