MADRID -- Struggling to rein in its fiscal deficit, Spain's government announced Tuesday it will slash the 2012 budget of its central Film Protection Fund by 36% to €49 million ($63.7 million).
Expanding its play for Brazil's building middle-classes, TV giant TV Globo is readying "Gabriela," a new telenovela adaptation of Jorge Amado's 1958 novel "Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon."
William Vega's "La Sirga" (aka "The Towrope") swept Toulouse's 21st Films in Progress, scooping its Films in Progress Prize and Cine Plus Special Prize.
With Disney and Paramount having opted out of the international acquisition biz, and Fox and Sony focusing in some territories on select titles only, Warner Bros., a constant supporter of local film…
MADRID -- Swooping on one of 2011's most talked-about Latin American debuts, Aquelarre Servicios Cinematograficos has acquired Spanish rights to Santiago Mitre's "The Student."
Imagina International Sales is rolling out foreign licensing deals on masked avenger action adventure tale ''Red Eagle'' -- both the TV series and the movie spin-off.
PARIS -- The Cannes Festival has named Belgian multihyphenate Jean-Pierre Dardenne as president of its Cinefondation Selection and topper of the short films jury.
PARIS -- French film production hit a 272-feature high last year, up 4% on 2010, France's Centre National du Cinema film board announced Tuesday in Paris.
Imira Entertainment, a sales and production house focussing on kids' and youth content, has clinched sales with major broadcasters in Spain and Portugal.
The Toulouse-San Sebastian Films in Progress, a competition for Latin American pics in post, has unveiled the six titles that will play at the two-day event, which kicks off March 29 in the French…