A Spanish Armada has landed on the Croisette. Spain's Cannes presence is the biggest in a decade: "Volver" by Pedro Almodovar and "Pan's Labyrinth," a Spanish production from Guillermo del Toro, in…
RODRIGO CORTESDIRECTORMadrid’s Luna Cinemas, January. Cortes shoots a conversation between two midrow spectators for his upcoming feature debut, “The Contestant.” A traditional shot/countershot? No…
Cannes opening night on Wednesday offered an enthralling thriller laced by controversy that raised big questions: the European Champions League soccer final between Barcelona and Arsenal.
Madrid's Media Business School is launching the Mediterranean Film Business School to provide training in film co-production, financing, legal aspects, marketing and distribution.
China, human rights and films for mobile phones will come under the spotlight at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21 to Oct. 5. Over the last few years, the Rio fest has run…
There's more to Cannes (the fest) than Cannes (the place). Madrid, for example, has already started its own Cannes: Its central FNAC department store emblazoned its facades with huge black-and-white…
New Madrid-based film production and financing company Galba has boarded $10 million flamenco romancer "Caminando," one of the first films on its slate.
Guillermo del Toro, whose "Pan's Labyrinth" plays in competition May 27, is teaming with fellow Mexican helmer Alfonso Cuaron on an English-lingo adaptation of Roald Dahl's 1973 book "The Witches"…
Brazilian sales agent Daniela Ribeiro's new Rio de Janeiro-based sales shingle Iaia Filmes will debut at the Cannes market. A former sales exec at Brazilian film export company Grupo Novo, Ribeiro's…
Wild Bunch has picked up international rights to Israel Adrian Caetano's Cannes competition player "Cronica de una fuga" (Chronicle of an Escape), which is produced by Oscar Kramer and Hugo Sigman at…
Germany's Beta Cinema has taken international rights to Spanish Un Certain Regard player "Salvador."