Kate Del Castillo Inks Overall Deal with Endemol Shine Boomdog


Endemol Shine Boomdog has signed an overall development deal with the producer and actress Kate Del Castillo (La Reina del Sur) and her Cholawood Productions team.

Per the deal, Del Castillo will both produce and star in projects that will be jointly developed between Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, and Cholawood Productions. The two sides are currently exploring scripted and unscripted development opportunities in both English and Spanish.

Del Castillo leads Cholawood Productions alongside her partners Carmen Cervantes, a veteran Latin entertainment industry executive, and journalist Jessica Maldonado. Flavio Morales, Endemol Shine Latino’s Los Angeles-based executive VP for U.S. initiatives, will oversee all programming efforts with Del Castillo and the Cholawood team.

Alejandro Rincon, CEO of Endemol Shine Boomdog, said: “There is no bigger name in our industry than Kate Del Castillo. We are thrilled to be developing content with Kate and her team that she can both produce and star in. We already have some very promising projects that we will be bringing to the marketplace in the near future.”

Del Castillo added: “I’m excited to unite with Endemol Shine Boomdog. We are here to create a new narrative empowering the Latina and Latino communities. It’s time for us to steer away from stereotypes and clichés. We are here to stay!”