Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez is getting into the film business. The president's year-old state-sponsored studio complex Villa del Cine will funnel $18 million into "Toussaint," the pet project of…
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Miami-based Spanish-language distrib Venevision Intl., owned by Venezuelan media conglom Grupo Cisneros, is jumping into the mobile content biz, creating custom-made mini-telenovelas for fans of the…
Local product remains king in Latin America, where most U.S. programs are relegated to early morning or latenight and weekend slots. But Stateside works are gaining traction in some spots.
Chilean indie distrib Chilena Four Films has bought 50% of leading indie Bazuca Films to form B Films. With this move, B Films becomes the largest indie distrib in Chile, controlling 12% of the…
Original programming played front and center at the upfront presentations of U.S. Hispanic webs Univision and Telemundo this week. Univision, now owned by a Haim Saban-led group of private equity…
A Spanish-language "Desperate Housewives" will hit U.S. screens next season, courtesy of Univision and Disney-ABC Intl. Television Latin America. Net and studio plan to remake the hit ABC skein for…
Having seven pics in Cannes is a first for Colombia, where local film production has soared in recent years. Among the four Colombian pics in Cannes' world cinema showcase Tous les Cinemas du Monde…
With the end of its distrib pact with Universal Pictures, Paris-based Mediatoon Intl. Distribution is going it alone in Asia and Latin America.
MTV Networks Latin America has tapped Juan C. Acosta for the position of VP-chief financial officer. He will be responsible for managing short and long-term financial planning and reporting, as well…
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has seen a rising influx of Hispanic immigrants willing to take on the task of cleaning up the flooded city.