Only a handful of pics aimed at U.S. Latinos have lately managed to catch on, but a small R-rated pic has captivated this elusive market, at least on the East Coast.
Anna Marie de la Fuente
Veteran talent manager Ivan De Paz has ankled L.A.-based Hispanic marketing and talent management company Arenas Entertainment to launch DePAZ Management, a boutique management agency specializing in…
Paris-based sales outfit Wild Bunch has paid seven figures for worldwide rights to Alfonso Arau and Laura Esquivel's upcoming $10 million love story "El dia que me quieras" (Dare to love me). Pact…
London-based producer Don Ranvaud's shingle Buena Onda and the Puerto Rican Film Commission have forged a $250,000 joint development film fund to produce three to five pics a year in Puerto Rico.
English-lingo Latino net Si TV has ordered a third season -- 14 episodes -- of hit political yakker "Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner."
Unitel Pictures Intl., a U.S.-based Philippine company, has snagged worldwide rights, including North America, to the Chinese mainland hit "Life, Translated" helmed by Agan.
Thirteen years after making "Like Water for Chocolate," the highest-grossing Spanish-lingo pic in the U.S. and abroad, Mexican helmer Alfonso Arau and scribe-novelist Laura Esquivel are reteaming on…
National Amusements has acquired UCI's exhib circuit in Brazil. UCI has 111 screens in 10 cinemas in seven cities, including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, that account for 33% of Brazil's box office…
The ninth Los Angeles Latino Intl. Film Festival wrapped Sunday with Argentina's "Las Mantenidas sin suenos" by Vera Fogwill and Martin Desalvo taking home the Rita awards for feature and first film.
Focus Features has inked a two-year deal with Mexico City-based Canana Films, the new shingle formed by thesps Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna with L.A.-based Mexican producer Pablo Cruz.
Take the world's largest Spanish-lingo TV content provider, Mexico's Televisa. Add Spain's most successful drama producer, Arbol. Stir in top Spanish rights-broker Mediapro, production company Drive…