Netflix acquires original series created by Argentine Jewish filmmaker Daniel Burman

Julie Wiener

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BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Netflix’s first original series from Argentina will be created and directed by an Argentine Jew who has been described as the “South American Woody Allen.”

Daniel Burman, 42, is working with Netflix on “Edha,” a dramatic thriller set in the world of fashion, modeling and music, Edha will start shooting early next year in Buenos Aires, and debut exclusively on Netflix around the globe in 2017.

The son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, Burman and Diego Dubcovsky in 1996 launched the production company, BD Cine, which has produced over 35 films.

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Burman often uses Jewish characters, locations, themes, dilemmas and actors in his films. His most recent film, “El Rey del Once,” takes place in the Jewish neighborhood of Once in which Burman grew up.

“Edha” is about a young, going-places fashion designer and single mother.

“The fashion and music scene in Buenos Aires is unique, sexy and exciting, and Daniel Burman and his team are among Argentina’s most gifted creators. We can’t wait to present Edha and her dramatic story to Netflix members around the rest of the world” said Erik Barmack, Netflix’s vice president for international original series, in a news release Thursday.

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