Test transmissions kicked off last week for Televisora del Sur (Television of the South), the new Venezuelan-based pan-Latino satellite news and entertainment channel.
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TNT Latin America has nabbed pan-regional basic cable rights to the Oscars. Previously net transmitted live broadcasts of the Oscars to just Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela.
TNT Latin America has nabbed pan-regional basic cable rights to the Oscars. Starting in 2006, channel will air the Academy Awards live in 35 territories for three years.
Will Latin America be the next Asia for toons? Judging from the number of animation studios and schools popping up across the region, the answer may be yes.
Indie shingle Cinema Seven Prods. has signed Alfonso Arau to direct "Gold on Eagle Street," an English-lingo contempo fable set in East Los Angeles.
Marc Beauchamps has exited top Brazilian indie distrib Lumiere to set up his own film company, which will start with a co-production with Moonshot Pictures.
Soccer legend Pele is in talks with writer Freddie Fields to create a sequel to the Fields-penned soccer-war drama "Escape to Victory."
Warner Bros. Pictures International has snapped up Spanish and Latin American distribution rights to Guillermo del Toro's upcoming horror/fantasy drama "Pan's Labyrinth," slated to shoot in Spain in…
Sao Paolo, Brazil-based film company Life in the Tropics Entertainment (LITE) has launched a film development fund aimed at addressing the dearth of quality screenplays in Latin America.
Spurred by the success of Latino soaps -- telenovelas -- in Eastern Europe, buyers from this region have been snapping up Latino pics, especially ones starring telenovela thesps. Pics, however, only…