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SONY PICTURES TELEVISION BEGINS PRODUCTION IN COLOMBIA ON NEW TELESERIES BLOQUE DE BUSQUEDA


Rafael Novoa, Sebastian Martinez, Carolina Gomez and Veronica Orozco set to star 
 
MIAMI and BOGOTA, September 23, 2015 — Sony Pictures Television has begun production in Colombia on Bloque de Búsqueda, a new original series about the group who brought down one of Colombia’s most powerful mobsters, Pablo Escobar. The 70-episode, one-hour teleseries is being distributed by Sony Pictures Television across Latin America, the U.S. Hispanic market, and around the globe.
 
“There is a strong appetite across the region for smart scripted programming about real people and events,” says Angélica Guerra, senior vice president and managing director, production, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic for Sony Pictures Television. “While many are familiar with Pablo Escobar, Bloque de Búsqueda explores the less-familiar story of the heroes who ultimately captured him and the tremendous impact that it had on their families.” 
 
“In this highly competitive TV market, we are continuing to raise the bar on local content with powerful and relevant storytelling,” says Alexander Marin, senior vice president, distribution, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic for Sony Pictures Television. “The fall of the world’s most notorious drug dealer continues to captivate people to this day, so we anticipate that Bloque de Búsqueda will have very broad appeal.”
 
Bloque de Búsqueda tells the untold story of Colonel Hernán Martín and Captain Antonio Gavilán, the men who created the elite Block Search task force to track down Pablo Escobar. Knowing the only way to catch a criminal was to think and act like one, Martín and Gavilan operated on the edge of the law, aligning with his enemies and putting their lives, as well as those of their families, on the line in order to bring Colombia’s most ruthless and elusive mobster to justice.
 
Bloque de Búsqueda stars Rafael Novoa (Sala de Urgencias) as Hernán Martín, Sebastián Martínez (El Estilista, Rosario Tijeras) as Captain Gavilán, Carolina Gomez (Mentiras Perfectas) as Milena de Martin, Veronica Orozco (A Corazón Abierto) as Ana Maria de Gavilán, Bryan Moreno (Lady la Vendedora de Rosas) as Hernán Martin Jr., and Laura Londoño (Escobar: Paradise Lost) as Olga Diez. The teleseries is written by Jorg Hiller (Sala de Urgencias, Tiro de Gracia) and directed by Israel Sanchez and Rodrigo Lalinde. Luis Eduardo Jimenez serves as executive producer.
 
Sony Pictures Television develops, adapts and produces original Spanish-language programming for audiences across Latin America, the U.S. Hispanic market, and around the world. The studio pioneered the teleseries genre and today boasts a robust portfolio of high-caliber primetime programming that includes Metástasis, El Mariachi, Señorita Pólvora and El Dandy. One of the studio’s latest teleseries project, Lady, La Vendedora de Rosas, is currently the No. 1 show in Colombia for 2015. 
 
Bloque de Búsqueda is the latest self-commissioned project from Sony Pictures Television, following En la Boca del Lobo and Anónima.
 
 

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Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.