An intense 3rd Ventana Sur proved a metaphor for Latin America's film biz at large.
BUENOS AIRES -- Specialty distrib Seventh Art Releasing has acquired North American rights to Argentine helmer Ariel Winograd's romantic comedy "My First Wedding."
BUENOS AIRES -- Mariana Secco's Montevideo-based Salado Media is teaming with Brazil's Querosene Filmes to produce Manuel Facal's feature debut, "High Five."
Japan, rated only 18 months ago as the world's toughest major market for mainstream movies and art pics alike, looks to be coming back to the table, though the territory still remains a hard sell.
Sebastian Aloi's Aeroplano, which is based out of L.A. and Buenos Aires, has formed a production alliance with Italy's Buena Onda Intl.
Many Latin American filmmakers are raising their game with higher budgets and bigger ambitions driving new films and cinematic ventures.
Specialty distrib Icarus has clinched U.S. rights on "108: Cuchillo de palo," Renate Costa's account of her late gay uncle's troubled life under Paraguay's dictatorship.
Edgard Tenembaum, Paris-based producer of Walter Salles' "The Motorcycle Diaries," is making his latest incursion into Latin American filmmaking with "Escafandra."
BUENOS AIRES -- Eric Mathis' Miami-based Ondamax Films has swooped in to take international sales rights on "La sublevacion" (The Uprising), cashing in on Brazil's building roster of Spanish-language…
Metrodome has taken U.K. rights and Fine Films has nabbed Japanese rights to Alejandro Brugues' "Juan of the Dead," Cuba's first zombie comedy.
Non-profit org Global Film Initiative has taken North American rights from FiGa Films to Brazilian helmer Gustavo Pizzi's "Riscado" (Craft).