Penélope Cruz launches Moonlyon production label – Deadline
Penélope Cruz and the Spanish company The Mediapro Studio join forces to launch the Moonlyon production label.
The company will produce premium non-fiction and drama content, the two parties said in a statement, and will allow Cruz to increase his production behind the camera.
One of the most recognizable names in Spanish cinema, as well as being a star in Hollywood, Cruz has teamed up with Mediapro several times before, most recently with Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn. Official competition in front of Antonio Banderas. Other recent credits including Pedro Almodovar parallel mothers, which earned him an Oscar nomination.
The wider Mediapro group has 24 offices producing a wide variety of content for film and television.
“I have always been enthusiastic about telling new stories and contributing to the filmmaking process, so I decided to form Moonlyon with The Mediapro Studio,” said Penélope Cruz. “With more demand than ever for stories from diverse backgrounds and new parts of the world, I am thrilled to be able to continue my work as a producer with a company that I know intimately and has valuable experience positioning internationally. Our objective is for Moonlyon to become a quality reference with its own personality.
“We are really happy. It is a privilege to partner with Penélope Cruz in this new adventure”, commented Laura Fernández Espeso, CEO of The Mediapro Studio. “We have been working with her for years and our relationship has developed very naturally. We will bring to MOONLYON our knowledge of the business, our creativity and our vision of a project that will be part of the Studio’s international expansion strategy.