Most of the Latin American pics vying for a foreign-language Oscar nom this year are feature debuts, heralding a sea change sweeping through Latin America's film industries.
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Univision network topper Cesar Conde has continued his management reshuffle with the appointment of vet journo Isaac Lee to the post of news prez and Alexander "Sandy" Brown to prexy of sports.
Warner Bros. has inked a distribution deal with UIP for Central America and Panama.
Talent includes Miguel Cohan, Paula Cosenza, Gregorio Gonzalez, Hilda Hidalgo and Jaime Osorio.
Films screening at Ventana Sur include "A Cursed Summer," "Baby Shower," "Lope," and "October."
Fox Intl. Channels Spain and Fox Latin America are teaming for the first time to co-produce a Spanish-language skein for their respective markets.
Discovery Networks Intl. has launched a global creative unit and tapped Luis Silberwasser to head it as executive VP and chief content officer.
As prexy and COO of L.A.-based Nala Films, Darlene Caamano Loquet draws on her wealth of experience in the biz to push a slate of sound, uplifting pics.