Sara Silveira's Sao Paulo, Brazil-based Dezenove Som e Imagens, the company behind "Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures," will produce "Hard Labor," a social suspenser that sometimes comes close to a…
French broadcaster TF1 and Gallic film producer-distributor UGC have officially inked to partner in international sales and Gallic distribution as well as co-produce movies.
Argentina's Rizoma Films, producer of "It's Not You, It's Me" and Berlin grand jury prize winner "Gigante," is producing "Leones," the first pic at a new low-budget label.
The European Commission signed off Thursday on France's tax rebates for foreign shoots -- meaning the rebates will likely be available in the fall.
Pan-European TV shingle Banijay Entertainment has bought a 50% stake in Germany's Brainpool TV. Price was not disclosed.
Digital 3-D system company Xpand has teamed with Barcelona-based firm Vercine to launch a new film distribution operation in Spain from September.
Spanish director Fernando Trueba, who won the foreign-language Oscar in 1994 for "Belle Epoque," is set to helm French-language pic "L'Artiste et son modele."
Actress Maribel Verdu has won the National Cinema Prize awarded by the ICAA Spanish Film Institute, which comes with a E30,000 ($42,000) cash prize.
Mario Iglesias ("Drink Up!," "Catalina"), one of the most-admired of young Galician auteurs, has pulled down completion finance from pubcaster Television de Galicia for his latest feature, "Relatos."
The Spanish government has announced a draft General Audiovisual Law that slashes broadcasters' obligations to invest in local movies.
On July 20, French President Nicolas Sarkozy faces one of the toughest tests of his career -- reintroducing an antipiracy law to the country's National Assembly.