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…
Hot Spanish titles at Cannes. (Description, followed by sales agent)
Spanish presence at Cannes in 2006 is the highest, tying 2003, in a decade. But that must be taken with a caveat.
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…
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…
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.
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…