ALEM DA CONTA
WITH INGRID GUIMARAES
CHANNEL: VIVA /GLOBOSAT
Shopping Frenzy is a news and entertainment series that investigates why Brazilians became the biggest overseas spenders In the U.S and are now the number one tourists spending money in New York City. Hosted by celebrated and award winner actress Ingrid Guimarães, (her last motion pictures “Head over Heels 1 & 2” were big box offices hits bringing millions of people to movie theaters all over Brazil 2011/2012 ) the series brings a new perspective into this new and huge phenomenon.
There’s a general obsession nowadays with what pop culture was like in the past few decades. New TV show “REBOBINA” (“Rewind”) combines this worlwide phenomenon with the unbeatable Brazilian knack for debating the highs and lows of their national pop culture – and even international stuff that washed up on those shores. The series is presented by DJ Zé Pedro, known for his remixes of Brazilian pop music classics. In each episode, comedians, musicians, actors and celebrities in general dig into the highlights – and lowest points! – of pop culture in the recent past. Among its first guests, “REBOBINA” has Betty Lago, Fafá de Belém, Preta Gil, Ana Carolina, Marcius Mellem e Letícia Spiller.
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"Mundo em Movimento" (Dances of the World) is a new prime time Brazilian TV series that follows New York Times collaborator photographer Paula Lobo throughout the globe, as she photographs the typical dances of locations such as India, Turkey, Morocco, France, Spain and many others. The new series, broadcast weekly on the renowned Brazilian Network Multishow is the first reality program to explore photography and dance, in a dazzling mixture of classical and contemporary styles. Renowned dancers from each country make appearances in the show, which visits prestigious dance companies such as the Tokyo National Ballet and Turkey’s Anadolu Atesi.
MUNDO EM MOVIMENTO
"Dançando Na Broadway" (Broadway Dreams) is a new prime time Brazilian TV series centering around six actors/dancers that are in New York trying to get into the musical theater world. Each weekly episode is inspired by a well known Broadway show and follows the cast while they prepare for an audition. The first season has episodes dedicated to shows like A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Wicked, Priscilla and others. The final episode was taped during a live showcase at Theater Row. First season guests: Oscar and Tony Award Winner Joel Grey, Tony Award-Winner Karen Ziemba, Nick Adams (headliner of Broadway’s Priscilla - Queen of the Desert), Village Voice columnist Michael Musto.
DANÇANDO NA BROADWAY
A new prime-time television series, “ANOTA AÍ” (“TAKE NOTE”) hosted by Titi Müller, will go after the best and most interesting stuff for Brazilians to do, eat, drink, shop – and much more! – in 10 cities around the world. In “ANOTA AÍ”, Titi travels around the world to discover the best pizza, the craziest VIP experiences, the biggest thrills, the yummiest street food and much more. The show will be taped in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Toronto, Dubai, Tokyo, Istanbul, Rome, Berlin and Paris during the months of May and June.
PREMIERES: NOVEMBER, 2014
Nelson Motta, the most acclaimed Brazilian journalist, songwriter, author and record producer turns 70 in 2014. He was part of the bossa nova movement, collaborating with Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi, Lulu Santos, Rita Lee, Djavan and others, and producer of several MPB artists, such as Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Daniela Mercury to name a few. NELSON 70, celebrates the artist through a feature film documentary, a live show and an album featuring great brazilian singers such as Ed Motta, Djavan, Lenine, Daniel Jobim, among many others.
TV SERIES + SONGBOOK + DVD
WITH NELSON MOTTA
CHANNEL: CANAL BRASIL
WITH GABY AMARANTOS
"Gaby Gringa" is a TV series following the first international tour of Brazilian superstar Gaby Amarantos, while she prepares for a major concert at New York's Central Park SummerStage. Known as the "queen of tecnobrega," an electronic music style from the Amazon region, she is currently Brazil's most unique female star and a bonafide ambassador for her state's culture. Influenced by her local roots and the culture of Jurunas (a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Bélem, in he north of Brazil), she is at the epicenter of a vibrant music scene that created its own self-sustainable industry. Following the example of other musical styles created in Brazil's poorest neighborhoods, Tecnobrega is a fusion of electronic dance music and Brazilian elements.
WITH MARISA ORTH
CHANNEL: CANAL BRASIL
A fun-filled investigation of some of Brazil's less-known musical styles, featuring the acclaimed actress/singer Marisa Orth. The new series "Musical Almanac With Marisa Orth" centers around exclusive live performances and musical duets with well-known Brazilian artists. Each episode is dedicated to a specific theme or era, in a humorous trip down memory lane where Marisa chats with her guests while they choose forgotten songs from Brazil's rich musical catalog. The series is shot at a real cabaret space in São Paulo, Brazil. "Musical Almanac" will premiere on Canal Brasil later this year.