Total Spanish box office in the first half of the year rose 10% to Euros320 million ($415 million) compared with the same time last year, according to Rentrak estimates.
October's 43rd edition of the Sitges Intl. Film Festival, Europe's biggest genre confab, will see bows from top local helmers, a sprinkling of pedigree pics, and some ground-breaking auteur work…
Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia has been awarded Spain's National Cinema Prize.
The Hollywood majors are threatening to slash their release slate and open titles in English without subtitles in Catalonia, one of Spain's richest regions.
Overseas bows of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" on Wednesday smashed a clutch of box office records, shading "New Moon" in some territories, and proving that auds do have time for the FIFA World Cup…
Katarzyna Roslaniec's "Mall Girls" took the top Valencia Moon award at the 25th Cinema Jove film fest, Spain's main summer cinema event.
One of Spain's best known regional film execs, Ignacio Varela, has been tapped as the president of EAVF, the Valencia Film and TV Assns. Federation, the producers org. in Spain's Valencia region.
For the second year running, in 2009 Spanish movies grossed more outside Spain than in their domestic market, according to a study.
Spanish toon house Continental Animacion is joining forces with Brazil's Otto Desenhos Animados to co-produce stereoscopic 3D animated pic "Witchcraft."
In a weighty sales deal, Barcelona's DeAPlaneta has sold all German-speaking Europe on Guillem Morales' "Julia's Eyes," to StudioCanal's German distrib op Kinowelt.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Non-Stop1Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$35.1M Universal Pictures -34.92%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$30.1M Fox -29.51%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$974,415 Cumulative:$212.9M Warner Brothers -37.02%