The 2nd Ventana Sur market, which wrapped Monday, was a bracing testament to the growing empowerment of the Latin American film industry.
In a welcome boost for sales agents and buyers, Brazilian film agency Cinema do Brasil is renewing for a third year its foreign distributors' prints and advertising fund.
Films take top honors at Latin America's premiere docu event
Jacques Bidou's Paris-based JBA Production is reteaming with Argentine helmer Pablo Aguero for "Evita," with Aguero writing and directing.
BARCELONA -- Maja Zimmermann's Munich-based Motivo Films has teamed with Colombian Jorg Hiller and Gustavo Pazmin's Tonal Ent. on period adventure movie "Arijuna."
Imira Ent., one of Spain's top toon houses, has picked up Spanish and Portuguese rights to South Korean toon series "Mix Master Final Force."
Paco Cabezas' "Neon Flesh," Nicolas Goldbart's "Fase 7" and Marcel Rasquin's "Brother" will play a vastly expanded Ventana Sur screenings lineup.
Radu Muntean's "Tuesday, After Christmas" and Kelly Reichardt's "Meek's Cutoff" dominated top plaudits at Spain's 48th Gijon Festival on Saturday.
In Iciar Bollain's "Even the Rain," about a troubled Christopher Columbus pic shoot in Bolivia, the film's producer, played by Luis Tosar, gets on the phone to reassure its financier.
Australia's "Animal Kingdom," Mexico's "Leap Year" and Spain's "Every Song Is About Me" made much of the early running at the 48th Gijon Film Festival.
One of Spain's best-known sales agents, Vicente Canales, is ankling his post as head of Filmax's international division.