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Confab hopes to cash in on cachet of Latin America.
Seven Latin American distributors have banded together to form pan-regional distrib LaRed (the Network), with the aim to provide more focused releases of Latino and international indie pics.
NBCU's Telemundo Media continues to beef up its sports programming, snagging exclusive Spanish-language and all media rights to the Concacaf Olympic soccer qualifying games for London 2012.
Buena Vista Intl. has picked up Latin American distribution rights to Chilean helmer Jorge Olguin's fantasy horror pic, "Caleuche."
Puerto Rico's private and public film sectors have banded together to create a united, one-stop shop to promote local and international productions on the island, which they are launching at the AFM.
Azteca America, the U.S. outpost of Mexico's TV Azteca, has tapped Marlene Braga as VP of programming, effective immediately.
Univision is getting into the format sales business. The U.S. Hispanic media giant has teamed up with Scott Sternberg Prods. for the worldwide distribution of the hit reality show "Nuestra belleza…
Sony Pictures Television has inked its first scripted format production deal in Brazil.
Fox and NBCU's Telemundo have snagged the U.S. television rights to the 2018 (Russia) and 2022 (Qatar) FIFA World Cups.