Paris-based Mandarin Cinema will co-produce "Invader," an action-packed political thriller set against the background of the invasion of Iraq, helmed by Daniel Calparsoro ("Asfalto").
Zentropa Intl. Spain, the Barcelona-based arm of Lars von Trier's and Peter Aalbaeck Jensen's Zentropa Ent., has boarded Paula Ortiz's intimate drama "De tu ventana a la mia" (Chrysalis).
Horror-thriller "Red State," helmed by Kevin Smith ("Clerks"), took film and actor (Michael Parks) at the 44th Sitges Festival, Europe's biggest genre pic confab, which wrapped Saturday.
Japan's Shochiku has acquired all Japanese rights to Spanish horror film "Blind Alley," which world preems in Competition Friday at the Sitges Festival.
Among a bevy of post-Toronto fest deals, Barcelona-based Filmax Intl. has licensed rights on Catalan helmer Jaume Balaguero's "Sleep Tight" to Japan's New Select.
New Barcelona-based production company Cine de Garaje has inked with Escandalo Films to co-produce Garaje's first feature, "Chronicle Beyond the Border."
Pinning their hopes on incremental home entertainment revenues from online distribution in Spain, Warner Bros., Walt Disney, Sony and Paramount have licensed part of their content to Spain's new…
SITGES, Spain -- Two homegrown movies, Kike Maillo's "Eva" and Jaume Balaguero's "Sleep Tight," dominated early media buzz at Spain's 44th Sitges festival, which kicked off Thursday.
SITGES, Spain -- Telespan 2000, part of Spain's Vertice 360 group, is teaming with Germany's Senator Entertainment to produce political action thriller "Allende, 11 de septiembre."
Spanish helmer Paco Cabezas ("Neon Flesh") is attached to direct "Mr. Right," produced by David Alpert and Lawrence Mattis' Circle of Confusion (AMC's "The Walking Dead").
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