One of Spain's best known regional film execs, Ignacio Varela, has been tapped as the president of EAVF, the Valencia Film and TV Assns. Federation, the producers org. in Spain's Valencia region.
The beautiful game has just turned ugly for dominant Gallic broadcaster TF1.
Warner Bros. Television has pulled down a French tax rebate for international shoots to film two segs of "Gossip Girl" in Paris this summer.
Two auteur genre pics -- Guillem Morales' "Julia's Eyes" and Oskar Santos' "For the Good of Others" -- proved standouts at the 5th Madrid de Cine-Spanish Film Screenings, which wrapped Tuesday.
For the second year running, in 2009 Spanish movies grossed more outside Spain than in their domestic market, according to a study.
"Caminos" opened Paris' burgeoning Diferente 3! Spanish Film Festival Monday.
Big-budget studio fare and animated auteur titles got equal attention at France's Annecy Animation Festival, with animators from around the world gathering to discuss the future of toondom.
Madrid-based 6 Sales is rolling out sales on "La Tropa de trapo" (The Happets), one of Spain's first stereoscopic 3D toon pics.
In a weighty sales deal, Barcelona's DeAPlaneta has sold all German-speaking Europe on Guillem Morales' "Julia's Eyes," to StudioCanal's German distrib op Kinowelt.
Mediapro, one of Spain's biggest media groups, is seeking bankruptcy protection from creditors for its contents company Mediaproduccion.
Consolidating yet further its reputation as Spain's prime port of call for genre pictures, Barcelona-based Filmax Intl. continues to carve out partnerships with premier young Spanish production…
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