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Series from Mexico debuts Wednesday, September 10 at 9PM on HBO Latino

   The Mexican drama series Capadocia, starring Ana de la Reguera, comes to the U.S. on HBO Latino on Wednesday, September 10 at 9PM EST. HBO Latino, HBO’s dedicated Spanish-language channel, is rolling out the U.S. debut with a national red carpet tour in Miami, NYC and LA and additional screenings in Houston and Chicago. Capadocia will air in Spanish every Wednesday through December 3. The series will also air on HBO On Demand with English subtitles.

   Produced in January 2007 by HBO Latin America, Capadocia is set in a fictional women's prison in Mexico City. Corruption runs rampant as prison rights attorney Teresa Lagos (Dolores Heredia) fights for a humane rehabilitation program, while corporate shill Federico Marquez (Juan Manuel Bernal) schemes to privatize the prison and use the women as cheap manual labor. Epigmenio Ibarra and Verónica Velasco, and executive produced by Andrés Tagliavini with an original script by Leticia Lopez, Carmen Madrid, Guillermo Rios, Laura Sosa, and Silvia Pasternac.

   The series features Mexican actors Ana de la Reguera ( Nacho Libre, Paraíso Travel), Alejandro Camacho (Zurdo), Juan Manuel Bernal ( El callejón de los milagros), Dolores Heredia ( Santitos, Al final del día), Cecilia Suárez (Spanglish) and was directed by Javier Patrón ( Fuera del cielo), Carlos Carrera ( El crimen del Padre Amaro) and Pedro Pablo Ybarra. The series is produced by Luis F. Peraza,

   “HBO has built a reputation for offering ground-breaking original programming on our main channel. It is in that tradition that we are proud to bring a powerful and high-quality series like Capadocia to our Spanish-speaking audience in the U.S. on HBO Latino,” said Lucinda Martínez-Desir, VP, Market Development, HBO.Production took place in early 2007 in a bullfighting stadium-turned-prison in Mexico City. The story was based on the actual inmates at Santa Marta Acatitla penitentiary and, among the 300 actors in Capadocia, real-life female prisoners appear as extras.


   HBO Latino has teamed up with People en Español, the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the U.S., to bring Capadocia to consumers nationwide. Ana de la Reguera, Juan Manuel Bernal and other celebrities will headline the screening events in Miami, New York and Los Angeles. Attendees will get a preview of the first episode of the series (68 min.), directed by Javier Patrón.


   Ana de la Reguera (Lorena Guerra) is one of the most recognized faces in Latin America. Born in Veracruz, Mexico, de la Reguera made her Hollywood debut in 2006 alongside Jack Black in Nacho Libre and has since appeared in feature Spanishlanguage films Así de precipicio and Paraíso Travel, which made its international premiere at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, with John Leguizamo. Her next feature film is El traspatio, directed by Capadocia director Carlos Carrera. De la Reguera is currently one of the spokesmodels for CoverGirl alongside Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah and Rihanna. A sought-after celebrity in Latin America, she hosted the 2006 MTV Latin America Music Awards and has graced the covers of Elle Mexico, Bazaar en Español, GQ Mexico, Glamour Mexico, Vanidades, among others.

   Juan Manuel Bernal (Federico Marquez) is a well-known Latin American film, television and stage actor. He has been nominated for an Ariel Award, the most prestigious award in Mexican cinema, as well as two MTV Mexico Movie Awards. Bernal will appear in the upcoming Latin American version of the film sensation High School Musical later this year. In 2005, he lent his voice to Disney’s animated film Chicken Little as "Runt", alongside Patrick Stewart, Amy Sedaris, Harry Shearer and others. Born in Mexico City, Bernal began his film career in En cualquier parte…fuera de este mundo ( Anywhere…Out of This World) followed by Hasta morir ( Until Death). One of his mostrecognized works is El callejón de los milagros (Miracle Alley) directed by Jorge Fons. He has appeared in more than 20 plays including Shakespeare’s King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as the musical comedies The Full Monty and The Producers.


   HBO Latino is a dedicated Spanish-language premium channel that delivers compelling and relevant programming to the U.S. Latino market. Exclusive to the channel are the regular U.S. premieres of Spanish-language series, films, and documentaries acquired from North America, Latin America and Spain, as well as top music videos and original short-form programming. Additionally, HBO Latino offers the best Hollywood movies and HBO original programming from the network's main channel in Spanish. Visit http://www.hbolatino.com for more information and scheduling..

About People en Español:

   PEOPLE en Español was launched in 1996 as a special issue, and today has become the top-selling Hispanic magazine in the United States. Published 11 times a year, PEOPLE en Español's guaranteed circulation is 515,000 and reaches more than six million readers every month with its editorial mix of Hispanic and popular entertainment, fashion and beauty trends, and compelling human-interest stories. PEOPLE en Español delivers original editorial content that captures the values, contributions and impact of today's Hispanics in the U.S. For daily news, photos, exclusive behind-the-scenes video and celebrity scoops, visit PeopleEnEspanol.com — now also available in English.
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