International players continued wheeling and dealing right up to the last moment at the Cannes Film Festival, which wrapped Saturday.
Spain's dream screen team of Almodovar, Banderas and Cruz is one step closer to reality.
Of all international territories at the 2002 Cannes Intl. Film Festival, Spain won the prize for the sharpest distrib market downturn.
Paris-based sales company Roissy Films has picked up international sales rights on Adrian Caetano's Directors Fortnight pic "The Red Bear" (Un oso rojo).
Underscoring the recovery of the Far East in general and Korea in particular, leading Spanish distribution and sales company Sogepaq has rolled out a bevy of pics in the region.
Spanish-Italian distribber DeAPlaneta has acquired all Spanish rights to Oxide Pang and Danny Pang's horror pic "The Eye" in part of a major acquisitions push into Asian fantasy pics.
Spanish TV production and facilities group MediaPro has taken a 60% stake in Barcelona-based production and commercials house Ovideo TV.
Brazil's Grupo Novo de Cinema e TV has licensed Roberto ("Beto") Brandt's "The Trespasser" to the U.K.'s Gala Films.
When the going gets tough, the tough get together. That, at least, is the case of "Song for a Raggy Boy," a multi-multi-lateral co-production closed Monday at Cannes.
Film and TV exec and politician Pedro Antonio Martin Marin looks set to replace Luis Abril at the helm of Admira, Spain's biggest film and TV company
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