The estate of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Miami-based BTF Media have teamed up to produce a television series based on Kahlo’s life and works.
Kahlo has been the subject of a multitude of films, documentaries and shorts. She was most famously portrayed in Julie Taymor’s 2002 Oscar-winning biopic “Frida,” starring Salma Hayek who earned a Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of the entertainer.
The Kahlo 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 inspired by the life of the iconic entertainer.
According to Mara Romeo Kahlo, the painter’s great-niece, “the series seeks to portray Frida as we have never seen her before. The goal is to present a unique perspective based on what her family knows about her and show how she really lived her life,” she said.
“Frida was known for her colorful self-portraits. Her self-portraits had different themes, such as her identity, her human body, and death. She was considered a heroine to many because she didn’t let society get to her; instead, she used her struggles as her strength,” Coeto confirmed.
“This project will allow Frida to be portrayed as a woman whose art represented empowerment, hope and power, and allow her family to share with the public how her legacy continues to inspire thousands of people. around the world,” added Alfonso Duran, General. Director of Frida Kahlo Management.
The series will reveal, with each episode, various little-known aspects of Kahlo’s life and work, which the family hopes will reveal the Frida they once knew. The precise details of the project will be revealed 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 American and Spanish companies. In 2020, it opened an office in Chile with the aim of tapping into the country’s rich talent pool and intellectual property. He partnered with Hernán Caffiero, creator of Intl. Emmy Award-winning “The Suspended Mourning” to open the Santiago office.
The producer of hits such as Juan Gabriel’s biopic “Hasta que te conocí” also has outposts in Mexico, Argentina and Spain.