Former Netflix exec Juan Mayne has hung his personal shingle, Madrid-based N&L Films, which is bulwarked by robust expertise relationships, a strategic alliance with Exile Content and a certain sense of market alternatives for Spain-based impartial producers.
Exile Content and N&L Films have struck a first-look growth deal. Jeff Glaser, who oversaw Netflix manufacturing finance in Mexico City and Madrid, has joined
N&L’s first slate embrace a Mexican remake of “Miracle in Cell No. 7,” co-produced by Rock & Ruz and Mexico’s Corazón Films, which can deal with distribution within the nation, and “Aristides: A Righteous Life,” the true-life account of a Portuguese diplomat who saved 1000’s from the Nazis in WWII, from Seanne Winslow.
N&L can be in conversations with with Lluis Quilez and Fernando Navarro – director and author of Netflix Top 10 non-English film “Below Zero” – to develop a real crime movie primarily based on a serial assassin dubbed as “El Jack el Destripador de Almería.”
Mayne is engaged on a sequel to Netflix’s “A pesar de todo,” with younger Spanish writing duo Ana Puente and Javier Aguayo, and sci-fi-thriller “Paradoxum,” from scribes Manolo Campos and Gonzalo Navas. He can be in conversations with Mónica Lozano for the Spanish remake of Mexican blockbuster “¿Qué culpa tiene el niño?”
As already introduced, N&L is co-producing “Mala Influencia” with Spain’s Nadie es Perfecto.
Launching N&L in Spain, Mayne can “capitalize on all the experience and contacts that I have accumulated at Netflix,” he stated. Though spiralling, manufacturing prices are nonetheless considerably decrease than the U.S. Spain’s ICAA, its nationwide movie company, has powered up its subsidy fund, its price range passing €100 million ($109 million) this 12 months.
N&L Films will give attention to theatrical film manufacturing, stated Mayne. “Theatrical revenues are coming back, I do believe that people who stopped going to the movies during the pandemic are going to come back to the movies. We’re already seeing certain territories outperforming in 2023,” he advised Variety.
Mayne will look to convey an leisure emphasis to his films that isn’t so typical for Europe. “I need to make movies that entertain, empower and encourage. I consider in cinema as leisure.
Applying the identical pondering he used at Netflix, he intends to “identify opportunities, make film for underserved audiences. Three examples he cites are young adult movies, genre pics and “good family entertainment.”
Many of N&L titles shall be made in co-production. “I’d relatively have 10% of 20 initiatives, than 100% of two initiatives.I don’t need the danger, and collaboration breeds excellence, Mayne advised Variety.
Almería Jack the Ripper Project, (Lluis Quilez)
A fiction function impressed by true life story of the Jack the Ripper of Almería, who murdered a rating or extra intercourse staff. From Quilez and screenwriter Navarro, the crew behind motion thriller “Below Zero,” produced by Morena Films and rating as No. 7 in Netflix’s Top 10 of most-watched non-English film
“A Pesar de Todo,”
A sequel to the Netflix hit, penned by rated younger screenwriter Ana Puentes, an ECAM alum, and Javier Aguayo, who penned episodes “Alpha Males.“ I do believe in supporting young talent. There’s very well established talent in Spain that everybody’s working with. Young talent needs opportunities,” stated Mayne.
“Aristides: A Righteous Life,”(Seanne Winslow)
Based out of Portugal’s consulate in Bordeaux in WWII, Aristides issued 1000’s of Visas to Portugal, ignoring the covert directions of Salazar’s authorities. Winslow, who made a splash co-directing “The Falconer,” is connected to jot down and direct.
“Don’t Blame the Kid” Spanish Remake
Starring “How To Get Away With Murder’s” Karla Souza, 2016 romcom “Don’t Blame the Kid” was enormous in Mexico, grossing $14.4 million. Mayne and Mónica Lozano, whose credit embrace
Alejandro González Iñárritu’s function debut “Amores Perros,” and Eugenio Dérbez’s “Instructions Not Included,” are actually discussing the potential of a Spanish remake. “A social clash screwball comedy,” stated Mayne.
“Mala Influencia,” (Roger Gual)
From Kiko Martínez’s Nadie Es Perfecto and N&L Films, an adaptation of smash hit Spanish-language younger grownup novel “Mala influencia,” written by Teensspirit for Wattpad Webtoon. Roger Gual (“Seven Years, “Cable Girls”) directs.
“Miracle in Cell No. 7,”
Working a number of method streets, a Mexican remake of Korean authentic drama which shall be co produced by N&L Films, Rock & Ruz and Mexico’s Corazón Films, which can distribute in Mexican theaters. “I convinced Miguel [Ruz] that it would make more sense to make it in Mexico because the box office potential in Mexico is just bigger. It’s a bigger market,” stated Mayne.
A teasing mind-bending sci-fi thriller from writing duo Manolo Campos and Gonzalo Navas, a author on “The Boat.” “A journey through our most primordial fears. A story about confidence affection and responsibility as key elements of personal growth,” its creators say.