From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego, filmmakers are finding better resources, friendlier governments and safer venues as they pursue their projects.
Security, prosperity promote more work
Panama has passed a film law, eight years in the making, which aims to boost a moribund local production scene and attract foreign location shoots.
Crackle, Sony Pictures Television's multiplatform video entertainment network, has kicked off in 17 Spanish-speaking territories across Latin America, including Mexico.
The race is on to capture the U.S. Hispanic market, with mainstream networks and their Hispanic counterparts battling for primacy.
Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media have picked up Philippine horror film "The Road" by helmer/scribe Yam Laranas whose previous pic, "The Echo" (Sigaw) was remade for the U.S. by Roy Lee…
Fox Intl. Channels and Colombian broadcaster RCN have tapped longtime FIC exec Emiliano Saccone as prexy of their new U.S. network, MundoFox.
MundoFox, the new Spanish-lingo network from Fox Intl. Channels and Colombian broadcaster RCN, set to debut in the fall, has secured affiliates in 40% of U.S. Hispanic households.
A timeline of events from the iconic skein
Skein established everything-goes philosophy from the start
Born in Chile to German-Jewish refugees, Mario Kreutzberger studied clothing design in New York -- and it was there that he discovered the wonders of television.