Madrid-based sales agent Kevin Williams has inked a first-look deal on overseas sales rights to films from Spanish production house Mundo Ficcion.
Spain's Latido Films has licensed "14 Kilometers," Gerardo Olivares' African emigrant drama, to Mima Fleurent's Colifilms Distribution for France.
France's Lagardere Group, one of Europe's deepest-pocketed TV congloms, is moving into Russia.
It's no coincidence that when Endemol, makers of "Big Brother," displayed its latest format at last week's Mipcom mart, it turned out to be a good old gameshow, "20Q."
Koch Lorber Films has taken U.S. distribution rights to Cannes Critics' Week standout, "Rumba," sold by MK2 Intl. Koch Lorber plans a national theatrical rollout first half 2009.
Attendance at this week's 24th Mipcom TV mart hit an all-time high of 13,545 participants.
Brazil's TV Globo, Latin America's biggest broadcaster, is producing the $80 million "Caminho das Indias," one of the most expensive telenovelas ever made.
Italo pubcaster RAI has bought hit Canadian TV series "Heartland," a drama about a family coping with its debt-laden ranch, that aired on commercial web CTV.
In a boost for the Gallic TV industry, France Telecom Orange plans to produce TV series for its upcoming five-channel premium pay TV service, Orange Cinema Service.
In its major Mipcom presentation on Tuesday evening, Endemol unveiled new global format "20Q" -- and sold its first 65 segs straight-off-the-bat to Spanish terrestrial broadcaster Antena 3.
Mexico's Televisa Group, the Spanish-speaking world's largest media company, continued its dramatic international expansion by announcing a production joint venture with Imagina, Spain's most…