The Hollywood majors and the government of Catalonia, one of Spain's wealthiest regions, have agreed the terms of a peace pact over the thorny issue of dubbing studio pics into the Catalan language.
In one of the first deals to go down on a Competition title at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Berlin's M-Appeal has inked world sales outside Spain and Switzerland to "The Double Steps.
"7 Cajas," from Paraguay's Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori, won the Industry Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival's 20th Films in Progress rough-cut showcase.
"The Last Friday," from Lebanon-born Yahya Alabdallah took the top honors at an upbeat 7th Cinema in Motion hosted by the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Germany's Scopas Medien and France's Gebeka Films have boarded "Genie in the House -- The Movie," one of several pics on the slate of Antonio Perez's Maestranza Films.
Kevin Iwashina and Ross Dinerstein's Preferred Content will represent North American distribution rights on Trisha Ziff's "The Mexican Suitcase."
A new Spanish player is stepping into the arena of international feature film sales this weekend with the launch of a high-profile Mexican pic at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
Pedro Almodovar's "The Skin I Live In" has made the Spanish Academy's three-film shortlist for its foreign-language Oscar contender.
Indie film distrib Vertice Cine has acquired Spanish theatrical and home entertainment rights to Dominik Moll's 18th Century-set thriller "The Monk," starring Gallic thesp Vincent Cassel.
Spanish sales house Film Factory Entertainment has nabbed worldwide sales rights to Jorge Torregrossa's debut "Fin" (The End).
Barcelona-based Escandalo Films will produce "Puzzlement" -- a working title -- the sophomore outing of Mar Coll ("Three Days With the Family").