A look a Spanish filmmakers on the cusp of the big time
With state film subsidies being scaled back in Spain, tax breaks look like a keystone of a future, more market-driven, film financing system.
MADRID -- The world's diminishing ranks of art-house players has gained an addition: Spain's Vertice Sales, the international licensing arm of production-distribution-facilities conglom Vertice 360.
BARCELONA -- Spain's A Contracorriente Films has picked up all Spanish rights to Mexico-shot "Here and There," Antonio Mendez's opera prima, which was selected Monday in Cannes' Critics' Week.
MADRID -- Spain's Elena Anaya ("The Skin I Live In") will play the femme lead in action-thriller "Inertia," which is directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego ("Apollo 18," "King of the Hill").
MADRID -- Battered by crisis, piracy and soft numbers, Spanish box office nosedived a hefty 18.4% to Euros138.7 million ($181.7 million) in the last quarter, January through March, Rentrak confirmed…
Fledgling Catalan distrib Alfa Pictures has nabbed Spanish rights to "Madrid, 1987," "Pet Pals and Marco Polo's Code" and "Girimunho."
BARCELONA -- Kaleidoscope Ent. has snapped up U.K. rights to Spanish comic fantasy "Game of Werewolves"; Sonamu Pictures has acquired Korean rights.
Enrique Urbizu's noirish cop drama "No Rest for the Wicked" won six prizes Sunday night at the 26th Spanish Academy Goya Awards, including best film, director, original screenplay and actor for Jose…
Japan's Shochiku and Germany's Senator have acquired all Japanese and German rights respectively to Juan Martinez Moreno's "Lobos de arga" (Game of Werewolves), produced by Spain's Telespan 2000 and…
Jaume Collet-Serra is lining up action thriller "Inertia," starring Oscar Isaac and directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego ("Apollo 18," "El rey de la montana").