Silvana Aguirre, head of Development and, Camila Jiménez, CEO, both from The Immigrant

The Immigrant: Global platforms make it possible to explore longer storytelling

Maye Albornoz. Mexico City|15 de marzo de 2019


Camila Jiménez and Silvana Aguirre, CEO and head of Development at The Immigrant, assure that the content industry has changed; the movies and platforms share good, well-told stories, and with high production values and now there are more spaces to create.

“The good thing is that high-quality content is being made on many types of platforms and for creators it is beneficial. With the movies, you get out of your routine to watch it, it is a ceremony and will always exist. What series are achieving, especially global platform ones, is that they allow you to exploit longer storytelling than cinema, they are more than eight hours of exploration of characters and topics. In any case, the main thing is a good story," expressed Aguirre.

Jiménez and Aguirre met at National Film and Television in Londres and worked together in Story House and Fusion Media Group, Univisión's premium production arm. “El Chapo was the first big production we made,” says Jiménez. Now, as independents with The Immigrant, they are developing some fiction and non-fiction productions which they air in LatAm, the US, and Spain, although they don't consider geography as something determining, but instead look for stories that captivate hearts and minds in and outside their market.." The first, still untitled, is for Netflix and will be shot in Mexico. It is currently in the writing phase.

“The Immigrant is Camila and Silvana's new home, but we have a very solid career path. We have been delivering very high-quality TV for many years. We are very excited over this project with Netflix, it is big,” said Jiménez. Regarding the philosophy and the future of The Immigrant, she added: “We are growing organically, we don't have a number of hours per day that we want to reach. We abide by the time the story requires more than by a self-imposed mandate. The story and the bible have to be there before we venture into looking for a partner and the right partner”.