Under the iron hand of its polarizing left-wing prexy Hugo Chavez, Venezuela has been doing its darndest to boost its local film industry -- and make Hollywood pay dearly to do business there.
Anna Marie de la Fuente
Chile's most prominent international film festival, Valdivia, gave its top Premio Pudu honor to Belgian pic "L'enfant," winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 2005.
Not many pop idols can claim to have performed before the European Parliament, but that is exactly what Colombia crooner Juanes did April 19 when he had buttoned-up politicos swaying, clapping and…
A pic based on real events, "Sonar no cuesta nada" (To Dream Costs Nothing), is outpacing "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" in Colombia as auds opt for Rodrigo Triana's…
The number of U.S. broadcast nets to be measured nationally by Nielsen continues to grow. Azteca America, the U.S. subsid of No. 2 Mexican web TV Azteca, has joined Nielsen's National Television…
Miami-based Fuego Entertainment has unveiled plans to launch a bilingual Hispanic network in the U.S. The publicly traded company has issued a letter of intent to acquire 14 television stations for…
A mini-series revolving around drug lords, plastic surgery and youth culture is causing a stir in Colombia and pumping ratings for Caracol TV.
Azteca America, the U.S. network of No. 2 Mexican web TV Azteca, is launching the first Hispanic over-the-air TV station in New Orleans with a special news report on Hurricane Katrina and the…
Latin America's first cell-phone festival, Mobility Fest '06, kicks off in Cali, Colombia, this fall. Fest picks up a trend that began in Germany in 2004 where Colombia's Felipe Cardona won the first…
Paramount Pictures Intl. has grabbed Latin American distribution rights to romantic comedy "Pretendiendo." Regional pickup is a first for Paramount.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%