Argentina's 20th Mar del Plata Film Festival, Latin America's only FIAPF category one fest, will open with Balhman Ghobadi's "Turtles Can Fly" and showcase 17 other pics from March 10-20.
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Universal Pictures has tapped Arturo Barquet as senior VP of production finance. Barquet, whose immediate projects include "King Kong," "The Producers" and "Pride and Prejudice," will oversee films…
Televisa, Mexico's largest broadcaster, has banned all talent under its contracts from appearing on leading U.S. Hispanic net Univision. The order was sent upon the announcement of Ray Rodriguez's…
Leading U.S. Hispanic media company Univision Communications upped Univision network prexy Ray Rodriguez to prexy and chief operating officer Wednesday.
Indie shockmeister John Waters will open the Guadalajara Film Festival on March 11 with his latest pic, "A Dirty Shame." It's Waters' first time at the nine-day fest, which also will screen his pics…
Brazil and Argentina have gone to great lengths to ensure homegrown pics get made and receive fair play on local screens. In recent years, Chile and Colombia have weighed in with some tax breaks and…
Latino broadcasters are jostling with pay TV nets for the lucrative kiddie market in youth-dominated Latin America where Nickelodeon, the Cartoon Network and Discovery Kids have topped ratings for…
Capitol Films has nabbed international sales rights to Mexican-U.K. political thriller "Rabbit on the Moon." Pic, written, helmed and co-produced by Mexican director Jorge Ramirez-Suarez, will…
Rehashing old programs seems to be the newest trend in Latin American TV. Mexico's Televisa and TV Azteca have spring lineups filled with refried versions of local and international telenovelas.
Lifestyle entertainment web VOY Network has tapped HBO vets Eric Levin as prexy and CEO and John Ovrutsky as chief operating officer. Levin was HBO's chief financial officer for 14 years through…
Alfonso Cuaron is developing a film version of Ron McLarty's 1988 novel "The Memory of Running," with an eye to directing the pic.