Spanish in series/las series en español: What stories do we create and how do we write series in Spanish?

11 October, 2023
17:00 - 18:00
Sala 1. Palacio de congresos


  • Leonardo Padrón
    Leonardo Padrón
  • Ramon Salazar
    Ramon Salazar
  • Carla Guimaraes
    Carla Guimaraes
  • Virginia Yagüe
    Virginia Yagüe
Creative corner: From webseries to platforms
Leonardo Padrón

Writer, Film and TV Scriptwriter, Poet, Chronicler. He has written 23 books of different genres. Creator of Pálpito (Netflix), La Mujer del Diablo (Vix). He has written TV stories for Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, and the United States for more than 30 years. He resides in Miami.

Ramon Salazar

He trained as an actor at the ESAD in Malaga and studied screenwriting at the ECAM.

His first short film HONGOS (1999) was widely screened at national and international festivals with public and critical acclaim. Thanks to this, he was able to shoot his debut film PIEDRAS (2002), which competed in the Official Selection at the Berlinale. The film won awards at international festivals such as Stockholm, Ghent, San Francisco; as well as a Goya nomination for the best film of the year.
Best New Director

His second feature film, the musical 20 CENTÍMETROS (2005) won awards in the Official Selection of the Locarno Festival, as well as a wide international premiere in countries such as the United States, France, Italy and Belgium.

In his third film as director and screenwriter 10.000 NOCHES EN NINGUNA PARTE (2013) he starts a creative tandem with actress Susi Sánchez that gets his first Goya nomination.

Her fourth and latest feature film LA ENFERMEDAD DEL DOMINGO (2018) premiered at the Berlinale and New York’s Tribeca Film Festival and actress Susi Sanchez won the Goya for.
Best Actress in a Leading Role
for her work in the film.

As a screenwriter, he has adapted two bestsellers, 3 METERS ABOVE THE SKY (2010) and its sequel TENGO GANAS DE TI (2012), nominated for the Goya for
Best Adapted Screenplay
for both.

In television, he has been the director of the first two seasons of ELITE (2018-2019) for Netflix, as well as the final season of the prison drama VIS A VIS (2019). He has pending release his first international series shot in the UK RED ROSE (2022) produced by the BBC, Eleven Film and Netflix.

Carla Guimaraes

Carla Guimarães was born in Brazil and has lived in Madrid since 2001. Degree in Social Communication and PhD in “Theory, History and Practice of Theater”. Journalist for Agencia EFE and contributor to the newspaper El País. He worked as a scriptwriter for channels such as HBO, RTVE and ViX. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films: “Estranhos” (Brazil, Araça Azul, 2015), “O Filho da Puta” (Brazil, Otto Desenhos, in production) and “Los Invitados” (Laboratorio Sgae de Cine Fantástico, 2016). Together with Pepe Macías, he developed the series “¿Por qué desaparecieron los hombres?” for RTVE. He also wrote plays such as “La increíble historia de la chica que llegó la ultima”, which was nominated for Best Playwright at the 2014 Max Theater Awards. She is the author of the novels “Los últimos días de carnaval” (2014) and “Peces que llueven del cielo” (2016), published in Spain by Ediciones Ambulantes. He is currently developing the drama series “Cuatro Caminos” with screenwriter Azucena Rodríguez for El Deseo and the documentary “El silencio de la Tierra” for Diagonal.

Virginia Yagüe

Virginia Yagüe has an extensive professional career as creator and screenwriter of television series in Spain such as “La Señora” and “14 de Abril: La República”, “Amar en Tiempos Revueltos” (TP de Oro a la mejor Telenovela 2012, Premio Ondas 2008 and Silver Medal for Best Drama Series at the New York Festival 2007), the tv movie “Prim, el asesinato de la Calle del Turco” (Silver Globe at the World Media Festival in Hamburg and Gold Medal Best TV Movie at NY International Festival 2015) and “Amar es Para Siempre” (Alma Award for Best Daily Series 2019 and 2022). Among his latest works as a screenwriter is the miniseries “Invisible” for Diney+ and his participation in the series “Operación Barrio Inglés” for TVE, both of which are soon to be released.

In cinema, she won the Golden Biznaga at the Malaga Film Festival 2012 for the screenplay of the feature film “Els Nens Salvatges”, her third film after “Para que no me olvides” and her participation in the group films “En el mundo, a cada rato”, “Ellas son África” and “El tren de la libertad”. He is currently shooting the script for his latest feature film, entitled “Nosotros”.

Since June 2022, she has been president of DAMA (Gestión de Derechos de Medios Audiovisuales) and a member of the board of directors of the Film Academy in the specialty of screenwriting. He is a member of the Advisory Board of EWC (European Writers Club) and Board of Patrons in SAA (Society of Audiovisual Authors).

He combines his professional work with teaching work with specialized masterclasses in narrative and screenwriting technique in different schools, universities and screenwriting laboratories and has published several novels including “El Marqués” (Ed. Temas de hoy) and “La última princesa del pacífico” (Ed. Planeta).

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