¡Bienvenido a MIPCOM 2014! ORF and TV UNAM sign Co-production agreement
Vienna, October 13th 2014
Today at 17.30 the Memorandum of Understanding between ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), represented by CFO Richard Grasl and TV UNAM (Mexico), represented by General Director Ernesto Velázquez, was officially signed at one of the most important TV and media markets - MIPCOM 2014 - taking place in Cannes.
Together, the two main TV broadcasters marked their future co-production of the astonishing, historical drama-documentary “Maximilian – Dreams of Power” from the well-known ORF UNIVERSUM strand.
Richard Grasl: “A story connecting two countries. Far apart but yet closer than they appear. I hope, that hereby Mexico and Austria will write a new chapter of Joint Venture.”
Ernesto Velázquez: "After several years of a splendid commercial relation, TV UNAM, the cultural TV station of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, is very glad to increase our alliance with several TV productions. A few months ago, ORF collaborated with Mexico to film important parts of the documentary "The Moctezuma headress" in Vienna, which was a successful project. Now we are very glad to co-produce this new documentary, with the participation of our partners of The Mexican Public Broadcasting System of Mexico. This documentary takes care of a very important moment of the History of Mexico and we are glad that we had the advice of the best historians and specialists on the theme. TV UNAM and the Mexican Public System of Mexico are very proud of this collaboration and we expect to do more common projects in the future."
Filmed on location in Mexico, Vienna and Miramare Castle in Trieste, the drama-documentary “Maximilian – Dreams of Power” tells the tragic and compelling story of Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico between 1864 and 1867.