Spanish premium paybox Canal Plus Spain has taken exclusive rights to a package of series and telepics from HBO, led by the jewel in HBO's 2010 programming crown, WWII epic "The Pacific."
Guillermo del Toro just can't seem to turn down a project -- particularly one in the line of smart, sophisticated chillers that has put Spain at the forefront of the contempo scarefare genre.
Lionsgate has taken all North American rights to Mexican meller "Arrancame la vida" (Tear This Heart Out).
Content from Gallic broadcaster TF1's online video-on-demand service TF1 Vision will be carried on telco giant Orange's 24/24 VOD platform in France.
Galician helmer Fernando Cortizo will shoot Spain's first digital 3-D stop-motion pic, "O Apostolo."
Yasushi Akimoto, the creator of Japanese girl group and pop phenomenon AKB48, will explain the reality show business model at a conference Oct. 6 during the 25th Mipcom trade fair.
Global admissions outside France for Gallic pics are currently tracking ahead of 2008's record year, according to pic promo org Unifrance.
The latest films from two young left-of-field Spanish helmers -- Isaki Lacuesta's "The Damned" and Javier Rebollo's "La mujer sin piano" -- will compete for San Sebastian's top Golden Shell.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.9M Cumulative:$152.4M Fox -23.45%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$39.3M Universal Pictures -27.93%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$23.8M Disney -8.99%