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Palabra Clave

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GARCIA AVIS, Isadora  and  DIEGO GONZALEZ, Patricia. Professional Profiles in the Adaptation of Television Series. Palabra Clave [online]. 2018, vol.21, n.2, pp.310-337. ISSN 0122-8285.

Cross-cultural remakes of fiction series are not a new phenomenon, but they do constitute an increasingly frequent type of TV adaptation around the world. From the point of view of audiovisual production, the academic research conducted about these processes is still scarce. It is therefore essential to define the different professional profiles involved both in the purchase and sale and in the production of this type of adaptations. This paper combines the review of existing literature about the agents of television production and interviews with five professionals in the industry. The methodological conjunction of these two dimensions (academic and practical) allows us to offer a more complete categorization of these television profiles and their functions. Although many of the figures involved in the creation of remakes are also present in other types of television productions, this analysis enables the identification of those whose roles are particularly relevant in the specific case of cross-cultural remakes: the consultant or flying producer, distributors and agents or representatives. The systematization of these profiles and their objectives and functions within the different phases involved in the adaptation of a television series contribute to a greater understanding of this phenomenon on a global scale.

Keywords : Television; fiction series; adaptation; formats; production.

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