Mota Signs First-Look Deal with ABC

Mauricio Mota may soon be bringing Latino-themed content to the Alphabet Network.

The Brazilian storyteller, co-president of Wise Entertainment and executive producer of Hulu’s original series East Los High, has signed a first-look deal with ABC.

Mauricio Mota

Mota developed the School of Series, a yearlong television seminar and lab, with Brazilian Entrepreneurship Agency and Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing. The newly formed lab will foster writers and producers in Brazil to create more than 30 series for the U.S. and Latin American marketplaces.

Under the pact, ABC will have a first look at projects hailing from the School of Series, giving the lab’s creators a chance to partner with Mota.

The deal marks a development in the booming Latino American market filtering through television production Stateside. Hulu’s East Los High is the streaming network’s first and only series with an all-Latino cast.

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