The public may remember the 52nd San Sebastian Film Fest as the year Woody Allen returned to his old form with "Melinda and Melinda."
It's not a new dawn, but the deals announced last week by Spain's dominant pay TV operator Sogecable with the country's main artpic distribbers are a chink of light for the cash-strapped sector.
Just one day before Tod Williams' "The Door In the Floor" closes the 52nd San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival on Saturday, the official competition looked wide open.
Vet film distribution exec Adolfo Blanco has teamed with former TV exec Jose Maria Irisarri and construction empresario Marcos Fernandez to launch a new arthouse distribution shingle, Notro Films.
Spanish sales consortium Latido has closed all rights deals on two pics - Joaquin Oristrell's ironic period comedy "Inconscientes" ("Unconscious") and Chilean Andres Wood's coming-of-age drama…
The European Film Academy has announced a list of 42 films to contend for the 17th European Film Awards on Dec. 11 in Barcelona.
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.
You can hear the audience gasp when in Alejandro Amenabar's "The Sea Inside" Ramon, paralyzed from the neck down, suddenly sits up and gets out of bed. He launches himself through his bedroom window…
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…
Bookended by Woody Allen's world preeming "Melinda and Melinda" and the international bow of Tod Williams' "The Door in the Floor," and bulwarked by potent lines of new directors and Spanish-lingo…