GMA-7’s 2011 soap opera Munting Heredera is slated to get an adaptation in Mexico.
Little Heiress in English, the teleserye’s Mexican version, will be produced by Telefilm Atlantico S.A.
The said company was able to acquire the program’s format through GMA Worldwide Inc’s (GWI) license agent in South America, Latin Media Corporation.
GWI, which is celebrating its 20th year in the industry, is GMA’s subsidiary that syndicates its content in other countries.
This will be the first time a GMA drama will be adapted in a Latin American country.
Munting Heredera starred Gloria Romero (her first Kapuso teleserye), Camille Prats, Mark Anthony Fernandez, and Mona Louise Rey as the little heiress.
It tells the story of Doña Ana (Gloria), a rich matriarch of the Montereal clan searching for her long-lost granddaughter.
The series was so successful when it first aired in May 2011 that it was awarded with several extensions and ran for nine months.
On the other hand, Canadian broadcasting company Rogers Media Inc. also acquired a package of Kapuso titles set to be aired on their free TV channel.
These include three Kapuso primetime shows, namely My Destiny, Second Chances and Beautiful Strangers.
My Destiny, which starred Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez, revolved around the love story of Grace (Carla) and Lucas (Tom) and how destiny brought them together.
Second Chances, known internationally as Another Chance, was topbilled by Jennylyn Mercado and Raymart Santiago. It depicted how people cope with life's tragedies and how they find light in second chances.
The Lovi Poe-Heart Evangelista starrer Beautiful Strangers featured the story of a friendship gone wrong as a result of past mistakes done by people around them.
According to GWI Vice President Roxanne J. Barcelona, GMA shows continues to be the choice of other territories in choosing Filipino content, particulary soap operas.
She said, “Our presence in various territories proves that our content is relevant and favored not just among Filipino viewers but more importantly, among foreign viewers as well.
“We are fortunate to have steadily grown our market in Asia and Africa, and are looking forward to closing more deals in other territories.”
She also revealed that countries like Papua New Guinea and Turkey have already expressed their intent in airing GMA’s canned titled and drama formats.
“In territories that do not have a tradition of acquiring foreign content or in countries where foreign content forms a very small percentage of the programming grid, we offer our drama formats which they can produce with their own local artists.”