Labor Disputes, Dirty Discos, Vanishing Men Pitched at SGAE Conecta Fiction Session

Variety | 6/17/2019 | Jamie Lang
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PAMPLONA, Spain — For the third consecutive year, the Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE) hosted a pitching session for TV projects from the Fundación SGAE Laboratory at Spain’s Conecta Fiction co-production and networking TV event, held this year in Pamplona.

The SGAE Laboratory gives participants an opportunity to fill out their projects over a six-month tutoring process in which they are given access to industry professionals who can provide advice and share their own experiences.

Project - Tuesday - Beatriz - García - Alós

The first project to pitch on Tuesday was Beatriz García Alós’ “The Factory.” Set in this Spanish city of Sagunto on Valencia’s Mediterranean coast, the period drama begins in 1966 as economic crisis reaches the blast furnaces of the area used in mining operations which fuel the local economy. It was hardly the ideal situation for Begoña, the beautiful young daughter of one of the bosses, and her lover Mario, the son of a unionized worker, but their relationship flourished nonetheless.

Fast forward 17 years and things have only gotten worse. The wealthy managers and labor union leaders must come to an agreement to save the factory, and by extension the town, as Begoña and Mario reignite something long-lain dormant, she now a successful businesswoman and he a would-be engineer never allowed to reach his potential.

Series - Romeo - Juliet - Storyline - Issue

The series proposes a classical Romeo and Juliet storyline laid atop a social issue protest narrative the likes of which Spain has been lacking for some time now.

“La Loba Dance Club” from Mallorquín journalist and writer Emilio López Verdú was the second SGAE project pitched on Tuesday. Set in the Balearic...
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