NATPE Budapest Spotlight: The Mediapro Studio


Side Games and Paradise, thrillers from The Mediapro Studio, are two of the offerings leading the company’s slate at NATPE Budapest.

Side Games mixes the cheeriness of soccer fans with the dark underworlds that often surround the sport. It follows an executive at a regional soccer club who becomes immersed in a game of corruption, violence and betrayal as shady deals, match-fixing and power struggles surround him.

Paradise tells the story of a detective from Helsinki who arrives in “Little Finland,” an outwardly idyllic town in Spain where Finnish tourists vacation, to solve two seemingly unrelated murders.

Meanwhile, the quiz show Money Balls takes on a lighter tone, combining knowledge and luck as contestants vie for the grand prize.