Marcos Santana from Telemundo Global Studios together with the seven graduates on the virtual ceremony
TGS Fellowship's graduates collaborate on several series
16 de febrero de 2021
The seven students from Telemundo Global Studios' (TGS) first Production Fellowship, that received over 500 applicants, graduated virtually Friday, February 5 in a ceremony led by Marcos Santana, president, and Juan Ponce, senior VP, Production and Strategy Operations, both from Telemundo Global Studios. Beau Ferrari, Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, had special participation.
“More than two and a half years ago, when I took this idea to Cesar Conde and Monica Gil, it didn't take them more than 10 seconds to say "Marcos we are going to support you in this program, that is the first to be done in the region, in Hispanic America. Most of the Latin American producers, including myself, are self-taught, we have gained training in time. We never had an amazing opportunity like this," said Santana during the ceremony.
The accomplishments of the producers who graduated include the collaboration on over 14 series -across the development, pre-production, and post-production- that encompassed 100 Días Para Enamorarnos, Buscando a Frida, and La Suerte de Loli, among others.
The graduates are from Colombia, Spain, Argentina, and Mexico.
The program consisted of 156 hours of work and study, with a total of 46 classes on more than 69 topics, directed by more than 50 professors, not only by executives of Telemundo Global Studios and several divisions of NBCUniversal but also key industry leaders in OTT, production, acquisition, and direction, among others.