Filmmaker and actor Eugenio Derbez signs exclusive first-look deal with Pantelion Films
Mexican actor, director, writer and producer Eugenio Derbez, the star of Pantelion Films’ breakout hit Instructions Not Included, has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Pantelion Films, the collaboration between next generation global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Mexican media corporation Grupo Televisa, the parties announced today. Derbez, through his newly-launched 3Pas (‘tripas”) Studios production company, a partnership with former Pantelion President of Production Benjamin Odell, will focus on Spanish and English-language films targeted at Latino and crossover audiences in the US.
“One of the keys to Pantelion’s continued successful evolution is the roster of cross-cultural A-list stars it is assembling,” said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer. “Nobody is better able to deliver films reflecting the universal themes that will continue to build Pantelion’s brand and audience than Eugenio Derbez, an incredible talent who has already generated tremendous momentum for the label with the success of Instructions Not Included.”
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