Argentina's Mancha Prods. is taking a fresh approach to secure exposure and build business by targeting Internet fiction, a market with growth potential, and tying it to a newspaper's website.
"El hombre de al lado" (The Man Next Door) swept the Argentine Film Arts and Sciences Academy's Sur awards, which unspooled late Tuesday in Buenos Aires.
FilmSharks Intl., one of Latin America's biggest film sales companies, has picked up rights for B.O. hit "Nosso Lar" as it bets on big titles with wide sales potential.
D Street Media Group is creating a $40 million to $50 million fund for Latin American films with Disney-backed Patagonik Film Group set to co-produce at least five features.
Guido Rud's FilmSharks Intl. has sold a number of titles produced by Santiago Segura's Spanish shingle Amiguetes Ent.
Poland's "Essential Killing" scooped the top prize at Argentina's Mar del Plata Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Sunday.
Talent includes Miguel Cohan, Paula Cosenza, Gregorio Gonzalez, Hilda Hidalgo and Jaime Osorio.
Last year, at the first Ventana Sur mart for Latin American movies, organizers expected 500-600 participants.
Buenos Aires's Expotoons, a Ventana Sur sister event, holds its fourth edition this year with a beefed-up market geared at bringing more foreign co-production and sales deals to Latin America's young…
Films screening at Ventana Sur include "A Cursed Summer," "Baby Shower," "Lope," and "October."
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Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$253.1M Disney -66.09%
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If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$16.9M Warner Brothers / New Line -60.81%