Perhaps the solution to Miami's economic problems is the same as your abuela's solution to boredom: telenovelas! Telemundo plans to shoot about 1,100 hours of telenovelas in Miami-Dade this year. That represents an investment of about $35 million and 550 new jobs.
a href="http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/110623/story4.shtml">According to Miami Today, Telemundo, which is head quartered in Hialeah, will shoot about 85 percent of their telenovelas in the county this year. The Spanish-language daily soap operas are then distributed through out Latin America.
Miami Today suggests that most of those 550 jobs will be full-time, in-house positions.
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The move also illustrates a shift in which both Telemundo and its rival Univision concentrate production of original series in Miami-Dade. Both stations use to rely on importing soap operas from other countries, but are increasingly producing their own original shows.