Confirming its status as a breakout title at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, Carlos Sorin's "Bombon -- El Perro" from Argentina has struck licensing deals with distributors in major territories.
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Woody Allen and Oliver Stone dominated the first weekend of the 52nd San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, which has gotten off to its strongest start in years.
Completion finance meets -- think Rotterdam's trailblazing CineMart -- usually have producers seeking coin to begin a film.
One figure dominated Friday's opening day at the 52nd San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival: Woody Allen.