Spain’s La Claqueta PC, Portugal’s SPi Align for Scripted Projects


La Claqueta PC from Spain and SPi from Portugal have unveiled a deal to co-develop three scripted projects per year.

La Claqueta’s credits include the feature film La Trinchera Infinita, the documentary series The Miramar Murders and the drama En el Corridor de la Muerte. SPi is currently working on Auga Seca with Portocabo for RTP (Portugal) and TVG (Spain).

“2019 has been the inaugural year for SPi in terms of international co-production, and this partnership with La Claqueta represents an extraordinary step in the consolidation of our work in Spain, which also reinforces the internationalization strategy of our company,” said José Amaral, managing director of SPi.

“After 17 years of activity in the sector, La Claqueta has demonstrated its ability to co-produce fiction and documentaries on a national and international level,” the Spanish company said in a statement. “After many years producing documentary series, we believe the time has come to make the leap into creating serialized fiction. But we wanted to do it hand in hand with an international partner of SPi’s stature, a company with years of experience in that market. The synergy between both companies is clear and we hope that the co-development agreement will soon produce good results.”

The companies are also collaborating on an animated feature-length documentary, El Viaje Más Largo, for RTP and TVE. They first met at Conecta Fiction last year and are planning to attend this year’s edition to look for new projects they can collaborate on.