Two words with Manuela Caputi
Manuela Caputi, Head of Content Sales at Mediaset Distribution is talking to Formatbiz about her next trip to Miami for Natpe 2020 (Fontainebleau Miami Beach, January 21-23, 2020)
What are the highlights for Natpe Miami?
We are presenting a new drama series, On The Brink (12x50’) an intense drama centred on the daily life of a psychiatrist (Gabriella Pession) who deals with teenagers with mental problems. Tosca is a doctor but also an out-of-the-ordinary psychiatrist with a rebellious spirit but with an extraordinary intuition to understand the children’s problems. The other title is the thriller The Silence of Water (8x50’), whose second season will be aired late this year by Canale 5. In the first season, the community of a small village by the sea was shocked by the brutal murder of adolescent Laura and by the terrible discovery of the culprit. The investigations led by the duo-cops formed by Andrea Baldini, the local police inspector and Luisa Ferrari a homicide policewoman from the city of Trieste were very positive but each one was dealing with different family issues. In the second season when everything in the small village of Castel Marciano seems to turn again in the peaceful and quite place as it was, the community is shocked again by a double homicide. The local cop Andrea must make an important decision for his life and career, but also faces a threat from his past, while the colleague Luisa Ferrari is divided by her desire to be a mother. The new crime involves also a little girl that seems to be very attracted to the cop Luisa.
What are the trends in Latam?
It depends, some clients are looking for long-running series like daily soap to fit a daytime slot others are looking for procedural drama, crime and investigative. They like melodrama, romantic stories, families drama with passion and vengeance. Also there is a high request for costume period drama and we had a good response with our series Love and Sacrifice (44x40’) set in Tuscany, in the beautiful Carrara marble quarries during WWO.