Spain's Science and Technology Minister Josep Pique said Tuesday that he expected pay TV operators Sogecable and Telefonica to go ahead with the merger of their digital TV platforms.
Douglas Wilson and brothers Ignacio and Gonzalo Salazar-Simpson have founded the Madrid-based film production company, LaZona Films.
"Los Novios bulgaros," by Spanish director Eloy de la Iglesia, has been selected for the arthouse Panorama section at this year's Berlin. Intl. Film Festival.
Few Spanish news hounds have swum so doggedly -- and to such great effect -- through the sewers of Spain's state and society as El Mundo TV general manager Melchor Miralles.
It's been a tough year for the biz in Spain, and 2003 looks even tougher. In May, Sogecable and telco Telefonica announced they were considering a merger of their pay TV operations.
He might not be at the National Assn. of Television Program Executives meet in New Orleans, but his name is likely to be on a lot of lips there.
U.K. cinema admissions rose 13% to 175.9 million in 2002, with B.O. up 17% to £755 million ($1.21 billion).
New pan-Euro film financing, production and distribution company Entera has tapped Margaret Nicoll, former general manager of Spanish distribber Sogepaq, as international production director.
Something extraordinary happened in Spain last week: An American show nearly topped primetime TV ratings.
Underscoring a mini-boom of Argentine films in Spain, Horacio Urban's Madrid-based sales company Urban Films has sold a trio of Argentine pics to Spain.