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The Mediapro Studio Taps Juliana Barrera to Head Colombian Content Arm


The Mediapro Studio has appointed producer and showrunner Juliana Barrera (The White Slave, Always a Witch) to the position of head of content in Colombia.

With a career spanning two decades, Barrera has specialized in creating, developing and producing content for television, amassing extensive experience in writing and producing fiction series and entertainment formats, as well as in directing content teams. Since 2011, she has worked at Caracol Televisión as a producer, head of content and creative director.

Highlights of her career include the executive production of the first season of La Voz Colombia and the development and production of fiction series such as Always a Witch, the first original Netflix series in Colombia; The Secret Law, which brought to the screen for the first time the true story of a special police unit made up solely of women; The White Slave, a historical series about slavery in Colombia which has been sold to almost 150 countries; Perfect Lies, a Colombian adaptation of the U.S. series Nip/Tuck; and Lynch, the first fiction written by Barrera and also the first premium content in Colombia to be acquired by a pay channel.

Laura Fernández Espeso, TV director at The Mediapro Studio, commented: “The Mediapro Studio has become a benchmark in the international market for the production of high-quality content and, in this sense, Juliana’s becoming part of the team will help us to continue implementing our strategy. We feel very fortunate to have a professional with her talent and experience.”

Barrera added: “Joining The Mediapro Studio as head of content in Colombia at a time when the industry is so eager for content is a very important step in my career. Now the challenge is to attract the best talent, offer the best stories, and turn The Mediapro Studio Colombia into a benchmark of creativity and production in Latin America that appeals to all types of channels and platforms.”

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