HBO has taken 100% ownership of HBO Central Europe, buying out subsids of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Disney.
Days after Rodrigo Cortes' "Buried" sold North America to Lionsgate at Sundance for $3 million- $4 million, the market continues a feeding frenzy for thrillers from new talent in Spain.
The European Union has approved game-changing film subsidies for Spain that reward more commercially ambitious movies.
London-based HandMade Films International has sold a 44-title film package to Enrique Cerezo's Video Mercury Films in Madrid.
Ad-free since Jan. 1, Spanish pubcaster TVE has gone on a ratings rampage.
Three "c"s colored biz at the 12th Unifrance Rendez-Vous in Paris: cost-cutting, caution and co-production.
Former Vivendi toppers Jean-Marie Messier and Edgar Bronfman Jr. will go on trial June 2 in Paris.
Serbian helmer-thesp Emir Kusturica will topline Olivier Horlait's coming-of-ager "Nicostratos the Pelican."
In a pioneering digital move, French export board Unifrance is planning a Gallic pic webfest.
Stephane Courbit's ever-growing TV powerhouse Banijay Ent. has bought U.K. indie production company Zig Zag Productions.
MADRID Imagine Hollywood losing two-thirds of its studios. That might in large part just have happened in Spain.