The new studio will be led by Stan Jakubowicz, who was recently promoted to Chief Content Officer, and will be based in New York.
“Our mission with La Jaula Studios is to tell the bold, untold and unfiltered stories of the real-life heroism behind Combate’s fighters and their communities,” said Hernandez. “Stan’s proven creative expertise and uncontainable passion for this sport make him a perfect fit to lead La Jaula.”
Jakubowicz is a creative executive with nearly 20 years of experience producing multi-platform content for television, digital and film. He has produced box office hits such as La Mujer de Mi Hermano, and co-produced the critically acclaimed The German Doctor, an Oscar and Golden Globes official submission for Best Foreign Film in 2014.
Jakubowicz also co-produced Visitantes, a horror film featuring Mexican superstar, Kate del Castillo, and served as an associate producer for the film El Inca, a Venezuelan boxing drama that earned him a second official submission in the Foreign Film category for the Academy Awards.
As an Emmy-nominated TV Executive Producer, Jakubowicz has produced for the world’s leading media companies such as Disney, Comcast, Sony, Univision, NBCUniversal and Fremantle Media.
La Jaula Studios will produce authentic content in Spanish, English and Portuguese that complements Combate Americas’ programming. Production will take place around the globe, including Latin America, Brazil, Spain, Portugal and the U.S.
La Jaula Studios will offer a variety of programming, including lifestyle-documentaries to scripted series, feature films, short-form digital, social and mobile content - and customized, sponsor-branded interstitials that will air during highly-watched Combate Americas’ live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) television and digital events. This content will offer brands and advertisers a unique opportunity to connect with Combate Americas’ audience.
Upcoming projects include:
- “Rootas,”(wt)- a docu-series chronicling the lives of six Combate Americas fighters on their journey, told first-hand through their eyes. The first episode will feature Mexican MMA superstar Erik “Goyito” Perez, as he heads to an unfamiliar world - Thailand - to train under legendary Muay Thai champion Buakaw Banchamek, a fighter whose unmatched speed and devastating knockout power in the ring has transformed him into one of the most sought-after commodities in the fight world.
“The Real Deal,” a major motion picture and docu-series chronicling the life and career of Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano, the only female fighter and only Puerto Rican fighter in history to win five world boxing championships in five different weight divisions, as she sets her sights on achieving another unprecedented feat – becoming the first fighter in history to win a major MMA world championship while simultaneously retaining a world boxing title.