USA Network to Premiere New Drama ‘Queen of The South’ at Opening Night of Hispanicize Film Showcase 2016
— Marks the First Television Project to Ever Be Featured in the Showcase —
— Full Day Event Includes Talent Autograph Signing, Red Carpet Screening and Cocktail Reception, Followed by Panel Discussion with Cast on April 6 —
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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA — March 30, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – USA Network announced today it will premiere their new drama QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, starring Alice Braga (“I Am Legend”), at the opening night of the Hispanicize Film Showcase, part of the seventh annual Hispanicize conference held in Miami, on Wednesday April 6 at 7:30PM ET. The first television project to ever be selected for the film showcase, the drama is based on the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” by internationally-acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The literary page-turner also yielded one of the most popular super series of all time for USA’s sister network, Telemundo.
The premiere episode of QUEEN OF THE SOUTH will premiere at Regal South Beach Stadium with a VIP red carpet and cocktail reception in partnership with ViveMejor. Immediately following the screening the audience will be treated to a cast Q&A moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Nina Terrero. The panel discussion will feature stars: Alice Braga (“I Am Legend”), Verónica Falcón (“Besos de Azúcar”), Jon Ecker (“Narcos”), Justina Machado (“Six Feet Under”) and Peter Gadiot (“Tut”). Additionally, all audience members will receive a copy of the internationally-acclaimed novel, “La Reina Del Sur.”
“QUEEN OF THE SOUTH has such a massive appeal to multicultural audiences everywhere and this is exactly the type of exclusive content we aim to offer to our participants. We are thrilled to partner with USA Network to have the world premiere at the opening night of Hispanicize Film Showcase,” said Calixto Chinchilla, Hispanicize Director of Filmed Entertainment.
USA will also plan a social media activation on the main Hispanicize exhibition floor at the InterContinental Hotel where visitors can make themselves The Queen in an interactive photo booth (Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00am ET-6:00pm ET) and meet the cast during select times.
For the full timeline of QUEEN OF THE SOUTH premiere day events, please see below:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Location: InterContinental Hotel (100 Chopin Plz, Miami, FL 33131)
2:30pm – Press room interviews (Sandringham room)
3:30pm – Talent Autograph signing (Exhibition Floor, Booth 23)
6:50pm – Buses leave (from InterContinental Hotel to Regal South Beach Stadium)
Location: Regal South Beach Stadium (1120 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139)
7:30pm – Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres
7:45pm – Red Carpet
8:30pm – Screening
9:20pm – Moderated Panel with Cast
*The event is open to conference goers and the public with a limited number of reserved seats available. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. The series stars Braga along with Verónica Falcón (“Besos de Azúcar”) as Camila Vargas, Justina Machado (“Six Feet Under”) as Brenda Parra, Peter Gadiot (“Tut”) as James Valdez, Hemky Madera (“Weeds”) as Pote Galvez and Gerardo Taracena (“Apocalypto”) as Cesar “Batman” Guemes. Guest stars include Joaquim de Almeida (“Our Brand is Crisis”), Jon Ecker (“Narcos”) and James Martinez (“Breaking Bad”).
The drama is executive produced by David T. Friendly (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Courage Under Fire”), along with M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller (“The Final Girls”). Scott Rosenbaum (“Gang Related”) will serve as showrunner. The pilot was written by Fortin and Miller, directed by Charlotte Sieling and executive produced by Pancho Mansfield (“Damien”). Fox 21 Television Studios developed and produced the pilot and will run lead on the co-production with Universal Cable Productions. The show is slated to premiere on the USA Network this summer.
For more information on QUEEN OF THE SOUTH, please visit: USANetwork.com/QueenoftheSouth
About USA Network:
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
About Fox 21 Television Studios:
Fox 21 Television Studios is a production unit housed within Fox Television Group devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted and unscripted series for all distribution platforms. Fox 21 Television Studios currently produces the sensation from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” the Emmy and Golden Globe winning “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin, the critically acclaimed “The Americans” (with FX Productions) starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, Brannon Braga and Adam Simon’s “Salem,” and Howard Gordon’s “Tyrant.” New series include Fox 21 TVS’ upcoming slate includes “Dice,” from Scot Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard, Bruce Rubenstein and Andrew Dice Clay, “Queen of the South,” from M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller, David Friendly and Pancho Mansfield, and Kem Nunn, Alexandra Cunningham, Lenny Abrahamson, Michael London, and Brian Grazer’s “Chance.”
About Universal Cable Productions:
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. In the U.S., UCP’s programming can be seen across various networks including the Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Playing House,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” on USA Network; “The Magicians,” “12 Monkeys,” “Hunters” and “Killjoys” on Syfy; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” on Bravo; “The Royals,” on E!; and “Difficult People,” on Hulu. UCP’s content library includes critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Psych” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
About Hispanicize 2016
Now in its seventh year, Hispanicize 2016 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz16) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.
Hispanicize 2016 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s InterContinental hotel, April 4-8, 2016.
The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.