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Distinct identity and maturation of Lusophone television fiction

Created: Monday, 17 February 2014
Written by Fernando Teodósio
Within the Lusophone the only country able to compete with the global television productions continuously, is Brazil.
 
Although Portugal is in crisis and getting some level of cultural support, their productions, with decades of experience, begins to be recognized for its high quality, its excellent human resources in the area.
 
Lusophone countries import artists, writers and directors from other Lusophone countries for their productions and there are increasingly co-productions between countries of Lusophone.
 
Brazil has always been present in the international awards in recent decades, and lately other Lusophone countries have also participated in major galas. Brazil contribute a lot to the development of the Portuguese language throughout the world, and belongs to worldwide TV industry.
 
Other Lusophone countries are producing their soups and serial looking for its distinctive identity. For example, Japanese created their own production of animation (anime) which is recognized by all.
 
Although Brazilian soap operas are still present in mainstream television with large productions with high investments and profits raised to the level of a global industry, in my humble opinion is starting a phase of normal sloppiness due to the success that has been uninterrupted for decades.
 
The Portuguese productions, as previously stated are increasingly mature, despite continuing to create movies, serial and soap operas, in my opinion are very good in historical serial.
 
This type of fiction as entertainment and as an active agent of current memory and as a key to interpreting symbolically common past, I think it is the key to differentiating identity for Lusophone notoriety in television productions.