Frosh helmer Jose Emilio Rondeau will finish lensing rock ‘n’ roll love story “1972” this month.
The pic marks the debut of Ana Maria Bahiana’s Pacific Sense Prods. as co-producer.
Over the past 12 years, the Los Angeles-based company has produced programming for broadcast and pay TV channels owned by local media giant Organizacoes Globo.
Bahiana, who is married to Rondeau, said “1972” is skedded for release in the spring. A U.S. major is expected to climb on as a co-producer, and to purchase Brazilian and foreign distribution rights.
Brazil recently imposed a tax on remittances of a film’s distributors — but they exempt U.S. majors if they invest in local film productions.