EXCLUSIVE: Gaz Alazraki, Alisa Tager, Mark Alazraki and Moises Chiver have partnered to create Maquina Vega, a brand new manufacturing firm with places of work in Los Angeles and Mexico Metropolis, which is able to present a pipeline between the English and Spanish-speaking worlds.
Working with creators throughout international locations and genres, the corporate will produce movies and tv collection in each English and Spanish, bolstering rising abilities from Mexico and Latin America, whereas trying to enhance the manufacturing of high-quality leisure for Spanish-speaking audiences worldwide.
The Alazrakis come to Maquina Vega after launching Alazraki Leisure in 2013 with the discharge of Gaz’s mega-hit Nosotros Los Nobles, a darkish comedy which upon its theatrical debut grew to become the best grossing homegrown movie ever launched in Mexico. Following that up was Membership de Cuervos, Netflix’s first Spanish-language unique collection, centered on soccer membership Cuervos FC. Co-created, exec produced and directed by Gaz Alazraki, the present ran for 4 seasons and remarkably additionally led to the creation of an actual soccer crew in Pique’s King’s League Americas.
Gaz Alazraki is coming off success along with his Father of the Bridge reimagining for Warner Bros and Plan B, which in 2022 drew HBO Max’s biggest-ever viewers for a streaming-only movie. Based mostly in L.A., he serves as Lead Inventive and Director of Maquina Vega and can proceed to focus going ahead on constructing his writing and directing slate in movie and TV.
Becoming a member of the corporate after serving as President of Nameless Content material Studios, Tager can even serve in that capability at Maquina Vega, overseeing operations for each places of work. Tager’s expertise within the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Africa, coupled along with her fluency in English and Spanish, give her a singular skillset to construct the manufacturing firm.
A producer on Nobles and Membership de Cuervos, Chiver will develop into Head of Manufacturing and Movie Finance, overseeing the corporate’s inside manufacturing, third-party manufacturing providers, and manufacturing financing from Mexico Metropolis.
Presently directing and exec producing the primary season of Bienvenidos a la Familia for Netflix, the Mexico Metropolis-based Mark Alazraki will proceed to supervise the corporate’s improvement and first appears, whereas constructing his slate as author, director, and producer.
Additionally on board on the new firm, as Head of Distribution and Finance, is Vicente García Cors, the previous CFO of Twentieth Century Fox Mexico, who will develop Maquina Vega’s distribution division, working to launch Mexican and worldwide motion pictures throughout Mexico and LatAm. Adrian Ituarte will function VP of Manufacturing, with Valeria de León as Director of Improvement.
Mentioned Gaz Alazraki in a press release on the formation of Maquina Vega, “I’ve dreamt for many years about ways to create a home for my projects while also creating a destination for all the talented people we admire and would love to work with. I am incredibly excited to have Alisa as our partner who can lead us to achieve this opportunity and create this home.”
Tager famous that her determination to hitch forces with the Alazarakis and Chiver was “the culmination of so many things” she’s got down to do, “working with the most exciting international creators and companies, from development through production and distribution.” She added that she’s “confident that our combined reach and experience will position us to grow our footprint in the US and across the Spanish-speaking world. This is a unique opportunity to build something truly international with a global reach.”
Presently, Maquina Vega has first-look offers with Animal Politico, a prestigious on-line investigative newspaper out of Mexico, and Algarabia, a normal curiosity journal spotlighting brief tales. The corporate additionally has a improvement take care of Editorial Planeta, the world’s largest Spanish-language writer, and is constructing a web-based journal to amplify new journalistic voices and generate new IP.
Along with Bienvenidos a la Familia, present tasks for the corporate embody Membership Perfecto, from writer-director Ricardo Castro and producer Jonathan Davis, which is in publish at ViX; documentary Billy Meier, which is in manufacturing with Miguel Leon directing and Julio Rojas as writer-EP; an adaptation of Daniel Coronel’s novel Los Niños del Amazonas, in improvement with Candle Media’s Exile; and Bodas, from creator Erik Zuckerman, which is in improvement at ViX.
Gaz Alazraki is repped by WME, Grandview, and Gang Tyre.