EXCLUSIVE: Muck Media introduced as we speak it’s adapting bestselling Mexican memoir El Fixer for the massive display, the corporate’s first foray into narrative-scripted content material.

Journalist Miguel Ángel Vega’s e-book chronicles “his journey from aspiring filmmaker to guiding international journalists working for a number of the world’s most recognizable media manufacturers into the darkest corners of the drug conflict during the last decade.” It’s an inherently dangerous enterprise, as a result of outsiders in want of a fixer need to “go the place the motion is,” not essentially understanding the mortal hazard they face.

As an outline of the e-book put it, “Many North American, German, English, and French journalists are involved in protecting the ups and downs of organized crime in Mexico, however the first drawback is tips on how to set up contact with drug bosses, huachicoleros, kidnappers, with some chief or one other of organized crime. There’s no straightforward approach to do that, so in Mexico, and everywhere in the world, there are a choose group of people that transfer on the razor’s edge in prison networks with out being criminals themselves: they’re journalists, photographers, reporters often known as a Fixer.”

Mariana van Zeller, host of National Geographic's 'Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller'

Mariana van Zeller, host of National Geographic’s ‘Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller’

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Mariana van Zeller, Muck Media accomplice and host of National Geographic’s Emmy-nominated sequence Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller, will function government producer on the movie, together with Ángel Vega and Muck Media accomplice and Emmy Award-winning director Darren Foster, and Emmy-nominated author and producer Rodrigo X. González.

“Fixers are the unsung heroes of the information gathering and documentary enterprise. Most reporters know they’d be misplaced, and even useless, when working overseas with out the native producers they rent,” van Zeller mentioned in a press release. “Miguel’s lovely memoir is an element thriller, half darkish comedy and pulls again the curtain to disclose in harrowing and at occasions hilarious element what it takes to get the story in considered one of most harmful beats on the planet.”

Foster famous, “Every anecdote in Miguel’s heart-pounding memoir might be a movie in and of itself. As our firm branches into scripted content material, these are the daring and unique tales we need to inform. It’s about journalism, the media and our fascination with crime. All in a approach we’ve by no means seen earlier than — via the eyes of ‘El Fixer.’” 

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Muck Media’s earlier work has come within the nonfiction house. Its credit embrace acclaimed documentaries American Pain (CNN Films/HBOMax), Mucho Mucho Amor (Netflix), and the award-winning documentary Science Fair (Disney+). Earlier this yr, Muck Media premiered the sequence Menudo: Forever Young (HBOMax), and Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller was picked up for a fourth season by NatGeo. Muck Media’s animated brief documentary The Originals, directed by Cristina Costantini (a Muck Media accomplice) and Alfie Koetter, is an Oscar contender this yr.

The El Fixer challenge is being represented by CAA. No begin date for manufacturing or goal launch date has been introduced. 

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