Main Chilean TV producer Maria Elena Wooden, whose a number of credit embody “Information of a Kidnapping,” “Ramona” and “Dignity,” is creating a comply with as much as her firm’s newest hit documentary “Operation Chile: High Secret,” which, till the tip of September, was the most-watched Chilean TV program that marked the fiftieth anniversary of the navy coup d’état in Chile.
Wooden might be at Ventana Sur to current the primary animation function she has boarded, “Lucila,” which has its market debut at this 12 months’s Animation! Pitching Classes.
“Our unique concept is to make a documentary for a world viewers and that’s what we’re engaged on now,” stated Wooden of the upcoming “Chile: An American Secret,” a Canada-Chile co-production, with Canada represented by director- producer Orlando Arriagada of Pimiento Prods. and Chile repped by her firm Maria Wooden Producciones and native associate Un día en la vida. They’re aiming to have it prepared by mid-2024.
“’Chile: An American Secret’ tells the story of the life, ardour and work of Peter Kornbluh, the best declassifier of secret paperwork on the U.S. intervention in Chile,” stated Wooden who added that this “model is extra targeted on the story the paperwork inform and the dramatic penalties of the actions of U.S. governments and companies.”
“It delves into the motivations, obstacles and findings of Kornbluh, who stakes his life on making it attainable for the judgement of historical past to convict those that by no means paid for his or her crimes in life,” Wooden stated of Kornbluh who was a senior analyst on the Nationwide Safety Archive and the director of the Chile Documentation Undertaking, the Cuba Documentation Undertaking in addition to writer of a number of non-fiction books.
Wooden and her companions are hoping to duplicate or surpass the success of “Operation Chile: High Secret,” which, till late September, was the second most-watched program of the 12 months on Paramount-owned Chilevisión, doubling the scores of Chilean nationwide community TVN’s fiction collection “Los mil días de Allende.”
It was additionally probably the most mentioned and shared on social media in comparison with different packages concerning the coup, not solely in Chile, but in addition in Argentina, Spain, Mexico, and the U.S., amongst others.
Maria Wooden Productions and Un día en la vida personal worldwide rights to “Operation Chile: High Secret” whereas Chilevisión holds native rights.
“We’re in conversations with a distribution firm and are aiming to license ‘Operation Chile’ out to completely different territories,” stated Wooden.
Wooden, who has directed acclaimed documentaries “Mad Girls” and “Michele Bachelet, la Hija del Basic,” co-directed and co-executive produced “Operation Chile: High Secret” with associate Patricio Pereira, whose producing credit embody “Machuca” and 2012 Sundance Grand Jury Prizewinner “Violeta Went to Heaven.” They are going to now co-direct “American Secret.”
They labored carefully with common collaborators, journalists Andrea Inzunsa and Javier Ortega of Un dia en la vida, who had been the investigators, scriptwriters and in addition government producers.
Additionally concerned had been Chilevisión’s CHV Noticias, led by Pablo Vasquez and Paz Díaz, and the programming workforce of Chilevisión, led by Francisco Espinosa.