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."
Berlinale buyers searching for the next "Pan's Labyrinth," following the success of the Guillermo del Toro pic, gave an unexpected leg up to Spanish pic sales.
Brazil's Gullane Filmes, producers of Berlin competition player "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation," has teamed with Hong Kong/Beijing's Xstream Pictures to produce suspenser-actioner "Plastic…
Production shingle Malon 2005 has boarded Chilean novelist's Alberto Fuguet's "Perdido," one of the standouts in the Berlinale's Works in Progress From Latin America showcase.
Spanish distribution house Sogepaq has taken international rights to Jaime Marques' "Ladrones" (Thieves). Young love tale pairs Spain's best-known young thesps -- Juan Jose Ballesta and Maria…
Spanish pubcaster RTVE has created a cash prize at Mexico's Guadalajara Intl. Film Festival, one of the most important in Latin America. The Television Espanola Prize offers €150,000-€250,000 as a…
Jose Luis Massa has replaced Jorge Rodriguez as prexy/CEO of Buenos Aires' Indiecito Studios, the largest animation studios in Latin America.
Cuba's most prominent director Fernando Perez has signed on to helm a film about Cuban poet and freedom fighter Jose Marti.
Antonio Banderas' Spain-based production shingle, Green Moon Producciones, is teaming with Maestranza Films to produce films featuring new directors and talent drawn from his native Andalusia.