Spain has loosened TV ownership restrictions, overturning surprise late-2002 legislation that banned shareholders in nationwide television operators from owning stakes in local and regional nets.
Two of this year's most acclaimed directorial debuts from Europe -- German Michael Shorr's "Schultze Gets the Blues" and Russian Andrei Zvyagintsev's Venice Golden Lion winner "The Return" -- shared…
Fortissimo Film SalesIt's the Asian connection that makes Fortissimo Film Sales so unique. With offices in Amsterdam and Hong Kong, this international sales outfit, which has been riding high on a…
Despite a drop in buyers present -- down 25% from 2002 to 60 acquisition execs -- the fifth Lanzarote Spanish Film Screenings saw a steady flow of deals, pickups and announcements, due in part to…
After four years of uber-reality shows led by "Big Brother" and "Operacion Triunfo," drama once more rules primetime in Spain.
- Madrid-based indie sales house Kevin Williams Associates has taken international sales rights to Patxi Barco's "El final de la noche" (The End of the Night) and Edgardo Cozarinsky's "Dans le rouge…
Miramax Films has licensed Spanish theatrical and video/DVD rights to Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill Vol. 1" and "Vol. 2" to indie distribber Manga Films.
Sogecable distribution house Sogepaq has clinched a chunk of Western Europe on San Sebastian competish player "Te doy mis ojos" (Take My Eyes).
Spanish animated feature "The Living Forest" won the top Desert Rose prize at the first Sahara Intl. Film Festival. .
Spanish pay TV operator Sogecable has pacted with Astra and Hispasat for both to continue transmitting Sogecable's new Digital Plus pay TV platform.