Manuel Perez Estremera, one of Spain's most experienced film executives, has been tapped director general of Spain's Instituto de las Ciencas y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA), the main state film…
Spanish theme park Terra Mitica, which has an operational agreement with Viacom subsid Paramount Parks, has filed for a suspension of payments, a looser version of the U.S.' Chapter 11 that protects…
Prolific director Oxide Pang ("The Eye") has another film in the works -- beyond the Cannes-announced $5 million "Re-Cycle," which Pang is prepping with brother Danny, and solo effort "Ab-Normal…
The Chinese are coming ... slowly. While the world's film industry wised up Thursday to an apparent ban on the launch of Hollywood films in China for seven weeks this summer, a Chinese delegation was…
First Alexander, now Genghis Khan. Sergei Bodrov ("Prisoner of the Mountains") is prepping the $10 million "Mongol" for emerging film force Kazakh Film.
Eagle Pictures has taken all rights to Italy on Thomas Vinterberg's English-lingo "Dear Wendy."
Edward Noeltner's new sales and financing company, Cinema Management Group, has concluded more deals on its widely selling, 3-D family film "Hoodwinked: The True Story of Red Riding Hood."
Spanish sales company Latido has closed a bevy of deals on Chilean Andres Wood's Directors Fortnight closer, "Machuca."
Cineclick Asia and Japan's Happinet have sealed a co-financing deal on Kim Ki-duk's "3-Iron," which will go into production in June. Under the terms of the deal, Happinet will put up 50% of the…
Spain's Gijon Intl. Film Festival will feature tributes to Brits Peter Watkins ("The War Game") and Simon Pummell ("Bodysong') and Malaysia's Tsai Ming-Liang ("The River") at the 42nd edition, which…