Onza and Garbo Produzioni reached an agreement to coproduce internationally

Onza and Garbo Produzioni reached an agreement to coproduce internationally
Onza, an independent Spanish production company with successful titles such as The Department of Time, Little Coincidences, Parot and Hernán and Garbo Produzioni, the audiovisual company of the producer and entrepreneur Maite Bulgari, creator of successful series such as L’Ispettore Coliandro and La Porta Rossa and Il silenzio dell'acqua- have signed a strategic industrial alliance with the acquisition of an equity stake by Maite Bulgari’s holding company in Onza.

Onza thus strengthens its growth in Europe, Latin America and internationally in particular through the development of joint projects with Maite Bulgari’s Italian companies: Garbo Produzioni and Anthos.

Onza’s founding partners, José María Irisarri, Gonzalo Sagardía and Nicolás Bergareche, will remain shareholders and continue to manage the company. Maite Bulgari, Raúl Ballestero and Stefano Torrisi will join as new members of the board of directors.

Onza president José María Irisarri said: “We are very excited about the entry of the audiovisual group led by Maite Bulgari as a shareholder of Onza. It means opening a new growth phase in which we share the strategic vision and ambition to produce the best content in Spanish-speaking markets and in related territories such as Italy, where Maite has a great team of executives led by Stefano Torrisi”.

For her part, Onza’s new Vice-President Maite Bulgari said: “I am very happy to have found a strategic partner for us in the Spanish and Latin American markets, who shares my passion for stories and enthusiasm for finding original content in the audiovisual world. I am convinced that together we will be able to carry out an industrial project that will consolidate our skills and produce quality content bringing our stories to other territories”.

The growth targets that the new partners have identified are the joint production and distribution of content for Spain, Italy and Latin America. Onza is active in the United States since 2021 through its subsidiary Onza Américas, LLC., a company that is currently producing a drama series for Vix+ and a series in podcast format for Spotify in Latam, as well as having several commissions for the development of new TV series for other clients.

Founded in 2014 by José María Irisarri, Nicolás Bergareche and Gonzalo Sagardía, Onza is an independent audiovisual production company with business in both Spain and the United States, where it produces content for the Spanish-speaking market in Latin America. The company produces fiction series, entertainment shows and documentaries for major TV operators and streaming platforms across the Spanish-speaking world. Over the years, the company has been able to attract the best talent to develop and produce successful shows, and has built a unique expertise in providing production services for international clients in Spain, by combining the use of local tax incentives and the talent of highly-qualified production crews.

Garbo Productions is an independent production company established in 2017 and founded by Maite Bulgari. The company has always been committed to the conception and production of a vast catalogue of high-quality television series, docu-series and entertainment products, with original and third-party content, intended for Italian and international audiences. Garbo has recently opened a new Spanish branch, Garbo Stories, to promote international projects.