Mexico's Alebrije Producciones is teaming with Spain's Oberon Cinematografica to produce "Dictado" (Dictation), written and helmed by Oberon owner Antonio Chavarrias.
Name auteurs John Sayles, Naomi Kawase, Bent Hamer, Raul Ruiz and Peter Mullan will compete for San Sebastian's top Golden Shell.
Spanish producer Antonio Saura has been appointed co-curator of Portugal's budding film fest, the Douro Film Harvest.
Barcelona's Cannes and Karlovy Vary winner Eddie Saeta is teaming with Brazil's Dezenove Som e Imagem, to produce "Girimunho" (Swirl).
Milos Forman will receive the second Prix Lumiere at October's Lumiere Grand Lyon Film Festival on Oct. 9 and be feted with a retrospective.
Four radically differing Spanish films -- "Aita," "Elisa K," "Black Bread" and "The Great Vazquez" -- will screen in competition at the 58th San Sebastian Festival.
In a clash of reality TV titans, Endemol is believed to have initiated legal proceedings against Banijay for copyright infringement.
Gyorgy Palfi's "T Project" and Marco Puccioni's "Like the Wind" figure among projects to be pitched at the European Producers Club's next Co-Production Forum.
Total Spanish box office in the first half of the year rose 10% to Euros320 million ($415 million) compared with the same time last year, according to Rentrak estimates.
Spanish producer-distrib Vertice 360 will merge with Lavinia, a production and post-production company with offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Brussels.