EXCLUSIVE: Fabula, the production company of internationally renowned brother filmmakers Pablo Larraín and Juan de Dios Larraín, has appointed Yira Vilaro as Vice President Of Film And Television, Deadline has learned.
Vilaro joins from Anonymous Content, where she worked as VP Film & TV for a year and a half. Previously, she held roles as a development executive at Amazon Studios, and as Director of Development at Macro, prior to that working at companies like Imagine Entertainment, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and WME, among others.
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In her new role, Vilaro will focus on Fabula’s growing slate of English-language features and series. She reports to Andrew Hevia, Head of Fabula North America, and will work out of the company’s Los Angeles office. News of her hiring comes on the heels of an ASC Award nomination for Ed Lachman, cinematographer of Fabula’s El Conde, as well as the naming of the company’s doc The Eternal Memory to this year’s Oscar shortlist for Documentary Feature.
“We’re thrilled to have Yira join our team,” said Juan de Dios Larraín. “Her experience and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to grow our company and expand our horizons.”
Stated Vilaro, “I am beyond excited to be joining Fabula, a company known for creative excellence and working with top-tier talent worldwide, to help expand their slate of English language, global-reaching content. It’s a dream come true to be joining forces with this team of visionary producers and filmmakers who share my passion for artist-driven storytelling.”
Founded in 2003, with offices in Santiago, Mexico City and Los Angeles, Fabula is one of the top producers of film and television operating in Latin America. Most recently, the company wrapped production on Maria, Pablo Larraín’s biopic about famed opera singer Maria Callas starring Angelina Jolie.
Fabula is perhaps best known for producing numerous acclaimed features from director Pablo Larraín, including Spencer, which brought Kristen Stewart her first Oscar nomination for her role as Princess Diana, the Academy Award-nominated Jackie, starring Natalie Portman as First Lady Jackie Kennedy, as well a Neruda and the Oscar-nominated No, both starring Gael García Bernal. Also the producer of the acclaimed features Gloria, Gloria Bell and A Fantastic Woman from Sebastián Lelio, it’s additionally gotten behind titles like The 33 and Nasty Baby, among others.
Pablo Larraín’s latest feature, the dictator satire El Conde, was released on Netflix in September after world premiering in Venice, where it won the Golden Osella for Best Screenplay. Helmed by Chile’s Maite Alberdi, documentary The Eternal Memory, on the relationship between Chilean journalist Augusto Góngora and actress Paulina Urrutia, bowed out of Sundance 2023, was distributed by MTV Documentary Films, and was named one of the top 5 documentary features of 2023 by the National Board of Review.