Chile-based Latin American distributor PWI has launched a film production company in Los Angeles.
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Brazil's Bruno and Fabio Barreto will helm pics under the veteran label LC Barreto, run by their parents, Luiz Carlos and Lucy Barreto.
"Pele Eterno," the first co-production backed by UIP and Universal Home Video in Brazil, will hit local cinemas June 25.
Spain's Wanda Films has boarded Adrian Caetano's next pic, "Caudillo." Producer Oscar Kramer of Argentina's OK Films also said he is in talks with two French companies that are interested in…
Mexico's "Duck Season" (Temporada de patos) has sold to a slew of territories since its Cannes Critics Week debut on May 14.
French international sales company F for Film has sold Argentine drama "Los Muertos" to Portugal's Atalanta and France's ID Distribution. Sales are pending with Italy, Switzerland and Belgium.
New Brazilian shingle Luz & Imaginacao has teamed up with Walter Salles' VideoFilmes to co-produce thriller "The Yellow Line" and period drama "Cinemeiro," both in pre-production.
UGC-U.K. made its first acquisition in Cannes the U.K. rights to Argentine helmer Fabian Bielinsky's upcoming pic, "El Aura," paying between $200,000 and $300,000.
Broadcasters across Latin America are phoning content to the public. And in this telenovela-mad region, some are beaming 100-plus episodes of the sudsers to cell phones.
Fledgling U.S. Hispanic producer Voy Pictures has inked a three-pic co-development and production deal with Santa Monica-based shingle Cherry Road Films.
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