Brit thesp Martin Freeman ("Sherlock") will co-star in "Animals," the feature debut of Catalan director Marcal Fores.
Brazilian media giant TV Globo has raised its bar in China, inking its first sales deals with pubcaster China Central TV Network, the massive market's main broadcast player.
SPE Networks-Asia has inked with CBS Studios Intl. to preem Asia-wide CBS' newly produced scripted dramas on SPE Networks-Asia channels, including AXN.
Disney has redrawn its map of Spain, inking an exclusive, free-to-air first-run movie deal with Antena 3, one of Spain's biggest commercial TV networks.
Starz miniseries "Pillars of the Earth" has elevated Spanish terrestrial broadcaster Cuatro a little closer to ratings heaven.
Fantasy fest Sitges, flooded by submissions, has split its main section into two: Sitges 43 and Panorama, which are both competitive.
Alta Films has boarded comedy "Para que sirve un oso?" (What's a Bear For?), the sophomore feature from Tom Fernandez.
The European Commission has nixed a telecom tax introduced in both France and Spain to substitute spot ad revs at pubcasters France Televisions and RTVE.