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…
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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.
Latin American nets will be descending on the National Assn. of Television Program Executives confab with full battalions of up to a dozen execs each. With the worst of their economic crises behind…
Plural Entertainment, the audiovisual content arm of Spain's media conglom Grupo Prisa, has inked a co-production and distribution pact with Colombia's Caracol Television.
AETN Intl., the overseas sales and marketing arm of A&E Television Networks, has appointed Ledafilms, Latin America's largest distrib, to rep its syndicated sales in Latin America.
Spike Lee and Paolo Sadri of new Miami-based shingle TMG Films will exec produce "The Goal," a Brazilian soccer pic starring Mario Lopez. Principal photography is skedded for November in Rio de…