The next generation of Colombian directors, writers and actors are leaving their mark.
Anna Marie de la Fuente
A key player in the revival of Colombian cinema is nonprofit org Proimagenes en Movimiento, now celebrating its 10th year.
Filmmakers in Colombia never had it so good, now that dominating television duo RCN and Caracol TV have extended their intense ratings and market-share rivalry to pics as well.
Film production is surging in Colombia, thanks in part to tax breaks, bold new talent, keen local audiences and TV coin.
Along with a supportive government and an embracing public, filmmakers also have taken a hand in controlling Colombia's production destiny. Led by a group of U.S.- or European-educated…
Fifteen years ago, only a handful of arthouse pics lit Colombian screens. But thanks to Cineplex and other indie distribs, smaller films from Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North…
A Mexican immigrant tale that may just thaw Lou Dobb's heart -- to paraphrase some glowing reviews -- is doing what few pics have ever done: get U.S. Hispanics into theaters to see a Spanish-language…
Mexican helmer Patricia Riggen, whose feature debut "La ultima luna" (Under the same moon) ignited a bidding war at Sundance, will helm romantic dramedy "Sister in Law" for Mandalay Entertainment.
"Narnia" franchise producer Mark Johnson is set to make an English-language version of Chilean romantic comedy "Pretendiendo" (Ugly me).
In its continued bid to ramp up original productions, Nickelodeon Latin America will co-produce with Argentina's Illusion Studios a Latino skein based on children's classic "The Wizard of Oz."
Nickelodeon Latin America has teamed with Sony Pictures Television Intl. to co-produce its first telenovela, "Isa TKM" ("Isa, I Luv U").