The Ciudad de la Luz film studio in Alicante, Spain, has added an onsite training center as it bids to become one of Europe's top facilities.
Helmer Guillermo del Toro's Cannes competition player "El laberinto del fauno" (Pan's Labyrinth) will open the 39th Sitges Intl. Film Festival of Catalonia on Oct. 6.
"Ryna," the feature debut of Romanian helmer Ruxandra Zenide, took the Valencian Golden Moon and the $22,500 cash prize at the 21st Cinema Jove Intl. Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday.
Big international shoots are nothing new to Spain, but the next couple of years will see an increase in shooting not seen since the boom times of the 1950s.
Facing an analog switch-off in 2010, hesitancy about creating new content and uncertainty about ad take-up, can RTVE lead Spain's digital terrestial television revolution?