DISCOP Johannesburg Spotlight: Caracol Internacional


JOHANNESBURG: The telenovela Against Our Destiny is among the titles that Caracol Internacional believes will resonate with buyers at DISCOP Johannesburg.

The novela is based on the novel The Discreet Hero by Mario Vargas Llosa, winner of a Nobel Prize in literature. The company also has high hopes for the series The Girl and The White Slave to drum up interest with African buyers at the market. Also on the roster are the telenovelas River of Passions and Digging for Love

“DISCOP is the most important market for Africa,” says Paloma Garcia Cuesta, the company’s sales executive for Western Europe and Africa. “For us, it is a privilege to attend and be able to distribute our productions in these territories. They demand strong, classic stories and always [request] English or French dubbed versions.”

She adds that the African continent has “great potential” for content distributors. “These programs have incredibly high production values, and the stories are strong and different from what has already been seen.”