Donald Ranvaud's shingle Buena Onda is in talks to make Puerto Rican films with the island's film fund managed by Luis Riefkohl.
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It's being called the "Mexican Brown Bunny" -- by people who haven't seen it. It's creating buzz among hardcore film buffs who are talking up its audacity three days before its Sunday competition…
After a series of body blows to the international film financing biz, a clutch of new money players are spilling onto the Croisette. Their gameplans call for something appealing: They're actually…
Chile's Phoenix World Investments, a pan-Latin American distributor and rights broker, theatrically releases on average 15 pics a year across the region via its distribs or subdistribs. PWI launched…
First-quarter revenues were up 23% at numero uno U.S. Hispanic media company Univision Communications. The Spanish-language company saw its revenue grow to $433 million from $352.9 million in 2004…
MTV Films has tapped Los Angeles-based Argentine director Gabriela Tagliavini ("Ladies' Night") to helm "Rumble." The $3 million pic is about four female high school volleyball players from well-off…
Chilean businessman Sebastian Pinera has bought No. 4 Chilean net Chilevision from the Claxson Interactive Group for $24 million after long negotiations.
Latino-targeted shingle Voy Pictures, based in Gotham and L.A., has tapped industry vet Lourdes Diaz as prexy. Diaz replaces Emilio Diaz Barroso, who ankled to form his own film company along with…
Comcast has expanded its Spanish-language lineup via carriage agreements with channels Canal 52 MX and Azteca on Demand from Mexico as well as U.S.-based educational net HITN and family-themed…
When Telemundo prexy and CEO Jim McNamara ankled the NBC-owned Spanish-lingo channel last week talk had been circulating for months that his contract, which expired March 31, would not be renewed.
Spanish-lingo net Univision will bow DVD label Unicine in May.