Armando Bó, the Oscar-winning co-author of birdmanunveiled its first TV slate since launching its own production company, About Entertainment, earlier this year.
The writer and filmmaker is developing two series based on well-known Argentine stories.
About Entertainment has acquired the rights to MalasCamila Sosa Villada’s 2019 autobiographical novel, and expands Cromanonbased on real events of the tragedy that took place at the site of Balvanera, Argentina in 2004.
Las Malas (bad girls) tells the story of a nineteen-year-old trans woman who moves to the big city and joins a group of trans sex workers who create a unique community. This story of self-discovery has two sides: one is realistic, harsh and hostile; the other is fantastic, united and thoughtful. Throughout their journey, these “bad girls” will take care of each other like family.
Cromanon is a coming-of-age series that follows a group of teenagers surrounded by the true catastrophic events that took place in Argentina on December 30, 2004, when a fire broke out at the site, during a rock concert, killing 194 teenagers and injuring over a thousand more. This unholy tragedy was a breaking point for a generation and changed the culture of an entire country, as never before had so many young people been killed in a single incident.
The About Entertainment team also includes former Viacom executive Mercedes Reincke, who heads up content development, Natacha Cervi, who heads up production and operations, Mariana Levy, who leads the screenwriting division, and Ezequiel Olemberg, who heads the financial and legal department.
Bó is also the showrunner, director and executive producer of the eight-part drama series the Presidentlaunched in June on Amazon Prime Video.
He shared the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with Nicolás Giacobone, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Alexander Dinelaris for birdman. The quartet also won the Golden Globe. He then wrote/directed and produced Animal.
Bó is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, Fischer, Gilbert-Lurie, Stiffelman & Cook, LLP.