"Brigada explosiva, mision pirata" (Bomb Squad: Pirate Mission) opened at top of the box office in Argentina even as hot weather put a damper on overall attendance.
Argentina folksinger, musician and songwriter Carlos Alberto "Chango" Nieto died Jan. 31 of undisclosed causes in Buenos Aires. He was 64.
Argentina's Pachamama Cine is expanding into production and services and taking on international sales duties to improve slim margins in a competitive distribution market at home.
The Latin Flower Co. is planting roots in Argentina.
Telefe Intl. has hired Jessica Stescobich to run sales in the U.S., Canada and Latin America as it expands program and format sales of TV hits including revenge drama "Montecristo."
Disney-backed Patagonik Film Group, the biggest producer in Latin America, is pressing ahead with production of a diverse slate of films, from a remake of "High School Musical" to a terror film.
Tel Aviv-based Dori Media Group has hired Juan Antonio Fernandez as vice president of sales of its Miami division Dori Media America to spearhead an expansion in the Americas.
Disney has entered the Web-content arena in Latin America.
Gabriel Mannelli, bassist of the Argentine rock band Babasonicos, died Jan. 12 of Hodgkin lymphoma in Buenos Aires. He was 37.
Argentine actor Cesar Bertrand, best known for his performances in hit comedies of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, died Jan. 11 of undisclosed causes in Buenos Aires. He was 74.
Detective caper "La senal" nabbed 14 nominations for Argentina's 56th Condor de Plata film awards.
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