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Sony Pictures, Maria Ripoll, and El Estudio launched The Love Collection

In an effort to give female directors more opportunities and promote the romantic comedy genre, Sony Pictures International teamed up with filmmakers María Ripoll Cahuenga and transatlantic production board El Estudio to launch The Love Collection, a series of romantic comedies features to be written and directed. by women.

Ripoll, best known for her comedy romance “Ahora o nunca,” the highest-grossing film directed by women in Spain, will serve as executive producer on all titles, and direct the first film in the group, “Yo no soy esa” (roughly translated as “I’m not that person”). or “I’m Not Her”) starring Veronica Ichigi (“Confidence”, “You’re Killing Me, Susana”). Enrique López-Lavín of El Estudio will serve as producer for all titles.

In “Yo no soy esa”, Susanna (Ichigi) wakes up after a coma of 20 years. Trapped in the body of a mature woman but emotionally and psychologically still a teenager, Susanna must learn to navigate an unfamiliar world and rediscover herself.

Written by Olga Iglesias (“Guerra de likes”), “Yo no soy esa” will commence principal photography this March in Barcelona and will be released to theaters by Sony Pictures Entertainment Iberia.

Describing The Love Collection as a collection of films made by women, about women and about love, Ripoll said, “As a woman and director, I want to share my experience and collaborate with other female directors, writers and actresses who want to direct.”

“With ‘Yo no soy esa’, we aim to make a provocative, fun and feel-good movie where you can breathe in the will to live and reflect on how we women nowadays interact with others, with love and with the world,” she added.

Joining Echegui in the cast are Silma López (“Valeria”), Ongela Molina (“Live Flesh,” “Blancanieves”), Daniel Grao (“La casa entre los cactus”) and Adam Jezierski (“Los Farad”). ).

Also in development for the Love Collection, “Welcome” from writer-director Marta Font Pascual (“Intimidad”).

“On top of being a talented filmmaker, Maria has mastered the art of romantic comedy. Her experience and success in this popular genre will be invaluable to The Love Collection and we cannot but We are even more excited to explore the genre and launch this series with her and other skilled filmmakers like Marta Font Pascual.”

Said L. Studio Lavigne: “In today’s world, love is more necessary than ever, and it is something we look for in many aspects of our lives. When Sony Pictures International Productions offered us this new opportunity to produce these films, we decided to treat it as a platform to scout for new talent.” In a new script. The Love Collection is a new series of romantic comedies that crosses time and generations.

The new initiative is also welcome news given the dearth of romantic comedies on the market today.


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