Written by Shona Smith on Aug 29, 2018. Posted in On Location / Production News

Netflix announced anthology series is shooting in Mexico City

Netflix announced production on its new anthology series In True Events, Historia De Un Crimen is underway in Mexico City. The eight-episode season is being produced by Dynamo for Netflix.

Each season of the scripted series will explore a different controversial crime from recent history around the world. The first series spotlights the 1994 murder of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio during a campaign rally in Tijuana.

Directed by Hiromi Kamata (Gringo, Limitless) and written by Rodrigo Santos the series has secured Latin American talent Jorge A. Jimenez (Narcos, Machete Kills, Hermoso Silencio), Ilse Salas (Cantinflas, Sr. Avila), Alberto Guerra (Ingovernable, El Senor de los Cielos) amongst others.

Colombia Chapo ShowDynamo have produced over 30 feature films and 20 premium TV seasons, and the company have a presence in Bogota, Madrid, New York and Mexico. The company has been at the helm of several Netflix original series to film in South America, including Narcos and El Chapo, Netflix’s first original Columbian series.

Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals at Netflix stated that “We are thrilled to continue exploring new formats, investing in international talent and partnering with the best storytellers around the world to create content that travels and resonates globally”. Barmack notes that “Crime is a very popular genre across the globe, and we’re excited to bring Netflix members everywhere this new take on anthology series with an international twist”.

spectre-james-bond-mexico-city-daniel-craig-cr-courtesyMexico City has hosted a number of feature films such as Spectre and Elysium that have placed the country on the production map. The majority of the countries production industry is based in Mexico City and the most technology and equipment can be found here from ARRI and Panavision through to RED cameras.

The country has an extensive Proaudiovisual Fund covering feature films and documentaries for theatrical release, TV films, series and documentaries, commercials, post-production, special effects video game production as well as training programmes. Any national, foreign or co-production with a minimum spend of MXN40 million can qualify. There are two streams that combine to funding of 17.5% of eligible expenses.

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