When Venezuela's left-wing leader Hugo Chavez shut down the country's oldest broadcaster, Radio Caracas Television, on May 27, shock waves reverberated around the globe.
Anna Marie de la Fuente
Venezuelan filmmakers have written a letter to Danny Glover asking that he reconsider using their country's funds for his film. The thesp-activist received an $18 million commitment from the…
Venezuela has outlawed local film guilds Anac and Caveprol after they sent an open letter urging Danny Glover not to take $18 million from the government to fund his pet project "Toussaint."
Denise Richards will star in "A Beautiful Life," a drama to be directed by Argentine filmmaker Alejandro Chomski in Los Angeles this summer. Chomski recently helmed "Reggaeton" for Sony BMG and…
In the wake of the controversial shutdown of Venezuela's oldest broadcaster, RCTV, on Sunday night, President Hugo Chavez's government is stepping up the pressure on other local webs and even…
NBC Universal's Telemundo will launch the first-ever commercial-free primetime telenovela, "Idolos de Juventud" (Youth Idols), next summer.
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…
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…
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