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VIS, Minera announce first Paramount+ Original for Italy

October 15, 2021

VIS, the international studio division of ViacomCBS Network International (VCNI), and Minerva Pictures, the independent Italian film production and distribution company,have announced their first co-production for the TV series Miss Fallaci Takes America.

The series will be the first Paramount+ Original set for the ViacomCBS-owned premium streaming service, following its Italian launch in 2022.

“As we continue to expand Paramount+ internationally, local content is critical. We’re excited that Minerva will be our first partner to create Italy’s first Paramount+ Original series,” – said Laura Abril, Senior Vice President and Head of VIS EMEA and Asia. “I’m sure that the fascinating story of Oriana Fallaci, who became part of the history of international journalism, will capture the attention of both Italian and international audiences.”

“We are particularly pleased to produce our first series together with ViacomCBS International Studios, an international partner that focuses on the quality of the product and with whom both President Santo Versace and I feel in great creative harmony,” explained Gianluca Curti, CEO of Minerva Pictures.

“Just one year after winning together with RedString at the MIA Market as best pitch, we are already working on the writing of the series – an ambitious project that fits perfectly in our mission: the creation of very high-quality narrative and production projects, with a strong identity, relevant also for the international market and audience,” added Cosetta Lagani, Chief of Scripted and Documentary Productions of Minerva Pictures.

VIS and Minerva will produce the series in collaboration with RedString.

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