Independent film distributors are busy in Argentina, but not all is good.
Argentina's FilmSharks Intl. has pounced on Beto Gomez's Mexican box office breakout "Saving Private Perez," produced by Mexico's Lemon Films.
Argentina's Mar del Plata Film Festival, one of the most important fests in Latin America, has unveiled the lineups for its main competitions for international and Latin American pics.
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Russian helmer Victor Kossakovsky's "Vivan las Antipodas!" (Long Live the Antipodes!) will open the 26th Mar del Plata Film Festival, Latin America's only Fiapf category A fest, on Nov. 5.
Miguel Cohan, director of "No Return," is working on a new project, "Betibu," an adaptation of Argentine Claudia Pineiro's latest novel.
Argentine production house BD Cine is partnering with Brazil's Gullane on the next two films by helmer Daniel Burman, picking up coin in Latin America as European funding tightens.
Fernando Spiner's Western "Aballay, el hombre sin miedo" (Aballay, the Man Without Fear) was unveiled Monday as Argentina's candidate for Oscar nomination in the foreign-language film category.
After losing ratings ground this year, Telefe is fighting back with a comedy directed by Oscar-winner Juan Jose Campanella, who sharpened his skills helming episodes of "House" and "Law and Order."
Argentine production house BD Cine has started distributing its own films to boost profits and improve release management.
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