Mondo TV Iberoamérica and MB Producciones have inked an agreement to develop and co-produce two new animated series, Annie & Carola and Masked Cinderella.
Annie & Carola is at an advanced stage of development and negotiations are underway with a number of European TV channels. Masked Cinderella, which is still at an early stage of development, has been selected for the pitching sessions at Cartoon Forum 2020. Myriam Ballesteros (Lucky Fred, Lola and Virginia, Sandra Story Detective), founder of MB Producciones, originated and created both projects.
Mondo TV Iberoamérica Group made the deal with MB Producciones through its subsidiary Mondo TV Producciones Canarias, which will be responsible for the pre-production phase of the series. Per the agreement, MB Producciones will transfer to Mondo TV almost all of the IP of the two series, and Mondo TV will negotiate and conclude commercial agreements with third parties to obtain financing for production. Mondo TV will also be in charge of the international distribution of both shows.
Maria Bonaria Fois, CEO of Mondo TV Iberoamérica Group, said: “This is a very important alliance for Mondo TV Iberoamérica Group. It is a true honor for us to have reached a strategic agreement with Myriam Ballesteros, a professional with an extraordinary track record and a strong reputation throughout the industry. Both Annie & Carola and Masked Cinderella have enormous 360-degree development potential; we believe they offer an excellent opportunity to create successful high-quality cross-media brands.”
Ballesteros added: “I am delighted to be announcing this partnership. These are two series in which I deeply believe and Mondo TV Iberoamérica, with its extensive experience in international production and distribution, is the ideal partner. Together we aim to give these two animation projects strong visibility in the market and ensure their success with both audiences and broadcasters.”