Carreras relocates to her native Spain
Mar Targarona and Joaquin Padro’s Rodar y Rodar and Raquel Carreras’ Chromosome22 Films are re-teaming on a comedy action movie, provisionally entitled “B-Vice.”It’s the third pic in a film-by-film partnership between Carreras and Barcelona-based Rodar (“The Orphanage,” “Julia’s Eyes”), following Sergi Vizcaino’s “PX3D” and Oriol Paulo’s “The Body.” Dani Padro and Carreras are co-penning the script. ” ‘B Vice’ will have tons of action and a lot of fun, a bit along the lines of ‘Lethal Weapon’ or ‘Bad Boys,’ ” Carreras said. Budgeted at around $6 million, “B-Vice” will go into production first quarter 2012, shooting in Marbella, Spain. The director will be announced shortly. Key cast includes Maxi Iglesias and Luis Fernandez, two rising stars of Spanish TV youth dramas.Spain-born Carreras founded Los Angeles-based Carreras Entertainment in 1992, working as an international acquisitions agency representing overseas distributors and as a general film consultancy. Clients include The Weinstein Company, Summit, Morgan Creek, GK Films, Lionsgate, Relativity and EuropaCorp. Carreras also co-produced Matthew Carnah’s “Black Circle Boys” and Jack Baran’s “Destiny Turns on the Radio.” She has now relocated to her native Spain founding production house Chromosome22 and opening new offices as an acquisitions agency under the banner of Carreras Intl. “There is so much talent in Spain and it’s not well-enough known abroad,” Carreras said. “I want to help that to change.” “Carreras will add a valuable, international market vision to our plans. She can open up our corporate strategy to future trends, adapting our projects to market needs,” said Rodar’s Padro. Future plans include English-language movies, Carreras added. Among Carreras’ distribution clients who have recently bought movies from Spain are SPI (“The Skin I Live In,” for Eastern Europe), California Filmes (Kike Maillo’s “Eva,” for Brazil), Eurofilms (Xavier Berraondo’s “Children’s Corner,” for Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador), and Nu Metro (Juan Antonio Bayona’s “Impossible,” for South Africa). Emiliano de Pablos contributed to this article.