Creator of 'Selena' series launches Latino-focused production company
It is a new production company to approach Latino stories as films or series. Moisés Zamora has teamed up with Bianca Quesada to launch Zone One.
They say they are the 'x' of Latinx.
Moisés Zamora, creator of the Selena series, presents his new production company with Bianca Quesada: Zone One. Its motto is based on focusing on Latinxs, Latin American, indigenous and Afro-Latino stories.
The production company is formed by Moises, Quesada in the roles of head of development and production, and Ellen Horra, head of finance who previously worked with Bianca at Live Nation.
They have ahead of them the challenge of working with identification or new identities in the delicate balance of entertainment in a global marketplace.
Generally this would be good timing, as in the mutation from passive TV to the on-demand model many are the platforms now looking to expand their markets.
"We are traversing new storytelling terrain and we are dedicated to making sure we are living up to the momentum of today's global culture," Quesada added on the matter as reported in a Hollywood Reporter scoop.
"Zone One assumes its intersectionality through its founders, who are mostly women and mostly homosexuals," they add on their website, also showing that the new production companies are betting on stories that are critical of the previous patriarchal structure.
The Whistleblower is one of his ongoing series for HBO Max focusing on the culture of rape, harassment and corruption at Fort Hood. The drama follows attorney Natalie Khawam as she pursues the disappearance of a female soldier at Fort Hood.
Off the Rims is a yet-to-be-platformed drama deeply awash in reggaeton. It follows the story of two Afro-Latino friends who get their start in car theft to fulfill their version of the American dream.
To Die Sane is another series from Miguel Zamora along with Carlos Cisco (Star Trek: Discovery) that follows the life of a detention center agent who is driven mad by suicides and kidnappings motivated by the legendary El Cuco, the Latino bogeyman.
All three projects show that they certainly work on the terrain of identity from an intersectional perspective that will most likely fit the new demands of the rejuvenated international market.