Europe's biggest entertainment group, Vivendi, is riding out the economic storm, and remains on course to hit its financial targets.
In its latest push into Europe, Brazil's Gullane Films is re-teaming with helmer Hector Babenco on "A Brasileira" (The Brazilian), a drama based on true events that took place in 1990s Spain.
French thriller "La Traque" (The Hunt), about the pursuit of former Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie, topped the 6th ZoomIgualada European TV Movies Festival, which wrapped Sunday.
Joining a growing posse of overseas oaters, Argentina's Boya Films and Spain's KV Entertainment will produce "Aballay," a "gaucho Western" set on the Argentine Pampa in the early 1800s.
Rinko Kikuchi and Sergi Lopez will star in Isabel Coixet's "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo," the Spanish director's follow-up to Penelope Cruz starrer "Elegy."
Spain, Europe's worst-performing large film market, has discovered a new Golden Goose: 3-D movies.
Yasmina Reza, France's best-known dramatist, will make her film helming debut on "Introducing Fernand," toplining Carmen Maura, Bouli Lanners and Emmanuelle Seigner.
In a boardroom coup, Eugenio Galdon has been forced to step down as chairman of ONO, Spain's biggest cable operator.
John Boorman is attached to direct the $25 million, CG-animated pic "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."
U.S. indie pics and Argentine arthouse titles feature prominently in the lineup of the Gijon Film Festival, which unspools Nov. 20-29.
Franka Potente ("Run Lola Run," "The Bourne Supremacy") will topline lost-at-sea tragedy, "Wave," helmed by Maria Ripoll ("Tortilla Soup").