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Meet Miguel Somoza of Sabbatical Entertainment in Brickell

Today we’d like to introduce you to Miguel Somoza.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
After 20 years working in a conglomerate of the entertainment industry, I decided to become independent and open my own entrepreneurship, a company of creation, production and distribution of content, together with my mother, Valeria Palazio, who also has more than three decades of professional experience in the field.

We have just completed one year of having started our business and we are very happy, enthusiastic and grateful, since it has been a year of success.

Our first original productions E/I: Kids Planet and The World is Yours were acquired by Univision.
Our wonderful entertainment series about women Inspiring Beauty, was purchased by NBC and will go on the air for E! Latino and Telemundo. In addition, our first documentary Oh, Dior! to celebrate the 70 years of the brand, it was aired on CNN in Spanish for the Hispanic public of all the United States and Latin America. And, our count down of the most important people and fact of the year, The best of the best, aired on Imagen TV.

Also, we have a great variety of new titles that we are commercializing at this moment, like our vignettes for the World Cup of Soccer Russia 2018.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In fact, it has been a magnificent beginning in which we only have things to thank and celebrate.

We managed to position our brand and that both customers and colleagues in the industry know and recognize us, through a branding campaign in which we use our logo, mirror sunglasses Aviators, in which we are the reflection of the customer needs.

Many people, friends, competitors, buyers, have taken the picture with us and our glasses in a fun game that has become our launch and positioning campaign.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Sabbatical Entertainment – what should we know?
We are a creation, development and production of premium quality and relevant global original content in multiple formats, for all worldwide platforms and media outlets:
– Worldwide Content Distribution & Representation.
– Strategy, Design and construct programming grids for all audiences.
– Consulting & Solutions for Programming acquisition.

With a combined 50 years of experience, the executives at SABBATICAL ENTERTAINMENT have extensive expertise and undeniable understanding of the industry, combined with an invaluable international rolodex.

We understand that evolution is constant but nothing can impede our search. We appreciate the time to explore, discover, imagine and conceive the perfect content for you.

SABBATICAL ENTERTAINMENT believes ideas, concepts and formats are living breathing organisms, in a state of perpetual transformation, mirroring the evolution of every viewer.

At SABBATICAL ENTERTAINMENT, we take time to regularly reinvent ourselves, gradually wandering on the cutting edge of entertainment, identifying and curating the content necessary to satisfy the appetite of both our clients and audience.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Our main team, Skilled in driving global content creation, distribution and production. Decades of experience innovating creative and profitable media solutions for distribution across multiple platforms including over-the-air, over-the-top and other broadcast and digital channels. Customer-focused approach, collaborating across cultural and international boundaries to conceptualize and deliver unique media solutions. Developed and executed commercialization strategies of programming for various global markets.

Media strategist highly skilled in curating content translating into effective network programming strategies and schedules generating viewer adoption and retention. Outstanding operational leadership experience of programming operations organizations, with high degree of agility in viewer segmentation, financial acumen, content acquisition, distribution and pricing.

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Miguel Somoza pic, credit Anabella Padula

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