The estate of acclaimed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Miami-based BTF Media have partnered to produce a TV series based on the life and work of Kahlo.
Kahlo has been the subject of a number of films, documentaries and shorts. She is best known for starring in Julie Taymor’s Oscar-winning 2002 biopic Frida, starring Salma Hayek, who received a Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of the artist.
Kahlo’s family, represented by Frida Kahlo Management, has teamed up with BTF Media Founders Ricardo Coeto and Francisco Cordero, and Co-Executive Producer Hector Martinez to co-produce the series, which is inspired by the life of the iconic artist .
According to Mara Romeo Kahlo, the painter’s great-niece, “The series attempts to portray Frida as she has never been seen before. The goal is to present a unique perspective based on what her family knows about her and how she really lived her life,” she explained.
“Frida was known for her colorful self-portraits. Her self-portraits had diverse themes, such as her identity, her human body, and death. She was viewed by many as a heroine for not allowing society to get close to her; Instead, she used her struggles as her strength,” Coeto agreed.
“This project will allow Frida to be shown as a woman whose art represents empowerment, hope and power, and will allow her family to share with audiences how her legacy continues to inspire thousands of people around the world,” added General Alfonso Duran Director of Frida Kahlo Management.
The series will uncover various little-known aspects of Kahlo’s life and work with each episode that the family hopes will reveal the Frida they knew. Specific details about the project will be announced at a later date.
As one of the fastest growing Spanish language media companies in the drama series landscape, BTF Media has forged multiple alliances with Latin American, Hispanic and Spanish companies. In 2020, the company opened an office in Chile to tap into the country’s rich talent pool and intellectual property. It has teamed up with Hernán Caffiero, creator of Intl. Emmy-winning “The Suspended Mourning” to open office in Santiago.
The producer of breakout hits like the Juan Gabriel biopic Hasta que te conocí also has outposts in Mexico, Argentina and Spain.
https://variety.com/2022/tv/global/frida-kahlo-btf-media-tv-series-1235265022/ The Frida Kahlo family and BTF Media produce a TV series.