Latin Music Superstar Juanes & Emmy Award Winning TV Producer Ben Silverman Kick-Start NATPE Conference Week By Unveiling Partnership For A New Bicultural TV Show
With Multiple Network Executives And The Mayor of Miami Beach Attending A Pre-NATPE Dinner Last Night At Juanes’ Home, The Multiple GRAMMY Winning Musician, His Manager Rebeca Leon And Producer Ben Silverman (Jane The Virgin, Ugly Betty) Announced The Planned Production Of “PERSIGUIENDO EL SOL” (Chasing The Sun) – With Showrunner Eric Newman of “NARCOS” Set To Film In Miami and Colombia
“Latin music may get it’s own Empire-like TV drama, thanks to a recently forged partnership between Golden Globe winning producer Ben Silverman (Ugly Betty, Hands of Stone) and Latin star Juanes and his manager, Rebeca Leon.
The three have joined to develop and produce a TV show titled ‘Persiguiendo el Sol’ that will chronicle Juanes’ rise to stardom” – BILLBOARD
Lionfish Entertainment, a joint venture between Colombian Rock superstar Juanes and his manager Rebeca Leon, have teamed with Television Producing Mogul Ben Silverman to adapt Juanes’ inspirational life story and rise to international fame in their new television show “PERSIGUIENDO EL SOL” (Chasing The Sun).
Looking to fill an underserved demand for innovative bicultural television content with the assistance of Juanes’ William Morris Endeavor TV agent Eric Rovner, the team unveiled the planned show during a pre-NATPE dinner at Juanes’ Miami home – attended by multiple high-level television executives and Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine. Named for Juanes’ autobiography, “PERSIGUIENDO EL SOL” will stylistically be in the vein of an “Entourage meets Narcos” bilingual drama – with acclaimed showrunner Eric Newman helming production in Miami and Colombia.
The idea to develop “PERSIGUIENDO EL SOL” grew out of Silverman and Juanes’ first collaboration, which saw the critically-acclaimed musician provide multiple songs for (and make the first celebrity guest cameo in) Silverman’s Golden-Globe winning comedy “Jane The Virgin”.