Latest premium co-production to be presented at NATPE

MIAMI – December 7, 2018 -- Telemundo International Studios and Globo announced today the co-production of the premium limited series “Jugar con Fuego” (Playing with Fire) slated to premiere on Telemundo network in the U.S. next year. The 10-episode series is an adaptation of Globo’s premium limited series “Amores “Roubados”, originally written by George Moura and directed in Brazilian version by José Luiz Villamarim. Shot entirely on location in the Colombian coffee “triangle,” “Jugar con Fuego” is executive produced by Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo Global Studios and Ximena Cantuarias for Telemundo; together with Diego Ramírez and Nancy Fernández for 64 A Films, and Tony Plana.

“We are thrilled to produce our second short-format scripted series in partnership with Globo, one of the most prestigious production houses in the world,” said Santana. “The expertise and high quality of Telemundo International Studios, coupled with Globo’s decades of world-class content production, will set a new standard in scripted content for U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world.”

“We at Globo are immensely happy to announce this partnership with Telemundo, with whom we have had a history of successful co-productions. In the last few years, we have adopted a structure that allows Globo Studios to act as an artistic and intelligence hub for content creation and production, whether for the national market or in co-production for the international market, with the co-production of ‘Jugar con Fuego’ marking this special moment”, says Raphael Corrêa Netto, Globo’s International Business Executive Director.

“Jugar con Fuego” tells the story of Fabrizio, an attractive and sensual man, who bursts into the lives of three women. Camila and Martina, married women who are great friends - and Andrea, Martina’s daughter. His arrival from Mexico will disrupt, in a terrible and permanent way, the life of the homes in the prosperous Colombian coffee zone, and his incursion into a forbidden territory will confirm that Playing with Fire ... can bring terrible consequences.

“Jugar con Fuego is directed by Mafer Suárez and Riccardo Gabrielli, with Directors of Photography Carlos Hidalgo and Andrés García. The script was conceptualized by Marcos Santana and adapted by Julia Montejo and Jose Luis Acosta.

A division of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, Telemundo International Studios was founded i n 2016 to produce short, high-quality programs designed to meet the growing demand in international markets and from emerging platforms for high-end, short-format scripted series. Telemundo International Studios works in close collaboration with Telemundo Global Studios, the network’s U.S. production unit, which produces an average of 900 hours of programming per year, across Series, Premium and Super Series formats.


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About Globo:
To be one of world’s leading communications company is just possible with a lot of creativity, professionalism and investment on quality and innovation. Globo produces close to 3,000 annual hours of telenovelas and programs, as well as over 3,000 hours of telejournalism. Programs, series and interviews with a high standard of quality that every year, receive nominations in the International Emmy Awards. Presently, the network covers 98.6% of Brazil's territory, reaching 99.5% of the population with the greatest network of broadcasting stations of 122 spread over the states. More than 90% of the network's programming is produced in-house, which makes Globo the country's largest job provider for artists, authors, journalists and producers. Globo currently has approximately 13000 employees. For more information:

About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Noticias, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 28 local stations, 51 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.