Escandalo, one of Barcelona's fastest-growing production shingles, is prepping two ground-breaking features: Kike Maillo's "Eva" and Marcal Fores' "Animals."
Playwright-turned-director Albert Espinosa will helm "5th Floor," a sequel to Antonio Mercero's B.O. hit "4th Floor," which the pair co-wrote. Pic rolls February.
Debut features by prominent short filmmakers -- Palestinian Najwa Najjar's "Pomegranates and Myrrh" and Moroccan Mohamed Chrif Tribak's "Le temps des camarades" -- are included in the San Sebastian…
Laurent Cantet's Palme d'Or winner "The Class," Joel and Ethan Coen's Venice opener "Burn After Reading" plus Mike Leigh's "Happy-Go-Lucky" figure in a litany of fest standouts or prize-winners…
Spanish festival San Sebastian rounded out its Zabaltegi New Directors section on Friday, leaning heavily on pics plying various forms of social realism.
Heddy Honigmann's "El Olvido," Christian Poveda's "La Vida loca" and Enrique Rivero's "Parque Via" will screen at San Sebastian's Horizontes Latinos panorama of contempo Latin America movie-making.
German sales company Beta Film has taken international TV rights outside Spain on the prize-laden made-for "El Pallasso i el fuehrer" (The Clown and the Fuhrer).
Horacio Urban's Madrid-based sales company Urban Films has taken international rights outside Spain on intimate drama "Amanecer de un sueño" (Awaking from a Dream), a Spain-Poland co-production.
Kiefer Sutherland starrer ``Mirrors,'' from Los Angeles-based Gallic helmer Alexandre Aja, will open Spain's Sitges Film Festival of Catalonia, Europe's biggest genre pic event.
Argentinian Lucia Puenzo's "El nino pez" and Ramon Termens' "Negro Buenos Aires," two follow-ups to strong debuts, are among 25 co-productions that have pulled down coin from Ibermedia, the…