ZORRO TO OPEN MIPCOM CANNES
Paris/05.09.2023: MIPCOM CANNES and Mediawan Rights today announced the hosting of an event screening of the highly-anticipated reboot of Zorro, to be attended by leads Miguel Bernardeau, Renata Notni and Dalia Xiuhcoatl, on the eve of the forthcoming 39th International Co-Production & Entertainment Content Market’s opening (16-19 Oct) in Cannes.
Staged as a curtain raiser to this year’s market on Sunday 15 October at 18.00 in the world-famous Grand Auditorium in the Palais des Festivals, the screening of the iconic franchise’s reinterpretation will be followed by a Q and A with Miguel Bernardeau and key executives including Sergio Pizzolante and be open to all delegates.
Zorro is a Secuoya Studios production for Amazon Prime Video in the U.S, Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Andorra with Mediawan Rights holding global distribution rights for the 10 x 52’ series; the new series marks the screen comeback of the swashbuckling hero after almost two decades, as written by Carlos Portela (Hierro, Velvet Collection) and directed by Javier Quintas (Money Heist), Jose Luis Alegría (Toy Boy) and Jorge Saavedra (Mr Smith and Mrs Wesson).
Set in 1834 Los Angeles, against the backdrop of an emerging world in which different races try to live together, it stars Miguel Bernardeau, (Elite, 1899, The Last One) in the eponymous role playing a new version of Diego de la Vega, landowner and, when in disguise, the masked hero of the people, opposite one of Mexico’s fastest-rising young stars, Renata Notni (El Dragón: Return of a Warrior, La Venganza de las Juanas) as Lolita Marquez, the love of his youth, and with a cast that also includes Dalia Xiuhcoatl, Paco Tous, Emiliano Zurita and Joel Bosqued.
Zorro is executive produced by John Gertz, founder of Zorro Productions Inc. and producer on The Mask of Zorro and The Legend of Zorro movies, alongside David Martínez, David Cotarelo, Sergio Pizzolante and Angela Agudo for Secuoya Studios, Andy Kaplan for KC Global Media and Jesús Torres and Glenda Pacanins at NoStatusQuo Studios.
"MIPCOM CANNES showcases the most eagerly awaited international productions for an unrivalled global industry audience," said Lucy Smith, Director, MIPCOM CANNES. "Zorro epitomises this. A truly global collaboration, this much anticipated next chapter for one of the screen’s most recognised and loved characters will be a wonderful start to this year’s market."
Valérie Vleeschhouwer, General Manager of Mediawan Rights said: "We are, as well as our partner Entourage, thrilled that MIPCOM has selected Zorro for this event screening and proud of this new version of the iconic and timeless super-hero. The show has everything to embrace a global audience: it respects the codes of the franchise but also adds great storylines with a contemporary relevance, strong cast and characters, stunning scenes and high-end production standards. We are sure it will be a real treat for the delegates to discover it on the big screen at the Palais!"
"We at Secuoya Studios are extremely proud to showcase to the industry the incredible scope and premium production value of the series. For us, this is the culmination of a long road to bring this iconic character to life once again, for fans across all generations, this will be the Zorro, said Sergio Pizzolante, President of Commercial & International Distribution at Secuoya Studios.
More than 260 exhibitors from over 40 countries are to date confirmed for MIPCOM CANNES - the mother of all entertainment content markets - in 2023. Riviera exhibition halls and outdoor Croisette beach exhibition areas are sold out with a line-up comprising major studios, production and distribution groups and 11 000 global buyers, commissioners, producers and creatives again set to attend the world’s greatest gathering of TV and Entertainment executives.
MIPJUNIOR also returns to the JW Marriott in the weekend heading into MIPCOM CANNES (13-15 Oct) with a brand-new half-day pre-opening programme beginning at 14.00 on Friday (Oct 13).