Marking a return to his Brazilian roots, Walter Salles will direct the Portuguese-language film "Linha do pase," set in Brazil's soccer world.
In Cannes for a six-day tribute to Brazilian cinema, the country's culture minister, musician Gilberto Gil, is part of a roadshow promoting Brazilian arts.
A network of producers has launched a film financial services company, the Sandpit media agency. Based out of Rome, with Paolo Palomba as its president, Sandpit will offer a swath of film financing…
MCL MediaCom & Licensing has closed video/DVD rights for German-speaking territories to Celestial Pictures' Shaw Bros. film library, plus two one-hour episodes of doc "Cinema Hong Kong," about the…
U.K. film financier Future Films and Studio Hamburg Intl. Production are launching a $123 million German tax fund aimed at the production of European, English-lingo theatrical features budgeted up to…
Spanish production company Arcadia is readying two more English-lingo pics to follow Eugenio Mira's "The Birthday," which has a promo reel screening at Cannes.
Berlin-based Greenlight Media, producer with BBC Worldwide of theatrical documentary "Deep Blue," is moving into production on two theatrical docs: the $6 million "Siberia: Discover the Unknown" and…
Throw away the old film festival rule book. The Paris-based Intl. Federation of Film Producers Assn. (FIAPF) which regulates film festivals worldwide is prepping a revolution in the rules that govern…
Fresh off "Hellboy," Guillermo del Toro's next film will be "The Pan's Labyrinth," a thriller set in 1942 Spain to be produced by Jorge Vergara and Alfonso Cuaron's Anhelo Prods.
Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland and Cliff Curtis will topline Vincent Ward's epic period drama "River Queen," which is being sold by the Works.
Until recently the most popular Spanish pics on local TV were trips down a very long memory lane. In 2002, the highest-rated local pic on TV was 1974's "El calzonazos," starring the late comic ham…