Spanish mini-major Filmax Ent., co-producer of Tom Tykwer's "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" and the driving force behind Brad Anderson's pics "The Machinist" and "Transsiberian," has launched a…
The Spanish film biz, which is staring into the abyss as local finance dries up and audiences shun its films, is nervously analyzing the first frame's box office figures for Manuel Gomez Pereira's…
Julian Schnabel has tapped Palestinian thesp Hiam Abbas will star in "Miral," a film about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Julian Schnabel has tapped Palestinian thesp Hiam Abbas, who recently gained critical kudos for her perfs in Eran Riklis' "The Lemon Tree" and Tom McCarthy's "The Visitor," to star in "Miral," a film…
Javier Fesser's "Camino," swept film and director, original screenplay and actress (Carmen Elias) kudos Sunday night at the 23rd Goya Awards -- Spain's equivalent of the Oscars.
France finally has a new line of hit dramas -- period procedurals. "Petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie" (A Family Murder Party), Christie retreads set in 1920s France, and miniseries "Nicolas le…
In Latin America, "The industry's feeling the impact of the crisis in every segment, although in differing degrees," says Steve Solot, prexy of the Latin America Training Center.
Jean-Marie Messier left his lofty post at Vivendi Universal, in 2002. But he never seems to leave the limelight. In probably the last twist to his notorious Viv U tenure, Messier was cleared last…
Bucking widespread slate and budget downsizing on Spanish films, Luis de Val Jr.'s Media Films is upping the ante on production, announcing four films for 2009-10.
TV movies and miniseries -- often based on real events -- are rocking the ratings in Spain, encouraging local producers to find foreign TV movie and series formats for redos.