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Federation Backs New U.S. Production, Management Arm


Producers Juan Solá and Nacho Manubens, along with talent manager Adil Chamakh, have launched the new management and production company Animal Federation with the backing of Federation Entertainment.

Animal Federation is focused on representing diverse, multi-hyphenate and multilingual talent. Its client roster already includes American actress Isabella Ferreira (Love, Victor), Italian actress Alice Pagani (Baby) and writer and director Lluis Quílez (Below Zero). It is developing original content and adaptations of Federation’s IP library for the LatAm and U.S. markets.

“Federation’s producers are already involved in launching the creations of a large number of European showrunners and directors,” said Pascal Breton, president of Federation Entertainment. “We had long been eager to help these talents grow into global names, including in the immensely competitive market that is Hollywood. Following Nacho and Juan’s lead, we needed to find the right manager for the job, and Adil Chamakh is the perfect fit: his extensive experience both in Los Angeles and the major European capitals makes him an ideal person to manage their careers.’’

All three founders have experience working within both the U.S. and global markets. Solá has produced alongside Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise, Black Adam), helping to introduce European talent to the U.S. Most recently, he produced Retribution, starring Liam Neeson.

Manubens, responsible for spotlighting Spain’s Atresmedia on an international scale, produced La Templanza, the first original series from Amazon Prime in Spain. He worked with Solá to produce Netflix’s Las Niñas de Cristal.

Chamakh, who will serve as senior VP and head of management, has represented American and international talent, including Australian-American actor Aisha Dee (The Bold Type) and musician and actor Masego. He previously launched the talent management company Creative Room.

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