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One of Eugenio Derbez’s “big goals” in relocating to Los Angeles was to expand his business model and creative interests, especially in the North American market, and so far it’s been a very busy first year for 3Pas Studios, his fledgling Santa Monica-based film and TV shingle co-owned by Ben Odell.
“We formed 3Pas Studios off the success of ‘Instructions Not Included,’ ” says Odell, former president of Pantelion, which is a joint venture between Lionsgate and Televisa. “It’s not only a platform for Eugenio’s acting and directing, but also for creating original content for the U.S. Latino and Latin American markets and beyond.”
The company inked a first-look deal with Lionsgate/Pantelion in August 2014, after the studio released Derbez’s breakout hit “Instructions Not Included,” which earned $99 million worldwide.
“He’s the perfect blend of passionate actor, filmmaker and comedian,” says Pantelion CEO Paul Presburger. »
- Iain Blair
Actor-writer-director Eugenio Derbez will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Variety has learned.
Derbez will receive the 2,576th star on the Walk of Fame — which will be located at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard — on March 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Leron Gubler will serve as the emcee for the event, whose special attendees will include Alessandra Rosaldo, Aislinn Derbez, Mauricio Ochmann, Vadhir Derbez, José Eduardo Derbez, Rob Schneider, Karla Souza, Martha Higareda and Consuelo Duval, among others.
Derbez, who topped Variety’s Power of Latinos list in 2014, is one of the most recognized actors among the country’s Spanish-speaking population. He wrote, produced and starred in the 2013 dramedy “Instructions Not Included,” which earned more than $100 million and became the most successful Spanish-language film ever in the U.S. and worldwide.
He directed and starred in the Mexican comedy sketch program “XHDRbZ »
- Alyssa Sage
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