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Julio Jimenez (writer)

Julio Jimenez is a Colombian writer of telenovelas for RTI Colombia.

Julios first success was the telenovela La abuela (The Grandmother) that during the '80s was a grand hit in Colombia even though it was not the typical love story one would expect in a telenovela. The very tough, cold hearted character of the grandmother and her evil actions arose some protests in Colombia but that did not stop the telenovela from getting to be so successful that the story was taken to the big screen making a very interesting film. In 1986 his series Los cuervos registers the highest rating ever in Colombian television. Shortly after in 1992 Julio writes the telenovela En cuerpo ajeno again this telenovela breaks the record of rating ever reached in Colombia becoming one of the greatest hits of Colombian television. Two years later in 1995 Julios telenovela Las agues mansas turns into an international hit. 1996 brings yet another hit in the career of Jimenez. His telenovela La viuda de blanco is an international success that helps Colombian telenovelas get to countries like Romania and Cyprus. In 1998 Julio writes Yo amo a Paquita Gallego a telenovela so successful in Colombia that its couple appeared in commercial products such as shoes. It was also a big hit in other Latin American countries as well as internationally. In 2000 Jimenez touches for the first time in a telenovela the subject of catalepsy in his telenovela "Rauzan".

In 2002 Julio starts working exclusively for RTI that has teamed up with Telemundo and he writes the remake of one of his own stories Las agues mansas which he renames to Pasion de gavilanes. As he says Pasion de gavilanes was the revenge of Las aguas mansas that had a lot of production problems and had not the success expected in Colombia besides its international good course. And a great revenge it was since this telenovela was meant to turn into one of the most successful telenovelas ever made, marking an international record of rating!

Related websites

Julio Jimenez in the 10 best writers

History of Television in Colombia

Colombian Television and imagination

El cuerpo del deseo: A New Incarnation for Telenovelas

Body of Desire

Julio Jimenez in IMDB

Oficial site of El cuerpo del deseo DVD box

Oficial site of Pasion de gavilanes DVD box

Review and sale of El Deseo Ajeno

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