Hollywood is bent on rescuing Mexican cinema. Three studios have opened production shingles in Mexico, and others may follow.
Anna Marie de la Fuente
The production arm of top Mexican indie distrib Gussi Films is out of the starting gate with "Motocross," the directorial debut of local cinematographer Salvador "Chava" Cartas.
A beleaguered AOL Latin America disclosed Tuesday that it might be forced to file for bankruptcy protection even as it rushes to sell assets or scrap operations in the region.
Azteca America, the U.S. broadcast division of No. 2 Mexican net TV Azteca, will expand its U.S. reach to Dish Network satellite subscribers starting April 1. Net will form part of satcaster's Dish…
Warner Independent Pictures has inked a pact with Spanish shingles Plural Entertainment and Origen Prods. Cinematografica to jointly develop and produce a pic based on the international bestseller…
Warner Bros. Mexico has named Leonardo Zimbron to lead new shingle Warner Bros. Pictures Mexico. Company is following the lead of Columbia TriStar and Disney (through its Latino label Miravista) in…
Two former execs of studio affiliates in Mexico have launched independent distrib Decine (Distribuidora de Entretenimiento de Cine) that is radically altering conventional distrib relationships with…
Thesps Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna have launched a shingle in Mexico City. Dubbed Canana after the crisscrossing bullet belts worn by Mexican revolutionaries, company includes former MTV exec…
Disney Latin American label Miravista has tapped former Argos Cine head Inna Payan to lead its new shingle in Mexico. Payan will report to Miravista chief Fernando Lagier, who is based in Buenos…
Arab news satcaster Al-Jazeera will open bureaus in Brazil and Venezuela by the summer.
Mia Farrow will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 20th Guadalajara Film Festival on March 17 following the screening of "Moolaade," helmed by Senegalese Ousmane Sembene.