Warner Bros and Mexico's Videocine have formed a joint production venture, Coyoacan Films, following the success of their first co-production The Second Night (La Segunda Noche).
Romantic comedy Second Night grossed $5.2m in Mexico and ranks among the top five all-time Mexican box office hits.
Producer-distributor Videocine has a busy development slate, but according to director general Eckehardt von Damm, hasn't yet decided which projects will be produced under the 50:50 joint venture. The partners plan to release more details at the end of September when outstanding legal issues have been wrapped up.
Projects in development at Videocine include Games Of The Heart (Juegos Del Corazon), written by Rosa Anna Curiel, Stairway To Heaven (Escalera Al Cielo), scripted by Carolina Rivera and They Say It Doesn't Hurt (Dicen Que No Duele), co-written by Issa Lopez and Benjamin Caan. Caan, who directed Cronica De Un Desayuno, may direct They Say It Doesn't Hurt.
Videocine, which is owned by Mexican media giant Televisa, has a long-standing distribution service deal with Warner Bros.