Producers Juan Solá (Extinction, Horizon Line, The Commuter) and Nacho Manubens (La Casa de Papel/Money Heist, Grand Hotel, Velvet), and Talent Manager Adil Chamakh have joined forces to launch Animal Federation, a management and production company based in Los Angeles.
The newly formed company is a subsidiary of Federation Entertainment (The Bureau, Marseille, Hostages, Bad Banks, Baby, Find Me in Paris, Around the World in Eighty Days), an independent studio based in Paris, Los Angeles, Madrid, Berlin, Rome, London, and Tel-Aviv.
The Spanish-born production and management trio have all lived in L.A. for several years and have vast experience in both the American and global entertainment markets.
Juan Solá has produced alongside director Jaume Collet-Serra (Jungle Cruise, Black Adam) for many years introducing European talent to the US market. Recently, Solá produced Retribution starring Liam Neeson, currently in post-production. Nacho Manubens is responsible for spotlighting Spain’s top TV network Atresmedia on an international scale and helping Spain become an industry leader in the global TV market. Manubens produced La Templanza, the acclaimed first original series from Amazon Prime in Spain. Earlier this year, both Solá and Manubens produced Netflix's highly anticipated film Las Niñas de Cristal starring María Pedraza.
SVP and Head of Management, Adil Chamakh, has years of experience representing both American and international talent including Australian-American actor Aisha Dee (The Bold Type) and musician and actor Masego for all of his film and TV projects.
Chamakh previously launched the talent management company, Creative Room, where he specialized in representing diverse and multi-hyphenate actors and filmmakers.
Animal Federation's client roster includes Love Victor’s Isabella Ferreira, Italian actress/model Alice Pagani (Netflix’s Baby), writer/director Lluis Quílez, responsible for the international hit thriller Below Zero (Bajocero), watched by more than 50 million households on Netflix Worldwide.
Pascal Breton, President, Federation Entertainment said: “Federation’ producers are already involved in launching the creations of a large number of European showrunners and directors. We had long been eager to help these talents grow into global names, including in the immensely competitive market that is Hollywood. Following Nacho and Juan’s lead, we needed to find the right manager for the job, and Adil Chamakh is the perfect fit: his extensive experience both in Los Angeles and the major European capitals makes him an ideal person to manage their careers.’’
Amidst an ever-growing appetite for international content and talent, Animal Federation is looking forward to establishing itself as an American management and production company with a global outlook bridging the US to the rest of the world. Its primary focus is to represent diverse, multi-hyphenate and multilingual talent. Animal has an experienced in-house development and production team. Currently, Animal is developing original content and adaptations from Federation studio’s extensive IP library for the LATAM and US markets.