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.
Anna Marie de la Fuente
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.
Soccer legend Pele is in talks with writer Freddie Fields to create a sequel to the Fields-penned soccer-war drama "Escape to Victory."
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.
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…
Venevision has taken all U.S. rights to Spanish thriller "Oculto" (Hidden), a genre-hopping revenge thriller helmed by emerging Spanish auteur Antonio Hernandez ("The City of No Limits").
Chile has seen a steady growth in local pic production thanks to hefty political support and an uptick in private backing. "Even building contractors, real estate and supermarket businesses have been…
The following Peruvian pics are showing as part of Cannes Tous les cinemas du monde on May 18 BAJO LA PIEL(Under the Skin) (1996) Headless murder victims found in a northern Peruvian hamlet seem to…