Figa Films has taken world rights, including to North America, to Brasilia Film Festival hit "The Sky Above," a cutting-edge title from Brazil's surging regional cinema.
Offering a potential new outlet to Latin American exports, Frederic Corvez's UMedia is launching Urban Distribution, a theatrical distribution operation in France for international arthouse movies.
Paco Cabezas' "Neon Flesh," Nicolas Goldbart's "Fase 7" and Marcel Rasquin's "Brother" will play a vastly expanded Ventana Sur screenings lineup.
Radu Muntean's "Tuesday, After Christmas" and Kelly Reichardt's "Meek's Cutoff" dominated top plaudits at Spain's 48th Gijon Festival on Saturday.
Chile-born Carmen Castillo ("Santa Fe Street") is attached to direct "Underground Notebooks, Copiapo 2010."
In Iciar Bollain's "Even the Rain," about a troubled Christopher Columbus pic shoot in Bolivia, the film's producer, played by Luis Tosar, gets on the phone to reassure its financier.
Gallic TV producer Nicolas Traube has been re-elected as president of Film France, Gaul's national film commission.
One of Spain's best-known sales agents, Vicente Canales, is ankling as head of Film-ax Intl. after 13 years.
Australia's "Animal Kingdom," Mexico's "Leap Year" and Spain's "Every Song Is About Me" made much of the early running at the 48th Gijon Film Festival.
One of Spain's best-known sales agents, Vicente Canales, is ankling his post as head of Filmax's international division.