Canela & Hemisphere Enter Co-Pro Deal


Canela Media has entered into an exclusive two-year partnership with Hemisphere Media Group to co-produce original films in 2023 and 2024.

The first five movies are already in postproduction and will be available exclusively on Canela.TV AVOD and FAST channels this summer. The films will feature stars such as Cristián de la Fuente, Candela Márquez, Eduardo Yáñez, Christian de la Campa, Alejandra Espinoza, Erika de la Rosa, Pedro Moreno, Guillermo Quintanilla and Armando Araiza.

“We are thrilled to partner with Jim McNamara and the Hemisphere team to further our commitment to producing over 2,000 hours of original content for our audience,” said Isabel Rafferty Zavala, founder and CEO of Canela Media. “These original films tap into the genres and passion points that our audience loves and provide a new vehicle for Latino talent. Our aim is to continue to provide authentic content with Latino celebrities through a fresh new lens.”

“We are excited to begin this multiyear co-production partnership with Canela Media, which includes our most recent slate of original productions, with plans to produce additional titles,” said Jim McNamara, vice chairman at Hemisphere Media Group. “The initial five films are currently in post-production and will be available in the next few weeks. Hemisphere has established itself as the market leader in the production of best-in-class, high-performing films that Hispanic viewers prefer and watch on platforms including our premium movie channel, Cinelatino, and our new movie FAST channel TODOCINE, already available on Canela.TV. We’re pleased to offer a varied slate that includes romantic comedy, suspense, action and drama featuring some of the most beloved stars in the business. We’re delighted that these titles will have their exclusive first window premiere on Canela and to be able to work with this dynamic team led by Isabel Rafferty.”