Mariano Barroso's Cuban-set thriller "Hormigas en la boca" (Ants in the Mouth) will open the eighth Malaga Spanish Film Festival, Spain's biggest film event dedicated to its national cinema.
"It warms the cockles of my heart!" exclaims cinema booker Roberto Bayon, commenting on two foreign-lingo art films -- "The Downfall" and "The Chorus" -- making Spain's top 10 over March 4-6.
Spanish toon pic producer Dygra Films is ramping up production with three 3-D animated features, "The Spirit of the Forest," "Holy Night!" and "The Golden Ass."
The Malaga Spanish Film Festival, the country's biggest fest, is launching a TV Market and minimart ArtTV, the latter focusing on alternate tech content such as video art, Web sites and vidgames.
Emerging as an increasingly important cable TV player in Spain, ONO posted net full-year losses of E87.6 million ($115.5 million), 28% lower than 2003, off revenues of $661.7 million, 40% up on 2003.
Spain boasts one of Europe's most competitive TV markets. With no ad caps or license fees, four general entertainment webs -- Telecinco, Antena 3, pubcaster RTVE's flagship channel TVE and the FORTA…
Short on marquee names, the Spanish cinema needs sleeper hits. It now has one: action-thriller "El Lobo," a true-life tale charting how small-time felon Mikel Lejarza, code-name "Lobo," infiltrated…
Bespectacled, laconic, Spain's industry minister Jose Montilla isn't an obvious Santa Claus. But on Dec. 31 he announced a sackful of goodies to mark the country's first serious thrust to kick-start…
Barcelona-based prodco Rodar y Rodar has launched a talent label, Esta Vivo!, aiming to make six movies over 16 months. Five are young directors' debuts; all employ largely first-time crews. Esta…
Sitges normally seems a picture-postcard seaside resort: Boats bob in the port. A blowzy Tramontana wind blows in from the east. Tourists dawdle in shops. A local train clanks off to Barcelona.