The 8th Las Palmas Intl. Film Festival will open March 16 with Robert Altman's swansong "A Prairie Home Companion," and close with Mira Nair's "The Namesake," both playing out-of-competition.
The European TV industry's very own soap opera -- the sale of Endemol by Spanish telco giant Telefonica -- is moving into its final episode.
A bevy of eagerly awaited first films — "Bajo las estrellas," "Thieves," "The Contestant" and "Yo" — feature among competish titles at this year's Malaga Spanish Film Festival, Spain's biggest…
Skeins "Spiral" and "Suspects," and global warming docu "Pole Airship" were standouts at this year's Iberian Showcase, put together by French export org TV France Intl. Event wrapped Friday in Madrid.
Echoing its success in the U.K., NBC-Universal's "Heroes" has clocked up the best bow ever for Spain's eight month old Sci Fi Channel and the best debut of the season for regional channel Telemadrid.
Javier Bardem has joined Penelope Cruz in the cast of Woody Allen's upcoming, untitled summer shoot in Barcelona.
Spain has its first dedicated gay-lesbian film distribution house: Pride Films, based out of Salvador Dali's birthplace of Figueres in Catalonia.
On Pictures, a Spanish distrib owned by powerful publishing conglom the Zeta Group, has entered into film production.
Moolah for U.S. movies in Spain was the second best ever in 2006, with total B.O grosses for Yank pics coming in at Euros 453 million ($595 million), 18.6% up on 2005.Majors grab mucho dinero in Spain
Argentina's film institute, INCAA, will host "Argentine Cinema For the World," a first Italian-Argentine producers meeting, to be held in Buenos Aires March 5-7.
Madrid-based Iroko has lined up a three-pic slate for 2007: "Spleen," "Tuya" and "Onda Tropical FM."