John Hopewell

Private enterprise


What do "Beyond the Sea," "The Pianist," "Dogville," "Amelie," "The Libertine" and "The Sea Within" have in common? They've all drawn coin from regional -- or at least noncentral -- European film…

Pure TV players profit


Squeezed by regulation, mauled by multichannel competition, lambasted for trash TV, who would want to be a broadcaster these days in Europe? Well, Spain's free-to-air terrestrial webs, Telecinco and…

State of the arts


In 2003, Pedro Perez, prexy of producers association Fapae, began giving members of Spain's establishment a crash course in the strategic importance of film and TV, which they hadn't always…

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