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Wednesday October 9, 2013

Actor Wilmer Valderrama Inks TV & Film Deal with Lionsgate & Mexico’s Televisa

Lionsgate and Mexico’s Televisa have inked another deal with a Latino Hollywood talent.  This time the film and television deal is with ‘That ‘70s Show’ star Wilmer Valderrama.

Pantelion Films and South Shore are joint ventures between Lionsgate and Televisa that produce films (Pantelion) and TV series (South Shore).  They will have a first-look at projects developed and produced by Valderrama.  It is expected the 33-year-old actor will develop films to produce and star in and TV shows that are both scripted and unscripted.

Pantelion Films, formed in 2010, has two recent hits on its hands with the bilingual movies “Instructions Not Included” starring Mexican comic Eugeno Derbez and “Pulling Strings,” starring one of Mexico’s favorite leading men Jaime Camil.  Pantelion Films bills itself as the first major Latino Hollywood film studio.

Valderrama starred in Pantelion’s first project “From Parda to Nada” in 2011.  Most recently he is seen in the NBC series ‘Awake’ playing Detective Efrem Vega.

Recently the joint venture announced a production deal with Mexican-American comic George Lopez, and one with actress Zoe Saldana.

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