Virtual LA Screenings: News and Announcements from Day 1

This Tuesday marked the start of the Virtual LA Screenings. Up next, all the news and announcements from the first day of the digital event.

From Tuesday, May 11 through the 20th, the LA Screenings will be taking place in a virtual model.

According to the organization, 70 companies will participate from 60 countries.

Up next, the main announcements from the first day:

Globo Presented Once We Were Six

On the event’s first day, Globo presented its big new title for the international market: the telenovela One We Were Six, with 50 one-hour episodes.

The Future of OTT, a Debate

María Rua Aguete de Omdia led a panel on the future of OTT. Executives from Roku, Paramount +, Zee5 and Starzplay participated.

Señoras del (h) AMPA will Have a US version

The day was marked by the announcement by NBC that it will produce a pilot based on the Spanish series Señoras del(h) AMPA. It will be called Dangerous Moms.

It’s the second title of Hispanic origin to receive the green light in the US: a few hours earlier Fox had announced that it will adapt Argentinean series La chica que limpia. The network has already ordered a 10-episode first season.

Bake Off Will Be Adapted in Uruguay

It was also known during this day that BBC Studios sold its format The Great British Bake Off to Canal 4 in Uruguay. The local adaptation will premiere this year.

Fremantle Names New Factual Head

Fremantle announced the appointment of Mandy Chang as the new Global Director of Documentaries.