Cisneros Media Distribution Reveals Its Programming Proposal for DISCOP Istanbul, Headlined by the Thriller "DeMente Criminal"

Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD) presents its programming proposal of the upcoming international market DISCOP Istanbul, which is highlighted by the captivating tele-series “DeMente Criminal” [Criminal MasterMind], a thriller starring Lorena Rojas, Sebastian Ligarde, Gabriel Valenzuela, Maria Fernanda Yepes and Marcela Mar.

"This year has begun with so much enthusiasm as we are introducing our new company name and focus, and thanks to our associated and affiliated production companies, we are able to present exciting new programming to our international clientele; this is only exemplified by the suspenseful tele-series ‘Criminal MasterMind,' which is actually based on a tragic true story,” emphasized Cesar Diaz, Vice President, Cisneros Media Distribution, who will presenting the company’s programming proposal at Stand S-2 during DISCOP Istanbul, which runs from March 4th to the 6th at the International Convention & Exhibition Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

“DeMente Criminal,” which is its working title as it is currently in production at Cisneros Media’s studios in Miami, will consist of approximately 60 episodes and is based on Ibeyise Pacheco’s book “Sangre en el Divan” [Blood on the Couch], which tells the story of the late Venezuelan psychiatrist Edmundo Chirinos, who was imprisoned for murder.  In addition to Lorena Rojas, Sebastian Ligarde, Gabriel Valenzuela, Maria Fernanda Yepes and Marcela Mar in the leading roles, such talented actors as Thamara Aguilar, Carlos Yustis, Natasha Dominguez, Carlos Mata, Roberto San Martin, Isabela Santo Domingo, Fernando Carrera, Mauricio Renteria, Carolina Ayala, Alberto Mateos, Lance Dos Ramos, Deive Garces, Ana Osorio, Andrea Nuñez and Sol Rodriguez are integral cast members of this stellar tele-series, full of suspense, drama and action.

Fascinating reality series, scripted teen series, comedies, sports and variety programs exemplify the diversity that is contained in Cisneros Media Distribution’s ample catalogue, which showcases some of the industry’s most celebrated telenovelas.

Formerly operating under Venevision International, Cisneros Media Distribution has been an industry leader for more than 35 years, amassing a vast catalogue exceeding 30,000 hours of television programming, which it has commercialized in more than 100 countries and 20 languages.  As part of the Cisneros Media, a corporate division encompassing all of the Cisneros’s affiliated media and entertainment companies, CMD represents the products of Venevision Productions, the largest independent producer of Spanish-language programming in the United States, and Venevision, the leading broadcaster in Venezuela; in addition to promoting and commercializing the catalogues of key independent producers from around the world.  Manned by one of the industry’s most experienced staff, Cisneros Media Distribution covers the globe, proficiently providing programming content, and commercialization and distribution services in all regions of the world.

In addition to “DeMente Criminal,” Cisneros Media Distribution’s diverse and ample programming proposal for DISCOP Istanbul includes yet another captivating tele-series titled “Los Secretos de Lucia” [Lucia’s Secrets], starring Iran Castillo, Juan Pablo Raba and Julian Gil; as well as two new enchanting telenovelas: “Cosita Linda” [Sweet Thing], which is currently in production at Venevision Studios in Miami, and features Christian Meier, Ana Lorena Sanchez, Zuleyka Rivera and Pedro Moreno in the leading roles; and “Corazón Esmeralda” [Emerald Heart], which is currently being produced in Venezuela by the country’s leading network, Venevision, and stars the talented and beautiful Irene Esser (Miss Venezuela Universe 2011) and Luis Geronimo Abreu.

DISCOP Istanbul was launched in 2010 and has grown to become Eurasia’s most highly regarded television and online content industries market.  The annual, 3-day, B2B event is designed to facilitate content development, production and distribution business across the Middle East, West and Central Asia, Gulf Region and Northern Africa.  More than 1,000 delegates at the forefront of content business from 90+ countries are expected to attend, representing an excess of 500 new and established, regional and global companies.